Happy Fall!! I can’t tell you guys how happy I am to finally be able to say that. I know, I know…it’s technically not fall, but since pumpkin spice has come out of its hibernation, fall is definitely in the air. But, make no mistake, I am NOT a pumpkin spice kinda gal.
When one thinks of fall, naturally those thoughts naturally turn to Halloween. And we here at EDE are big fans of all of it…the decorating, the candy, taking the kids trick or treating, scary movies dressing up and, maybe most of all, the pumpkin carving. And, we know we’re not the only ones.
By now, we know that a traditional Halloween may be off the table this year for some of us, but we’re not letting COVID stop us from getting everything that we can out of these long standing traditions. To that end, we are going to do a few things to see if we can’t make this fun and inclusive and, did we say fun? So, prepare yourselves for – what we think is – the first ever social distancing trick or treating, movie watch and Wynonna Earp pumpkin carving contest. And I’m here to explain then all to you:
Wynonna Earp Pumpkin Carving Contest:
We've had some great and generous Earpers working on some amazing artwork that can be used for stencils. We'll be giving them their shout outs in the upcoming days and weeks so you know exactly who to be giving the accolades to.
If you are somebody that wants to participate in our little activity, all you have to do is drop us an email telling us your name, twitter handle and the level of difficulty you want to try. Beginning on October 1st, we will email you a random image from whichever difficulty level you chose. It's up to you what you want to carve this into (OBVIOUSLY, we'd like to see you use a pumpkin, but if you work in miniature and want to put it on a gourd or something similar, we promise not to get upset).
We will provide you the image of your choosing: Easy, Medium, Hard. You have one week to send us a pic of your final result.
I have been convinced by one of our folks here - who shall remain nameless - that I really should watch Buckout Road. She has convinced me that it's a "must-see" and because we can message together, it won't be nearly as horrifying as it would be if I were to watch it alone. So, since we all know that misery loves company, we're inviting you guys to join us.
So, on a date in October to be determined, we'll be doing a live tweeting while watching our one and only Dominique Provost - Chalkley in Buckout Road. I, for one, am not a huge fan of being scared, but will do my level best to sit through this film--strictly for the experience and not at all because Dom is a part of it, Nope...not at all.
Anyway, we'll figure out a date that works best and send out that info in the next couple of days.
Social Distancing Trick or Treating:
I guess it’s more like a candy swap if you want to get technical. You can DM us to let us know that you want to participate and we’ll send you a link to a page where you can fill in your info. We’ll start our lists over on this end and start matching people up. We’re gonna do our level best to keep people within the same country to try you guys some money on postage…however, I will admit, Buffalo and Emily did a just-for-fun candy swap a few months back and sent each other stuff that they couldn’t get in their own country. Postage was ridiculous, but it was a fun little experience.
Anyway, once we‘ve gotten a complete list, we’ll randomly assign people to one another. After that, it’s up to you guys to send along a little care package to your trick or treater.
I'll be fleshing this out a little better for you in the next couple of days...where and how to throw your hat into the ring and all that.
So, those are our October plans so far. Drop us a line if you want more info on anything.