…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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On March 1, 2011, I released a
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:
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?).
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:
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).
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.
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: