March 3, 1863. On this day, Arthur Machen was born. It is Machen who gave us the original story, The Great God Pan. A massive influence on writers of horror and fantasy today and an oft-cited touchstone for some of the best in the business, like Clive Barker, Peter Straub, and Stephen King, to name a few.
Check out the Friends of Arthur Machen for all the scoop. And for those of you who come to see our show, say the word "Blood" when you buy your tickets at the Athenaeum box office and get a discount.