Thursday, January 14, 2016

Hello from the way back machine . . . .

I was mining my old blog for pictures and thought, heck, why not post while I'm here.

So, in haunt news . . .

I'm heading to HauntCon in a few weeks! This year it's in Birmingham, AL (a place I've never been too before and can check off on my "States I've Had A Drink In" list) and promises to be a great time.  Tons of folks I adore hanging out with will be there and, of course, all the knowledge and new ideas that will be thrown my way will make my head spin.

East Coast Haunt Club
In other news, we had the 15th . . . YES FIFTEENTH!! . . . New England Haunter's Gathering last year.  In case you were wondering, yes, this is the longest running of it's kind.  And, over the year's, it's gone from a one day event with workshops and presentations to a weekend of fun.

For the last several years, we've been kicking it off on Fridays with the Beast Feast of the Northeast.  Everyone brings food and drinks (and drinks, and drinks, and drinks) and we hang out until the wee hours catching up and sharing what we did last Halloween and showing off things we've made and just all kinds of good stuff.

Then on Saturdays, after our full day of learning, lunching, door prizing, raffle ticketing and silent auctioning, we have a costume party with a tasty dinner.

Sundays are a little more low key with those who can sharing a meal or going to Salem or, as we did a few years back at Haunted Overload, seeing a haunt.

Not sure what 2016 will hold, but, as long as I get to spend time with my East Coast Hauntees, that's all that matters!

Still toying with the idea of attending TW this year.  Haven't in quite a few but might just be up for it this time around.

OK, that's it for now.  Hey, maybe I'll try and get this thing back up and running, starting with posts from HauntCon!  Until then . . .

Keep it Creepy!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Make and Takes at HauntCon

Waverly Hills Sanitorium

We went on the paranormal two hour tour of Waverly Hills last night. It was amazing. And HUGE! We all enjoyed it so much that we are going to try and get a group of 10 together for a private overnight paranormal tour next year. Sadly, they are already completely booked of for this year!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Video from HauntCon

Melissa and Jason have been posting amazing video from HauntCon. Check it out. . .

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heading to Louisville!

Here's hoping the half hour flight delay holds and I get there soon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Barrelling down on HauntCon!

Which means. . . more stories, more costumes, more seminars, more tradeshow floor, more haunts and more pictures!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Devil and the White City Ghost Tour

I'm a sucker for ghost tours. Today we are doing on that promises to be creepy. I'll post stories and pictures of it afterwards.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who's Got a Good Presentation Idea?

We've all learned how to splatter blood. . . apply zombie make-up . . . create a scare with misdirection . . . Now, we want to see something exciting and new like . . . like. . . like . . .

WHAT? What do you want to see?!

ECHC is reaching out to it's members for presentation ideas. If there's something you want to learn more about, or how to build, now is the time to tell them. They are hard at work putting together the best darn Gathering for us they can. We can help by giving them our thoughts on kicking presentations.

If you have ideas, feel free to either post them in the comments section and I'll pass them along. Or, visit their page on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Haunter's Coming! A Haunter's Coming!

It's so rare that any of the east coast haunters make it Chicago that I get totally geeked out when one does!

ECHC's co-founder, Pam, is coming here this weekend. We already have a few fun things planned. . . like a cemetery day. . . and a haunted tour. . . and a visit to the tiki bar . . . ok, that last one isn't hauntcentric, but, it will still be fun.

We'll make sure to take plenty of pictures of any haunted type places we go to and post them here.

And. . .YIPPIE!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stay tuned. . .

I'm hoping that tomorrow the crowds will thin and I can get pictures of some more stuff without those meddling attendees around.

UPDATE: I made it back to the show, but, only for about a half hour and then only to say bye-bye to people. Others say they'll send me pictures and I'll get those up.