Welcome to Night Vale
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 17
Where: Cannery Ballroom
Part War of the Worlds, part stylized Stephen King nightmare, Welcome to Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast following the exploits within the fictitious Night Vale, a desert town built on a bed of conspiracy theories and unimaginable Lovecraftian horrors.
It’s also one of the most popular things you’ve never heard of — an Internet phenomenon that has consumed a tiny corner of the blogging juggernaut Tumblr with fan fiction, commentary, art and more dedicated to what is essentially a nuevo-radio drama in the style of All Things Considered. But, you know, with monsters.
Night Vale bleeds into reality through a tear in space-time (or possibly a van) tonight bringing their touring show to Cannery Ballroom, where creators Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will bring the comic creepshow to a live audience.