My unofficial round-up of NecronomiCon Providence 2013 news and links…

* S.T. Joshi had received the Robert Bloch Award at NecronomiCon 2013. The award was set up by the 1995 NecronomiCon committee, and was administered by the New England Lovecraft Society. Joshi once gave the award to Lovecraft scholar Dirk W. Mosig, at the NecronomiCon 1997. Below is Matthew Carter’s photo of S.T. receiving The Shining Trapezohedron from convention organiser Niels Hobbs…

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* Matthew Carpenter has big photo sets of the Costume Ball at the NecronomiCon, and the Ars Necronomica art show

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* A Facebook news snippet, from NecronomiCon, to the effect that…

“the entire print run of The Crypt of Cthulhu [fanzine] will be reprinted in a series of hardback collections. These will be made from scans of the originals”

* Nazo monster seen on the water at WaterFire on Saturday night…

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* The first of the written convention reports online: K.H. Vaughan, on the Saturday. Vaughan volunteered as a helper Minion.

* Sounds like the weather’s been nice. Despite a heavy rain shower just before the convention started, humidity has stayed down. SSY writes…

“this weekend in Providence there is both a Lovecraft convention and a Rocky Horror convention running at the same time, it’s also pretty cold for this time of year … Chilly enough that I want to get a jacket. August around here is usually insufferably humid…”

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