GET your nerd on this Halloween season! Savannah's versatile creative space has a full schedule of events and activities to get you in the spirit of the season.
Kick it off at 5:30 p.m. in The Arena with a round of board game Betrayal at House on Haunted Hill, in which players investigate a house full of secrets and sinister creatures (no worries if you’ve ever played, the great Guild Hall folks are pros at this game and are happy to introduce you). The grand winner gets 35% off their own copy of the game in the Guild Hall shop.
Head over to The Forge for Exquisite Corpse. Whether you’re an Illustration major or a napkin doodler, folks of all artistic backgrounds are sure to love this Surrealist favorite. Basically, you’re drawing a monster with a group of people—a piece of paper is folded three times, designating head, torso, legs. The paper is passed around with only one fold exposed for drawing, and, once it’s all done, is unfolded to reveal your very own Frankenstein’s monster. Starts at 7 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Pop over to The Forge Theater toward the good ol’ fashioned crafting table! You can make some Halloween-themed earrings or a creation that’s entirely your own: there will be plenty of materials and tools provided. Happens at 7 p.m.
So you know the “guess the card on my forehead” game? That’s what’s basically going on with “Guess the Monster Game,” held in The Forge. Each card has a monster on it, and as other players describe your card to you, and you get to guess your monster’s name based on their descriptions. Each correct guess earns you a piece of Halloween candy. Jump into the first round at 7 p.m.
All you cosplayers, heads-up: Guild-O-Ween features a next-level costume contest. Take that ish to the stage, strut, pose, and spin, and share your DIY secrets.
Okay, back to gaming. Inspired by the old spiritualism of Vaudeville in which psychics and mediums read minds from their audience, Black Rainbow Séance is a two-person mindreading game with a performance art tie-in. Get your mind blown at 9 p.m. in The Forge Theatre.
Guild Hall favorites The Dirty Dolls Revue have a Halloween special planned. Blending neo and classical burlesque with “Nerdlesque” and cirque performances, Mary Contrary and her all-lesbian troupe aren’t to be missed. Starts at 10 p.m., but get there early to nab a seat.
Wrap up a full day with a round of action-adventure horror game “The Last of Us” immediately after the Dirty Dolls show.
Not a Guild Hall member? Throw down $15 and you get an all-access pass to Guild Hall-O-Ween, plus a month-long membership at The Guild Hall to check out all the excitement outside of the Witching Hour. Just sign up at theguildhall.com.