It was a great trip, and many thanks to all who supported Turntabling by purchasing some of our rare, hard-to-find, and just plain awesome vinyl and CDs. Posts resume soonest, but in the meantime don’t miss the Turntabling booth at Horrorhound Weekend and Cinema Wasteland, both coming up very soon–details and dates to come.
Whenever it’s time to load up the vehicle with eight or nine hundred vinyl records, rare CDs and other stuff for sale in the Turntabling booth, I always hear the strains of ‘The Tubes World Tour”. And it’s that time again.
Three shows in March make this a quite busy season–things start with Days of the Dead in Atlanta March 9-11, then it’s Horrorhound Weekend in Columbus March 23-25, and finally at the end of the month Turntabling appears at Cinema Wasteland which always happens in Strongsville, Ohio.
The Atlanta show is truly the farthest Turntabling has ever gone to sell vinyl–13 hours of driving for the one-weekend event is pretty ambitious but you never know how these things will go. If it goes well, it could be a repeat visit for us in years to come.
If you’ve never seen the Turntabling booth at a horror convention or film festival, you’re in for a vinyl-collecting treat. Five or six crates packed full of rare, hard-to-find and just plain awesome records, plus a ton of rare CDs…our selection personally curated and is aimed at the discriminating vinyl junkie looking for things you might be hard pressed to discover elsewhere.
Turntabling sells and collects rare soundtrack sounds (Morricone, Bruno Nicolai, Goblin, Gert Wilden, Piero Umiliani, Harry Manfredini, John Carpenter, you name it) vintage 80s industrial/dark music (Cabaret Voltaire, Wire, Skinny Puppy, Sleep Chamber, Hilt, Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, Test Department, etc), post-punk (PiL, Gang of Four, Pop Group, Shriekback,) and sonic oddities which must be seen to be believed (Leonard Nimoy reading Ray Bradbury, Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi doing horror radio theater, Vincent Price readings, Doctor Who vinyl, etc.)
If you are planning to come to any of the next three events, and want to sell vinyl please get in touch with us at the show or via our comments section–we can’t purchase everything but always give at least some a look and a fair price when there are titles we need. If you wonder what we are in the habit of purchasing, just look at the site and you’ll get a very good idea indeed.
We hope to see you at the shows! In the meantime, here’s a video version of The Tubes World Tour, because it’s our road tripping theme song.
Spring of 2012 is going to be quite busy–if you’ve never come out to a horror or science fiction convention and visited the Turntabling booth, 2012 is a year full of opportunities for you to see The Turntabling Collection, say hello, and get your hands on rare and cool vinyl and CDs from around the world.
Our first show of the new year is Capricon 32, February 9-12. This science fiction convention is held at the Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL. There are two items of note–the guest of honor for this year’s show is Cory Doctorow, who you might know from BoingBoing.
The other is that Turntabling is hosting a party suite during the show on Saturday night, February 11. Stop by the Turntabling booth for details–this is a blowout with free drinks and music by DJ Paisley Babylon.
Our next appearance is scheduled for Days of the Dead in Atlanta, March 9 – 11. The Turntabling Collection will be there with plenty of new arrivals, strange and rare vinyl, plus a LOT of horror soundtracks on CD. We’ve never traveled so far to do a convention, so this is an experiment for Turntabling. Come out and say hello, Atlanta area vinyl lovers!
Following Days of the Dead, Turntabling will be at back-t0-back horror festivals starting with Horrorhound Weekend, March 23-25 in Columbus Ohio. This promises to be a slam-bang con–this one features Pam Grier as one of the guest celebs– and Turntabling will have loads of great finds for you, as usual including some Jackie Brown soundtrack LPs suitable for signing.
The very next weekend finds Turntabling at Cinema Wasteland March 30th, 31st and April 1st, 2012 in Strongsville, Ohio. There are sixteen new-to-Wasteland guests and this show is always a 100% blast. One of the best shows we do, hands down. The Turntabling Collection will be available for sale as usual and there is a lot of hard-to-find vinyl goodness waiting for you.
After that, the travel season winds down for us until August when things start getting crazy again–Flashback Weekend in Chicago, another round of Horrorhound Weekend and Cinema Wasteland appearances, plus we’re looking forward to doing another Flint Horror Con and possible another appearance at Dark Carnival Film Festival. Stay tuned….
There’s been such a great, positive response to the vinyl and CDs I sell at Horrorhound Weekend, Flashback, and elsewhere that it seems like the right time to expand the amount of stuff I’m bringing to the shows and the number of shows I bring it to.
That’s why I’m very pleased to be part of two new-to-me shows. Dark Carnival in Bloomington, Indiana is one I’m catching in October (details below) and I just committed to doing Days of the Dead in Atlanta in March 2012.
Cinema Wasteland, September 30 – October 2 2011 in Strongsville Ohio. It’s at the Holiday Inn at 15471 Royalton Road in Strongsville.
Dark Carnival Film Festival, October 21-23 2011 in Bloomington, Indiana. For ticket and location info call (812) 323-3020
Horrorhound Weekend November 11-13 2011 in Cincinnati Ohio. This one is at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 11320 Chester Road.
Capricon is a fun sci-fi show in Wheeling, Illinois held February 9-12 2012. I had a table two years ago and the experience was a lot of fun, so I look forward to getting back there for another go in 2012. This year Turntabling plans to co-host a party room and there should be a lot of mischief, mayhem and fun. Did I mention there will be an open bar?
Days of the Dead Atlanta is March 9-12 2012. This is my first Days of the Dead show so I look forward to getting to meet a lot of you who haven’t made it to the shows I normally do because they’re so far away. Turntabling will bring hundreds of rare, weird, sought-after and collectible records and if you’re in the Altanta area, you should NOT miss this show. Sid “Captain Spaulding” Haig is already confirmed for this show and word has it he’ll be taking photos in the makeup again. Yes, you need to be at this show!
As always, thanks for your support at these shows–I really love meeting people who read the blog and vinyl junkies in general. Thank you!