August 25 Scheduled interview appearance on ABC's "20/20" on the Dracula mystique. Check local listings.
September 7 - November 30 Lansdowne Visting Scholar, Department of Germanic and Russian Studies, University of Victoria, B.C., Will teach a multimedia course based on THE MONSTER SHOW and classic gothic fiction.
October 6 Slide lecture and Q&A on the history of Halloween, based on DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY. Northeast Community College, Blountsville TN. Details TBA.
October 20 Slide lecture and Q&A based on THE MONSTER SHOW, Skagit Valley College, Mt. Vernon, WA. Details TBA.
October 31 Slide lecture and Q&A on the history of Halloween, based on DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. Details TBA
Throughout the month:
Media spokesman for Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's month-long "Howl-o-Scream" celebration.
Featured interview on Animal Planet's "Hollywood's Creepiest Creatures," hosted by Elvira. Check local listings.
Featured interview on E! Network's "True Hollywood Story" special on "Scream Queens." Check local listings.
October 2 Salem, MA. Slide-illustrated lecture based on DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN. 2:00 p.m., National Park Service Visitor Center auditorium, followed by book signing at the historic Salem Witch House. Sponsored by Salem's "Haunted City" project.
October 18-19 Lansdowne guest scholar, University of Victoria, B.C. Presenting two lectures based on HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC and THE MONSTER SHOW, times and details TBA.
October 23 Dark Delicacies Bookstore, 4213 Burbank Blvd, Burbank, California, 2-5 p.m. Book signing for the new edition of HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC. Personalized autographs can be reserved in advance at 818-556-6660 or by e-mail at darkdel.com
October 27 Coldwater Books, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Book signing for HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC. Time and details TBA.
October 28 Ritz Theatre, 103 West Third Street, Sheffield, Alabama. Slide lecture based on DEATH MAKES A HOLIDAY: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN. Details TBA.
October 30 2:00 pm. Book signing for HOLLYWOOD GOTHIC at the Hollywood Entertainment Museum, 7021 Hollywood Blvd (West of Grauman's Chinese Theatre). Tel. 323-465-7900.