Death Salon LA: Saturday (Morbid Anatomy Day)

"Welcome to Death Salon, a gathering of intellectuals, scholars and independent thinkers engaged in the exploration of our shared mortality." This is an archive of tweets and media from the second day's events. For more info, check out!


  1. If you have anything to share (media, more tweets, etc.), please let me know so I can add them in! For this day, I was tweeting simultaneously through my personal account (@neuronbomb) as well as volunteering to run the official Death Salon account (@DeathSalon).

    And check out Death Salon LA's Friday Storify too if you haven't already.
  2. So it begins:

  3. We are introduced to the Morbid Anatomy Anthology & news about Morbid Anatomy's future:

  4. (There were some difficulties with the adapters and sound and other magical tech things, but they were eventually solved!)
  5. The Morning Sessions:

    The morning session consisted of a Morbid Anatomy Anthology book panel of mini lectures, Midnight Archive screenings, and a panel discussion moderated by Lord Whimsy featuring:

    - Colin Dickey, Author of Cranioklepty; Co-editor of The Morbid Anatomy Anthology
    - Caitlin Doughty, Ask A Mortician/The Order of the Good Death
    - Joanna Ebenstein, Founder of Morbid Anatomy
    - Richard Faulk, Author of Gross America
    - Mel Gordon, Author of The Grand Guignol: The Theatre of Horror and Terror and Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin
    - Evan Michelson of TV’s “Oddities”
    - Paul Koudounaris, author of Empire of Death
    - Ronni Thomas, The Midnight Archive
  6. Presentation by Joanna Ebenstein

  7. Joanna Ebenstein expounds on anatomical venuses. Representin' Brooklyn! #deathsalonla #morbidanatomy
    Joanna Ebenstein expounds on anatomical venuses. Representin' Brooklyn! #deathsalonla #morbidanatomy
  8. Presentation by Caitlin Doughty: