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  • Sandy Petersen joins Trustees
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    Sandy Petersen: photo courtesy of Boardgamegeek.com.

    Sandy Petersen, developer of Chaosium Inc.’s Call of Cthulhu is a new member of our Trustees. Dr. Petersen is an acclaimed game developer and author working on titles such as RuneQuest and the Call of Cthulhu series in addition to numerous video games. Dr. Petersen worked on Doom, Doom II and Quake.

    Members of Miskatonic University probably grew up on these games and it’s partly the reason we are all here. His love and dedication to Lovecraft’s work make him a renowned expert in all things Lovecraft. What makes him stand out is that he keeps coming back year after year with more work and ideas. This year he’s launched a new initiative with Cthulhu Wars where you, the player, are one of the Great Old Ones and you’ve come to reclaim the ruins of Earth. See the demo

    Dr. Petersen reached out to use to join one of his new projects – Cthulhucurious – a Marketplace for teh Obsessed where users can sign up and buy odd Cthulhu-related items from all around the world.

    Reach out to Dr. Petersen on his facebook and SandyofCthulhu twitter accounts and welcome him on behalf of the university. We’re looking forward to Dr. Petersen’s lectures on Summerian Symbolism and the Cats of Ulthar.

    Learn more about Dr. Sandy Petersen in his interview with Matt Barton on Matt Chat.

    Sandy Petersen, developer of Chaosium Inc.’s Call of Cthulhu is a new member of our Trustees. Dr. Petersen is an acclaimed game developer and author working on titles such as RuneQuest and the Call of Cthulhu series in addition to numerous video games. Dr. Petersen worked on Doom, Doom II and Quake. Members of Miskatonic University probably grew up on these games and it’s partly the reason we are all here. His love and dedication to Lovecraft’s work make him a renowned expert in all things Lovecraft. What makes him stand out is that he keeps coming back year after year with more work and ideas. This year he’s launched a new initiative with Cthulhu Wars where you, the player, are one of the Great Old Ones and you’ve come to reclaim the ruins of Earth. See the demo Dr. Petersen reached out to use to join one of his new projects – Cthulhucurious – a Marketplace for teh Obsessed where users can sign up and buy odd Cthulhu-related items from all around the world. Reach out to Dr. Petersen on his facebook and SandyofCthulhu twitter accounts and welcome him on behalf of the university. We’re looking forward to Dr. Petersen’s lectures on Summerian Symbolism and the Cats of Ulthar. Learn more about Dr. Sandy Petersen in his interview with Matt Barton on Matt Chat.

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  • The New America The New America from Nando Costa on Vimeo. We’re proud to announce that Miskatonic University is a sponsor for the The New America – a short film. We first learned about the project through Kickstarter and joined along with a number of people on this clever project developed and produced by Nando Costa. The video is produced from wooden carved film stills. Each $50 donation ensured that 1 frame of the film would be designed and developed. This is the promo video where the Mr. Costa describes the work and the process of making this film. The running time for The New America reached 2:37 seconds with over $30,000 donations. The film depicts a compilation of visions of a possible world filled with esoteric symbols to excite lovers of conspiracy theories and their foundation in the United States. The theme of a “Central Plot” of world domination is present throughout the piece. Kickstarters who joined in the project and donated at least $50 recieved a random frame from the film. If you did not get a chance to join early on – there are still some frames left which you could purchase here: etsy.com/listing/166690806/randomly-selected-one-of-a-kind-laser Miskatonic University sponsored the film because of it’s conspiratorial world domination theme. As the Lovecraft Mythos inspired ideas such as the Illumanti game along with literary fictitious groups like The Cult of Starry Wisdom, the world of Lovecraft fiction heavily delves into conspiracies and secrets. “The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can ...
  • Speaking Terms If this is the first comic in this series that you are reading, I imagine you are wondering what the hell is going on. It’s probably the most bizarre comic I’ve done so far. Well, there’s more where that came from, so I hope you liked it! Miskatonic U
  • The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  • The New America The New America from Nando Costa on Vimeo. We’re proud to announce that Miskatonic University is a sponsor for the The New America – a short film. We first learned about the project through Kickstarter and joined along with a number of people on this clever project developed and produced by Nando Costa. The video is produced from wooden carved film stills. Each $50 donation ensured that 1 frame of the film would be designed and developed. This is the promo video where the Mr. Costa describes the work and the process of making this film. The running time for The New America reached 2:37 seconds with over $30,000 donations. The film depicts a compilation of visions of a possible world filled with esoteric symbols to excite lovers of conspiracy theories and their foundation in the United States. The theme of a “Central Plot” of world domination is present throughout the piece. Kickstarters who joined in the project and donated at least $50 recieved a random frame from the film. If you did not get a chance to join early on – there are still some frames left which you could purchase here: etsy.com/listing/166690806/randomly-selected-one-of-a-kind-laser Miskatonic University sponsored the film because of it’s conspiratorial world domination theme. As the Lovecraft Mythos inspired ideas such as the Illumanti game along with literary fictitious groups like The Cult of Starry Wisdom, the world of Lovecraft fiction heavily delves into conspiracies and secrets. “The abstract storyline showcased in this piece is a concoction of a variety of ideas and can ...
  • Cthulhu (un)Masked “Mr. President, it’s an honor to meet you,” said the young elven girl dressed in a flowing gown and crowned with a jewel headband. This was one of the best halloween parties ever. Last Halloween we were looking to get into the festive spirit and we were inspired to do a Cthulhu for President costume to coincide with the Elections of 2013. As part of our C.T.H.U.L.H.U. Campaign of 2012 we searched the endless corridors of the internet in search of the perfect mask. We found a variety of masks but once we landed on Nancy Nutt’s Cthulhu Ski-Mask on Ravelry.com we knew we found The One. Nancy Nutt’s brilliant work is measured to your exact head measurements and acts not only as a wonderful ski mask – but it’s also a great accessory to your Halloween costume collection. Nancy Nutt’s Cthulhu Ski Mask is decorated with pronounced eyebrows to give it that “evil look” and has a number of tentacles that cover the mouthpiece. So at any point in time you’re on the slopes or at a party and want to want to take a swig of your favorite beverage, there’s no need to even remove the mask. Just part the tentacles like Moses did with the Red Sea and party on, Wayne. (“Party on, Garth”). We opted to wear full sunglasses under the mask just to have something other than the eyes popping out. Nancy Nutt’s Cthulhu Ski-Mask is a definate buy for any Cthulhu mythos fan. One could even consider using ...
  • Today we are Cancelling the Apocalypse: The Pacific Rim Today we are Cancelling the Apocalypse: The Pacific Rim The Pacific Rim could be Guillermo Del Toro’s take on Cthulhu in the modern age. It has been some time since we’ve seen a good monster movie, last we recall being JJ Abram’s; Cloverfield. The Pacific Rim is about creatures from the deep rise to the planet’s surface to terrorize the human population. An excellent take of The Call of Cthulhu in the modern era by a true Lovecraft fan! There has been talk of Guillermo Del Toro directing a version of At The Mountains of Madness and we’ve seen some scripts floating around on the internet. For the time being, The Pacific Rim will be a hopeful for new Lovecraft related movies coming from Hollywood.
  • Speaking Terms If this is the first comic in this series that you are reading, I imagine you are wondering what the hell is going on. It’s probably the most bizarre comic I’ve done so far. Well, there’s more where that came from, so I hope you liked it! Miskatonic U
  • Miskatonic U Web Comic 2012-09-19_SpectreOfTheRoommateOne thing that’s missing in your weekly newspaper that is an essential must is Alex Bradley’s Miskatonic U. web comic. Bradley describes Miskatonic U as, “the story of Winston Coward, a panphobic freshman (Class of 1915) who worries about every mundane aspect of college: classes, learning to socialize, surviving hazing rituals.” The campus extends into other dimensions and is a place of learning for young members of the Great Race of Yith, which Lovecraft introduced in The Shadow Out of Time. If you like it, drop by the Miskatonic U’s web-comic facebook page and like them! Alex has allowed us to syndicate Miskatonic U through the Miskatonic Inquisitor. When you go to misk-u.com be sure to check out the comic from it’s very beginning.
  • Cthulhu accepts nomination for U.S. President Cthulhu for President 2012Today, my friends, today is the day that we will awake from our slumber. We will shake the pillars of the nation and rise from our current state of affairs and we will truly make the change of a new aeon. Today is our day.
  • A Lovecraft Dream – a short animation A Lovecraft Dream - a short animation Watch this fantastic short reel by Cthulhu Films is based on the real H.P.Lovecraft character and his nightmares. Featuring pieces of The Crawling Chaos, Nyrlathotep, The Call of Cthluhu, The Shadow Out of Time, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath & Azathoth – the animation and music build a wonderful short a-la The Ring’s famous Samara Morgan’s Cursed Video. Leonardo Manna, illustrations and Boitticelli’s combined work is outstanding. Would be a great addition to the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival. Video Rating: 5 / 5
  • The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Call of Cthulhu HP Lovecraft – Audio Book – With Words / Closed Captions Call of Cthulhu HP Lovecraft - Audio Book - With Words / Closed Captions Complete audio book of the timeless horror classic, Call of Cthulhu. Added transcript / CC’s 7/11/11
  • The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu The Adventures of Lil Cthulhu Buy a Lil Cthulhu shirt or Necronomicon journal! – www.cafepress.com Spanish Version available: www.youtube.com awesome dub done by Haplo Schaffer… www.youtube.com Want a child-friendly way to introduce your little one to the traditions of the Old Cult? Meet little Cthulhu, who lives in the magic city of R’lyeh with all his friends, as you and your child embark on a fun and educational journey through the world of the Great Old Ones, meeting all kinds of new buddies from the Necronomicon along the way, from Azathoth to Yog-Sothoth! This series has won multiple awards and has been enthusiastically approved by the department of child-developmental psychology at Miskatonic University. Story and animation by me. Voice acting by Erika Fontana. Music taken from the Shaman King OST. Original characters by HP Lovecraft. First animation in a while. Enjoy! Video Rating: 4 / 5 MP3 NOW AVAILABLE!: music.ebenbrooks.com or www.cdbaby.com Having made a better audio recording of “Hey There Cthulhu” (www.youtube.com using a karaoke track of “Hey There Delilah” (from the album Karaoke Bash Vol. 3 (p) 2007 by Starlight Karaoke), I decided to do a photomontage-style video for it using artwork and photographs I’ve come across in my travels through these Intarwebs. So here it is! Sign Up for the Newsletter: music.ebenbrooks.com (link on left) Order CDs and other merch: music.ebenbrooks.com Music and Activism Blog: ebenbrooks.livejournal.com All images copyright © by their respective creators. Credits available upon request.
  • HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Kickstarter! HORROR ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS KICKSTARTER A re-imagining of the classic CALL OF CTHULHU campaign Chaosium.com: News
  • QMx Presents: The Raven read by John De Lancie QMx Presents: The Raven read by John De Lancie Welcome to the first QMx Masters Series video presentation. Produced by actor/director John De Lancie, Master Series brings you the classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, performed by some of the best-known names in genre entertainment. In keeping with QMx’s tradition of supporting artisans and their craft, Masters Series distills performance down to its purest form: a single camera, a microphone, the actor and you. It’s an intense, mesmerizing experience you won’t want to miss. For our very first installment, we’re proud to have John De Lancie performing Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven. For more on QMx, visit us at www.qmxonline.com, follow us on Facebook (Quantum Mechanix) and Twitter (@QMxInsider), or sign up for our newsletter (insider.qmxonline.com).
  • Cthulhu Sleeps by Deadmau5 (Live from University Grounds) Deadmau5 - Rogers Centre, TorontoHere at the Miskatonic Inquisitor, we’re huge EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fans and in honor of this week’s Rolling Stone cover, we’re re-posting this video of “Cthulhu Sleeps” by Deadmau5. If you haven’t had a chance to see him live, he has an entire piece with visuals of Cthulhu on the screen. Prepare thyself!  
  • Miskatonic School For Girls Sponsorship box2We’re proud to announce that we’re a sponsor for the Miskatonic School For Girls Deck Building Game. Miskatonic School for Girls is a card game where 4 players play against each other in a battle for sanity. Each player is armed with a paddle where they’ll end up building a card deck. The card deck is made up of girls who attend, which help keep your sanity, and Cthulhu Mythos Faculty, which try to take away your sanity. We first learned about the project around last Halloween while we took a trip to the North East to visit H.P. Lovecraft’s hometown. Read more.
  • Chaosium.com 30% sale Chaosium.com Sale. 30% off books, games, t-shirts, and more through May 28th. Chaosium.com: News
  • Game Geeks #46 COC Mansions of Madness & Beyond Game Geeks #46 COC Mansions of Madness & Beyond Game Master Kurt Wiegel reviews and educates viewers on role playing games. In episode #46 Kurt reviews Call of Cthulhu Mansions of Madness and Beyond the Mountains of Madness by Chaosium Inc. © Chaosium Inc. chaosium.com Game Geeks © PugKnows Productions Game Geeks Classics #16 Complete Masks of Nyarlathotep by Chaosium chaosium.com gamegeeksrpg.com Geeks and Game Geeks RPG © PugKnows Productions Video Rating: 4 / 5
  • Psycho Trailer PopUp – Alfred Hitchcock – HD MOVIE Psycho Trailer PopUp - Alfred Hitchcock - HD MOVIE ‘Psycho’ Exclusive PopUp Trailer: Do you think Psycho is still scary 50 years later? SUBSCRIBE to stay in the know as NEW trailers debut: bit.ly Watch and weigh in below in the comments! PopUp Trailers dive deep into everything you want to know about your favorite films. Dig a little deeper into one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time with this exclusive Pop-Up Trailer for ‘PSYCHO ‘as Hitch gives you the tour of his famous set. movieclips movieclipstrailers movieclips.com movieclipsDOTcom movie clips popuptrailer “Alfred Hitchcock” “Norman Bates” “Gus Van Sant” “Janet Leigh” “Vera Miles” “John Gavin” “Anthony Perkins” “Martin Balsman” “Joseph Stefano” “Robert Bloch” thriller horror “shower scene” stab “official trailer” Marion Crane hat ihren Chef um 40.000 Dollar erleichtert und muss fliehen. Auf der Suche nach einer Unterkunft für die Nacht stößt sie auf ein verlassenes Hotel, das der seltsame Norman Bates und seine Mutter betreiben. Das traute Heim wird schnell zur tödlichen Falle: Mary wird unter der Dusche erstochen. Als Privatdetektiv Arbogast, Marys Verlobter und ihre Schwester auf der Suche nach der Geflüchteten in Bates’ Hotel landen, ahnen sie, dass hier mysteriöse Dinge vor sich gehen. Die grandiose Romanvorlage zu Hitchcocks erfolgreichstem Film erstmals in einer schaurig-spannenden Lesung mit Matthias Brandt. Video Rating: 0 / 5
  • Edgar Allen Poe “A Dream” Edgar Allen Poe A poem by Edgar Allen Poe,with visuals. Song is Elliot Goldenthal “Still Life” off Frida soundtrack.
  • Catalina Film Festival – 2011 Opening Catalina Film Festival - 2011 Opening Ashton Smith (the “Movie Trailer Guy” and Voice of NBC), introduces the 2011 Santa Catalina Film Festival and Founder/Director Ron Truppa on May 6th, 2011.
  • Astounding Adventures! Astounding Adventures! Two Fisted Pulp Action BRP Sourcebook for 2012. Chaosium.com: News