Introducing The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Project

Friday, April 27th, 2012

…because the world needs more weird fiction podcasts. Obviously there’s the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. Last fall, a couple of awesome British guys started an M.R. James “Podcast to the Curious.” And this week, a couple of weird-fic loving friends and I started “The Double Shadow: A Clark Ashton Smith Podcast.” You can subscribe via iTunes or through our regular feed. We also have a Twitter account and a Facebook page for those active on social media.

Update on my hands and the Cthulhus

Friday, November 11th, 2011

I’ve been waiting to write this for a while in hopes that things would sort themselves out or that I could get some kind of timeline. But it’s nearly mid-November now, so I think I really owe an update.

The Complete Works of Lovecraft eBook Now in PDF

Monday, August 1st, 2011

A while back, I released a complete works of H.P. Lovecraft eBook in EPUB and Kindle formats. While that works for most people, some had asked for a PDF copy for their computers or other devices. Creating the PDF wasn’t a priority (the stories are all available online and the two version I’ve created can be read on nearly every device, including computers), but it was still something I wanted to get around to. So last weekend, I got it put together.

Where to Find Me at SDCC

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Wednesday morning, I fly out to San-Diego for my first (and probably only for a while after this) Comic-Con! My ideal schedule is up on Comic-Con’s scheduling site and it’s public/consistently updated so you can see where you’re likely to bump into me.

Interviewed at Innsmouth Free Press

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Today, Innsmouth Free Press published an interview I did with them a few weeks back. Some random tidbits in it, like how I got into Lovecraft, whether the Cthulhus I make are dangerous, and also what I’m actually afraid of.

Lovecraft Recommended Reading List

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Even before I released the Lovecraft eBook, people have asked me where they should start with Lovecraft or what his best stories were. As with any fiction, this is my entirely subjective take. I added my thoughts but tried not to give things away.

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Monday, June 20th, 2011

On March 1, 2011, I released a
free eBook of the complete works of Lovecraft in EPUB and MOBI formats. On March 21, 2011, someone uploaded a copy of the MOBI file (with a different cover and missing the intro) started selling it on Amazon. I didn’t discover this until June 18th, 2011, by which time it had achieved a 5-star rating and a good sales rank. I am very disappointed and wish to a) outline proofs to back up my assertion that this is the eBook I created and b) clarify a few points regarding the eBook’s distribution (and c) talk about my feelings on the subject).

Introducing Crocheted Pikathulhu

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Dear internet (especially Cthulhu-lovers),

Last week over a dozen of you sent me a picture of a plush Pikathulhu doll. So I made you this:

Post Spring Thing

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Spring Thing on Saturday turned out to be a lot of fun! I was a bit nervous, as this was my first arts & crafts show and I was unsure of what to expect. But the other vendors were friendly and I got to meet a lot of interesting people. It was especially exciting to meet a few people from the internet (is there really a better description?).

How to Find Me This Saturday (May 21, Spring Thing)

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Tomorrow, some 30-odd Cthulhus and I will be at the D.C. Craft Mafia’s Spring Thing. Here are the vital stats & info on where to find me there:

Cthulhu Chick at Spring Thing on May 21

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

On May 21st, I’ll be participating in my first arts & crafts show, the “Spring Thing” put on by the D.C. Craft Mafia. I’ll join about 40 other artists and crafters outside St. Luke’s Episocopal Church in NW DC. St. Luke’s is on the corner of 15th & P, NW, a few blocks from Dupont Circle (or a few more blocks from Farragut North/West, if you feel like it).

212 Dollars Raised and Donated for Japan and MSF Relief Work

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

After a few weeks of mad crocheting, I’ve finished all the Carethulhus for the R’lyief Sale. I made a total of 19 Carethulhus, some normal Weethulhus and some wee-sized versions of Chefthulhu, etc. In total, it raised $145 for the Red Cross’s Japan Fund and $67 for MSF ($212 total). I made the donations on the evening of April 12, with receipts below.

R’lyief Sale Last Call

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

So good and bad and good news on the R’lyief Sale (initial details post). The good news is that the response has been great. At this point I’m anticipating at least $150 raised, allowing for a few people who won’t be able to pay their invoices until payday this Friday.

The bad news is that because the response was so good, I haven’t been able to crochet any extra WeeThulhus to put up for a general sale like I’d initially planned. I was going to put them up here, take pics, lets people claim them and donate, but that doesn’t look like it’ll pan out.

But the third side of the news sandwich is good news again—I still can make Cthulhus if people want to get in on the R’lyief Sale before it’s over. So here are the updated details:

What Was the Middle Day of Lovecraft’s Life?

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

In a rather silly Facebook conversation on the anniversary of Lovecraft’s death, Simon (Simvail) jokingly suggested that we should celebrate the first, last, and middle days of Lovecraft’s life. I told him that if he could find me the middle day, I’d celebrate it too.

Two More Free Lovecraft Readings Released by the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast

Friday, March 25th, 2011

On Thursday, The H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast released two shorter readings: “From Beyond” and “The Picture in the House.” These recordings are free, or to put it better, already paid for. Whether or not you contributed, you’re free to download, listen to, and keep them.