Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cthulhu Icon Painting

A friend of mine painted this Cthulhu icon about 20 years ago and I used it in a video a while back (see previous post). The image size is about 8 X 10 inches and is reverse glass painted in an antique frame with convex glass which gives it a feeling of depth. The reflected light in convex glass made a halo. Both squid-like and vaguely insectoid at the same time, clutching what might be a wreath. The Cthulhu ikon appears near the end of the video Dr. Tarr & Prof. Fether Blinded Me With Science -- Thomas Dolby vs Alan Parsons.

Used with permission of the artist Michael W. Moses.

Cthulhu Icon

Cthulhu Icon detail

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dr. Tarr & Prof. Fether Blinded Me With Science -- Thomas Dolby vs Alan Parsons Mashup (restored version)

I always liked Edgar Alan Poe's works so it just seemed to jell with Alan Parson's Dr. Tarr & Professor song. Another song and video I liked was Thomas Dolby's She Blinded Me With Science. All three just went together like a dream within a dream with a touch of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. This is the “restored” version, but it probably won't make Turner Classic Movies anytime soon.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fun at CoastCon 33

Posted on YouTube by NekoFreko84 recently is a funny little dance shot at CoastCon33. The song I think is Caramelldansen by the Swedish group Caramell. But it is a popular meme speeded up version used in fan anime videos called Caramelldansen Speedycake Remix.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mission to Ponape - Meet the Spawn of Azathoth

Here's a Cthonian video I made a while back. I combined elements of the 1981 Heavy Metal Movie with some deleted footage from the 2005 King Kong travesty. The British group folk group, 3 Mustaphas 3, supplied the first half of the music from their album Bam!, Mehneteli and the second half of the video is a highly modified form of the H. P. Lovecraft's album, A Very Scary Solstice, Demon Sultan Azathoth. Some only wish they could be eaten first. By the way, the Japanese did occupy Ponape from 1914 to the end of WWII. I had a lot of fun with it and I hope you do too.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

CoastCon31 Video Featuring MechaCon Anime Mascots

I have been trying to gather all relevant CoastCon videos here on this blog so they can be in one spot. This short video was shot during the CoastCon costume contest which is held each Saturday night at CoastCon. These young ladies are the mascots for a convention called MechaCon which is held over in Louisiana each summer. Go to their website for more information as to location and dates. This video was shot by marcyu and is posted on YouTube. They were highly effective advertising.

Monday, September 20, 2010

CoastCon 31 WLOX TV Interview

As long as I am on the subject of CoastCon31 here is a WLOX TV interview taken at CoastCon31. It gives a pretty good idea about what happens at a CoastCon convention. Since this was taken on a Friday afternoon, attendance is a little sparse yet, but you get the general idea. Thanks to WLOX for all their support and coverage over the past 30 plus years.

CoastCon 31 Slide Show

This is a video slide show of CoastCon 31 made from photos taken at CoastCon31 as well as pages scanned from the program book.  I added some opening and closing credits as well.  I did the graphics layout for the book and my friend did the cover art. 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A blast from the past: CoastCon 14

Here is an early video of CoastCon 14 way back in 1991.  It was shown on WLOX TV on a show called Mississippi Roads. I added some opening and closing credits, edited the sound somewhat to make it clearer, but otherwise it is the complete broadcast.