Found on the Net: H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon at San Diego Comic-Con

Bryan Thao Worra takes over this week’s Found on the Net. Enjoy!

The Necronomicon has appeared in many stories and movies, including Evil Dead.

If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con this year, you will definitely want to catch the panel, “H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 Years of Mingling Fact and Fiction” convened by Aaron Vanek, chair of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival (Los Angeles), which will feature an amazing list of Lovecraftian luminaries discussing the fabled Necronomicon in …

Bryan Thao WorraFound on the Net: H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon at San Diego Comic-Con

Column: Innsmouth Intank: A Poetic Interview with Ann K. Schwader

Welcome to the Innsmouth Inktank! In this new column, we’ll be looking at all manner of squamous and meandering musings for the literati of Innsmouth and beyond. This month, we interview horror poet Ann K. Schwader!

Ann K. Schwader’s most recent collection of dark verse, Twisted in Dream, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2011. Her fiction and poetry have recently appeared in The Book of Cthulhu, The Book of Cthulhu 2, A Season in Carcosa, …

Bryan Thao WorraColumn: Innsmouth Intank: A Poetic Interview with Ann K. Schwader

Poem: Fragment of a Dream of Atlantean Yellows

By Bryan Thao Worra

You are a mist for me, you thing of nevers known.
I weep your nameless name in my mind,
Your gaze a lightless inferno within a midnight hurricane.

You are a mist for me, you, beneath your shadow crown,
Thoughtless as steam between decrepit cogs and wind.

Trees make ready for autumn.
This city: Is that old burning Rome or Vientiane?

Clouds are savaged within the darkness,
Street lights always flashing to imagined jazz
Over concrete …

Bryan Thao WorraPoem: Fragment of a Dream of Atlantean Yellows

Sword and Sorcery Week: Lao Ancients & Old Ones: An Introduction to Writing Lovecraftian Lane Xang

By Bryan Thao Worra

Some of my earliest exposures to Lovecraftian horror and the Cthulhu Mythos came through the work of Robert E. Howard, creator of Conan the Barbarian and Kull the Conqueror, among others. Of course, for a young Lao boy, there was also the sword-swinging fantasy work of Tolkien, Clark Ashton Smith, Fritz Leiber, Terry Brooks, and the many writers who brought the world of Dungeons and Dragons to life.

Europe, or pseudo-Europe, surely doesn’t have a monopoly …

Bryan Thao WorraSword and Sorcery Week: Lao Ancients & Old Ones: An Introduction to Writing Lovecraftian Lane Xang

Poem: Dead End in December

By Bryan Thao Worra

When you leave me, don’t think
You’ve truly gone.
You’re fastened to too many gluons
And neurons, anchored to this gray
Beneath bone between wood and wave.
Don’t believe you’re some seagull.
You haven’t wings.
Sitting by the seaside, these planks
Of ancient piers,
Let those ships sail on without you.
You try to live like everyone else.
You try to mind your business.
You get married, you have your children,
But you will return.
Whether …

Bryan Thao WorraPoem: Dead End in December

Monster Byte: Castaway sues Innsmouth Cruise Line

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A local Innsmouth cruise line is in hot water thanks to a cantankerous castaway. Thirty-two-year-old fisherman Stanley MacKenzie says he and seven others had been stranded for thirteen days because the motor on their fishing boat broke and their radio equipment had became inoperative. On March 23, they caught a glimpse of a cruise liner passing by and called for help, signalling with everything they could, but the ship, owned by Euryale Cruises, …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Castaway sues Innsmouth Cruise Line

Monster Byte: Miss Innsmouth Incites Controversy In Tcho-Tcho Community

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Miss Innsmouth made history last fall as the first Tcho-Tcho to ever be crowned Miss Innsmouth, but this month courted controversy among concerned citizens critical of her snubbing the Tcho-Tcho New Year celebrations.

Leukao comes from a family of Tcho-Tcho refugees from Southeast Asia. She moved to the U.S. as a baby and was raised in Innsmouth during the 1990s. Her parents own a popular Tcho-Tcho restaurant, the New Leng Cafe. Her father …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Miss Innsmouth Incites Controversy In Tcho-Tcho Community

Monster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Storyteller Changing Lives Like “Jackie Chan-meets-Tupac”

By Bryan Thao Worra

The best storyteller Xou Monyu ever heard was his father. As a professional Tcho-Tcho storyteller today, Xou Monyu learned many of his best lessons from him.

When Tcho-Tcho children required discipline in Laos, Xou Monyu’s father never yelled or threatened. He would instead say, “It’s time for a story. Once, there was a Tcho-Tcho who had a problem like you….” The children would then contemplate Monyu’s father’s words and
find the right solution from there.

After …

Bryan Thao WorraMonster Byte: Tcho-Tcho Storyteller Changing Lives Like “Jackie Chan-meets-Tupac”