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October 3rd, 2010

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11:18 pm - H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival - the good
This weekend was the 15th H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and the 6th that I've been to. It was also my favorite yet – it's become as much a Lovecraft focused con, with good panels, as a film festival. I was also overjoyed that their guest of honor was Caitlin R. Kiernan . Daughter of Hounds is remains one of my favorite novels, and I loved hearing Kiernan's perspective on Lovecraft, which is remarkably similar to mine, despite the fact that many of her stories are considerably darker and more grim than I am generally comfortable with.

When listening to her and in my brief chance to talk with her as she signed amberite and my copies of Daughter of Hounds, I was also struck by how in both her mannerisms and her ways of thought and speech, Kiernan seemed to be someone considerably closer to my own sub-cultural niche than any other author I've met – definitely a fascinating and unique point of contact and someone I'd love to someday get a chance to actually get to know. I also suspect that I may get more out of even her darker and creepier works than I previously expected to and so shall look at more of her books that I've previously avoided.

As for the rest of the festival, as seems often the case, the feature films ranged between those I had seen and those I had no interest in seeing, but the short films was quite enjoyable (with the exception of an impressively tedious adaptation of an excellent M.R. James ghost story). Alice and I had a wonderful time and I definitely look forward to attending it in the future.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased

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Date:October 4th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think you'll find a lot to appreciate and even enjoy in Kiernan's horror. She really is very much looking at things of interest to you in ways you're likely to find engaging. Good stuff.
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Date:October 5th, 2010 07:01 pm (UTC)
She is greygirlbeast here on LJ and regularly posts about life and writing.
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Date:October 9th, 2010 03:18 am (UTC)

I Can Only Wish That I Had Been There Too!

I’m just jealous I once again didn’t make it to the festival!

But I really appreciate the reports the attendees having been posting around the web.

I've been posting mostly Fritz Leiber and Robert Bloch images and audio while everyone else ran of to Portland for the film festival.

Stop by my blog on wordpress sometime, and grab some audio files and more for yourself.

aka CthulhuWho1


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