The witching hour is upon us, and with it brings "Augtoberfest," Augmented Reality's month long celebration of the creepy, and kooky, mysterious, spooky, and altogether ooky! Expect to see a lot of fun Halloween themed videos, articles and audio leading up to our coverage of Frank N' Con - 2011
Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. When I was but a little Mike Cervantes, I was actually quite meek and scared all year long. It didn't help that I had an older brother who liked to torment me, stick the shells of Cicadas in my bedsheets, and one Halloween dragged me kicking and screaming through my grade school's haunted house. Celebrating Halloween helped me to get the better of my fears though, and learn to appreciate the deeper, darker parts of the human psyche, and develop a love of the mysterious and the macabre.
There's nothing about Halloween I don't love, be it the cutesy, family friendly TV specials of my childhood, or the outright frightening instances of violence and gore I witnessed in the horror movie marathons I enjoyed in my early teens. That's why, when we decided to dedicate October to Halloween, I suggested it should be a celebration of all the great things about Halloween: The mystic playfulness as well as the hardcore gore.
So enjoy our month of Halloween-styled updates, and don't forget to always keep an eye towards the shadows!