Jean Cocteau Cinema Presents Mad Hatters and March Hares with master of horror anthologies Ellen Datlow and authors Stephen Graham Jones and Matthew Kressel for a live discussion, book-signing, and special Mad Hatter Hat Contest. Patrons will arrive in their own crazy hats by their own design and creation and Ellen Datlow will judge and award the Maddest Hat.
From master anthologist Ellen Datlow comes an all-original of weird tales inspired by the strangeness of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. Between the hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative wordplay and the brilliant mathematical puzzles and social satire, Alice has been read, enjoyed, and savored by every generation since its publication. Datlow asked eighteen of the most brilliant and acclaimed writers working today to dream up stories inspired by all the strange events and surreal characters found in Wonderland.
Featuring stories and poems from Seanan McGuire, Jane Yolen, Catherynne M. Valente, Delia Sherman, Genevieve Valentine, Priya Sharma, Stephen Graham Jones, Richard Bowes, Jeffrey Ford, Angela Slatter, Andy Duncan, C.S.E. Cooney, Matthew Kressel, Kris Dikeman, Jane Yolen, Kaaron Warren, Ysbeau Wilce, and Katherine Vaz.
In celebration of the release of Mad Hatters and March Hares, Jean Cocteau will host a special Mad Hatter Hat Contest. Channel your inner Mad Hatter and create your own Mad Hatter Hat and have the master of horror Ellen Datlow judge your creation. Mad Hatter Hats will be judged on originality, creativity, characterization, artistic quality and inventiveness.
All entries will be judged by Ellen Datlow on Sunday, January 21st at 7pm. Hats must be entered by 6pm on Sunday, January 21st.
Prizes are $125 gift certificate to the Jean Cocteau Cinema for 1st Place, $50 gift certificate for 2nd Place and $25 gift certificate for 3rd place.