This year’s ICFA was a delight to attend, and on many counts! As always, I met many interesting scholars, writers, editors, and good folks of various fields, as well as connecting with old friends and laying devious plans. My academic paper was well received, the panel involved a productive and wide-ranging take on Weird Tales and weird fiction, and my reading seemed to go over well.
I’m not going to say much more about the conference here, as I’m writing up the event for another publication (more about that down the road). James McGlothin captured his experience nicely, if you want to take a look, over at Black Gate. Here are a few pictures…
And finally, I got an awfully nice response from no less than Michael Arnzen on the story I read. I don’t think the conference could have had a better end:
John: really enjoyed your creepy, depressing story reading at the very last conference session at #ICFA39 … a perfect way to end the con for those of us in the horror squad. Safe travels and keep writing the weirdness! https://t.co/cKGAis9zW9
— Michael Arnzen (@MikeArnzen) March 18, 2018