Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Kickstarter for The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival San Pedro is LIVE! !!









The Kickstarter for The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival San Pedro is LIVE! !!

That’s right, the HPLFF-SP returns for the 7th year at the Warner Grand Theatre in historic San Pedro, California on April 29th, 30th, and May 1st..

The Imperial Dynasty of America wants YOU to help bring, ME, the Yellow bEast, to California by putting quarters (and dollar eagles! !!) in the Machine of MADNESS ! !!

WOW! Guests will include Cody Goodfellow, S. P. Miskowski, Ross Lockhart, Gary Myers, Mike Griffin, Leeman Kessler, Paul Komoda, Nick “The Hat” Gucker, Liv Rainey-Smith, Lee Joyer, among many others! !!

Chip in—make this happen…

O Masters of the Black Fires Concealed
Rise o’er the flights of dim mortals sleeping.
Nug and Yeb, Great Dragons black and red, make them
come to the fest to see the Yellow Sign
and for all new, original programming in addition to some of the finest Lovecraftian films.
O First Issue of She Who Is to Come Bearing a Thousand Young
Now lost to thy stillness of discomfort, spark thy Doom-Engines Black and Red
Instill imaginings of three days of movies, music, games, art, authors, vendors, and so much more--
O Dreadful Gods, in thy cold sepulchers deep amongst the black maze of stars,
Heed this appeal, made with arms spread wide in thy acolytes’ wanting, and arise
and tell all the maddened-children it’s like Woodstock for every Unmasked lurker
tainted by the shadowy dreams of Lovecraft……………… .








Saturday, February 6, 2016

Laird Barron RAVES in "Locus" for Cassilda!



In Laird Barron’s review column in the new issue of “Locus”, Cassilda’s Song gets a rave. ‘2015 was a good year for horror and weird fic­tion anthologies. Cassilda’s Song is an able dem­onstration of why. It’s also a pleasant, if macabre, signal that the field is flourishing.’ Damien Angelica Walters, Allyson Bird, Chesya Burke, Anya Martin, Maura McHugh, S.P. Miskowski, and  Selena Chambers (‘Gorgeous, intricately layered, and extremely strange, this piece may be the blue ribbon exhibit in an exemplary batch.’), receive major shout outs! !!

‘…this is top shelf stuff.’

‘The table of contents is exceptional not for the fact that it’s composed entirely of women, but rather for the high level of quality.’

I’m OVERmoon to see THE CONTRIBUTORS receive this level of much-deserved praise!

THXXXXXXXXXXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Laird! !!


Thursday, February 4, 2016

BEGOTTEN




     I’m OVERmoon to announce, I’ve received permission from E. Elias Merhige (the director of Shadow of the Vampire and Suspect Zero) to edit an anthology of tribute stories based upon his brilliant masterpiece, BEGOTTEN. The anthology will be called BEGOTTEN. The book will be released summer 2017 by Mike Davis’ Lovecraft eZine Press.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Love for Cassilda






Comments and reviews for Cassilda's Song are coming in... so far, they all rave!

"...one of the most consistently excellent anthologies that I have read in the last couple of years." - Laird Barron

"An anthology dedicated to the King in Yellow. Pulver’s third major tribute anthology in recent days and probably the best. Selena Chambers, Maura McHugh, and S.P. Miskowski set the pace for a sleeper anthology of 2015." - Laird Barron


"This whole book will become a historic hive of Chambers whence these sometimes scarred but stinging Queens of Carcosa arc and soar..." -  Des Lewis


Table of Contents ~ ~~ 


Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic … Damien Angelica Walters
She Will Be Raised a Queen … E. Catherine Tobler
Yella … Nicole Cushing
Yellow Bird ... Lynda E. Rucker
Exposure … Helen Marshall
Just Beyond Her Dreaming … Mercedes M. Yardley
In the Quad of Project 327 … Chesya Burke

Stones, Maybe … Ursula Pflug
Les Fleurs Du Mal … Allyson Bird
While The Black Stars Burn Lucy A. Snyder
Old Tsah-Hov … Anya Martin
The Neurastheniac Selena Chambers
Dancing The Mask … Ann K. Schwader
Family  … Maura McHugh
Pro Patria! … Nadia Bulkin
Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning … E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
Grave-Worms … Molly Tanzer
Strange is the Night … S.P. Miskowski


Des Lewis has completed one of his real-time reviews. You can read it here -- 

https://dflewisreviews.wordpress.com/2015/12/20/cassildas-song-editor-joe-pulver/




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26145911-cassilda-s-song


http://www.amazon.com/Cassildas-Song-Inspired-Robert-Chambers-ebook/dp/B018WRJO7M/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1GBESPC1K98Q1VCGT0AZ




Monday, December 21, 2015

Laird Barron has some very kind words for Cassilda




On his blog, Laird Barron has posted his Five For 2015  list. Here's what he had to say about Cassilda's Song:
Cassilda’s Song, edited by Joseph Pulver. An anthology dedicated to the King in Yellow. Pulver’s third major tribute anthology in recent days and probably the best. Selena Chambers, Maura McHugh, and S.P. Miskowski set the pace for a sleeper anthology of 2015.


Congrats to all the contributors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm sure they are as honored to be included here as i am.


Table of Contents ~ ~~

Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic … Damien Angelica Walters
She Will Be Raised a Queen … E. Catherine Tobler
Yella … Nicole Cushing
Yellow Bird ... Lynda E. Rucker
Exposure … Helen Marshall
Just Beyond Her Dreaming … Mercedes M. Yardley
In the Quad of Project 327 … Chesya Burke

Stones, Maybe … Ursula Pflug
Les Fleurs Du Mal … Allyson Bird
While The Black Stars Burn Lucy A. Snyder
Old Tsah-Hov … Anya Martin
The Neurastheniac Selena Chambers
Dancing The Mask … Ann K. Schwader
Family  … Maura McHugh
Pro Patria! … Nadia Bulkin
Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning … E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
Grave-Worms … Molly Tanzer
Strange is the Night … S.P. Miskowski


Thursday, December 3, 2015

Cassilda has arrived!! !

    NOW available for your Kindle. ebooks will be available from iBooks and DriveThru in the next few days. And the trade edition will be here very, very soon! !!


     The black stars are up.
     Upon the shore of madness, the cloud waves break.
     The thunder of her song rises.
     Cassilda is an avalanche.
     From the breast of experience, from the shadows and tatters of the mind wounded, come the laughter and the tears now grasped by the fallen leaves of Trakl’s autumn. Cassilda’s complicated sisters, unwilling to be hidden away and boarded up, sound the thunder. Hot and colorful, in full view and shaded by the aroma of discord, they stand before you unmasked.





Table of Contents ~ ~~

Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic … Damien Angelica Walters
She Will Be Raised a Queen … E. Catherine Tobler
Yella … Nicole Cushing
Yellow Bird ... Lynda E. Rucker
Exposure … Helen Marshall
Just Beyond Her Dreaming … Mercedes M. Yardley
In the Quad of Project 327 … Chesya Burke

Stones, Maybe … Ursula Pflug
Les Fleurs Du Mal … Allyson Bird
While The Black Stars Burn Lucy A. Snyder
Old Tsah-Hov … Anya Martin
The Neurastheniac Selena Chambers
Dancing The Mask … Ann K. Schwader
Family  … Maura McHugh
Pro Patria! … Nadia Bulkin
Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning … E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
Grave-Worms … Molly Tanzer
Strange is the Night … S.P. Miskowski

Cover art by Steve Santiago!! !


http://www.amazon.com/Cassildas-Song-Inspired-Robert-Chambers-ebook/dp/B018WRJO7M





Thursday, July 9, 2015

Cassilda's sisters sing!! !





Cassilda's sisters, some of the finest writers currently creating weird fiction, want to show you the Yellow Sign~ ~~


     The black stars are up.
     Upon the shore of madness, the cloud waves break.
     The thunder of her song rises.
     Cassilda is an avalanche.
     From the breast of experience, from the shadows and tatters of the mind wounded, come the laughter and the tears now grasped by the fallen leaves of Trakl’s autumn. Cassilda’s complicated sisters, unwilling to be hidden away and boarded up, sound the thunder. Hot and colorful, in full view and shaded by the aroma of discord, they stand before you unmasked.

Here is the ToC:

Black Stars on Canvas, a Reproduction in Acrylic … Damien Angelica Walters

She Will Be Raised a Queen … E. Catherine Tobler
Yella … Nicole Cushing
Yellow Bird ... Lynda E. Rucker
Exposure … Helen Marshall
Just Beyond Her Dreaming … Mercedes M. Yardley
In the Quad of Project 327 … Chesya Burke

Stones, Maybe … Ursula Pflug
Les Fleurs Du Mal … Allyson Bird
While The Black Stars Burn Lucy A. Snyder
Old Tsah-Hov … Anya Martin
The Neurastheniac Selena Chambers
Dancing The Mask … Ann K. Schwader
Family  … Maura McHugh
Pro Patria! … Nadia Bulkin
Her Beginning is Her End is Her Beginning … E. Catherine Tobler & Damien Angelica Walters
Grave-Worms … Molly Tanzer
Strange is the Night … S.P. Miskowski

     Not content to be seamstresses and cleaning ladies and set dressers, the contributors to Cassilda’s Song have claimed the canon and are now the lead actors; they have created the sets and stages and written the dialogue. They control the productions.


     There are no pretenders here. The Daughters of the Yellow Sign, each a titan of unmasked fire in their own right, have parted the curtains. From Hali’s deeps and Carcosa’s gloomy balconies and Styx-black towers, come their lamentations and rage and the consequences of intrigues and follies born in Oblivion. Run into their embrace. Their carriages wait to take you from shadowed rooms and cobblestones to The Place Where the Black Stars Hang.


     Have you seen the Yellow Sign?  The Daughters of Carcosa know its message, every wound and poison, and are about to reveal its gravity to you.


Cassilda’s Song (Chaosium 2015) will be released at the Necronomicon Providence ’15 convention this August.


Cover art is by Steve Santiago!! !



 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Supremely glad that this is only Volume 1."




This is Ed Morris’ review of my collected King in Yellow tales (just released by Lovecraft Ezine Press). As he collaborated on one of these tales, it might be bad etiquette to post it here, but writers like to post raves, so—

“Supremely glad that
this is only
Volume 1.”

It is bad form to review a work
wherein the last story is a
collaboration with your-
self, but this is a
rare case. I asked.
The favor was
granted, the
form under-
stood.

Ah, Beast, teacher, Boogeyman, the father I actually found,
Sensei, dark midnight thunderer over metaphysical canons,
This collection, this chance, this great thing that
Mike Davis did, and everyone who proofed and dare
I say peopled its pages with dank cyanide Easter-
eggs: Mike Cisco. Kat Pulver. Brandi Jording.
Karl Edward Wagner. Laird Barron. Scott
Nicolay. David Lynch. But none of them
are big enough for Beast to hide
behind, even with false modesty,
homage, canonical Jazz and Ska
when all the stops come loose,

This series of etudes in every key,
This—Ah, Beast, the drunken
night behind the ropes at a
Tuscan restaurant while
the cooks paid back the
favor they owed the
Tuscan beauty on
my arm and we
drank till
four and
jukebox'd
Swing was

almost
this good. It almost
held this much weight, but
I don't have to put it
down after every story
and process what I
just read. Me.

Me.

You never cease to meditate on
Chambers, but never stayed
there, only jumped off
from there. Every time
I think you've cheated,

you rope-a-dope both
eyelids and I go
back one page and
Oh.

Oh.

Beast don't cheat. The reader
is his mouse. We get moved
back and forth on the
page. SWAT. SWAT. A
little blood, but
more to the field
of play. [END]


You can, of course, find the book at Lovecraft eZine Press, or Amazon.


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1511783389/ref=s9_simh_bw_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-3&pf_rd_r=1B58MAVJDYCRM2ZHK5CK&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1975016422&pf_rd_i=283155

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A word on the NecronomiCon Providence '15 "Round-Robin"






Cover by Nick Gucker: http://www.nickthehat.com/


NecronomiCon Providence '15 is fast approaching and we are nearly ready to send the con's special round-robin to the printer.

Dome came to Providence... here are the witness reports.

Contributors include:

Limited copies of this book will be available for sale at the NecronomiCon Providence convention, and posters of the cover art will also be available.





Thursday, June 18, 2015

thankful




    Into the briar of harsh doubts this writer suffers (and clubs himself w/ everday), it's wonderful to read what I just read. THXxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx S.j.Bagley!!!!!!!! You have immensely brightened my day.

    What follows is what he posted --


      "i've read quite a bit of literature and quite a bit of that reading has been work that could be called 'horror.'
      and in that reading i have read work from any number of writers that are not simply good, but great.
      writers who have something interesting to offer philosophically, aesthetically, and contextually....
      one of those great writers is, without a doubt, joseph s. pulver, sr.
      i have honestly never seen a writer able to work in an area so grimly combining horror that is both cosmic and personal with the trappings and philosophy of crime and noir fiction.
      pulver's work takes place in a world where the idea of 'morality' is as quaint as the idea of a 'caring universe' and, yet, the ideas of pathos and empathy are still important.
      in pulver's work, terrible people do terrible things and tend to be fully aware of just HOW terrible everything is.
      it's a cold and dark world with small but powerful emotions lighting the way forward.
      (and his understanding of poetics, not just in his own work but in the wider realm of poetry, is second to none.)
      in short- he's a writer you should be reading. "


        I'm floored and deeply humbled by his praise. As you would expect, very thankful!! !


        http://www.amazon.com/House-Hollow-Wounds-Joseph-Pulver/dp/1614981280/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434661482&sr=8-1&keywords=joseph+pulver