Monster Byte: This Month In Innsmouth (August 2010)

By Amanda Spedding

Weekend in The Willows

This annual tradition has been resurrected by campaigner Professor Alan Mogra and students of Dyer College.

Inspired by Algernon Blackwood’s “The Willows”, event organiser Professor Mogra explains, “My students and I battled through every piece of red tape to have Weekend in The Willows returned to Innsmouth’s calendar, so we’re hoping for a big turnout. Participants must paddle the Manuxet River to the marshes where they will spend two ‘survival nights’ reliving Mr. …

IFPMonster Byte: This Month In Innsmouth (August 2010)

Monster Byte: Whiptail Turtle Menace!

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Recent reports from Maine and Rhode Island on the presence of Whiptail Turtles in their waters are cause for concern for Innsmouth officials, who convened a press conference on Tuesday.

According to town officials, Whiptail Turtles have not been collected by Innsmouth fisheries, or reported caught by fishers in Innsmouth waters, but they have been found in a pet shop and several home aquariums. Our sources warned that these and other invasive species …

IFPMonster Byte: Whiptail Turtle Menace!

Monster Byte: Meet the Prince of Yuggoth

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Ken “Prince Vorkon” Yantos – or the “Prince of Yuggoth”, as he prefers to be called – has long been a colourful figure in Innsmouth. By most accounts, the Prince of Yuggoth is more “fun to wonder about” than “fun to live next to”.

A near-constant fixture of Innsmouth, Yantos has also referred to himself as “Emperor Vorkon” and even “Saint Vorkon”, holding near-indomitable sway over the Innsmouth imagination. He even briefly turned …

IFPMonster Byte: Meet the Prince of Yuggoth

Monster Byte: Local Students to Visit Antarctica

By Doug McCool

Innsmouth, MA – Professor Steven Miles, the newest faculty member of Arkham University’s Center for Marine Sciences, will be leading a small group of students on a research assignment to the exotic Blood Falls in the Taylor Glacier area of Antarctica. The group is making its final preparations and is set to depart for Christchurch, New Zealand on Thursday, June 24. Three graduate students were selected over the course of the previous term by a committee consisting …

IFPMonster Byte: Local Students to Visit Antarctica

Monster Byte: Aklo Controversy Brews in Innsmouth

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Innsmouth, MA – Funding cuts to a language program have several local citizens groups seeing red. Last week, Innsmouth’s Council announced it was cutting funding to the Aklo language program, which is run in conjunction with the Tcho Tcho Community Centre and the Innsmouth Public Library. The town has been struggling with money woes during the past year.

“The economy hasn’t been good and that means tourism is down,” Councilman Hiram J. Forrest said. “That means fewer …

IFPMonster Byte: Aklo Controversy Brews in Innsmouth

Monster Byte: Al Azif Found During Government Raid

By J. Keith Haney

Innsmouth, MA – Dr. Blanche Hughley, head of Humanities at Dyer College, announced one of the most stunning historical finds of the twenty-first century. In a prepared statement, she said that the fabled Arab manuscript, Al Azif, had been recovered during a Homeland Security raid in Kingsport six months ago. The targets of the raid had been suspected artifacts smugglers who amassed their stock from the looted exhibits of the Museum of Baghdad in the aftermath …

IFPMonster Byte: Al Azif Found During Government Raid

Monster Byte: Innsmouth Transforming Vacant Lots to Gardens

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Innsmouth has ushered in a new pilot program rendering 23 of our vacant lots available for community gardeners who want to get in touch with their green side.

Drawing on input from many vociferous residents, the council has voted to implement community gardens, but already space is in high demand, due to a curious revival among residents nostalgic for the great old ways.

Officials identified lots that were utterly unsuitable for new development …

IFPMonster Byte: Innsmouth Transforming Vacant Lots to Gardens

Monster Byte: Eat Innsmouth? You Bet!

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – A month of discovery and delight awaits families and friends, visitors, residents, and everyone else with with a sense of fun and and thirst for adventure as the Innsmouth Chamber of Commerce launches the first annual Eat Innsmouth Festival on Saturday along the town’s lively waterfront. This is the formal kick-off for Innsmouth’s new campaign to create awareness of the town’s culinary history and future.

“‘Eat Innsmouth’ says it all,” said Vic Mitchell, …

IFPMonster Byte: Eat Innsmouth? You Bet!

Monster Byte: Granddaughter in Cat Mystery Institutionalized

By Danielle DeLisle

New Orleans, LA – Felicia Grosman has been admitted to Innsmouth Medical Center following an incident on Friday involving local police.

“She ran out of her grandmother’s house with no clothes and blood on her arms,” said neighbor Ruth Klaus. “We called the police and she just went crazy. They had to restrain her and took her off in an ambulance. It must have been all the stress with her grandmother, the poor thing. She’s the last …

IFPMonster Byte: Granddaughter in Cat Mystery Institutionalized

September – The Vampire Diaries and Supernatural Month

September is the month we feature Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries. Last year, we did a week for each of them, but since they’re not starting the same week in 2010 and Supernatural has moved to Fridays, we’re doing something a little different this year. Each week of September, we will devote the day that each show appears to that show: Thursdays for The Vampire Diaries and Fridays for Supernatural.

We’re looking for articles, reviews and interviews about …

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Monster Byte: Fungo: Big Boom for Mushrooms

By Bryan Thao Worra

Innsmouth, MA – Underground is the last place most people expect to find the American Dream, but since the early 1980s, Tcho-Tcho refugees have carved a unique niche that now ships internationally and all along the Atlantic seaboard. That niche? Fungus.

For Mr. Dau Pranvinom, of Tcho-Tcho heritage but born in Laos, getting into the global mushroom market has become a source of pride for him, but it was far from easy. Pranvinom launched Fungo Mushrooms …

IFPMonster Byte: Fungo: Big Boom for Mushrooms

Monster Byte: Light Shed on Artifact in Sand Cat Mystery

By Danielle DeLisle

New Orleans, LA – Some of the mysteries regarding the sand cat in Arkham, MA have been cleared up by the owners of the artifact here in New Orleans and researchers in Massachusetts.

“We received the mask about a week before the cat arrived,” said Debbie Sloakam, Marie Leveaux’s House of Voodoo manager. “It arrived from a dealer in the Middle East who sends us some of his finds in the local markets. He was unable to …

IFPMonster Byte: Light Shed on Artifact in Sand Cat Mystery