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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:

Articles with photos:

Videos: (you can see the back of DavidB’s head in the crowd!)

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Welcome to The Spoodoir

About the blog and author.

This is a day of endings and beginnings. If you found this site because of my work for the Geyser of Awesome, then you already know about its ending and I humbly thank you for following me over here for the start of something new. Welcome!

If you’re here because you know me personally or follow me on InstagramFacebook, or Tumblr, thank you! It means a great deal to me that you’re joining me on this new endeavor.

If you have no idea what I just referred to, allow me to quickly fill you in: Until about 2 weeks ago, I’ve spent nearly every day of the last 7.5 years combing the Internets for all manner of art, pop culture, science, style, design, technology, food, travel, nature, and human interest-related things I deemed “geyserworthy” and then wrote about for a blog called the Geyser of Awesome. After learning that the Geyser was shutting down I considered how strange it would be to no longer do something that has long been such an essential part of my day. That’s when it dawned on me that there was no need to stop; I could simply do it for myself and, with any luck, some of my existing audience would follow me over here and onward we would go.

So here were are at The Spoodoir. Welcome and thank you for joining me!

Posted April 30, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Personalities, Photographs

Follow Dr Paul Koudounaris (hexenkult) on Instagram

Paul Koudounaris is an author and photographer from Los Angeles. He has a PhD in Art History and his publications in the field of charnel house and ossuary research have made him a well-known figure in the field of macabre art and art history. He is a member of The Order of the Good Death.

Posted April 23, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Personalities, Photographs

Apr 27 – Countdown to Convergence XXIV in Detroit!

Convergence has finally come to the darkest city in America..Detroit! Our music will be held at Small’s in Detroit. There will, of course be DJed music and a band line-up that includes..

Bella Morte
Sunshine Blind
Ego Likeness
The Bellwether Syndicate
Acid Casualty
Curse of Cassandra

Come enjoy music and other Gothic activities such as an historic cemetery tour, a tea service, the Dark Art Show, vendors, and more! There are also activities for children so parents can bring the family. Come to Detroit this April, because hell is empty and all the devils are here!

Posted March 26, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Photographs, Shopping

Are you following Instagram hashtag #sweetdreamfuel

As someone who frequently has nightmares, the curator of this Instagram account #sweetdreamfuel decided to start sending herself to sleep with a fair shot at more pleasant dreams by focusing on a piece of artwork created by a favorite artist of hers beforehand. The pieces she selects are often also indicative of her mood at the time, because thank goodness for intense, resonant art feels.


Posted March 9, 2018 by si in Personalities, Photographs

Feb 17: Nocturna Valentine’s Ball w/ DJ Scary Lady Sarah (Chicago)

Nocturna, now in its 29th year, is an 18+ dark alternative dance night held once every other month (more or less) in Chicago. DJ Scary Lady Sarahspins 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!

*♥* For this Nocturna, the first of 2018, we present our annual “NEW LOVES & BROKEN HEARTS VALENTINE BALL” theme and will feature:

• Live free photo booth by the amazing GlitterGuts Photobooth (dress to impress- red & black!)

• The return of the VALENTINE’S MAILBOX GAME! Send your secret crush a message, anonymous or not (or just mess with your friends!) Free & running all night. ♥

• GIVEAWAYS for this night include:
– The brand new CD “GOD” by San Francisco seminal industrial bandXorcist
– Guest list spots to CyberFest Chicago featuring Covenant!!!
– Nocturna t-shirts;
– More to be announced

• VENDORS for this night include:

– Dreaded Jenocide: The Place for Lovely Spooky Things offering spooky barrettes, accessories, makeup, clothing, homewares & more!

– Ballion Design: Vintage silverware transformed into beautiful one-of-a-kind rings, earrings, and pendants

– Artist Angela Bachman of Grey Engel Artwork will have a selection of her beautiful prints on sale

– Art By Rembry: Various artwork: original paintings, drawings, art prints, sculptures, jewelry boxes, and magnets.

– NOCTURNA t-shirts & Scary Lady Sarah’s own “One Inch Worlds” pin badges

• Complimentary Valentine’s, candy & treats for all

• Total broken hearts/new loves decor (*wear red & black!*)

• Coat check will be open!

At Metro, 3730 N. Clark St, Chicago
11pm – 5am / 18+ / $10.

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:

Nocturna is an American Gothic Productions event…
Specialists in Dark Nightlife…

Posted February 2, 2018 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Photographs, Shopping

Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve At Late Bar (Chicago)

New Year’s Eve at Late Bar is a family affair with resident DJ’s:
Dave Roberts(Planet Earth Chicago) spinning New Wave Music Videos
Tarsis Lopez(DJ Tarsis’ Boombox) spinning old skool funk, classic house, italo, Disco, freestyle, boogie and more music videos
Carrie Monster (DJ CarrieMonster Horror Wednesday) spinning Goth, Death Rock, Horror Punk, Psychobilly, Dark Glam, Metal music videos
DJ Eleven(Rock Of Ages With DJ Eleven/Dann Neo) spinning Industrial, Industrial Metal, Old and New Metal & Rock n Roll
(Requests honored within reason)
9p-4am 21+ w Valid I.D.
Complementary Champagne toast at midnight!
**New Year’s Eve tickets and reservations for
tables are ready for advanced sales!!
Tickets $10 adv. /$15 Door (day of event)-Please see a manager on duty during business hours.(cash only)
**Table reservations are through Lisa Marchese –
$50 per table (complementary bottle of champagne included) Sales available Wednesday-Saturday during business hours. Late Bar is cash only.
🎉Any inquiries please email: Lisa @🎉

Posted December 27, 2017 by si in Entertainment, Events, Music, Personalities, Photographs

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