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Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party at The Lovecraft Bar on Feb 15th, 2014 in Portland

There will be a Welcome to Night Vale listening party at The Lovecraft Bar, on Feb 15th, 2014 in Portland, co-hosted by Hermetic Library anthology artist Valerie Herron. This is apparently intented as the inaugural Lodge meeting of The Hooded Figures, Portland chapter for what could become a planned monthly event.

Welcome to Nightvale listening party Feb 15th 2014 in Portland

“The Welcome to Night Vale Listening Party is happening THIS SATURDAY! You don’t want to miss it. Hosted by Matthew Carr and myself, hang out and listen to the 2 latest episodes of WTNV on the stellar sound system of the Lovecraft Bar. There will also be a raffle of official WTNV swag.

A bit of background info for those of you scratching your heads: Welcome to Night Vale is a brilliant podcast. Influenced by the writing of H.P. Lovecraft, conspiracy theories, and community radio, WTNV is a hilarious and beautifully written production. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin as the Night Vale community radio announcer, WTNV illuminates the strange happenings in the desert town of Night Vale. I recommend it highly, so highly that I think you should listen to it in a group setting!” [via]

Welcome to Night Vale

By now you’ve probably already heard about Welcome to Night Vale, the semi-monthly podcast from Commonplace Books, written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor, narrated by Cecil Baldwin, and with music by Disparition. If not, you really should check it out.

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Welcome to Night Vale logo by Rob Wilson

“WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Turn on your radio and hide.”

Of course the podcast is available from all the usual providers for you to use in your app of choice. In addition to checking out their page about the podcast, you can follow along via their Twitter and Facebook pages, but also be sure to search out some of the copious fan art and creativity action that is going on too. This show has really got people talking and creating, and it hits so many of the right notes for those amused and entertained by the esoteric and strange.