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October 16, 2009 10:53 AM   Subscribe

For your next shoggoth-hunting trip to Antarctica (or Halloween party), you can arm yourself with authentic-looking props by visiting Propnomicon: contemporary ephemera, pages from the Necronomicon, monster-repelling (or -attracting) amulets, and so on. If your expedition is a bust, bring back a homemade thing in a bottle, or in a pinch, make your own tentacle.

Artists offer some props for sale, but there's also a healthy variety of do-it-yourself tutorials, and links to other Lovecraftian, steampunk, and LARP sites.

Related, previously: BugMaker
posted by kurumi (13 comments total) 53 users marked this as a favorite

 
Are you a Lovecraftian horror?
posted by Artw at 10:59 AM on October 16, 2009 [10 favorites]


thank you, thank you, thank you!
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal at 11:14 AM on October 16, 2009


For the Lovecraft prop completionist, I can't recommend anyone more highly than the guys over at the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. They have a lot of cool free downloads, including some fonts drawn from Lovecraft's handwriting and a Miskatonic University diploma and library card. They also have some downloads that are just plain funny.

For people with cash to burn, the have some really cool replica props from the Call of Cthulhu silent film that they made.

So long as I'm rambling about these guys, I'd also like to point out the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast that a couple of the members are putting together. Every week they're reading a different Lovecraft story and discussing it, putting it in its historical context and comparing it to Lovecraft's other works. They're doing all of his mythos stories in the chronological order that they were written. The quality of the stories varies wildly, but the podcast is pretty consistently entertaining.

Full disclosure: Although I am not affiliated with the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, some of the members are friends of mine through various gaming groups.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 11:19 AM on October 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


That podcast sounds superb. I'm all about that sort of thing. Looks like they haven't got to any of the biggies yet.

You might like this: China Mieville on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Horror Of Red Hook
posted by Artw at 11:26 AM on October 16, 2009


Wow, look at that expedition case full of Antarctic insanity-soiled thingies. I hereby declare the creator the winner of at least three internets and a half. You go!
posted by Iosephus at 11:58 AM on October 16, 2009


I'm torn between sharing this with Mr. Arkham and keeping it to myself until after Christmas...he is usually so hard to shop for.
posted by JoanArkham at 12:03 PM on October 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Intriiiiiiiguing.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:06 PM on October 16, 2009


Just a note that my old project Voices in the Dark has some Lovecraft audiobook readings. I'm quite proud of some of them.
posted by seanmpuckett at 12:18 PM on October 16, 2009


Appropriately, I went to this talk about Lovecraft and Archaeology last night. It was excellent.
posted by WPW at 12:29 PM on October 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ooh, another Treadwells lecture. Hopefully it will be on the Yog Sothoth podcast soon. The previous lectures have been excellent.
posted by Artw at 1:22 PM on October 16, 2009


Wonderful, right that's the weekend taken care of. Just as soon as I do something about those rats in the walls ...
posted by fallingbadgers at 1:44 PM on October 16, 2009


Appropriately, I went to this talk about Lovecraft and Archaeology last night. It was excellent.

Ooh, another Treadwells lecture. Hopefully it will be on the Yog Sothoth podcast soon. The previous lectures have been excellent.


Here we go!
posted by Artw at 10:50 PM on October 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


There's a sort of summary of the talk here, though really you should check out the whole thing, it's pretty fascinating, especially the bits regarding identity and touching oun our freinds the BNP.
posted by Artw at 4:58 PM on October 28, 2009


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