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Jun 30

The Haunted City: Modern Monsters and Urban Legends

June 30, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Listen to the tales of the land of England. Watch them come to live.

Agenda as listed below:

10am Scott Wood – Hidden Insult
“A rude, irreverent piece of revenge folklore”

10.30am Gail Nina Anderson -The Vampire Rabbit of Newcastle
It “squats menacingly, complete with lurid claws and fangs.

11-11.10 Break

11.10-11.40 Tina Rath – The Hackney Bear
A ” “giant great growling hairy thing”.

11.40-12.10 Antony Clayton – Subterranean London
The “capital’s ancient ‘secret’ passages and tunnels and sightings of ghosts underground.”

12.10-12.15 Break

12.15-1pm Justin Woodman – Pulp Fiction to Pop-Nihilism: H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu and the Making of a Modern Monstrous Myth. Phil Hine – Something Queer in the Cellar: Lovecraft and Urban Horror
“Cthulhu and Lovecraft’s expanded ‘Cthulhu mythos’ are considered to be an authentic esoteric reality by some”.

1pm-2pm Lunch

2-2.45pm Dr David Clarke – Tears for Fears: The Curse of the Crying Boy
A “series of hyperbolic stories reporting the existence of a jinx attached to this hideously tasteless, yet popular print.”

3pm – 3.45pm Mike Dash – Spring-heeled Jack
A “a demonic bogey who breathed fire at his victims, tore at their clothes with iron claws”.

4pm-5pm Andrea Kitta – Slender Man
A “monster that has stepped out from the digital world and out in to the physical.”

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Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square WC1R 4RL London United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom
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