Monday, July 10, 2017

July 11, 2017

At the end of summer, I am going to be a guest at the Carnival of Para-Horror 2017 in Buffalo, New York

The Carnival runs from Friday, August 25th, 5 PM - 9 PM, through Saturday, August 26th, 11 AM- 7 PM & Sunday, 11 AM-4 PM.

The Carnival will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York. Tickets can be purchased online at the Carnival of Para Horror website and also at the door of the event. There is free admission for children 10 and under.

My presentation will take place on Saturday & Sunday. The time for both presentations will be late afternoon. The title of my presentation is "H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Carnival of Horror", which will be a very innovative presentation. I will demonstrate exactly why H. P. Lovecraft's "horror" is, in fact, the ultimate horror, much more disturbing & frightening than the horror that one usually encounters in contemporary cinema & literature.

Lovecraftian horror, in fact, is deep, existential and a part of the fabric of the universe itself- soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

The presentation will be, as always, informal and despite the subject-matter, I want my listeners to feel totally relaxed and to have fun; guests should feel free to ask any questions during the presentation and raise any issues they may wish me to address.

Before and after the presentations, I will also have a table at the Carnival for those who wish to purchase a signed copy of my book, H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition. And I will be very pleased to chat with anyone who might want to just drop by and say hello.

The central terminal in Buffalo is, in itself, worth the visit; this magnificent, eldritch crumbling edifice is like an antiquarian building in a Lovecraft story- vast, sepulchral, dark and filled with shadows & the ghosts that live between the shadows.

So, if you have time for a wonderful diversion such as the Carnival of Para-Horror, come on out and see me. I really hope to see some of my Facebook and Twitter friends at this event.


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