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Mercer's second Gothic Festival presents a week of spooky fun

<p>The advertising flyer for the 2022 gothic festival. The 2nd Edition Gothic Festival will run from Oct. 26 at 5:00p.m. until Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. Flyer provided with permission by Clara Mengolini.</p>

The advertising flyer for the 2022 gothic festival. The 2nd Edition Gothic Festival will run from Oct. 26 at 5:00p.m. until Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. Flyer provided with permission by Clara Mengolini.

Mercer University will host the Second Edition Gothic Festival this spooky season Oct. 26-29. The main part of the festival will be held that Saturday, with the art exhibition, contests and cosplay night hosted in Connell Student Center, Conference Room 1.

The Tattnall Square Center of the Arts will also be hosting a portion of the festivities with "Mercer Haunts: Chilling True Accounts of Darkness from Mercerians Past and Present" on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The art exhibit has already begun and will run from Oct. 17-30 in the Hardman Fine Arts building on Mercer's Macon campus. The Festival and art exhibit are hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences professors Clara Mengolini and Marc Jolley.

Before the main night, there will be a discussion panel on themes in the Gothic tradition on Oct. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m., a screening and discussion of a "gothic" film on Oct. 27 from 6-8:30 p.m. and a game of One Night Ultimate Werewolf with Dr. Thomas Bullington on Oct. 28 from 6-10p.m.

If you have any questions, contact Jolley, Mengolini or gothicfestival@mercer.edu.


Henry Keating

Henry Keating '24 is a Journalism and History student at Mercer. He has worked at The Cluster as SGA correspondent, State and Local News Editor, Managing Editor and now as the Editor-in-Chief. Henry has held internships at the Macon Newsroom, Macon Telegraph, and Greenville Post and Courier. He enjoys backpacking, rom-coms, pottery and photography.


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