Liisa Ladouceur is a Toronto-based music and unpopular culture journalist, a poet and a Goth. She has examined the subculture for various publications, has been called upon as a recognized Goth expert for television like MuchMusic, CTV, TVO, and Newsworld, and hosted the sold-out Gothic Toronto literary event for the Luminato Festival. She is currently known as the Blood Spattered Guide music columnist for Rue Morgue magazine, the world’s leading publication on horror in art and culture, and also can be heard weekly on the all-horror podcast Rue Morgue Radio. CAROUSEL readers will note that Ladouceur’s poem “Warren Ellis’ Violin” appeared in CAROUSEL #25!
Ladouceur’s newest project, Encyclopedia Gothica (released by ECW Press) is launching tonight (Tue Oct 04) at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W, Toronto) from 7- 10pm. This free event will feature music, art, prizes and will be focused around an author interview by Russell Smith — author, Globe and Mail columnist and sharp dresser. Should be spooky.
Encyclopedia Gothica is a 200-pg guide through that shadowiest of subcultures: modern Goths. It collects and defines more than 600 words and phrases used by these children of the night so that you too can engage in conversations about deathhawks and rivetheads and who is more übergoth: Bela Lugosi or Robert Smith.