It's almost time for this year's Sideshow Gathering,
held this year on November 2nd, 3rd and 4th in
Last year's sudden passing of the convention's
founder Franco Kopssa left the future of a
smoothly-running annual event in uncertain hands.
Even the most capable future organizers can't easily
replicate an event whose details had been worked out
largely by one devoted man over years of
increasingly popular gatherings. It is, and has
been, a labor of love by all involved, clearly not
done for profit.
But hey You gotta try to carry on. So there will be
benefits to help support the cause, and the next one
is in just a couple of days.
The Seismic Sideshow, October 5 at the Red Palace in
DC, presented by James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed
and sponsored by Ripley's Believe It Or Not!, will
feature Todd Robbins, Coney Island sword-swallower
Heather Holliday, demented burlesque diva Reverend
Valentine of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and
Pretty Things Peepshow, and several stars of DC's
own Cheeky Monkey Sideshow including the magnificent
Mab Just Mab, Mr. Eon; and Swami YoMahmi, plus
surprise special guests!
Proceeds benefit the Sideshow Gathering and
admission is just $10