Public Domain Day 2023 Remix Contest: The Internet Archive is Looking For Creative Short Films Made By You!

"We are looking for artists of all levels to create and upload a short film of 2–3 minutes to the Internet Archive to help us celebrate Public Domain Day on 20 January 2023!"

For Goodness Sake - Will Krampus take you? Take the test and find out!

About For Goodness Sake

"Will you be taken by Krampus at the end of the night like the others, or will you be spared?"

The desc of this video links to the wrong game. (Hey @itchio ! FYI) so watch it then go to the link in this toot.

What Will Enter the Public Domain in 2023?

A Festive Countdown

"At the start of each year, on January 1st, a new crop of works enter the public domain and become free to enjoy, share, and reuse for any purpose."

"We invite you to a Zoom concert on New Year's Eve Hogmanay in Scotland with Jim & Susie Malcolm

Start your New Year celebrations early by joining us for the Bells as they ring out in Scotland. Saturday December 31st. Start time: 11pm in Scotland; 3pm PT; 4pm MT; 5pm CT; 6pm ET"

"It'll be like being in a friendly Scottish pub with good craic and as many drams as YOU want BYOB"

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Frankenstein Underground by Mike Mignola, Ben Stenbeck, Dave Stewart ebook currently on special offer (affiliate link)

"After a fight with Hellboy, Frankenstein's monster escapes the terrible Mexican laboratory where he was imprisoned and discovers strange creatures beneath the desert, where he'll learn some of the greatest secrets of the mystical world in the strangest Hellboy spinoff yet!"

Luda: A Novel by Grant Morrison ebook on discount today for $3 (affiliate link)

"A drag queen initiates her protégée into the magical arts in this phantasmagoric epic, the first novel from the legendary comics writer and New York Times bestselling author."

The 15 best astrology gifts to give zodiac lovers this holiday season

Featuring a quote: “Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfill it according to the law of light" from one of Aleister Crowley's ghost written Astrology books

8 Little Known Christmas Traditions From Around the World

"1. Krampus … 2. La Befana … 3. Mari Lwyd … 4. Yule Cat … 5. Grýla … 6. The Yule Lads … 7. Gävle Goat … 8. Tió de Nadal"

Ah, Gävlebocken only got 7. That's okay. It's good company!

City Lights Live! presents Jason McBride on Kathy Acker in conversation with Neil Gaiman, 6pm PST, Zoom, Dec 1

TODAY! In a few hours! Free!

About Eat Your Mind: The Radical Life and Work of Kathy Acker by Jason McBride (affiliate link)

👋 @neilhimself

Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue No. 275 Magick is now on-line

"The catalogue comprises a mixed selection of old and recent books on Magick, and the occult arts, ranging from cheap modern paperbacks to limited and deluxe editions of modern small-press publications, and some more unusual older works. There are also some interesting signed and inscribed copies of books from various eras, so it is well worth taking the time to explore it properly."

Public Domain Day Virtual Party

Join us for a virtual party on January 19 to celebrate The Best Things In Life Are Free, a public domain celebration!

"In January of 2023, a treasure trove of new cultural works will become as free as the moon and the stars, and we at Internet Archive, Creative Commons and many other leaders from the open world plan to throw a party to celebrate!"

"Give her what she really wants this holiday season. Death to the patriarchy, an ancient tome of curses from the forest witch, the hearts of her enemies, and deep pockets in every dress and pair of pants."

New zoom lectures in December & January at The Last Tuesday Society / The Viktor Wynd Museum, including Baba Yaga, Christmas, Krampus, Voodoo, Ghosts & Grimoires

Surrealists take to the stage

Appearing on stage in São Brás - Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Max Ernst, and the English author and aristocratic artist, Leonora Carrington.

"The play, a comedy based on factual events, takes place in Paris and Lisbon where the audience encounters the art collector Peggy Guggenheim and the cabaret performer Josephine Baker."

Cinderella and the Surrealists, São Brás Museum, Portugal, December 9–11

Will Sweden’s Christmas goat survive this year?

The straw goat beloved of arsonists in Gävle might stand a chance of survival this Christmas season thanks to its recent move from the city’s Slottstorget. Here’s a look at the history and stats of Gävlebocken and its chances for 2022.

Death Metal Friday

"Song by: Rebecca Black. Cover song by : Jarett Norton and Danny Dodge."

"Do you want to own your very own magical portal to Aziraphale’s bookshop tucked away among your shelves? Look no more! This little book nook is going to be up for auction on November 30, with all proceeds to the Club Q shooting victims fund.

Entirely handmade from wood, it lights up and plays music (a music box rendition of the Good Omens theme)."


Aziraphale’s Bookshop Charity Auction

Thankful for Libraries

It was in these quiet spaces that I found myself, not only physically but spiritually.

The strange legend of the Swedish Yule goat

Yeah, it's a primer for kids. Look, I'm just hungry for news about Gävlebocken that isn't on big social, okay?! But, it does have a lot of info.

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