Happy Halloween!

A gloriously spooky day to you all! I know I have been remiss in my Halloween cards for the last couple years; I have as an excuse the general madness of my life lately — this year in particular. I suspect next year will either be incredibly dull and boring, or else more mad than…

Happy Halloween!

Busy weekend, busy autumn: I never got around to my traditional Halloween card, so here’s a blast from the past which has come to mind several times this week, so clearly she wants to make an appearance: Devil’s Night It was called Devil’s Night in the town where I lived That veiled night before Halloween,…

Halloween, Poe & Pals

I was going to entitle this “John Crowley Owes Me $5″ but I only just met him this week and I’m not sure I can feel comfortable joshing about money with him; of course it does make for a funny story. My adventures for the weekend started with the kick off of the Poe Conference…

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween and Maith Samhain! I didn’t get cards out this year, so this will have to do. Thanks to The joey Zone for passing along this lovely Levy-Dhurmer illo.

BitchBuzz: Exporting Halloween

The last of my Halloween-themed columns (probably!) deals with the fun of Halloween and veers off into Heyer-ville for no apparent reason. As I am re-thinking my costuming needs for the weekend, I feel absolutely devoid of imagination, so who knows what will happen. Heading off to the Poe conference tonight — maybe I’ll finally…

Blast from the Past: Wordgeryne

Just in time for the Halloween season, my dissertation and Cthulhu-inspired short story, “Wordgeryne” will be featured over at Unbound. The story originally appeared in Lovecraft’s Weird Mysteries back in 2002. It’s kind of a fun story (well, for horror, you know) because it combines a bunch of references that amuse me: of course, there’s…

BitchBuzz: Poe-tastic!

Yeah, it’s that time again — for both my weekly column and for the Poe-mania that October always brings, increased this year because it’s the 200th anniversary of his birth. As I’ve mentioned, I’ll be at the Poe conference that’s going on at UMass Amherst the end of the month, but details are a bit…

BitchBuzz: Unique Halloween Costumes

Okay, most of the readers here won’t need this particular column, but others will, so be kind — and share! Yes, I know it’s been a week since I last posted, but between Albacon and the Medievalism conference AND too many meetings and teaching all day yesterday, I’m still getting caught up. So here’s my…

Who rules? Perilous Cheryl rules!

Why would anyone else even try? Oh yeah, because it’s fun! See fabulous photos of Cheryl’s prize-winning costume (and The joey zone’s too) at her MySpace page.

Happy Halloween!

Happy Spooky Day, everybody! Hope you’re all doing something fun today. We’re heading off to see the brothers down in Kingston, mon. I got a card from my sweetie with some Hello Kitty devil mints, an Oliver Reed Curse of the Werewolf finger puppet (!) and Halloween crackers. Last night was the Devil’s Night Reading…