Karen St. Claire: Paul Stanley Backstage Pass [ARTICLE]
Jun14

Karen St. Claire: Paul Stanley Backstage Pass [ARTICLE]

DGM Spokemodel 2019, Karen St. Claire, Gets a Backstage Pass from Paul Stanley. The meet and greet took place at Barnes and Noble in Los Angeles and they spoke briefly about her recording studio experience involving Paul through the nature of cause and effect. She chuckled at his remark.

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Amaranth Cosplay: C2E2 Extraordinaire [EVENT/ARTICLE]
May24

Amaranth Cosplay: C2E2 Extraordinaire [EVENT/ARTICLE]

Con season is upon us! The roar of the crowd, the delight of a well-constructed cosplay, the giddy rush of panels and contests, all combine for the exhilarating con weekend that lives on in legend. C2E2 is one of the primere Midwest conventions. Standing for Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, C2E2 boasted attendance of around 80,000 people last year. This year, for the first time, model and best friend Kitty Hagen and I, Amaranth...

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Cosplay On The Town: Animatic Con 2019 [EVENT GALLERY]
Apr18

Cosplay On The Town: Animatic Con 2019 [EVENT GALLERY]

Hello, Everyone! Raven Moonlight and I with our friend and our assistant, Nick Hawthrone went to Animatic Con 2019 this year at Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Karen St. Claire: DarkestGoth Visits NAMM Convention 2019 [ARTICLE/VIDEO]
Feb08

Karen St. Claire: DarkestGoth Visits NAMM Convention 2019 [ARTICLE/VIDEO]

DarkestGoth Girl 2019, Karen St. Claire, receives a DarkestGoth Magazine press pass for NAMM Coverage 2019. Featuring some of the Greatest Goth Music Artists ever…with songs like Close My Eyes Forever, a Lita Ford and Ozzy Osbourne duet, Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult, and Man in the Box by Alice in Chains, it was a pleasure to be there!… and…. for all of you in MusiCares, the opportunity to continue the signature recipe series continues. Special thanks to Kahler, Peavey, and NAMM for bringing it all together! “Who the f*ck is Neil Zlozower?” Lol!

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Gencon XXV: A New Virgin! [ARTICLE]
Aug31

Gencon XXV: A New Virgin! [ARTICLE]

Gencon, the best four days of gaming. My home turf. It feels funny calling it that, when only last year I brought you an article as my experience as a Gencon virgin. That’s one of the magical things about Gencon, the moment you get there, you feel a sense of kinship, of belonging. The air buzzes with geekery and fandom, and you feel home.

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Attack of the Ninjas 2018: A Goth’s Epilogue
Aug28

Attack of the Ninjas 2018: A Goth’s Epilogue

Attack of the Ninjas is an event presented by horrorcore rap group Twiztid and their independent record label, Majik Ninja Entertainment. This year it consisted of two days’ worth (last year was just one) of live performances from all of the artists on the label, including two different headlining sets from the demented duo themselves. This being my very first large Juggalo-related event, as I have not attended a Gathering, I was very curious what was in store.

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Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2018: Nostalgia at its Finest
Mar27

Lexington Comic & Toy Convention 2018: Nostalgia at its Finest

The Comic Con: An event held in many different times and places where us nerds can gather and feel cool. It’s also a pretty good place for those of us who are in our thirties and above to suffer some extreme nostalgia, finding comics we used to read as kids, and toys and game systems we used to play. The Lexington Comic & Toy Convention this year embodied it all perferctly.

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ScareFest X VIP Party: Through the Eyes of a Con Virgin [EVENT ARTICLE]
Oct24

ScareFest X VIP Party: Through the Eyes of a Con Virgin [EVENT ARTICLE]

I’m a Con virgin. I never considered myself nerdy enough to attend any Comic or whatever conventions, despite being a huge sucker for cosplay. So, when Darkest Goth asked me to cover the Lexington ScareFest X VIP party, I was only mildly excited at first.

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ScareFest X: Terrifying the Masses for Ten Years [EVENT/ARTICLE]
Oct17

ScareFest X: Terrifying the Masses for Ten Years [EVENT/ARTICLE]

This was a very big year for The ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention. Not only were they getting one of the biggest names in horror and fandom (Robert Englund!), but they were celebrating their ten year anniversary. So the pressure was on to make this a very unforgettable year, not only for the attendees but also the guests and vendors.

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Gen Con Virgin: Amaranth Cosplay takes on Gen Con 50 [EVENT/PHOTO ARTICLE]
Sep14

Gen Con Virgin: Amaranth Cosplay takes on Gen Con 50 [EVENT/PHOTO ARTICLE]

Simply put, Gencon was stunning. I never expected the scope of the place. Everywhere I looked, there was something new to discover. I originally hadn’t planned a cosplay for the first day, but that idea was quickly abandoned–which inadvertently led to this shoot and article about exploring Gen Con for their first time.

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Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]
Aug16

Beautiful Nightmares 2: A Midwest Alternative Classic Returns [EVENT/GALLERY]

This past Friday, alternative people from around the Midwest descended on The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY to see some amazing DJ’ing, to hang out with some awesome hosts, and to have their mind’s blown by spectacular light displays. The joy people felt in the club as they got to come out, let their hair down, and move was a joy to behold!

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