Upcoming: West Coast Haunters Convention 2017

West Coast Haunters Convention is coming up May 12-14, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. WCHC is a convention featuring ideas, products, and panels on Halloween haunt displays for professionals, enthusiasts, or for those just stepping into the crypt. Saturday night features the costume ball.

I will be attending WCHC 2017 for Saturday and Sunday only, including the costume ball. Look me up and come say awoo!

WCHC is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization supporting children with hearing impairment and/or autism.

Photo: WCHC 2012 by Bryan J. Dorr.

You Can Own a Piece if ‘Grimm’

As the fantasy police drama television series Grimm wraps up it’s final season this month, you can take home a piece of Grimm.

This weekend, the show is liquidating all its props at a warehouse in Portland, Oregon, on Friday, March 11, according to the liquidation event page on EstateSales.net. A variety of props, large and small, fill the warehouse, ranging from clothing to signs, from antiques to electronics, and set equipment.

The liquidation sale accepts cash and major credit cards (no checks). For safety reasons, children 10 and under are not allowed.

The liquidation sale is Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, March 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location to be announced after 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10.

For more information or details, please visit the event page on EstateSales.net.

(Image via EstateSales.net.)

Howlandia Reminds You: Werewolves

HowlCon is dead. I guess that is safe to say now after four cancellations and seeing the poster by “The Ugly Werewolf” Nodnash with “Here Lies HowlCon – Rest In Pizza” in the art. A dead con didn’t stop werewolf enthusiasts from convening for pizza, beer, and a howl about werewolves. Both WerewolfNews and Nodnash hosted a sudden werewolf meetups in Vancouver, B. C., and Portland, Oregon, respectively in lieu of HowlCon.

On Sunday, I attended the meet at Sizzle Pie West Pizza. We were served great pizza in a small pizza restaurant that had no television (thankfully, no television meant no Super Bowl Sunday crowd), but a ton of heavy metal selection in the jukebox . Like being at a convention, there’s networking with other werewolf fans and discussing werewolf art, movies, comics, books, and games.  Sizzle Pie West was a good venue for our purpose. Of course, if we start going into bringing props, costumes, art, or what have you, we might need a little bit more space.

Howlandia has given me a little push—no—shove to be more active in the werewolf fandom. There are not enough werewolves and there needs to be more werewolves. It was fun and I would do it again.

Want to Werewolf in Portland (Ore.) or Vancouver (B.C.)?

Our fellow werewolf fans who are bummed out about a defunct werewolf convention, if you still had plans for the weekend of February 4 and 5, there are two meetups planned.

Werewolf fans in Portland, Oregon, are welcome to join Nodnash of The Ugly Werewolf at Sizzle Pie West in Portland on both February 4th and 5th. Go to the Howlandia Facebook page for more details and mark yourself as going.

Werewolf fans in the Vancouver, British Columbia (not Washington), area are welcome to join A. Q. of Werewolf News is hosting a werewolf meetup and art jam  at the Lelem Arts & Cultural Cafe in Fort Langley, B.C. Go to the Werewolves of the North Art Jam & Meetup Facebook page.

Both events are subject to change. Stay posted by visiting their event pages or following @Nodnash for Portland and @WerewolfNews for Vancouver.

HOWL CON 2017 Officially Cancelled

HOWL CON 2017 is officially cancelled.

A cancellation statement from the chairman Stephen Couchman was released on January 22, 2017, on the convention’s website, HOWLCON.com.

Couchman states the reason being the hotel “exercised their option to nullify our event contract” followed by a “bandwagon effect of withdrawals by guests/panelists.”

The statement also explains the convention’s financial situation and funding tied in with Couchman’s other conventions.

Refund details and options are explained in the statement.

HOWL CON Statement