Praise Cthulhu!

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Location: 
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Panelists explore the curious link between Satan and the Cthulhu Mythos. How do figures like Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep fill the role of Lucifer in his mythology? Who borrowed from whom? Also, what aspects of the Cthulhu Mythos get worked into the ritual and rite of modern belief systems, like Satanism? Price, Brock, Moore, Stross

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.

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Jason V Brock is an award-winning writer, editor, filmmaker, and artist whose work has been widely published in a variety of media (Weird Fiction Review print edition, S. T. Joshi's Black Wings series, Fangoria, and others). He describes his work as Dark Magical Realism. He is also the founder of a website and digest called [NameL3ss]; his books include A Darke Phantastique, Disorders of Magnitude, and Simulacrum and Other Possible Realities. His filmic efforts are Charles Beaumont: The Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man, The AckerMonster Chronicles!, and Image, Reflection, Shadow: Artists of the Fantastic. Popular as a speaker and panelist, he has been a special guest at numerous film fests, conventions, and educational events, and was the 2015 Editor Guest of Honor for Orycon 37. A health nut/gadget freak, he lives in the Vancouver, WA area, and loves his wife Sunni, their family of herptiles, running their technology consulting business, and practicing vegan/vegetarianism.

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A longtime figure on the Lovecraft scene, Bryan Moore has made an indelible mark with his films and sculptures based on the work on the Old Gent, most notably as the sculptor of the bronze bust of Lovecraft which now permanently resides in the Providence Athenaeum Library, now a pilgrimage for Lovecraft fans, and as the director of the seminal Lovecraft film "Cool Air". He also created the annual Howie Award given to those who excel in promoting Lovecraft's work in the arts at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. He will be presenting a sneak peek of his new film adaptation of "The Shadow over Innsmouth". 

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Charles Stross, 50, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. His modern Lovecraftian series, The Laundry Files, includes the Hugo-award winning novellas "The Concrete Jungle" and "Equoid", the Locus Award-winning novel "The Apocalypse Codex", and has been shortlisted for numerous other awards;  "The Annihilation Score" (Laundry Files book six), was published by Ace in July 2015.

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