The next NecronomiCon Providence will be August 20th to the 23rd, 2015 â€“ coinciding with Lovecraftâ€™s 125th Birthday anniversary - and will have a theme of an International Homecoming, bringing together academics, authors, artists, and Lovecraftian devotees and fans of Weird Fiction of all stripes from around the world. As with last year, we anticipate lots of eldritch events held all month leading up to the conference and festival weekend, in partnership with our various local allies and friends. Expect another intensive immersion into the city central to Lovecraftâ€™s life and literature, filled with scholarly talks, panel discussions, author readings, art shows, film screenings, walking tours, gaming, music and parties, and myriad other stellar events bringing your into the heart of hoary Providence that youâ€™ve all been clamoring for since last year.
We are very happy to hear so many of our previous special guests and attendees are already planning their return pilgrimage, including S.T. Joshi, Laird Barron, Bob Price, Sandy Petersen, and many others. Weâ€™re also really proud to announce some new Guests of Honor, including Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Jones, Don Burleson, Leslie Klinger, and our new Poet Laureate for 2015, Ann Schwader! Expect some more big names to come in future announcements. And, of course, plenty of other information to come regarding hotel reservations, ticket sales, etc. â€“ as well as a Call for Abstracts for our second Dr. Henry Armitage Memorial Symposium (the erstwhile Emerging Scholarship Symposium), vendor opportunities, and submission info for our juried Ars Necronomica art show. The stars truly are aligning once again.