The Blood Manor Halloween Haunt in NYC

outside blood manorYes, it is that time of year again and Blood Manor is opening its doors bidding you welcome…if you dare enter. From Oct. 3rd to Nov. 8th experience naughty scares, hair-raising chills and just about all the horror you can handle at NYC’s premier haunt. We have it on good authority from a personal relationship with one of the ghouls who reside at the manor that this haunting experience is unlike any you are likely to ever live through.
Yes, far and wide this season you can find yourself in a wide variety of scary attractions, from haunted corn mazes to make-shift prefab Haunted Houses to prisons converted for the month of Oct. Across the country there are scary attractions of various level of intensity, but Blood Manor is a one-of-a-kind experience where just about everybody comes to get the ever-loving everything scared out of them…and usually come back for more over the season. In fact the Manor has done so well over the years it celebrated a decade of operation this year and sees the return of daring doers each year.Stairs
A dedicated talented crew, from performers to artisans to builders to administrative staff rally together well before Halloween to bring a place like this alive…with their faux dead. Blood Manor has seen tons of men and women scurry through its rooms for ten years now, quite often enjoying celebrity visits (you never know who you might see standing right next to you screaming like a little girl!) and with “Touch Me Thursdays” and “Black Out Fridays” there are even theme nights to amp-up the thrills.
The Manor is located at 163 Varick Street, in NYC, its website here. Steel your nerve and bolster your courage for what awaits you at Blood Manor. It’s a very good time to be sure.


Sakura debuts @ DJ Chriss Vargas birthday at Pacha’s 7th Annual Voodoo Rave

This week we step aside to let the ultra-sexy performance artist/singer/model/provocateur Madam Marvelous log-in a report on what was quite the event to have attended. Yes, on the FEL space here at Von Gutenberg we try to illuminate you to what is happening across the world. Be it a latex fashion show, an alternative underground get-to-gether, gallery showing or in the case of what follows a musical/dance pairing that sounds super hot, super fun and just all around super: the debut of dance artist Sakura at DJ Chriss Vargas’ birthday/show at Pacha’s 7th annual Voodoo Rave on Governor Island in NYC.
I’ll let M/M. take it from here:

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Colombian powerhouse DJ, producer and Pacha mainstay, Chriss Vargas celebrated his birthday at Pacha’s 7th annual Voodoo Rave on Governor’s Island this past Saturday. The only way on and off the island is via ferry, so one could say this ultra-hip gathering was truly for the committed party practicioner. Yes, the VMA’s were Sunday night, but this felt like a true gathering of the faithful then just the usual viewing by millions of video watchers and Beyoncé fans…and it certainly was.
Vargas always shares his stage with numerous entertainers, this year that sharing included having blossoming dance artist Sakura up to give a blisteringy committed debut stage performance. And committed is certainly what many in the audience were after witnessing this enchantress casting her spell and control. The crowd was with her every step of the way as she did her ‘thang’ on Vargas’ “I Control You (Voodoo)” and “Dirty Wonderland”. Even in this dark themed evilicious event, the light of Sakura shone brightly, demonstrating her versatility and adaptability as an artist. In the high-energy certainly deliciously twisted hard dark beat land created Saturday (and whenever Pacha exists) for Sakura to have garnered such notice and great response is a great compliment indeed.

You’ll see more of Madam Marvelous in issue #9 of Von Gutenberg, for now though, see (and hear) more of this stunning talented lady here:
For all things Chriss Vargas go here.
And to get to know Sakura, go to Instagram @sa_ku_ra_music (photo credit here as well.)

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