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NYC’s premiere industrial music clubnight! DJ’s Jet, Annabel Evil, Mighty Mike Saga, End: The DJ, Phoenixxx spin industrial, synthpop and electro.

The Black Shamrock Ball
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with DJ’s Sean Templar, Matt V Christ, Aengel spin goth, post-punk and new wave.

Dark Side Burlesque Show
Our sexy burlesque dancers include Lydia Vengeance, Ashley Bad, Cara Antoinette, Holly Sinner and The Chemical Crew!

Dark Secret Speakeasy
Shhh its a secret! Open Bar for 2 hours! (requires additional ticket)


Villains Ball Costume Party + Costume Contest
Our big club event / costume party! Dark Side DJ’s spin a mix of industrial, goth, alternative and more.
Costume Contest at midnight!

The Black Parade
NYC’s hot new clubnight comes to dark side! DJ’s Jet and Swabby spin emo, pop-punk and 2000’s alternative.

Zen Productions – Little Shop Of Horrors
Watch ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ on a big screen as Zen Productions performs as a live shadow cast!

Irene – Burlesque Review
In her seemingly endless search for love, Irene wanders into a world unfamiliar. She unexpectedly finds herself the target of a vampire coven only to be saved by Rana, the Queen of the vampires. Naive, scared and grateful for being spared, Irene quickly falls under Rana’s spell.
Little does she know, Rana has had many fall victim to her promises of devotion, including the entire vampire coven. Formerly witches that raised Rana, they each hoped for eternal love but were tossed aside every time Rana found a new interest.
While Irene and Rana become infatuated immediately, the sunrise cuts their time short. The past feelings of the vampire coven seemingly stop them from being together. Even though anger, pride, confusion and jealously can’t keep them apart forever, not every love story has a happy ending…

Incorporating elements of ballet from the original composition by Shaun Dougherty performed by First State Ballet in 2014, this reincarnation of the piece features burlesque performers and live musicians from across the tri-state area.

Iron Garden
The Iron Garden is a New Jersey based organization providing a safe haven for gathering, socialization, education, promotion of the arts, charity-work and fun for the New Jersey Nightkind Community. We welcome Houses, Covens, Dens and Ronin Independents who are Pagan, Vampires, Witches, Therians, Otherkin, Black Swans, Life-stylers, Poets and Scholars alike. The Iron Garden is a safe haven and neutral ground for fun, pleasure, entertainment, socialization, creative expression, interpersonal growth and networking.
Program for Iron Garden at Dark Side of the Con – March 17th:
. Conclave: “Hag Attacks and other Visitations” w/Citizen Lady D
. Key Note Presenter Lector Dario presents on “Cryptid Encounters”
. Iron Garden, a Retrospective in Photography
. Art Auction featuring the Art of Citizen Lauren Curtis
. Ceremony: “Honoring Nymps & Dryads” w/ Cenobite Crymson Syron
. Our Charities:
The Flat Rock Brook Raptor Center
The NJ Food & Clothing Rescue
. Our Merchants:
Psychic Readings w/ Lady D of the Soul’s Inspiration
Vampire Novels w/ Author Brian McKinley

Dark Side Pool Party
We turn off the lights and turn the indoor pool into a club as Dark Side DJ’s spin tunes.

You ARE coming to our Speakeasy, right?

Open Bar & Speakeasy

““I went out with a guy who once told me I didn’t need to drink to make myself more fun to be around. I told him, I’m drinking so that YOU’RE more fun to be around.”
― Chelsea Handler, “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea

Our fabulous Speakeasy returns with a two-hour open bar – beer, wine, AND liquor.  Good times! Drunken madness!  It’s $35 for TWO hours of drinking and fun.  In NYC, that will barely get you a cocktail.

Absinthe available until supplies run out.

2-hour open bar! (requires additional ticket)

Get speakeasy tickets on the “Tickets” page.  THIS IS A LIMITED EVENT; ONLY 100 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD.

Every Day / Ongoing:

Karnevil Side Show
Roll up, roll up, fiends and fans for the most fantastical sideshow experience on the east coast! In classic format, a marvelous mixture of more than nine, and less than eleven acts of skill and daring performed live by Karnevils self made freaks. You will meet the human blockhead, a person capable of replicating a self lobotomy and live to talk about it! You will see thrilling escapes from medieval manacles and medical restraints! You will experience first hand the effects of inhumane animal traps on human flesh! All this, and more in a single show! See it once, see it twice, every showing is unique and guaranteed different from the last!​

Ball Pit
Yep the ball pit is back! Jump on in! If you were there last time, you know what to expect! One of our favorite parts of the con!

Game Room
Play some board games and card games anytime you want!

Karnevil Wild West Whip Show
Karnevil demonstrates their expertise and accuracy with whips and shows off some dangerous tricks!