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Stories from the Borderland #16: “The Bunyip” by Rosa Praed

A mysterious resident of Manitoba named John E. Wall coined the term “cryptid” in a 1983 letter to the newsletter of the now-defunct International Society of Cryptozoology. Credit for the coinage of “cryptozoology” goes to either Ivan T. Sanderson, Bernard T. Heuvelmans, or Lucien Blancou. Though the word’s exact origins are appropriately unclear, it definitely appeared in print by 1959. The first usage of “weird” in the literary sense now familiar to us belongs either to Sheridan LeFanu in the late nineteenth century or H.P. Lovecraft in the early twentieth. Cryptids and cryptozoology however, have been fixtures of Weird Fiction since long before popular culture cemented any of these terms in their current forms and denotations.1

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TOD 015 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part 4: Readings by Mike Allen, Damien Angelica Walters, and Eric Schaller; “The Dark Forward: The Weird and the Word as Resistance” Panel

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the fourth and final installment of The Outer Dark Symposium, including readings by Mike Allen, Damien Angelica Walters, and Eric Schaller, as well as the panel ‘The Dark Forward: The Weird and the Word as Resistance’, moderated by Balogun Ojetade and featuring Selena Chambers, Milton Davis, Scott Nicolay, and Grafton Tanner. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 25, 2017.

This broadcast is brought to you by The Outer Dark Symposium sponsors Pseudopod, Word Horde, and NecronomiCon Providence, with Arch-Director Niels Hobbs joining Scott for an exclusive new interview about this year’s con (August 17-20, 2017). Thank you to all the sponsors and Indiegogo supporters who helped make something Weird happen in Atlanta. Find out more and listen here.

TOD 014 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part 3: Readings by Craig Laurance Gidney, Grafton Tanner & Balogun Ojetade; “Not Another Bug Hunt: The Weird Monster as a Study of Singularity and in Différance” Panel

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the third installment of The Outer Dark Symposium, including readings by Craig Laurance Gidney, Grafton Tanner, and Balogun Ojetade, as well as the third panel ‘Not Another Bug Hunt: The Weird Monster as a Study of Singularity and in Différance’, moderated by Daniel Braum and features Orrin Grey, Edward Austin Hall, Anya Martin, and Eric Schaller. These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 25.

This broadcast is brought to you by our The Outer Dark Symposium Gold level sponsors Mythic Delirium Books and Broken Eye Books (0:01:00). Thank you to all the sponsors and Indiegogo supporters who helped make something Weird happen in Atlanta. Find out more and listen here.

TOD 013 David Bowles: These Dark Borderlands of Flowers, Poetry, & Blood

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews David Bowles, author of Chupacabra Vengeance. Also Gabino Iglesias (LitReactorZero Saints) reviews Bowles’ Chupacabra Vengeance and Black Mad Wheel by Josh Malerman. Find out more and listen here.

TOD 012 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part 2: Readings by Daniel Braum, Valjeanne Jeffers, John Foster & Edward Austin Hall & “Other Weird Tales: Unraveling Paradigms as the Protagonist Shifts Away from the Cis White Male” Panel

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the second installment of The Outer Dark Symposium, including readings by Daniel Braum, Valjeanne Jeffers, John Foster and Edward Austin Hall, as well as the second panel Other Weird Tales: Unraveling Paradigms as the Protagonist Shifts Away from the Cis White Male.” These segments were recorded live on Saturday March 25. Find out more and listen here.

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