Upcoming Appearances and Other Cool Stuff

As a corollary to the previous post about how busy I am, I wanted to take a moment to show that most of the things which will be occupying my fun time for the next few months. I do this not to gloat, but to allow you to plan your own free time. Obviously, I won’t have the opportunity to attend all of these. That shouldn’t stop you from going though!

I have decided to list these in chronological order. I figure this will make it easier for you to plan which events you want to attend without having to resort to a lot of checking and cross-checking. This will also work as a quick reference if you suddenly find yourself with some free time.

In case you are looking for a specific type of entertainment, I will use the following notations to assist you:

A -- Meeting
C -- Convention
E -- Special Event
H -- Haunt (note, these Haunted Attractions will be opening at the end of Sept and remain open through the month of October. In this case I will just be listing the night that I will be attending with the Motor City Haunt Club or a special priced event)
M -- Movie, special release or special showing.
P -- Party
  • -- Something personal.

The items in italics are the ones which I plan on attending. Naturally, some of these are subject to change.

SEPT
6
Aliens (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight

7
Renaissance Festival: Wonders of the World (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
Motor City Haunt Club Annual Garage Sale (E) Halloween Bazar & Motor City Fireworks, 9 - 2
Aliens (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight

8
Renaissance Festival: Wonders of the World (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
Kerrytown Book Festival (E) Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market 11 - 5
GLAHW Monthly Meeting (A) Southfield Library 1 pm - ?
Penguicon Planning Meeting (A) i3, Ferndale 3 - ?

12
My Dad’s Birthday (*)

13
Pontiac/Utica Haunt Crawl (H) 8pm - ?
Realm of Darkness & Sinister

14
Celebrate Ruth Day (*)
Renaissance Festival: Shamrocks and Shenanigans (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7

15
Renaissance Festival: Shamrocks and Shenanigans (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
Deadline for Guest Information (*)

17
Eye Appointment (*)

20
Pinto Wedding (*)
Auction at St. John’s Armenian Church (E)
Deadland Opening (H)
Ticket prices 1/2 off

21
Renaissance Festival: Harvest Huzzah (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
St. John’s Health Fair (E)
St. John’s Armenian Church
Hellfest (E) Hell Michigan (E) Hell, MI 10 - ?
Hell Haunt Tour (H) 8pm - ?
Terrorfied Forest & Boneland

22
Renaissance Festival: Harvest Huzzah (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7

27
Friday at Festival:Renaissance Festival (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7

28
Renaissance Festival: Sweet Endings (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
Lila’s Birthday (*)
St. John’s Bazar (E) St. John’s Armenian Church 12 - ?
Blood Drive at
St. John’s Armenian Church 12 - 4
Ann Arbor Zombie Walk (E) Ann Arbor, MI 5:30 pm
Three Corpse Circus (E/M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 12pm - ?

29
Renaissance Festival: Sweet Endings (E) Festival Grounds, 10 - 7
St. John’s Bazar (E)
St. John’s Armenian Church 12 - 6

30
Dave’s Birthday (*)


OCT

3
Lucy’s Birthday (*)

4
Vincent Price Film Festival (E/M)
Redford Theatre 8 - 12
Diary of a Mad Man & The Raven

5
Vincent Price Film Festival (E/M)
Redford Theatre 2 - 4
House of Wax
Vincent Price Film Festival (E/M)
Redford Theatre 8 - 12
Masque of the Red Death & The Tingler
Flint Haunt Crawl (H) Flint, MI 8 - ?
St. Lucifer’s, 13 Feet Under, The Crypt, & Exit 13
The Craft (M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 12 midnight


6
Judy’s Birthday (*)
Pontiac Haunt Crawl (H) Pontiac, MI 8 - ?
Erebus, Realm of Darkness, & CarnEVIL

11
Frankenstein (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight

12
Grand Rapids Comic Con (C) HSB Building, Wyoming, MI 10 - 6
Friend’s Halloween Party (*)
Frankenstein (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight


18

The Shining (F) Redford Theatre 11pm
Oldboy (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight

19
Matt’s Birthday (*)
Flint Horror Con (C) Flint Masonic Temple 12- 9
Oldboy (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 12 midnight


25
Psycho (F) Redford Theater 8pm - 11
Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight
Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 12 midnight

26
Psycho (F) Redford Theater 2pm - 4
Psycho (F) Redford Theater 8pm - 11
GLAHW Monster Mash for Literacy Bash (P) Berkley VFW Hall 8pm - 1
Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) Main Art Theater, Royal Oak 12 midnight
Rocky Horror Picture Show (M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 12 midnight

30
Nosferatu (M) State Theater, Ann Arbor 7 pm
The Crow (M/*) My House 10 pm

31
HALLOWEEN!!!

NOV

1
Visit all of the Halloween Stores and purchase things 1/2 off.
The Thing Main Art Theater, Royal Oak (F) 12 midnight

2
The Thing Main Art Theater, Royal Oak (F) 12 midnight


I hope that this helps you plan your next 8 weeks or so. I would love to see you at any of the things which I have italicized. If you can make it, I would really appreciate it if you could help support the
Motor City Haunt Club by attending the Garage Sale this coming weekend and the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers by coming to the Halloween party on the 26th of October. Keep in mind that the Halloween party not only has free food, a full cash bar, music and dancing, a costume contest, and an auction filled with great prizes, but the proceeds of the event support the Siena and Dominican Literacy Organizations. You get to have fun and support some worthy causes!

As for me, this schedule does not include the numerous e-mails I will be drafting as the
Penguicon Literature Track Head, the reading of submissions for the anthology, the sending of e-mails to those who submitted, the occasional work related project, and my own personal writing goals. Oh yeah, and all of the time I will spend getting my house and myself (and The Mrs) ready for Halloween.