Karnevil

Founded by Dr. J.R. Whitcomb in 2011. They have been featured in both Weird NJ magazine and The Star Ledger, Karnevil is considered to be New Jerseys premiere carnival sideshow experience as well as being touted globally as “The worlds most dangerous sideshow” Whether bringing you death defying escapes, astounding acts of skill, classic sideshow fare, ridiculous games, or informative presentations on macabre Victorian subject matter, the Karnevil crew delivers above and beyond mortal expectations!”

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Karnevil Carnival Sideshow
Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical sideshow experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture of more than nine, and less than eleven acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal traps on human flesh! All this, and more in a single show! See it once, see it twice, every showing is unique and guaranteed different from the last!

Karnevil Presents: Killing the Night Since 1094 AD (A Whip Show)
9 out of 10 professional monster hunters agree, the whip is one of the most versatile tools when it comes to slaying creatures of the night. Join Dr JR Whitcomb in an exploration of effective uses of the lash against such fiends…and Dracula.

Wunderkammern
Wunderkammern, commonly called cabinets of curiosities were encyclopedic collections of objects including natural specimens (often faked), relics, works of art, and antiquities. Though existing in many forms in many eras, the Wunderkammern as we know it today came into vogue among the wealthy elite of the Victorian era as a display of artifacts from their “adventures”. Join Dr. J.R. Whitcomb and Gypsy for a discussion on the history of the Wunderkammern, a display of a few pieces from their own cabinet, and tips on how to begin your own Wunderkammern on a budget.

Katherine McIntyre

Katherine McIntyre is a feisty Irish chick with a big attitude despite her short stature. She writes stories featuring snarky women, ragtag crews, and men with bad attitudes—high chance for a passionate speech thrown into the mix. As an eternal geek and tomboy who’s always stepped to her own beat, she’s made it her mission to write stories that represent the broad spectrum of people out there, from different cultures and races to all varieties of men and women. Easily distracted by cats and sugar.

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A Very Fae Murder Mystery
Enter the dangerous landscape of Katherine McIntyre’s novel, Hunting for Spring, a darker side of Philly filled with fae, necromancers, witches, and the hunters who keep order. The Order of the Serpent, a group of Unseelie, has their eyes set on destroying this city, so the Philadelphia Coven has called a council of representatives from the supernatural community to unite against this threat. However, when a dead body is uncovered in their midst, it’s up to those left to figure out who among them is who they say they are before the killer strikes again.

Kevin Meares

Kevin Meares is an experienced demonologist and paranormal investigator, and is the former host of the Lou Gentile Show and host of Paranormal Encyclopedia.

Kevin Meares has been interested in folklore, theology and the paranormal for his entire life. He started working with the late Lou Gentile in 1998 a friendship that continued to Lou’s demise. During that time he also co hosted The Lou Gentile show sometimes being affectionatly reffered to as the resident skeptic or the walking encyclopedia. While he considers hismelf foremost a demonologist and a ghost hunter Kevin’s interests also encompass theology, world religions, folklore and mythology, anthropology, history and criminology.

Kevin maintains a regular column on examiner.com as well as continuing to lecture on paranormal subjects. He continues to conduct investigations and to give advice to groups who do not directly specialize in demonic phenomenon.

Paranormal Encyclopedia Live

Come to a live taping for the YouTube side of the Paranormal Encyclopedia radio show. Hosts Kevin Meares and Brian McKinley will be having an open mike discussion of paranormal topics and taking questions from the audience.

Talking to the Dead

Communicating with the spirit world has been a popular human past time since before recorded history. Join us as we attempt to use electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) and the relatively new technology of the ghost box (based on the original designs of Thomas Edison) to see if we can speak to spirits. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

Mentalism and Magic

A combination of traditional stage magic and the techniques of mentalism (mind reading and the like). The show will have a paranormal bent but will remain fun for a range of participants.

 

Kink Track at Wicked

“Kink is like an excellent cup of hot tea, in the it’s quite wonderful and you should have more of it.”

Wicked Faire’s famous Kink Track returns with workshops, demonstrations, and deliciously deviant education!  (This area will contain full and partial nudity, and is 18+).

Here is a list of the various flavors of kinky content tracks you’ll see at this year’s Wicked Faire:

Kink 101

“Kinky is when you use a feather. Really kinky is when you use the whole duck. However, there is a certain amount of knowledge in recognizing that you could simply eat the duck and buy a flogger, instead.”~ Malaclypse the Younger

The Wicked Faire is not a kink event, per se, but it’s a home for all manner of kinky people. Kink is often an undercurrent at many Renaissance faires; at the Wicked Faire, we take pride in who and what we are, and we’re glad to teach it to experts and newbies alike!  If you want a safe, welcoming place to explore your kinky side, might we suggest you join us for this beginners’ track?

Advanced Kink

“I don’t know what advanced kink is, but I rebuilt my castle so that it had a second dungeon. Does that count?”~ Bowser, Evil Boss, Super Mario Brother Brothers

The Wicked Faire gets all manner of kinky attendees from “never done before it but totally curious” to “this has been my life for 30 years.” Our Advanced Kink track includes classes for experts and experienced people who’d love to take things to the next level.

Rope

“Bind the body, and you bind the mind.” ~ Sun Tzu

Rope is one of the most versatile tools in any kinkster’s repertoire – it is a not just a method of bondage, but also an extension of will and an exploration of the sense of touch. Really, there’s nothing like the feel of rope on the body to take you to new places in your mind and life, whether you be the tie-er or the tie-ee. Let us share our rope with you!

Impact Play

“You wouldn’t recognize a good thing if it was spanking your ass.”~ Kresley Cole, Kiss of a Demon King

Floggers, whips, and paddles, oh my! Impact play is a strikingly fun and sensual adventure. Come learn about how to do the right kind of impact with your partner to raise their endorphins, get the blood flowing, and wake your kink up! Or, you know, just leave a good impression.

Edgeplay

“I like living on the ragged edge of danger.” ~ Al Capone

What, exactly, is edgeplay? Technically speaking, it is play that pushes the safety boundaries of traditional kink. We prefer to think of it as that fine line between night and day, waking and dreaming, life and death. Explore the darkest, more dangerous areas of your kinky play with us.

Hypnosis

“The erotic state – again, a mixture of concentration and spontaneity – is a hypnoidal state, probably the most powerful kind that we are capable of experiencing, and it is in this condition that unexpected regions of the self are revealed, as the majority of people know from experience.” ~ Peter Redgrove

Just as many of us enjoy playing with our partner’s body, many also enjoy playing with their mind. Hypnosis, the act of altering mental consciousness, can be intensely intimate in ways you may never have experienced before. Does the dark unknown of hypnosis call to you? Come to us to experience and learn.

 

Lexicons of Dueling the Sidhe Court

The Living Fae. All the societies of humans kind have tales of Sidhe, from all the cultures of the world. Where would they gather? How would they hold convocations? How might they just see each other without hiding in the forests or deeplands of Mother Earth? The Humans that believe, would cage them or worship them in most unseemly ways. Those that do not believe would hunt them or go mad from the truth. So how can they come together without disrupting the very fabric of reality?

The Humans call them, Conventions.

Celebrations of gaming, costumes and entertainment that bring those that believe, yet deny. They are the mundane that embrace the magical. A place where the Fae can walk in fully regalia…and get a hallway award for a fabulous costume that is just what they really look like.

This is the Third run of the LARP – Lexicons of Dueling: The Sidhe Court!

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The 1st Convocation. Wicked Faire 2016
The Fae gathered and greeted. They wandered among the mortals and reveled in the majesty and magic. They found joy and laughter. So much so the Darkness took note and hunted them. The Light took notice also, to observe. The Winter and Summer Courts battled well. Summer was victor. Thus the year of warmth.

The 2nd Convocation. GlimmerDark 2017
The Fae came and found each other again. The courts grew and prospered. The Light an emissary to watch for the coming Dark. Darkness came to staunch the powers of creation, and failed. But only barely by wit and wonder of the Court, the King and Queen where saved from banishment. And amidst this all, the power of the courts did grow and such it was that the Autumn and Spring Courts have young Nobles. Spring did well in support of the coming season. Thus the season of spring snows and blizzard showers.

This Convocation holds new challenges. The Darkness was felled in direct conflict, so it burrows into Gaia itself. The needs flow to and from different sources. While the balance is set, how shall we find the heart of the Earth herself? Only the Courts and those that attend can solve these puzzles…

Lilith Lore

Lilith is a storyteller and amateur fairy tale scholar who splits her stage time between Poison Apples & Pretty Witches, burlesque, and improv. When she can be torn away from the theater, she is also a certified personal trainer, a Wiccan high priestess, a goth, and all ’round geek.

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Poison Apples & Pretty Witches
Gather ’round for Lilith’s wickedly salacious retelling of classic stories from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen and Charles Perrault. Be prepared to see the darker side of heroes and heroines, and to have illuminated the twisted motives of your favorite villains. Once upon a time… but only rarely happily ever after.

VIP Performance
Saturday 8:30pm, as part of the VIP Royal ticket