Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire has been writing Lovecraftian weird fiction since his days as a Mormon missionary in Omagh, Northern Ireland (1973). He has written for a number of anthologies (Black Wings, The Children Of Cthulhu) and last year had tales reprinted in such anthologies as The Book Of Cthuhlu and New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird. These past few years has seen him writing like an obsessed lunatic, and his many books include The Tangled Muse, Some Unknown Gulf Of Night, Gathered Dust And Others, and Uncommon Places. In October Miskatonic River Press will publish The Strange Dark One: Tales Of Nyarlathotep, and in 2013 Dark Regions Press will publish Encounters With Enoch Coffin (written in collaboration with Jeffrey Thomas). Read more
Robert M. Price, a fan of H.P. Lovecraft since the Lancer paperback collections of 1967 appeared, began writing scholarly articles ands humorous pieces on HPL and the Cthulhu Mythos in 1981. His celebrated semi-pro zine Crypt of Cthulhu began as a quarterly fanzine for the Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association in 1981 and made it to 109 issues. In 1990 he began editing Mythos anthologies for Fedogan & Bremer and Chaosium, Inc. and still does! His fiction has been collected in Blasphemies and Revelations. Centipede Books will soon be issuing his five-volume annotated edition of the fiction of H.P. Lovecraft. Read more
For those of you that missed the awards ceremony on Sunday night of the festival, here are the results! Each of our new style awards were a cold cast bronze statuette, provided by awesome sculptor Mike Jones, mounted on a black marble block.
- Best of the Fest (Cthulhu Tiki) - Doctor Glamour (dir. by Andrew Jones)
- Best Feature (Deep One) - It's In The Blood (dir. by Scooter Downey)
- Best Short (Deep One) - Dumbshow (dir. by Jason Hooper)
- Best Adaptation (Cthulhu Tiki) - Die Farbe (dir. by Huan Vu)
- Pickman's Apprentice (Ghoul) - Nick "The Hat" Gucker
- Lovecraft Under The Gun winner (Nightgaunt) - Michael Entler
We had so many great films, it was really hard to choose! The runners up for Best Short included Stay At Home Dad (dir. by Andrew Kasch & John Skipp), Fortuna (dir. by Casey T. Malone), The Earth Rejects Him (dir. by Jared Skolnik), and Bedtime for Timmy (dir. by Thomas Nicol).
In addition to film awards, we also had two special awards, one for the winner of the "Pickman's Apprentice" event, where three artists competed to create an image in 90 minutes, based on a theme supplied by the audience, and another award for the winner of the "Lovecraft Under The Gun: 72 hour film project" event, where filmmakers had 3 days to make a Lovecraftian short film from start to finish. Read more
If you purchased a 3-day pass or VIP ticket before 5pm on Thursday, May 10th, you can pick up your pass at Aliviar Coffeehouse, located next to the Hollywood Theatre, from 7-9 pm on Thursday and again from 4-6 pm on Friday.
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Join the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society for a look back at their evolution as producers of Lovecraftian entertainment. Then take a look behind the scenes at their latest motion picture, The Whisperer in Darkness. Society founders Sean Branney and Andrew Leman will be on hand to field your questions about projects past, present and future. Read more
John Martense has just been released from state prison after serving five years for a crime he didn't commit. John wants to stay as far away from the wrong side of the law as he can… but family ties won't let him. John gets a message to see Knaggs (Vincent Schiavelli), an old friend and undertaker with a taste for larceny. Knaggs gives John a map of a cemetery where a corpse stuffed with a half a million dollars has been buried. Johns father stole the money with his psychotic partner Bennett (Jon Finch) but hid the body, leaving it as a family legacy for his son to dig up. John reluctantly heads to Leffertt's Corners, a small town with a terrible secret. Read more
Teams compete to make a short Lovecraftian film in just 72 hours! Each film must be at least 2 minutes, but not more than 10 minutes, and use a prop and line of dialogue that they were assigned at registration. Watch the results on Sunday afternoon, and see just what these insane minds were capable of.
A quick draw competition where 3 artists go head to head to create a masterpiece based on your suggestion of theme…and monster!
Sunday night starting at 11 PM. After its all over but for the unhallowed screams echoing through the theatre, unwind, socialize and celebrate with attendees, guests, and festival staff at The Moon & Sixpence, 2014 NE 42nd Ave, just a block northeast and a block north of the Hollywood Theatre. Ages 21+, valid ID required.