Dark Corners of The Earth
Lovecraft’s appeal is global, but what makes Lovecraft so popular in some countries, and not so much in others? Stross, Dubisch, Lupoff, Branney
Charles Stross, 50, is a full-time science fiction writer and resident of Edinburgh, Scotland. His modern Lovecraftian series, The Laundry Files, includes the Hugo-award winning novellas "The Concrete Jungle" and "Equoid", the Locus Award-winning novel "The Apocalypse Codex", and has been shortlisted for numerous other awards; "The Annihilation Score" (Laundry Files book six), was published by Ace in July 2015.
Mike Dubisch has been bringing a Lovecraftian twist to his fantasy art, illustration and comics for a quarter century, beginning in his mid teens. The versatile artist has created Star Wars and Dungeons and Dragons toys, animated DVD covers for the World Wrestling Federation, designs for animated movies, and characters for MTV. His work is held in the permanent collection of The Museum of Cartoon and Comic Art. His Lovecraftian Graphic Novel WEIRDLING was published in 2007 to critical acclaim. Current projects include Zombies VS Robots:Diplomacy and Godzilla comics sketch variant covers, both for IDW, creature designs for film, including "Transcendent" for the 2013 Portland festival. See more at http://mikedubischart.webs.com/
Dick Lupoff discovered HPL when he smuggled an Avon paperback into church in 1946, hid it inside a hymnal and read "The Dunwich Horror". In later years he co-edited and published the Hugo-winning fanzine Xero with his wife, Pat. Working at Canaveral Press, he became the posthumous editor of Edgar Rice Burroughs. His own books include Sun's End, Marblehead: A Novel of H. P. Lovecraft, The Great American Paperback, and the Lindsey and Plum mystery series. He is currently Editorial Director of Surinam Turtle Press. His next book will be Dreamer's Dozen.
Sean is a producer, actor, director and writer with the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society which he runs with his nefarious colleague, Andrew Leman. He was intimately involved in the creation of the motion pictures The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer in Darkness, nineteen episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre, and many other Lovecraftian projects. With his work at the HPLHS, he's created many other Lovecraftian entertainments. Sean also produces and directs live theatre in Los Angeles. He plays ice hockey and has four chinchillas.