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raymac Written by raymac
Feb. 26, 2010





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Free screening of new Lovecraft documentary tomorrow in CYBERSPACE!

You’ve read the headline correctly. I am intrigued and excited by this screening of “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” that will be taking place tomorrow in the Second Life universe. The full scoop is listed below. I invite everyone to check it out. The filmmakers will be in attendence.


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On February 27th, leading Second Life(r) roleplay community, Erie Isle will host a unique screening event for the award winning documentary, “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown”. Plans for this special evening include a screening of the movie, a live Q&A session with the filmmakers, a Lovecraft themed costume contest, and more. The public is invited as the filmmakers, Wyrd Studios creative partners Frank H. Woodward, James B. Myers, and William Janczewski join the Erie Isle characters and their guests in-world for the evening.

“Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” is a chronicle of the life, work and mind of author H.P. Lovecraft, his work, and the mind behind, the man who created the Cthulhu mythos. Director Frank H. Woodward tells Lovecraft’s life story, helped by appearances from modern horror and weird tales luminaries such as John Carpenter, Andrew Migliore, Neil Gaiman , Guillermo del Toro, S.T. Joshi, Ramsey Campbell, Caitl?n R. Kiernan, Andrew MiglioreNeil Gaiman, Robert M. Price, Peter Straub, and Stuart Gordon. This documentary film won Best Documentary at the 2008 Comic Con International Comic-Con and represents extensive research into this controversial and often misunderstood pioneer of horror fiction.

The Erie Isle backstory begins with the isle as a vacation playground during Lovecraft’s era but its charm faded as it succumbed to dark supernatural forces. Roleplay is set in current day as the town’s population struggle with forces and fears that are not always known. Erie Isle has been and innovator in SL roleplay by offering events that can be enjoyed both by out-of-character guest, and by the community of in-character players that reside there. Mixed reality events spin-off roleplays that then become part of Erie Isle’s ongoing storyline.

While screenings in Second Life aren’t unheard of, the “Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” screening will go beyond the normal leveraging of the SL platform. Wyrd Studios is actively engaging a popular existing community that is not only excited to have them, but has the resources and experience to make their screening resonate in SL as a whole.

The event is free for everyone to attend. Those wishing to attend that are not currently Second Life users may sign up and go to the in-world location directly by using the “Sign Up” button on http://www.erie-isle.com/

“Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown” Screening Schedule* for February 27th:


3:30PM - Pre-screening cocktail reception hosted by the Muircastle Trust


4:00PM - Screening of Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown


5:30PM - Question and answer session with filmmakers Frank H. Woodward, James B. Myers, and William Janczewski.


Immediately following Q&A- Street party and Lovecraft costume contest co-hosted by Erie’s Twilight & Dreadshift. Prizes provided by Vanilla C Designs, Wyrd Studios, Cinevolve Studios and Erie Isle.



*all times reflect Second Life time (PST)


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