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.

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 art and media on Saturday, July 20, from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in Room 8 H.P.

Among other amazing panelists with us will be Brian Yuzna (director/producer of Re-Animator, From Beyond, Dagon, Necronomicon, and more), Mark Kinsey Stephenson (actor, The Unnamable), artist Mike Dubisch, editor Leslie Klinger (upcoming Annotated H.P.

Lovecraft), Innsmouth Free Press regular writer Bryan Thao Worra, author Cody Goodfellow (Radiant Dawn, Ravenous Dusk, others) and HPLFF-Portland organizer and Arkham Bazaar owner Brian Callahan.

The official panel description is:

“H.P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 Years of Mingling Fact and Fiction, 2013″ marks the 75th anniversary of the “History of the Necronomicon,” a short essay written by iconic horror author H.P. Lovecraft and published a year after his death. Since then, the dread book written by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred has appeared in movies, books, comics, cartoons, art, music, and games.

Although it was originally a literary hoax, there are hundreds of products that bear its name today. Come explore the truth and legend behind the greatest creation of the 20th century’s greatest weird fiction writer, and learn how and why the book, and its creator, continue to influence all aspects of culture.

First started in 1970, the San Diego Comic-Con is dedicated to “creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular artforms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.” In recent years it has drawn over 130,000 attendees.

About Bryan Thao Worra

Bryan Thao Worra is a Lao-American poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist. An NEA Fellow in literature, his work appears internationally in numerous anthologies, magazines and newspapers, including Bamboo Among the Oaks, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsiders Within, Dark Wisdom, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of the speculative books of poetry, On the Other Side of the Eye and BARROW. You can visit him online at http://thaoworra.blogspot.com.

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