How cool is ths? The Museum of Science and Industry, right here in my beloved Chicago (even with the corrupt politics, it is still my beloved Chicago) will be having a Harry Potter Exhibit next year!!!
It's going to run from April 30th to September 7th. Now, as most of you know, Hauntcon will be in Milwaukee in 2009 from April 30th to May 3rd. And, Milwaukee, of course, is this/close to Chicago. So, I propose some of you extend your trip, hightail it to Chicago, and check it out. I'll go with you. Honest I will!!!
And for those of you that haven't looked into Hauntcon yet, here's that link. . .
This whole post-Halloween slide into Winter Holidays thing makes for an entirely too quiet Haunters community. Just a month and a half ago we were all working hot and heavy on our Halloween props and going to haunts. There were all kinds of pictures being passed around of our toys and props and decorations and costumes.
Now. . . silence. . . Oh, how I long for the sights and sounds of October. There is no patch or gum or anything to help me through this withdrawal. So, I shall create my own.
I will go on a cemetary tour this weekend. Then, the Boys of Mystery Man in Omaha will be here on the 29th. We'll hit a ghost tour. Then, Boston in mid-January with the East Coast Haunt Club crowd for ghost hunting and pub crawling.
I can make it through . . . I just know I can.
What are the rest of you doing to keep Halloween alive during these "other" holidays?
Ok, this isn't at all Halloween info, but, Team Tubbie will be playing live trivia tonight, December 2nd, at Madriver on Sheffield. Come and join us. I ain't so bright and can use all the help I can muster.
We will be drinking many spirits, so maybe that's the Halloween tie-in.
The company I work for is having a contest to see who can decorate their cubicle the best for the holiday (I work in a fun place). So, I'm looking for suggestions. I could go the easy route with Nightmare Before Christmas decorations. Something a little more difficult like recreate the graveyard scene from A Christmas Carol. Or, and this is sorta what I'm leaning towards, a tribute to A Christmas Story.
Here's what I'm thinking. . . . a pair of cracked glasses with splattered blood and grey matter next to a red ryder bb gun.
Mark sent some pictures a while back of Region 335 which are already posted. Well, these are from Glen. It's more a focus on how creepy the characters are. And, as you all know, I do love me some creep.
And, here are a few more pictures from the myth, the man, the legend. . . GLEN! Don't know why he felt we'd need to see an port-a-potty. But, he sent it, so I'm posting it! That's his buddy Bill in the first shot.
Alright, I know that yesterday was the tomorrow I was speaking of on Wednesday, but, I was sickly so I didn't get around to updating the blog with Glen's fabulous photos. "Who's Glen?", you may be asking. Well, he's that handsome fella on the left there. So, buckle yourselves in and enjoy this crazy ride we call scenes from Nightmare New England
Ok, so Glen took like a bazillion pictures for me of different east coast haunts (which, by the way is HUGE for him) and then I played it all lame and didn't get them up in a timely fashion. So, I apologize ever so much.
Since there are so many pictures, I'm breaking 'em down by haunt.
I'm happy to say that we all made it through the carving with our fingers intact. As usual, I was there in a supervisory capacity. It turned out to be the nicest night all week and we were able to sit outside (a major plus for the smokers in the group) Here's a few shots. . .