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.
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.
This article aims to examine why people so often assume that Gothic people are Satanists, looking at the history of Satanism and the association with Witchcraft. Also examining how the media portrayal of tragic events has lead to Goths being labelled as Satanists.
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.
Are you a film maker or collector? Are you one who would rather fall down a set of stairs than watch chick flicks? Is your ideal night out consist of Netflix and Kill? Well this is where you’ll want to be in 2018! Shock Stock Canada is where the ghouls come to enjoy the art of horror!
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!
Earlier this summer was the debut album release of “Ultranoia” by Damage Control–a global industrial electronic act on par with Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy and Noise Unit. The release had me totally stoked, as I had been given the privilege to preview the album in its entirety prior to it being released, (which btw is absolutely fantastic and worth every penny, dollar or quid you will spend on it) and, thanks to my backdoor Aussie connection — Bill Barsby, granted a chance to ‘sit down’ with Jason and Damian for an intimate peek into the project.
“If you believe in light, it is because of obscurity. If you believe in joy, it is because of sadness, And if you believe in God, its because of the Devil.”
What is the biggest challenge facing the Gothic Family?
Bullying, sociologically speaking, is an unwanted behavior that brings a power imbalance. You are surely bullied if someone spreads rumors about you or attacks you physically or verbally, and you feel excluded by the rest of the group (ex: work team, class, etc). In recent times is born cyber-bullying that takes place using modern technology (ex: creating fake social network profiles, e-mails, text messages, and phone calls). One in every four children is bullied, but in 85% of case, there is no intervention.
Redrawing Gender Boundaries: How Wonder Woman’s Box Office could help change Hollywood [EDITORIAL/ARTICLE]
Many of our Goth Family know that I fight fiercely for the empowerment of women, not by diminishing men, but by arguing for the simple removal of artificial gender barriers like the glass ceiling and other cultural artifacts from the past. Without these barriers, the best person will (or at least, has a chance to) win out. We now are in a position where we can all help tear down these barriers and I believe it’s our duty to do so!
Canadian graphic designer Kelly Robiatille turned to photography in 2012. Kelly always had an appreciation for dark visual arts and as she dabbled in photography you can see throughout her work she began to bring this appreciation, and her design work into photography. Within time Kelly established herself as a great photographer with a dark aesthetic. Even though that in it’s self was something to be proud of, Kelly wished to take her art to a whole new level. I have the privilege to work with her closely, and connect with her, and she was more than happy to share her insight…