PCA/ACA in April

The Easter Bunny usually brings a good egg: the PCAACA conference. Virtual again this year for safety’s sake, many of the usual crowd are gathering to bring you great discussions about the popular culture you love. Here’s my schedule including the much-anticipated round table with pals: I’m still digesting Archive 81 and need to check…

MAPACA & Witches

MAPACA kicks off today and the rest of the week will be a blur obviously because of ISSS Surrealisms, too. Yes, I am grateful that my two presentations do not overlap (though both are Saturday, argh). I am grateful, too, that I know ISSS panels will be viewable for a couple weeks after the conference…

ISSS Surrealisms Conference

I’ll be giving a presentation at the ISSS SURREALISMS 2021 Worldwide Virtual Conference. It is open to the world! If you have an interest in surrealisms, you can attend from any where in the world for a modest fee. The fee also allows replay of the presentations for two weeks after the 11-14 November dates….

51%: Witches

No, I’m not claiming 51% of the population is witches — would that it were! — rather I am one of the folks interviewed on the timely edition of this venerable radio program 51%. Host Jesse King interviewed me along with Pam Grossman (readers of this blog will be well familiar with the host of…

Upcoming Events

Who’s super busy? Me. Yes, I am saying no to things — mostly so I can say YES to things I am enthusiastic about (yes, it’s still a struggle not to overburden my time). Some of them quite fun. I have two conference presentations coming up next month and another in December. I have a…

Listen Now: Surreal Noir 25 Aug 21

After a brief delay the August program has been archived: Surreal portraiture—Muse or artist? Can you fall in love with a picture? Can you fall in love with someone from a picture? What about sel-portrait? How do you conjure the image of yourself? How much do you reveal? How much do you hide? The image…

Chillers, Thrillers & Killers

I’m over at the Cultural Gutter, home of writing about disreputable art, where I sally forth to introduce the Chillers series, a French-UK co-production that manages to mangle a lot of Patricia Highsmith short stories. Check it here. If you missed my chat with Zoë Howe, the Rock-n-Roll Witch, you can listen to it on…

Magickal Women & the Rock-n-Roll Witch

Join the authors, organisers and friends for the launch of Making Magic Happen, a glorious volume that collects many of the presentations from the first Magickal Women Conference in London. I spoke about the magic of Leonora Carrington, of course! There’s so much more–plenty to interest everyone of any esoteric stripe. Join us! On Monday…

#PCAACA21 Virtual ‘Reality’ & Horror

Just about every year since…? 1995? 1996? I have headed off around Easter time to attend the Popular Culture Association National Conference — except last year it was cancelled and this year it was pushed back to June. Everything is off-kilter, eh? It’s a great conference: fun and informative, covering a wide range of topics…