The H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™-San Pedro returns for the seventh year at the exquisite art deco Warner Grand Theatre in historic San Pedro on April 29th, 30th, and May 1st. Join us for three days of movies, music, games, art, authors, vendors, and so much more!
We're going big this year (much like ol' Wilbur Whateley himself) and attempting all new, original programming in addition to some of the finest Lovecraftian films the world has to offer. But crafting such a unique experience takes some effort, so please excuse the mess and mind the gaps as we set this event up. We will present key info as soon as we can, but know that it will be just as spectacularly tentacular this year as it has in the past (even better!)
Our theme this year: The Dunwich Horror
UPDATE: If you want multiples of any reward, just pay the additional amount and select the reward and we will adjust in the survey at the end. You can also mix and match your reward, as long as you do the math for the money amount.
This year we are proud to present:
Sean Patrick O'Reilly, writer/director of the upcoming animated feature film Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom will show a segment of the movie and talk about bringing his company Arcana's graphic novel to the silver screen! Check out our new rewards courtesy of Sean below!
THE MIST (2007) ** in Black & White **
As many of you know director Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption) wished he could have released this Stephen King adaptation in black & white. He did so on the DVD release. Now see this Lovecraft inspired chiller on the big screen as Darabont intended!
THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970) ** with all new, maddening musical and twisted theatrical pieces by members of Witch Mountain!!** LIVE! LIVE!! LIVE!!!!
Guests & Vendors
Confirmed guests: artists Paul Komoda, Pete Von Sholly, author Cody Goodfellow, Ross Lockhart, Gary Myers, Leeman Kessler, Joshua Hoffine, Abigail Larson and many more being added!
Confirmed vendors: SighCo, Arkham Bazaar, The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society, Cesar237 Art, Spinning the Clay Fantastic, Victoria the Artist, 01 Publishing, Rick Kitagawa, Seah Hoade, Kuyle Opperman. Word Horde, Xylographics (Liv Rainey-Smith), Tamiza's Treats, Necro-Sapien Press and for the first time, Chaosium, Inc.! More programming information to be released as we confirm it, so be sure to check back or donate to get our updates!
All attendees of the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™-San Pedro are expected to abide by the Event Code of Conduct.
History of the HPLFF ® - San Pedro
The HPLFF was founded over 20 years ago in Portland, Oregon by Andrew Migliore. After years of attending and contributing, filmmaker Aaron Vanek lost his mind and spawned an HPLFF in Los Angeles. Now madmen Cody Goodfellow, James Knouse, Miguel Rodriguez and Frank H. Woodward have joined the adventure. This is a licensed franchise of the Portland fest, but each festival has its own distinct brand of madness.
REWARD LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS
We are pleased and proud to include some more rewards for all donors courtesy of our special guest Sean O'Reilly, Arcana, and the graphic novel series Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom (soon to be released as a feature length animated movie!):
- $5-$10 donors = you get one of the below images as a digital download (your choice)
- $11-$24 donors = you get two of the below images as digital downloads (your choice)
- $25-$45 donors = you get all three of the below images as digital downloads
- $46 and up donors = you get all three images PLUS a PDF of the graphic novel Howard Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom
THANK YOU ($5) - We will email you a PDF of Lovecraftian art
PROGRAM & ART BOOK ($10) - A digital version of the HPLFF Program (PDF) – You'll also receive a PDF of Lovecraft art (both via email).
LIVE STREAM ONLY ($15) - If you can't attend and just want to watch most everything we do like Unseen Forces from BEYOND. You can see the performances and interactive backstage interviews with guests, plus passwords for as many of the selected short films viewable online as we can get, accessible that weekend only.
We'll also email you a PDF of artwork and a PDF of our program (via email).
FRIDAY 'FUNGI OF YUGGOTH' TICKET ($25) - One ticket to the festival on Friday, April 29th A Kickstarter-exclusive poster (available for pick up at the theater) PLUS the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
SATURDAY 'SECRET SHOGGOTH PAL' TICKET ($30) - One ticket to the festival on Saturday, April 30 PLUS A Kickstarter-exclusive poster (available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
SUNDAY 'SHANTAK' TICKET ($30) - One ticket to CthulhuCon on Sunday, May 1st Includes brunch. PLUS A Kickstarter-exclusive poster (available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
GHOUL GRAB BAG ($30) - You just want the stuff! You get the official HPLFF-SP 2016 T-shirt, the official newspaper program and a Kickstarter-exclusive poster and the PDF of Lovecraft art (delivered via email).
THERE IN SPIRIT ($45) - For those who cannot attend, you get the Ghoul Grab Bag reward PLUS exclusive access to the LiveStream of performances and interactive backstage interviews with guests, plus passwords for as many of the selected short films viewable online as we can get, accessible that weekend only.
FROM BEYOND DUAL REALITY TICKET ($60) - For those who want to attend Friday and Saturday only, this is the level for you.
You will get tickets for Friday and Saturday, a collectible Black Goat of the Woods certificate (available for pick up at the theater) PLUS A Kickstarter-exclusive poster (available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
IA! FULL CTHULHU FHTAGN TICKET ($80) - You’ll receive our special collectible 2016 ticket to the entire festival: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (including the Secret Screening and brunch) a collectible Black Goat of the Woods certificate PLUS the official HPLFF-SP 2016 T-shirt, A Kickstarter-exclusive poster (Poster, certificate and shirt available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
SOLO SERVITOR OF THE OUTER GODS ($100) - You’ll receive our special collectible 2016 ticket to the entire festival: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (including the Secret Screening and brunch) reserved VIP seating at the Warner Grand and the Secret Screening, an exclusive Dunwich Horror Show T-shirt PLUS a collectible Black Goat of the Woods certificate, plus the official HPLFF-SP 2016 T-shirt, a Kickstarter-exclusive poster (Poster, certificate and shirts available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
DEEP ONE VIP SPECIAL ($250 or more) - A great VIP package for two: 2 collectible 2016 tickets to the entire festival including the Secret Screening and brunch, reserved VIP seating in the Warner Grand AND the Secret Screening, a guided backstage tour of the WGT on Friday and/or Saturday, VIP parking on Friday and Saturday (one vehicle), a pair of limited edition HPLFF-SP 2016 Dunwich wine glasses PLUS 2 exclusive Dunwich Horror Show T-shirts 2 collectible Black Goat of the Woods certificates 2 official HPLFF-SP 2016 T-shirts, 2 Kickstarter-exclusive 2016 posters (Poster, certificate and shirts available for pick up at the theater) and the PDF of Lovecraft art (via email).
ZADOK ALLEN VIP SPECIAL ($300 - limited 4) - As the Deep One VIP package but also includes 1 ticket to the Lovecraft Wine & Paint Event featuring artist Mike Dubisch. Courtesy of Lovecraft Wines.
HORDE OF STAR SPAWN OF CTHULHU FHTAGN - GROUP TICKET PACK ($350) - 5 collectible 2016 tickets to the entire festival: Friday, Saturday, Sunday (includes the Secret Screening and brunch) 5 Kickstarter-exclusive 2016 posters, 5 official HPLFF-SP 2016 T-shirts, ONE VIP parking space (because we want you to fight over it). Posters and shirts available for pick up at theater. and PDFs of Lovecraft art.
You can add more tickets to this level at $70 per!!
HASTUR THE UNSPEAKABLE HOTEL VIP PACKAGE ($650) - As the Deep One VIP package but also includes two nights' stay April 29 & 30th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (located three blocks from the theater - does not cover extra charges such as room service, telephone, Pay-Per-View, tipping, etc.), full, unguided backstage access of the Warner Grand
You also get two of every shirt and glass we make this year including 2 pairs of limited edition HPLFF-SP 2016 Dunwich wine glasses and TWO official HPLFF-SP 2016 workshirts.
WE WORSHIP YOU LIKE A GOD LEVEL ($1,000 - limited 1) - All Hail! We give you everything: two collectible 2016 tickets to the full festival, reserved VIP seating in the theater and the Secret Screening, VIP parking, unrestricted backstage access, two official HPLFF-SP 2016 shirts, two Dunwich Horror Show shirts, two HPLFF-SP 2016 work shirts, two Kickstarter exclusive posters, two collectible Black Goat of the Woods certificates, two nights' stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (April 29 & 30), two limited edition HPLFF-SP 2016 wine goblets one marquee-sized (36" x 48") official HPLFF-SP 2016 poster (only three made),
PLUS a marquee poster for the 1970 movie "The Dunwich Horror", one special short story written by Cody Goodfellow just for you, one poem written for you by Bryan Thao Worra, and a jar of Cthulhu Pickles,
and you will be featured (if you so choose) at the Friday Invocation and the Sunday Prayer Breakfast.
ADD-ONS: Signed KIY Poem by Joseph S. Pulver, Sr.
Add ONLY $10 to your donation.
Get the KIY Yellow poem printed on parchment paper and signed by the master himself. Please add $5 for shipping if you will not be attending the festival.
ADD-ONS: PAINTING WITH Mike Dubisch
ADD $50 to your donation.
Paint your own Lovecratian denizen under the guidance of wizard Mike Dubisch and when you are done take home your art!
All participants will be provided a canvas, brushes and refreshments. Please dress accordingly! This event will take place May the 1st and can be purchased independently of a festival ticket.
Attached is a sample of what you will be painting. Seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED and when full we will pull this Add On.
All participants will get a special to be named gift from LoveCraft Wines.
Add $25 to your pledge (pay that much over the reward tier you select) if you want an extra T-shirt or do not get one in your reward (applies to either the Dunwich Horror Show shirt or the official HPLFF-SP 2016 shirt)
Add $40 to your pledge (pay that much over the reward tier you select) if you want the HPLFF-SP 2016 work shirt.
If you want multiple shirts, just add that much more to your pledge, e.g., for one Dunwich shirt and a work shirt, add $65 to whatever your reward tier is.
ADD-ONS: The Invocation
If you want to join us and have your name read as part of the Friday night Festival Invocation--add $10 to your donation.
Hand etching by Robert Whitus, they will look even better than this image, which is a mockup.
To add a goblet or pint glass to your package, add $25 if you will be picking it up at the festival (only), and $30 if you need shipping (we need to pack it very carefully).
MORE INFO ABOUT REWARDS
Secret Screening - After the main festival Saturday night, we will have an after party that continues into early Sunday, showing unspeakable movies and live entertainment we cannot even talk about! For those who survived the Secret Screening last year, this year will be in a DIFFERENT LOCATION within walking distance of the Warner Grand Theatre (we desecrated the previous location too much).
PDF Art - We will email a PDF of Lovecraftian artwork as a PDF to our donors a few weeks after the festival. This features all or most of the art that we played onscreen as a slideshow in between movies.
LiveStreaming - We have improved our LiveStreaming capabilities and coverage from the first year; last year's stream seemed to work without complaints.
Official HPLFF-SP shirts (Tee and workshirts) (workshirt image coming)
VIP Seating - We will mark off an area of the Warner Grand Theater and the venue of the Secret Screening for our VIPs to make sure you get a good seat.
Backstage Tour - During breaks or after the festival, our VIPs will get a guided tour of the marvelous Warner Grand Theatre.
Crowne Plaza Hotel - Guests will have a room reserved in their name by the festival, either one king bed or two double beds. The room will be covered for both Friday and Saturday night (April 29 and 30), but not any incidentals.
If you wish to book your own room, we have a discount code available, use group code HPL when booking online before April 15 for a $40-$50 discount per night.
Our last Kickstarter campaign was a huge help for us, but we need you again to grow even bigger!
Business & Legal Info
The 2016 H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival®-San Pedro™ is sponsored by the Grand Vision Foundation and Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. It is produced and managed by HPLFF-SoCal, LLC as part of a license with Lurker Films, Inc. of Portland, Oregon.
Risks and challenges
This will be the seventh year of the San Pedro H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival® & CthulhuCon™, and our fourth Kickstarter campaign (the other three were successful). The festival will occur regardless of our Kickstarter campaign, as things are already locked. However, if not successful we will have to resort to personal funds to pay for the theater rental, insurance, staff, marketing, print rentals, guest travel and accommodations, and the many other expenses we accrue.
Furthermore, none of our stretch goals will be attained, which is enough to drive us insane.
After this is over, assuming it is funded, we merely need to continue doing what we have done and are doing.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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