NecronomiCon Providence

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NecronomiCon, the “International Festival of Weird Fiction, Art, and Academia,” is a biennial convention in Providence, RI, which focuses on the works of H. P. Lovecraft, his Cthulhu Mythos and related works. It is a cross between a fannish convention and a mundane academic conference, and is held in odd-numbered years on the weekend closest to the August 20th birthday of H. P. Lovecraft.

Regular programming includes panels on the literary, scholarly, artistic, media, and gaming aspects of Lovecraft and his works, as well as on other individuals who have influenced or been influenced by him. Other attractions include the vendors' rooms, art shows, film showings, gaming, author readings and signings, walking tours, and the infamous Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast.

The original convention ran from 1993 to 2001, and the first two were held in Danvers, MA, before the venue was moved to Providence. The con resumed (under new management) in 2013. It is sponsored by the Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council.

Convention Dates GoHs, Notes
NecronomiCon, 1st Edition August 20-22, 1993 Robert Bloch, Gahan Wilson
NecronomiCon, 2nd Edition August 18-20, 1995 Ramsey Campbell, L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp
NecronomiCon, 3rd Edition August 15-17, 1997 Brian Lumley, Dirk W. Mosig
NecronomiCon, 4th Edition August 20-22, 1999 Fred Chappell, W. Paul Ganley, Jason C. Eckhardt
NecronomiCon, 5th Edition August 17-19, 2001 Richard A. Lupoff, Chaosium, Inc., Necronomicon Press
Now a biannual show under new management
NecronomiCon Providence 2013 August 22-25, 2013 S. T. Joshi, Robert M. Price, Wilum H. Pugmire, Stuart Gordon, Laird Barron, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Paul Komoda, Sandy Petersen
NecronomiCon Providence 2015 August 20-23, 2015 Ramsey Campbell, John Coulthart, Lois H. Gresh, Stephen Jones, Leslie Klinger, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Robert M. Price, Ann K. Schwader
NecronomiCon Providence 2017 August 17-20, 2017 Ellen Datlow, Kij Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, Steve Mariconda, Nnedi Okorafor, John Jude Palencar, Donald Sidney-Fryer, Richard Stanley, Peter Straub
NecronomiCon Providence 2019 August 22-25, 2019 Peter Cannon, Kenneth Hite, Victor LaValle, Sonya Taaffe, Molly Tanzer, Dempow Torishima, and Paul Tremblay
NecronomiCon Providence 2021 August 19-22, 2021 Canceled due to Covid-19
NecronomiCon Providence 2022 August 18-21, 2022 Ann Vandermeer, Santiago Caruso, Gemma Files, Cassandra Khaw, Oscar Rios, Kier-La Janisse, Jonathan Sims, Bryan Thao Worra
NecronomiCon Providence 2024 August 15-18, 2024

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