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From time to time the HPLHS hosts live events at its global headquarters in Glendale, California. Click THIS LINK or the image above to see the current list of upcoming events.

Troy Sterling Nies

Visiting Dignitary

  • January 12, 2018

Headquarters was graced today by a visit from composer extraordinaire Troy Sterling Nies. Troy wrote the original score for our film of The Whisperer in Darkness as well as many episodes of Dark Adventure Radio Theatre. We first met him when he saved our musical bacon on The Call of Cthulhu and we're glad he's stuck with us all these years.

He's visiting Los Angeles to attend the premiere of another film for which he wrote the music: Aurora, directed by HPLHS member Thomas Negovan. It premieres tomorrow, January 13, at The Century Guild Museum of Art, 6150 Washington Blvd. in Culver City, CA. From 1pm - 5pm there will be tintype photography with Anton Orlov and an exhibition featuring props and concept/promotional art by Dave McKean • Brom • Gail Potocki • Jeremy Bastian • Andrew Ritchie • Douglas C. Klauba. The film screening starts at 6pm and will be followed by a Q & A with directors and cast/crew.

Happy Solstice

  • December 21, 2017

Wishing you all a wonderful solstice, a happy holiday season, and a better new year.

Greig Johnson pimps Bile Beans

Bile Beans

  • December 20, 2017

The very talented Greig Johnson (pictured) was kind enough to send this snapshot our way. For those of you who haven't listened, Bile Beans are one of the "sponsors" of our Dark Adventure Radio Theatre series, although, unlike the other ones, Bile Beans were a real product. The sign is in York, England, and has been for a great many years. It was restored in 1986 by the York Arts Forum, and has been kept freshly painted since then, even though Bile Beans are no longer manufactured and some of the residents of York are not entirely in favor.

For some more fun holiday cheer, you should definitely check out Greig's YouTube channel, maybe starting with "A Futuristmas Carol" or Christmas Power or his Classic Cartoon Christmas Special. Greig has also collaborated with HPLHS stalwart Chris Lackey of the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast on a wonderful series of short Lovecraftian films that you can check out here!

Ken Shaw

Featured Member

  • December 11, 2017

Our Member of the Month for December 2017 is Kenneth Shaw of Brooklyn, New York.

Ken says: "I am a designer/animator for television living n H.P. Lovecraft's least favorite place to live, Brooklyn, NY. On the weekends I can be found in a print /shop in Gowanus screen printing. My prints often take their inspiration from works by Lovecraft and Poe.

I grew up in Connecticut and Massachusetts, connecting with H.P.L.'s image of a Gothic New England.

I first discovered Lovecraft in a comic adaptation of "Pickman's Model" I read when I was in junior high. H.P.L.'s name kept coming up even amidst the horror media available to a 13-year old in the early 80s. I found the classic Del Rey, gray and red Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre at my local Waldenbooks. I have to admit my attention span at the time made his writing challenging, but I kept returning to it. While reading "The Dunwich Horror"" I felt a key turn in my head and became hooked. I then discovered his hand was in many of the things I loved. Ridley Scott's Alien, John Carpenter's The Thing, Stephen King novels, comics and videogames to name a few.

I am thrilled to be selected as HPLHS Member of the month.

The camaraderie of Lovecraft enthusiasts is amazing. We have inherited not only a connection to his work, but his love of correspondence. The more I mention him online, the greater number of digital pen pals I have."

The HPLHS was proud to offer a limited edition of screen prints of "The Shadow Out of Time" by Ken in our online store, although they are no longer available. Be sure to check out Ken's portfolio online!