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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 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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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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Welcome to the Weird – A Beginners Guide to Weird Fiction

By on September 25, 2019 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

WELCOME TO THE WEIRD: A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO WEIRD FICTION – New to the weird fiction scene? Know a lot, but want to fill in the corners and better understand how it all fits together? Where is the fuzzy boundary that separates “weird fiction” from horror, dark fantasy, and other genres? Join our experts as […]

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Victory at Home and Beyond: Investigators for Social Equality

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

VICTORY AT HOME AND BEYOND: INVESTIGATORS FOR SOCIAL EQUALITY There are only a handful of people of color, gender non-conforming, and/or sexual orientation non-conforming creators making Lovecraftian horror role-playing games. Most of these people are from groups Lovecraft himself would have cast as villains or their own horrors in his stories. How do we create […]

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