NecronomiCon Providence is right around the corner! Here’s my schedule:
Friday 8/23 3:00 to 4:30 PM
SIGNING (and selling) Smoke & Dagger and other books at the New England Horror Writers table in the dealers room–my home base for doing more of this whenever I can fit it in throughout the weekend.
Saturday 8/24 9:00 to 10:15 AM
AUTHOR READINGS – L’Apogee, Graduate 17th floor
Barry Lee Dejasu, K.L. Pereira, Molly Tanzer, Douglas Wynne
Saturday 8/24 1:30 to 2:45 PM
MUSIC OF THE SPHERES: COSMICISM AND WEIRD MUSIC – Capital Ballroom, Graduate 2nd Floor
Panelists discuss the themes and concepts of the weird as adapted to music, and the importance of music to the weird at large. What themes and concepts of the weird have been adapted into music? How does music relate to and stand independent from the weird as expressed in other media? Panelists will explore these topics and more.
Panelists: Nathan Carson, Maxwell Gold, Jarboe, Peter Scartabello, Jason Wallach, Douglas Wynne (M)
Saturday 8/24 6:00 to 7:15 PM
DUST, ASH, AND IRON: THE USE AND PRESENTATION OF ALCHEMY & MAGIC IN THE WORKS OF H.P. LOVECRAFT – Washington-Newport Room, Omni 3rd Floor
From Charles Dexter Ward to the Whateley family in The Dunwich Horror, alchemy and magic appear in Lovecraft’s fiction in ways that range from the faint to the ferocious. What are the significance and prevalence of these themes in his oeuvre? Why are cultists a common element in his stories? How accurate where Lovecraft’s writings when compared to the alchemical writings significant during his lifetime, or inclusive of that which was perceived as “true” magic? What is Lovecraftian-themed occultism, and how accurately does it depict the content of Lovecraft’s fictional universe?
Panelists: Scott R. Jones, Robert Levy, Sonya Taaffe, Anthony Teth (M), Douglas Wynne
NoCon will be held on September, 28, at The Falls Event Center in Manchester, N.H.
This is a one day event that requires registration via the convention Facebook page. Bracken MacLeod and I will be doing a presentation on Writing Conflict at 9:00 AM (apparently because the organizers hate us and we are gluttons for punishment).
And the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival rides again on October 12th!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Every year, authors and publishers debut some of their most hotly anticipated new releases at our event. This year, come and meet more than FIFTY authors and artists as they sell and sign their work and conduct free panel discussions on various book, publishing, and spooky Halloween topics. We’ll have Halloween candy, and costumes are encouraged! The event is free, and the authors donate a portion of their book sale proceeds to the library, so you can have fun, get a bit spooked, and support your local library, too!
Stephen R. Bissette
J. Edwin Buja
Joseph A. Citro
M.M. De Voe
Craig Shaw Gardner
John D. Harvey
Toni LP Kelner
John M. McIlveen
James A. Moore
George Edwards Murray
The Peculiarity Shop
Laurie Faria Stolarz
Trisha J. Wooldridge