Hungry friends, you are invited to our first livestream for Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Kickstarter THIS SUNDAY from 3 to 7 pm Pacific time. Hang out with Shipwrecked and some of our newly announced cast members while we play games, answer questions, and probably watch zero football. 

Join our livestream…if you dare.

undergroundrenegade asked:

Mary Kaaaaate you are freaking killing it with the kickstarter for Shipwrecked's Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party. Even the reveal of the characters is exciting for me imagine how excited I am for the real thing haha Seriously I cannot wait to watch it so I had to bother you and let you :) P.S. I'm so looking forward to your future projects and youtube updates :D

Thank you so much! So glad you are enjoying it, but I must share credit with the wonderful @seanpersaud, @sineadpersaud, and @hartandgrace. We have all been working on it non-stop for about two months now, and seeing all this enthusiasm for it in the first few days has been unbelievably exciting for us. Stay tuned! There’s so much more goodness to come.  And check it out if you haven’t yet. :)

Kind patrons,

in addition to our VIP event we will also be presenting The Nightshade Society II: Dark Victoriana Track at Steampunk World’s Fair 2016. A track of exclusive panels, workshops, and events on topics of Dark Victoriana open to all attendees of The Steampunk World’s Fair, May 13th-15th, 2016 in Piscataway, NJ.

Our premiere guest speaker will be Chris Semtner from The Poe Museumof Richmond, VA on the topic of the legendary writer himself.

Join us for a unique and definitive perspective on Edgar Allan Poe. for more info and tickets

Lei si ricorderà che quando mi sedetti al tavolo per abbozzare il disegno dello scarabeus, nel luogo dove la tengo abitualmente la carta non c’era. Guardai nel cassetto: non ne trovai. Cercai nelle mie tasche, sperando di trovare una vecchia lettera, e la mia mano incontrò la pergamena. Mi addentro tanto nei dettagli circa il modo in cui arrivò nelle mie mani perché quelle circostanze mi hanno singolarmente colpito.
Indubbiamente lei mi riterrà un sognatore - ma avevo già trovato una specie di connessione. Avevo messo insieme due anelli di una grande catena. Un battello naufragato su una costa e poco lontano una pergamena - e non un pezzo di carta - con sopra il disegno di un teschio. Mi chiederà quale sia la relazione. Rispondo che il teschio o la testa di morto è il ben noto emblema dei pirati. Sempre in tutte le loro imprese hanno issato la bandiera con il teschio.
Ho detto che si trattava di pergamena e non di carta; e la pergamena è una cosa che dura, quasi indistruttibile.
—  Edgar Allan Poe, Tutti i racconti del mistero, dell'incubo e del terrore

Come behind the scenes on the making of the Poe Party Kickstarter video today with me on my channel! Enjoy, and, ya know, check out the kickstarter if you haven’t yet. :)

How (Abel&Stella)

Stella had gone out with her friends for a night out after a very long time, almost three months. Most of her time spent cooped up in her office interspersed with visits to clients. Her parents’ expectations from her were too high, according to her, and she’d spend all her life trying to make them proud. But, now she was getting weary of it. Her father’s - and boss - strict attitude didn’t help things. He never showed signs of appreciating her for anything and this was driving her to the edge. She’d finally found some time to unwind and even though she didn’t like the people she was hanging out with, they were all she had - fake people who hung out with her because of her position in the society. All the stress left Stella very low and, though not a heavy drinker, in that moment alcohol seemed to be the only way to lift her spirits high. She called the bartender and ordered her fourth glass of martini. “Could you please keep them coming till I’m passed out on the floor?” She joked dryly with him.



Guys Guys Guys!

We did a photoshoot this weekend for Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator and I’m getting really pumped. I’m sorry for flooding your dashes but these photos are too good not to share!

Tickets are just $10 if you wanna see what happens when you mash up Poetry + Ghosts + Sailor Moon + Americana.

Pictured here: Heather Harvey as Emily Dickinson, Daniel Morgan Shelley* as Edgar Allan Poe, and Marina Shay* as Helen Hunt Jackson.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity.


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