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This Weekend: The Fort Hamilton Comic Con @ U.S. Army Fort Hamilton Garrison (10/14-15/2017)

Now that the NY Comic Con is over and I can see a little bit more clearly after all of that running around, I wanted to share the information about the upcoming weekend fun that is to be had at our neighboring base. Yes my friends, the Fort Hamilton Comic Con is returning to entertain and enthrall you once again. Take a look at the official press stuff that I was sent and know that I shall return at the close.

The Press Release:
Brooklyn, NY, 14-15 October 2017, Fort Hamilton Army Installation will host its 2nd annual Fort Hamilton Comic Con event. The Fort Hamilton Comic Con is the first of its kind for pop culture conventions in the Brooklyn area.

“Matt and I had THE BEST TIME! Congrats to you and your team for making this happen for the base and for Brooklyn.” ~ Noel MacNeal.

Best known for Bear in The Big Blue House, Noel MacNeal attended the The Fort Hamilton Comic Con last year. He had such an amazing time that he is scheduled to return this year along with David Harris from the Warriors and Archie comic writer, Alex Simmons. In addition to the many that will reunite with Fort Hamilton Comic Con, this year promises even more. Some of our guests will include Gotham’s “Young Bruce Wayne” David Mazouz, and “Alfred” Sean Pertwee, Hip Hop personality Ed Lover, Kid ‘N’ Play DJ Wiz, The Walking Dead’s Saviors, Sesame Street’s “Abbey Cadabby” Leslie Carrera Rudolph, Luke Cage’s Edwin Freeman, My Little Pony’s Diana Leto, James Wojtal Jr., author Cassen Gaines, Life’s a Beach creators Mike Lopez, Gary Eckerson, cartoonist Michael Grassia, Mr. Robot Screen Combat Guys, award winning illustrator Cryssy Cheung, military veteran/author Myke Cole, Spiderman actress Amy Novondo, Netflix costume designer Stephanie Malansky, author Lezli Robyn, New York Public Library, Princess Mononoke’s Yuriko Miyake, filmmakers Alex Fernandez, Blake Zawadzki and Michael Michael and the Kawaii Society and more. The Saviors will be signing autographs Saturday 14 October to follow with an exciting panel on Sunday.

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In December “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Comes To Brooklyn @ Barclays Center

As I just shared word about the “Scared In Jersey” happening, I figured I would also be serving our readership well by letting them know about a very interesting musical concert taking place at the Barclays Center in December. Check out the full release down below.

The Press Release:
Pumpkin King Danny Elfman is coming to Brooklyn on December 6 & 7 to perform his legendary role of Jack Skellington in a very special screening, with the music performed live by a full orchestra and choir, of Disney’s timeless holiday classic, “TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS.” Elfman will be joined by other original cast members, including Catherine O’Hara(Sally) and Ken Page (Oogie Boogie), who will all sing live during the movie.

Danny Elfman, who wrote the film’s songs (music and lyrics), composed its original score and was the original singing voice of Jack Skellington says, “Being able to perform “Nightmare” live in synch to the movie with a full orchestra was such a thrill at the sold out Hollywood Bowl shows. Having Catherine O’Hara and Ken Page to perform with me really made it a unique and magical experience. I’m happy to bring this special night to Brooklyn for the first time in December.”

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“Scared In Jersey” Halloween Event Debuts @ PNC Bank Arts Center For 2017 Season

The Halloween Season is upon us and that means that across the country numerous Haunted Houses, and forests and the like all start to pop up. “Scared In Jersey” is a new and interesting one that I just received some press about and in order to use The Chronicles website as a guide to your frightening fun, I am sharing the press release with you below. Check it out…..If. You. Dare……Bwah ha ha ha haaaaaah!!!!

The Press Release:
This October, the legend of the Jersey Devil comes to life with the debut of SCARED IN JERSEY, the Northeast’s premier Halloween event, taking place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the month, plus Halloween night, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ (dates listed below).

The multi-attraction event, presented by Live Nation, is the brainchild of industry veterans Artist Group International, SRae Productions and Blood Drums by Street Drum Corps. SCARED IN JERSEY features such attractions as the Pine Barren Maze, Mother Leeds’ Haunted Cottage, The Devil’s Midway and multiple live performances from Blood Drums nightly. Watch the promo video here.

“As entertainers and producers working in the Halloween industry for over a decade, we feel confident that Scared In Jersey will give Halloween lovers and haunted attraction goers just what they need,” share the creators and founders of Blood Drums: Bobby Alt, Adam Alt and Frank Zummo. “We are looking forward to introducing you to the Jersey Devil and the story of his haunted legend!”

The legend of the Jersey Devil is not one for the faint of heart. Folklore claims that the Leeds family was an eccentric one: Mother Leeds was a witch and Father Leeds a drunkard, described as the Devil himself. Upon learning of the conception of her 13th child, Mother Leeds exclaimed “let this one be a devil!” As the child grew in her belly, she knew her child would be a special one. Legends say that she purposely performed ghastly spells to ensure the Devil’s birth. On a dark and stormy night in October 1735, Mother Leeds went into labor. The birth was one of terrible struggle and a physician was called upon to aid the midwife. When the child was born, it was seemingly a perfectly healthy baby boy, but within minutes, much to Mother Leeds excitement, the child began to turn. The changeling suddenly sprouted horns; his head began to morph into that of a goat with terrible vampirish fangs; its feet formed into hooves as the fingers on its hands elongated and grew sharp claws; bat like wings began to expand from his back while a forked tail burst forth from his tailbone. The midwife stared in amazement as Mother Leeds began laughing hysterically at the creature she had just birthed. Suddenly, the changeling became aware of his surroundings and turned on the cottage’s inhabitants, taking out the midwife first, and then his father, by ripping their throats via its razor-sharp claws before finally turning on his mother, ripping her abdomen to shreds. After the murderous scene unfolded, the monster darted to the fire place and flew out the chimney to wreak havoc on the Pine Barrens area for centuries to come. The only witness to the Devil’s birth to survive was the physician; read his journal entry about it at the link below.

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“Fear The Riff” Expo Announces Expanded Vendors For Debut Event Coming 10/7/2017

A little over a month ago, I broadcast that the “Fear The Riff” Expo was heading our way in early October and as you read this posting, that very convention is only days away. The full press rundown was outlined in a post that you can examine on THIS LINK and then you can come back here for the update.

I didn’t want to repeat the same press release twice but instead felt that I should focus on the sweet six string and devices vendors since the list has expanded quite a bit since that first post. Take a look at this list and tell me that the wallet isn’t screaming at you to try some of this stuff out (if you are a guitar player of course).

The Vendors: Adventure Audio, Amplified Parts, Analog Alien Guitar Pedals, Avedissian Pick Ups, Black Arts, Boss/Roland, Brian Mercer, Champion Leccy, Charvel Guitars, Damnation Audio, Daredevil, Death By Audio, Dunlop, Dunwich Amps, Earthquaker Devices, Electro Harmonix, Electronic Audio Experiments, Ernie Ball, EVH, Friedman Pedals, Fuzzrocious, Gibson, Gizmotron, Gretsch Guitars, Ground Control, Heartbreaking Dawns, High River Sauces, Jackson Guitars, KMC Music, LIC Foot Pedals, Lone Wolf, Main.Ace.Fx, Millimetric Instruments, Morley/Ebtech, Night Owl Industries, Old Blood, Noice, Option Knob, Pedal Genie, Phil Jones Bass, PRS Smith Guitars, Quilter Labs LLC, Red Panda, Rigs of Doom, Sam Ash, Schecter Guitars, Seymour Duncan, Small Sound/Big Sound, Supro & Pigtronix, Tomkat Pedals, Tone Mob and others.

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On Stands: The Final Print Edition Of The Village Voice Is Here

Moments ago I pressed “publish” on a post that shared the images of the final printed edition of The Village Voice weekly newspaper over on the PiercingMetal.com website because it was such a proponent of NYC entertainment and regional culture. My photo below showcases this very issue which I was lucky to find.

the village voice,

I’m sharing the news here on “The Chronicles” because we aim at covering the important facets of NYC as much as possible and the ending of a printed edition such as The Voice is some pretty big news. You can check out my brief narrative by clicking HERE since there are a few more photos and some insights about the whole thing. I just wanted to be sure that you readers of “The Chronicles” were aware also in the event that you wanted to hunt down a copy before they all disappear. It hit the stands yesterday and even today the bins were not easy to find. Good luck.

Official Website: http://www.villagevoice.com

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