Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Lovecraftian Thing a Day No.229: The Doom That Came to Providence
More NecronomiCon 2015 memories with The Doom That Came to Providence - a convention exclusive and round-robin produced by some of that year's guests. I tried to chase down as many contributors' signatures as possible, but only managed to collect about six overall (but then, as anyone who has attended a relatively large scale fan convention will know, there is too much to do and all too little time to do it in). The round-robin itself recounts a true story of events surrounding an actual manifestation of some Cthulhoid horror during NecronomiCon 2013, and which many of the contributors personally witnessed; for my part, I watched in abject terror as someone transformed into a pinkish, tentacled thing that writhed and shrieked mindlessly to the atonal blaring of weird music that was clearly not of this world. Fortunately, I was able to maintain enough presence of mind to record this sanity-shattering event:
The local press, of course, passed off reports of the manifestation - which occured amidst the heavily-attended Waterfire celebration which took place on the Saturday of NecronomiCon 2013, and left many of the convention attendees gibbering husks in its wake - as the result of high spirits and drunken misperception. But those of us who were there know the truth of it.