It seems the dead are stirring again. While plans for our next live reading is still in the works, The Unsettled Foundation is proud to announce our upcoming podcast, The Electronic Voice Phenomenon. In the interest of expanding our icy grip beyond Minneapolis, the podcast will feature interviews, fiction, audio drama, and other concerns of the dark and dreary. Keep vigil, dear friends, and do spread the word. We’ll be open for submissions soon.
Finally, this recording was recovered from the ruins of a dilapidated popcorn stand. It appears to be a recording of that fateful night’s proceedings. We hold no responsibility for any physiological or physiological ruin that may occur as a result of listening to this audio.
A special thank you to our auricular archeologists, Messrs Mason Butler & Ben Heath.
When word came in that Countess Anna Sprengel’s dirigible had been shot down en route to the theater, it was the incoherent howling of ghosts and the apocalypse finished that finished the eve. Only then did the intrepid hosts reemerge — banishing the beasts to silence in an effort to restore sanity to the world. While it appears their initial efforts were successful, whispers of The Unsettled Foundation’s return already about. Precaution is advised.
(Leah Defenbaugh, Fiada Fey as read by Ben Heath)
The evening continued with terrors of deep space, broken bodies, and government conspiracies.
(Carly Feroe, William Alexander, S.A. Rudek)
The audience was given no respite as tales of transfiguration, kidnapping, and cannibalism followed.
(Jennie Goloboy, Jefferson Hansen, Kate Saturday)
The first of them came with stories of aliens, madness, possession, and seduction.
(David Schmitz, Jessie Hausman with Leah Defenbaugh, David Steffen)
JUNE 23, 2012 In what would eventually be known as The Unsettled Foundation, a terrible legion of souls took possession of the decrepit historic stage of The Hollywood Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. One after the other, these vile creatures executed a relentless onslaught on their helpless audience. Whether you call them ‘writers’ or ‘readers’ or ‘storytellers’, their nefarious legacy is as stark as arterial blood on fresh snow. Please be warned — the coming images and sounds are not for faint-hearted or weak-minded.
Be afraid! The call for submissions has officially been unleashed onto the unsuspecting public. Submissions are already rolling in, so please do not hesitate to forward the above to any writerly types in your life. As usual, more information can be found over here: http://theunsettledfoundation.com/getinvolved
And do not forget the generous gifts from beyond that are still up for grabs at our fundraiser.: http://www.indiegogo.com/tuf
We are holding a fundraiser because The Unsettled Foundation believes all souls are equal before the dark abyss of mortality and no body shall be turned away for our first official event.
Please note that this is not only a rare chance to observe the public and possibly bloody birthing of a new literary institution, but also to glimpse a most curious venue, hidden in plain sight for nearly a quarter of a century. While The Unsettled Foundation will accommodate all with a safe and comfortable seat, please be advised that this venue is hardly modern or convenient. Also, it may be haunted. For those wishing to delve deeper into this most unusual landmark, please direct your attention here: https://www.facebook.com/MplsHollywood
The Unsettled Foundation would like to assure all that donations will not go unrewarded — The Unsettled Foundation is eager to recognize its donors with a wealth of prizes, including:
- A seat in our specially reserved section for our Hollywood Theatre event
- A program inscribed by our esteemed guest of honor, Lady Anna Sprengel
- A $50 Gift certificate for The Loft Literary Center
- A $30 Gift certificate for The Bookhouse
- A signed limited edition Neil Gaiman print, courtesy of NeverWear.net
- A customized talisman imbued with both timeless syle and an eternally encapsulated soul summoned from the unearthly firmament by Countess Sprengel of Landsfeldt herself
- BONUS: If the goal is reached or exceeded,everyonewho donated will be eligible a drawing for one of two additional goodie baskets from NeverWear.net, including stickers and an embossed, limited edition poster from the upcoming film, Neil Gaiman’s The Price.
Please visit our fundraising site at http://www.indiegogo.com/tuf to delve deeper.