An interview with Grant from IHauntU about Frightfest BC, recent and upcoming calendar events, a local costume store re-opens for the season, and a postcard from a viewer.
Alisa has her minions perform in a parade, American Mary is coming, ’68 Zombie Wolf Nards and more.
Several Halloween Stores have opened in town, along with the few that remain open all year, and dEdmontonians are getting into the spirit of things.
We still have some undertaking to do but we are getting things rolling once again with dEdmonton’s Most Haunted. Do you decorate your abode in it’s Halloween finest? Then let us know and we can put you up on our map. We’ll even dispatch our minions to place a lawn sign letting the world know that you’re one of our featured haunts!
While we all wait for The Walking Dead to start (on October 16th!) you can get your own zombie on October 7th at a zombie walk with the theme of Zombie’s in Space (visit their Facebook event page: THE RCZC 5TH ANNIVERSARY ZOMBIE WALK: ZOMBIES IN SPACE ) and the next night is their First Annual Zombie Prom and BBQ and The Pawn Shop.
The Edmonton Bone Wagon Association is appearing all over the place too – recently seen at store openings of Spirit Halloween and Custom Costumes, but also in parades, car shows, and at the Smoky Lake Great White North Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-off October 1st and the Prairie Gardens Haunted Pumpkin Festival.
The latest episode from dEdmonton.tv:
The July edition of dEdmonton.tv is online for your viewing pleasure.
In it we talk a bit about DEDfest coming in August to the new Metro Cinema, Calyn from Karrie’s Kostumes that is going to the International Makeup Artists Trade Show in Vancouver as a Makeup Artist, the Rock N August International Car Show, with our very own Edmonton Bone Wagon Association making an appearance, some frightful collaborations, and a special segment on a one-stop haunters site, haunTopic.com
In addition, the Edmonton Bone Wagon Association had a few of their vehicles at the 7th Annual Kreepers Hot Rod Rumble and grand opening of After Dark Motorcycles on July 16th, 2011. Here’s a quick recap of what was there, and is only a preview of some of the great vehicles that you’ll see at Rock ‘N’ August from August 2nd through 6th, 2011.
Until our August show where we will be talking about DEDfest and the upcoming Miss dEdmonton competition, remember… stay undead!
Episode 3 of dEdmonton.tv is up so have a look, catch up on the back episodes and special reports, then tell your friends to subscribe as well.
We want to thank all of the other vloggers and subscribers to our YouTube channel and especially The Bloodshed Brothers who gave dEdmonton.tv a shout-out on their vlog. Watch the episode here or visit their website at TheBloodshedBrothers.com.
As mentioned the TransWorld haunt show is happening this weekend (along with several other events) and Halloween Manty has posted a great video showing some of what we are missing by not being there:
The Edmonton Bone-Wagon Association also mentioned that some of them are heading down to Hearse Con 2011 in Denver, Colorado in June. Here’s the full video that you see part of in the latest episode:
Also mentioned in the episode are the “newspapers” that @Peanutgnome has set up. Have a look at both the daily Halloween and Horror edition and the weekly Haunt edition and keep on top of things that are happening. (Oh, if you want he also follows the automotive news too…). Unfortunately there are no back-issues, but subscribe to get an alert in your mailbox daily.
Need to congratulate the makers of “Dreamgirl 666″ and “It Came From Under the Sink” entries they did for DEDfest 6:66 – the films keep getting better!
The next DEDfest 6:66 contest and film was announced – April 1st they will be showing ARMY OF DARKNESS and the short film entries should be in the style of… Bruce Campbell – get your cameras, scripts, props and special effects ready. Head on over to DEDfest.com for more details.
The grand opening of Custom Costumes is tonight, September 4th, 2009 at 5:00 pm. Located at 3414 Gateway Blvd (the same location as last year), this seasonal store has excellent displays, scary props and an abundance of costumes for young and old alike. With over 10,000 square feet of “Halloween Everything” they are the best place in the south of the city to find your Halloween props, costumes, makeup and effects.
Their mission: to create a bigger and better Halloween with each year passing.
And they are succeeding.
After watching this store grow over the past several years we are always excited to see it opening and see what surprises they have in store for us. They carry the latest in mens, ladies, plus size, children and pet costumes. They also carry all the accessories including shoes, wigs, makeup, masks, an huge selection of indoor and outdoor props and a giant animated Frankenstein!
To help out with tonight’s Grand Opening, the Edmonton Bonewagon Association will have a couple hearses present so come on out and see them.
dEdmonton’s inaugural parade season continues, this time taking our cast of characters just west of Edmonton to Spruce Grove for the 2009 Grove Cruise.
The Grove Cruise is all about cars; with a Parade, Show & Shine, Tailgate Swap Meet & Sale, Poker Run, Burnout competition and more. The Edmonton Bonewagon Association fit right in, and were well represented with three hearses. They were also joined by a gorgeous vintage entry from Connelly Mckinnley Funeral Home that we had seen earlier this year in the Capital Ex parade.
The weather was once again on our side, with heavy morning fog breaking for what turned out to be a perfect day for a parade (unless you’re a gorilla being chased by a chain-saw wielding clown).
After the parade we all headed over to the shown & shine to check out the cars, and relax.
Thanks to the Paranormal Explorers Ben & Rona and their hearse Bella; Shane, Carla, Alisa and the zom-brownies from the RCZC;Bloody the Clown; Robb the Gorilla; and and the organizers of the Grove Cruise.
The rest of our photos from Spruce Grove can be found on the Sights & Sounds page here.
We were a hit!
Lamont holds it’s annual Fair Days at the end of July and has events for not only the 1600 town residents, but all of the other towns in the County of Lamont.
Being a smaller parade, and the fact that it was farther out of town, only a small contingent represented the dEdmonton festitivies. Comprised of Bella the Hearse, driven by Ben, Rona the Vampire, Bloody the Clown, Shane, Carla, Matt plus a couple other zombies from the River City Zombie Committee, the people along the parade route cheered as our entry went by.
The parade wound it’s way though many of the towns streets and the 45 minute route means that everyone that was there had a good look at the dEdmonton entry.
It was also noticed by the parade committee – who awarded the “Best Club/Organization” trophy to our entry.
It was also noticed by other entries, including another town that invited us to their parade too! More details on that event later.
After the parade the entrants were invited to the after party where they received a beverage and a meal. A fun time was had by all.
There was one minor casualty in this though – Bella the Hearse had her passenger door scratched while everyone was eating. This is not a slight on the town of Lamont as this was liable to happen anywhere, but it was disappointing that this happened. This will not stop Bella and her owners, the Paranormal Explorers Team of Ben and Rona, who plan to get her healed up and back out for everyone to see.
The rest of our photos from Lamont can be found on Sights & Sounds page here.