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OTHER THINGS IN THE WORLD THAN MUSIC => Art and Literature, Movies and TV => Topic started by: mgriffin on September 28, 2010, 01:09:52 PM

Title: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: mgriffin on September 28, 2010, 01:09:52 PM
Most of you are nowhere near Portland, but if you're anywhere nearby you may be interested in this weekend's H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, aka CthulhuCon.  It happens Friday through Sunday, October 1-3, at the Hollywood Theater in Portland.

Lena and I will be there.  Anybody else from the Forum planning to attend?

Edit: oh yeah, link:  http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/ (http://www.hplfilmfestival.com/)

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Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: 9dragons on September 29, 2010, 12:22:59 AM
Huge Lovecraft fan here. Idiotically missed out on the Festival when I was actually living in Portland. Now am seriously thinking of driving down from Seattle, Friday night, to catch the Saturday and Sunday events...
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: mgriffin on September 29, 2010, 05:35:46 AM
It's worth mentioning that this is supposedly the last one, or at least the organizer is taking a break after this year.

Hope to see you there, 9dragons!
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: Scott M2 on September 29, 2010, 08:26:34 AM
It's worth mentioning that this is supposedly the last one, or at least the organizer is taking a break after this year.

He's probably returning to Arkham...
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: lena on September 29, 2010, 09:06:56 AM
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He's probably returning to Arkham...

 ;D!!!
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: Brian Bieniowski on September 30, 2010, 07:17:46 AM
If you guys haven't read any fiction by Michael Shea, you're in for a treat.  His stuff's amazing.
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: mgriffin on September 30, 2010, 08:13:31 AM
I've read a little Michael Shea, and I'm looking forward to checking out more.  I'd love to grab his collection The Autopsy on Centipede Press but it's a bit pricey.  Centipede's showing up as a vendor at the festival so I can at least take a look at it.

http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/autopsy.html (http://www.centipedepress.com/horror/autopsy.html)
Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: lena on October 04, 2010, 11:36:04 AM
It was awesome getting to see Michael Shea on a few panels, doing readings, and even sitting about an arm's length away in the audience during an S.T. Joshi (& others) discussion panel. He's really an amazing writer, and I was a little bit starstruck, (and I was really starstruck over Caitlin Kiernan! I must have ended up accidentally standing right next to her a hundred times over the weekend, but I was too shy to talk to her, I'm such a dork... :P )

Title: Re: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon
Post by: mgriffin on October 05, 2010, 10:27:58 AM
This event really was a lot of fun. Crowd-watching might have been the best part, with such a diverse crowd of weirdos in attendance.  I'd guess there might have been eight or nine hundred people attending in the evenings (lots of people skipped the day sessions), though I haven't heard official numbers.