Tag Archives: Manly Wade Wellman

Pulp Crazy – The Terrible Parchment by Manly Wade Wellman


In this episode I discuss Manly Wade Wellman’s contribution to the Cthulhu Mythos. A tongue-in-cheek tale, of a couple who come across a page from the Necronomicon. It first appeared in the August 1937 issue of Weird Tales.


The Terrible Parchment eText: http://www.donaldcorrell.com/road/wellman/terrible.html

ManlyWadeWellman.Com: http://www.manlywadewellman.com/

David Drake’s Website: http://david-drake.com/2010/manly-wade-wellman/#more-1367

Manly Wade Wellman @isfdb: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?803

Frances Wellman (Garfield) @isfdb: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?880

First World Fantasy Convention YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsfrlt4Qg0Q

First World Fantasy Convention MP3: https://archive.org/details/FirstWorldFantasyConvention1975


First World Fantasy Convention 1975 Panel Recordings

This video features two panel discussions recorded at the First World Fantasy Convention, held in Providence, Rhode Island (home of the late H.P. Lovecraft) in 1975. The first panel features fantasy & horror authors speaking about how they came to write fantasy and supernatural fiction. Moderated by cartoonist Gahan Wilson, authors include Joseph Payne Brennan, Robert Bloch, Frank Belknap Long and Manly Wade Wellman (speaking in that order). All authors on this panel were published by Arkham House.

The second panel discussion is about fantasy and supernatural horror publishing. It is again moderated by artist & cartoonist Gahan Wilson, the speakers include publisher Donald A. Wollheim and author Robert Bloch.

The audio was recorded in October 1975 by and for Myrddin Press, which published the fanzine Myrddin. The recordings were made with a Sony monophonic cassette recorder, and parts of it appeared on a paper-thin flexible vinyl disc that came with the third issue of Myrddin. The three files uploaded here contain the clearest and most interesting portions from the tapes. Much of the rest is inaudible. (Source: Archive.Org)

Myrddin Fanzine: http://zinewiki.com/Myrddin

Photos from the event.

For additional background please visit James McGlothin’s article at Black Gate. Which brought these recordings to my attention.