Celebrating Hug A Monster Day in Asheville, NC? We’ve Got You Covered!

Calling all ogres and vixens. Grab your horrific toys and head to ZaPow! on Friday, July 27, 2012, for some monster-loving fun.

Asheville art gallery ZaPow! and SpellBound Children’s Bookshop are teaming up with the Head Monsters at Stuff Monsters Like to bring you a live Hug A Monster Day event.

Intergalactic Hug A Monster Day is the only holiday that reminds all of humanity to embrace the monsters in their lives – whatever they may be. Participants are encouraged to grab their best monster friend, evil lawn gnomes, and other minutia of the macabre and give them a big squeeze. Hug them in public, in private, or in front of cameras and share with the world. Your choice.

Spellbound invites the youngsters for monster fun from noon until 3:00 pm. Bring your spooky toys, dress as your favorite monster, or just come as you are. A photo booth will be available to capture the moments. Additional monster toys will be provided for hugging. Children can also enjoy monster crafts and story time.

From 7:00 to 9:00 pm, the grownup ghouls are invited to ZaPow! to co-mingle with the spirits. Bring Your Own Monsters (BYOM) as the festivities continue. Beer will be provided by French Broad Brewery. Monster folk musician Ben Wilson will play his collection of zany songs that will terrify you as you howl with laughter. And The Hop Ice Cream Cafe will be by with delicious treats. Pose with your favorite beast or mutant in the photo booth. Prizes will be awarded.

Hug A Monster Day is sponsored every year by Stuff Monsters Like.com, the blog that reminds everyone that it’s okay to be afraid, as long as you are laughing. ZaPow is the only narrative and illustration art gallery in the Southeast. Spellbound is an independent bookstore just for kids (and kids at heart) which carries the best children’s and young adult books of yesterday and today.

The authors of Stuff Monsters Like.com, who just tried to purchase the moon through Kickstarter, are available for interviews. Please contact us at stuffmonsterslike@gmail.com.


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