Posts Tagged ‘dallas events’

Texas Frightmare Weekend is Upon Us – Plan Accordingly

Posted by    |    May 3rd, 2013 at 4:11 pm

If you haven’t already read Samantha’s list of Frightmare highlights, go do that now, and then prepare yourself for America’s tfw 2013largest gathering of horror celebrities, professionals, and fans. Thousands of horror junkies will be attending the eighth annual Texas Frightmare Weekend along with celebrity guests like Tom Skeritt and Veronica Cartwright, Danny Trejo, Virginia Madsen, the cast of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Marilyn Burns, Gary and Jake Busey, and many more.

The weekend has grown tremendously from its humble beginnings in the Grapevine Convention Center. The tremendous turnout throughout the years led last year’s move to the Hyatt Regency inside DFW with 93,000 square feet compared to the 23,500 square feet at the Grapevine Convention Center. But not everyone had as much faith in Texas Frightmare Weekend (which will henceforth be known as TFW) according to festival owner Loyd Cryer.

“When we first started, everyone told us that we’d never be able to pull off a horror convention in Texas,” Cryer said. “Texas is the ultimate red state, and we were told that not enough people would go to a horror convention.”


Weekend Plan of Action (February 1 – 3)

Posted by    |    February 1st, 2013 at 4:04 pm

~Friday~ happy friday funny


Texas’ Next Top Designer Announcement Gala

Where: SISU (poolside) 
2508 Maple Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

When: Friday, February 1 @
7 pm

Price:   $25 – $250

Texas’ Next Top Designer, Inc. has done great things for the Dallas fashion scene. The non-profit organization committed to fostering diverse entrepreneurs by supporting business development for the fashion and aligned industries.

The competition is conducted as a selection process for grant recipients, but the event and those leading up to it are a great way for Dallas fashion-files to show your support of Texas designers. With past winners like Abi Ferrin and Megan Summerville, this isn’t your average design competition.

For more info


Dallas Art & Fashion for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Posted by    |    November 20th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Red Arrow Contemporary, Patron Magazine, Amrel Styling Company and One Pink Lemon invite you to attend a benefit on Tuesday, November 27 to help raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Fund to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Join the art and fashion communities of Dallas at the Red Arrow Contemporary Gallery for a night of beautiful fashion, art and a chance to help those in need.

Master of Ceremonies Gail Sachson of Ask Me About Art will introduce a contemporary runway show by Etiquette Vintage Design, Izavel, Danh Ta, and Barron and J. and a couture show by Edgar Gomez and Elizabeth Anyaa.

Purchase tickets at and enjoy a night of art and fashion that will help those in need.



Dallas ComicCon Descends upon Irving Convention Center

Posted by    |    May 22nd, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I arrived early in Las Colinas. The sun had just made its rise over the horizon. Before me was the Irving Convention Center. Shrouded in its metal exterior decor, it almost looked like a Jawa Sandcrawler. A fitting structure for hosting the large swarm of sci-fi and fantasy enthusiasts that would soon fill it for the Dallas ComicCon 2012 weekend.

The Jawa Sandcrawler.. oh wait, Irving Convention Center


M83 at Granada Theater

Posted by    |    May 21st, 2012 at 12:47 pm

M83 at Granada Theater on 5.19.12


Big Freeze Photos Sunday Special: $10 Per Person Today at Dallas ComicCon 2012!

Posted by    |    May 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

It’s true! Today at Dallas ComicCon 2012, YouPlusDallas is selling individual photos for $10 at the Big Freeze on the 4th floor in front of the Grand Ballroom. Come get immortalized in your costume at the height of action! Check out the video at the bottom of the blog to see how it works. We’ll be at Dallas ComicCon all day today.

The Big Freeze Video

Dallas ComicCon 2012

Posted by    |    May 19th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

YouPlusDallas is currently on the scene at the 2012 Dallas ComicCon. If you’re in attendance, make sure to stop by the 4th floor near the Grand Ballroom to have your picture taken with the Big Freeze. Check out the video at the bottom of the blog to see how it works. We’ll be at the Irving Convention Center all weekend – make sure to come say hey (in English or in Klingon – your choice).


Tomorrow Night, Deer Tick at The Loft: An Email Interview with Rob Crowell

Posted by    |    April 27th, 2012 at 9:40 am

In a recent email interview with keyboardist/saxophonist Rob Crowell of super band Deer Tick, hilarity ensues. I laughed, I cried, I learned that tequila by itself is more powerful than tequila in a fancy drink, and I defended the amount of fingers that I possess.

Deer Tick will perform at The Loft on Saturday, April 28th along with Turbo Fruits and Telegraph Canyon. The author would like to stress that she does, in fact, have the normal amount of fingers.

On your most recent album, Divine Providence, which song was the most rewarding to record?

I liked recording “The Bump” the best. It was written immediately before we recorded it, and was spontaneous and pretty raw. Good times.

Which song of yours is the most fun to perform onstage?

“Funny Word” is always a good time, between the fact that it’s really high energy and the stage antics that usually accompany it.

You had an amazing 2011, making it on to Paste’s ‘Best Albums of 2011′ list and performing on Letterman. What has been the highlight of your career as a band thus far?

DudeSmash will be the highlight for sure. If you don’t know what it is, you’ll be able to Google it soon.

How often does guitarist Ian O’Neil get compared to Andy Samberg?

More often than he gets compared to Cher, less often than he gets compared to Bob Dylan. (more…)

Getting to Know Starlet Kina Grannis

Posted by    |    April 14th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Kina Grannis performs at the Kessler Theater Sunday, April 15, Doors at 7, Show at 8pm. The below interview was conducted in October 2010, when Grannis appeared in the Cambridge Room at House of Blues.

Kina Grannis is freezing. The green room at the House of Blues, which is adorned with funky wallpaper instead of living up to its namesake, is entirely too cold for the month of October in Texas, and Grannis’s thin black sweater isn’t helping very much.

It’s the Fall of 2010 and Kina is getting ready for her performance in the Cambridge Room, a cozy environment perfect for her fans that take her lyrics to heart. The audience will be able to get close enough to the stage to shout out their requests and see her fingers fly across the frets.

We begin the interview, and within moments, she and I are talking like old friends. Put two California girls in a room in Texas and they’re bound to bond over the lack of palm trees in the Lone Star state. After a stint in Austin, Kina can relate.

Photographer Emili Carmichael is taking pictures of Grannis during our conversation. “I feel like that light is probably doing scary things to my face!” she laughs as Carmichael’s flash emits a blinding light and the camera shutter clicks open and closed. It is pretty much impossible to make this girl look anything but gorgeous.

The first time I heard Grannis’s voice, I was casually listening to The Sixty One, browsing for new artists to add to my self-professed awesome collection of underground singers when I stumbled across her cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence“. My ears have forever submitted to her sweet voice and talent powerhouse. Her music is a comforting blend of honesty and hope. Grannis, the eternal optimist, has a way of writing the most dismal affairs into positive, uplifting melodies. (more…)

Tonight at the Loft: Bowerbirds

Posted by    |    April 12th, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Indie duo Bowerbirds, comprised of lovebirds Phil Moore and Beth Tacular, have had an interesting couple of years. Beth almost died due to an unsolvable illness and the two broke up before realizing that they needed each other. These hardships brought the art rock band closer together and brought us a beautiful third album, The Clearing. Tonight the band is playing in Dallas at the Loft. We caught up with Moore to learn about the toughest thing about dating a bandmate, and what you wouldn’t expect the pair to do in their free time.

Your most recent album The Clearing came out a month ago. I’ve been reading about the hardships that you and Beth went through before making this album; is the title in response to these events?

That was a time right when we started writing this record and things settled down. During that time we worked out a lot of our issues with each other.

What is the most difficult thing about being in a band with someone who you are also so close with on a personal level?

I think it’s mostly just being able to switch from work mode to relaxation mode. It’s hard to not continue to talk about our band and the work to be done. It’s hard to know when to stop and talk about the weather, or something like that.  (more…)