Flashback Weekend 2021

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As my blog and bio readers are fully aware, I attend a lot of conventions to network, gift my art and be around like minded people. The first horror con we ever went to was Flashback Weekend in 2004 (where we met Sid for the first time). We have been attending them regularly, every year since. We even travel to them or have mini staycations for the whole weekend to really make the most of them.

Since COVID hit we haven’t been able to attend any conventions and have been having major withdrawals. Most cons were cancelled or dates kept being pushed back for a long period of time. As they started to gradually make a small come back we were still avoiding crowds, not traveling and masks were still mandatory for photos etc. Not to mention they would be planned and then cancelled as restrictions were changing from day to day.

Since things have started to re-open more, Flashback Weekend announced their return. We originally were not going to attend. Wait it out some more but my husband Frank and I discussed it and on a last minute whim decided to go. We figured if they decide to shut the world down again at least we got to get our horror con fix in. Being smart about things still being so unknown we decided to only go one day and on a Sunday which as any convention goer knows, is the quietest and least crowded day to attend.

Here are some highlights from our last minute horror con adventure…

One of the most exciting parts of the day was when we decided to adopt a life size Stripe Gremlin. He enjoyed the convention with us all day long. The best was when a young girl passed us and said “Ohhhhhh.. you broke the 12 O’Clock rule!” Frank and I laughed about it all day….

Stripe Garcia also helped us connect with some new horror fanatic friends. So many people stopped and asked about him or took photos of him. Including the most adorable young cosplayer who goes by The Mini Creep. She saw him and asked if she could take a photo with him. I saw her incredible Sam costume and asked if I could take a photo with her. It made my creepy little soul happy to see someone so young and so excited to dress up and be a real part of things. It made me flash back to the day I was little and dressed like Elvira and how much I would’ve loved events like this when I was a kid.

Then of corpse the main reason we came to the convention was to embrace our inner 80’s child. When we saw the guest list there were 2 main things we wanted to accomplish, and that was having a mogwai play date with Billy Peltzer and finding the shooting star that would lead us to a circus tent from space! Check and check!

We were so glad that we were able to enjoy a horror con again. It was just what we needed. We knew we missed our horror community but after being there again after so long it really hit us how badly we missed it. Oddly enough it was refreshing. I guess if I were to describe it from my witchy point of view I would honestly say it re-grounded me. I was having a bit of a stressful week and I think Frank knew this would lift my spirits (goddess do I love this man).

Thank you again to Flashback Weekend for putting on another fun and safe event for us horror geeks to feel free again!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Freaky Fanatic : Julian Rocks #SELFIE at Crypticon

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Check out this kick ass photo I got from another happy customer!

This is Julian a Freaky Fanatic rocking my #SELFIE Ghoulish Garment Portrait T-Shirt at Crypticon!

Along side him is the star of Terrifier, David Howard Thornton AKA Art The Clown whom I drew the original art piece for and gifted to in 2018 at Days of The Dead.

Want to rock your own #SELFIE Ghoulish Garment? Get yours in my Etsy or Amazon shops!

Don’t forget to send me your photos so you too can become a Freaky Fanatic and be featured here and on the slideshow of my official portfolio website!

Stay Spooky & Magical!
LDG Nicole

Slasher Sale: Horror Decor Black Weekend Sale 11/29 – 12/2

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Since I am so grateful for all of my Freaky Fanatics I am going to give you something better than just a Black Friday sale. I am doing a Black Weekend Sale instead. And that is not all! This sale will be the biggest discounted rate I have ever done on my horror props and there is NO coupon code needed! Prices will be slashed for you!

So visit my Amazon Handmade shop Friday 11/29 – Monday 12/2 and get 50% off ALL pre-made horror decor! Yes, you read that right! All of my pre-made horror decor will be 50% off! This sale is only good in my Amazon Handmade shop THIS weekend! So shop handmade this weekend and reap the benefits! Get gifts for all your macabre loving friends and at these prices you an even get yourself a little something too!

Spread the word by sharing this blog post! Well.. after you get everything you want first of corpse!

Stay Spooky!
LDG Nicole

Back Bone: Stop The Stigma Texas

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If you will be attending Texas Frightmare Weekend May 4th-6th make sure to look for the Stop The Stigma booth. I have donated a Penny Furter, Tim Curry split face portrait print to help raise money for mental illness awareness. One lucky person who donates money will receive it along with a little goodie bag that I threw together.

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And if you are the lucky winner please contact me to submit photos or videos of yourself with the print or how you display it to be featured on my website. Everyone who submits to my Freaky Fanatic slideshow or Youtube Playlist will receive a special coupon code off all future orders! See more of my donation work on the Back Bone section of my website!

Stay Spooky & Supportive!
LDG Nicole