Sunday, October 2, 2011

BOOFest Day #2 - Sunday

At the Storytelling Circle

10:00am - Pipsqueak Albatros TBA
~ talented actress Pipsqueak Albatross shares spooky, scary storiesto start off Day #2 of BOOFest.


11:00am - The Evil Desire Machines 
of Dr. Shin
~ with Lycanthia Wolfhunter
A macabre tale of clockwork, necrophilia and twisted revenge ... steampunk meets De Sade.
Warning contains descriptions of a sexual sadism.

Noon - Ghost Stories from Edith Wharton

~ with Dubhna Rhiadra

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Edith Wharton was also designer, short story author, and knew a thing or two about ghost stories.  Dubhna shares scary tales from this classic late ninteenth century literary voice.

1:00pm - True Ghost Stories from San Antonio

~ with Big Red Coyote

La LLorona, A southwest folk tell, every town village and settlement has a variation on the story of the crying woman at every stream, creek and river in Texas.  The Dancing Devil also a well known and often told folk tale of when the devil comes to a party.  Concluding with Sister Angelina's Stories from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX the spirits that have been seen walking the halls of the university. 

1:30pm - Ray Bradbury's The Murderer

~ with Gyro Muggins

In Bradbury's 1953 classic tale, a convict is interviewed by a psychiatrist.  His crime?  He murdered his house.  It's strange, funny and subtly scary.

3:00pm - Scary Stories from Cale's Stack

~ with Caledonia Skytower

This time of year the reading stack on Caledonia's desk swells to near skyscraper height with authors as diverse as Joseph Sheridal LeFanu, Robert D, San Souci, Neil Gaiman, and Maurice Walsh.  What will she grab from that stack of spookable matter?  Will Sadie the Cat help choose?

4:00pm - Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado

~ with Alvestra Karu

Jealousy, pride,  and madness all mix together into a horrific stew as Poe's tale wine and revenge weaves through the catacombs of classic macabre fiction.

4:30pm -  A Diva Scorned

~ with Freda Frostbite 
Author Stephanie Mesler (aka Freda Frostbite) has penned an original tale to conclude or two days of BOOFest.  For those that remember Ermengarde the Expansive from last Spring's StoryFest know that you are in for a treat with a new tale from this delightful author.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

BOOFest Day #1 - Saturday

At the Grand Circle 

Noon - Christina Rosetti's Goblin Market 
~ with Dubhna Rhiadra, Caledonia Skytower, and Shandon Loring 
Goblin Market (composed in April 1859 and published in 1862) is a poem with overtly sexual overtones which explores temptation, through the experiences of two sisters with elusive and supernatural Goblin men.

12:30pm - The Cat-Dogs  
 by Susan Price ~ with Shandon Loring 
 They're not exactly dogs. They're not really cats. They have teeth like a dog's and claws like a cat's. They're the perfect combination of two of our best-loved pets. There's only one problem: Cat-Dogs love to hunt. Humans.

 1:30pm - The Red-Haired Ghost 
~ with Aoife Lorefield and Derry McMahon 
 The Red-Haired Ghost is from A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould. Isn't it interesting how red-heads can be troublemakers even from beyond the grave.  Subtitled "A Wife's Story" and presented in voice by two gifted storytellers.


2:00pm - The Oval Portrait & Shadow 
by E.A.Poe along with selected poems ~ with Corwyn Allen 
The Oval Portrait is one of Poe's shortest short stories, concerning disturbing circumstances around a portrait hanging in a chateau. Shadow is a parable written by Poe which beings ominously by quoting the Psalm of David: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death.

2:30pm - Spooooky 100 Word Stories 
with Crap Mariner 
Irascible, irrepressable, and always unexpected . . . Crap Mariner brings his unique views on the world around him into elegant brevity, with stunning results.  If he can make peanut butter seem twisted, imagine what he can do if he really TRIES to be spooky!

3:00pm - The Mournful Cry of Owls  
by Christopher Golden ~ with Lilia Quinnell
Christopher Golden's The Mournful Cry of Owls tells the strange tale of a mother who, on her daughter's birthday, must explain the strange truth of the girl's ancestry.