2002 Krushenko’s


  • MonsterZine Party 9:00pm-2:00am
    Pam Keesey, host. Learn about this free online magazine (www.MonsterZine.com) chronicling the history of classic horror films.


  • Inner Workings: The Films of del Toro and Cronenberg Noon-1:00pm
    Pam Keesey, moderator; Eric M. Heideman. Both Guillermo del Toro and David Cronenberg have explored the inner workings of the human mind and the human (and sometimes not so human) body. Join us for a discussion of the films of these two directors and explore the images and issues that predominate in their most popular films
  • MonsterZine.com: The Panel 1:30pm-2:30pm
    Pam Keesey, moderator.; David Christenson, Eric M. Heideman.Staff members talk about this cool online magazine.
  • SF Writing Groups: The 2002 Scene 3:00pm-4:00pm
    Eric M. Heideman, convenor; sponsored by the Minnesota Imaginative Fiction Writers’ Alliance. In this annual meeting, representatives of SF writing groups discuss how the groups got started and how they function, and individuals who are looking for an SF writing group have the opportunity to network with SF writing groups that are currently recruiting.
  • Life Seekers 4:30pm-5:30pm
    Paul F. Richards, moderator. A look at the scientific search for life on Mars, elsewhere in the solar system, and throughout the universe.
  • A Party for Readers and Writers 9:00pm-2:00am
    Hosted by Tales of the Unanticipated, a speculative fiction magazine, & Second Foundation, an SF book-discussion group.


  • The Enjoyment of Fear: The Films of Sir Alfred Hitchcock Noon-1:00pm
    David Christenson, moderator; Eric M. Heideman. An appreciation of Hitch (1899-1980) and his 50 years of movie magic, especially his uses of fear and suspense.
  • Horror Film Renaissance? 1:30pm-2:30pm
    The years since the late ’90s have seen an upsurge in both films in the classic/gothic horror tradition: “The Sixth Sense,” “The Blair Witch Project,” “Stir of Echoes,” “The Others,” and Guillermo del Toros’ “The Devil’s Backbone” – and quality “popcorn”: del Toro’s “Blade II.” Recent years have also seen well-done reflections on horror history, including the last days of Bela Lugosi (“Ed Wood”) and “Frankenstein” director James Whale (“Gods and Monsters”), and the making of the original “Nosferatu” (“Shadow of the Vampire”). Has the classic horror film found itself again?
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