The Shoggoth.net Group
Here was the description for the group, as it appeared in the printed Origins materials:
This year the Origins International Game Expo 2005 is playing host to the first ever Shoggoth.net Call of Cthulhu Extravaganza. Starting on Wednesday and continuing through to Sunday, gamers will have the chance to experience the ultimate in Call of Cthulhu gaming. There will be a multi-round Call of Cthulhu Tournament, with prize support provided by Chaosium, as well as numerous other sessions of Cthulhu goodness. These will be for varying levels of skill and experience, so if you've never played Call of Cthulhu before, now is your chance! Be sure to register for events early because they will sell out fast!
The Shoggoth.net group is a conglomeration of Call of Cthulhu players dedicated to providing the ultimate in horror gaming. Our members hail from around the United States and are all active administrators on popular Call of Cthulhu websites such as www.shoggoth.net and www.yog-sothoth.com. Additional recruits have been taken from Chaosium's Missionary program.
This year the group will run the first annual Shoggoth.net Origins Tournament, where seasoned Call of Cthulhu role-players will take part in a multi-round gaming experience where the best role players advance to the next round in search of the elusive and sanity blasting "Shoggy." While the tournament is the centerpiece of the Shoggoth.net experience, there will be numerous other Call of Cthulhu horror events being run. Some of the events are tried and true classics while others have never before seen the light of day and may bring the most hardened CoC veterans to their knees. There's even a sneak preview of a soon to be published scenario planned.
The Shoggoth.net crew along with several other organizations are part of this years Cthulhthon. That's right! All Cthulhu all the time.
Yog-Sothoth.com is a web site devoted to Chaosium's Lovecraftian roleplaying game: Call of Cthulhu. Yog-Sothoth features Cthulhu news, downloads and active forums frequented by fans and writers alike. Online for more than six years and with over a thousand members, Yog-Sothoth.com is an established and still growing resource for Horror roleplaying in the worlds of H.P. Lovecraft. See more at www.yog-sothoth.com.
Chaosium has been publishing high-quality books and games since 1975. They publish the acclaimed Call of Cthulhu roleplaying line based upon H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and a line of Call of Cthulhu Fiction. They also publish the Stormbringer roleplaying line. Information on Chaosium is online at www.chaosium.com
The Shoggoth Network established itself to serve as an independent and neutral haven for all things related to the Cthulhu Mythos. We support gaming, fiction, and all that is Cthulhiana. All of our content is generated by our regular visitors; readers, editors and authors who share the same passion for the Mythos of Cthulhu. Shoggoth.net is run by you, for you. It is our mission to take a small and unknown genre of horror and bring it into the main stream.
Further information on the Shoggoth.net events may be gained by accessing www.shoggoth.net where information on the events, Keepers, and schedules will be presented and updated.