Emma Osborne

Emma Osborne is a queer fiction writer and poet from Melbourne, Australia. Their writing has appeared in Uncanny Magazine, Nightmare Magazine, Shock Totem: Tales of the Macabre and Twisted, Apex Magazine, Queers Destroy Science Fiction, Pseudopod, the Review of Australian Fiction, the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror, GlitterShip, HOMETOWN HAUNTS, edited by Poppy Nwosu and WASTELANDS 3, edited by John Joseph Adams. Their horror novella THE BEAST YOU’VE MADE OF ME is forthcoming from Interstellar Flight Press.
Emma is a graduate of the 2016 Clarion West Writers Workshop (Team Arsenic forever!). They are an Aurealis Award and Australian Shadows award finalist.
Emma lives in Naarm Melbourne with their girlfriend and many cats. You can find them on Twitter at @redscribe.

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Fantasy and Science Fiction have always drawn elements from their sister genre Horror, from the zombie-like White Walkers of George R.R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE to the psychological horror in space of S.A. Barnes’s DEAD SILENCE. This panel would explore this dark mix of genres, including how to write it and providing great examples for everyone’s reading lists.

Nature is Terrifying: Writing Horror in and about the Outdoors

December 9, 2023 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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When we spend time outside, our senses tend to be on high alert. Drawing upon visceral memories (your own or someone else’s) can be absolutely fantastic fodder for horror stories. Writers who love or have have successfully used the outdoors as setting or premise for their sinister tales discuss the many horrors waiting for us right outside our flimsy doors.