Busy, Busy, Busy



Isn't there some old curse about living in interesting times? I guess the same thing applies to full social calendars and not being bored. I love autumn. I love the Halloween season.

That being said, I'm getting exhausted just looking at everything planned for the next month.

I'm not even going to go into the fun stuff that I would like to do.* I am just going to list the things that I am likely to do and you can understand why I am so tired.

It starts this weekend with the bazaar at St. John's Armenian Orthodox Church. Plenty of good food, music, stuff to buy. I know that I will be there for at least part of the weekend.

I may also make an appearance at the Three Corpse Circus in Ann Arbor. The GLAHW will be there in the lobby, but it sounds as if they have more than enough people to staff the table. I might go just to check out the flicks.

The following week is the start of October and that's when the fun really starts.

4 October the GLAHW will be helping the Bedford Library get into the Halloween spirit with a number of short story readings.

That weekend, the Main Art Theater will be showing
Evil Dead II. I will be taking in one of the shows, either Friday or Saturday at midnight.

That weekend there is also an even called Ghoultide in Chelsea featuring unique, Halloween themed arts and crafts.

I will round the week out by attending the October meeting of the GLAHW Sunday afternoon, then meet up with the Motor City Haunt Club to tour the two big haunts in Pontiac: Erebus and Realm of Darkness.

The following week is relatively empty, but the weekend is packed. There is a special something that I am not going to mention, just in case The Mrs takes a gander at this. Saturday 13 Oct (how fitting) is World Zombie Day. There are a number of zombie related events planned. While I would like to participate in all of them, I will most like just be walking in Royal Oak.

Fast Forward to Thursday 18 October. The movie
Hellbound? had it's Detroit area premiere. It looks like an interesting documentary on people's beliefs about the afterlife. Look for me at the Uptown Birmingham 8.

Saturday the 20th you will be able to find me at the Flint Horror Con all day. There is also rumor that there will be a speaking gig involved.
Friday the 27th I and other members of the GLAHW will be at the Redford Theatre for a midnight viewing of
The Evil Dead. Yes, I know that's technically out of order, but what can you do?

The next night is the big one for the GLAHW. The Fifth Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash will be held at the Berkley VFW (Post 9222) on Coolidge Highway. Drinks, dancing, a costume contest, Penny Auction with tons of great prizes, it looks to be a blast.

30 October I will have my annual Devil's Night viewing of
The Crow. I don't care what they call it now, it will always be Devil's Night to me.

31 October -- Halloween!! Costumes, candy, kids, $5 pizza and wine or pumpkin flavored beer!

1 November -- Hit the Halloween store discount sales and sleep for a week!


*For that, visit the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers website and check out the most recent newsletter. The Tombkeeper Archives details all of the horror related craziness on deck.