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“Scott Nicolay analyzes horror like no one else out there. Give his show a listen, I guarantee you won’t regret it.”
Max Booth III, 8 Great Podcasts for Writers, LitReactor.com

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.


TOD 011: Jeff VanderMeer: Some of the Creatures That We Met Along the Way…

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents Jeff VanderMeer reading from his new novel Borne and in conversation with Ann VanderMeer and Scott Nicolay at Point Reyes Books in Point Reyes Station, California. This episode of The Outer Dark was recorded live on Monday May 15, 2017. Find out more and listen here.


TOD 010 The Outer Dark Symposium, Part I: Readings by Selena Chambers, Kristi DeMeester, Anya Martin, & Michael Wehunt and The Weird Novel Panel

In this podcast The Outer Dark presents the first installment of The Outer Dark Symposium, including readings by Selena Chambers, Kristi DeMeester, Anya Martin, and Michael Wehunt, as well as the first panel on “The Weird Novel.” These segments were recorded live on Friday March 24 and Saturday March 25. The broadcast also includes an introductory interview with Selena Chambers. Find out more and listen here.


TOD A08 Chesya Burke: Strange Crimes and Dangerous Women

In this archival podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Chesya Burke, author of The Strange Crimes of Little Africa. It originally aired on August 17, 2015. This broadcast includes bonus new content featuring a follow-up interview with Chesya and Nicole Givens Kurtz reviews The Strange Crimes of Little Africa. Then Associate Producer Anya Martinjoins Scott for an all-new News from the Weird and an exclusive preview of The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird on March 25 in Atlanta, GA. Find out more and listen here.


The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird Comes to Atlanta on March 25!

The Outer Dark podcast has launched an Indiegogo campaign to purchase tickets and raise funds for its inaugural The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird March 25, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This immersive one-day event will feature 17 top writers of weird and speculative fiction participating in eight hours of panels, readings and signings. Admission is limited to 50 attendees, but all programming will be featured on The Outer Dark podcast which airs on This Is Horror.

The blockbuster list of guests includes Mike Allen (Unseaming), Daniel Braum (The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales), Selena Chambers (2016 World Fantasy Award nominee for ‘The Neurastheniac‘), Gerald L. Coleman (When Night Falls), Milton Davis (Dark Universe), Kristi DeMeester (‘Like Feather, Like Bone’, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, Vol. 1), Craig Laurance Gidney (Sea, Swallow Me and Other Stories), Edward Austin Hall (Mothership), Valjeanne Jeffers (Mona Livelong), Nicole Givens Kurtz (Silenced), Balogun Ojetade (Moses: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman), Eric Schaller (Meet Me in the Middle of the Air), Grafton Tanner (Babbling Corpse), Damien Angelica Walters (2016 Bram Stoker Award nominee, ‘Sing Me Your Scars‘), Michael Wehunt (Greener Pastures), as well as The Outer Dark host/executive producer Scott Nicolay (2015 World Fantasy Award for ‘Do You Like to Look at Monsters‘) and associate producer Anya Martin (‘Grass‘).

“As the weird spreads further into speculative and even mainstream fiction, film and TV, people kept asking me when we were going to do something more hands-on,” Nicolay says.

The Indiegogo platform was chosen because a key goal is to keep the symposium affordable ($25) for readers and writers, with everyone attending all programming and sharing breakfast and lunch together. The Outer Dark also will be providing an opportunity to continue the conversation at an evening party in a private home with a historic science fiction/weird horror book collection.

“We’ve crunched every figure and cut corners as far as we can, but to rent a great space for an entire day, fly in some out-of-town guests, provide food services, and print a collectible program chapbook still takes money,” Martin says. “In other words, to accomplish ALL this at this crazy price point, we ask humbly for your help.”

In the Indiegogo campaign backers can purchase a supporting membership or attending memberships at three different levels ($25/symposium only, $50/symposium & party, $100/symposium, party & authors brunch).

For those who can’t make it but want to hear the programming on The Outer Dark, the authors and sponsors have contributed some additional perks including The Outer Dark podcast official T-shirt featuring the show logo designed by ‘Nick the Hat’ Gucker, books and chapbooks by symposium guests and other writers in the contemporary weird (many signed & personalized), two memberships for the price of one to Monsterama (Atlanta’s only convention dedicated to classic monsters in art, film & print) and Lovecraft- and Poe-inspired custom tiki mugs finely crafted by Atlanta’s Horror in Clay.

The Outer Dark Symposium on the Greater Weird also would like to thank the following sponsors who have donated cash or in-kind products and services to help make this one-of-a-kind event possible: ATLRetro.com, Alistair Rennie, Broadleaf Writers Association, Coffee Shop of Horrors, Dim Shores, Dunhams Manor Press, Horror In Clay, Monsterama, Mythic Delirium, Pseudopod, The Revelator Magazine, Silver Scream FX Lab, Undertow Publications, and Word Horde.

The Outer Dark Symposium for the Greater Weird takes place Saturday March 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Decatur CoWorks, 708 Church St., Decatur, GA 30030.

Purchase memberships or perks in the Indiegogo campaign here. For more information about The Symposium on the Greater Weird, visit the Facebook event page here. Listen to The Outer Dark on This Is Horror here.


TOD 009 Alistair Rennie: Metaphysical Swordplay or The Ever Decreasing Circle of Bleak Expectations

In this podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Alistair Rennie, author of BleakWarrior. This broadcast also includes the return of co-host Justin Steele and Gabino Iglesias (LitReactorZero Saints) reviews The Twenty Days of Turin by Giorgio De Maria. Find out more and listen here.


TOD A06 Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Never Touch the Record

In this archival podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of Certain Dark Things and Signal to Noise. It originally aired on July 27, 2015. This broadcast also includes Bonus New Content featuring a follow-up interview with Silvia and Gabino Iglesias (LitReactor, Zero Saints) reviews Certain Dark Things. Find out more and listen here.


TOD A12 Niels Hobbs: Where the Weird Is Going, Where It Has Been

TOD A12 Neils Hobbs Where the Weird Is Going Where It Has BeenIn this archival podcast Scott Nicolay interviews Niels Hobbs, executive director of the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council and prime mover behind the biennial NecronomiCon Providence. It originally aired on September 22, 2015. This broadcast also includes bonus new content featuring a follow-up interview with Niels about NecronomiCon 2017. Find out more and listen here.


TOD 008: State of the Weird 2017, A Roundtable Discussion featuring Paul Jessup, Michael Matheson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Ann VanderMeer & Scott Nicolay

TOD_008_State of the Weird 2017In this podcast writer/editor Paul Jessup, Michael Matheson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Ann VanderMeer join Scott Nicolay for a roundtable discussion of the State of the Weird at the beginning of 2017. Then in a special bonus interview, Kristi DeMeester reveals exciting upcoming book news and more. Find out more and listen here.

ALSO we welcome our first show sponsor, Tanis Podcast (0:0:20 and 2:02:22). Thank you, Bob Pastorella!


TOD A24: The State of the Weird 2015, A Roundtable Discussion featuring Laird Barron, Justin Steele and Scott Nicolay

TOD_A24_ State of the Weird 2015 RoundtableIn this archival podcast Laird Barron and Justin Steele join Scott Nicolay for a roundtable discussion of the State of the Weird at the end of 2015. It originally aired on December 22, 2015. Find out more and listen here.


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