Howard Phillips Lovecraft, born in Providence, is widely considered to be the father of modern supernatural fiction. As tribute to his legacy, the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, inc., is organizing NecronomiCon Providence, a multi-faceted convention exploring his work and that of his myriad literary and artistic offspring. This three-day event will feature renowned speakers, panel discussions, and workshops. Participants will be further rewarded with historic tours, art exhibits, film screenings, plays, and concerts that will immerse them in the city H.P. Lovecraft loved and called home – Providence, Rhode Island. Working with the city, area universities, and local businesses, we are developing a convention that will draw many people to Providence, and help to maintain its status as a destination city, a city that Lovecraft venerated, and immortalized in the minds of countless individuals around the world.
Theme: “The Rational Mind in Supernatural Literature” – an exploration of the intersection of art and science that lies at the foundation of the H. P. Lovecraft mythos literary genre. The name NecronomiCon is a tribute to the fictional ancient book of knowledge he conceived in his stories, and serves to underscore this theme.
August 22-25, 2013, to coincide with Lovecraft birthday celebrations in Providence.
Subjects to be explored over the three-day convention:
- Literature: Science Fiction, Horror, Mythology…
- Science and Exploration: Astronomy, Archaeology, Biology…
- History: Primordial, Pre-Colombian, Colonial, 1920s…
- Culture: Art, Architecture, Cinema, Theater, Music, Poetry, Gaming, Food…
Many of the foremost Lovecraft and mythos scholars and writers have already signed on to be a part of this event, including S.T. Joshi, Robert M. Price, W.H. Pugmire, Donovan Loucks, and many others. And we have some spectacular plenary speakers lining up as well – stay tuned. To date, there is already a lot of positive buzz in the literary community surrounding our plans, and we expect this to be the preeminent Lovecraft convention and literary conference of the decade.
As we move past the formative steps, we are looking for SPONSORS to help implement this long-overdue tribute to Providence’s own begotten. After more than a decade since the last Lovecraft convention in Providence, the roots have set for a newly invigorated NecronomiCon in August 2013. If you’d like to be a material part of this, with an anticipated audience of upwards of a thousand hungry and passionate fans from around the nation and the world, please contact us via our website or email.
Niels Hobbs: [email protected]
Press Packet PDF’s:
NecronomiCon Providence Release-1
NecronomiCon-Providence – press flyer
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