Presentation: Thomas Ligotti, Contemporary Heir to Lovecraft

Live Event
Holiday Inn - Bienville Ballroom D
Date and time: 
Saturday, November 4, 2023 - 1:30pm

Delve into "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World," a tale by the legendary Thomas Ligotti, featuring an uncanny figure akin to Lovecraft's eldritch entities, yet uniquely Ligottian in its form and the existential dread it evokes. In his introduction to the story, horror author and Ligotti narrator and scholar Jon Padgett elucidates Ligotti's significance as a contemporary heir to Lovecraft. Through the lens of "The Shadow at the Bottom of the World," discover an autumnal outré horror of the sort only the mind of Thomas Ligotti could conjure. Following the intro, Padgett will read Ligotti's enthralling, classic tale in its entirety. Don’t miss it!

Jon Padgett is a lapsed ventriloquist and Editor-In-Chief of Grimscribe Press. Known for his first short story collection, The Secret of Ventriloquism, he is also a prominent narrator of Thomas Ligotti's works. Padgett's unique voice has made him a standout figure in the world of weird storytelling.

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H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival - Mobile, AL