Thursday, August 20, 2015

Issue #2 released today at NecronomiCon-Providence 2015

Two years in the making, the second issue of Cthulhu Commune will be available at NecronomiCon-Providence 2015 this weekend, August 20th- 23rd. It features interviews with authors Pete Rawlik, Jeffrey Thomas, Brian M. Sammons, Alex Houstoun, and Adam Joffrain, and artist Jason McKittrick. It is limited to 125 numbered copies for Lovecraft's 125th birthday and 15 numbered contributor copies. There is a small amount of unnumbered issues that may be available after the convention.

This issue can be found at the Dim Shores table in the convention's vendor hall.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

HPL Online: the Panel from NecronomiCon Providence 2013

On August 23, 2013, in the Hotel Providence's Thurber Ballroom, a panel was held at the NecronomiCon that was one of the most relevant for every fan in attendance- HPL Online. Whether you're using Facebook groups to stay in touch with other Lovecraftians, searching blogs for art and interviews, or buying old Arkham Houses on eBay, we've shaped the internet as a tool to met our needs and desires, but what would the Old Gent from Providence have thought of this technology? Where can fans find the latest mythos fiction and get involved, and what's on the horizon? These were some of the questions addressed by this panel, which included The Lovecraft eZine's Mike Davis, Leeman Kessler of the popular Ask Lovecraft videos, and Chad Fifer of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast, and was moderated by Alex Houstoun, the man behind the H.P. Lovecraft Facebook page.

Listen to the audio below for an entertaining and enlightening discussion.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Kickstarting the new year

Rewards from crowd-funded Mythos campaigns supported during 2014 have recently started to arrive at my doorstep, the first being World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories, edited by Brian M. Sammons and Glynn Owen Barrass, and published by Dark Region Press. The book was officially released last August, but Dark Region took the time needed to make the limited hardcover edition something special...

Front cover by Vincent Chong, and Cthulhu cover design by Irina Summer
 A $50 pledge last April, while supporting the whole project come to fruition, bought me this campaign exclusive signed by editors Sammons and Barrass and artist M. Wayne Miller, with an additional two bonus interior illustrations not included in the retail edition of this book, bringing the total to 24 full color illustrations

Signature page and accompanying illustration, with sewn marker ribbon.
It's nice to find the Indiegogo campaign supporters thanked at the end of the book, too- twelve pages of people who cared enough to help make this special book possible!

To discover the contents of this anthology and order a copy- available as eBook, trade paperback, or limited hardcover- visit Dark Region Press.

Also, keep an eye open for Dark Regions' upcoming Indiegogo campaign for a new weird fiction anthology, Dreams from the Witch House: Female Voices of Lovecraftian Horror, illustrated by award-winning artist Danielle Serra with stories by the likes of Joyce Carol Oates, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Lois Gresh. According to the Dark Regions press team, "this Indiegogo campaign will be launching in late January or February of 2015."