Shudder has announced that they will be presenting two horror panels at this year’s Comic-Con@Home featuring some of their hottest talent.
Shudder will present a Scary Good TV panel featuring showrunners from some of the most popular horror tv series currently available. The panelists will be discussing the current popularity of horror series and how they work to bring viewers back for every episode.
Panelists will include novelist Nick Antosca (showrunner for the series Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key, The Haunting of Hill House), Don Mancini (the Child’s Play franchise), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow, The Walking Dead) and Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2, Fear the Walking Dead).
The Scary Good TV panel will be moderated by Tananarive Due, an author and educator known for executive producing Shudder’s documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror.
Shudder will also bring us the Horror Is Queer Panel, with panelists discussing the history of LGBTQ content in horror films and series. The panel will be moderated by Jordan Crucchiola, a journalist for Vulture.
Horror Is Queer panelists will include writer/director Sam Wineman (Shudder’s upcoming documentary on LGBTQ horror history), Nay Bever (Attack of the Queerwolf), Don Mancini (Child’s Play franchise), Bryan Fuller (creator of Hannibal) and Lachlan Watson (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina).
Comic-Con was forced to cancel their annual convention in San Diego due to California’s restrictions on large gatherings during the COVID-19 crisis, and it was decided that an online version was the best option. In addition to panel discussions, there will be an online exhibit hall, with exhibitors offering promotions and limited edition products, a masquerade and gaming activities.
Unlike past Comic-Con events, there will be no charge to participate in the offered activities, and there is no limit to the number of people who can “attend.”
Comic-Con@Home will run from July 22 through July 26, and the dates and times for the Shudder panels will be announced later this week. For more information, visit the Comic-Con website.
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