What's on the Slab?
Check here for Ghoul Friday news. From show announcements to new how-to projects, this is where I list what's not to be missed.
|FanExpo is Here! Sept. 3-6, 2015||
Find me Labour Day Weekend, Thursday to Sunday, at FanExpo.
As always, I will be in Artist Alley, Table AA62 towards the southeast corner of the South Building at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
If you are a local who normally visits me at shows, please note I will regrettably NOT be vending at the Bazaar of the Bizarre (for the first time in several years) because I will be traveling Thanksgiving weekend like all the other crazy Canadians lined up at airports and dashing down highways. I hope to return in 2016 if the show will have me.
I will update here with news of any other shows this Halloween season, or if I decide to simply post online sales for the remainder of 2015. Regardless, here's to an exciting, mind-melting four days with an anticipated 140,000 attendees.
|Bazaar of the Bizarre Oct 12, 2014||
The Bazaar of the Bizarre - Halloween Extravaganza 2014
When: SUNDAY October 12th, 2014 open to the public from 11am - 8pm
Where: 6 Noble street. Pia Bouman Ballet school Toronto
FREE to attend, child friendly event!!
What: Not your average craft show - The Bazaar of the Bizarre : a marketplace for all things, different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical or just things to flip your brain out!
|A Nightmare on Queen St at the 416 Gallery||
Opening night October 23rd, 2014 at 7:00
The Canadian Alternative Arts Collective is proud to present: A Nightmare on Queen Street – Grand Opening Masquerade Party!
Dive right into the theme by bringing your own mask and get in FREE - But don't fret, if you don't have a mask, we will be providing them at the door as a $5 cover to the event (you get to bring the mask home as a souvenir).
Shocking. Scary. Sexy. Showcasing artwork by over 30 of Canada's leading alternative artists, this gala event in the buzzing new 416 Gallery at 404 Queens St. E is sure to get you in the spirit for Halloween!.
Come check out the artwork and find that perfect centerpiece for your horror-themed collection. Stay for the drinks, food, music by Trinurgy Music with special guest Nicodemus Natas Exton and a terrifyingly mesmerizing live horror-cabaret performance by EllE Sugar.
|FanExpo Toronto August 28th-31st 2014||
Come to Artist Alley in the South Building of FanExpo to find myself and a number of other horror artists in the (unofficially dubbed) Dead End.
Starts Thursday, August 28th and runs until Sunday, August 31st in downtown Toronto.
I hope to see you there!
|Sat. Oct 12th 2013: Bazaar of the Bizarre||
When: SATURDAY October 12th, 2013. Open to the public from 11am - 8pm
Where: 918 Bathurst st. (http://918bathurst.com/), Toronto, ON
FREE to attend. Child friendly event.
Entertainment: DJ's, stilt walkers, belly dancers, zombie dancers, candy, balloons and more!
Not your average craft show - The Bazaar of the Bizarre : a marketplace for all things, different, interesting, weird, strange, one of a kind, macabre, whimsical or just things to flip your brain out!
|June 13-16, 2013: Northern Ink Xposure, Toronto||
If you're going to the Northern Ink Xposure in Toronto, keep an eye out for some of my creatures. I'll be displaying work along with a gang of local dark artists as part of the Canadian Alternative Art Collective, and early birds can catch their first glimpse of all ghouish gorgeousness on Thursday June 13th for the opening night party.
Where: In the Downtown Hilton, Toronto's Governor General Suite - 145 Richmond St W.
Open to the public from 7pm (VIP Ticket holders will be admitted at 5pm)
Meet the NIX 15 Artists and Vendors!
- Burlesque by the Nerdy Stripper.
- Special Guest Appearance by New Zealand's Venus Starr.
- Sullen Miss Inked Up World Tour Model Search.
Skipping the VIP party? No problem. The art will be on display all weekend long.
Still working out whether or not I will personally be making an appearance, but I will be represented, and in good company.
|Aug 22-25th 2013: FANEXPO/Festival of Fear||
It's almost time to be part of the insanity that takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre event August, and once again I'll be there.
Track me down in Artist Alley at table A62. That's the back left corner of the South building. Might be more confusing this year, since they are using both the North and South building for the convention. North building will have celebrities and the new...sports section...*blank stare*...and the south building will have all the cool stuff. Er, I should say, the south building will have Artist Alley, Rue Morgue's Festival of Fear, Science Fiction, Comics and Anime sections.
Hope to see you there! Never been? Read on...
"Now entering its 19th year, Fan Expo Canada showcases over 900 exhibitors and sprawls over 750,000 square feet of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre!Considered by many to be the 'Comic Con' of Canada, Fan Expo Canada™ humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995. Growing from one genre with 1500 fans to a multifaceted show connecting over 90,000 fans, Fan Expo Canada™ is currently the 3rd largest pop culture event in North America!"
To see all the fun that's happening, check out the official FanExpo website.
And plan ahead! If you're not getting a weekend pass (even if you are), here's some things that might help you plan your visit.
1) Buy your tickets ahead of time.
2) Saturday is insane. I don't leave my table on Saturday if I don't have to because the crowds are shoulder to shoulder packed. So if you aren't coming for a workshop, or need to be there for a certain celebrity time slot, I suggest coming on one of the other days.
3) If you like art and, like me, your favourite section is Artist Alley, don't wait until Sunday afternoon to pick up a one-of-a-kind piece. I can't count the amount of times I've heard people lament missing out on an item at my table or another artist's table. Often, these folk return the following year, on the first day, and head straight to Artist Alley saying things like "I missed out on (blank) last year and I was determined to come here first so I could get my pick!". (By the way, I love those people. Those people are aces).
Also, if you really DO love Artist Alley, then spend your money there, even if it's only $10. People don't realize it, but a number of folks who rent a table in Artist Alley lose money at the event. So far *touch wood* I've done well and I am so appreciative of the faithful collectors who brave the insanity and find me in the chaos. So if you see an artist that you dig, and you want them to return next year, buy something. Anything. Support local art!
|Next Show: Art-O-Con in Burlington on May 5th '13||
Art-O-Con 2 (The Wrath of Con) on Sunday, May 5th 2013 in Burlington, Ontario.
Doors open at 11:00 am and close 9:00pm. Admittance is $5 (children under 12 are free).
3063 S Service Rd.
Check out the facebook event page above, or go to the main Art-O-Con page for previews of participating artists. Expect to find everything from life-size Daleks roaming around, to Krampus goodies for sale, not to mention some amazing illustrators and one-of-kind sculptors. Add a little Fangoria for flavouring, some storm troopers, and finally some Ghost Busters, and I think we've got ourselves a party here.
|Show Season Finished Until 2013||
Thanks to everyone who made this year so successful for me online and at local shows.
I'm done for the season but will be popping up around Toronto next year.
In the meantime, check my Etsy Shop between now and Christmas for any items you missed at the shows.
Now I'm off to try and put together final touches for Halloween around the house. Will be posting pictures of decorations soon! Happy Halloween folks.
|"Lucky 13" Etsy Sale Until Oct 13th||
From now until October 13th, my Etsy store is open. I'll be adding items this first week of September.
As a bonus for my online readers, the first 6 people who buy an item from the shop and mention "ZOMBIE!" gets a little surprise.