Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Review: How To Create Your Own Murder Mystery Party by Joseph J. Franco

As I was about to embark on writing this semester's murder mystery, I thought it would be good to do some more research into the process of writing and hosting them. There were only two books that I could find on the subject, How To Create Your Own Murder Mystery Party by Joseph J. Franco being one of them. I picked it up over on Amazon for about $12 (with Amazon Prime) and set out for a good read!

Interested in reading up on the subject for yourself? I've prepared a little review and summary of the book to help you determine if this is what you need!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Important Note Regarding Posts

Update: Aaaaand we're back!

Got some articles written up, got my schooling and career [a little bit more] figured out, working on my new AniMysteryRPG, got a good schedule going for the next yearish. TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT ON THIS PARTAYYYY.

You can now follow us HERE on Twitter.
And HERE on Facebook.
And HERE on Pinterest.
And HERE on Tumblr!

Hello, all.

Unfortunately, due to a family emergency I have had to put this blog on hold for a few months to be able to manage the situation as well as university classes. I am, however, working with some friends to build some amazing new site features, articles, and a super big surprise that I will be launching before SacAnime Summer 2014! This doesn't mean that events will stop either, simply articles until the summer (mid-June) when I have the time to put up quality writing to improve everyone's (pretend) criminal experiences.

Don't worry - just because posts have stopped doesn't mean that I have stopped.

Things planned for launch in mid-June:
  • Murder Mystery Reviews
  • Event Recaps
  • More Pinterest Parties
  • An interactive party planning calendar
  • Printables and diy decor guides
  • Articles involving hosting a murder mystery, how to win a murder mystery, how to cast a murder mystery, and so much more!
The calendar and AniMysteryRPG page are now updated and ready to go for new events this year, so hang on tight, things are going to get crazy!

One more note - a super late thank you to the 125+ people who came out to our AniMysteryRPG event at this past SacAnime Winter 2014! We have received amazing feedback from the convention board and are planning on bringing an even bigger and better experience to Summer 2014!


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Updates: Upcoming Events and Progress

More events have been planned for the upcoming months, so stay tuned!

This Friday, October 18th, the Loyola Marymount University Animation Club will be hosting Hero Wanted, PUYDD's Legend of Zelda themed party, from 7pm to 10pm. Admission is restricted to students of the university, and admission is $5.

An application was just sent in for Hero Wanted to be an event at SacAnime Winter 2014, this January 3rd - 4th. Scheduling will take place beginning mid-November, and it will promptly be added to the calendar once we have more information. The event's forum thread will be posted here once it is available.

A date for the Daggerville murder mystery is still pending, but a review will follow promptly.

Additionally, we have been in the works of creating two new murder mystery experiences for our audiences, as well as some new graphics and features for this website. Exciting things are on their way!

Articles are running tight this time of year, due to the primary author's college course load. We are working on obtaining more guest articles for your viewing pleasure. If interested in writing an article for Party Until You Drop Dead, please visit our Contact Us page!

Thank you for your patience,

Monday, September 16, 2013

Playing Host to Murder: Murder Mystery Party Planning Timeline

Looking to host a murder mystery, but not sure where to start? Let us handle all of the tedious work so you can skip straight to the fun stuff! In this week's article, the process of organizing and preparing for a murder mystery party will be outlined to make sure that your party turns out to be as fun for you as it will be for your guests. Just a simple timeline is the key to making sure everything runs smoothly and effortlessly for yourself and your guests.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Zio Fraedos - Murder On the Oriental Rug

Oh no! A beloved superstar has been murdered! With many suspects and everything going horribly wrong, the detective has a tough case ahead of him. . . until the director calls cut and the real mystery begins! The scene is set by a troupe of actors dreaming of their names in lights on Broadway until they find out that their director has other ideas for them. In this twist of a whodunnit by Look Out World Events, the audience at Zio Fraedos was tasked with solving the murder of a character played by an actor. . . played by an actor?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Zio Fradeos

Hello, fellow felons!

The Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at Zio Fradeo's (hosted by Look Out World Events) is coming up on June 12th (the event has a second and third date of August 9th and September 13th for those of you with busy schedules), and I finally bought my tickets! If anyone else is interested in attending a dinner of classic Italian food with a splash of intrigue and murder on the side in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can purchase tickets here.

Following the event, I will post a synopsis and review here for all to read.

Hope to see you there!


Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Murder 101: How to Be A Guest At A Murder Mystery Party

Now that we’ve already covered the basics of murder mystery parties:
what they are and the different types of games, and you know what you’re getting into by accepting that party invitation, its time to explain what happens at the parties. (And if you’ve never participated in this type of event before, it might be a good idea to go ahead and read those two articles to get more information.) Maybe you’ve never been to a party before and want to know what will be expected of you, or you’re a murder mystery vet and just want to make sure you’re doing it right, either way, we’ll cover everything you need to know about being a guest at a murder mystery party.

Important note:
This article assumes that you are not attending a dinner theater murder mystery(not sure what a dinner theater is? Read about it here). Because dinner theaters differ so much in play from the other two types, a corresponding article will be posted soon after this one.

Party Until You Drop Dead presents: How To Be A Guest At A Murder Mystery Party!