Halloween Weekend + EDM

Halloween weekend is coming up quick. Do you have plans?

If you’re an electronic dance music listener, Halloween weekend will have two of the biggest events in Southern California going on at the same time. While there will be many, many events that cater to this most awesome holiday, Insomniac’s Escape: All Hallows Eve (a.k.a Escape from Wonderland) and Hard’s Day of the Dead are the most anticipated music festivals.


Now, I’m not going to judge you on which one you choose. Both have GREAT lineups!
I wouldn’t be surprised if you went to both, because you can!

Escape From Wonderland 2014 Tickets | Lineup Fri. Oct. 31st & Sat. Nov. 1st 2014


For more information and to purchase tickets for ESCAPE, visit www.escapeallhallowseve.com

For more information and to purchase tickets for DOTD, visit www.harddayofthedead.com

Check out my personal blog for some festival fashion tips www.jessicacortez.org

World Smile Day


Today is World Smile Day in honor of the yellow ball with a smiley face. It was created in 1963 in Massachusetts by Harvey Ball. The smiley face has become the most recognizable symbol of good will and good cheer on the planet.


Mr. Ball asks that you “Do an act of kindness. Help one person smile.

Smiling makes us attractive.
Smiling changes our mood.
Smiling in contagious.
Smiling relieves stress.
Smiling releases endorphins.
Smiling makes you seem successful.
Smiling helps you stay positive.

So smile today and pass it on! ♡

Sinister Pointe Presents Beyond the Mirror

Even though we post about news and events in Los Angeles…
I just have to share this awesome maze experience that opens tomorrow in Orange County!

Just the name alone gives me the chills!


We all remember the story of Bloody Mary as a child.
But do you know the story that exists Beyond The Mirror?

From Sinister Pointe Productions comes a brand new twist on a classic urban legend.
Take a step through the mirror if you dare and embark on an immersive and highly interactive journey through the blackened world which Bloody Mary dwells.

What lurks on the other side?
Do you have what it takes to survive?
Challenge your senses & face your deepest darkest fears as Sinister Pointe takes you, Beyond the Mirror!

Victims will enter in groups of 4 BUT at various points in “Beyond the Mirror” guests WILL briefly be separated from one another – left completely and utterly alone to face their worst fears in total solitude!
(Hey chickens! This only happens for a few moments)

Doors open tomorrow at 7pm.
Location: 131 E Imperial HWY, Fullerton, CA

For more information, event dates & times, and to purchase tickets visit sinisterpointe.com

Happy October 1st!

Hello everyone!

I just want to take a moment to thank everyone that reads our articles. You guys are the reason we write. A special thank you to those who have been reading That LA Writer since the beginning when it was just Katelyn and thank you to those who welcomed me to the site.

This is my most favorite month. I celebrate my three year anniversary with my boyfriend, a year since we’ve been engaged, and Halloween!

I wish you all a great month and a Happy Halloween ♡


Yelp’s Monster Mash II: The Zombie Prom


When: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Where: Anaheim GardenWalk
321 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802
Admission: $10.00

For more information, visit Yelp.com

Hello Kitty Con


The kid at heart in me is screaming that I must buy tickets for this.

Celebrate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary at the first ever official Hello Kitty Convention in the world! Hello Kitty Con 2014 is a global gathering of fans and friends to celebrate all things Hello Kitty.

Taking place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Downtown LA’s Little Tokyo, Hello Kitty Con 2014 will offer interactive experiences and events for fans and friends of all ages, including activities, art, exhibits, exclusives, workshops, lectures, panels, sneak peeks, tattoos, food, fun, and many more surprises!

Join Hello Kitty and your friends at Hello Kitty Con 2014. As Hello Kitty always says, “You can never have too many friends!”


When: OCT 30 – NOV 2, 2014
Where: The Geffen Contemporary
152 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Admission: children (under 5) free, child ticket (6-12) $20, adult ticket (13+) $30

For more information, visit Sanrio.com

Go BANANAS at the Banana Festival


Go bananas on the scenic grounds at the Port of Hueneme at the 3rd Annual Banana Festival!

There is something for everyone at this family friendly event. Highlights include great food, delectable banana desserts, live bands, an arts and crafts marketplace, and lots of fun kid’s activities.

Experience the inter-working of the Port with tours, educational displays, and an auto pavilion, all while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports – Bananas!

When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 // 10 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Port Hueneme
105 Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, CA 93044
Admission: FREE

For more information, visit bananaportfest.com