Central Florida and Tampa Bay prep to eat, drink and be scary this Halloween

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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From the fierce to the freakish, Halloween is a celebration of self-expression. It’s a chance for those of any age, gender identity or sexual orientation to live exactly as they are—or should they choose, to become someone or something else entirely.

For those reasons and more, so many in the LGBTQ community have gravitated toward Halloween throughout its hallowed history. But deeper meanings aside, it’s also fun. How can you go wrong with costumes, candy, parties and puns?

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Watermark Giveaway: Tickets to Spooky Empire!

By : Maia Monet
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Spooky Empire, the ultimate weekend for horror fans, is coming to Orlando from April 6-8 and we are have MULTIPLE tickets to give away! Hosted at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive, you and a friend will be able to mingle with your favorite horror movie stars, check out the more than 200 vendors, buy collectibles and get a sneak-peak at upcoming horror films.

To enter, comment on this post and tell us the name of your favorite horror movie.

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Horror by Design

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Celebrate the spooky season by visiting this exhibit of classic horror movie posters on the Second Floor of the Orlando Public Library. Brought to you from the collections of staff members Brian Haynes and Casey Hayden, this display of spine-tingling poster art will be the perfect treat for horror lovers throughout the entire Halloween season.

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Spooky Empire: Retro left fans with a bloody good time

By : Danny Garcia
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Spooky Empire: Retro returned to the Wyndham Orlando for three days of SPOOK-tacular fun; including unique vendors, original art, guest celebrities and more.

Spooky also offered the most impressive collection of cos-players, tattoo artists, horror film collectibles and lots of entertainment, both indoors and out.

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Spooky Empire brings the scares before Christmas after Hurricane Matthew forces reschedule

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Spooky Empire – the leading horror, fantasy and sci-fi convention – returned to Orlando despite having to reschedule the original October dates thanks to Hurricane Matthew.

Packed with iconic horror celebrities from the legendary Elvira, a.k.a. Cassandra Peterson, to the newest kids on the block ,the cast from the hit Netflix show Stranger Things. The weekend included lots of cosplayers, and even local celeb Joey Fatone, a total fan of the genre, got in on the fun.

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