Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.” RDJ

After “The Making” comes the party itself: SteamPoe, Flips Flipping Pages’ Halloween party for 2012, held at Briggy Hall in Kapitolyo.

Here is SteamPoe in photos — I had to wade through so many photos, it took all week to get this entry done!
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The Making of SteamPoe!

I’m back from an incredibly busy Halloween season! As if the whole ASOIAF shebang (DIY Iron Throne, DIY wildling cloak and all) weren’t enough to tide me over, I had two other Halloween parties lined up! One was my younger cousin’s birthday party (wherein we created a haunted house and scared the wits out of a bunch of high schoolers!) a couple Saturdays ago, and the other was something we’d been planning for over five months: SteamPoe, the Flips Flipping Pages (post) Halloween party, which was just last Saturday!

I’m one of the three organizers of SteamPoe (the other two being my cousin Dianne and our fellow Flipper and new partner-in-(crafting)crime Shani), and none of us remember exactly how the idea came about, but the title was coined because the theme was a mix of steampunk and, in the spirit of Halloween, Edgar Allan Poe.

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Winter is coming…


The GeekFight Halloween Party was last Friday, and the team I play with, WAADO, had a Best in Costume record to keep (we won last year), we decided to dress up again this year.

GeekFight is a monthly (or bi-monthly, depending on which games you attend) trivia quiz on geeky topics, and we’ve been playing for over two years now. Every Halloween there is a GeekFight wherein the best team costume wins a prize. None of us in the team are pro cosplayers, although we like crafts, costume parties, and dressing up. It’s also nice having a team costume because you can all look silly together, and  GeekFight’s one of the few places geeky costumes will be a hit.

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Halloween 2010 (Nearly Headless Nick’s 518th Deathday Party)

I just got back from a Halloween weekend spent out of town; my cousins and I had a blast at this year’s Halloween extravaganza. I have two more Halloween reads to blog about — Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino and Sabriel by Garth Nix, but I’ll save that for another post and tell you about the Superhero costume Halloween party.

It was my cousin Chickoy’s birthday celebration, and Dianne and I were eager for another party planning opportunity, so we decided to take on the Halloween party, which doubled as our celebration of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy Porpington (aka Nearly Headless Nick)’s Deathday Party.

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Halloween Roundup!

Halloween’s coming up, so I’ve been pulling down the scary reads from my TBR shelves. I’ve been alternating novels and picture books since the month started (and Pillars of the Earth in between!), and I’m having a lot of fun scaring myself with these Superhero costumes.

Here’s a (mostly) picture book roundup, with the following books: Faust, The Dark Goodbye, The Diary of Victor Frankenstein, Les Fantomes a la Cave, The Book that Eats People, The Wolves in the Walls, Kate Culhane: A Ghost Story, Eccentric Epitaphs, and The Canterville Ghost, books #139-147 for 2010.

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