About Us

Lovecraft Gaming - Photo by Michele Brittany

The origins of the H. P. Lovecast Podcast can be traced to Adam Crowley attending the SouthWest Popular/American Culture Association conference in Winter 2015 and meeting other academics with interest in H. P. Lovecraft during a game night session. The earliest incarnation of H. P. Lovecast Podcast included academics Adam Crowley, Jule Schlag, Michele Brittany, Nicholas Diak, and Ashley Barry.

Currently, the H. P. Lovecast Podcast aims to be a monthly podcast to discuss derivative works of H. P. Lovecraft.


Michele Brittany

Michele Brittany

Michele Brittany is an independent popular culture scholar residing in Southern California. She is the editor of Horror in Space: Critical Essays on a Film Subgenre and James Bond and Popular Culture: Essays on the Influence of the Fictional Superspy, and her poetry has been included in the Horror Writers Association Poetry Showcase Volume IV. She is currently writing her first solo nonfiction book focusing on monster mummies and is the co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference held concurrently with StokerCon. Michele is a member of the Horror Writers Association. 

Instagram: @mbrittanywrites

Nicholas Diak 

Nicholas Diak

Nicholas Diak is an pop culture scholar who focuses on Italian genre films, post-industrial and synthwave music, and H. P. Lovecraft. He is the editor of The New Peplum: Essays on Sword and Sandal Films and Television Programs since the 1990s and has contributed essays and reviews to a variety of pop culture websites and academic journals. He is also the author of the short story "Nix's Night About Town" in the Dreamlands anthology Kill Those Damn Cats. He enjoys comic books, cooking, retrogaming, tiki things, and pinup art and photos. He is also the co-chair of the Ann Radcliffe Academic Conference. He resides in SoCal and is a member of the Horror Writers Association.

Twitter: @vnvdiak
Instagram: @nicholasdiak

Prior HP Lovecast Alumni

Adam Crowley -(episodes 1 - 25)
Jule Schlag (episodes 1 - 23)
Ashley Barry (episodes 1 - 4)
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