Cultist Psychology

Type: 
Panel Discussion
Location: 
EOD Center
Date and time: 
Sunday, October 9, 2016 -
9:30pm to 10:30pm

What is a cult, and why do they happen? What is the relationship between real cults and HPL cultists? How would a worshipper of a world-destroying entity really think and behave?. Connors (M), Goodfellow, Rex, Burk, Rawlik, Louve

 

May Otis Blackburn and Ruth Angeline Wieland started the Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven in Los Angeles in the 1920s

Scott Connors is an independent scholar living in northern California who specializes in the life and work of Clark Ashton Smith, H. P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and other writers of weird fiction. Recently his five volume edition of Smith's Collected Fantasies was reprinted in trade paperback by Night Shade Books. His latest book, In the Realm of Mystery and Wonder, a collection of Smith's artwork and prose poems, was published this year by Centipede Press.

CODY GOODFELLOW has written five novels, and co-wrote three more with New York Times bestselling author John Skipp. His first two collections Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars and All-Monster Action, each received the Wonderland Book Award. His latest, Rapture Of The Deep & Other Lovecraftian Tales, is out now from Hippocampus Press. He wrote, co-produced and scored the short Lovecraftian hygiene film "Stay At Home Dad," which can be viewed on YouTube.

Diabolus Rex is the founder and techno-Mage of the Chaos imperium and lead engineer of Black Sun Occult Engineering and Design, the focus of which is the development and construction of frankenscience devices and mechanisms that combine the worlds of the quantum and metaphysical. Rex is a native Oregonian who was born and raised in Astoria Oregon and it was there he developed his first occult based sculptural works.  The writings of Nichola Tesla, Julius Evola, Dr.

JEFF BURK is the cult favorite author of SHATNERQUAKE, SUPER GIANT MONSTER TIME, CRIPPLE WOLF, and SHATNERQUEST. Like the literary equivalent to a cult B-Horror movie, Burk writes violent, absurd, and funny stories about punks, monsters, gore, and trash culture. Everyone normally dies at the end. He is also the the Head Editor of ERASERHEAD PRESS’ horror imprint, DEADITE PRESS and the host of the JEFF ATTACKS podcast. Born in the Pennsylvania backwoods, he was raised on a steady diet of Godzilla, Star Trek, and EC Comics. He now resides in Portland, Oregon.

Rhiannon Louve is a freelance writer. Professionally, she writes short stories, video game dialogue, table-top role-playing books, and privately commissioned fiction. She hopes to soon add novels to the list. With her MA in Applied Theology, Rhiannon has taught World Religions at the college level, and published Pagan thea/ology essays. Rhiannon's published short fiction is mostly steampunk so far, while her current video game gig is with State of Decay 2, about surviving post zombie apocalypse.