The Best SF and Horror You’ve Never Seen

This panel in the Cairo room on Saturday evening comprised of the exceptionally accredited staff of Dr. John Flynn, Dr. Bob Blackwood, Chris Gore, and the moderator, Matthew Foster.

The panel discussion started with introductions from each person. As Matthew led the way with questions, this knowledgeable staff was talking about the films that were not well known. It was amazing how many in the audience knew these films. Then there were the classics like The Day The Earth Stood Still and Forbidden Planet that brought back fond childhood memories. This group was truly the “die-hard film geeks,” as one member stated.

This packed, standing-room only audience was hanging on the words of this panel, reminiscing with them of older, bygone films that never reach the level of stardom they deserved but are the crux of the SF and horror film industry.

Author of the article

Award-winning author Amanda Faith may have been raised in Dayton, but her heart and home is in the South. With a lifelong love of teaching and writing, she had plenty of encouragement from teachers and friends along the way. Loving a good puzzle has always been a fascination, and writing gives her the outlet to put all the pieces together. Being adventurous and loving to try new things, it wasn’t long before her characters found themselves in unusual situations. She loves to put people from two different worlds into new situations and to see how they interact, taking them on journeys they would never have normally experienced. Her current adventure working as a high school English professor turned Media Specialist, writing, and doing paranormal investigations doesn’t slow her down from having a great time with a plethora of hobbies. Her published credits include several short stories, poetry, several journal articles, her doctoral dissertation, and her award-winning book Strength of Spirit. With multiple degrees, she has a passion for learning and exploring new venues. She is a staff writer for The Daily Dragon at Dragon Con. Check out her new website ( or on Instagram (@dramandafaith)

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