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Friday, May 4 • 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Line? What Line? Taboos and Speculative Fiction

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Incest, rape, children as warriors, the wholesale slaughter of children... there are many distasteful acts which are performed in speculative fiction. Is there anything which is still off limits, or can anything be used as a plot device so long as it is necessary to the story? Splatterpunk and the resurgence of extreme horror will be discussed as well.

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Nicole Castle

Nicole e. Castle preferred to play by herself as a child, and out of her alone time, sprang a rich, vibrant imagination that loves all manner of monster. Her step-mother once said that Nicole would wake up screaming after seeing a scary movie, but it never stopped her from wanting... Read More →
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Michael Cieslak

Editor in Chief, Dragon's Roost Press
Michael Cieslak is a lifetime reader and writer of horror, mystery, and speculative fiction. A native of Detroit, he still lives within 500 yards of the city with his wife and their two dogs Tesla and Titus. The house is covered in Halloween decorations in October and dragons the... Read More →
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Ken MacGregor

I'm a speculative fiction (mostly horror) author with two story collections and an impending novel I co-wrote. | I've lived in Michigan most of my adult life, with a brief stint in St. Louis where I was a professional actor part-time. | You can talk to me about anything! I love books... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
EMC III

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