H.P. Lovecraft would be 125 years old today. While he had a lot of personal issues, to put it mildly, the worlds he created live on and on, which is a worthy achievement. Today, people gather in Providence for the three-day NecronomiCon (get it?), and there’s a whole lot going on, from historical walks to lectures to gaming.
In unrelated but still spooky happenings, the Smithsonian examines why creepy dolls are so, well, creepy. The article has lots of links to follow. Have fun going down the rabbit hole!