Rain or Shine brought out the vampires this Halloween!

Posted on Nov 2, 2013

Rain or Shine brought out the vampires this Halloween!

The Rain or Shine Coffee House in Portland, Oregon was the host for a fantastically Gothic Halloween! Vampires crept from the shadows to entertain the crowd with stories of death, dangerous kittens, and deadly aristocrats.

RainorShine1The Oregon Writer’s Colony hosted the event. Holly Franko and Cindy Brown rocked the MC slot with ghoulish jokes and great introductions.





First up to the microphone was Brian Marrone. He read from his Gothic vampire novel and gave us chills about dark basements, rats, and very creepy lost souls of the night.RainorShine2







RainorShine3Student by day, Gothic creature of the darkness by night, Deborah Riefstahl sang a haunting Poe-inspired melody.







Beware the lost kitten on your doorstep! Leslie Ormandy read from her Gothic vampire work and trust me, you will never look at that innocent kitten the same way. More information on her work can be found at her web site. RainorShine4








RainorShine5The evening closed with a reading from B.E. Scully. She read selections from Firbolg Publishing’s latest release, Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences. Bringing John Polidori’s The Vampyre to life, she then gave the audience a peak into the mysterious Miss Aubrey’s perspectives on the macabre events in “The Tygre,” and closed with a dark interlude into Jon Michael Kelley’s story, “The Silent Highwayman,” on the sinister Lord Ruthven.


A Gothic evening in Portland would not be complete without friends! Portland artist turned devilish imp for the night, Malcolm McClinton, joined us for coffee, vampires, and tales from the shadows.

Malcolm McClinton and B.E. Scully

Malcolm McClinton and B.E. Scully



Alex Scully (editor at Firbolg Publishing) and Malcolm the imp!