The Dark Ones April Party 2018 – Sword & Sorcery: Anime Dream Party Pics are Up
The Dark Ones: DMP 2K17 – Night of the Walking Dead Man’s Party (Link to Flickr)
Where did all these zombies come from? Was it the recent near-miss of Comet Nibiru? Was there a secret toxic spill, or a virus covered up by the government? Perhaps a descendant of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau has discovered her legacy? They’ve been saying “Winter is coming” for awhile now… Or maybe it’s really just as simple as accidental Worcestershire sauce in the embalming fluid (not pinkeye).
Whatever the reason for the plague of undead, they’re coming to get you, Barbara. What are you going to do when things get bitey? and don’t forget to Double-Tap! Dress up as your favorite zombie or zombie killer, and come ready to drink, dance, dodge, and dine! Donations are always welcome, and we invite you to bring a dish to share, for as we all know, the hunger of the undead is never-ending.
Costume ideas are easy — Undead, recently dead, survivors [I’m not dead yet!], classic zombie (walker, biter, infected, etc), white walker, wight, voodoo practitioner, bio hazard/radiation bunnysuit, Walking Dead character, character from any Romero-era zombie flick, Zombieland, Shaun of the Dead, Warm Bodies, 28 Days, World War Z, I Zombie, the list goes on and on. Whatever you choose, you’ve probably “got red on you”.
My images from The Dark Ones August Party 2017: Island of Mystery
Greetings, travelers, to this “Island of Mystery”! Many of you have passed through the (April Party) portal at Dachaigh, but others washed ashore, shipwrecked and stranded. We bid you, explore the island and learn its secrets.
You arrived at a strange tropical island where rumors abound of a deranged scientist and threatening beastfolk. Be on your guard with the natives and their peculiar island concoctions at the bar pavilion. Enjoy a cooling dip in the lagoon, listen to stories of foreign deities or explore the compound said to be the hub of island activity. Try your luck at surviving the delicacies laid out in the laboratory for your feasting pleasures. Beyond the lab you will find a place where you can join your fellow arrivals writhing to the beat of the music though the night.
Wizards, Warriors, Prince’s and Queens! Beasts and Fae! They came from the farthest dimensions. Transported thru a multitude of Portals to a single place in Time, A Single Place in Space. To Party with a Singular group of people…
The Dark Ones!
No strangers to the majik and mystery of Portals, The Dark Ones welcomed them all with a hearty meal, a seemingly never empty cup of the Portal Travelers favorite drink.
Music. Laughter and Dancing!
How could it be that we even KNEW this Convergence was even going to transpire?
My dear reader…have you forgotten so soon?
We Are The Dark Ones!
Follow this link to see the set on Flickr: The Dark Ones April Party 2017: The Portal Wars
As you may know, when I shoot a live event like ComiCons or a Dark Ones Party, I will often have many similar images of the same people in the set. I do this because I am not the person who is most qualified to know which image they will like / want. And so, in order for them to see all of the options, I just upload All of Them!
This time I’m doing it a leeetle different…
This batch contains all of the images that I like, but would be too repetitive in the main set.
I am only calling them “Outtakes” because I am too tired to think of a more appropriate word. That may change in the future…
This gallery contains 2 photos.
This has probably been one of the longest gaps between an event, and the finished images being posted. For that, I am sorry. But I am not sorry for the images themselves! There’s some great and colorful stuff in this set that I think you will really enjoy! Find the Entire Set on Flickr
I feel it necessary to inform you that as I was uploading these images to Flickr, and creating this post…my Random Music player was playing “We Are the Champions”…No, I am Not joking…
It’s taken me FAR more time than I had anticipated to get the images from The Dark Ones August Party 2016 – 7 Deadly Sins edited & posted. And I am sorry to say that I am not done with ALL of the pics from the party just yet… Soon (yeah, I know…) Soon I will have them all online.
Here is your “Teaser” image: Random & Ceri. Nothing personal ladies…
ATTENTION: The LINK to the April Party Pics is at the BOTTOM of this post. Oh, sure…you COULD skip straight to it by scrolling all the way down. But I GUARANTEE you will miss some interesting stuff that you may just wind up regretting for a very long time… Just Sayin’
DARK HORRORS FROM BEYOND!
Older than Angels, darker than Devils…
“Antiquarians say the Elder Gods were Gaia, Thoth, Tiamat, and the Titans, the sires of gods. Darker sources claim the elder gods lay hidden, in a formless Chaos that came before history with names like Azathoth, Yog Sothoth, Shub Niggurath, and the eldritch Cthulhu… the “Great Old Ones”.
Experts on the elder gods are rare, and rarely sane. The most respected and stable are those from Miskatonic University, a center of occult studies and inter-dimensional sciences. The Druid Gannd quoted from a lecture by Dr. LeHo at the school’s Dachaigh Annex “The nexus of power forming here in Arizona implicates a pending visitation to this site.” Gannd followed, “Fellow scholars, join me as we visit these ancient altars.”
The Dark Ones invite all adventurers, occultist, sorcerers, investigators, researchers and Miskatonic Alumni to come to the Dachaigh Campus in Glendale,AZ on the evening of April 30, 2016.”
For my Teaser Images from the set, and to start you all skipping down the path to the Insanity of the Elder Gods, I would actually like to get serious for a moment and highlight the talents of two very good friends, who both “just happen” to be beautiful Redheads. Have I ever mentioned to you that I have a “Thing” for redheads? No? Oh… Both of these ladies are so hot they could only be illuminated by Flames (Tiki Torches in fact). That is the light source I used to capture both of these portraits.
First is Tori. She is a model, photographer, and Storm Chaser (No, I’m not making that last one up).
Her Storm Photography has been seen on local news sites here in AZ and elsewhere.
She also sells prints of her personal and storm photography as a “Raw Artist” They are literally as painfully beautiful as she herself is.
Tori is about to embark on an adventure that is a Storm Chasers dream! It’s straight out of the plot of the movie “Twister”!
Tori is one of the newest members of the team who will be attempting to launch a new bit of Storm Technology INTO a Live Tornado!
It’s called The Dust Devil Project. She was also named as one of the speakers at the Upcoming (as of the time of this writing) MonsoonCon 2016. You can keep up to date on all of her exploits on her Facebook Page
My next favorite Redhead is Nola Yergen of Design by Nola. Aside from being a personal friend, Nola is, more importantly
an Award Winning Costume Designer who, as you can see is as Gorgeous as she is talented.
She has worked on several film projects as well as teaching Theatre at Grand Canyon University here in Phoenix Az.
And now. As promised…your link to the Party Pics found on my Flickr profile. The Dark Ones April Party 2016: Elder Gods. Enjoy!