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NecronomiCon Providence 2017

August 17–20, 2017
Providence, Rhode Island
at the Providence Biltmore and Omni Providence


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Guests of Honor

Ellen Datlow, Kij Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, Steven Mariconda, Nnedi Okorafor, John Jude Palencar, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Richard Stanley, and Peter Straub.

Guests

Christopher Smith Adair, Rebecca Allred, Martin Andersson, Inanna Arthen, s. j. bagley, Sara Bardi, Barbara Barnes, Matthew Bartlett, Matthew Beach, Matt Bechtel, Eric Berardis, Leah Bond, Chad Bouchard, Brendon Boucher, Sean Branney, Tom Breen, Thomas Broadbent, Heather Buckley, Matthew Buffington, Michael Bukowski, Nadia Bulkin, Christopher Burke, Michael Calia, Brian Callahan, Gwen Callahan, Peter Cannon, Jason Ciaramella, Michael Cisco, Frank Coffman, Scott Connors, Sam Cowan, Morgan Crooks, Victoria Dalpe, Jeanne D’Angelo, Madeira Darling, Ash Darrow, Mike Davis, Barry Lee Dejasu, Paul Di Filippo, Scott Dorward, Dragana Drobnjak, J. F. Dubeau, Peter Dudar, Joseph Dwyer, Jason Eckhardt, Bob Eggleton, Leanne Elder, Ruthanne Emrys, Dave Felton, Ian Fetters, Gemma Files, Paul Fricker, Sam Gafford, Fiona Maeve Geist, Phil Gelatt, Steve Gervais, Craig Gidney, Larissa Glasser, J. T. Glover, Adam Golaski, Cody Goodfellow, Catherine Grant, Lois Gresh, Michael Griffin, Nick Gucker, Edward Guimont, Lynne Hardy, John Haremza, Jack Haringa, Perry Neil Harrison, Matt Hawkes, Grady Hendrix, Alex Houstoun, Ray Huling, Cathy Hurst, Derrick Hussey, Justine Jones, Lee Joyner, Michael Kelly, Caitlin Kiernan, Joshua D. King, Gwendolyn Kiste, Leslie Klinger, Karen Kohoutek, Dan Kramer, Chris Lackey, Paul LaFarge, Rick Lai, Vince LaRosa, Izzy Lee, Robert Levy, Livia Llewellyn, Daniel Look, Donovan Loucks, Fred Lubnow, Anders Lundgren, Tom Lynch, Ann McCarthy, Badger McInnes, Shawn McKinney, Bracken MacLeod, Anya Martin, Mike Mason, Rolf Maurer, James A. Moore, Sean Moreland, Will Murray, Byron Nakamura, Scott Nicolay, David Neilsen, Mrinalini Nikrad, Errick Nunnally, Dwayne Olson, Vincent O’Neil, Paul Neimann, Jon Padgett, Lauren Panepinto, Beverly Pettine, Anne Pillsworth, Heather Poirier, Diana Porter, Jesse Pyne, Jonathan Raab, Liv Rainey-Smith, Jenna Randall, Rory Raven, Peter Rawlik, Lúcio Reis-Filho, Cathe Rezendes, Faye Ringel, Troy Rondinone, Daniel Rottenberg, Christian Roy, Matt Sanderson, Richard Sardinha, Eric Schaller, Daniel Schnopp-Wyatt, Holly Schwadron, Darrell Schweitzer, Jeff Shanks, Eli Shurberg, Skinner, Farah R. Smith, Simon Strantzas, Sonya Taaffe, Elena Tchougounova-Paulson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Anthony Teth, Jeffrey Thomas, Jonathan Thomas, Jason Thompson, Michael A. Torregrossa, Paul Tremblay, Alan Tromp, Faith Trowell, K. H. Vaughan, Steve Walker, Nathaniel Wallace, Robert Waugh, Michael Wehunt, Gordon White, Jef Wilkins, Stephen Wilson, Douglas E. Winter, Starry Wizdom, Andrea Wolanin, Justin Woodman, Douglas Wynne, Joe Zannella, and The joey Zone.

Team Roster

Frank Difficult, Sam Gafford, Phil Gelatt, Shemaleiah Geremia-Smylie, Jay Gidwitz, Josh Gravel, Niels-Viggo Hobbs, Alex Houstoun, Stephanie Issa, Justine Johnson, Donovan K. Loucks, Mitchell McArtor, Carmen Marusich, Brian Mullen, Dennis P. Quinn, Allison Rich, Jessica Saniuk, Anthony Teth, Rob Zannini, and The joey Zone.

Commentaries, Press, and Other Links

Programming Schedule

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Opening Reception for “Lovecraft on the Road” exhibit, remarks by Derrick Hussey and Caitlin R. Kiernan at 6:00 p.m. (John Hay Library)
6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – NecronomiCon Welcome Pre-Party (Aurora)

Thursday, August 17, 2017
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Bus Tour 1
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Walking Tour (Beverly Pettine)
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Bus Tour 2
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremony (First Baptist Church)
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Ars Necronomica: Wonders of the Visible World Group Exhibition, Opening Reception (Woods Gerry Gallery)
6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. – “The Tattered King”, theatrical production (Biltmore, Garden Room)
7:00 p.m. to 12:00 m. – A very special outdoor celebration of Weird Providence (Façade Lot)
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – “The Haunter of the Dark” by Dark Adventure Radio Theater (Biltmore, Garden Room)
8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Black Lodge Party (Thee Red Fez)
10:30 p.m. to 12:00 m. – “Frank Difficult Presents” Screening with Live Music (Black Box Theater)

Day of Friday, August 18, 2017
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Omni, Bristol-Kent Armitage Symposium – Shocking Revelations: Diverse Approaches to Lovecraft Armitage Symposium – Gruesome Fashions: Lovecraft and Popular Culture   Academic Talks
(Buffington, Nikrad)
Armitage Symposium – Straining in its Own Direction: Lovecraft and the Sciences The Fairy Folk: Faerie in the Weird Tradition
(Di Filippo, Kiste, Lubnow, Raven, Ringel, Shanks)
Women in the Lovecraft Circle
(Branney, Connors, Ringel, Tchougounova-Paulson)
Omni, Newport-Washington Pulp vs. Pure Cthulhu Gaming
(Fricker, Hardy, Kramer, Lackey, Mason)
Strange, Far Places
(Branney, Loucks, Murray, Vaughan, Wynne)
  Making Short Films
(Branney, Gelatt, Goodfellow, Lee, Porter)
Eldritch Arthouse: Weird Fiction Influences in Art Cinema
(Dwyer, Files, Gelatt, Griffin, Lee, Stanley)
Games and Technology
(Bond, Darrow, Haremza, Hawkes, LaRosa, Pyne)
Erotic Lovecraftiana
(LaFarge, Llewellyn, Rawlik, Taaffe, Zannella)
Biltmore, Garden Room Wereweird: Lycanthropy, Animism, and Animal-Transformation in Weird Fiction
(Goodfellow, S. G. Jones, Taaffe, Vaughan)
Terror Trends and the Future of Weird Film
(Buckley, B. Callahan, Gelatt, Lee, Stanley)
The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast LIVE! Clark Ashton Smith
(Andersson, Connors, Glasser, Murray, Sidney-Fryer, Thompson)
R. H. Barlow: Lovecraft and Beyond
(Andersson, Connors, Houstoun, LaFarge, Olson)
Women Directing Weird
(Buckley, G. Callahan, Files, Lee, Porter, Wolanin)
 
Biltmore, Grand Ballroom Ambrose Bierce: A Literary Legacy
(Eckhardt, Houstoun, Hussey, Lai, Sidney-Fryer)
Machinations and Mesmerism
(Klinger, Mariconda, Martin, Moreland, Padgett, Smith)
  Writing Non-Stale Mythos Tales
(Houstoun, K. Johnson, Lynch, O’Neil, Rawlik, Schweitzer)
Lovecraft Criticism: What’s Left?
(Cannon, Mariconda, Schweitzer)
Guests of Honor
(bagley, Datlow, K. Johnson, S. G. Jones, Mariconda, Okorafor, Palencar, Sidney-Fryer, Stanley, Straub)
 
Biltmore, L’Apogee   Author Readings
(Dalpe, Di Filippo, Gidney, Grant)
Artist Industry Portfolio Reviews
(Panepinto)
Author Readings
(Bulkin, Cisco, Kiernan, Vaughan)
Author Readings
(Levy, Strantzas, Tem, Wehunt)
   
Biltmore, Renaissance Salon   Stories from the Borderland LIVE!
(Bukowski, D’Angelo, Martin, Nicolay)
Drive-In Lovecraft
(Tromp)
  Sneak Peek: The Colour out of Space
(Stanley)
Various Locations Walking Tour
(Rory Raven)
  Walking Tour
(Cathe Rezendes)
 
  Walking Tour
(Barbara Barnes)
 
  Bus Tour 3 Bus Tour 4  

Details of above panels
  • Armitage Symposium – Shocking Revelations: Diverse Approaches to Lovecraft
    • Red Hand, Red Hook: Machen, Lovecraft, and the Urban Uncanny (Kohoutek)
    • The Death of the Artist: H. P. Lovecraft and the Nihilism of the Text (Berardis)
    • The Cosmic Drone of Azathoth: Adaptation, Genre and the Sublime (Wallace)
    • Will the Real Lovecraft Please Stand Up: An Example of Intertextuality in the Work of Frank Belknap Long and H. P. Lovecraft (Nakamura)
  • Armitage Symposium – Gruesome Fashions: Lovecraft and Popular Culture
    • Mike Mignola and The Lovecraft Circle – Inspiration and World Sharing (Lundgren)
    • Shadows over Camelot: Lovecraftian Motifs in Arthurian Fiction (Torregrossa)
    • Dynamics of Detective Fiction in H. P. Lovecraft (Poirier)
    • Your Eldritch Horror is in Another Castle: The Quest for Cosmicism in Gaming (Darrow)
  • Academic Talks
    • Hymenoptera: Harbingers of Eldritch Entomophagy (Buffington)
    • Antarctic Biology: An Ethereal Ecosystem in Delicate Balance (Nikrad)
  • Armitage Symposium – Straining in its Own Direction: Lovecraft and the Sciences
    • The Lovecraftian Solar System: A Tour of Our Cosmic Neighborhood Through the Eyes of H. P. Lovecraft (Lubnow)
    • At the Mountains of Mars: Lovecraft’s Relationship with the Red Planet (Guimont)
    • The Madness of Minds: Consciousness and Materialism in Lovecraft’s Fiction (McKinney)
    • Reviewing Lovecraft’s Cause of Death: A Clinicopathological Conference (King)

Evening of Friday, August 18, 2017
6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – “Horace Whitly and the Unimaginable Horror” performed by David Neilsen (Biltmore, Garden Room)
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Guest Reception (Biltmore, L’Apogee)
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – “The Brotherhood of the Beast”, Dark Adventure Radio Theater (Biltmore, Garden Room)
9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. – Eldritch Ball (Biltmore, Grand Ballroom)
10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. – RadioTheater NYC theatrical presentation of Weird Tales, Part One (Providence Public Library)

Day of Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Omni, Bristol-Kent Armitage Symposium – A Very Terrible Difference: Race, Gender, and the Other Armitage Symposium – Still Others Have Made Me Tremble: Comparative Lovecraft   Academic Talks
(Look, Lubnow)
Armitage Symposium – No Ordinary Aesthetic Canon: Literary Studies Voices in Weird Poetry
(Coffman, Schweitzer, Sidney-Fryer, Taaffe, Wizdom)
The King in Yellow & Robert Chambers
(Emrys, Houstoun, Lai)
Omni, Newport-Washington Campaigns in Call of Cthulhu
(Dorward, Fricker, Hardy, Mason, Sanderson)
Dark Crimes: The Weird in Noir Fiction
(Di Filippo, Goodfellow, Gresh, Raven, Rawlik, Taaffe)
  Arthur Machen: Between Myth and Modernity
(Cisco, Haringa, Kohoutek, Sidney-Fryer)
Editing Horror
(Datlow, Davis, Kelly, Klinger, Straub, Winter)
Lovecraft in Context
(Klinger, LaFarge, Mariconda, Moreland, Rawlik)
Shirley Jackson as Weird Fiction
(Haringa, Kiste, Pillsworth, Tremblay)
Biltmore, Garden Room Nameless Cults: Robert E. Howard
(Connors, Kohoutek, Lai, Shanks)
Podcasting for Games
(Bouchard, Haremza, Kramer, LaRosa, Pyne, Wilkins)
Miskatonic University Podcast and Good Friends of Jackson Elias, Together – LIVE!
(Bouchard, Dorward, Fricker, Kramer, Sanderson; video)
The Lovecraft Circle
(Andersson, Cannon, Connors, Mariconda, Olson)
Poe and the New England Gothic
(Bartlett, MacLeod, Raven, Ringel, Tremblay, Waugh)
Miskatonic U. & the Mythos
(Branney, Lubnow, Murray, Pillsworth, Waugh, Wynne)
 
Biltmore, Grand Ballroom The Edge of Space: Where SF and Cosmic Horror Meet
(Gresh, Lubnow, Okorafor, O’Neil, Waugh)
Lovecraft Revisions
(Cannon, Emrys, Houstoun, Klinger, Mariconda, Pillsworth)
  The Mythos: Lovecraft’s Greatest Creation or Suffocating Trope?
(Goodfellow, Rawlik, Schweitzer, Wynne)
Established Artists of Weird
(Eggleton, Felton, Gervais, Palencar, Panepinto, Rainey-Smith, Sardinha)
Teatro Grottesco: The Bleak Universe of Thomas Ligotti
(Bartlett, Calia, Cisco, Houstoun, Padgett; video)
 
Biltmore, L’Apogee Author Readings
(Broadbent, Wizdom)
Author Readings
(Dejasu, Glasser, K. Johnson, Moore)
The Outer Dark Podcast LIVE! Author Readings
(Gresh, S. G. Jones, Nunnally, Pillsworth)
Author Readings
(Bechtel, Kiste, Okorafor, Smith)
Author Readings
(Arthen, Dudar, MacLeod)
Author Readings
(Griffin, Llewellyn, Martin, Wehunt)
Biltmore, Renaissance Salon Paperbacks from Hell
(Hendrix)
Some Notes on a Non-Entity
(Eckhardt, Gafford, Zone)
  Lovecraft’s New England, Part 1
(Loucks)
Lovecraft’s New England, Part 2
(Loucks)
  Poetry Workshop
(Broadbent, Sidney-Fryer, Wizdom)
Various Locations Walking Tour
(Donovan Loucks)
  Walking Tour
(Brendon Boucher)
 
  Bus Tour 5 Bus Tour 6  

Details of above panels
  • Armitage Symposium – A Very Terrible Difference: Race, Gender, and the Other
    • Perspectives on Lovecraft and Racism: Internet “Facts” and Recent Metafictions (Randall, Ringel)
    • Lovecraft Meets the Mummy: Orientalism, Race, and Monstrous Egypt in “Out of the Aeons” and Other Stories (Rondinone)
    • A Correlation of Contents: Mapping the Intersections of Queerness and Negativity in the Works of Lovecraft (Geist, Shurberg)
    • Human Sacrifice and Ritual Murder on the Bayou: Historical antecedents of the “endless Bacchanal” in “The Call of Cthulhu” (Schnopp-Wyatt)
  • Armitage Symposium – Still Others Have Made Me Tremble: Comparative Lovecraft
    • Through a Lens Dark and Lightly: The Cosmicism of E. E. Smith and H. P. Lovecraft (Maurer)
    • Lovecraft, Bataille, and Sacred Terror (Huling)
    • Lovecraft’s Accursed Share in Bataille’s General Economy (Roy)
  • Academic Talks
    • H. P. Lovecraft’s Understanding and Misrepresentation of the Theory of Evolution in his Tales (Lubnow)
    • Queer Geometry and Higher Dimensions: Mathematics in the fiction of H. P. Lovecraft (Look)
  • Armitage Symposium – No Ordinary Aesthetic Canon: Literary Studies
    • Anthropodermic Bibliopegy and the Literature of H. P. Lovecraft (Harrison)
    • The Rats in the Trenches: The Gothic Horror of the Great War as Revealed in the Writing of H. P. Lovecraft (Walker)
    • Transhumanism, Monstrosity, and Modernity: Rhetorics of Abjection in H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Whisperer in Darkness” (Trowell)
    • Lovecraft’s Dark Continent: At the Mountains of Madness and Antarctic Literature (Fetters)

Evening of Saturday, August 19, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – The HPL ‘Comedy’ Quiz Show (Biltmore, Garden Room)
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – The Madness from Below, theatrical presentation (Black Box Theater)
8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – RadioTheater NYC theatrical presentation of Weird Tales, Part Two (Providence Public Library)
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – Johnson & Lackey Presents: a series of short comedic adaptations of iconic Lovecraft tales (Black Box Theater)
9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Lovecraftian Trivia Night (Biltmore, McCormick & Schmick’s)
9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. – Coven, Beastmaker, and Magic Circle (Columbus Theater)
10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – “The Call of Cthulhu”, performed by David Neilsen (Black Box Theater)
10:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Innsmouth Sea Shanties! (Biltmore, McCormick & Schmick’s)

Day of Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Omni, Bristol-Kent   Armitage Symposium – Emanations of Abominations: Lovecraft Around the Globe Armitage Symposium – Transformations and Reintegrations: Reclaiming Lovecraft   Academic Talks
(Elder, Woodman)
 
Omni, Newport-Washington   Call of Cthulhu’s Favorite Scenarios
(Adair, Bouchard, Fricker, McInnes, Mason)
The Dreaded Surreal: Landscapes in Weird Fiction
(Burke, Gidney, Griffin, Schaller)
  William Hope Hodgson: An Appreciation
(Cisco, Gafford, Golaski, Gucker, Zone)
The Weird, Weird West
(Files, Goodfellow, Moore, Murray)
 
Biltmore, Garden Room   Fabulism in Contemporary Weird Fiction
(Gidney, Glover, K. Johnson, Okorafor, Strantzas, Straub)
Southern Gothic Horror: Yesterday and Today
(Datlow, Shanks, Tem, Wehunt)
  Faithful Frighteners
(Breen, Lee, MacLeod, Stanley, Wynne)
Contemporary Weird Art
(Bardi, Bukowski, D’Angelo, J. Jones, Joyner, Skinner, Wilson)
The Future of Weird Fiction and NecronomiCon-PVD
(bagley, Cowan, Datlow, Emrys, Hobbs, Kelly)
Biltmore, Grand Ballroom Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast
(Goodfellow, Ringel, Schweitzer, Teth)
  Small Press in the Weird
(Davis, Ciaramella, Drobnjak, Goodfellow, Hussey, Olson)
  Mary Shelley and Frankenstein: The Roots of Cosmic Horror
(Files, Kiste, Klinger, Martin, Schwadron)
The Bleak Oblique: Aickman’s Influence on Contemporary Horror
(Cisco, Di Filippo, Haringa, Strantzas, Tem)
 
Biltmore, L’Apogee   Author Readings
(Allred, Files, Jeffrey Thomas, Tremblay)
Author Readings
(Emrys, Padgett, Straub, Taaffe)
The Lovecraft eZine Live! Author Readings
(Bartlett, Crooks, Raab, White)
Author Readings
(Cannon, Darling, Dubeau, Jonathan Thomas)
 
Various Locations   Walking Tour
(Rory Raven)
  Walking Tour
(Cathy Hurst)
 

Details of above panels
  • Armitage Symposium – Emanations of Abominations: Lovecraft Around the Globe
    • Lovecraft Out of Space: Influences of the American Weird Fiction on Brazilian Literature and Cinema (Reis-Filho)
    • Alexander Blok and H. P. Lovecraft: On the Mythopoetics of the Supernatural (Tchougounova-Paulson)
    • Shadows out of Space, Colours Out of Time: The Cosmic Horror of Junji Ito and Charles Burns (Moreland)
  • Armitage Symposium – Transformations and Reintegrations: Reclaiming Lovecraft
    • Lovecraft’s Consolation (Beach)
    • Naming the Unnamable: The Ethics of Lovecraftian Horror (Neimann)
    • The Pathos in the Mythos: Real Feeling in Lovecraft and Lavalle (McCarthy)
    • Dreams of Lost Time and Space: Lovecraft’s Writings on Nostalgia and Home (Rottenberg)
  • Academic Talks
    • Becoming Part of the Lurking Evil: Lovecraftian Occultures in the Epoch of Cthulhu (Woodman)
    • Monsters of the Deep Sea: The Biology of Unique Marine Organisms (Elder)

Evening of Sunday, August 20, 2017
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Quiet & Bold: Consultants Paraordinary LIVE! (Black Box Theater)
9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – The Dunwich Horror PICTURE SHOW! (Columbus Theater)
 
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