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Adoradead brings the creepy and cute to Selden Market in March



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What: Adoradead, a free one-day festival celebrating women and BIPOC in horror

When: Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 12p - 5p

Where: Selden Market in Norfolk, Virginia, 208 E Main St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Scream queens and a zombie crawl? Adoradead is not your typical horror convention. Crawling into Selden Market on March 5, Adoradead is a women- and BIPOC- centered festival celebrating all things creepy and cute, featuring ghoulish and glam merchandise, panels, family activities, photo ops, zombie parade and a Scream Queen contest. Founded by Keeping It Creepy Podcast hosts and BIPOC women horror enthusiasts Kat Stevens and Cerise Canzius, in partnership with Selden Market, Slover Library, Sweet Bitz and That Halloween Bro, this free event seeks to create a safe space to celebrate the horror genre centered on women and BIPOC creators. “This is not your typical horror con,” says Stevens. “We are looking to build and support overlooked communities who love horror and want to see themselves represented and celebrated.” Canzius adds, “Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in Adoradead, and we’re excited to showcase fun activities for families to do.”

“Artistic identity takes on many different forms and we love hosting events that highlight and celebrate the diversity, talent and unfiltered beauty of the area’s creative community. Adoradead showcases an increasingly popular intersection of all things scary and lighthearted fun. We are looking forward to working with the Keeping It Creepy team and friends to create a day filled with unique artisans, vendors and creatives,” says Selden Market Director, Careyann Weinberg.

“Adoradead speaks to the Slover Library mission of being the lighthouse in lifelong learning and civic engagement for the community,” says Nikko Knapp-Castillo of Slover Library.

  • Creepy Cute Merchandise from Selden Market vendors and local businesses.

  • Sign Up to be a Vendor

  • Scream Queen Contest: Sign Up to participate in the contest.

  • Zombie Crawl: Come dressed as a zombie or glamorous ghoul.

  • Photo Op Area by That Halloween Bro

  • Discover Women and BIPOC authors: Featured works in horror literature by women and BIPOC authors in Slover Library.

  • Slover Creative Studios: Make and take a horrifyingly cute critter to wear.

  • Panel discussions, family activities and more!

More information will be announced on www.adoradead.com and on social media:

For more information and vendor, partnership and volunteer opportunities, contact info@adoradead.com or Careyann Weinberg, Selden Market Director, seldenmarket@gmail.com

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