Author Archives: pkoudounaris

Great AMERICAN Cats–Lecture and Slideshow, Los Angeles, Sept. 29.

Damn right it’s time for an all American cat lecture. Sept. 29, HM157 in Los Angeles. The Great American Cat Lecture! In 1776, it wasn’t just a bunch of human colonists declaring independence from European domination, no sirree. American felines … Continue reading

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Texas talks: Ship Cats (Sept. 14), Death Salon (Sept. 16)

Doing a talk on the history of nautical cats in Austin on Sept. 14, and for Death Salon in Houston. Sept. 16. Details of the former at https://www.facebook.com/events/1423634287653518. Details of the latter at: https://deathsalon.org/future-events/death-salon-film-festival-at-aurora/

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August: Leading LACMA Guillermo del Toro tour/Animal Talk in Joshua Tree CA

On August 11, I will be leading a free tour of LACMA’s Guillermo del Toro At Home with Monsters exhibit. I wrote part of the catalog for that show, and I can tell you it’s great. The tour I am … Continue reading

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Latern Tour, Mummies of the World, Bowers Museum in Orange County

If you live in Southern California, here’s a kind of amazing event for you. The Mummies of the World exhibit is going dark on June 4: there’s going to be a nighttime, lantern light tour . . . and I … Continue reading

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CATS AND CORPSES!!! Philadelphia talks, May 18/19.

As the famous Philadelphian Benjamin Franklin said, only two things are certain in life: death and catses. Talks on both in Philadelphia. Link to FB page, which has links to specific event pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/988396144529881/

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Psychic Dog Lecture in New York!

Here’s the official information on the Psychic Dog lecture I am doing in New York with Altas Obscura. This is a great topic–it’s the only time I am doing this talk on the East Coast and the only talk I’m … Continue reading

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Macabre New York: the charnel house that almost was

Author’s note: In 2011 my book the Empire of Death was published, and presented for the first time an overview of the history of charnel houses, predominantly featuring fantastic displays constructed in Baroque-era Europe. During the ensuing book talks, I … Continue reading

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Ossuaries in Switzerland

Just fyi if you *happen* to be in Switzerland . . . I wrote a chapter for a new book about ossuaries in Switzerland. I am sure it’s a very fine book since the Swiss tend to do an extremely … Continue reading

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Psychic dogs lectures: Joshua Tree and San Francisco

Lectures on the history of psychic dogs in Joshua Tree and San Francisco. Don’t discount it until you’ve heard the stories. March 6 and 28. Links for details on Joshua Tree and San Francisco.

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Ship Cat, Psychic Dog lectures in California

A spate of lectures on ship cats and psychic dogs coming up. This will be updated over time. Feb. 4, LAST Bookstore, Downtown LA, see https://www.facebook.com/events/574118266087293/ Feb. 25, San Diego (this will be a ship cat lecture) Feb. 27, Alameda, … Continue reading

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