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The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018

  • Winchester Mystery House 525 South Winchester Boulevard San Jose, CA, 95128 United States (map)

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird 2018 will be at the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, CA, on Saturday March 24, 2018.

Guests/Program Participants include:
Rebecca J. Allred
Mark Bode
Greg Bossert
David Bowles
Daniel Braum
Heather Buckley
Sam Cowan (Dim Shores)
Rios de la Luz
John Foster
Craig Laurance Gidney
Cody Goodfellow
Orrin Grey
Michael Griffin
Marc Laidlaw
Izzy Lee
Ross Lockhart (Word Horde)
Paul Mavrides
Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Liv Rainey-Smith
Sumiko Saulson
Tiffany Scandal
Eric Schaller
John Claude Smith
Jacob Weisman (Tachyon )
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro

Hosts: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Following the model established last year in Atlanta, GA, this year’s symposium will feature more than eight hours of panels, readings and signings, with additional Friday night readings (included in membership) and other opportunities for continuing the conversation and socializing. Limited to 75 attendees. However, all programming will be featured on The Outer Dark weekly podcast which airs on This Is Horror, reaching thousands of listeners who are readers of Weird and speculative fiction. As with the podcast, our goal is to assemble a diverse slate of program participants to foster a groundbreaking and global discussion digging deep into The Weird. 

The all-inclusive membership for The Outer Dark Symposium is $125 (through January 31, 2018; $150 thereafter, if any memberships remain). Your ticket INCLUDES the Friday night readings (details to be announced soon) and a full day of programming (10 am- 10 pm) at the Winchester Mystery House, including meals (continental breakfast/coffee, sandwich box lunch, post-symposium signing reception and buffet dinner), as well as a tour of the Winchester Mystery House ($40 value). The reception and buffet dinner will have a cash bar. We have discussed vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options with the Winchester’s caterer, and we will be conducting a member survey about food preferences and dietary restrictions. The membership price is based solely and tightly on the cost of renting space and catering at Winchester Mystery House with no profit to either The Outer Dark or our host, This Is Horror. 

Memberships are available for purchase now at 

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