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)!

Admission is free but RSVPs are highly encouraged.

Wicked Lit photos:


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 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.

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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”
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

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

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

LIVE Facebook Event Today – 6pm PST

Join us on Facebook for our
Book Event

May 13th, 6pm (PST)
Facebook Event

Come join 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!


The new anthology is titled Clockwork Wonderland.

From 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.

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

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


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 ( and regulars at The Mint in LA, The Tiger Club ( It also features the California debut of former Abney Park member, Finn von Claret’s new band: Imaginary Daughter ( or

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: and the SF Bay Gaurdian write-up can be found here:

Presales are available online at 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