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It Glows

Remember the heat treated pool noodle experiments from last year?  I’ve been fiddling around with them again, adding a string of LED lights inside the central core of the noodle.  The final prop still needs some tweaks, but the effect is pretty cool. This article originally appeared at Propnomicon. This work is licensed under a …

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Burnt Offerings

This is why you need to use a thermometer every time you bake Sculpey. Last night I finished this specimen off and put it in my dedicated polymer clay toaster oven for a final baking.  Unfortunately, I relied on my previous temperature readings and didn’t check if there was a hot spot inside the oven.  …

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The Reality of Things in Jars

The talented Britta Miller is no stranger to these pages. Beyond producing some choice Mythos artifacts she also happens to work in an actual museum filled with shelves of preserved biological specimens. Ms. Miller was kind enough to share some insights based on that experience. Thought I’d drop an email on the subject of Things …

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Quick and Easy Fetal Specimen

What would a mad scientist’s lab be without some creepy preserved specimens? This project recreates the look of a diaphonized exhibit using a cheap toy dinosaur skeleton and some basic craft supplies. It’s not movie quality, but from a foot away the finished specimen looks awesome.  Not too shabby for something that costs around $2 …

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Free RPG Day Is Here!

It’s time for our annual unofficial (in addition be being unauthorized and unsanctioned) celebration of Free RPG Day! So once you’re finished supporting your friendly local game store, be sure to check these out: You might remember Chill as “that horror RPG with the book of adventures hosted by Elvira.” Although that book isn’t available …

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Free RPG Day Is Coming!

Free RPG Day is on June 17th this year, and oh are you in for a treat! Here’s a look at some of the gaming goodies you can snag: Borderhounds Dungeon Crawl Classics TimeWatch/13th Age Runequest Starfinder Torg Eternity Through The Breach Familiars of Terra Robert E. Howards’ Conan In addition to the various kinds …

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6’+ Episode 204 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Are you ghoul enough for this ghoulish episode? We think so. It’s wall-to-wall ghouls, as we’ll hear ghoul music from THE PRETTY GHOULS, RUNNING FROM DAYLIGHT, THE LIVING CORPSES and more. Monstermatt Patterson’s jokes are so putrid, they confuse a pack of ghouls into thinking he’s …

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It’s Free Comic Book Day!

Free Comic Book Day 2017 is finally here! The only problem is how we can’t seem to directly link to cover art images from the official Free Comic Book Day Facebook page anymore. Please don’t let such a small setback spoil your enjoyment of this small selection of the many titles that will be available …

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El Santo de Mayo 2017!

Back in 1992, Southern Culture On The Skids released a vinyl EP called Santo! Sings on the now long defunct Zontar Records, in both black and transparent yellow pressings. The latter are very rare, so consider yourself lucky if you have one. If you don’t have either version, you can still enjoy the album’s only …

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6’+ Episode 203 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “Head west and go psycho! Six Foot Plus comes back with mostly psychobilly music and a splash of southern blood, with a brand new song from GHOULTOWN. Plus, hear tracks from SUGAR PUFF DEMONS, AS DIABATZ, garage rockers THE MAD DOCTORS and more. Plus, Monstermatt Patterson …

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Free Comic Book Day is Coming!

Free Comic Book Day 2017 is going to be on May 6th this year, so make sure to set a reminder for yourself! We’ll be posting one on said day, along with a look at titles of interest and a bonus surprise. For more details, simply head on over to Free Comic Book Day’s official …

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Record Store Day Is Here!

It might not be the third Saturday in April, but it’s still Record Store Day! So here’s our annual unofficial (in addition to being unauthorized and unsanctioned) celebration of the event. Whether you don’t have a participating store in your area or just want some more goodies after you get back from the local record …

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The 8th Annual GdL16 Easter Egg Hunt

Look what hopped down the bunny trail! It’s the latest version of the Gravedigger’s Local 16 Easter Egg Hunt! There’s only one article with a secret “Easter egg” noted in it this year, but it’s well hidden. Is is something old? Something new? Did we decide to play up the “Easter” in “Easter Island?” You’ll …

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Record Store Day Is Coming!

Record Store Day is scheduled for April 22nd this year and there’s plenty of interesting stuff to be found in the 2017 selection. There a vinyl releases for the soundtracks to The Dark Crystal, Blade Runner, Star Wars: A New Hope, and even a reissue of the audio adventure Doctor Who and the Pescatons with …

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6’+ Episode 202 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “6-6-6 Years! We celebrate Six Foot Plus turning 6 with an episode full of spooky music, madness, warts and all! we have all your requests for the songs YOU want to hear. Tracks from DEJA VOODOO, THE FREEZE, MONSTERS A GO-GO, HAUNTED GEORGE and more. Monstermatt …

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6’+ Episode 201 is Up!

To quote the description given at the new listing: “It’s time to go-go-gorilla before we monkey around with your tail. Bananas! It’s a Kong-ified episode of music from Skull Island to the dumpster behind your home, featuring tracks from THE CASKET BASTARDS, NIGHT BIRDS, PIRATO KETCHUP, GROOVIE GHOULIES and more. Monstermatt Matterson winds up the …

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