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Q&A: Nick Wolak of Trauma

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to shock Columbus — but that won’t stop Trauma’s Nick Wolak and Co. from trying. Columbus’ premier Halloween fetish party is going into its 13th year, but 2014 will mark many firsts for Trauma. For three nights, the costume-mandatory party will be full of Columbus’ most creative acts, DJs and performers. Thursday, Oct. 30 kicks off the event with a “Circus”-themed soiree, followed by “The Ward” on Friday, and culminating with a “Masquerade” extravaganza on Saturday. Though the ante gets upped each October, Wolak believes the Columbus community is ready for whatever Trauma throws its way.
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Editor's picks: 22 things to do this weekend in Columbus

Including a Crew playoff game, Ohio Comic Con, Trauma and more
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Ohio comics get some love at Wizard World Ohio Comic Con too

It's not all Hollywood up in here at this weekend's convention
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Fashion: What are you wearing, Leidra Sunkle?

Lipstick: “I always wear a bright lipstick; typically a red or an orange shade. If I don’t, my clothes will drown out my face.”
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Things We Love: Picks from Tigertree’s Josh Quinn

The world of exotic knickknacks and one-off collectibles that litter the shelves of Tigertree are just some of what Josh Quinn likes. A co-owner of one of the Short North’s most storied storefronts, Quinn’s interests are perhaps as unique as his business..
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Q&A: Nick Wolak of Trauma

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to shock Columbus — but that won’t stop Trauma’s Nick Wolak and Co. from trying. Columbus’ premier Halloween fetish party is going into its 13th year, but 2014 will mark many firsts for Trauma. For three nights, the costume-mandatory party will be full of Columbus’ most creative acts, DJs and performers. Thursday, Oct. 30 kicks off the event with a “Circus”-themed soiree, followed by “The Ward” on Friday, and culminating with a “Masquerade” extravaganza on Saturday. Though the ante gets upped each October, Wolak believes the Columbus community is ready for whatever Trauma throws its way.
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Editor's picks: 28 things to do this weekend in Columbus

Including stuff the Ohio Game Developer Expo, HighBall, Columbus Comedy...
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Sketch in the City: Sidewalks #3

Topics discussed: Columbus Commons, yoga, Bob Dylan, twerking, Irish dancing
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Q&A: IM Creative Team for HighBall

Columbus’ premier Halloween couture event started as a grassroots effort, but after explosive attendance growth and national media buzz, organizers of HighBall have upped the ante on this year’s soiree. Enter IM Creative cofounders, Shannon Morrison and Scott Ihrig. The New York City transplants have worked with corporations like L’Oreal, Armani and Ralph Lauren, and plan to take this year’s HighBall to the next level.
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Things We Love: Picks from Ohio Game Developer Expo’s Chris Volpe

The Ohio Game Developer Expo this weekend seeks to bridge the gap between being a convention for gamers and those who make the games (whether board or video based). “We want to celebrate the gamer culture,” said Chris Volpe, one of the expo’s founders. “But we want people who are interested in turning this into a career to have networking opportunities, too.” Last year, more than 750 people showed up, and organizers expect even more at this year’s event at COSI. Festivities kick-off Friday at Strongwater, with game previews and live music, before shifting to Studio 35 for a showing of “The King of Arcades.” For more on the expo, head to columbusalive.com.
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Preview: Major League Gaming opening MLG.tv Arena near Easton

Arenas aren't just for athletics, anymore. Opening Friday near Easton is the MLG.tv Arena — a 14,000-square-foot venue for Major League Gaming’s most formidable gamers to face off. Though it might seem surprising Columbus would host the United States’ flagship gaming arena, it’s not so strange to MLG. Columbus has been one of MLG’s hottest spots for eSports events since the organization started hosting competitions in 2003.
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