WHAT IS OH HAUNTED NIGHT?
Oh Haunted Night is an evening event where celebrities read for an audience a haunted holiday themed children’s story. The performance, combined with a silent auction, raises money for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Holidays From the Heart program.
WHAT WILL BE READ THIS YEAR?
Oh Haunted Night has chosen acclaimed comic author Jim Krueger’s new children’s book entitled The Frankincense Monster to be the work from which this year’s selections will be read and performed.
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT?
Please call John Bucher at Sideshow Media Group at 818-934-9998.
We enrich the human experience through the power of story while supporting the children of our community.
BEGINNINGS OF OH HAUNTED NIGHT
This event is the brainchild of comic author Jim Krueger and producer John Bucher. Having a vision to use story to have positive impact in their community, Jim and John decided to organize an annual Hollywood event that provides the power of story in the midst of a magical season while bringing hope and joy to children who are in need. They chose Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ Holidays From the Heart program as the focus of their first benefit.
The creators of Oh Haunted Night come from years of experience in the worlds of live events, comics, film, television, publishing and new media.
Jim Krueger is the former creative director at Marvel Comics and has since become a freelance comic book writer/property creator. His original works include the Foot Soldiers, Alphabet Supes, The Clock Maker and The Last Straw Man. Other comic book writing includes the award-winning Earth X trilogy for Marvel Comics, as well as Avengers, X-Men, Star Wars, Matrix and Batman, and he has since introduced two new comic book formats.
Jim is also president and publisher of his own comic book entertainment company, 26 Soldiers, and was named as one of the top ten writers in comics and an innovator in the field by Wizard Magazine. He is a recipient of the prestigious Will Eisner Award.
John Bucher owns Sideshow Media Group, a culture communications company, whose clients have included organizations ranging from Verve Music Group to The US Figure Skating Association as well as celebrity events honoring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Matt Damon. Sideshow produces award-winning original music, comics, books and films, as well as events for audiences from 50 to 50,000.
John has produced events, film, television and video programming in more than 30 countries around the world. He serves as the Director for Story Development for the Global Short Film Network and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.