Public Appearances May Be Deceiving

October 1, 2023 — Happy October, everyone! Or, in keeping with the theme of this year’s OTIS Halloween Season, “October, everyone!” It’s been a while since I’ve done a public appearance. I’ve unfortunately been forced to turn down or back out of a few over the past year. Just wasn’t either in a place or a headspace where I could do them. But I have three appearances on the calendar this month (ish) that I’m definitely doing and sincerely looking forward to (and all of them are pretty unique, too, as far as my appearances go). Hopefully I’ll see you at one.

Friday October 27: Lyndhurst Mansion, Tarrytown, NY, 3:30-5:00 pm (In Person)

I’m debuting a new talk where I compare Sleepy Hollow, NY, and Salem, MA, as Halloween destinations. This talk is going to be a lot of fun, both for the venue and the topic. This event is ticketed and almost sold out. Get yours here.

Sunday, October 29: Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA, 2:00-4:00 pm (In Person)

I’ll be helping unveil a new Edgar Allan Poe memorial in the town of Westford, Massachusetts, where Poe would visit Annie Richmond, whom he was in love with but couldn’t make a move on because she was married. Come experience a moment of Poe history with me.

Tuesday, November 14: West Regional Library, Cary, NC, 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Virtual)

It’s called “An Evening of Oddities,” and I’ll be talking about the highlights of my oddity career, including cursed objects, Edgar Allan Poe-phernalia, cryptids, and Salem. It’ll be a potpourri of the peculiar. This event is virtual and free, but you need to register here for the Zoom link.