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Cybertron vs Stimulate Pajama Party
NYC’s premiere industrial music club nights unite! DJs spin industrial, ebm, synthpop and electro.
Come dressed in your pajamas / sexy lingerie / onesie / kigurumi!
The Black Parade: Emo & Pop-Punk Party
Brooklyn’s popular Emo Party returns to Dark Side of the Con! DJ’s play your favorite tracks from My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Blink 182, Falling in Reverse, and more!
Villains Ball Costume Party + Costume Contest
Dance the night away at our big club event/costume party, the Villains Ball! DJs spin a mix of alternative, industrial, goth, new wave, and more. Dress to impress!
QXT’s Nightclub Party at Dark Side of the Con!
For the first time ever, QXT’s, the Tri-State area’s leading club dedicated to providing dark,retro,alternative,underground and innovative music for the last 28 years, will be sharing their legacy with all DSOTC guests in the way of party form!!! QXT’s is bringing the club to you Saturday night! Free giveaways and good clean dark dancing until 3am!
Ash, Dysfunction, Mindsolvent & Luna spin
Goth, Dark,Synth and New Waves, Post Punk & contemporary electronic sounds representative of a QXT’s club evening!
Nevermind 90s DJ Party
Brooklyn’s popular 90s alternative party returns to Dark Side of the Con! Sing along and dance to the songs you grew up with including hits from Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Rammstein, NIN, The Cranberries and more.
REPO! The Genetic Opera Shadowcast by ZEN Productions
Watch ‘REPO! THe Genetic Opera’ on a big screen while Zen Productions performs a live shadowcast.
ZEN Productions was formed on Long Island, NY in 2009. In addition to live stage plays, ZEN performs shadow casts of Repo! the Genetic Opera, Little Shop of Horrors, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Doctor Horrible’s Singalong Blog. The Zen Room, a subsidiary of ZEN Productions, is Long Island’s premiere shadow cast for The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The ZEN Room regularly performs throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties, including their annual Halloween show at the 1200-seat Patchogue Theater for the Performing Arts and the 800-seat Suffolk Theater. ZEN Productions has performed at a number of conventions in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Dark Side of Karaoke
Sing to your heart’s content!
Choose from over 60,000 songs including a special list of dark, gothic and industrial music.
Dark Side Costume Contest
Grab your poison apples and polish your armor. It’s time to strut your stuff in your ghoulishly delightful cosplay! Winners will be selected by our panel of cosplay judges based on their craftmanship, originality, and design. Spectators are encouraged to come view the best of the best costumes at Dark Side!