About Us

Lovecraft Gaming - Photo by Michele Brittany

The origins of the HP 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 HP Lovecraft during a game night session. The earliest incarnation of HP Lovecast Podcast included academics Adam Crowley, Jule Schlag, Michele Brittany, Nicholas Diak, and Ashley Barry who pursued other ventures after episode four. 

The HP Lovecast Podcast aims to be a monthly podcast to discuss the works of HP Lovecraft, the works of the writers who influenced him, and the stories of the writers influenced by him. Episodes so far have not only included discussion on many of Lovecraft's seminal work, but also from other authors such as Gary Myers, comic books, and short stories from modern day writers. 

Adam Crowley 

Adam Crowley is a professor for a school in the New England area. 

Jule Schlag 

Jule Schlag is a pop culture scholar. 

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 National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) and Horror Writers Association. 

Twitter: @mbrittanywrites
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 HP Lovecraft. He is the editor of the forthcoming book, 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 and the National Coalition of Independent Scholars. 

Twitter: @vnvdiak
Instagram: @nicholasdiak