One year ago this week, I scripted the very first post here on The Chicago Creepout, which just celebrated a one-year anniversary on May 8th, 2013. The blog itself was created before then, but let's go with the date of the first post on ChicagoNow. This blog was created with the sole intention to help spread the joy of horror activities in Chicago and surrounding areas, as well as celebrate the community that keeps the genre thriving in our spooky, uncontrollably Windy City.
Truth be told, I haven't even tapped into all of the things I'd planned on doing with this blog, which means there is much more to come. There are plenty of people in the local horror community that I'd like to introduce to all of you. These are some of the people who make things work or do their best to bring people together. I can't wait to showcase their talents here on The Creepout. More of this is explained in the “About” section found at the top of this page.
I'd like to simply say THANK YOU for your readership this past year, and hope that you will stay for the ride. The Facebook page has been going great, and I've made some wonderful friends there already. The whole point is to keep each other aware of the unique, dark-themed activities happening in the city, so don't shy away from letting me know about your film, art, literary or related horror events.
Funny thing, my favorite post is the very first entry. Specifically, the first and last few paragraphs where I compared the horror genre to a magical refrigerator. Makes perfect sense to me! It gives a better idea of how strongly I feel on the diversity of the genre, why there's no room for boredom and how people with different tastes can always find something of interest.
Please read the very first Creepout post that started it all HERE.
Thank you so much for your support! Today is also my birthday, so cheers all around!
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