The Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council is a federally recognized 501.c.3 nonprofit organization based in Providence, Rhode Island that serves as a networking center for scholars, authors, artists, and fans of the Weird literary world, inspired in part by Providence author H. P. Lovecraft and expanded upon by so many others. We strive to foster a vibrant and diverse global weird fiction and art community, and to provide a home for this community here in Providence. Our headquarters and store are located in the historic Arcade in the heart of downtown Providence.
We organize public educational events, such as our flagship NecronomiCon Providence – a biennial convention that explores the works of Lovecraft and other Weird authors and artists via talks, panel discussions, readings, and workshops. We also present events throughout the year, including lectures, walking tours, art exhibits, film screenings, plays, and concerts to highlight the worldwide weird and showcase Lovecraft’s hometown of Providence – a city that he honored and immortalized in the minds of countless individuals around the world.
and online at WeirdProvidence.org
NecronomiCon Providence 2019 is organized by a cabal of close friends and associates:
Catherine Grant (core programming)
Allison Rich (registration and hospitality)
Carmen Marusich (editorial)
Web Design and Development:
Studio Issa –
Mrina Nikrad (academic speakers)
Farah Rose Smith (community outreach)
Dennis Quinn (Armitage Symposium chair)
The joey Zone
Jennifer Hrabota Lesser
The joey Zone
Fiona Maeve Geist
Joseph S. Pulver sr.