Carpe Noctem 20
"Come find what the night brings." This is a very exciting development - Carpe Noctem, the premier goth publication of the 1990s and 2000s, is celebrating their 20th anniversary with a return to print. I'm so excited to see all the dark delights their twentieth anniversary issue holds. If you're fairly new to goth, I must impress upon you how very important and useful this was to the goths who came before you - especially before the Internet was in every home and fellow goths were hard to find to network with. Be sure to like the Facebook page - you will find out more about the new issue, plus see gorgeous covers from back issues and select pics from the issues.
The Last Tuesday Society
I haven't been this excited about a new resource in quite a while. (They need a more interesting logo though!) This group of amazingly energetic people in the UK host parties, lectures, workshops, tea parties, dances and balls with really intriguing themes. There definitely seems to be a darker bent to most of their parties. Check out their upcoming Autumn Lecture Series; The Infected Museum; and their British Academy of Taxidermy project. A lot of very interesting things are planned for the future. So cool! Also, it's really refreshing that there is no pretentious air about this website. Just earnestness to create unusual and compelling events.
The Frankenstein Bicentennial
Arizona State University plans to put a massive amount of scholarly resources into celebrating the bicentennial, 1818-2018, of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. "Acting as a network hub for the bicentennial celebration, ASU will encourage and coordinate collaboration across institutions and among diverse groups worldwide." It will be very interesting to keep an eye on this effort over the next four years!
--Copyright 2014 Carrie Carolin