VT Author: E. Thayles Emmons


Vermont-born author Edwin Thayles Emmons was born on this day in 1882 in Woodstock, Vermont. Growing up in the village of Taftsville, he graduated from High School in 1899 and went on to work as a journalist.

His claim to fame in the science fictional world is a single short story published in the May 1923 issue of Weird Tales Magazine. The story, “Two Hours of Death”, was published under the name E. Thayles Emmons. It seems that this would have been a hobby, with only another (non-genre) credit to his name.

Emmons died in May 1971 in Geneva, New York.


Weird Lovecraft Conference Calls for Papers

Weird Tales cover for January 1942.The call is out — the call of Dr. Jonas Prida, that is — for proposals for Weird Lovecraft: H.P. Lovecraft, Weird Tales, and the American Horror Canon, a pop culture conference held at the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, Vermont. As the circular elaborates:

The College of St. Joseph is actively looking for paper proposals that explore the way that Lovecraft and/or Weird Tales helped construct the American horror canon or the American horrific aesthetic. Papers will be presented at the College of St. Joseph’s popular culture conference, held October 26-27th.

You can download the notice directly from the college’s website. It covers the abstract deadline, how to contact Dr. Prida and some possibilities of topics for those needing a nudge.