Praise Cthulhu!

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Location: 
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 4, 2015 -
8:30pm to 9:30pm

Panelists explore the curious link between Satan and the Cthulhu Mythos. How do figures like Cthulhu and Nyarlathotep fill the role of Lucifer in his mythology? Who borrowed from whom? Also, what aspects of the Cthulhu Mythos get worked into the ritual and rite of modern belief systems, like Satanism? Price, Brock, Moore, Stross

Robert M. Price, a fan of H.P. Lovecraft since the Lancer paperback collections of 1967 appeared, began writing scholarly articles ands humorous pieces on HPL and the Cthulhu Mythos in 1981. His celebrated semi-pro zine Crypt of Cthulhu began as a quarterly fanzine for the Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association in 1981 and made it to 109 issues. In 1990 he began editing Mythos anthologies for Fedogan & Bremer and Chaosium, Inc. and still does! His fiction has been collected in Blasphemies and Revelations.

A longtime figure on the Lovecraft scene, Bryan Moore has made an indelible mark with his films and sculptures based on the work on the Old Gent, most notably as the sculptor of the bronze bust of Lovecraft which now permanently resides in the Providence Athenaeum Library, now a pilgrimage for Lovecraft fans, and as the director of the seminal Lovecraft film "Cool Air" (soon to be released in a remastered edition!). He also created the annual Howie Award given to those who excel in promoting Lovecraft's work in the arts at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival.

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.