Sep 30, 2015

This Year's Participants - Cryptkeepers 2015

Greetings. Welcome to the 2015 Countdown to Halloween, the best Halloween Party on the block. All of this year's costumed guests are listed below. Don't be shy. Walk right up to them and engage in some spirited conversation and join in some of the party games being featured. 

Not on the guest list but want to participate? It's easy. If you'd like to have your blog added to the list of participants, read this post for all the information you need. If you don't have a blog, participation is even easier, you just need to visit any of the blogs on the list below that you want to. All of them have something different to offer throughout the month, and all of the people running them have put in a lot of hard work to help celebrate the holiday we all love. 

Action Figure Barbecue
Adventures of a Geeky Vixen
AEIOU and Sometimes Why
Airless Chambers
AllHallowSteve's Halloween Addict Twitter Feed
Alucard's Bat-tastic Guide to Hallowe'en On Roku
An Adventure a Day
And Everything Else Too
Armagideon Time
Art By Giuseppe Balestra
The Art of CSR
B-Movie Star
Bat N' Kat
The Batty Chick
Big Scare
Bluestocking Farm
Branded in the 80s
Bully Says: Comics Oughta Be Fun!
Camera Viscera
Caramel Apple Day
Carol's Creations
The Catalogue of Curiosities
Cavalcade of Awesome
Celluloid Terror
Celtic Pumpkin
Channel: Superhero
Chuck Norris Ate My Baby
Church of Halloween
Cinema Crazed
The Cinema 4 Pylon
Cinematic Catharsis
Clockwork Yume
Corvus Victoriana
Cult of the Great Pumpkin
Culturally Significant!
D I Treasures
The Dark Art of Chad Savage
Dark Mind of a Feminist
Dave Lowe Design
Deadpan Flook and the Blog of Stuff
Distinctly Jamaican Sounds
Doc Terror
Doo Wacka Doodles
Dragon Patch TV
Earth Station One podcast
Eldritch Hobbit
Eric Scales
Euclid Boo Blog
Fantasy Ink
Fascination With Fear
A Field Guide to Doomsday
Fiendish Fancies
52 WOH
Fiji Mermaid
Final Girl
Forgotten Films
Frankenstein Forever
Frankensteinia: The Frankenstein Blog
Frog on the Pumpkin
Fright Connect
Garage Sale Finds
The Ghost Town
The Ghoulie Guide
The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla
Goodwill H(a)unting 4 Geeks
Gravedigger's Local 16
The Grim Gallery
Halloween Hits
Halloween Holler
Halloween Mix 2015
Halloween Short Films
Halloween Special
Halloween Survivor
Hallow-Holies Anonymous
Hallow-Holics Anonymous (WordPress)
The Haunted Drive-in
The Haunted Drive-In (Tumblr)
Haunted Eve's Halloween Blog
Haunted Eve's Halloween Yard Haunt
The Haunted Spookshow of Channel X
Hero Histories
Highbury Cemetery
Histories of Things to Come
Holiday Film Reviews
Horror Sexy
The Horrors of Halloween 
The Horrors of it All
Horrors Online's Two Months of Halloween Celebration
Incense and Cookies
Infinite Hollywood
Into the Cauldron
It Came From Beneath My Mind!
It Came From the Man Cave!
Jim Fanning's Tulgey Wood
Joe's Rec Room
John Rozum
Journeys in Classic Film
Just the Stuff Ya Know
Kaedrin Weblog
KostumeGirl's Closet
The Land of Cerpts and Honey
Leaves and Cobwebs
Lost Coast Portal to Creativity
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mark Harvey's World
Mark's Super Blog
Me and You and a Blog Named Boo
Me and You Too
Michael May's Adventureblog
Misfit Island Drive-In
Misfit Robot Daydream
Mixed-Up Monster Club
Monster Crazy
Monster Magazine World
The Moon is a Dead World
Moongem Comics
Mr. Chicken's Yard Haunt
Ms Misantropia
Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else
Musty TV
My Rotting Brain
My Scary Blog
My Two Yen Worth
Neato Ghoulville
Negative Pleasure
The New Adventures of Desdinova the Super Villain of the Ozarks
New World Food
Nightmare City Halloween
On the Stick
One Dark Halloween Night
The Other Side
OTIS: Odd Things I've Seen
Parade of Horrorables
Plan D: The Official Website & Blog of Derek M. Koch
Punch & Judy Productions
Radiator Heaven
The Rain Causes Pain In My Brain
Rare Halloween Videos
Reading Authors
Retro Robot Review
Rip Jagger's Dojo
Rob Walker Films
Roger Wilkerson, The Suburban Legend!
Russian Nerd (in Russian)
Scare Me On Fridays
The Sexy Armpit
Shades of Gray
She Walks Softly
ShellHawk's Nest
Sideshow Cinema
Silent Wierdness
6'+ (Six Foot Plus)
The Skeleton Key
Slash the Zombie
Something Got Me Started
Something WicKED This Way Comes
Spock's Record Round-Up
Spooky Little Halloween
Spooky Moon
The Spooky Vegan
Step Up to the Mike
Stephanie Buscema
Strange Kids Club
Swing With Shad
Team Hellions
Terror Titans
13 Visions
Tinker Wolf
Toys of My Past
Tupa's Treasures
Uncle Ernie's Creature Ink
Unique Unusual or Interesting
The Vault of 3D Sculpts
Vraie Fiction
Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist?
Who Killed Orrin Grey?
Who Ya Gonna Collect?
The Windesphere Witch
Wonderful, Beautiful, and Strange Finds
Wonderful Wonderblog
Working Dead Productions
The Writer's Journey
Your Final Answer

Sep 23, 2015

2015 Badges Are Here

Here are this year's badges, courtesy of my daughter, Daphne. Badges are featured below along with the code to post them with. In the past there were two choices of size for each badge. This year there is just one.

Badge #1:

Just copy and paste the following html code: 

Badge #2: 

Just copy and paste the following html code: 

Badge #3: 

Just copy and paste the following html code:

Badge #4: 

Just copy and paste the following html code:

Sep 22, 2015

Interview Subjects Wanted

Dex at AIEOU and Sometimes Why, is looking for bloggers to subject themselves to interrogation for  his Countdown this year. The interview takes only a few minutes, helps out a fellow Cryptkeeper, and can bring potential new readers to your own blog. Find out all the details here.

Sep 8, 2015

Calling All Cryptkeepers for 2015

It's that time of year again. The Countdown to Halloween is less than a month away. We have a new banner, and new badges are coming soon. I'd like to take this time to thank Shawn Robare for the years of dedication he's donated to this event, and this page. We have him to thank for getting this page up and running, centralizing everything, and all the great badges over the years. Sadly, Shawn has had his sanity restored to him, and has stepped down from his role as moderator here. I have no doubt he'll still be present as the man behind Branded in the 80s. Thank you Shawn. I could never have done all this without you. Having said that, please be patient with me as I'm about to do this this year without him.

Now for the official part that should make your life, and mine, easier, and insure that everyone wanting to participate is one the list with the launch at Midnight, October 1st. Please read the following. 

If you plan on participating in this year's Halloween Countdown, please read this post in its entirety in order to assure your place on the list of participants. 

So far, this year's Countdown has gone smoothly, as each year gets us closer to working out all of the bumps and obstacles revealed in year's past. 

Everyone that I have contact information for should have received an email from me by this time. If you've emailed me back already, you've been added to the list of cryptkeepers for this year. I thank all of you for your quick responses, and for providing links and so forth making this process easier than it has ever been. You are all excused from reading the rest of this email. 

If you haven't, please check your email. I did wind up with a few mailer demons infiltrating my inbox pertaining to old, outdated email addresses that could no longer have mail delivered to. If anything has changed, please let me know. 


If you haven't heard from me, that means I don't have a current email address for you. Please email me at Put Halloween Countdown in the subject line. In the content of the letter please include a link to your blog(s) and the name you would like to see it listed under (since this is often different). You will not hear back from me unless there's a question I have. Once I receive an email from you I will automatically add you to this year's list. Also, inform me that you did not receive an email from me. Having an email from you also means I'll be contacting you directly next year, hopefully making the whole process even smoother.

If you are planning to participate as a cryptkeeper this year, DO NOT simply leave a message in the comments box. Please email me. There are so many participants now, that it's easy for someone to get overlooked in the comments box, especially when I am trying to keep everything up to speed, manage my own blogs, and my everyday life. There are occasions where we are unable to check the comments box for several days in a row. Neither of us want to keep anyone waiting, or put them through the stress of wondering why they haven't been added to the list yet. By emailing me directly, you can be certain that I'll get you added asap, probably within just a few hours.

Also, if you only contact us through the comment box, we have no way to reach you directly if there's an issue with your link, or any other matter.  As October proceeds, we will be posting other things at this site, and things get lost when left in the various comment boxes, especially when those boxes don't have anything to do with the participant list.

The goal here is to make everything run as smoothly as possible and for everyone to have fun.

Please use the comments box for any questions or comments you might have as to this year's countdown otherwise.

Finally, the Countdown to Halloween is not an invite only sort of thing. If you know of other blogs that might want to be part of this, please let them know, and direct them to this post. 

Now go feed your bats so they're ready to fly on October 1st.