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2017 Panels

Ask the Embalmer

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Writer, film critic and publisher Thom Carnell used to be an embalmer in another life, and he’s here to tell you all about it.

Best Horror of 2016

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Let’s talk about all the great movies that came out last year!

Best Horror Sex Scenes

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Sex and horror have been hand and hand throughout history, from ancient legends to “It Follows.” Why is sex so scary? Why is horror so sexy? Who cares? Let’s talk about our favorite genre sex scenes. Grossest, weirdest, creepiest, hottest, most romantic, most wtf… let’s go!

Black Representation in Horror

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From the early years of voodoo movies to the modern interpretation of “zombies,” from Scream Blacula Screamto Candyman to Beloved, the influence of black lives, cultures, sexuality, expressions, politics and humor is found throughout the genre. From the early years of voodoo movies to the modern interpretation of “zombies,” from Scream Blacula Screamto Candyman to Beloved, the influence of black lives, cultures, sexuality, expressions, politics and humor is found throughout the genre.From the early years of voodoo movies to the modern interpretation of “zombies,” from Scream Blacula Screamto Candyman to Beloved, the influence of black lives, cultures, sexuality, expressions, politics and humor is found throughout the genre.

Bonnie Aarons Interview

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An interview with the “Demon Nun” from The Conjuring 2!

Dawn of the Dead Panel David Emge, Scott Reiniger, and Gaylen Ross

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Featuring three of the stars of Dawn of the Dead, “Stephen”, “Roger,” and “Francine”!

Doug Bradley Interview

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An interview with the man behind Hellraiser’s “Pinhead,” actor and writer Doug Bradley!

Dr. Virginia Presents

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Join Dr. Virginia Morris for a tour-de-force of medical horrors. This is a visual presentation. Bring your barf bags.

Fabulous 80’s Panel Judie Aronson, Craig Muckler, Jill Schoelen, Suzanne Snyder

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Featuring the stars of Weird Science, Popcorn, Microwave Massacre, and many more hits of the 80’s and 90’s!

Gender and Transgender in Horror

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Horror frequently deals with issues of gender, but sometimes not particularly well. Transgender, genderqueer, and intersexed people are frequently portrayed as frightening or dangerous. Let’s ditch those dumb clichés and explore the possibilities.

George A Romero Interview

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An interview with the man who invented the modern zombie film, the King of the Zombies himself!

Horror Cosplay

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What is horror cosplay? Everything from dressing up for a zombie walk to going all-out on a full-scale monster suit. And let’s not forget putting together the perfect outfit for a dark masquerade or fetish ball. Let’s swap favorite looks, tips, and tricks.

How Far Can Too Far Go?

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A lot of us love extreme horror, but are there limits as to how far it should go? A Serbian Film caused a global freakout. Toe Tag Pictures has made some movies that could put you in therapy for years. But we keep seeking out more and more extremity. Should we rein in our genre in, or push harder than ever?

John Amplas Interview

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An interview with the star of George Romero’s vampire classic Martin and many other Romero and genre films!

John Shirley Interview

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An interview with the Godfather of Splatterpunk: writer, musician, and lyricist John Shirley!

Let’s Write a Creepypasta!

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Get together with a disreputable horror writer and come up with the most terrifying creepypasta ever! Or more likely, the silliest/grossest/dumbest  creepypasta ever. The results (whatever they are) will be posted on the Crypticon website!

Matt Shaw Interview

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An interview with Matt Shaw, author of some of the most extreme horror fiction out there!

Night off the Living Dead Panel Judith O’Dea and Russ Streiner

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Featuring the screen siblings who started it all, “Barbra” and “Johnny” from Night of the Living Dead!

Northwest Superstars of Podcasting

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Meet some of the Northwest’s best podcasters, hear their stories, and find out how you can start your own podcast!

Pacific Northwest Horror Enthusiasts and Friendship Society

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Let’s get together IRL and chat about our favorite subject!

Queer Horror

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We’re seeing more and more queer themes and characters in modern horror, with American Horror Story currently leading the charge. Will “Queer Horror” become a strong subgenre? Or will queer characters and themes just be mainstreamed into the horror genre? Which is the better outcome?

Return of the Living Dead/Friday the 13th Panel Thom Mathews and Miguel Nunez

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Featuring the stars who played “Freddy“ and “Spider” in Return of the Living Dead, as well as appearing in Friday the 13th movies!

Screenwriting 101

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You have this great idea for a movie, but how do you go about writing the screenplay? Ask the people who’ve done it! Learn from the best Northwest screenwriters around.

True Tales of Murder

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Are you fascinated with terrifying killers? Do you want to learn about some of the worst from some of the Pacific Northwest’s most twisted minds? Join us!

What's Your Horror Happy?

We are the fans, and what you love in the horror genre is important to us. Who do you want to meet? What would you like to see crawl from the screen into your hands? Tell us your suggestions for guests, exhibitors, and events, and we’ll do our best to make your nightmares come true!

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