CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED! A Panel Conversation on Updating Classic Horror (Virtual)

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October 20, 2022 • 7:00 pm


Stories of famous monsters in a new horror anthology featuring new works by panelists Linda D. Addison, Owl Goingback, Jonathan Maberry and Rena Mason. The hair-raising authors will be joined by Classic Monsters Unleashed editor James Aquilone and moderator Alex Dueben for a pre-Halloween treat of a virtual event! 

Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, the Headless Horseman, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera, the Wicked Witch of the West—they’re all here, in this collection of horror short stories that reimagine, subvert, and pay homage to our favorite monsters and creatures. Written by the biggest names in the genre! 

Copies of CLASSIC MONSTERS UNLEASHED are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so.   

FREE virtual event, although donations are gratefully accepted. REGISTER HERE.



Linda D. Addison, the author of five award-winning collections, including How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend, recipient of the HWA Lifetime Achievement Award and SFPA Grand Master of Fantastic Poetry. Her site: 

James Aquilone is the owner of Monstrous Books, writer of the Dead Jack Zombie Detective series, and editor of the anthologies Classic Monsters Unleashed, Shakespeare Unleashed, and the Kolchak: The Night Stalker 50th anniversary graphic novel. 

Owl Goingback has been writing professionally for over thirty years, and is the author of numerous novels, children’s book, screenplays, magazine articles, short stories, and comics. He is a two-time Bram Stoker Award Winner, a Nebula Award Nominee, and the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. His books include Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, The Gift, and Tribal Screams. In addition to writing under his own name, he has ghostwritten for Hollywood celebrities.   

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling author, 5-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, 3-time Scribe Award winner, Inkpot Award winner, and comic book writer. His vampire apocalypse book series, V-WARS, was a Netflix original series. He writes horror, science fiction, epic fantasy, thriller, and more. He is the president of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, and the editor of Weird Tales Magazine. 

Rena Mason is an award-winning author. Her co-written screenplay Rippers was a 2014 Stage 32 /The Blood List Presents®: The Search for New Blood Screenwriting Contest Quarter-Finalist. She enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with her family. She currently resides on a lakefront in the Great Lakes State of Michigan. 



Alex Dueben is a freelance writer specializing in comics and poetry, books and art. 


Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from CT Humanities; the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts; Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign; The Hartford; The Mark Twain Foundation; The National Endowment for the Humanities; and Travelers. 


October 20, 2022
7:00 pm
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