Aug
28
Wed
S.T. Joshi speaking
Aug 28 @ 18:30 – 19:45
S.T. Joshi speaking

DreamHaven Books, in association with the dark fantasy convention, Arcana, is proud to present S.T. Joshi in a talk about his work and interest in “The Dark Fantastic”.

S. T. Joshi is an author, editor and one of the foremost authorities on H.P. Lovecraft and other authors of Weird Fiction.  From Mr. Joshi’s website  – “S. T. Joshi (b. 1958) is a leading authority on H. P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, H. L. Mencken, and other writers, mostly in the realms of supernatural and fantasy fiction. He has edited corrected editions of the works of Lovecraft, several annotated editions of Bierce and Mencken, and has written such critical studies as The Weird Tale (1990) and The Modern Weird Tale (2001). His award-winning biography, H. P. Lovecraft: A Life (1996), has already become a collector’s item. An expanded and updated version, I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft, was published in 2 volumes in 2010. But critical, biographical, and editorial work on weird fiction is only one aspect of Joshi’s multifaceted output. A prominent atheist, Joshi has published the anthology Atheism: A Reader (2000) and the anti-religious polemic, God’s Defenders: What They Believe and Why They Are Wrong (2003). He has also compiled an important anthology on race relations, Documents of American Prejudice (1999).

Joshi has compiled bibliographies of H. P. Lovecraft (1981; revised 2009), Lord Dunsany (1993), Ramsey Campbell (1995), Ambrose Bierce (1999), Gore Vidal (2007), and H. L. Mencken (2009). He has edited Supernatural Literature of the World: An Encyclopedia (2005), Icons of Horror and the Supernatural (2006), and Icons of Unbelief (2008). His recent monographs include The Angry Right (2006), Junk Fiction: America’s Obsession with Bestsellers (2009), and The Unbelievers: The Evolution of Modern Atheism (2011). He has also published two works of detective fiction and has written a supernatural novel centering around H. P. Lovecraft, The Assaults of Chaos.”

Sep
18
Wed
Todd Thyberg and The Miskatonic Papers
Sep 18 @ 18:30 – 19:45
Todd Thyberg and The Miskatonic Papers

Todd Thyberg runs Angel Bomb, a design and letterpress shop in NE Minneapolis. He makes letterpress books that are in the collections of over thirty universities and museums nationwide and will be at Dreamhaven to discuss his fourth and most ambitious book project to date. His latest book, The Miskatonic Papers, is an ode to H. P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu mythos and limited to only 200 copies. He’ll be talking about the experiential nature of this book, the written language he created for it, his inspiration from Lovecraft and why he wove the historic Tunguska Event of 1908 into his fictional story.

Information on the work in progress can be found at Angel Bomb and Instagram

Sep
25
Wed
Speculations Event: Tyler Tork
Sep 25 @ 18:30 – 19:45

On Wednesday, September 25 at 6:30 TYLER TORK reads from his work.
Tyler writes, “Techie guy by day, crime fighter by night. But when crime is slow,
as it often is in his quiet hometown of Plymouth, Minnesota, Tyler puts
away the mask, cape, and ocelot, and finds a corner to scribble in. The
victim of a dark destiny, he whirls through life with a set of shaky
assumptions and a mug of rapidly-cooling java. Bewildered, scattered,
querulous (some say curmudgeonly), he nonetheless attempts to entertain
and inform. Someday, his alien masters will return for him. He blogs at
tylertork.com. His works include Doctor Dead, an adventure in a San
Francisco that never was, One-Hour Author Website, and soon, The Deep
End, a metaphysical steampunk intrigue and the first of many forthcoming from
his new publisher, Oghma Creative Media.

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF MINNESOTA, a
multicultural, multimedia speculative fiction organization that also
sponsors DIVERSICON, a mid-summer convention, the 28th edition of which
will be held August 7-9, 2020, with Guest of Honor TBA and Special Guest
Abra Staffin-Wiebe.

Oct
9
Wed
Speculations Event: Catherine Lundoff
Oct 9 @ 18:30 – 19:45

On Wednesday, October 9 at 6:30 CATHERINE LUNDOFF reads from her work. This
reading will be the first release reading for her new short fiction collection,
Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark Fantastic. Catherine Lundoff is an
award-winning writer, editor and publisher from Minneapolis where she lives with
her wife, bookbinder Jana Pullman, and the cats who own them. She is the author
of over 100 published short stories and essays, which have appeared or are
forthcoming in such venues as Fireside Fiction, Nightmare Magazine, American
Monsters 2, the LHM Podcast, World of Darkness: Ghosthunters, Tales of the
Unanticipated Magazine, My Wandering Uterus: Tales of Traveling While Female,
Respectable Horror, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20
Anthology and SF Signal. Her books include Silver Moon, Out of This World:
Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and Unfinished Business: Tales of the Dark
Fantastic and as editor, the fantastical pirate fiction anthology, Scourge of
the Seas of Time (and Space). In addition, she is the publisher at Queen of
Swords Press, a genre fiction publisher specializing in fiction from out of this world.
Websites: www.catherinelundoff.net and www.queenofswordspress.com

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF MINNESOTA, a
multicultural, multimedia speculative fiction organization that also
sponsors DIVERSICON, a mid-summer convention, the 28th edition of which
will be held August 7-9, 2020, with Guest of Honor TBA and Special Guest
Abra Staffin-Wiebe.


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