About the Festival

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ promotes the works of H.P. Lovecraft, literary horror, and weird tales through cinematic adaptations by professional and amateur filmmakers, panel discussions, author readings, gaming, art, and sometimes live music. The festival was founded in Portland, OR in 1995 by Andrew Migliore, with the desire that H.P. Lovecraft would be rightly recognized as a master of gothic horror and his work more faithfully adapted to film and television.

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Where does it happen?

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ currently takes place regularly in:

  • Portland, Oregon - organized since 2011 by Brian and Gwen Callahan (who also run Arkham Bazaar, an on-line Lovecraftian boutique shop)
  • San Pedro, CA - organized by Aaron Vanek since 2011 (who is responsible for Seekers Unlimited, a non-profit devoted to creating educational LARPs for the classroom), Cody Goodfellow, and James Knouse.

In addition to these locations, we occasionally hold special screenings at various events around the country. Over its lengthy history, The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ has had satellite screenings in Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, Necronomicon Providence, and more. If you'd like to arrange a screening at your convention or event, please contact us, and we'll do what we can, time and budget permitting.

Getting in touch with us

We're all nice folk, and a collection of people who just love all things Lovecraft. We're fans like you, so if you have a suggestion or complaint, we want to hear about it (but, PLEASE be nice - we're real people with lives and families, who are spending more time on these festivals than our loved ones would like). Click to use our contact form Or visit our Facebook page.

Event Code of Conduct

The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™ events have been described as "family gatherings," where like-minded individuals can get together, meet each other, and have a fun, informal weekend, enjoying Lovecraftiana in all its forms. This only works because it is a safe place, so we do have to have some policies in place. We want everyone to have a great time at our festivals, and that means you have responsibilities, too. By attending any one of our festivals, you are agreeing to be bound by our Code of Conduct. Click here to read our Code of Conduct.

Privacy Policy

We will only use any personal information (such as your e-mail address) that you provide to us (through our contact form, creating an account, or other means) to correspond with you concerning our festival. We will never ever share your information with any third party.