StokerCon and the art (and Art) of darkness

The shadowy ballroom, books swathed in silk, mirrors and masks, and a group who came eager to explore the darkness: together with that audience, I created “The Art of Darkness,” at StokerCon 2019, and it was amazing.

The convention was held in Grand Rapids MI, a hybrid city by the river, where a badass line-up of guests , a slew of panels and readings (so many! and many I had to miss due to my own commitments), another nighttime performance by Josh Malerman and friends, a film competition, an academic conference, and engaged and well-read attendees made the four-day weekend flow by. Take pictures! I told myself, but didn’t, because I was too busy having fun.

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Photo courtesy Ellen Datlow.

Photo courtesy Ellen Datlow.