The Autumn season is beginning now; this is my favorite season & the best, most powerful time of the year.
Ray Bradbury, the great fantasist & science-fiction writer, also loved the autumn months. He describes the season very memorably in a preface to The October Country (1956).
“That country where it is always turning late in the year. That country where the hills are fog and the rivers are mist; where noons go quickly, dusks and twilights linger, and midnights stay…. That country whose people are autumn people, thinking only autumn thoughts. Whose people passing at night on the empty walks sound like rain….”
I am growing pumpkins this year; they are suddenly creeping out along the vines, hidden in shadow; green & yellow in the dark, leafy twilight, turning their faces up to the smoky, gray sky & orange sun.
At the end of September, I am going to be a guest at the Scarefest X Convention in Lexington, KY.
This is a three day event starting on Friday, 9/29/17 and running through Saturday the 30th & Sunday the 31st. Tickets can be purchased on the Scarefest website or at the door. Call 859-576-5517.
I am giving a Presentation on Friday night, 9/29/17. My presentation will happen at the Lexington Convention Center, in the center of historic, downtown Lexington, KY. The place will be in the Elkhorn Room- B. The time will be from 7 PM- 8 PM; there will be a 10-minute interval after the 45-minute presentation for questions & comments from the audience.
My focus will be on Lovecraftian horror, a deep, existential type of horror that is part of the fabric of the universe itself, soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.
On the Saturday & Sunday following the Presentation, I will have a booth (#104) at the Lexington Center to sell signed copies of my book H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition. I & my lovely daughter will also be giving Tarot readings.
When I visited the Carnival of Para-Horror in Buffalo, NY in August, my Tarot readings were very popular and there were lines of people waiting to learn about their future lives & prospects. I am very skilled & intuitive when it comes to giving Tarot readings, and my readings are always accurate.
Other guests at Scarefest X will include the well-known actors Robert Englund, Amanda Wyss & Barry Bostwick, along with John Kassir from Tales from the Crypt, Mary Jo Pehl from Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and Amy Allen from The Dead Files, among others.
Please come out & see me on the 29th-31st in September. You’ll have a good time and I will love seeing each and every one of you!