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How to Game the Weird (NecronomiCon 2019)

By on January 8, 2020 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

HOW TO GAME THE WEIRD Lovecraft’s creations featured in early iterations of role-playing games, and since the emergence of “Call of Cthulhu” and its spinoffs, RPGs have increasingly explored—or exploited—cosmic horror in a Lovecraftian universe. Our experts discuss in ins and outs of designing and running a weird horror scenario. How does one create and […]

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The Cosmic Horror of the Warhammer Universe – (NecronomiCon 2019)

By on December 18, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

ENDLESS DARKNESS, ENDLESS CHAOS, ENDLESS WAR: THE COSMIC HORROR OF THE WARHAMMER UNIVERSE  The Warhammer universe is as vast as it is grim, positing cosmic horror on a scale that boggles the imagination.  Whether played out in the Age of Sigmar fantasy setting or the million embattled worlds of 40K, humanity is doomed to conflict […]

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The Dreamlands and Dream Narrative in HP Lovecraft

By on December 11, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

THE DREAMLANDS AND DREAM NARRATIVE IN HP Lovecraft Dreams figure prominently in the work of Lovecraft, both in his Dream Cycle stories and in other work. Our panelists explore the geography and denizens of the Dreamlands, and his use of dreams in general in fiction and poetry. What were the major influences on his dream […]

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Ghostwriting with Al Wallace and David Smale

By on November 27, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

We have something a little different for you this time around.  It’s a panel on ghost writing and centers around wonderful sports anecdotes about locally relevant events for baseball enthusiasts. A valuable source of information for the writer wanting to learn more about the process of ghostwriting in general. www.birdscoffeecompany.com/coffees/leg…endary-brew Use Code Legends10 to get 10% […]

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Creating Historical Settings for the Call of Cthulhu RPG

By on November 20, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

CREATING HISTORICAL SETTINGS FOR CALL OF CTHULHU – One of the freedoms presented by the Call of Cthulhu RPG is the ability to set your games in any era, from the Stone Age through the Roaring Twenties to the Modern-Day and beyond! With the 1920s/30s era being particularly popular, how does one go about creating […]

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The Influence of Lovecraft on Stephen King (NecronomiCon 2019)

By on November 6, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

THE UNNAMABLE DOWN EAST: THE INFLUENCE OF LOVECRAFT ON THE WORKS OF STEPHEN KING What elements of Lovecraftian fiction have been incorporated by King into his narratives? Which stories of Lovecraft influenced his works the most? What are the differences and similarities between the two? What is Stephen King’s most Lovecraftian story? These themes and […]

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The Weird on a Black and White Screen: Classic Weird Television

By on October 23, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

THE WEIRD ON A BLACK AND WHITE SCREEN: CLASSIC WEIRD TELEVISION  The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kolchak the Night Stalker – For decades, classic television brought the weird into living rooms across America. Our panelists explore the classic era of weird television. What did they do well and not so well? How […]

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Endarkenment: Nihilism as Liberation in Weird Fiction

By on October 2, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

ENDARKENMENT: NIHILISM AS LIBERATION IN WEIRD FICTION – Thomas Ligotti once wrote that ” Consciousness has forced us into the paradoxical position of striving to be unself-conscious of what we are—hunks of spoiling flesh on disintegrating bones” and, in doing so, joined a host of writers and philosophers dabbling in what’s generally scoffed at as […]

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