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Friday, October 28 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Horror: Why We Love to Be Scared & Write Stories to Scare Others

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Do horror fans really get scared? If so, what do they like about it? What makes a good horror story? Is it atmosphere? Blood and gore? Suspense?

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Mario Acevedo

Mario Acevedo is the author of the Felix Gomez detective-vampire series. His latest novel is Rescue From Planet Pleasure, and he has contributed to Nightmares Unhinged and CyberWorld. Mario lives and writes in Denver.

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Amity Green

Amity Green is an award-winning author of dark urban fantasy novels and horror stories. Her debut novel, Scales, was published in 2013, and her short stories appear in numerous anthologies. The Witcher Chime, her first horror novel publication, was released on July 31, 2016. A Colorado native, Amity resides in Manitou Springs where she is currently working on book 2 of her Fate and Fire trilogy.
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Christopher Katava

Christopher Katava grew up near the northwest edge of Los Angeles. Living near a park with a magical small stream and an abundance of open space provided him a deep appreciation for nature. Christopher’s life path has shown him glimpses of a spiritual unity and respect for all life. He’s developed a special bond with the big cats and spends some of his free time giving educational tours at a wildlife park where he shares the risk of... Read More →
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Nicole Godfrey

Nicole Godfrey is a writer who, along with her furry children, calls beautiful Colorado home. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska. and has lived in Florida and Tennessee. Her writing started with poetry, leading to her first publication at the age of 12. She has two short stories published through Colorado Springs Fiction Writers Group; “A Page Lost” in An Uncommon Collection and “The Power of the Word” in Remnants and... Read More →
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Travis Heermann

Travis Heermann is a novelist, freelancer, award-winning screenwriter, editor, poet, and a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. His latest novel, co-authored with Jim Pinto, is the horror-western Death Wind. Other novels include The Ronin Trilogy, The Wild Boys, and Rogues of the Black Fury, plus short fiction published or forthcoming in Apex Magazine, Alembical, Fiction River, and others. His freelance work includes contributions to the... Read More →


Friday October 28, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Mesa Verde C Ground Floor