Kenneth Hite (princeofcairo) wrote,
Kenneth Hite

The WhisPDX in the Darkness: My HPL Film Festival Schedule

Once more the Veil parts, granting me a glimpse into the Hideous Future, and once more I share a portion of that vision with you, to wit, that portion involving the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival in scenic, cloud-shrouded Portland Oregon this weekend.

Once more, I predict someone asking about streaming or recording or whatever, and once more I respond with the cryptic Yithian expression "I dunno, lenses and mirrors I guess. Rods, maybe?"


7:00-10:00 p.m.
Guest and VIP Reception

I know nothing about this, except that it's usually a grand time and that the theme this year, I am told, is "Occult 60s" so that should be a thing. [Lola's Room (part of the Crystal Ballroom downtown)]


4:00-6:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet With Filmmakers and Guests

Come mingle with visiting filmmakers and guests before the festival begins! Grab a refreshing drink, so food, and get acquainted with your fellow Lovecraft enthusiasts! [Sam's Billiards]

7:00-8:00 p.m.
Terror and Terroir: The Geography of Horror

Lovecraft famously incorporated real places, and the real feelings and geography of imaginary places, into his fiction. How does location strengthen horror, in Lovecraft and in others, and how can geographical realism help feed horrific imagination? Kenneth Hite (moderator), D.B. Spitzer, Robert Lloyd Parry, Sean Branney, Adam Scott Glancy [EOD Center Main]


10:00 a.m.-Noon
Carb-Load for Cthulhu: Group Author Signing

Your favorite Mythos authors gathered in one place! This is an excellent opportunity to buy books, get them signed, and meet the people who wrote them! Free doughnuts, coffee, and bagels (while supplies last). [EOD Center Main]

1:45-2:45 p.m.
M.R. James and H.P. Lovecraft

Lovecraft cites James as a great weird writer in several of his letters. What relationship does this master of the ghostly tale have to Lovecraft's brand of cosmic horror and the Weird? Andrew Migliore (moderator), Scott Connors, Kenneth Hite, Robert Lloyd Parry, Richard Stanley [EOD Center Main] (I'm not listed on the main schedule for this so perhaps I shall only appear as a ... g-g-g-ghost)

8:30-9:30 p.m.
Deep Time in Fiction

Humanity doesn’t seem to understand the true horror of time and what it holds. Panelists talk about time as horror in different media. D.B. Spitzer (moderator), Sean Branney, Amanda Downum, Adam Scott Glancy, Kenneth Hite [EOD Center Classroom]
Tags: film talk, lovecraft

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