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The Temple of Dagon

Not dead.. just sleeping..

As many of you have noticed, not much has been added to the site in a long while, and the forums have been overrun with spam. I just cleared a massive amount of it out.

I still plan to keep this site up, but unfortunately too many other things take up my time these days.

What I am interested in, is seeing if there is anyone out there who would like to help out. Either with forum moderation, or posting new links/info on the main page.

Let me know!

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown

Wyrd studios is set to release their new documentary Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown. Directed by Frank H. Woodward, the film features interviews with Guillermo Del Toro, Neil Gaiman, John Carpenter, Peter Straub, Caitlin Kiernan, Stuart Gordon, Ramsey Campbell, S.T. Joshi and few other Lovecraft scholars. The DVD is scheduled for release on October 27 - just in time for your Lovecraft themed Halloween parties.

Be sure to visit the official website and check out the online trailer.

New Batch of Cthulhu Statues from Paul Carrick

Featured artist at the Temple of Dagon Paul Carrick has informed us that he is ready to take pre-orders for a new set of Cthulhu Statues featuring a new color scheme.

Paul has been keeping busy lately. In addition, his first written and illustrated children’s book Watch Out For Wolfgang is now on shelves. He will be having a show for the illustrations at the Feathersone Center for the Arts near his childhood hometown in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts from April 1 to 16, with the opening celebration on April 5th from 4 to 6 pm. Be sure to drop by if you are in the area!

For more information, including pre-orders for the statues, visit http://blog.nightserpent.com

Analysing Horror on emailcollege.com

Hello again!

Something recently came to my attention that I just HAD to share with you all.

A few days ago I signed up for a few online courses on emailcollege.co.uk. (A result of boredom and unemployment!) One of the courses was Analysing Horror Stories. This course focuses on several authors, a few of them being Clive Barker, Stephen King and yes, H P Lovecraft. Here is a list of the course sections, including Fear, Nightmares and Religious Themes.
All courses are free, lessons are sent daily around midnight and a certificate is provided on completion of the course. I have not yet completed said course, but so far there’s been a lot of focus on H P Lovecraft in the Fear and Religious Themes sections.

While this course may amount to little more than a poorly recognised certificate, it’s free and definitely worth a look. As you can see, it is based in the UK, I don’t know how it works with overseas applicants, but for those of you who would like to take a look without signing up, I can email you a few parts so you can see what I mean. It’s free and worth a look.

Or as always, you can message me.

Ciao!

Del Toro’s At The Mountains of Madness

Ladies and gentlemen, greetings from myself, Nyarsetna. For my first post, I’m going to try and revive interest in Guillermo Del Toro - does - At The Mountains Of Madness.

Here is an MTV Movies Blog interview with Guillermo posted in January of this year. So far it seems to be the most recent mention of his pet project.
This is a link to the ATMOM page on the official Del Toro Website.

I found these links lurking in the Forums, they will serve to help catch up on what is pretty much hype at the moment.

Link One and Link Two

Thanks Torwaechter for posting those. On the same thread, Hodgson posted the following link, an extremely positive review of the film script that gave it an A*. Here

If anybody has any links to add, maybe I missed something more recent, please post on the At the Mountains of Madness Movie Update page on the Forums which can be found here.

Or send a message to me.

Thanks for reading!

Cthulhu by Paul Carrick

Paul Carrick, a featured artist here at the Temple of Dagon, is now accepting preorders for his Cthulhu statues. These 8.5″ tall, hand painted resin statues feature a faux oxidized bronze finish, and clearly display the artistic skill he is known for. Be sure to visit his website at http://blog.nightserpent.com/, and let him know what you think - or better yet, place an order to help support his work.

Lovecraft exhibition at the Maison d’Ailleurs

The Maison d’Ailleurs, a science fiction museum in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, is planning a Lovecraft exhibition for October 2007, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the author’s death. The show is based upon the “Commonplace Book”, a set of notes and ideas written by Lovecraft, and will showcase works by several writers, artists, and illustrators. A listing of the authors/artists being featured can be found on The Hooded Utilitarian.

Necronomicon Tarot by Donald Tyson

Necronomicon Tarot - the box While I am not a practitioner of tarot, I am most certainly a fan of anything related to Lovecraft and the mythos. In particular, I enjoy lovecraft inspired artwork because it is a subject that lends itself very well to visual interpretation. It is for this reason that I was very happy to be contacted about reviewing the Necronomicon Tarot. Read »

Please Welcome Richard Allen Poppe

We are happy to announce the inclusion of Richard Allen Poppe to the Featured Artists section of the Temple of Dagon. From a young age, Richard has been interested in horror, and his Lovecraft inspired pieces capture the true feel of the mythos. He works primarily in polyester resin, as well as mixed media, and his unique work will surely gain him even more fans at the Temple. Take a look at his gallery and let him know what you think.

Giant Fungus Challenges Traditional Ideas Of Individuality

The underground fungus [is] estimated to be between 2000 and 8500 years old . . . .  [It] spreads mainly along tree roots, but also through the soil using shoestring-like structures called rhizomorphs . . . .  Researchers thought that individual fungus organisms grew in distinct clusters in the forest, marked by the ring-shaped patches of dead trees that they spotted during overhead flights. No one expected to find that the well-separated clusters represented one contiguous organism.

Read story here.

Other stories claim that the fungus is the world’s largest organism.

Information on the fungus at wikipedia–proceed at your own risk.