R’lyeh is rising next weekend! August 20th – 23rd, I’ll be in Rhode Island appearing as a guest at NecronomiCon Providence 2015, alongside a stellar array of noted Lovecraftian luminaries. In observation of Lovecraft’s 125th birthday and the birth of weird fiction, this year’s conference theme will be a Lovecraft International Homecoming. Writers, artists, and scholars the world over will join us for a long weekend of panels, readings, film, art, theatre, and more!
Visitors can look forward to events including the dreaded Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast, the Eldritch Ball, walking tours of Providence, weird gaming, and a symposium of new research on all things Lovecraft-related, among other entertainment.
Additionally, those familiar the The Starry Wisdom Library may recognize the names of of a number of other contributors among this year’s special guests: Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Graham Jones, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Robert M. Price, and Ann K. Schwader. Other guests include Glynn Barrass, Jesse Bullington, Michael Cisco, Richard Gavin, John Langan, Andrew Leman, Scott Nicolay, Joe Pulver, Darrel Schweitzer, and Simon Strantzas. Needless to say, there will be no shortage of autograph opportunities, so you’ll want to pack your copy of Starry Wisdom. I’ll be happy to sign at the Arkham Bazaar booth in the vending area or if you catch me in a not-too-chaotic moment elsewhere.
You also won’t want to miss Ars Necronomica: an exhibition of international historical and contemporary art further exploring the Lovecraft’s contribution to the horror literature canon. In addition to boasting an unrivaled collection of Lovecraftian art manufactured both locally and abroad, this showcase honors Lovecraft’s status as “the godfather of collaborative creative culture,” recognizing his relationships to the contemporaries with whom he corresponded and shared ideas. A number of my prints will be on display at Ars Necronomica, alongside the work of Nick Gucker, The joey Zone, Abigail Larson, Allison Sommers, Lee Moyer, and Paul Komoda. For more information, check out Skinner’s awesome blog post here.
Lastly, you have until the end of this month to take advantage of my free shipping promotion. Use the coupon code PROVIDENCE and receive free domestic shipping through August 31st!