All the Morbid Curiosity magazine events

Morbid 10001I was thinking again about all the wonderful events I hosted for Morbid Curiosity magazine. Over the course of the magazine’s 10 years, I had the honor of hosting Maria Alexander, Michael Arnzen, Maurice Broaddus, M. Christian, Alan M. Clark, Thorn Coyle, John Everson, Christa Faust, Dana Fredsti, Rain Graves, Brian Hodge, Brian Keene, Nancy Kilpatrick, Mark McLaughlin, Eddie Muller, Lorelei Shannon, Jill Tracy, John Turi, Simon Wood, and so many more.

Here’s the full list of events:

The First Morbid Curiosity Open Mic
Friday, October 2, 1998
Death Equinox ’98
Sheraton West, Denver, Colorado
Storytellers: Michael Hemmingson, Jasmine Sailing, Gene Santagada, Jeffrey A. Stadt, R.N. Taylor, Brian Thomas, Bruce Young

The First Morbid Curiosity Reading
Saturday, November 28, 1998
Borderlands Bookstore, Hayes Valley, 534 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: J.D., Dean Estes, Vince Furia, Gravity Goldberg, George Neville-Neil, M. Parfitt, Claudius Reich

Morbid Curiosity #3 Release Party and Reading
Saturday, June 19, 1999
Borderlands Bookstore, 534 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Dana Fredsti, Scott Jacobson, M. Parfitt, Claudius Reich, Gene Santagada, Lee Smith, Brian Thomas

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at Death Equinox ’99
Saturday, September 25, 1999
Ramada Inn Denver Downtown, Denver, Colorado
Storytellers: Violet Blackwell, Michael Hemmingson, Claudius Reich, Jasmine Sailing, Gene Santagada, Jeffrey A. Stadt, Bruce Young

Morbid Curiosity #3 Reading
Saturday, October 16, 1999
Dark Delicacies, 3725 W. Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, California
Readers: Dana Fredsti, Claudius Reich, Benjamin Scuglia, Lee Smith, Brian Thomas

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2000
Thursday, May 11, 2000
Adam’s Mark Hotel, Denver, Colorado
Storytellers: Chad Hensley, Brian Hodge, Darren Mckeeman Mark McLaughlin, Claudius Reich, Jasmine Sailing, Gene Santagada, Chris Yardley, Bruce Young

Morbid Curiosity #4 Release Party, Reading, and Art Show
Saturday, June 10, 2000
Borderlands Bookstore, 534 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Jordan Cochran, Joe Donohoe, Dana Fredsti, Winter Laake, Darren Mckeeman, George Neville-Neil, M. Parfitt, Brian Thomas, Geoff Walker
Artists: Christopher R. Bales, Mike Hunter, Hugues Leblanc, M. Parfitt, Erik Quarry, Kimberlee Traub, Leilah Wendell

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2001
Saturday, May 26, 2001
Seattle Marriott Sea-Tac Airport Hotel, Seattle, Washington
Storytellers: M. Christian, Chad Hensley, Claudius Reich, Lorelei Shannon, Robert Shuster, Willow

Morbid Curiosity #5 Release Party, Reading, & the 2nd Art Show
Saturday, June 9, 2001
The New Borderlands, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Shira B., Kalifer Deil, Dean Estes, Dana Fredsti, Dalton Graham, George Neil-Neil, M. Parfitt, Claudius Reich, Brian Thomas
Artists: Mike Hunter, Dorian Katz, R. Samuel Klatchko, Hugues Leblanc, Loren Rhoads, Chris Schnapp, Kimberlee Traub, Leilah Wendell

Morbid Curiosity weds the Museum of Death
Sunday, June 17, 2001
Museum of Death, 6430 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California
Readers: Shira B., Dana Fredsti, Bill Hayes, Alex S. Johnson, Claudius Reich, Brian Thomas

Ghastly Gorey Gala
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Café du Nord, 2170 Market Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Shira B., M. Christian, George Neville-Neil

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2002
Saturday, April 13, 2002
Radisson Hotel at O’Hare, Chicago, Illinois
Storytellers: Alan Beatts, Rain Graves, Brian Keene, Pattie Lee, Seth Lindberg, Darren Mckeeman, Sandy Schultz, Robert Shuster, Mason Winfield

Morbid Curiosity #6 release reading
Saturday, May 11, 2002
Borderlands Bookstore, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Shira B., M. Christian, Jeff Dauber, Kalifer Deil, M. Parfitt, Jill Tracy, Lilah Wild

Morbid Curiosity at SpookyCon
Saturday, January 11, 2003
Holiday Inn Chinatown, San Francisco, California
Readers: Rain Graves, Allegra Lundyworf, Darren Mckeeman, Claudius Reich, Jill Tracy, Lilah Wild, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2003
Thursday, April 17, 2003
Kansas City Airport Marriott, Kansas City, Missouri
Storytellers: Michael Arnzen, Alan Clark, Brian Keene, John Turi, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity #7 release reading
Saturday, May 10, 2003
Borderlands Bookstore, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Gravity Goldberg, Keith Lowell Jensen, Allegra Lundyworf, M. Parfitt, Ashley Phelps, Claudius Reich, Mary Ann Stein, Karen Toensfeldt, Simon Wood

Surviving Morbid Curiosity — Morbid Curiosity #8 release reading
Saturday, May 15, 2004
Borderlands Bookstore, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Uncle Anne, Aldyth Beltane, Katrina James & Sherilyn Connelly, Justin Hall, M. Parfitt, William Selby, Jill Tracy, Geoff Walker, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity in the Fog
Monday, August 23, 2004
Canvas Café, 1200 9th Avenue, San Francisco, California
Readers: Gravity Goldberg, Allegra Lundyworf, Claudius Reich, Shauna Rogan, Jill Tracy, Geoff Walker

True Halloween Tales
Monday, October 25, 2004
Canvas Café, 1200 9th Avenue, San Francisco, California
Storytellers: Thorn Coyle, Dean Estes, Dalton Graham, Eddie Muller (for Erik McMahon), William Selby, Mary Ann Stein, Karen Switzer, Tom Wiggins, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity reading at Bride of SpookyCon
Saturday, October 30, 2004
Hotel Kabuki, Japantown, San Francisco, California
Readers: Aldyth Beltane, Sherilyn Connelly, Katrina James, Allegra Lundyworf, William Selby

Morbid Curiosity Magazine Reading & Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2005
Saturday, April 9, 2005
Park Central Hotel, New York City, New York
Storytellers: Cerridwen Alexander, Maria Alexander , Christa Faust, Nancy Kilpatrick, Hugues Leblanc, Claudius Reich, Gene Santagada, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity #9 release reading
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Borderlands Bookstore, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: David Booth, John Domeier, Jude Gibson, Dorian Katz, Allegra Lundyworf, M. Parfitt, RuthAnn Spike, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, Will Walker, Lilah Wild

True Halloween Tales
Saturday, October 8, 2005
Spellbinding Tales, 1901A Encinal Avenue, Alameda, California
Readers: Joe Donohoe, Dorian Katz, Claudius Reich, Willliam Selby, Chris West, Lilah Wild, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity Open Mic at World Horror Convention 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco, California
Storytellers: Maurice Broaddus, Alan M. Clark, John Everson, Seth Lindberg, Claudius Reich, Simon Wood

Inspired by Jane: Morbid Curiosity magazine raises money for breast cancer research
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Borders Books on Union Square, 400 Post Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: David Booth, Seth Flagsberg, RuthAnn Spike, Mary Ann Stein, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, Rachel Trachten

A Wake for Morbid Curiosity — Morbid Curiosity #10 release reading
Saturday, June 3, 2006
Borderlands Cafe, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Sherilyn Connelly, Karen Harper, Seth Flagsberg, Seth Lindberg, M. Parfitt, Lena Strayhorn, Beth Touchette-Laughlin, Will Walker, Chris West

A Requiem for Morbid Curiosity
Saturday, October 7, 2006
Spellbinding Tales, 1910A Encincal Avenue, Alameda, California
Readers: Seth Lindberg, Allegra Lundyworf, Claudius Reich, RuthAnn Spike, Jill Tracy, Lilah Wild

The Last Evening of Morbid Curiosity
Saturday, November 4, 2006
Luna’s Café, 1414 16th Street, Sacramento, California
Readers: Becca Costello, John Domeier, Keith Lowell Jensen, M. Parfitt

2nd Morbid Curiosity Breast Cancer Benefit
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Borderlands Bookstore, 866 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Jeff Dauber, Gravity Goldberg, Mary Ann Stein, Jane Underwood

There was a gap for a couple of years, then Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues (the best of collection) was published by Scribner. That led to a whole ‘nother round of events.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Friday, October 2, 2009
Stories Books and Café, Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
My first solo show! I read Christine Sulewski’s “Amsterdam,” M. Parfitt’s “Why,” and my essay called “No Spill Blood.”

Morbid Curiosity at the Chaos Gallery at the Museum of Death
Museum of Death, 6301 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Artists: Christopher R. Bales, Suzanne Dechnik, Dorian Katz, Mike Hunter, R. Samuel Klatchko, Hugues Leblanc, Cris Legato Orr, Ashley Phelps, Erik Quarry, M. Parfitt, Loren Rhoads

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues at the West Hollywood Book Fair
West Hollywood Book Fair, West Hollywood, California
Sunday, October 4, 2009
A panel discussion moderated by Del Howison of Dark Delicacies Bookstore with Jeff Dauber, Dana Fredsti, and me.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues Extravaganza
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
Readers: John Domeier, Seth Flagsberg, Katrina James, A. M. Muffaz, M. Parfitt, Simon Wood

Morbid Curiosity reading and book signing
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Borders Books on Union Square, 400 Post Street, San Francisco, California
Readers: Allegra Lundyworf, Darren Mckeeman, Mary Ann Stein

Lit Crawl 2009: Zombie Fest! Tales of Urban Fantasy
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Borderlands Bookstore, San Francisco, California
With Seanan McGuire and John Levitt.
I read “No Spill Blood” and “The Mortician’s Gift” from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues meets the Thrillpeddlers
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The Hypnodrome Theater, San Francisco, California
A staged reading with Russell Blackwood, Gravity Goldberg, Dana Fredsti, William Selby, Jill Tracy, and Will McMichael.
I read “The Mortician’s Gift.”

Pique your Morbid Curiosity!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay, California
Readers: Allegra Lundyworf, Katrina James, and Dorian Katz.
I read “Halloween Hell” by Mary Ann Stein from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues signing
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Dark Carnival Imaginative Fiction Bookstore, Berkeley, California
I read “The Mortician’s Gift.”

Morbid Curiosity celebrates its LGBTQ contributors
Friday, November 6, 2009
Books Inc. in the Castro, San Francisco, California
With Dorian Katz, Dean Estes, Claudius Reich.
I read “Killing Max” by JD from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Pegasus Bookstore Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California
Readers: Dana Fredsti, Allegra Lundyworf, Darren Mckeeman, A. M. Muffaz

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington
With Wm. Rage.
I read “The Mortician’s Gift” from Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues.

Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues reading
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Copperfield’s Books, Petaluma, California
The final Morbid Curiosity event.

About Loren Rhoads

I'm the author of 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die and Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, as well as a space opera trilogy. I'm also co-author of a series about a succubus and her angel. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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