We’ve got a busy schedule in the works for panels and talks by most of the big names in Lovecraftian academia, as well as many of the best authors in modern “Weird Fiction” and those carrying on the Standard of the Cthulhu Mythos in all guises – literature, film, art, gaming, etc.
As we finalize these details (expect to see a fully-rendered list of panels and talk by late spring), we would like to offer a general schedule lay-out in order to allow you to make travel plans, etc.
Naturally, this schedule is subject to some reasonable changes and modificatons.
The Prologue – related events prior to NecronomiCon-Providence:
March, 2013 – Coinciding with the anniversary of Lovecraft’s death, we are working closely with our friends in the Providence Lovecraftian community to shape a series of commemorative events.
Mar. 16th – Remembering Lovecraft A small gathering of friends at Lovecraft’s graveside in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence, Saturday at 3:00pm. Please feel free to attend, but be respectful of this beautiful and sacred site.
Mar. 23rd – RIHS follows the lecture night two days later, with a historical walking tour of Lovecraft’s old haunts along the east side of Providence, starting at 11am.
April 7th – A special memorial service will be held on the grounds of the Ladd Observatory on the east side of Providence – details TBA.
AUGUST, 2013 – Think of it as the ‘Month of Lovecraft’ here in Providence.
To set the mood, the beginning of the month will bear witness to the debut of a truly ground-breaking art exhibition, staged at a few different venues around the city.
August 17-18, we proudly ally ourselves with Arkham Film Society’s horror film festival, which will fittingly feature a number of Lovecraft-inspired movies.
August 20th – LOVECRAFT’S 123rd BIRTHDAY! Special plans in the works for events around the city. The entire week leading to the convention will feature special-edition guided walks by the Rhode Island Historical Society.
August 22nd – as the stars finally come into their proper alignment, the eve’ of NecronomiCon-Providence will be heralded by numerous stunning events and activities around the city, including official convention art openings, film screenings, special walking tours guided by prominent Lovecraftians, and a very unique convention-eve Keynote address. All of which culminates with…
NECRONOMICON-PROVIDENCE, August 23-25 2013:
Friday – 10am-5pm – panels, talks, and workshops are scheduled to run all day, at both the historic Biltmore and Hotel Providence, and a couple nearby venues. Plans then go well into the night for numerous city-wide festivities, including film screenings in some really unique spots, music at local clubs, and gaming at the Hotel Providence.
Saturday – 9am-5pm – more panels, talks, and workshops all day, etc, etc. and some VERY big plans for one of the most memorable nights in Lovecraft’s Providence imaginable. We can’t tell the secret just yet, but you won’t ever forget this night.
Sunday – 8am- 3 or 4pm – We kick off the final day of the convention with the Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast (sorry – limited seating!) from 8am-10am, and have more panels and talks beginning at 9am running for most of the day, but probably starting to wind down at 3pm, so that folks can begin to make the trek homeward.
Then… start planning for the next pilgrimage?
Until then – Sweet Dreams!