NecronomiCon Providence 2015 Release July
DOWNLOADABLE CONVENTION AD, featuring new work by Lee Moyer:
300 dpi, 10MB pdf (for print) – LASC_NCon-300dpi
The author Howard Phillips Lovecraft was born in 1890 here in Providence, Rhode Island. During his life, he revolutionized both the horror and science fiction genres and, in 1927, coined the term “weird fiction.” His tales, and their influence, on art, film, and literature, continue to spread and find new life nearly 80 years after his death. Though much of the world he envisioned was a dark and fearful place, many consider him the greatest American writer of imaginative fiction since Edgar Allan Poe.
NecronomiCon Providence is a celebration of weird fiction and its roots in the city of Providence. It is a four-day convention that features panels and talks by experts, authors, artists, and historians who are influenced by the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft. It also includes Lovecraft-themed gaming, creative workshops, art exhibits, films, concerts, walking tours, and special events. With its broad, citywide programming, NecronomiCon Providence encourages participants out into the streets to experience and explore the very locales that inspired the writer himself.
Our first event in August 2013 saw the largest gathering of Lovecraft scholars, authors, and fans, ever. The convention brought over 1300 attendees and guests from all corners of the world, some from as far away as Australia and Japan, to the heart of Providence for a truly unique convention experience. Given the ever-increasing appreciation of Lovecraft, and the literary genre he gave birth to, we anticipate the events we have planned to coincide with his own 125th birthday, will be even more well-attended and successful.
NecronomiCon Providence is presented by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council, a Providence-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop a community for scholars, authors, and fans exploring the literary world of H.P. Lovecraft and associated authors, in order to foster a critical review of related research, literature, art, and the cultural impact of Lovecraft’s writing on the modern world.
Carmen Marusich, Assistant Director of NecronomiCon Providence
Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council
P.O. Box 100123
PREVIOUS PRESS RELEASES:
August 20, 2014
The Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council Announces NecronomiCon Providence 2015
July 21, 2013
Ars Necronomica: A Three-Gallery Survey of H.P. Lovecraft in the Visual Arts Presented by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council
May 29, 2013
NecronomiCon Providence 2013 to Be Held August 22 – August 25, 2013