NecronomiCon Providence Starts Thursday

New-Convention-PosterThe H.P. Lovecraft inspired convention officially starts Thursday, but there have been events going on all week and some a month. These events include movies and art shows. According to organizers, the convention happens in eight different locations.

Some of the movies and short films being shown include The Ancestor, The Thing on the Doorstep, and Dagon. Movies are being shown at the Black Box theater, located at 95 Empire Street and the RISD Auditorium, located at  7 Canal Walk, and they have already begun being shown. Click here for the movies and the times and theaters they are being shown at.

The convention will also have panels.  Panelists include filmmakers and authors such as  Stuart Gordon, C.J. Henderson, and Darrell Schweitzer. A complete list can be found here.

Check out the convention’s website here for details on what’s happening and where.

The Providence Journal has written about the convention. You can read the article here.

Shock Totem #5 Debuting in July

It was announced this week that the fifth issue of Shock Totem will be arriving in July. It was supposed to be released in January, but problems arose. According to Publisher K. Allen Wood, the delay was caused by the lack of good submissions. You can read about it here.

The cover for the July issue was also revealed. Check it out below. The cover was done by Mikio Murakami, who has done all the artwork for Shock Totem since issue #3.

Shock Totem #5

Shock Totem #5

Here is the Table of Contents:

* Taking Root by Mercedes M. Yardley (Editorial)

* In Deepest Silence by Ari Marmell

* Girl and the Blue Burqa by D. Thomas Mooers

* Digging in the Dirt: A Conversation with Jack Ketchum by John Boden

* Hide-and-Seek by F.J. Bergmann (Poem)

* Eyes of a Stranger by Nick Contor (Essay)

* Postmortem by Kurt Newton (5-Part Illustrated Micro-Serial)

* Jimmy Bunny by Darrell Schweitzer

* Strange Goods and Other Oddities (Reviews)

* Little Knife Houses by Jaelithe Ingold (2011 Shock Totem Flash Fiction Contest Winner)

* Canon by Anaea Lay

* Bloodstains & Blue Suede Shoes, Part 3 by John Boden and Simon Marshall-Jones (Article)

* The Catch by Joe Mirabello

* Three Strikes by Mekenzie Larsen

* To ‘Bie or Not to ‘Bie by Sean Eads

* Howling Through the Keyhole (Author Notes)

The issue will be available in print and digital formats. You can preorder the issue here.