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Turntabling Appearances Spring 2012

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.

While you’re in Columbus, might I also recommend a visit to the really awesome Columbus record stores like Spoonful Records and Lost Weekend? They are most excellent…

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….

Road Trippin’

Turntabling is back from a fantastic road trip to Toledo, Ohio and Flint, Michigan to set up the Turntabling booth at the Flint Horror Con, which was the very first ever and one hell of a good time.

The Flint Horror Con people did it 110% right and really went the extra mile–I highly recommend checking this show out the next time it’s run as it was top-notch. Good people, great venue, a really good experience all around. Sadly, I missed all the films because I was running the Turntabling Booth (with much help from my good friend Jeff Runokivi, who had to endure vinyl junkie talk all weekend long–thanks, Jeff!)

The people who attended the show were awesome too–highlights of the show included an appearance by someone wearing a Count Chocula costume (See below) and the man-nun made my weekend.

I met plenty of great people including Glen Birdsall, who’s working on a poetry volume of work inspired by Italian slasher films, Lucifer Fulci who’s a horror novelist and musician, and illustrator Roger Scholz who has some really great Dr. Who-inspired poster art among many other things. And it’s always great to see artist and one-of-a-kind horror t-shirt designer Steven Bejma, who has an amazing collection of oil paintings and tees–high quality stuff.

Thanks to everyone who visited the Turntabling booth, talked shop about cool records, and supported the site by purchasing some of our rarities and hard-to find titles in The Turntabling Collection. You awesome people are the ones responsible for keeping this site going year after year and I couldn’t do it without you.

There’s plenty of catching up to do around here and much prep for the last Turntabling booth appearance of the year  this November at Horrorhound Weekend in Cincinnati. Details on that coming soon…plus an announcement promised last week that I STILL need to deliver on…stay tuned, there are interesting things in the works at Turntabling!

–Joe Wallace

Turntabling Appearances Up Next

Turntabling is hitting the convention trail again soon and I’ve got plans to increase the number of shows I’m doing in 2012.

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!

–Joe Wallace