While digging through many boxes of Lovecraft related publications, during a search for convention related materials for data to accompany some of the audio files I’ll soon be uploading here, I found a box containing the final sets of Esoteric Order of Dagon (E.O.D.) (Amateur Press Association) mailings that I had received as a member in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Within these mailings were the final four mimeographed issues I published before my membership lapsed due to inactivity on my part. Mailing 38, the April-May 1982 Roodmas mailing was the last one I ever received.
These four issues have now been added to the Eldritch Leanings Collection of the CthulhuWho1 Flickr page at:
The four issues mostly contain short book reviews and ramblings; with the nostalgic item for me being the E. Hoffmann Price Petition in issue 16 that I created to try to get a publisher interested in, “Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers & Others.”
E. Hoffmann Price’s book was eventually published by Arkham House in 2001, under the title, “Book of the Dead, Friends of Yesteryear: Fictioneers & Others;” roughly thirteen years after his death.
Although my petition, which was used to collect signatures on at least two continents, and at numerous conventions, may have had nothing to do with the actual publication of the book so many years later, I’m still very glad to have made the effort when I did.
Now that the final issues of Eldritch Leanings have been posted to Flickr, I can get back to the audio-visual work I’m doing for those interested in Robert Bloch and Lovecraft… Coming soon!