Saturday, October 07, 2006

First of the Weekend Ramblings...

* I'll be introducing two of The Brattleboro Film Society's Wednesday night movies at the Hooker-Dunham Theater -- sponsored by local filmmaker and teacher Jason Whiton -- starting with October 18th's 8 PM showing of James Whale's The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), and the following week's October 25th 7:30 PM showing of Terence Fisher's The Horror of Dracula (1958). More info, links as those dates approach.

* The Lovecraft in Vermont October 20th weekend event is shaping up. Thus far, the schedule runs roughly:

*Friday night gathering of the guests and attendees for introductions, general Q&A (moderated by organizer Alan Eames), and readings.

* Saturday: Dealers room, 10-12 noon; afternoon events (times to be posted) include a panel with Joe Citro and Faye Ringel, a panel of Lovecraftian media (moderated by yours truly), an afternoon showing of Jayson Argento's The Cthulhu Chronicles, Episode 1: The Ropes (2006), and an evening illustrated lecture (by yours truly) on Jack Jackson and the underground Lovecraft comics, followed by a showing of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's feature film The Call of Cthulhu (2005). There's more, to be announced...

* Sunday AM: The Lovecraft in Vermont tour, hosted by Alan Eames -- visit the sites Lovecraft visited in 1927 and 1928. Ends approximately at noon; end of event.

For more info, click over to
  • the Lovecraft in Vermont website.

  • __________________

    Now that our Prez has so openly admitted to his own appetite -- oh, excuse me, our collective need -- for torture, and cleared up our misplaced suspicions about those rumored once-top-secret CIA-op European detention sites,
  • new allegations of casual and habitual abuse at Guantanamo have surfaced this week, but
  • the Pentagon is investigating,
  • and the foxes continue to vigilantly guard the henhouse, assuring us one and all in the name of freedom no blood has been spilled.

    More later this weekend, as time permits...