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Apokrupha Newsletter – January 2024

Hi folks! Welcome to the first real new newsletter from us. We are going to start off by showcasing some of the things we published in 2023 that you may have missed!

We’ve got some exciting things coming this year too, so don’t worry about that. More poetry, art and weirdness is on the way.

J.F. Gonzalez’s Shadows in the Attic

An Unfinished History of Horror

cover for J. F. Gonzalez's Shadows in the Attic - Cover shows a stylistic house with shadow figures in the attic


Come and dig beneath the cobwebs, under the dust and through the forgotten boxes with horror historian J. F. Gonzalez.

Collecting non-fiction works from J.F. Gonzalez, Shadows in the Attic takes the reader from Ancient times to the mid-40’s weaving a tale of the history of horror—all the while discussing writers and stories that influenced, that captivated, and cultivated the genre through the centuries.

Includes articles from LampLight, Afraid, Hellnotes and a never before published history of Splatterpunk, with a list of related works.

The Shadows in the Attic Reader

Foundational Classic Horror

cover for Shadows in the Attic Reader, artwork is a stylistic basement of a house with a lamp on one side and the shadow of a large spider on the other


This companion anthology to J. F. Gonzalez’s Shadows in the Attic collects dark tales that inspired, frightened and made new ground in the horror genre.

Including writers like M. R. James, Francis Stevens, and Robert W. Chambers, the stories here compliment the rich history, a guided tour through horror’s past.

So come, let us head to the third floor, and dig through the boxes and trunks stored in the attic and see what darkness we can find.

OMG those covers

The Shadows and Reader covers were made by the amazing Lynne Hansen, and look just as amazing in print as they do here.

LampLight RadioPlay

The radio play had its final episode released in January. All good things, and the radio play was such a good thing. An amazing showcase of talent, from the actors to the writers from LampLight Magazine.

Church Fire and Redemption

Based on the story by T.M Morgan, found in Volume 7, Issue 2—A storm hits a small island on the Chesapeake, awakening something from the past.

check out all the episodes of the podcast here

Final Words

I’m still working on the tone for a newsletter that is also a blog post that is also a social media post, but we will get there.

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Planned Appearances

Here are the events you’ll find an Apokrupha booth this year. This will be updated as we add onto it!

  • April 19-21 2024 – Creature Feature Weekend, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • April 12-14 2024 – AuthorCon III, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • June 28-30 2024 – Horror on Main, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • October 4-6 2024 – AuthorCon IV, St Louis, Missouri