Friday, February 8, 2013

Women in Horror Month.

When you think of February you may think of Cupid and hearts.  You may think of two of the greatest Presidents our country has known.  February is also Black History Month.

February is also Women in Horror Month.  I've been listening to some excellent podcasts, reading some excellent posts and getting exposed to some awesome women making their mark in the Horror industry.  Please check out the official press release.




WHY FEBRUARY IS THE MOST HORRIFIC TIME OF YEAR

Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2013 – The third annual Women in Horror Month is now upon us with dozens of ambassadors and events! WiHM is a part of the Viscera Organization, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, and aims to simultaneously support and celebrate underrepresented female artists in the horror genre across the globe while educating the public on the impediments that female artists face.
While the festivities culminate in February of each year, Women in Horror Month also spotlights the creative endeavors of female artists all year long in articles, social media, and its brand-new podcast. Guests on the first episode include filmmakers Jovana Dimitrijevic, Rebekah McKendry, Rebekah Herzberg, and Tonjia Atomic, Sandra Katsuri from ChiZine Publishing, musician Ghettosongbird, Fem Furry and Meredith Widnoon of The Whorer Podcast, as well as Chelsea and Ava of La Petite Morgue.
Women in Horror Month February 2013 events take place both online (podcasts, interviews, blog series and discussions) and at actual venues, and include giveaways, artist gatherings, film screenings, and more. Women in Horror Month donates all proceeds to charity and all events feature the “pink kiss” WiHM Seal of Approval, created to ensure that all events, media, and online material are official and philanthropic. The WiHM Seal was graciously donated by Rue Morgue Magazine.
The full roster of 2013 sponsors include: ChiZine Publications, NikytaGaia Photography, Hot Chick Physics, Sourpuss, Diabolique Magazine, Rue Morgue Magazine, Too Fast Apparel, The Dark Art of Mike Vanderhoof, Ghettosongbird, Matt Orsman, Irene Langhorn, and Fangoria Magazine.
For more information about Women in Horror Month, including a schedule of events and a list of Ambassadors, please visit:
www.womeninhorrormonth.com
The Women in Horror Month Podcast:
http://womeninhorrormonth.podomatic.com
For more information about the Viscera Organization, please visit:
www.viscerafilmfestival.com



1 comments:

Kate Midnight Book Girl said...

You know, I was thinking the other day of how many women can successfully compete against men in the publishing world. All the book signings I've been to this month featured successful women authors (although the last one was moderated by a male author, he's newly published and doesn't really count). But there are still genres where men dominate- horror being one of them. But Ania Alhborn is one woman writer I can name off the top of my head that's hopefully changing the face of the horror genre. Although, quite a bit of paranormal YA could be classified as horror in my opinion!

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