Monday, July 13, 2015

My NecronomiCon Providence schedule

As previously noted, I am a guest at this summer's NecronomiCon Providence conference, which is taking place in Providence, RI during the weekend of August 20th to 23rd. My schedule of activities is rather robust. I hope to meet many of you there. I can be found at the following events:

Friday August 21st
2:30 - 3:45pm:
“Magic” is a large part of Lovecraft’s writings even if it is not meant to be magic in the traditional sense. How did Lovecraft use the concepts of magic in his fiction? How close is it to ritual traditions? Is there a connection?
Panelists: Richard Gavin, Scott R. Jones, Richard Stanley, Douglas Wynne
Moderator: Anthony Teth

Saturday, August 22nd
9:00 - 10:15am:
ONLY IN DREAMS – Garden Room, Biltmore 2nd Floor
An examination of Lovecraft’s Dreamlands and the characters, creations, and places therein.Panelists: Jason Thompson, Richard Gavin, Dan Mills, Cody Goodfellow, John LanganModerator: Simon Strantzas

9:00 - 11:00am:Innsmouth Nightmares & Cult of the Dead, two book author readings and discussions
Innsmouth Nightmares features original stories by leading writers of weird fiction, including John Shirley, Lavie Tidhar, Laird Barron, Paul Kane, Tim Lebbon, Richard Gavin, Steve Rasnic Tem, Wilum H. Pugmire, John Langan, Joe Pulver, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Bill Nolan, Jim Moore, S.T. Joshi, and many more. This is an all-star lineup of The Weird edited by Lois H. Gresh. Cult of the Dead is a special collection of Lois’ weird stories with an Introduction by S.T. Joshi, who writes, “Over the last decade or so, Lois H. Gresh has done some of the most scintillating work of any contemporary writer of imaginative fiction.”
Copies of both books will be available for sale and signing at this session, Snacks provided! Readings and discussion with Lois H. Gresh, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Laird Barron, William F. Nolan, Richard Gavin, S.T. Joshi, Joe Pulver, Jim Moore, Jason V. Brock, Jonathan Thomas, and more
[Note: My participation in this launch is tentative as it overlaps with the Dreams panel...]

1:00 - 2:15pm:
AUTHOR READINGS – L’Apogee, Biltmore 17th Floor
Richard Gavin, Tom Lynch, Simon Strantzas, Jeffrey Thomas

4:00 - 5:15pm
Aickman’s Heirs author readings and discussion - L’Apogee, Biltmore 17th Floor
Aickman’s Heirs is an anthology of strange, weird tales by modern visionaries of weird fiction in the milieu of Robert Aickman, the master of strange and weird tales. Join editor Simon Strantzas and contributors Michael Cisco, Richard Gavin, John Langan, David Nickle, Daniel Mills, and Michael Wehunt for short readings, snacks, and a book signing.