Dinosaurs, Tea, and Tales

Did you know that I tell stories on a regular basis in Verdun? It’s true! In fact, I tell stories as Professor Taelstrum at a dinosaur-themed tea house in Verdun! This just gets better and better!

I usually tell stories on the third Sunday of each month at 2pm. Come have tea and scones and re-ignite your sense of wonder!

Stories with the Professor

Thésaurus Thérrarium
383 Rue de l’Église,
Verdun, QC H4G 2M5

Next show: April 20th, 2024, 2pm

Halloween 2022

It’s been a busy few days this Halloween, of which I am grateful, especially after two years of no events due to the pandemic. In fact, the spring and summer were quite busy with storytelling gigs, which is a trend I hope will continue.

To celebrate spooky season, this is an old, previously unreleased track from 2017. I was performing with the vivacious Natasha Clery in Ottawa at the Origin Studio. The haunting drum effect was provided by the endlessly modest Jason Sonier.

I hope you enjoy this rendition of Skeleton Woman.

Rising from the Deep Sleep

Bloomsday Festival, MontrealIt looks like everyone is accepting this idea that we’re coming out of the pandemic enough to have festivals and conferences again. I’m pleased to see that people are still motivated to hire their favorite storyteller! It’s only February  and my roster is filling up quite quickly!

Here’s a list of my current Spring/Summer projects/events:

  • March 3-6, 2022 — Wild Wild West Con, Tucson Arizona (Prof. Taelstrum)
  • March 16th, 2022 — MWCN St. Patrick’s Day Concert (myself)
  • May 13, 2022 — Hudson Valley Pirate Festival, NY State (Victor Maelstrum)
  • June 11, 2022 — Fort Town Steampunk, Ontario (Prof. Taelstrum)
  • June 26, 2022 — Tall Ships, Brockville Ontario (Victor Maelstrum)
  • August 5-6 2022 — Coldwater Steampunk Festival, Ontario (Prof. Taelstrum)


First TikTok story

I just told my first story on Tiktok (@hobbeshickey), which is quite the challenge because TikTok videos are only 60 seconds long max. I managed to get Love and Madness down to 60 seconds and it still works, but the real deal is much better.

So for you brave TikTokers who decided to visit me here, here’s the full version. If you like what you hear, consider supporting this artist by buying my latest album on Bandcamp. Check out the Store for more information.

Love and Madness (04:18)


“Did You Hear That?” now on Bandcamp!

v1_CD Front CoverIn 2014, I released my collection of creepy stories called “Did You Hear That?”. Previously, CDBaby carried the CD, but when they made structural changes to that site, my album got dropped. Meh.

So instead, I have placed a digital copy of the CD on Bandcamp where you can purchase the individual tracks ($2) or the whole CD for $10.

This holiday season, give the gift of story to your friends and family with the COVID-friendly, freshly sanitized for your protection, digital copy of the CD!


Story: The Butcher of Rawdon

For the past few months, I’ve been working with English Community Organization of Lanaudière, which is a local community organization in the Rawdon/Mascouche area  to develop the True Crime story about Thomas Nulty: the Butcher of Rawdon.

I researched, wrote, and performed this True Crime story, which was directed and recorded by Mathieu Desbiens. We shot the telling of this story at the courthouse in Joliette (Qc) where Nulty was tried and hanged, and in a cemetery in Rawdon where some of the Nulty family are buried.

And so we present you the tragic story of Thomas Nulty, the Butcher of Rawdon.

New Decade, New Story for Peace

This morning, during my walk to work, I recorded a new story and threw it together on my lunch hour.
In this time of great conflict, we need to remember that working towards peace is a choice each of us must make. If you like this story, please share it widely.

Haunted Pub Crawl 2020

I will be updating this page with my Haunted Montreal (http://hauntedmontreal.com/) tour dates as I receive them.

If you want to book me for one of these tours, contact Haunted Montreal and ask for The Professor. Once I get the minimum number of people registered (10+) and we find the right date, I can give you the tour!

Also, if you want to reach me directly, we can pick the right date and make arrangements with Haunted Montreal.

January 2020

5th – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm
19th – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm

February 2020

2nd – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm
16th – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm

March 2020

1st – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm
29th – Haunted Pub Crawl at 3pm