Panel: Lovecraft and Science Fiction
We all know that Lovecraft is an icon of modern horror, but he is also influential in the world of sci fi. With his works such as the classic "The Color Out of Space", to deep dives like "The Challenge from Beyond" and "In the Walls of Eryx," as well as his influence on modern sci fi from Alien to Event Horizon. Panelists discuss the influence of contemporary scientific discoveries that had a hand in shaping Lovecraft's stories.
Mike Davis is the founder and editor of The Lovecraft eZine, an online magazine which is published monthly and is a prime internet source for original Lovecraftian fiction (it has featured new works by W. H. Pugmire, Peter Rawlik, Molly Tanzer, Jeff Thomas, Mark Rainey, Ann K. Schwander, and Joe Pulver) and information about Lovecraftian films and audios, memorabilia, books, art, and happenings within the Lovecraftian community. Mike conducts weekly video chats and interviews on Sundays. Many notable Lovecraftians such as Robert M. Price, S.T. Joshi, and Ellen Datlow have been interviewed in the weekly video chats. Information regarding the weekly Lovecraft eZine video chats can be found online at: www.lovecraftzine.com/chat. Mike lives in Texas with his wife and son, 3 cats, and 1 dog.
Peter Rawlik is a prolific author of Lovecraftian Fiction including the novels Reanimators and The Weird Company. His fiction often focuses on characters and events forgotten by Lovecraft and his successors. His latest novel is the Lovecraftian noir Reanimatrix, which tells the story of both Robert Peaslee and Megan Halsey, the second generation of Lovecraftian Heroes.
Cody Goodfellow has written nine novels and five collections of short stories, and edits the hyperpulp zine Forbidden Futures, and has won three Wonderland Book Awards. His comics work has been featured in Mystery Meat, Creepy, Slow Death Zero and Skin Crawl. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous short films, TV shows, music videos by Anthrax and Beck, and a Days Inn commercial. He wrote, co-produced and scored the Lovecraftian hygiene films Baby Got Bass and Stay At Home Dad, which can be viewed on YouTube.