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Friday, March 17
 

5:00pm

Jess-O-Lantern
Jess-O-Lantern is a spooky songstress! Let her soothe your scary souls, with her ghostly tunes! Free trick-or-treat candy at every performance! Happy haunting!

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Jess-O-Lantern

Jess-O-Lantern is a spooky songstress, originally from the scary swamps of Florida, now residing in New York City! Imagine a walk through a punk rock cemetery, filled with ghostly crooning, grinning ghouls, friendly fiends, and all the trick-or-treat candy you can eat! There's a party in the cemetery, see you there!

Friday March 17, 2017 5:00pm - 5:45pm
1 Miracle Room

5:00pm

Goth Club Panel
What makes a great Goth Club or club night? What are some of your best and worst experiences, and advice for having a good time?

Friday March 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3 Salon E (small)

5:00pm

Poly Panel
What is polyamory? What are some challenges it creates, and some opportunities? How do you know If it’s right for you?

Friday March 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 Salon D (large)

5:00pm

Karnevil Presents The Wild West Whip Show
Thrills and excitement at 768 miles per hour!

Hosts
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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you.. | | Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is New... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

5:00pm

Traveler's Trunk Escape Room
This is a paid event!
To purchase tickets please go here.

 When offered passage to a fantastical realm, who could say no? But although the Traveler promised free passage across, he said nothing about the return trip...
Test your wits against the Traveler in this one-hour long mobile escape room experience! 
The Traveler's Trunk, first seen at Glimmerdark, will now be available for teams of 1-4 players (16+ yo) at Dark Side of the Con all weekend! Tickets are $10, so reserve your slot online: http://www.playihg.com/travelers-trunk-tickets

Hosts
Friday March 17, 2017 5:00pm - Saturday March 18, 2017 12:20am
Room 147

6:00pm

Valentine Wolfe Performance
Join two classically trained musicians combining ambient solo bass, brutal distortion, electronica, and 18th century opera as they tell a story of the macabre.

Hosts
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Valentine Wolfe

Two classically trained musicians combining ambient solo bass, brutal distortion, electronica, and 18th century opera to tell a story of the macabre. | | Valentine Wolfe are Purveyors, Performers, and Composers of the finest Macabre Melodies for Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics. Proudly providing elegant decadence for Living, Dead, and Otherwise, since 2006.


Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
1 Miracle Room

6:15pm

Paranormal Panel
 What’s it like to encounter the paranormal, be it in real life and fiction? What are paranormal phenomena really like?

Hosts
avatar for Kevin Meares

Kevin Meares

Paranormal Encyclopedia
My name is Kevin Meares I'm a demonologist and paranormal investigator. I've spent 20 years investigating cases of violent hauntings and have seen everthing from haunted dolls to demonic possession. I trained under the late Lou Gentile (himself the final student of the late Ed Warren) and formerly co hosted the nationally syndicated radio show "The Lou Gentile Show." Aside from investigation I also speak extensively at Jeff Mach Events and... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
2 Salon D (large)

6:15pm

The Hellbound Heart with Professor McClendon
Clive Barker's infamous novella that inspired the creation of the "Hellraiser" movie franchise.

Hosts
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The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various good and worthwhile causes in need.

Friday March 17, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
3 Salon E (small)

6:30pm

“The Hunt!” with Uriel Rabbit
Hosts
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Uriel

Uriel is just an all around creative type rabbit person who invented the Hunt.

Friday March 17, 2017 6:30pm - 7:30pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

7:00pm

The Long Losts
The Long Losts are a goth rock musical act who you might find (if you dare to) performing at a haunted carnival to a crowd of dancing ghosts. Anka haunts the mic while her husband Patrick rocks the guitar all while celebrating their love for each other and for all things old and spooky. Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Gorey, Boris Karloff, ghost stories, haunted houses, autumn and vintage Halloween culture are the inspirations for their tunes that will have you dancing and singing!

Hosts
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The Long Losts

Hailing from New York, The Long Losts are a musical act duo made up of vocalist Anka and her husband Patrick on guitar that began in 2012 with the release of their first song, “If Only Boris Karloff Was My Dad.” In 2014 The Long Losts released their first album, “Scary Songs To Play In the Dark,” on their own label Bishop’s Grave Records. | Their music combines goth and punk rock with lyrics inspired by their love for each other and... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 7:45pm
1 Miracle Room

7:00pm

Harsh EBM With DJ Phoenixxx
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
5 Pool

7:30pm

Kink 101 Panel
Kink: How do you start? Is it just for the bedroom? What’s advanced kink and edgeplay like? How do you meet other kinksters?

Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
2 Salon D (large)

7:30pm

Friends of the Overly Dramatic Readers: Voltaire
The Overly Dramatic Readers are just plain up to no good.  This time out, they will read the song lyrics of Voltaire their way, the OVERLY DRAMATIC way.

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The Overly Dramatic Readers

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE THE OVERLY DRAMATIC RRREEAADERS!!! | | We bring you tales of laughter, tales of woe, tales of horror, and tales of the fantastic. Sadness becomes laughter. Happiness becomes more happiness. Horror is less icky. Whatever it is, we are guaranteed to do it in an over-the-top, scene-chewing, and OVERLY DRAMATIC fashion!!! | | Join us for our many shows which include: | | Overly Dramatic Horror | We, the OVERLY... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
3 Salon E (small)

8:00pm

Fire Breathing with Jakal Blackwell

Fire Performer. Jakal promises not to light you on fire.  Jakal promises not to burn down everything you know and love.  Jakal promises not to fill his mouth with flaming kerosene and kiss your fiance.

Jakal has been known to lie.


Hosts
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Jakal Blackwell

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Jakal is the mysterious figure that reaches each part of the show before anyone else, and makes sure that it looks magnificent. All of the fires are put out before you see any smoke, The blood trails have been mopped up right behind the bodies, and all the magic spark is working inside the electronics.

Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 8:30pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

8:00pm

8:15pm

Justin Symbol and the God Bombs
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Justin Symbol and the God Bombs

With the release of debut album ‘V Ω I D H E A D’ on Halloween 2014, electro-shock-rocker and self-proclaimed “King of Negativity” Justin Symbol emerged as a bold new force in the national rock scene. ‘V Ω I D H E A D’ features co-founding Marilyn Manson guitarist Daisy Berkowitz and was accompanied by a U.S. tour in May 2015 with William Control. This buzz helped Symbol gain the attention of... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 8:15pm - 9:00pm
1 Miracle Room

8:45pm

Cosplay Panel
Cosplayers, both veteran and experienced, unite! Let’s talk about what cosplay means to us, why we do it, and how we can do it better.

Friday March 17, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm
3 Salon E (small)

8:45pm

D/s Panel
Dominance & submission is one of the fundamental drives in kink. This panel explores what it is and how to use it; It’s beginner-friendly, but can also tackle advanced/experienced questions.

Friday March 17, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm
2 Salon D (large)

9:00pm

Secret Dark Speakeasy
The Secret Dark Speakeasy will be held later in the evening on Saturday night, in an undisclosed location within the hotel. TICKETS ARE LIMITED. Timing may change slightly to give us time to make the proper...adjustments. But it won't be before 8 p.m. It features a two hour open bar (wine, beer, well drinks) PLUS some of our darkest beverages: our Absinthe Potion, the Dark Side Punch, and, of course, Bloody Marys.

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Resturant

9:00pm

9:15pm

Aurelio Voltaire
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Aurelio Voltaire

An internationally touring musician, Aurelio Voltaire is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. He is often described as a modern-day renaissance man: a singer / performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. | | His music can best be described as a collection of murder... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2017 9:15pm - 10:45pm
1 Miracle Room

10:00pm

80s & 90s Pop with DJ Mike Saga
Friday March 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
5 Pool

10:00pm

Vampiric Mind Control with Baron Von Voltage
Baron Voltage is an up and coming hypnotist with extensive knowledge in the world of electrical stimulus. Learn about the powers and potential of hypnotism and its vampiric capabilities.

Hosts
BV

Baron Von Voltage

Baron Voltage is an up and coming hypnotist with extensive knowledge in the world of electrical stimulus

Friday March 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
3 Salon E (small)

10:00pm

Seance with 'In Goth We Trust'
Gothic and paranormal veterans Chelsea and Rusty, hosts of radio program 'In Goth We Trust', will examine and demonstrate means of communicating with the Spirit World.

Hosts
Friday March 17, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
2 Salon D (large)

10:45pm

St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Professor Adam Smasher
This is a paid event!
To purchase tickets please go here.

Nobody has to miss Saint Patrick’s Day – we’re doing it up GOTH STYLE! Professor Adam Smasher is one of us and he’ll be playing Irish music with a Gothic slant, and our bartenders are ready to serve you some lovely liquor. Two hours of drinking, singing, merriment, a little more drinking, and the fact that black goes really well with green.


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Professor Adam Smasher

Who is the Professor Adam Smasher?   The Professor is a Gentleman, Musician, Songwriter and Gizmologist. But wait, you say, he’s Steampunk and this is a Goth event. Two things: 1. Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown. | 2. The Professor is completely comfortable in a Goth setting. Please refer to picture as demonstration.  

Friday March 17, 2017 10:45pm - Saturday March 18, 2017 12:45am
6 Fusions / Bar

11:00pm

Dark Side of the Con Burlesque Show
Hosts
avatar for Jakal Blackwell

Jakal Blackwell

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Jakal is the mysterious figure that reaches each part of the show before anyone else, and makes sure that it looks magnificent. All of the fires are put out before you see any smoke, The blood trails have been mopped up right behind the bodies, and all the magic spark is working inside the electronics.

Guests
avatar for Lilith Lore

Lilith Lore

Storyteller, Burlesque Dancer, Improvisor, Witch, Personal Trainer, Geek, Gamer, Goth


Friday March 17, 2017 11:00pm - 11:45pm
1 Miracle Room

12:00am

 
Saturday, March 18
 

11:00am

Traveler's Trunk Escape Room
This is a paid event!
To purchase tickets please go here.

 When offered passage to a fantastical realm, who could say no? But although the Traveler promised free passage across, he said nothing about the return trip...
Test your wits against the Traveler in this one-hour long mobile escape room experience! 
The Traveler's Trunk, first seen at Glimmerdark, will now be available for teams of 1-4 players (16+ yo) at Dark Side of the Con all weekend! Tickets are $10, so reserve your slot online: http://www.playihg.com/travelers-trunk-tickets

Hosts
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - Sunday March 19, 2017 12:05am
Room 147

12:00pm

Dark Dramatic Dance
Dark Dramatic Dance

Hosts
CD

Coveilance Dance Project

Coveilance Dance Project is a group of mad scientists who blend the traditional arts of bellydance /hula with a dark and dramatic flair. 

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
1 Miracle Room

12:00pm

“The Hunt!” with Uriel Rabbit
Hosts
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Uriel

Uriel is just an all around creative type rabbit person who invented the Hunt.

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

12:00pm

Vampires – From Folklore to Literature to Film
Author Brian McKinley explores the folklore of vampires from around the world and the transformation that took them from oral tradition to literary icon to cinematic archetype. 

Hosts
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Brian McKinley

Brian McKinley doesn’t really exist. He’s a constructed mortal identity used by a relatively young Vampyr in order to publish the truth about The Order. Due to the world-wide influence of The Order and its minions, these accounts must all be published as fiction. Sometimes the names and sequence of events have been changed to protect the innocent, the guilty, and to keep from getting sued.

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3 Salon E (small)

12:00pm

Voltaire Signal Corps
 Lovers of Aurelio Voltaire gather to discuss our favorite Gothic/Steampunk superstar and Renaissance man.

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
2 Salon D (large)

1:00pm

Karnevil Carnival Sideshow
Roll up! Roll up! As Karnevil takes you on a journey to the dingy, dust-bowl sideshow tents of yesteryear.

Gaze in wonderment as they astound, amuse confound and confuse the senses with a madcap medley of classic and contemporary sideshow fare. Not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach.

Hosts
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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you.. | | Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is New... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
1 Miracle Room

1:15pm

Gothic Homemaking with Aurelio Voltaire
Voltaire talks about his informative but hilarious webseries, in which he demonstrates how to turn ordinary objects into macabre object du art, with a heavy emphasis on sourcing all of the best Gothic furniture, taxidermy and other macabre furnishings.

Hosts
avatar for Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire

An internationally touring musician, Aurelio Voltaire is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. He is often described as a modern-day renaissance man: a singer / performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. | | His music can best be described as a collection of murder... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
2 Salon D (large)

1:15pm

Sales Skills for the Creative
Perhaps you make beautiful things. Perhaps you make wonderful art. But how do you price it? How do you convince people to pay that price? Michael Whitehouse will share with you some basic concepts learned over a decade of sales and marketing experience. You'll get ideas that you can put to work right away.

Hosts
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Michael Whitehouse

Michael Whitehouse is the creator of ConCardia, and has over a decade of experience in sales and marketing. His hobby is sharing what he has learned in the business world with those who have to rather than want to deal with the ways of business. He blogs very occasionally at michaelwhitehouse.org

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:15pm - 2:15pm
3 Salon E (small)

2:15pm

Nigel Taylor Acoustic Performance
Hosts
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V. Nigel Taylor

V. Nigel Taylor is one of the foremost Snape impersonators in the US. He has appeared at several conventions nationwide presenting his “Defense Against the Dark Arts” panel on Anti-bullying and consent. | | V. Nigel Taylor is the lead vocalist and founding member of the band Platform One. Mixing goth and alternative pop influences into a blend that’s been entertaining Steampunks since 2008. | | As a solo acoustic artist, Nigel... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
1 Miracle Room

2:30pm

Alt Modeling
Want to be an alt model? What’s it like to be part of the alt modelling world? What happens behind the scenes?

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
2 Salon D (large)

2:30pm

VIP Panel
Saturday March 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
3 Salon E (small)

3:30pm

Night Gallery
Darkside concert
Featuring Night Gallery, a gothic rock band.

Hosts
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Night Gallery

Night Gallery arose from the dark gothic corners of New York City with a few songs and a dream. A dream that a great band could be formed with a collection of original songs.Night Gallery is a goth rock band, lead vocals by the amazing Mark Demon, and dark and lovely bassist /composer Kitty Hawke, with their own unique sound combining keys, guitar, background vocals and drums and Flute and Violin. The band recorded their acclaimed cd INSIDE... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
1 Miracle Room

3:45pm

Alternative Queer Culture
It’s challenging enough being queer, especially in today’s uncertain world. What’s it like being queer AND in alt culture?

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
3 Salon E (small)

3:45pm

Torture Through History with Mark Donelly
 Famed author and multitalented Professor, martial artist, and lecturer Mark Donnelly expounds on some of the more fascinating parts of his researches Into torture throughout history.

Hosts
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Mark Donnelly

Canes Enable
Mark P. Donnelly is a multi-award winning author, historian, screenwriter, and television producer as well as internationally renowned duelist, swashbuckler, and constant gentleman.

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
2 Salon D (large)

4:00pm

Karnevil Presents The Wild West Whip Show
Thrills and excitement at 768 miles per hour!

Hosts
avatar for Karnevil

Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you.. | | Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is New... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

4:45pm

INFINITUS MORTUS
Infinitus Mortus brings the force of heavy driven Symphonic Metal, and couples it with strong hooks and melodies that will please a wide range of music fans. They can be seen playing clubs and festivals in the New Jersey area, and fans can look forward to hearing tracks from the latest album, as well as favorites from the first two, along with well-known covers by bands of the same genre.

Hosts
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Infinitus Mortus

Hailing from New Jersey, Infinitus Mortus breaks away from mainstream music, and delves into the darker, Classically composed Symphonic Metal made popular by European bands such as Evanescence, Nightwish and Within Temptation . | | Infinitus Mortus developed in 2008 as a studio project by Stephen "Stoki" Megna (Drums, Guitars, Keys), and has since released three studio albums so far. 2010's "2012", 2011's "Conspiracy of Love", and 2016's... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:45pm - 5:30pm
1 Miracle Room

5:00pm

Emo & Pop Punk with DJ Jet
Hosts
Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 Pool

5:00pm

Paranormal Encyclopedia Live Taping
Join us for a live taping of Paranormal Encyclopedia. I will be recounting ghost stories, taking questions all to be filmed for my youtube channel.

Hosts
avatar for Kevin Meares

Kevin Meares

Paranormal Encyclopedia
My name is Kevin Meares I'm a demonologist and paranormal investigator. I've spent 20 years investigating cases of violent hauntings and have seen everthing from haunted dolls to demonic possession. I trained under the late Lou Gentile (himself the final student of the late Ed Warren) and formerly co hosted the nationally syndicated radio show "The Lou Gentile Show." Aside from investigation I also speak extensively at Jeff Mach Events and... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
3 Salon E (small)

5:00pm

Defense Against the Dark Arts with Nigel Taylor
Bullying sucks. How can we fight it? V. Nigel Taylor is one of the foremost Snape impersonators in the US. He has appeared at several conventions nationwide presenting his “Defense Against the Dark Arts” panel on Anti-bullying and consent.

Hosts
avatar for V. Nigel Taylor

V. Nigel Taylor

V. Nigel Taylor is one of the foremost Snape impersonators in the US. He has appeared at several conventions nationwide presenting his “Defense Against the Dark Arts” panel on Anti-bullying and consent. | | V. Nigel Taylor is the lead vocalist and founding member of the band Platform One. Mixing goth and alternative pop influences into a blend that’s been entertaining Steampunks since 2008. | | As a solo acoustic artist, Nigel... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
2 Salon D (large)

6:00pm

Xentrifuge Live Performance
Industrial act Xentrifuge performing live - new unheard releases from our 2017 album as well as fan favorites!

Hosts
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Xentrifuge

Xentrifuge
Xentrifuge is a brutal assault of Harsh Industrial Music, constructed by the collectively innovative minds of Chris X and Lisa Hellen. They bring a groundbreaking blend of Industrial-based sound, fused with noise, to create a hauntingly melodic, yet raw and unforgiving product. Xentrifuge's live performance is pure energy. Sure to please crowds of dance-floor fanatics and the mosh-pit alike! | | Join us on social media... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 6:45pm
1 Miracle Room

6:00pm

Goth & Synthpop with DJ Annabel Evil
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
5 Pool

6:15pm

Dark Side of Video Games
We love dark video games. Let’s talk about them!

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
3 Salon E (small)

6:15pm

How to Fetlife
Fetlife is the world’s largest kinky social media network. It can be an invaluable resource, and also a home to many trolls. We’ll help you learn how to find happiness in the Fet community!

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:15pm - 7:15pm
2 Salon D (large)

7:00pm

Fire Breathing with Jakal Blackwell

Fire Performer. Jakal promises not to light you on fire.  Jakal promises not to burn down everything you know and love.  Jakal promises not to fill his mouth with flaming kerosene and kiss your fiance.

Jakal has been known to lie.


Hosts
avatar for Jakal Blackwell

Jakal Blackwell

Project Manager, Jeff Mach Events
Jakal is the mysterious figure that reaches each part of the show before anyone else, and makes sure that it looks magnificent. All of the fires are put out before you see any smoke, The blood trails have been mopped up right behind the bodies, and all the magic spark is working inside the electronics.

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

7:00pm

80s New Wave with V Christ and Aengel
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
5 Pool

7:15pm

The Amatory Murder
Hosts
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The Amatory Murder

The Amatory Murder is alternative rock band from the East Coast born-and-bred in Brooklyn, New York. The band employ a variety of foundational sounds utilizing synthetic atmospheres, piano and programmed beat arrangements. Mixed with organic drums, heavy guitars and catchy hooks, the tracks are then topped off with angst-ridden (and sometimes political) lyrics. | | The Amatory Murder are currently playing out in promotion of their just... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:15pm - 8:00pm
1 Miracle Room

7:30pm

Meet Vampire Freaks
Come meet the people behind the world’s largest Goth / Dark Alternative social media network!

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
3 Salon E (small)

7:30pm

Celebrity Charity Munchausen
The Munchausen Society is convening at Dark Side of the Con to tell some of their latest extraordinary tales of excitement and adventure for a worthwhile cause.
What stories will they tell?  No one knows. All the Munchausen Society can say is that all of the stories are true.

After all, would they lie?

Hosts
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The Munchausen Society

The Munchausen Society. | An elite group of world-traveling explorers with fantastic tales about fantastic deeds. They tell their tales for audiences of all sizes. They guarantee that all of their stories are true, even the ones they just made up. They do all of this for various good and worthwhile causes in need.

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
2 Salon D (large)

8:00pm

Concardia Tournament
Hosts
avatar for Michael Whitehouse

Michael Whitehouse

Michael Whitehouse is the creator of ConCardia, and has over a decade of experience in sales and marketing. His hobby is sharing what he has learned in the business world with those who have to rather than want to deal with the ways of business. He blogs very occasionally at michaelwhitehouse.org

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Boardroom A - Game Room

8:30pm

Panzie
Hosts
avatar for Panzie

Panzie

Life long friends DC Gonzalez and Jonnie Rockit formed Panzie in 2008. Both were born and raised in NYC’s Lower East Side. Gonzalez and Rockit both shared a passion for the underground music that downtown NYC was famous for. After playing in several bands together they decided to start a new project, one that could accommodate all of their varied influences which included;Motörhead , Rob Zombie and The Cult. The driving principle... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30pm - 9:15pm
1 Miracle Room

8:45pm

Dark Side of Romance in Comics and Graphic Novels with Lorne
Lorne of Vampire Freaks brings his vast knowledge of dark comics and graphic novels to bear in the thorny subject of romance.

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm
3 Salon E (small)

8:45pm

Vampires VS Werewolves
We promise that this is a discussion of the merits and lore of vampires and werewolves throughout history, with some discussion of which is a better monster. It probably won’t turn Into a fang-flashing, fur-flying battle.

Probably.

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:45pm - 9:45pm
2 Salon D (large)

9:00pm

9:45pm

Panic Lift
Hosts
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Panic Lift

We're an industrial rock band signed to Metropolis Records. We've put out 3 full length albums and have toured nationally and played several festivals overseas. | | Panic Lift has carved its niche in the dark electronic music scene with a blend of hard industrial, elements of Synth-pop, Dance and Rock. The new album, Skeleton Key, once again proves that the only constant element of the band is change. Fearlessly diving through and... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:45pm - 10:45pm
1 Miracle Room

10:00pm

REPO: The Genetic Opera
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ZEN Productions

ZEN Productions
ZEN Productions has been performing shadowcasts as well as live stage plays since its inception in 2009. Its subsidiaries The ZEN Room (Rocky Horror Picture Show cast) and Zydrate Enthusiasts Network (REPO! The Genetic Opera cast) have performed numerous shadowcasts along with Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog. Featured at cons such as Steampunk World’s Fair, Wicked Faire, I-CON, LI-Con, HELIOsphere and LunaCon, they are proud to... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
2 Salon D (large)

11:00pm

Villain's Costume Ball
Featuring costume contest with prizes and a pool party with live DJ’s!


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00am
1 Miracle Room
 
Sunday, March 19
 

11:00am

Traveler's Trunk Escape Room
This is a paid event!
To purchase tickets please go here.

 When offered passage to a fantastical realm, who could say no? But although the Traveler promised free passage across, he said nothing about the return trip...
Test your wits against the Traveler in this one-hour long mobile escape room experience! 
The Traveler's Trunk, first seen at Glimmerdark, will now be available for teams of 1-4 players (16+ yo) at Dark Side of the Con all weekend! Tickets are $10, so reserve your slot online: http://www.playihg.com/travelers-trunk-tickets

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Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 1:25pm
Room 147

12:00pm

Goth Parenting
What’s It like as Goth parent? What are some of the challenges? How do you raise Goth kids?

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
2 Salon D (large)

12:00pm

Poison Apples & Pretty Witches
Gather 'round for Lilith's wickedly salacious retelling of classic stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. Be prepared to see the darker side of heroes and heroines, and to have illuminated the twisted motives of your favorite villains. Once upon a time... but only rarely happily ever after.

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Lilith Lore

Storyteller, Burlesque Dancer, Improvisor, Witch, Personal Trainer, Geek, Gamer, Goth

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
3 Salon E (small)

12:00pm

Nicole Oliva's Dark Side of Opera Concert
Come and take a listen to the Dark Side of Opera with Nicole Oliva! A multi-talented Soprano, Nicole has performed all throughout the Tri-State Area. If you’re a fan of steampunk, gothic fashion, horror flicks, history, classical music, or rock and heavy metal this concert is for you! This strange mix of genres puts together one amazing and macabre concert that is called the Dark Side of Opera by Nicole Oliva.

Nicole, as a classically trained opera singer always had a love for things gothic and macabre and always felt opera gave that strange and creepy appeal in many cases. This concert goes through the progression of traditional and modern classical music, to broadway showtunes, and symphonic rock and metal. Always performing throughout the convention scene, Nicole brings her elegant level of gothicness to the stage in this wonderful concert!

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Nicole Oliva

guest
Nicole Oliva was born and raised in Long Island, New York and always had a love of the arts. At the age of four she started training in dance, at the age of nine she started training in figure skating, at fourteen she discovered her love of musical theatre which launched her singing career at fifteen and her acting career at eighteen. Nicole now has her BFA in Theatre Arts from Five Towns College Over the years Nicole has been a part of many... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm
1 Miracle Room

1:00pm

What's Wrong With Romantic Vampires
Vampires have been popular in fiction for well over 100 years. While we tend to credit (blame) Anne Rice for the modern image of the romantic vampire it's actually a much older concept. Join us for a discussion of the vampire in film, folklore and pop culture and the evolution of the concept over time.

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Kevin Meares

Paranormal Encyclopedia
My name is Kevin Meares I'm a demonologist and paranormal investigator. I've spent 20 years investigating cases of violent hauntings and have seen everthing from haunted dolls to demonic possession. I trained under the late Lou Gentile (himself the final student of the late Ed Warren) and formerly co hosted the nationally syndicated radio show "The Lou Gentile Show." Aside from investigation I also speak extensively at Jeff Mach Events and... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
2 Salon D (large)

1:00pm

Freaks! The Darker Side of Sideshow
Traditionally sideshow has been made up of both the Working Acts (skill based acts or stupid human tricks), and the Natural Borns (people with physical attributes that set them apart from most of society). Life for either hasn't always been what one might think.

Dr J.R. Whitcomb and Lady Gypsy of Karnevil share stories from the distant...and not so distant, past of the American sideshow traditions.

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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you.. | | Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is New... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
1 Miracle Room

1:00pm

The Overly Dramatic Challenge
The members of the Overly Dramatic Readers are having an argument. They can't decide who amongst them is the most OVERLY DRAMATIC. For that reason, they have come up with the OVERLY DRAMATIC CHALLENGE!
Each will take a piece of reading material in hand and read it for the audience in an OVERLY DRAMATIC fashion and then they audience will choose which of us has done the best job being OVERLY DRAMATIC!
We might read something romantic, something comical, something musical, or something on the back of a cereal box. We honestly don't know, and that's because the audience gets to choose for us.
All we known is that we will be OVERLY DRAMATIC!!!

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The Overly Dramatic Readers

WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ARE THE OVERLY DRAMATIC RRREEAADERS!!! | | We bring you tales of laughter, tales of woe, tales of horror, and tales of the fantastic. Sadness becomes laughter. Happiness becomes more happiness. Horror is less icky. Whatever it is, we are guaranteed to do it in an over-the-top, scene-chewing, and OVERLY DRAMATIC fashion!!! | | Join us for our many shows which include: | | Overly Dramatic Horror | We, the OVERLY... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
3 Salon E (small)

2:00pm

Paranoid Spaceship Rock Concert
A concert by Psyche Corporation!

Bring-your-own-conspiracy-theory and gather round to listen to cyberpunk songs with actual secret messages embedded in them, from Morse Code, to poliovirus DNA, to barcoded telephone numbers of high-end courtesans. Rest assured that all songs can be enjoyed even in the absence of paranoid ideation; just let the alternative electrorock world music sound in, and ignore the subliminal messages.


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Psyche Corporation

Psyche Corporation is a fairytale cyber/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. | | The band is named after a dream manufacture group from a future where neural implants allow people to download dreams from the Internet. Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as more lighthearted filk works, such as “Perl­Operated Boy”. The musical style spans... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1 Miracle Room

2:00pm

Creating Creatures and Horror Art
Are you interested in creating your own spooky character for comics, illustration or setting a creepy scene? Come for a drawing and creative workshop to draft up dark figures and their habitats. Bring your imagination, and let's see what crawls out....

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Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
3 Salon E (small)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Karnevil Presents The Wild West Whip Show
Thrills and excitement at 768 miles per hour!

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Karnevil

Circus Sideshow, Karnevil
Not just a sideshow, more than mere magicians, surely not as simple as a circus, Karnevil blends all the classic methods of entertainment with a cutting edge and sinister twist. No audience member has ever left our company unmoved, you may be startled, you will be disturbed, you will definitely be aroused! Come, we have such sights to show you.. | | Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is New... Read More →

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
4 Courtside Patio (near pool)

3:00pm

Goodbye Performance with Mighty Mike Saga
The Final performance of the weekend with Mighty Mike Saga! Who knows though, Some other great DJs may come and spin a guest set during this ending Performance!

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DJ Mighty Mike Saga

WHISKEY MONGER, dj Mighty Mike Saga
Hi Im Mike Saga! I also go by "dj mighty mike saga" I from Philly. I like Jameson Whiskey. | Come dancing & Swimming with me! | POOL PARTY Time Slut Friday Nite 9pm -10pm (80s & 90s + Euro Cheese set) | * Dj Sets Fri Nite @ BLACK is the New Black Cybertron Dance Party & Villains Costume Ball Sat! | check my site out. | www.mikesaga.com | dj // flyer designer // and stuff

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
1 Miracle Room