On the Lovecraftian Mode
- Gord Sellar on why he writes lovecraftian fiction. Elizabeth Bear
on the same question. I. N. J. Culbard on adapting Lovecraft
, a spacefaring Cthulhu Mythos story run through the filter of Lewis Carroll by Sarah Monette and Elizabeth Bear (Interview
). A sequel in the same universe, Mongoose
, Appeared in the Ellen Datlow
edited anthology Lovecraft Unbound
. An audio of Mongoose is available at the Drabblecast (part 1
, part 2
), as well as a further sequel, The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward
, part 2
What if Edward Gorey illustrated Lovecraft?
It'd look like John Kenn Mortensen's work
, that's what. Except Mortensen makes his art in his spare time, on post-it notes. He has an art book.
Your Glory Days Are Over, Mr. Cthulhu.
"Mr Cthulhu tries to interest himself in his sons dance, but mr Cthulhus has lived a sheltered life, the intricacies of modern ballet passes him right by." (by Mattias Adolfsson
Yog-Blogsoth This blog will be an attempt to draw all the creatures Lovecraft ever wrote about or mentioned
. (Poss NSFW - drawn nudity, Def NSFSanity)
Today is a day to celebrate the Risen God. I mean, of course, Cthulhu, that most adorable of Old Ones, who stars in The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu
. If you haven't been eaten yet and need to waste time until then, The Calls for Cthulhu series
is a nice way to distract yourself from your impending doom. If all that cuteness isn't enough, or perhaps too much, then you might want to check out oldie but goodie Cutethulhu
Following the success of The Haunter of The Dark
, the HP Lovecraft Literary Podcasts presents two new readings, From Beyond
and The Picture in The House
, by Andrew Leman and Bruce Green. Both recordings are available "In 3D". Alternatively if you like your Lovecraft with both pictures AND sound, the HP Lovecraft Historical Society version of The Whisperer in Darkness
is complete and being shown at worldwide film festivals - it's a talkie! (The HPLHS are now also offering a rather handsome "official membership"
pack.) Want something more interactive? Cthulhu Dark
offers a complete Lovecraftian tabletop RPG system that fits on two sides of a sheet of paper. Please note: "If you fight any creature you meet, you will die. Thus, in these core rules, there are no combat rules or health levels. Instead, roll to hide or escape."
6 ways to turn Cthulhu into an emoticon. How to pronounce "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn"
via The Lovecraftsman A contemporary blog about HP Lovecraft, Cthulhu, the Necronomicon, Miskatonic University, Arkham, R'lyeh, The Book of Eibon, Yog-Sothoth, De Vermis Mysteriis, & other unspeakable things...
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... exciting and new... come aboard... we're expecting you... (SLYT)
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown
- A 90 minute documentary on HP Lovecraft with contributions by Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter and Guillermo Del Toro.
Don't know what to buy your sexy nerd for Christmas? Maybe he/she would enjoy a customizable Cthulhu sex-toy
. Or a "fully interactive" Na'vi experience
. Or a steampunk death-ray
. Or a ride on a silicone Gryphon
. (All links NSFW)
The Whisperer in Darkness
, the new film by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society
(and the follow-up to their 2005 adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu
), finally has a release date: October 1st. [more inside]
Lovecraft 101: Get To Know The Master of Scifi-Horror
. For more detailed insights into each of Lovecraft's tales
in publication order you might want to follow the H.P.Lovecraft Literary Podcast
. For another story-by-story guide to Lovecraft you might want to check out Kenneth Hite's Tour De Lovecraft
(also available in expanded form as a book
). China Mieville on Lovecraft and racism
and a lecture at Treadwells
by Archaeologist James Holloway which delves deep into Lovecraft and identity
. The making of the Call of Cthulhu RPG
. The making of Cthulhu
(Hipsters! Ego! Madness!). Happy Halloween with H.P. Lovecraft!
"Necronomicons: The Scariest Book in the World"
- A talk given by Daniel Harms
, author of the Encyclopedia Cthulhiana
, on the history of the Necronomicon(s)
- taking in Abdul Alhazred, John Dee, assorted aquaintences of HP Lovecraft, some rather dodgy sounding occultists from the 70s and a man known only as Simon
Today sees the 100th birthday of August Derleth
, the man who founded Arkham House
and saved the works of HP Lovecraft
from falling out of print. Much of the Cthulhu Mythos
cosmology we know today was actually the invention of Derleth
, such as the distinction between Elder Gods and Outer Gods, and aligning the various Mythos deities along elemental
grounds - something not entirely without controversy
in Lovecraftian circles, as were Derleth's posthumous collaborations
and Arkham's ownership of Lovecraft's work
. Regardless opinions on his work, his impact is indisputable, and his home state of Wisconsin has honoured him by making Febuary 24th August Derleth Day
Back in the 80s DiC produced a cartoon, aired in syndication and on ABC Saturday Mornings, called "The Real Ghostbusters
." Based on the popular action-comedy movie, it more-or-less continued the adventures of Ray, Egon, Winston and
Peter through seven seasons of supernatural shenanigans. It could have been a mere cash-in, but there was something more to it. It aspired to realism, at least as much as possible. It was story-edited by J. Michael Straczynski
, the creator of Babylon 5. (He also worked on He-Man
and Murder She Wrote
This may explain the second season episode, written by Michael Reaves
and rife with Lovecraft references, in which the Ghostbusters face down the Cthulhu cult. Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
got to keep all those unruly Beanie Babies in line. HP Lovecraft's
got nothing on the attack of the Plush Cthulhu.