1. Closer - a Joy Division Celebration
In April 2012, in Australia, Peter Hook's band Peter Hook and The Light will perform Joy Division's "Closer" album, live and in entirety. They will do so in four cities: Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, and Adelaide. I would love to see this. There's no Australian travel in my immediate future however, sadly!
2. The Raven Movie Premieres
On March 9, The Raven will hit theaters. Starring John Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, the film is highly fictionalized. Edgar Allan Poe does detective work to find and stop a serial killer in Baltimore.
3. Dark Shadows Movie Premieres
Tim Burton's long-awaited project premieres May 11, 2012.
4. Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Premieres
Starring one of my favorite dark brooding actors (Rufus Sewell), this movie based on a mashup novel comes out on June 22, 2012.
5. Blade Animated Series
On Friday, January 13th, Marvel's Blade animated series will debut on the G4 network. It's already aired in Japan in 2011. Twelve half-hour episodes will air.
6. Prometheus Movie Premieres
This film takes place before the events in Alien, but is not a "prequel." You won't see Sigourney Weaver in it, for example. I'm looking forward to the beautifully dark story this will surely tell. The film opens in June.
7. The Woman in Black Movie Premieres
Daniel Radcliffe experiments with a role in a spooky ghost story. It hits theaters soon - February 3.
8. World War Z Movie Premieres
Brad Pitt interviews survivors of the zombie apocalypse. It will premiere just in time for Christmas 2012 - how lovely.
9. Paranorman Movie Premieres
The yearly get-together for denizens of alt.gothic. This year it's on June 15-17, 2012 in Buffalo, NY. Sadly, I don't think I can go this year due to having so many foster kids.
11. Southern Gothic Festival
A gothic and industrial music festival held in New Orleans. This year it takes place July 12 - 15.
12. Midlands Goth Festival
A music festival that takes place February 18, 2012 in Birmingham, UK. Some of the bands appear to be "goth metal" or metal, not goth though.
13. Whitby Gothic Weekends
The most important yearly goth event in the world. This year's events take place April 26-30 and Halloween through November 5, 2012.
Leipzig, Germany is taken over by gruftis for an entire weekend. This year it takes place May 25-28.
15. Resistanz International Industrial Festival
An industrial music festival, April 7-8 in Sheffield, UK. This year's lineup includes Icon of Coil and Be My Enemy.
16. World Horror Con 2012
Horror professionals meet up in Salt Lake City March 29 - April 1, 2012. Mike Mignola is the Artist Guest of Honor, and Dacre Stoker appears as a special guest.