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Lovecraft in Southeast Asia (NecronomiCon 2022)

By on September 14, 2022 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Classic pulp-era writers looked to French Indochina and the islands of the South Pacific as mysterious and exotic settings, a source for strange artifacts and distant adventure. Leng, the Tcho-Tcho, and Shugoran were inserted into the region without consideration for local cultures and history. Unsurprisingly, fiction and gaming scenarios by Western authors often focus on […]

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Playing in Big Sandboxes

By on September 27, 2018 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Playing in Big Sandboxes Jeff Mariotte Moderator Marsheila Rockwell Spider-Man, Star Trek, Evil Dead, Dungeons and Dragons, Xena: Warrior Princess, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Superman, 30 Days of Night, CSI, Deadlands, Conan the Barbarian, Mafia III–whether they started in TV, comics, movies, books, or games, these properties have all expanded far beyond their original media. […]

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Epic World Building

By on May 4, 2018 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

Epic World Building Superheroes, apocalyptic destruction, deals with dark lords, urban sorcery, high fantasy – or perhaps all of the above. Our panel of industry experts will discuss how they build engaging settings that are epic in scope and that foster larger-than-life game play. This panel was recorded at the RinCon gaming convention in Tucson […]

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The Future of Weird Fiction

By on February 28, 2018 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

THE FUTURE OF WEIRD FICTION and NECRONOMICON PVD – Join our panel of experts as they discuss the most vital Weird Fiction of today and the direction they see it moving towards in the future. The panel concludes with some thoughts on this year’s convention and future plans… Panelists: s.j. bagley (moderator), Sam Cowan, Ellen […]

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Writing Non-Stale Mythos Tales

By on December 27, 2017 in Convention Panel with 0 Comments

WRITING NON-STALE MYTHOS TALES – Cthulhu is a plush toy, a bobble-head, slippers and action figures. How can today’s writers escape this ‘normalization’ of a creature whose very existence is supposed to be mind-shattering? Is it even possible to write a new Mythos story that would have the same impact today that “The Call of […]

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