Archive | 2016

The Long Losts

longlosts_hallowcat_2016If Tim Burton hired Siouxsie Sioux and Johnny Ramone to write the soundtrack for a romantic movie that takes place at a haunted carnival on Halloween night you would have the unique garage-goth-punk-rock sound of The Long Losts.


A musical act made up of vocalist Anka and her husband Patrick on guitar, their music combines haunting vocals, keyboards, rock guitar with a theatrical stage show.

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Auburn Row

auburnrow_hallowcat_2016Auburn Row is a rock band from Middletown, CT and is making the trip to perform at a fantastic festival in the Catskills! Known for their strong live performance and impressive live energy, this is not a show to be missed! Performing a mix of original material off of their debut album “The World Outside” as well as other NEW material and some of your favorite cover songs!


Auburn Row is a band that originally began in Middletown, CT back in 2012. Drawing upon a wide array of influences from rock bands like Alter Bridge and Foo Fighters to jazz, Auburn Row has crafted a unique sound of their own. Comprised of members Alexander Cross (vocals/bass/keys), Mike Racine (guitar), Jerrod Ravid (guitar/vocals) and Andrew Moore (drums/vocals), Auburn Row is on a mission to revitalize the rock music scene and inspire others in the process. Their debut album, “The World Outside,” was released on April 14, 2015.

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AVee: Spells & Spirits

Spell Timing and Techniques
Join me in exploring spell correspondences and how to best utilize the energies in our favor. Learn how to implement your spells and rituals anytime regardless of the goal intent. We will discuss various correspondences such as moon phases, planetary timing, working with stars and much more.

Working with Spirits
Spirits are useful aids in achieving our goals. Our ancestors are our first line of assistance. However, there are many in the realm of the dead that are willing to help us. Learn why spirits help us, how to work in graveyards and highly effective methods of drawing those spirits towards us.


I am an eclectic witch. My paths of spirituality range from Wiccan, traditional witchcraft, hoodoo, and other forms of esoteric and neo pagan studies. I have an educational page of 10k members on face book, A Witches Journey. I also offer my services to aid those in need of magical assistance. I am a 1st Degree Correllian Tradition Reverend, who also teaches the tradition. I also teach eclectic studies and offer both year long studies as well as smaller classes through out the year. In addition, I have practiced Buddhism as my primary philosophical way of life. Im a true believer in helping others find and accept who they are and hopefully guide them in their journey any way I am needed. Namaste

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Behind the Mask

img_6533Behind the Mask: The Evolution of Halloween in North America

From Trick-or-Treat to Devil’s Night, this one-hour multimedia presentation by folklorist Tome Wilson will focus on the ever-changing festival of Halloween in North America.


tome-wilson-landscape-1Tome Wilson is an Emmy Award winning art director, producer, and theatre owner from the Philadelphia area best known for his work in the alt-history community.  His credits include “History Channel’s Haunted History,”  The Mill Race Theatrical Company’s “Poe Project,” the alt-history network “Dieselpunks,” and the psychobilly/horrorpunk magazine “Fake Plastic Fangs.”  You can catch Tome’s latest work at www.millracetheatricalcompany.com

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Coveilance Dance Project

coveilance2015Theatrical Belly Dance with Coveilance Dance Project –  is a group of mad scientist belly dancers who blend various costumes, music, and other dance forms to create a hypnotic and sensual experimental dance for your pleasure. Headquartered in the Delaware Valley, the project utilizes a variety of materials from cultures all over the world for extensive experimentation.

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Dark Side of Opera

nicoleoliva_hallowcat_2016Come 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 and is always performing throughout the convention scene. A professional Haunter at the Schmitt’s Farms Haunted Mansion of Melville she brings her elegant level of Gothicness to the stage in this wonderful concert! 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.


Over the years Nicole Oliva has been a part of many different live stage plays, musicals, operas, and concerts but also became involved in fashion and costuming. Most recently Nicole has been touring concerts around the east coast such as “The Dark Side of Opera”, “History of 19th Century Opera”, “Disney Cabaret”, and “Geeks Realm”.

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Doc Stone

docstone_hallowcat_2016Ever wonder how to create realistic looking props and gear? Are you ready to go to the next level with your art and costuming? This discussion and Q & A will have the answers and help you get tips and techniques that you may have never thought of. Run through of the creation process as well as what not to do to make your pieces look real as possible. Doc Stone studios motto is “Rise above the gear.” You will see why.


Doc Stone, Artist, Maker, Actor, Entertainer, Founder of Doc Stone Studios, and Producer Steampunk Frederick. One of the most up and coming artists in steampunk. Working in high-end custom wearable leather and brass as well as creating 3D functional sculptures using mixed media and found objects. Creator and producer of Steampunk Frederick located in Frederick MD that had its debut this year and was a roaring success.

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Doctor Gus (Vendor)

doctorgus_halloweenMakers, artists, alchemists, mad scientists. We create uniquely inspired jewelry and accessories to outfit adventurers, no matter what universe or world you may be exploring. Whether you need to arm yourself against dinosaurs, require a show-stopping necklace, or desire to award yourself a medal. Doctor Gus has you covered.

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Hellitosis

hellitosis_halloweenHumerus Happenings with Heavy Hellitosis

An intimate evening with Hellitosis. Open those ear holes and allow us to sesh words of abomination into your subconscious. Don’t blame us if you suddenly want to murder en-mass…or go eat fattening foods, (whichever is your personal demon). We elicit bad behavior!!! Come play.


Hellitosis is a Progressive-Punk, Stoner-Metal style band that has produced theme songs for radio, video promotions and film projects. They have been coined as eccentric and unorthodox, and are always reaching at new avenues of expression. A forthcoming novella will be combined with an album that represents each chapter as a song. Overlaying themes of horror and dark subject matter are intrinsic to the bands identity and brand, lending a humerus but somber tone to their music and visage.

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Jess-O-Lantern

jessolanternJess-O-Lantern performs live, singing spooky songs to soothe your ghoulish hearts! Free trick-or-treat candy at every performance!


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! That is Jess-O-Lantern!

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Karnevil

karnevil_hallowcat_2016Founded in 2011 and featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star-Ledger, Karnevil is New Jerseys premier carnival sideshow experience and is touted globally as “The world’s most dangerous sideshow!” Whether bringing you death defying escapes, astounding acts of skill, classic sideshow fare, ridiculous games, or informative presentations on macabre Victorian subject matter, the Karnevil Krew delivers above and beyond any mortal expectations!


Karnevil’s 10-in-1 Carnival Sideshow!
Astounding acts of skill and body manipulation in the classic “10-in-1” format. Come one, come all as Dr. J.R. and Gypsy bring you death defying escapes, daring demonstrations of superhuman pain resistance, and other arousing acts of amazement!

Karnevil’s Wild West Whip Show
Thrills and excitement at 768 miles per hour! Join Dr. J.R. and Gypsy for a daring demonstration of leather slung at nearly twice the speed of sound. See feats of whip precision and unbelievable tricks not seen outside of world champion whip artist gatherings.

Freaks: the Darker Side of Sideshow
“A history of “Natural Borns” within the sideshow community. From Todd Browning’s film to modern television to the true, real life stories of the people who made the Freakshow what it was. This panel may NOT be what you expect!”

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Lilith Lore

lilithlore_17Poison 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.

Campfire Ghost Stories
You’ve heard Lilith tell her tales–now share your own! Come prepared to share a spooky yarn or two, as well as participate in a group storytelling exercise around the campfire.*
*Actual fire may not be included.


Lilith is a storyteller and amateur fairy tale scholar who splits her stage time between Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, burlesque, and improv. When she can be torn away from the theater, she is also a certified personal trainer, a Wiccan priestess, a goth, and all ’round geek.

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Menu

halloween-cakeFRIDAY BUFFET

Fresh Roast Beef Carving Station

Hudson Valley Turkey (sliced)

Homemade cranberry stuffing

Hand-baked Shepherd’s Pie

Glazed carrots

Pan-browned Potatoes


SATURDAY NIGHT DINNER

Gourmet Beef Wellington

Apple and Sage-stuffed Local Cornish Game Hens (GF)
Roasted Butternut Squash

Garlic, chive, and cream cheese mash

Sauteed Asparagus


Vegan and Gluten-Free options available – just call and ask for them!

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Night Gallery

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Art credit: Kit Felice Benedict

Night Gallery is an original Gothic Rock band from NYC since 1991. Night Gallery arose from the dark Gothic corners of New York City formed by Kitty Hawke with a few songs and a dream. A dream that a great band could be formed from a collection of original songs written over the years beginning in 1986. The first inspiring song, “Funeral Parlor” was written from an experience Kitty had as a child. In a dream recalling this experience, she was inspired to create the bass line which was recurring during the dream and remembered upon waking.

Mark Demon-Vocals Kitty Hawke-Bass John Marzan-Drums Gerry Barnas-Guitar Cheryl Pyle-Flute Helen Buyniski-Violin Rob “OZ” Pryor-Synthe

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Paolo Garbanzo: Whirling Blades of Death

paulo_halloweenPaolo performs his internationally acclaimed and award-winning juggling show. This is the show that won him the International Jester Competition.

Friday, October 15 only!


World traveling performer, juggler, and winner of the International Jester Competition in Muncaster, England, Paolo has been a member of The Flying Karamazov Brothers and taught juggling at FLIC circus school in Turin, Italy.

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Platform One

Photo credit: Natalie Vlahovic

Photo credit: Natalie Vlahovic

Synthpop inspired by the 80’s. Energetic beats and lush sounds to keep you dancing. We’re alternative pop with a dark flavour.

Weekend One

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Psyche Corporation

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Dark Cyberpunk Fairytale Storytime Music
Bring-your-own-tea-or-tea-substitute and gather round to listen to spooky cyberpunk tales of downloadable dreams laid out in musical form by the front woman of Psyche Corporation, a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer who produces both original and filk works, such as Perl-Operated Boy.

Paranoid Spaceship Rock Concert
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.


Psyche Corporation is a cyberpunk/steampunk band fronted by a former Ladies of Steampunk model and programmer, who combines dance with a powerhouse vocal range. Hailing from a future where neuroprosthetics allow for dream downloads, the band’s style spans trip-hop, electro-rock, and world music, with themes both dystopian and lighthearted, e.g. “Perl-Operated Boy”. Psyche Corporation has toured nationally with her enthralling storylines and dance moves.

Weekend One

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Samhain Lounge

sppoks_hallowcat_2016Calling all bats! Enjoy a bite at “The Samhain Lounge” hosted by Tome Wilson of The Mill Race Theatrical Company from 7pm – 10pm. Tome will be mixing the best in classic Halloween tunes with high-energy Psychobilly, Horrorpunk, Deathrock, and Gothic Americana. All music will be accompanied by a live mix of creepy shorts, monster movies, and animated insanity projected throughout the room.


tome-wilson-landscape-1Tome Wilson is an Emmy Award winning art director, producer, and theatre owner from the Philadelphia area best known for his work in the alt-history community. His credits include “History Channel’s Haunted History,” The Mill Race Theatrical Company’s “Poe Project,” the alt-history network “Dieselpunks,” and the psychobilly/horrorpunk magazine “Fake Plastic Fangs.” You can catch Tome’s latest work at www.millracetheatricalcompany.com

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Smart Ass Theater

Is it a monster, a machine, or both!?! Remove your brain-to-mouth filter and enjoy your last day in the Catskills with a comedy-filled showing of 1953’s “Robot Monster” hosted by Tome Wilson of The Mill Race Theatrical Company. Watch as moon monsters launch their attack against the Earth! Audience participation, puns, and bad humor are mandatory! “Robot Monster” is Rated T for Terrible.


tome-wilson-landscape-1Tome Wilson is an Emmy Award winning art director, producer, and theatre owner from the Philadelphia area best known for his work in the alt-history community.  His credits include “History Channel’s Haunted History,”  The Mill Race Theatrical Company’s “Poe Project,” the alt-history network “Dieselpunks,” and the psychobilly/horrorpunk magazine “Fake Plastic Fangs.”  You can catch Tome’s latest work at www.millracetheatricalcompany.com
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Uke On!

main_logo_960x360Uke On in concert
Ukulele duo performing Halloween music, creepy songs, and fun, violent Satanic music.

Ukulele Workshop
How to play the ukulele in an hour. Show up with your hands and a uke and we’ll teach you to strum a song.


The fabulous rocking ukulele duo of Neil Fein and Wendy Keilin, we do things on ukes you wouldn’t ever expect.

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