The Stiff: Chapter 6: Page 234

The Stiff: Chapter 6: Page 234

If you’re on the East Coast, guess what: I’m going to be at NecronomiCon Providence! It brings back nostalgic memories to go to a Lovecraft convention in Providence, Rhode Island, since I’m old enough to remember the old NecronomiCon conventions 14+ years ago (I attended for the first time in 1995, the summer I graduated from college!). More importantly, I’m going to be doing a ton of programming and games!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 22
9:00-10:15 am
ONLY IN DREAMS – Garden Room, Biltmore 2nd Floor
An examination of Lovecraft’s Dreamlands and the characters, creations, and places therein.
Panelists: Jason Thompson, Richard Gavin, Dan Mills, Cody Goodfellow, John Langan
Moderator: Simon Strantzas

11-3 pm (gaming area)
DREAMLAND: A LOVECRAFTIAN RPG OF FANTASY AND MEMORY
Playtest “Dreamland”, my new tabletop RPG inspired by HP Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany’s Dreamlands!

4-6 pm (gaming area)
MANGAKA: THE FAST AND FURIOUS GAME OF DRAWING COMICS: CTHULHU EDITION
Playtest my recently Kickstarted (but not quite out yet) drawing game, “Mangaka,” with this special Lovecraft-themed deck of Themes and Trends! This special version has only been played in public once before, at the HP Lovecraft Film Festival in Los Angeles!

SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
9:00-10:15 am
MAKE YOUR OWN MADNESS – Garden Room, Biltmore 2nd Floor
Lovecraft-based games continue to increase in popularity. Chaosium’s seminal RPG, Call of Cthulhu, remains one of the most popular role-playing games ever, even decades after it was first created. Learn the tricks on how to create a role-playing game that will rival Lovecraft’s stories and have your players begging for more, even as their sanity melts away!
Panelists: Sandy Petersen, Badger McInnes, Mike Mason, Shane Ivey
Moderator: Jason Thompson

10:30-11:45 am
LORD DUNSANY – Omni 2
Lovecraft described Lord Dunsany as one of the three big influences on his writing. Despite being a major literary force in the early 20th century, few today know about Dunsany’s life. This panel gathers together the leading figures in Dunsany scholarship to discuss this historic writer and his work.
Panelists: S.T. Joshi, Darrell Schweitzer, Martin Andersson, Faye Ringel, Paul Di Filippo
Moderator: Jason Thompson

1-5 pm (gaming area)
DREAMLAND: A LOVECRAFTIAN RPG OF FANTASY AND MEMORY
Another chance to playtest “Dreamland”, my new tabletop RPG inspired by HP Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany’s Dreamlands! More information is up on the NecronomiCon games page.

Also, if you live in the area and are thinking of going to NecronomiCon, I totally need someone to help me by sitting at my booth in the vendors’ area part of the time! -_- I can get you a free pass if you’re willing! Email me at (my first name) at mockman.com and let me know!

NEXT UPDATE: Next Wednesday!


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  1. Joseph Singer says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.. *thinks the dog might have died.*

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