Hey everyone! As you probably know, I post a lot of Lovecraftian links at the Lovecraft eZine Facebook page. But it occurs to me that not everyone is on Facebook, and, not everyone catches those links as they are posted. So from now one, once a day (Monday through Friday) I’ll post the links that I come across.
Here are today’s links:
The Mythic Horror of Dead Space 3: Like the most memorable stories of H.P. Lovecraft, Dead Space 3 is guided by a philosophical horror that wants to remind you that mankind is insignificant compared to other forces in the universe.
“Cosmic Horror vs. Sacred Terror”, The Teeming Brain Podcast #1: Do nihilism and cosmic meaningfulness stand in fundamental tension with each other at the heart of the horror genre? Were Lovecraft and Machen getting at fundamentally different moral, aesthetic, and metaphysical points with their respective horror stories? Does the (possible) tension between Lovecraftian cosmic horror and Machenian sacred terror constitute a fault line running right through the center of the horror genre and impacting its literature and cinema today. These are the questions driving this first-ever Teeming Brain podcast. (Listen to the podcast here.)
H.P. Lovecraft gets his due: Come late August, Providence will play host to hundreds of Lovecraft fans and scholars at NecronomiCon Providence 2013 — Hobbs & Co.’s reboot of the bygone Providence convention of the 1990s. Local venues and restaurants — like Julian’s, where Hobbs and I are having lunch — will hold exhibitions of Lovecraft-inspired artwork. AS220′s black box theater will host theater adaptations of the author’s fiction and life story. The all-stars of the Lovecraft universe — biographer S.T. Joshi, renowned Lovecraftian filmmaker Stuart Gordon — will mingle with hordes of costumed creatures and Lovecraft lookalikes. Hobbs and his newly-christened non-profit, The Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, Inc., are dubbing it “The Month of Lovecraft.” (Read the news article here.)
Lovecraft look-alikes? Yeah… right. Well, at least the hard-working Niels Hobbs is getting some credit. He deserves it.
Littlest Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu: A collaborative full color illustrated children’s book style adaptation of H. P. Lovecraft’s The Call of Cthulhu.
Have a great weekend, and remember the regular Sunday Lovecraft eZine video chat is at 6pm EST that day, as always.