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Prohibition Era Mystery Experience at Skellington Manor

December 21st, 2018

Are you ready for an evening of intrigue with friends? Prohibition – A 1920’s Themed Mystery Experience takes place this Friday Dec 21 from 8 – 10 p.m. at Skellington Manor (420 18th Street Rock Island). You’ve been invited to one of the last open 1920’s Juice Joints owned by a local mobster. Rumor has it there is a snitch giving tips to the cops and the Boss wants your help identifying the dirty rat. 1920’s attire encouraged so put on your fancy clothes and come out for some fun. This 2-hour Mystery Experience includes complimentary appetizers and Cash Bar (Valid ID required) including... Read More

Help Out A Girl Who Makes The Quad Cities More Magical

December 7th, 2018

Nikki Gillette has always struck me as someone puzzlingly uncertain as to just how amazing she is. Gillette has been a regular on the performing arts scene in the Quad Cities for a while, as a standup comedian, musician, burlesque performer and actress. She teaches art to kids at Blue Grass Elementary, manages the traveling comedy troupe Show Us Your Pokeballs, models, haunts and does makeup at Terror at Skellington Manor, and is involved with other local groups such as Moonshine Misfits Burlesque and Open Source Improv. She’s also a columnist for this website. She’s smart, funny, beautiful... Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Quad Cities’ Haunted Attractions

September 26th, 2018

It’s official, Quad Cities. The wait is over. It’s Haunted House and Hayrack Ride time! Check out these bone-chilling experiences, happening in the area:   Factory of Fear                5027 4th Ave. Moline                    http://www.qcfactoryoffear.com https://www.facebook.com/QCFactoryOfFear/ The longest running Haunted Attraction in the Quad Cities, Factory of Fear, will celebrate their opening night this Friday Sep 28. Factory of Fear was rated number 1 in the Quad Cities on HauntedQC.com in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Hours:   Friday-Saturday                            ... Read More

Get Looney at this Jazz Party and Scavenger Hunt!

August 15th, 2018

Have you been waiting for the perfect event to pull out that flapper dress or striped suit? The time has arrived! Make plans to attend a Let’s Get Looney Jazz Party and Scavenger Hunt, hosted by Skellington Manor (420 18th Street Rock Island) this Saturday Aug 18! Back in the day, John Looney, the original Quad-Cities vice lord, ran a number of criminal enterprises in the area, many within walking distance from The Manor. Spend the evening learning about that rich history of 1920s Rock Island from characters ripped right out of the pages of history. Live actors will take you back in time to tell... Read More

Terror Strikes Skellington Manor

October 12th, 2017

Are you ready to be terrified? To have your core shaken? Then you must check out the scariest haunted attraction in the QCA before it’s too late. Skellington Manor, located at 420 18th Street Rock Island, was built in the late 1800’s and was previously a Masonic Temple. The building has been deemed as one of the ‘most active investigations in Rock Island’ by a paranormal investigation team. Many reports of spooky and scary occurrences have been made regarding this allegedly haunted building. And now you have an opportunity to check it out for yourself. Terror at Skellington Manor was voted... Read More

A Tale Of Two Conventions

September 17th, 2017

On the last weekend of July I had my busiest weekend of the year. Saturday was the annual QC Planet Con at the Holiday Inn Rock Island, simultaneously in Iowa City was Anime Iowa. I attended both conventions that weekend. First up that weekend was the QC Planet Con. I’ve been involved with the QC Planet Con since it’s inception in 2009. So my Friday night got started with loading boxes filled with comics, toys and statues onto a truck to drive to the hotel to start setup for the big show Saturday. I have to thank the event staff at the Holiday Inn for doing the literal heavy lifting... Read More

Braaaaaaains!!!! Zombie Prom Quad-Cities Shambling Into Skellington

July 20th, 2017

How would you like to re-live your high school prom? How about dressed as a zombie? The Factory of Fear and Terror at Skellington Manor will be hosting their 2nd annual Zombie Prom Quad Cities at Skellington Manor (420 18th St Rock Island) on Saturday, July 22. From 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. you can enjoy the same excitement and entertainment from your youth, with a ghoulish twist! Zombie Prom does require you to dress as frightening and shocking as you can. If needed, zombie makeovers will be available for a $10 donation. Tickets prices vary depending on which package you choose, and can be purchased... Read More

A Heart-Stopping Event On Valentine’s Day

February 9th, 2017

Dinner and a show. What more entertainment could you ask for? At Skellington Manor, there is always something new and exciting. Welcome to Paradise Island. Things seem to be going great until everyone comes together for Alternative Relaxation Therapy (ART). When a body is discovered, the mystery begins. Who could have done it and what was the motive? Join Skellington Manor for their special Valentine’s Day show “Murder in Paradise” to help solve the mystery. Tickets are $39.95 per person which includes a buffet dinner and a great show. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., salads are served at 6:30 p.m.... Read More

Break Out Your Pokeballs and Bow Ties For Nerdy New Year

January 25th, 2017

Break out the pokeballs and don your bowties. Skellington Swerve is holding their Nerdy New Year! On Thursday, January 26 starting at 7 p.m., Swerve is celebrating their first year of establishment and you’re invited! There is no cover charge for this live variety show, but a $5 performance donation is appreciated. Come dressed in your best nerd outfit or in your favorite cosplay to celebrate the geek side of life. Doors and Food Service opens at 7 and the Adult Beverage Bar is open for those 21 and older with a valid I.D. To view this event page, please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/383002145367923/. The... Read More

Swerve Along With Some Sick Beats At Skellington Manor

December 21st, 2016

Are you ready to swerve along with some sick beats? Well, here’s a great present on its way this week: A Very Special Skellington Swerve X-Mas is coming to downtown Rock Island. Are you a fan of pop and hip hop music? Do you want to experience a variety of entertainment all in one location on one night? On Thursday, Dec. 22, a concert will take place at the Skellington Manor Event Center, which is located at 420 18th St. Rock Island. Doors for this free event will open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will go until 12:00 a.m. This event is titled A Very Special Skellington Swerve X-Mas. The entertainers... Read More