HorrorAddicts.net @ the African American Multimedia Conference, Feb 15 & 16

Come visit the HorrorAddicts.net table at these select AAMMC events!

Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Free!)

Melrose Branch, Oakland Public Library, 4805 Foothill Boulevard, 2-5pm

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Nisi Shawl

2:15 pm       Creating Diverse Sci-Fi & Horror Characters and Worlds (Nisi Shawl)

3:00 pm       So You Want To Be a Rapper or a Rock n Roll Star? (Rappin 4-Tay)

3:45 pm       Krishna Awards for Black Excellence in Multimedia

4:45 pm       Closing Statements by Crystal Connor

Sunday, February 16, 2020

81st Avenue Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1021 81st Avenue, 2-5 pm

Kids 12 and Under

2:00-5:00 pm         Art Circle: Afrocentric Coloring Time!

PG-13

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Amy Holloway

2:15 pm       Why Do People Tell Stories about Monsters?

3:00 pm       Making Beautiful Music, Movies, and Books

3:45 pm       Beyond Us Short Film Festival & Talk

4:45pm        Closing Remarks by Kevin E. Myrick

African American Multimedia Conference, Feb 13-17 THIS WEEKEND!

AAMMC 2020 Schedule

Workshops, Panels and Book Signings

“In order to rise from its own ashes,
a Phoenix first must burn.” ― Octavia Butler

African American Multimedia Conference Presenters:

Sumiko Saulson, Linda Addison, Nisi Shawl, Rappin 4Tay, Kevin E. Myrick, Karen Junker, Crystal Connor, Simon Says, Scott Saulson, V’Launce Davis, Lil Twain, Precious Chambers, Lil 4Tay, Franchesca Saulson, Amy Holloway, Kevin Craig West, Meosha Bean

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Free!)

Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, California, 94703 | 510.644.4930

Pre-Conference Kick-Off with Silent Auction!

Free and Open to the Public, Food and Beverages served.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Sexy Sci-Fi Sisters Book Chat and Signing Event with James Tiptree Award Winner Nisi Shawl, Crystal Connor, Linda Addison, and Sumiko Saulson

Friday, February 14, 2020 (Free!)

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, 12-5pm

12:00 pm     Registration

12:30 pm     Welcome Speech by Linda Addison

12:45 pm     Remembering and Honoring Our Elders Past

1:15 pm       Narrowing the Digital Divide

2:15 pm       San Francisco Pioneer Awards

2:45 pm       Beyond Us: Black Minds in Horror Short Preview

3:15 pm       Dollars to Diversity: Hollywood’s New Black Blockbusters

4:15 pm       Meet the Authors! Book Signing and Book Chat with

Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Free!)

Melrose Branch, Oakland Public Library, 4805 Foothill Boulevard, 2-5pm

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Nisi Shawl

2:15 pm       Creating Diverse Sci-Fi & Horror Characters and Worlds (Nisi Shawl)

3:00 pm       So You Want To Be a Rapper or a Rock n Roll Star? (Rappin 4-Tay)

3:45 pm       Krishna Awards for Black Excellence in Multimedia

4:45 pm       Closing Statements by Crystal Connor

Sunday, February 16, 2020 (Free!)

Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA, 1-2pm

1:00-2:00 pm         Scary Sisters Horror Book Chat and Signing Event with Bram Stoker Award Winner Linda Addison, Nisi Shawl, Crystal Connor, and Sumiko Saulson

 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

81st Avenue Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1021 81st Avenue, 2-5 pm

Kids 12 and Under

2:00-5:00 pm         Art Circle: Afrocentric Coloring Time!

PG-13

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Amy Holloway

2:15 pm       Why Do People Tell Stories about Monsters?

3:00 pm       Making Beautiful Music, Movies, and Books

3:45 pm       Beyond Us Short Film Festival & Talk

4:45pm        Closing Remarks by Kevin E. Myrick

Pride at the AAMMC! Sunday, February 16, 2020

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Avenue

3:00 pm       Reframing the Other – Writing the Other for Black and Queer Authors (Nisi Shawl, Sumiko Saulson)

3:45 pm       Writing While Black, Queer Edition: (Sumiko Saulson, Nisi Shawl)

Pride at the AAMMC! Monday, February 17, 2020

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Avenue

3:00 pm       A Nu Way: Creating Magical Melanated Spiritual & Safe Spaces (Hosted by Irene McCalphin)

3:45 pm       Manifesting from the Margins (Hosted by Irene McCalphin)


Self-Publishing – A Three Class Series at Eastmont

By Sumiko Saulson

Eastmont Branch, Oakland Public Library, 7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211

Monday, February 10, 2020, 5-7 pm Preparing Book Interiors

Monday, February 24, 2020, 5-7 pm Exteriors, Covers, and Ads

Black Goth Takeover at Club Vantablack ($10)

Stork Club Oakland 2330 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm – 1:30 am
Performances by M-Lamar, Stagefright, Protea and In Retrograde

Beyond Us: Black Minds in Horror ($10 per night)

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

Curator & Horror Host Crystal Connor
Sunday, February 17, 2020, 7 pm – 10pm, Special Guest Kevin Craig West

Monday, February 18, 2020, 7 pm -10pm, Special Guest Meosha Bean

African American Multimedia Conference, Feb 13-17

AAMMC 2020 Schedule

Workshops, Panels and Book Signings

“In order to rise from its own ashes,
a Phoenix first must burn.” ― Octavia Butler

African American Multimedia Conference Presenters:

Sumiko Saulson, Linda Addison, Nisi Shawl, Rappin 4Tay, Kevin E. Myrick, Karen Junker, Crystal Connor, Simon Says, Scott Saulson, V’Launce Davis, Lil Twain, Precious Chambers, Lil 4Tay, Franchesca Saulson, Amy Holloway, Kevin Craig West, Meosha Bean

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Free!)

Expressions Gallery, 2035 Ashby Ave. Berkeley, California, 94703 | 510.644.4930

Pre-Conference Kick-Off with Silent Auction!

Free and Open to the Public, Food and Beverages served.

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm           Sexy Sci-Fi Sisters Book Chat and Signing Event with James Tiptree Award Winner Nisi Shawl, Crystal Connor, Linda Addison, and Sumiko Saulson

Friday, February 14, 2020 (Free!)

San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, 12-5pm

12:00 pm     Registration

12:30 pm     Welcome Speech by Linda Addison

12:45 pm     Remembering and Honoring Our Elders Past

1:15 pm       Narrowing the Digital Divide

2:15 pm       San Francisco Pioneer Awards

2:45 pm       Beyond Us: Black Minds in Horror Short Preview

3:15 pm       Dollars to Diversity: Hollywood’s New Black Blockbusters

4:15 pm       Meet the Authors! Book Signing and Book Chat with

Saturday, February 15, 2020 (Free!)

Melrose Branch, Oakland Public Library, 4805 Foothill Boulevard, 2-5pm

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Nisi Shawl

2:15 pm       Creating Diverse Sci-Fi & Horror Characters and Worlds (Nisi Shawl)

3:00 pm       So You Want To Be a Rapper or a Rock n Roll Star? (Rappin 4-Tay)

3:45 pm       Krishna Awards for Black Excellence in Multimedia

4:45 pm       Closing Statements by Crystal Connor

Sunday, February 16, 2020 (Free!)

Marcus Books, 3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA, 1-2pm

1:00-2:00 pm         Scary Sisters Horror Book Chat and Signing Event with Bram Stoker Award Winner Linda Addison, Nisi Shawl, Crystal Connor, and Sumiko Saulson

 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

81st Avenue Branch, Oakland Public Library, 1021 81st Avenue, 2-5 pm

Kids 12 and Under

2:00-5:00 pm         Art Circle: Afrocentric Coloring Time!

PG-13

2:00 pm       Welcome Speech by Amy Holloway

2:15 pm       Why Do People Tell Stories about Monsters?

3:00 pm       Making Beautiful Music, Movies, and Books

3:45 pm       Beyond Us Short Film Festival & Talk

4:45pm        Closing Remarks by Kevin E. Myrick

Pride at the AAMMC! Sunday, February 16, 2020

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Avenue

3:00 pm       Reframing the Other – Writing the Other for Black and Queer Authors (Nisi Shawl, Sumiko Saulson)

3:45 pm       Writing While Black, Queer Edition: (Sumiko Saulson, Nisi Shawl)

Pride at the AAMMC! Monday, February 17, 2020

Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, 3207 Lakeshore Avenue

3:00 pm       A Nu Way: Creating Magical Melanated Spiritual & Safe Spaces (Hosted by Irene McCalphin)

3:45 pm       Manifesting from the Margins (Hosted by Irene McCalphin)


Self-Publishing – A Three Class Series at Eastmont

By Sumiko Saulson

Eastmont Branch, Oakland Public Library, 7200 Bancroft Avenue, Suite 211

Monday, February 10, 2020, 5-7 pm Preparing Book Interiors

Monday, February 24, 2020, 5-7 pm Exteriors, Covers, and Ads

Black Goth Takeover at Club Vantablack ($10)

Stork Club Oakland 2330 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California

Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:00 pm – 1:30 am
Performances by M-Lamar, Stagefright, Protea and In Retrograde

Beyond Us: Black Minds in Horror ($10 per night)

Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA

Curator & Horror Host Crystal Connor
Sunday, February 17, 2020, 7 pm – 10pm, Special Guest Kevin Craig West

Monday, February 18, 2020, 7 pm -10pm, Special Guest Meosha Bean

Requiem in Frost LIVE Reading Event, October 2nd – TONIGHT!

San Francisco Bay Area residents
can hear author Jonathan Fortin read
Requiem in Frost  LIVE
Wednesday, October 2nd @7 p.m.
at the San Mateo Public Library
Other guests will include Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler,
Loren Rhoads, E.M. Markoff, Laurel Anne Hill,
Ben Monroe, R.L. Merrill, Mercy Hollow,
Sumiko Saulson, and J. Malcolm Stewart.

 

Requiem in Frost LIVE Reading Event, October 2nd

San Francisco Bay Area residents
can hear author Jonathan Fortin read
Requiem in Frost  LIVE
Wednesday, October 2nd @7 p.m.
at the San Mateo Public Library
Other guests will include Emerian Rich, Trinity Adler,
Loren Rhoads, E.M. Markoff, Laurel Anne Hill,
Ben Monroe, R.L. Merrill, Mercy Hollow,
Sumiko Saulson, and J. Malcolm Stewart.

 

Death’s Parade Film Fest- San Jose, California

For full info on the Death’s Parade Film Fest including schedule and how to buy tickets, go to: https://www.deathparadefilmfest.com

 

Due to the number of high-quality submissions the Death’s Parade Film Fest will be holding a virtual festival October 3rd from 7PM – 8:30PM in Sansar two days before the festival at the Towne 3 Cinemas in San  Jose. So, what is Sansar, you say?  In a nutshell, Sansar enables user-created 3D spaces where people can create and share interactive social experiences like comedy shows and film festivals, create and play games, have conversations in VR and much more. The Death’s Parade Film Fest is proud to be the first virtual horror film fest!

 

The view inside the theater is spectacular. You won’t need a virtual headset to enjoy the festivities, but the headset will enhance the experience. Logging into Sansar is made simple and with ease. The folks at Linden Lab want to get you into the world as effortlessly

The theater is decked out in Halloween affair, and we are arranging the program. The plan to is keep the duration within 90 minutes, and pack it with any many horrific selections as possible. We wish to thank the good folks at The NightmareCloset for sponsoring Death’s Parade – Sansar. It’s going to be crazy!

 

PR: Wicked Lit

Experience the next generation of immersive horror:
FIRST STAB II: WICKED LIT – July 14-15, Pasadena Central Library

Staged readings of five new stage plays, adapted from classic literature for the Halloween season

Unbound Productions (Jonathan Josephson, Executive Director and Paul Millet, Artistic Director) are thrilled to announce the lineup for the company’s second annual new play development reading series, First Stab.  The series features two afternoons of free script-in-hand play readings at the Donald R. Wright Auditorium inside the Pasadena Central Library: 285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91101. Reservations are encouraged, past readings have sold out.

We’re very excited to announce the lineup for First Stab Festival II: Wicked Lit (Free Admission)!

RESERVE TICKETS: https://goo.gl/VbUJfM
Admission is free but RSVPs are highly encouraged.

Wicked Lit photos: http://unboundproductions.org/photos/

FIRST STAB II: WICKED LIT

Saturday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Daphne du Maurier’s “Kiss Me Again, Stranger”
adapted by Jena Hunt
directed by Alison Bibicoff

Gaston Leroux’s “Le Fantôm de l’opéra”
adapted by Joe Camareno
directed by James Castle Stevens

Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

“This Hungry Churchyard”
inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
by Jonathan Josephson
directed by Sebastian Munoz

“The Unholy Sisters”
inspired by “The Malleus Maleficarum” by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger
by Susannah Myvold
directed by Darin Anthony

Edith Nesbit’s “The Power of Darkness”
adapted by Diana Woody
directed by Richard Large

All plays were initially submitted or commissioned by Unbound Productions Each afternoon of readings will run roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes.

NOTE: plays may contain adult content. Recommended for ages 13+. Email jonathan@wickedlit.org for details.

Ample free parking on site, please read all posted signs.

These plays were selected form a pool of wonderfully talented playwrights and directors through a comprehensive internal process. Participating playwrights include Brenda Varda, Tosca Minotto, Joe Camareno, David Charles, Diana Woody, Benjamin Scuglia, Jena Hunt, Susannah Myrvold, and Jonathan Josephson. Participating directors include Aurora Culver, Julie Ouelette, Liz Lanier, James Castle Stevens, Paul Millet, Sebastian Munoz Richard Large, Debbie McMahon, Darin Anthony, and Allison Bibicoff.

For more information visit unboundproductions.org

EVENT SUMMARY:


FIRST STAB II: WICKED LIT

Saturday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m.

Daphne du Maurier’s “Kiss Me Again, Stranger”

Gaston Leroux’s “Le Fantôm de l’opéra”

Sunday, July 15 at 3:00 p.m.

“This Hungry Churchyard, ” inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
“The Unholy Sisters,”inspired by “The Malleus Maleficarum” by Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger
Edith Nesbit’s “The Power of Darkness”
RESERVE TICKETS: https://goo.gl/VbUJfM
Admission is free but RSVPs are highly encouraged.


Donald R. Wright Auditorium

Pasadena Central Library
285 E Walnut St, Pasadena, CA 91104
For more information visit unboundproductions.org

PR: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to the Infamously Haunted Ship September 27 
Tickets to the 23 terrifying nights on-sale NOW
 
Dark Harbor’s newest frights to be unveiled July 29
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will once again rise from the deep, dripping with history of the infamously haunted ship September 27 – November 2, 2018. Tickets to Dark Harbor are available for purchase now at QueenMary.com.

Gruesome and bloodcurdling spirits will descend upon the legendary Queen Mary in Long Beach for the most anticipated, terrifying twenty-three nights of the year. Dark Harbor’s resident spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Iron Master, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, and Chef, will raise hundreds of tortured souls and spirits to haunt the grounds of Dark Harbor nightly for an unforgettable, bone-chillingly immersive experience.

The creators and producers behind Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor will reveal the newest frightful features for the upcoming season at Midsummer Scream haunt con on July 29 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Celebrate Halloween in July with Dark Harbor’s panel and get a sneak-peak of some of the terrifying new tricks that are being conjured up for the 2018 season of Dark Harbor.

Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available. Bringing the true haunted tales of The Queen Mary to life, the annual event begins September 27 and continues to scare those who dare through November 2, 2018. Tickets to the 2018 Dark Harbor season are available now. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, Evil Express, VIP, Ultimate Scream, and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.

LIVE Facebook Event Today – 6pm PST

Join us on Facebook for our
Book Event
TONIGHT!

May 13th, 6pm (PST)
Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/192598181259759

Come join HorrorAddicts.net Press and the authors of Clockwork Wonderland for a fun, creepy, sometimes bloody look into Alice, Wonderland, and all her friends. Games and prizes to be won!

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The new anthology is titled Clockwork Wonderland.

From HorrorAddicts.net Press: Authored by Emerian Rich, Ezra Barany, Jaap Boekestein, Sumiko Saulson, H.E. Roulo, K.L. Wallis, Michele Roger, James Pyne, Jeremy Megargee, N. McGuire, Laurel Anne Hill, Jonathan Fortin, Stephanie Ellis, Dustin Coffman, Trinity Adler
Foreword by David Watson

Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.

Gaiman vs Moore: Fanageddon with Saints of Ruin

Who better to play Death, than our friend Ruby Ruin?

Gaiman vs Moore: Fanageddon
Kimo’s Penthouse Lounge
San Francisco, CA
Saturday, December 31st

Who’s your favorite, Neil Gaiman or Alan Moore? This New Year’s Eve, vote with your costume and party like it’s the end of the world!

Representing Mr. Moore, up from LA in their first Bay Area appearance since they rocked the Ball of Cthulhu in 2010, Unextraordinary Gentlemen.

And representing Mr. Gaiman, fronted by Death for one night only, the hometown favorite, San Francisco’s own Saints of Ruin!

PLUS, just added: Unwoman!!!

Festivities will begin with dance lessons by Swing Goth. Followed by the Portishead inspired three part harmonies of Blue Rabbit, who show us that even lost girls can be found.

A limited number of early bird tickets are available, for the steep discount of $15. Get them while you can, because once they’re gone, pre-sale is $20 and tickets are $25 on the night of the event.

21+
7:30pm – Doors
8-9pm – Dance Lessons
9-2am – Party!

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

Web: http://www.swinggoth.com/sf

The 2nd Annual Tim Burton Ball

The 2nd Annual Tim Burton Ball

Following up on last winter’s blockbuster dance of the season, Burton Returns stars veterans Venian Process (http://www.vernianprocess.com/) and regulars at The Mint in LA, The Tiger Club (http://lb.vg/69Y54). It also features the California debut of former Abney Park member, Finn von Claret’s new band: Imaginary Daughter (http://imaginarydaughterband.com/ or http://lb.vg/4t7w6).

In the first Batman movie, The Joker famously asked, “Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?” Well, if you haven’t yet, you certainly can now as Burton Returns!

Insiders tell us the bands are working up some interesting covers and with DJs Mz Samantha (Clockwork) and Femme Mystique (Love Triangle and Chronos) providing the soundtrack between sets, it’s sure to be a night of surprises! PLUS, fusion belly dance by Diana Claire and Master of Ceremonies, Psychokat!

Photos from the first Burton Ball can be found here: http://lb.vg/dV97N and the SF Bay Gaurdian write-up can be found here: http://lb.vg/X81y6

Presales are available online at http://lb.vg/r0299 or with no service charge at Wicked Grounds, Dark Garden, Five & Diamond and Haight Ashbury Tattoo & Piercing!

$12 in advance, $15 door
8pm Doors
8:30pm Dance Lessons
9:30pm SHOW
21+