If you can’t make it to San José and happen to be near Boston, the University of Massachusetts is having its own Poe-based celebration this weekend. Participants include John Crowley and Elizabeth Hand. Details here.
When Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 he was too poor, and had too many enemies, to receive any sort sort of grand send-off. However, with the 200th anniversary of his birth comes new recognition, and on Sunday two separate ceremonies will commemorate Poe’s passing in a manner better suited to his current stature in the world of literature. NBC has details.