It’s Eldritch Elf Gift Exchange time again at the @HPLHS!

Eldritch Elf is the HPL Historical Society‘s annual Christmas gift exchange: you sign up, you get randomly assigned somebody to send a gift to, and you get one in exchange. I lucked out last year and got better than I gave, so I guess somebody’s getting the Mayan Replica this year. If only for my own pride’s sake.

Moe Lane

PS: Members only, but that’s easily fixed.

Special Halloween gifts from @HPLHS: audio short stories!

The stories are “Seaton’s Aunt” (Walter de la Mare) and “What Was It?” (Fitz-James O’Brien), and they’re from the HPL Historical Society’s upcoming The Literature of Lovecraft audiobook. Lemme put up the ad copy:

The Literature of Lovecraft is a collection of weird tales that Lovecraft himself enjoyed and endorsed in his Commonplace Book and in his essay Supernatural Horror in Literature. Volume 1 of this collection consists of 43 tales read by the HPLHS’ own Sean Branney and Andrew Leman, giving you nearly fifty hours of readings of some of the best tales of horror and the supernatural ever written. The readings feature original music by Troy Sterling Nies. The Literature of Lovecraft is not yet available for order but is coming soon from the HPLHS.”

Their audio-only stuff is always fun, so I downloaded it – despite not being an audiobook sort of person. Dunno why I’m not, honestly. Particularly since I like their DARTs. Guess I’m just contrary that way?

The ‘Miskatonic Missives: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft’ Kickstarter.

The Miskatonic Missives: The Letters of H.P. Lovecraft Kickstarter is a HPL Historical Society project, so that’s promising. What they did in each Missive was take one of HPL’s letters and annotate the heck out of it, with explanations of the cultural references; they also added original artwork and fiction, plus the trademark props that makes HPLHS’s stuff so much fun. The Missives look gorgeous and I wish I could afford the full set of three. I may yet talk myself into getting it.


I don’t know whether THE HORROR IN THE MUSEUM is available for sale, yet: I pre-ordered the CD plus the props, and the HPL Historical Society just let me know that the download is ready. I have accordingly downloaded it. And soon, I shall listen to it.

In accordance with the prophecy.

Moe Lane

PS: God, I love these radio plays. And I could use a new one, right now. The diversion is welcome.

@HPLHS is doing a ‘documentary.’

Which is to say, they’re gonna take a stab at THE COLOUR OUT OF SPACE. That HPLHS newspaper is full of win, by the way. I dunno how much sense it makes for non-Mythos fans, but from my point of view it’s primo stuff.

Moe Lane

PS: Yeah, them putting together unofficial (?) props for the fortieth anniversary Chaosium Call of Cthulhu Kickstarter is also full of win. There’s a lot of win going on here.

The HPL Historical Society fundraiser was successful! …Also, their account was hacked and @TwitterSupport is being useless.

Oh, hi, Twitter Support! Note that your website is still calling mine dangerous. Why are you doing that? How the heck do you expect to keep getting away with this level of not-talking-to-people when you finally monetize your subscribers? Is this really what y’all wanted to do with your lives?

…Anyway: the HPL Historical Society had a fundraiser to help buy up a bunch of Lovecraft’s letters and donate them to Brown University’s existing HPL collection. They have succeeded. This, at least, is good news.


Short version: there’s a bunch of correspondence between HP Lovecraft and Frank Belknap Long that’s for sale by a private collector. The HPL Historical Society, among others, naturally takes the position that this belongs in a museum; and so they’re trying to put up twenty grand to help buy the correspondence and donate it to Brown University’s existing Lovecraft collection of letters. Here’s the link to help contribute to that.

In the mail: @HPLHS Swag!

Specifically, the Dark Adventure Radio Theater prop binder and a Miskatonic University T-Shirt. Oddly, I don’t really have any Miskatonic U stuff. Which is weird, honestly. The binder’s because they’ve switched over to a model where they send you a CD sleeve with the DART itself, plus all the props that they put into a DART, and put that all in a binder sheet. And I needed the prop binder because my DARTS are out of control. Once I get paper CD sleeves for the radio plays themselves, the consolidation of my DART collection will be a wonder to behold.