Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,
Kenneth Hite

The (Light and) Shadow Over Portland: H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon Schedule

Hey, gang! It's possible that you haven't heard that I'm a Guest of Honor at the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon held next weekend (Friday, April 11-Sunday, April 13) in Portland, Oregon!

And as is our nighted tradition 'round these parts, I present my schedule as I know it:


9:00-10:00 p.m. Panel: Beyond the Tentacles: Summoning the Spirit of Lovecraft on the Tabletop
What makes a game truly Lovecraftian? (Kenneth Hite, Sandy Petersen, Scott Glancy, Keith Baker) (EOD Center Main Stage)


2:00-3:00 p.m. Panel: History and Lovecraft: The Eugenics Climate in Turn-of-the-Century USA
Although Lovecraft's ideas about race sound strange and even repulsive to modern audiences, the United States in the 1920s was awash with eugenics ideas. How did Darwinism, health policy (such as the Racial Integrity Act of 1924) and science shape Lovecraft's vision? And how can we approach this delicate topic without declaring Lovecraft simply a "man of his time" and dismiss any modern concerns his writing may produce? (Silvia Moreno-Garcia, S. T. Joshi, Sean Hoade, Kenneth Hite) (EOD Center Main Stage)

7:00-7:30 p.m. Keynote
Apparently, I'm delivering the keynote address. Since the festival is focusing on "Dreams in the Witch-House," my topic will be "The Witch-Cult in Western Europe in H.P. Lovecraft." I'll be sure to plug WildClaw Theatre. (Main Screen)

9:00-10:00 p.m. Panel: R'lyehian Roulette
In this crazy event, panelists are given a rapid-fire selection of Lovecraftian topics, and have only 5 minutes to speak on each subject. This will be an information dump of Cyclopean proportions from some of the most brilliant people in the room. (Cody Goodfellow, Michael Cisco, Kenneth Hite, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Scott Glancy.) (EOD Center Classroom)

10:00-11:00 p.m. Panel: The Infection of the King in Yellow In the wake of "True Detective", we take a look at the influence of Chambers's King In Yellow. What is it exactly, why are only some people drawn to it, and why does it hold such power over the "infected," both in fiction and for real life creators? Are the stories an essay on madness, supernatural fiction, or somehow both? (Joe Pulver, Michael Cisco, Kenneth Hite, KL Young, S. T. Joshi) (EOD Center Main Stage)

Edited to add: I was originally scheduled to be on this panel, then someone looked at my schedule and decided I was on too many panels that day. I shall merely haunt the panel while they quote poetry and wonder if I shall appear when the black stars wheel in the sky.


9:00 PM - 10:00 p.m. Panel: Cultists, Crosses, and Superstition
A discussion of the depiction of religion in Lovecraft's stories. (Mike Davis, Robert M. Price, Edward Morris, Kenneth Hite) (EOD Center Main Stage)

So come out to the coast! We'll get together, have a few burbles! See all y'all Portlandians and Lovecraftians there!
Tags: conventions, lovecraft
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