Title: Sorcerers and Storytellers

Status: confirmed

Proposed by: Dave Cake


The astonishing crossover between magic in fantasy fiction, and magic as practiced by real occult practitioners. Some modern magicians work spells from Lovecrafts Necronomicon (despite knowing it doesn't exist), or embrace the cosmology of Michael Moorcock. Gods and monsters from 20th century fiction are being used for the same magical purposes as ancient real world mythology. And some authors embrace this breakdown of the barrier between fiction and magic, and write fiction as a magical act. Learn about this occult underground where the barriers between fiction and magic breakdown when the occult world goes post-modern. Discussion will cover occult writers like Kenneth Grant, Phil Hine (author of Cthulhu mythos magic guide the Psudeonomicon), Grant Morrison and his inspiration from chaos magic and Michael Bertiauxs Voudou Gnostic Workbook, Alan Moore as practicing magician, and the tangled history of the many Necronomicons.

Room Notes:

Tags: Fantasy, Geek stuff, Equipment: AV, Format: Panel

Recording: (rights of use)

Confirmed panellists: David Cake

No additional panellists have been suggested.

Room: Cocktail Lounge

Time: Sunday 2:00 PM

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