Thursday, April 7, 2016

Graveyard Shift Sisters Going's On: April Edition

Hello all!

We're starting this brand new update series to let you know where we'll be, what's happening with our partners, supporters, other artists, as well as how you can get involved. Here's the rundown for Spring 2016.

More to come!

Convention Appearances

East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Enterprise Center, 4548 Market St., Philadelphia, PA

Monster Mania Con 34
Friday-Sunday, August 12-14, 2016
Crowne Plaza, 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ

Fantastic Fest (*tentative)
Thursday, September 22-29, 2016
Austin, TX

Are there any horror/sci-fi conventions you're attending? Email us if you're interested in covering your experience for Graveyard Shift Sisters!

Film Festivals

Looking for spaces to showcase your work? We're hoping to see much more representation of women of color at these horror-filled film festivals that are coming your way this year.

Things 2 Fear Film Fest Director Dionne Jackson
October 3-17, 2016
Alamo Drafthouse Virginia

Regular Deadline: April 15, 2016
Late Deadline: August 15, 2016
Extended Deadlne: September 16, 2016

Details on guidelines, submitting your work, and other fun details can be found here.

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival
September 9-11, 2016
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA

Regular Deadline: May 15, 2016
Late Deadline: June 30, 2016
Extended Deadline: July 10, 2016

For 6 years, Miguel Rodriguez has brought an amazing range of new and independent horror cinema to the San Diego area. Horrible Imaginings is still going strong with an ever growing base of supporters and attendees. Enter your film here.

Black Women in Horror Spotlight

Celebrate #blackgirlmagic in the horror community!

"The HWA would like to congratulate Sumiko Saulson, winner of Horror University’s Scholarship From Hell! The scholarship includes roundtrip domestic travel to Las Vegas, accommodations at the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, registration to StokerCon 2016, and as many workshops as she can attend!"

Source: Horror Writers Association (HWA)

"I'd like to welcome Carolyn Mauricette who has joined BITS as its newest film programmer. Writer and founder of she reviews and discusses all things horror, sci-fi and fantasy, highlighting women in horror, Canadian and independent horror. She is also a regular contributor to and, has written pieces on diversity and women in sci-fi for, and is a contributing author to the first Women in Horror Annual. Welcome to our team Carolyn!"

Source: Kelly Michael Stewart

Filmmaker R. Shanea Williams' much buzzed about genre short, Paralysis has been selected for Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and the Las Vegas Black Film Festival with nominations for Best Short Film, Best Director, and Best Actress lead Nia Fairweather. Get the most up-to-date news on Paralysis via the Facebook page. #FearTheParalysis

Additional luck and love goes out to Melody Cooper:

Our friends at Audre's Revenge Film Collective are seeking your support:

"Want to support us? Ten lucky folks who donate ten dollars or more will recieve a print from our upcoming feature titled 'flesh'! Support black Womyn and QTIPOC in horror! You can donate to us via PayPal at!"

Graveyard Shift Sisters Announcements

Don't forget to submit your gal picks for our Attack The Block DVD Giveaway Challenge by Saturday, April 30, 2016.

We're always in need of contributors. Got something to say about people of color in horror or sci-fi? Send submissions in a Word document attachment along with your short bio and a picture of yourself (or one representative of you) to

Are you a woman of color in horror or sci-fi who would like a spotlight, interview, coverage for your project? Send press/media kits along with photos and a brief introduction to

We're looking to make our site sleeker and (dare I say) fancier. If you or someone you know can assist us with web design and content navigation, please contact We are more than happy to pay!

Make sure to hit that DONATE button on our page when you're feeling generous. We offer swag for any donation over $5.00. Supplies are limited, so get a bookmark, sticker, and more while you can! All donations will go to ordering more marketing materials and the website redesign.

Thank you to everyone who voted us Best Website or Blog of 2015 in The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards!

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