Edgar Allan Poe Victorian Halloween with a Steampunk Twist at J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
Spend the day celebrating a Victorian Halloween Steampunk style, featuring the works of Edgar Allan Poe and other tales of assorted Victorian monsters. Special guest Janet Fox, author of the "The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle," will speak and meet visitors. Enjoy Halloween games and activities including a costume contest. Have your fortune read by the Mysterious Madame Maria. See "Poeformances" by Poe impersonators. There will also be macabre music by Robert Froehner and his Theremin, spooky stories by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, monstrous musings about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Lauryn Angel, and a howling homily on lycanthropy and werewolves from Steampunk scholar Stephen Poe.