The New York Village Halloween Parade has always been a secret garden of sorts, a place where, for 40 years, wildness of a very rare variety has flourished within the high walls of New York’s avenues. Halloween being a night of inversions, our “garden” is not a safe place where the “wild” is kept out; it is a safe place where the wildness of imagination is invited in! Just as Frederick Law Olmsted’s ramble in Central Park cultivates the liberating thrill of bewilderment amidst its twisting paths, paraders know they will be safe within the procession.
This year Parade puppeteers will sow the seeds of a verdant Garden, turning 6th Avenue into a greenway of surging shoots, unfurling blossoms, and tempting fruits dangling low from the animated boughs of a giant Tree of Life. All are invited to our workshops to help bring our not-so-secret, world-famous “garden” to life and celebrate our oasis of wildness that in the end (as Olmsted said) is what truly civilizes us.
Greenwich Village, NYC View Mapwww.halloween-nyc.com
Haunt-Faire is a convention created for anyone and everyone who simply loves the haunted attraction industry. As haunters we understand the love and dedication that goes into each and every haunt we choose to devote our Halloween season for. As well, we know there are many haunted attraction enthusiasts who would love to work for their local haunt(s) but have no idea what is expected or how to go about getting into the industry. To both the haunter and the " future" haunter we say... the Haunt-Faire event is for you! join us for a weekend event that will act as a job fair for the haunted attraction industry as well as a convention. Haunt-Faire will include workshops & panels to discuss several aspects within the industry. there will be demos, live performances, film screenings, vendors, and several local haunted attractions, both professional & home haunts, who will also be offering auditions at scheduled times during the event. join us as we celebrate the coming Halloween season and learn the "behind the scenes" of what makes a haunted attraction tick. we welcome those interested in volunteering their participation with a panel, workshop, demo, or joining as a vendor etc to please visit the website for all submission forms. Haunt-Faire is an event for everyone who loves Halloween and haunted houses.
Photograph by Nicolai Patrick Photography.www.haunt-faire.com Conventions
Conserving the world's bats and their ecosystems to ensure a healthy planet.
Bat Conservation International is committed to raising awareness and understanding about bats as a valuable and essential ally to our planet and lives. By educating the public, protecting critical bat habitats, and encouraging others to join in our conservation efforts, BCI works to advance the scientific knowledge about bats, their conservation needs, and the ecosystems that rely on them.www.batcon.org
Wicked Zombies is a social network created for those of us who LOVE the ZOMBIE/HORROR genre. This includes, but is not limited to movies, books, and comics. Wickedzombies.com is the very embodiment of the anxiety you feel as undead ghouls approach you with one thing on their mind, EAT! As they clamber towards your door with blood, internal organs, and tattered cloths trailing behind them, your only option is to log on.
Our goal here is to provide you with the best expert analysis,most entertaining blogs and most interactive forums so that you can become an expert in the undead. We here at Wickedzombies.com have an ingredient that all other zombie social networks lack, FUN! Come and share your knowledge of the undead with thousands of other people who share your passion.www.wickedzombies.com
ZOMBIE! is a solo, multimedia project created by artist and producer Eric Weiss.
Hemorrhaging a wealth of horror related content, ZOMBIE! encompasses original music, video, social media, games, artwork, photography, merchandise, fan participation, and a gratuitous amount of disturbing humor.
ZOMBIE! began in the fall of 2008 and has grown from a single myspace page into thousands of rampaging horror fans, zombie enthusiasts, and complete lunatics.www.thezombieriot.com
The Ghastly Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Horror Comics over a range of 15 different categories. The nominees are chosen by other horror comic book professionals and winners are chosen by a panel of judges. Since the start of the awards, 4 more judges have been added into the group.
Named for acclaimed comics creator “Ghastly” Graham Ingles, the awards are in their 2nd year. Created to honor excellence in Horror Comics, every comic creator had a say in who the nominees were by nominating their favorites, throughout the year.www.ghastlyawards.com
Gothic.net fiction is so highly respected that stories appearing on the site have received countless Stoker award nominations and Year's Best Fantasy and Horror mentions, and of course been reprinted in many prestigious anthologies by excellent editors. Gothic.net also gives the community active forums with more than 40,000 members, as well as promotional tools such as a top sites and a banner exchange which gives authors and small press publishers extra exposures.www.gothic.net
Books, Reviews and more! The Paranormal Bookclub is for all who love to read, share books and just chat about what you like and what you suggest. Plus so much more!www.paranormal-bookclub.com
A reaction to the continuing incursion of Christmas into Autumn and Halloween, CREEPMAS is a good-natured chance for Halloween lovers to exact revenge by bringing some spooky good cheer into the holidays or, more appropriately, the Hallowdays.www.creepmas.com
The growth in popularity of Haunted Houses has inspired us as producers, vendors, and fans of haunted houses to campaign for a national holiday in recognition of our industry. We ask for your support in this initiative.www.nationalhauntedhouseday.org