Candyman Keynotes and Special Guests

We are delighted to announce the keynotes and special guests for Candyman and the Whole Damn Swarm: A Thirtieth Anniversary conference.

This hybrid conference is a collaboration between the Centre for the History of the Gothic at the University of Sheffield and University of California, Riverside taking place online and in person on Friday 7 – Sunday 9 October 2022. We invite paper proposals and creative submissions exploring any and all themes of Candyman (1992) and it’s legacies. The deadline for proposals and artwork is 8 July, and you can find the full CFP and more information here.


Our wonderful keynotes Dr Kinitra Brooks, Tananarive Due, Dr Robin R. Means Coleman, and Jon Towlson will join us for a roundtable discussion during the conference (schedule tbc). For more information please visit our Keynotes page.

Special Guests

We are thrilled to be joined by Bernard Rose (Candyman [1992] writer and director), Tony Todd (Candyman [1992] lead actor), Win Rosenfeld (Candyman [2021] co-writer and producer) and Sherwin Ovid (Candyman [2021] portrait artist) for our ‘In Conversation’ events. Schedule tbc – and for more information please see our Special Guests page.

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