NEW BOOK! Vicennial 20 Years Into the Night from GothicChicago!

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A Book by DavidB and JameyB

46 PAGES | 20 YEARS
GothicChicago Calendars – Events – Photos


Born out of frustration with being seated in the back of a restaurant because we looked too “Goth” (aka “weird”) – we decided to share Goth-friendly locations and events in Chicago and eventually worldwide online.  The scene has grown – Goth is in the malls, Cosplay is all the rage and the world is a little smaller (and more wonderful) due to social media.  To celebrate 20 years of spooky stuff for spooky people, this 46 page, full colour book shares highlights from 1996-2016.

Get your copy today!

Celebrate with us by posting your memories with #SpookyInc20

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Posted October 31, 2016 by si in #SpookyInc20, Downloads, everywhere, Photographs, Shopping, SpookyInc

Mark your calendars! July 27 Neo Reunion: 2350 Last Call

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Ticket link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3335873/neo-reunion2350-last-call-chicago-metrochicagoil

As Chicago continues to mourn the loss of legendary nightclub Neo, Eric Richter attempts to fill the void in our hearts and the alternative music community as a whole with his stellar documentary 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story. Metro is pleased to host the documentary’s sole 2018 Chicago screening and Neo reunion on Friday, July 27.

Along with screening the acclaimed documentary, the night will also serve as a homecoming for Neo staffers and stalwarts who helped forge the club’s now-legendary stature in the arts community. Before and after the documentary screening, patrons will be treated to DJ sets from Neo lynchpins Suzanne Shelton, Glenn Russell, Carrie Monster, Jeff Moyer, and Scary Lady Sarah. Limited-edition 2350 Last Call: The Neo Story merchandise will be available for purchase exclusively at the event, as well.

Opening in 1979 and shuttering in 2015, Neo reigned for 36 years as a sanctuary for misfits, weirdos, and outcasts while serving as the breeding ground for myriad fashion and music trends. 2350 Last Call is a requiem for a club that not only outlasted its competitors, but also never lost its grit. Through seas changing and years passing, Neo nevertheless remained committed to celebrating individuality and, of course, dancing till dawn.
(from Metro news release)

Posted May 23, 2018 by si in Events

Happy World Goth Day!

May 22 is World Goth Day. The Official World Goth Day site defines it as “a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.”

World Goth Day originated in the United Kingdom in 2009. BBC Radio 6 was looking at a number of music subcultures throughout a week in May, including Goth music. Goth DJs Cruel Britannia and martin oldgoth got an event up and running. It was decided that May 22 would be the day when this event would be held regularly.

The tradition continued and spread outside the United Kingdom, with a website being initiated to coordinate and advertise events worldwide.

World Goth Day celebrates the sub cultural aspects of the Goth subculture. Aspects of the culture like fashion, music and art are celebrated by fashion shows, art exhibitions and music performance. Many of the events feature local Goth bands, and some have taken on a charity aspect with events in the United Kingdom and Australia supporting favoured charities like the UK Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity that tries to curb prejudice and hatred against subcultures.

The event has evolved to be now celebrated by goths all around the world, including the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Macedonia and South Africa.

Read more:
metro.co.uk/2018/05/22/first-goth-brief-history-goth-world-goth-day-7567334/
independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/world-goth-day-2018-gothic-history-edgar-allan-poe-dracula-punks-bauhaus-siouxsie-cure-tim-burton-a8356986.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Goth_Day

Listen:
mixcloud.com/KittyLectro/kitty-lectro-world-goth-day-dj-mix-2018/

Follow: 
worldgothday.com/
facebook.com/theworldgothdaypage/

Posted May 22, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

Jun 9 – Hearse Show (Lombard, IL)

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The ONLY Hearse Event that matters. The 5th Anniversary Show. Be there.

Posted May 21, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

Mark your calendars! July 21 Chicago Oddities & Curiosities Expo (Villa Park, IL)

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* For lovers of the strange & unusual. . . *

Introducing, our very first event in Chicago, Illinois. . .
THE CHICAGO ODDITIES & CURIOSITIES EXPO!

** Vendors with items such as: Oddities, taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, odd jewelry, unusual art, bones, curiosities and all around creepy, strange and bizarre items. . . * *

DATE: Saturday, July 21st, 2018.
TIME: 11AM – 6PM.
ENTRY: $10 entry – kids 12 and under free.
* ALL AGES WELCOME!
LOCATION: ODEUM Expo Center 
* 15 miles from Downtown Chicago!
* 5 miles from O’Hare!
TICKETS: https://givebacktickets.com/tickets/chicago-oddities-curiosities-expo

* BOOTH OPTIONS *:
10X10 = $120 – You provide full set up. (Tables/chairs/display)
Standard 6ft table = $60 – We provide table/chairs.

* HOW TO BECOME A VENDOR *
Please fill out application below. If you have further questions once sending application, please contact us at: chicagoodditiesexpo@gmail.com

* TO BECOME AN ENTERTAINER: Please email us. *
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APPLICATION LINK:
https://goo.gl/forms/YwGdIOENfcrDjmuk1
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**Please Note: Please give 4-5 days maximum for a response before sending duplicate or sending separate emails! This holds up the process and makes the responses take longer.
– We do not accept vendors with franchised based products.
– You are not confirmed until payment is received.
– All items must be ethically sourced and legal to sell in your state.

* CONFIRMED VENDORS *
Afterlife Tours Inc.
Abernathys
Addy’s Exotic Curiosities
Amanda Stalter
Amelies Anomalies
Anthony Licari
Antisocial Jewelry Company
Art By Rembry
Art of HMSchilling
ASTRALFAE
Averoigne Antique
Bitesizebots And Company
Blood Brood FX
Bob James Magic and Curiosities
Brady Stoehr Art
Calaveras of Chicago
Camilles curiosities
Crazy Coaster Chick
Creaky Crow
Creepy Jason
Dark Light Candles
Day of the Dollies
Dead Darling Boutique
Dead End Doll Factory
Deja Vu Foundry
Dreaded Jenocide
Earth Worn
Earthenwood
Eerily Beloved
Ephemera Obscura
Erin Hankins Art
Fae Macabre
Feral Femme Art
Gorejess Laboratory
GrixDolls
Gypsy River Witch
Hannabert Creations
Hardcore Hearse Club / Funeral Antiques
Icky Bah Koo
Jini & Tonic
JODI CACHIA artist
Josh’s Bone Yard
Kadywumpus Antiques & Oddities
LED Haunt Lights
Little Black Bats
Memento Moira
Mickey Alice Kwapis
Monsters of Mayhem
Museum of Wonder and Awe
Natures Oddities
Oddities of Nature
Patrick Hart
Paul Tattoos
PeeAirs
PeedleBeetle
ReTech
Revamp LLC
Rook and Owl Studio
SadieBird Art and Skellyton Art
Scavenged Parts
Sideshow Gallery
Sin Deadella
Skull & Stones
Soot and Stain
Spellbound Baths
Stinky Goblin Emporium
Stoltz Design
Studio SP
Tarot by Laura
The Art of Alexandra Winthrop
The Art of Price Jones
The Bloody Syringe
The Menagerie of Misplaced Memories
The Museum of Wonder & Awe
The Skeletorium
Triple Threat Customs
Trippy Vixen Creations
Uruz Metals
Waterfront Productions
Wolf Hollow Oddities
Worried Skull
WyckCraft
+ TBA

Posted May 18, 2018 by si in Events, Shopping

Bat’s Day 2018

batsdaycastlepic2018Celebrating 20 Years of Spooky at the Park!

When we heard this would be the last Bat’s Day Weekend, we knew we had to go and show our support!
(Good news – the annual meet up will continue on, just not the entire weekend of events – whew!)

This Bat’s Day was full of friends, fun, corsets, parasols, meet ups, new friends and of course, many rides on the Haunted Mansion.

Our photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/davidbchicago/albums/72157666859370437

Articles with photos:
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/05/02/say-goodbye-to-bats-day-weekend-at-disneyland-2/
https://www.ocregister.com/2018/05/02/say-goodbye-to-bats-day-weekend-at-disneyland/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/arts/goths-disneyland-bats-day.html

Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAwCzbUu3c8 (you can see the back of DavidB’s head in the crowd!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opwcuAOk8d4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-PIZd17EHA

Stay up to date:

http://www.batsday.net/
http://batsday.tumblr.com/

Mark your calendars! June 9 Nocturna 30th w/ Aurelio Voltaire/DJ Scary Lady S!

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Nocturna, now in its THIRTIETH year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month (more or less) in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarah spins a highly request-driven mix of current & classic goth, industrial, post-punk, deathrock, ethereal, shoegaze, new wave, ebm, darkwave, dark indie & more. Come dance until dawn!
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• Saturday, 9 June 2018: Tonight we celebrate 30 years of Nocturna (the longest running goth event in North America!) To mark this momentous occasion, we will be opening earlier (10pm) – make sure to show up in a timely manner- we have a slew of special features throughout the night, starting with a concert performance at 11pm sharp with:

• AURELIO VOLTAIRE! https://www.facebook.com/VoltaireFanPage
Goth entertainer extraordinaire! After working together at many locations & occasions, we are very pleased to have Aurelio Voltaire perform at Nocturna for the first time! You know him from his music, his animation, his books, his Gothic Homemaking show on YouTube… come see him in person!

• GlitterGuts Photobooth: Our fave nightlife photographers! Free for our guests- get snapped- dress to impress!

• PREVIEW our upcoming book: Nocturna: Thirty Years of Nights! Publication date to be announced soon!

• VENDORS:
– Dreaded Jenocide: The Place for Lovely Spooky Things offering spooky barrettes, handbags, clothing, Manic Panic cosmetics & more!

– NOCTURNA t-shirts

(MORE wonderful vendors TBA!)

• GIVEAWAYS for this night include:

– Tickets to the Neo Reunion: 2350 Last Call– dance party & movie screening! Win a VIP table for you & a guest at the event which takes place at Metro on Friday, 27 July.
https://www.facebook.com/events/631148710570038

(MORE giveaways TBA!)

• The Candy Cauldron will be on stage as always; help yourself to a complimentary treat!

•Further delights revealed as the date approaches!

At Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark Street
10pm – 5am / 18+ / $15.

For those who would like to purchase an advance ticket, the link will be posted here soon.

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Thank you so much! Please help spread the word by sharing this event page!- especially now that FB limits how many people one person can invite! Looking forward to seeing you there!!! ♥

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Join the NOCTURNA FB group, too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15090361526

Nocturna is an American Gothic Productions event…
Specialists in Dark Nightlife…
dark beautiful music ritual dance pageantry libations
…for Those Who Know…

#goth #chicagogoth #chicagogothic #chigoth #gothchicago #gothicchicago#gothgoth #scaryladysarah #americangothicproductions #ebm #industrial#aureliovoltaire #voltaire #danceuntildawn

Posted May 16, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events

May 18 Wave-Gotik-Treffen 2018 · Hosted by Wave-Gotik-Treffen (Leipzig, Germany)

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Posted May 14, 2018 by si in Events

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