About Us

The Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, Inc. is a non-profit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island. We are a networking center for scholars, authors, and fans exploring the literary world of H.P. Lovecraft and associated authors. We seek to examine the intersection of science and art that lies at the foundation of the H.P. Lovecraft literary genre. We work closely with experts and enthusiasts around the world to foster a critical review of related research, literature, art, and the cultural impact of Lovecraft’s writings on the modern world.

We strive to organize public educational events including NecronomiCon Providence – a biennial convention that explores the work of H.P. Lovecraft and that of his myriad literary and artistic offspring, via speakers, panel discussions, book readings, and workshops. We also organize historic tours, art exhibits, film screenings, plays, and concerts to highlight the world of Lovecraft with a particular emphasis on his home city of Providence – a city that Lovecraft honored and immortalized in the minds of countless individuals around the world.

NecronomiCon Providence is organized by a cabal of close friends and associates with a vision. A horrifying, horrifying vision. Join us in making our nightmares come true.

Our FULL NecronomiCon TEAM ROSTER

Arch-Director:
Niels-Viggo Hobbs

Co-Directors:
Anthony Teth
Carmen Marusich

Graphic Design:
Mitchell McArtor

Web design:
Jay Gidwitz

Conference programming:
Sam Gafford
Jason Eckhardt
John Sefel
Niels Hobbs

Program Catalog:
Joey Shea, editor
Mitchell McArtor
Lance Thingmaker
Carmen Marusich

Arts Committee:
Mitchell McArtor
Brian Mullen
Joey Shea

Cinema Committee:
Thomas Broadbent
Frank Difficult
Josh Gravel
Anthony Teth

Theater and Poetry Committee:
Thomas Broadbent
Carl Johnson
Brett Rutherford
Maureen DiMaggio

Gaming Committee:
Bob Dosdourian
Anthony Teth
Jessica Saniuk
Rob Zannini

Vendor coordinator:
Scott LeFebvre

Walking tours and Geographics:
Donovan Loucks

Music Programming:
Matthew Oliva
Carmen Marusich
Frank Difficult

Members-at-Large:
Jimmy James Caruso
Cheryl LeBeau
Gage Prentiss
John Richard
Christina Rodriguez
Erica Saladino
Tom Zannini

Advisory:
Sam Gafford
Donovan Loucks

City Liaison / Allies:
Jim Bennett, Providence Economic Development Council
Bert Crenca, AS220
Barnaby Evans, WaterFire
C. Morgan Grefe, Rhode Island Historical Society
Lynne McCormack, Providence Arts, Culture, and Tourism Council
Jess Powers, WaterFire

Our websites and other projects:

M. McArtor
Our Graphic Designer Mitchell McArtor.

Anthony Teth
Web site of writer, occultist, oddball, and co-organizer Anthony Teth.

Jay Gidwitz Web Design
The art web site of our web designer Jay Gidwitz.

Arkham Film Society
Josh Gravel and Scott Lefebvre run the Arkham Film Society in Providence, RI.