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If all works out as I hope, I’ll be at Dragon Con from Friday Sept 1 to Monday Sept 4,! you can see me at the following panels:

The below information is the TENTATIVE program schedule for Bill Mulligan
Convention Dates are Thu(8/31/23), Fri(9/1/23), Sat(9/2/23), Sun(9/3/23), and Mon(9/4/23)

Title: Film Noir: The Building Blocks & Styles of This Cinema’s Iconic Genre
Description: The Film Noir genre has been iconic since the golden Hollywood days, but what makes a detective into a hard-boiled, noir-styled one? Is it damsels in distress, double-crosses, or a cynical outlook? Come along as our panelists discuss gritty detectives and what they love in this iconic genre.
Panelists: Philip Greco, Bill Mulligan, David Boop, Walter Hunt
Time: Fri 08:30 pm
Location: Augusta Courtland Grand (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Not Always What They Seem: Demons in UF
Description: Demons in Urban Fantasy appear in forms ranging from beautiful humans to nightmarish monsters, all with varied purposes. Our panel discusses which types they use in their stories and which others they admire.
Panelists: R E Carr, Jeaniene Frost, Bill Mulligan, Wesley Chu, Lea Murphy(M), Valerie Willis
Time: Fri 10:00 pm
Location: Chastain I-J Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Decoding M. Night Shyamalan
Description: Join us as we discuss the career of M. Night Shyamalan, the director known for his signature twist endings. From his breakthrough film “The Sixth Sense” to “A Knock at the Cabin,” we’ll explore the themes and techniques that make his films unique.
Panelists: Sumeet Dandekar, Bill Mulligan, Cherie M. Priest, Crystal Cleveland, Thomas Mariani, Clay Gilbert
Time: Sat 04:00 pm
Location: Peachtree 1-2 Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Breaking the Taboo: A Discussion on Classic Horror Movie Censorship
Description: Delve into the dark past of classic horror movie censorship. Join us as we uncover the chilling tales of banned scenes, controversial cuts, and the battle between artistic expression and societal norms. A spine-tingling exploration of horror’s censored history.
Panelists: Bill Mulligan, Daniel Griffith, Kelly Robinson, Dr. John L Flynn, Bill Bridges, Thomas Mariani
Time: Sat 08:30 pm
Location: Peachtree 1-2 Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Burned To Light: Vampires in Classic Cinema
Description: Explore the allure of vampires in classic cinema as this panel dives into the captivating world of blood-sucking creatures, examining their evolution, cultural impact, and enduring fascination. Sink your teeth into this mesmerizing discussion!
Panelists: Bill Mulligan, Dr. John L Flynn, Kelly Robinson, Bill Bridges, Thomas Mariani
Time: Sun 07:00 pm
Location: Peachtree 1-2 Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: The Exorcist: Celebrating 50 Years of Horror
Description: Our panel of experts will explore the enduring legacy of the classic movie and its impact on horror cinema and popular culture. Our panelists will discuss the film’s themes of faith, possession, and evil, and how they continue to resonate with audiences today.
Panelists: Crystal Cleveland, Blake Smith, Fr. Bryan Small, Joseph Laycock, Bill Mulligan, Clay Gilbert
Time: Sun 08:30 pm
Location: Peachtree 1-2 Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

Title: Unfilmed Nightmares: Horror Films That Were Never Made
Description: A discussion on the most intriguing horror movies that never saw the light of day, from unproduced screenplays to canceled projects.
Panelists: Bill Mulligan
Time: Mon 11:30 am
Location: Peachtree 1-2 Westin (Length: 1 Hour)

(This panel may be the most I’ve ever worked on a single presentation. It’s a monster. And I STILL had to cut things out!)

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