Our Member of the Month for August 2018 is Jack Duddington of Werribee, Australia.
Jack says: "One fateful day when I was a child and avid reader, I was at my local library looking for a new book to read. I couldn't find a single thing I was interested in. After a while of looking, I stumbled across a book called Dagon & Other Macabre Tales by H.P Lovecraft. I grabbed the book and scampered away, looking for a private spot to read. As I sat down, the librarian asked "Do you think you should be reading that?" to which I replied "Probably not" and began reading anyway. That day I learned the horrifying wonders of Lovecraft, and I could not get enough.
So, naturally, here I am today! I run many varied Cthulhu events within my home town, including board game & role-playing evenings. I also run a Live Action Role-playing Cult in a fantasy setting called the 'Children of the Dreamer', as my character High Cardinal Vulpa.
Recently, I've tried my hand at writing some weird fiction, and am currently working on a few short stories centered around Australian history and tropes.
My dream is to visit Providence, preferably when NecronomiCon is happening.
All in all, without Lovecraft's amazing fiction, I would not be the person I am today. So to him I simply say, thank you.
It is an honor to have my name placed here with you all, and look forward to meeting some of my fellow Lovecraft fans one day! Cheers HPLHS! Keep sharing Lovecraft with the world!
Iä! Iä! Cthulhu fhtagn!"