Welcome to the first meeting of Cthulhu Rising: The HP Lovecraft Society of Dallas. I wanted to hold this first meeting on August 20th, Lovecraft’s birthday, but that falls on a Tuesday. Alas, the start of the week is not a good time to host our first meeting, so I've compromised and scheduled it for the following Saturday.
This is about two months after the group was launched. Since it will take some time to build up a membership base, this delay should provide ample time to get new people signed up and ready to participate.
To begin with, we will be reading Lovecraft’s first three stories:
• 1897: The Little Glass Bottle
• 1898: The Secret Cave or John Lees Adventure
• 1898: The Mystery of the Grave-Yard
You can find these stories online at www.hplovecraft.com. Have these stories read before you arrive.
These are all very, very short and won’t be much to talk about. However, I want to start small because I’d like for all of us to begin the meeting by introducing ourselves and sharing when and how we first became acquainted with the works of Lovecraft.
We will be meeting at Café Express on Lovers Lane in Dallas. There is plenty of parking out front, and I will have a sign on the table so you can find us.
I am probably going to request a $2 donation at each meeting from every person who attends. Meetup.com charges me a monthly fee to host these meetings, and since I already run another Meetup group, the fees can add up quickly.
I look forward to seeing you all there.