22 of April, 2023
2:00 - 6.30 pm
CAPC Museum, Bordeaux, France.

“In the Barbe à Papa exhibition (see Dark Places: part II project), artist Cécile di Giovanni sets up the site of a convention, facing her life-size display panel, for an afternoon.
From this booth, a series of activities and discussions related to the murderous hotel of Dr. H.H. Holmes, the first serial killer in the United States, will unfold. These activities include video games, an escape game, model construction, a book club, and guided tours.
In this way, the outlines of a temporary community (a fan club) will take shape, engaging in a questioning of history’s reinterpretations through play and merchandise.”
Text written by Cédric Fauq.
With: American Ghost Walk, Frédéric Rochette - Choeur de Gamers, Escape Hunt Bordeaux, Ray Keim and Alexandra Midal.

• 2:00 - 6:30 pm ongoing
Frédéric Rochette (Chœur de Gamers)
Live Twitch of The Dark Anthology: The Devil in Me (video game)
Ray Keim
Paper model construction workshop
• 3:00 pm
Escape Hunt Bordeaux
Live broadcast of an escape game session
• 4:30 pm
Alexandra Midal
La manufacture du meurtre : Vie et œuvre de H. H. Holmes, premier serial killer américain
• 5:45 pm
American Ghost Walk
Live guided tour on the trail of Holmes in Chicago.


Photos credits: Arthur Péquin


Two paper model kits were distributed to the public for free during the event. Guests could build them during a special workshop on-site with assistance from Ray Keim.
While Ray’s design interpretation was a free rendition of H. H. Holmes’ hotel, the other model I conceived was a free interpretation of the current building, a post office, now situated at the hotel’s location.

Click here to download Ray Keim’s paper model!
Click here to download Cécile di Giovanni’s paper model!


An exclusive merch collaboration under the name SRC 001 has been designed and produced with ENCORE LABEL.
Tee-shirts available in M, L, XL, XXL.

Click here to buy Holmes Castle Fan Fest ‘23 limited edition tee-shirt!


Some items are still available (caps, stickers, posters..) e-mail me to get what you need!