Halloween has grown a bit this year. Because of the way the holiday falls, and the fact that some folks are getting a jump on it by taking over a weekend early for festivities, we have what amounts to a fifteen-day Halloween season. it’s like the reference in the RFC 2009 Halloween special to “Hallowaunakah!”

Kicking things off this weekend is the Kanawha Players production of “Night of the Living Dead” live, on stage, in black and white. Check out this trailer I made earlier this week…

That’s the audio from the original movie trailer, married to footage I shot of a dress rehearsal Monday night.  I wrote about KP’s production in our Sunday Evening Video post, but here’s a reminder about the meaty details: Show dates are October 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8PM, with a matinee on october 20 at 2 PM. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students. You can order early here, or call KP at (304) 343-7529.

See Penny Maple get possessed Sunday at Uncork and Create

See Penny Maple get possessed Sunday at Uncork and Create

On Sunday at 6 PM, you can join Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School for The Possession of Penny Maple. See the headmistress of The Wayward Girls School of Burlesque descend into the clutches of demonic servitude as the night progresses, with make up courtesy of Chris Woodall. Elle Xombeah will also be on hand. This is the Halloween edition of Dr. Sketchy’s, and it’s always a blast.

This all happens at Uncork and Create, across from The Quarrier Diner, at 6 PM Sunday. Artists and photographers are welcome. It’s BYOB and 21 and up only. Admission is ten bucks at the door, or eight in advance.

Charcon happens this weekend too. It’s a gamer convention, which is like a comic book convention, only without comic books. Cosplayers and people who play games are going to be all over the Charleston Civic Center and probably the Charleston Town Center, too, which should make things interesting. Details are at the Charcon website.

HackerCon is happening at the same time, but we’ll tell you more about that on Friday. Keep checking PopCult for more Halloween Stuff To Do over the next two weeks.