Sorry for the silence but I’ve been working on a number of different projects including preparing to take part in a panel about the life and work of William Hope Hodgson which will be taking place at Necronomicon Providence next weekend!

This is the first Hodgson panel at Necronomicon and it promises to be a great one. Here’s the description from their website:

Now considered to be one of the founding fathers of both science fiction and weird literature, Hodgson died relatively unknown during the close of WWI. His work would go on to be hailed by such writers as Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Lovecraft, Ellery Queen, and others. During his life, Hodgson sailed around the world seven times, rescued a crewmate from shark infested waters, chained Houdini, and was one of the first to photograph storms at sea. Today, he is widely known as the author of four groundbreaking novels and often anthologized short stories. Learn more about this fascinating man, his life and his work at this panel featuring some of the foremost Hodgsonian experts.
Panelists: Michael Cisco, Sam Gafford, Nick Gucker, The joey Zone (Moderator)

The panel takes place on Sunday, August 20th, at 1:30pm. It’s going to be a great time so if you’re going to be at the convention, please come and listen to me ramble on and on until someone has the good sense to shut me up!

I make very few public appearances these days and will likely make less in the future so if you do have any interest in hearing me talk about Hodgson, this will be your best chance!

Hope to see you there!

(Btw, here is the link to the website for Necronomicon Providence so you can check out all their other great programming:

http://necronomicon-providence.com/welcome/ )





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8 responses to “HODGSON PANEL!

  1. mark Martucci

    Hi SAM,

    Unfortunately, I suffered a stroke in June and am just now starting to get better. I do wish I could be there, but I’m still too weak to make it. I hope you can record it. My ability to read and enjoy Hodgson is unimpaired, thank God! My left side is what was affected and I’m left-handed so typing is difficult.


  2. How exciting for you, Sam!

  3. The joey Zone

    I’m gonna GOAD THEE GAFFORD into a rollicking ramble until we’re all DEEP IN THE SARGASSO WEEDS! 😀 Cisco & Nickolas should have wisdom to impart as well. Get there early before swine things >wait4it< HOG all the seats! ;D See YOU there!

  4. Mike Speedling

    I will be there to see and hear you. So glad they made this a panel.

  5. I hope the panel is a great success.

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