The Outer Dark presents “From Ambergris to Yuggoth: The Fungus Among Us” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by Eric Schaller and featuring Rick Claypool, Nicholas Kaufmann, Jess Lewis, and Douglas Wynne. This podcast’s content was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 20, 2022.
The Outer Dark presents “From Ambergris to Yuggoth: The Fungus Among Us” a NecronomiCon 2022 panel moderated by Eric Schaller and featuring Rick Claypool, Nicholas Kaufmann, Jess Lewis, and Douglas Wynne. Mind control. Bodily infiltration. Altered states of consciousness. Zombification. Encounters with truly alien species. Fungal horrors abound in weird fiction and film. Our panelists take us on a tour of the strange world of spores, fruiting bodies, and vast clonal colonies, the symbiotes and parasites, toxins and pathogens, that have always occupied an important place in the annals of the weird. A little mycology and a lot of fiction are on your plate. Be sure and scroll down to the Additional Links for reading and viewing recommendations! Thank you to Niels Hobbs, K.H. Vaughan, Catherine Grant, and all the fabulous NecronomiCon 2022 team for allowing us to air this podcast’s content, which was recorded in Providence, RI, on August 20, 2022.
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The Annual Migration of Clouds by Premee Mohamed (ECW Press, 2021)
The Mold Farmer by Rick Claypool (Six Gallery Press, 2020)
Tentacle Head by Rick Claypool (Bear Creek Press, 2022)
Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake (Penguin Random House, 2021)
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Milkweed, 2015)
Gathering Moss by Robin Wall Kimmerer (OSU Press, 2003)
The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley (Titan, 2019)
The Fireman by Joe Hill (Harper Collins, 2017)
Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele
Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White
Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew
Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis
Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner
Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker
Music: Michael Griffin