Diary of a Horror Nerd: That time I wrote for an entertainment site that turned out to be a trashy gossip site

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*All names of persons and business have been changed to protect the identity of those involved, and pretty much so I don’t get sued*

Life as a freelance writer can be either really exciting or extremely boring. You won’t become a millionaire and sometimes jobs are few and far between. This is a tale of the time I worked for a gossip site and had the worst job experience of my adult life.

Between the end of September and the beginning of October of 2014, I received an email from the head of, well I will call it, Bant.com. I was asked to come on as an entertainment writer, so I did my research and checked fully into the site and it’s staff before I signed the contract. Everything checked out and I had heard of this site before, so after carefully reading over the contract for a couple of times, I signed on.

We could come up with our own topics, but they sent us a “topic list” to choose from. Because these were “hot topics”, we had a deadline to have them turned in. If we missed 2 deadlines or more, we would forfeit our pay for that month. I guess I should explain the pay. Payment was once a month and you would get paid based on the number of views and engagements on your posts.  

Anyone that has ever worked for another entertainment outlet knows that once you finish an article, you have to submit it for a final edit before it is published adding to the time it takes to get your article in. Anyway, I followed all of their guidelines and had everything turned in on time. There were 2 different editors I dealt with, I will call them “Editor A” and “Editor B”. Editor A was fantastic and would give great critics and was 100% professional, but Editor B was a massive asshole and had a big problem with female writers. I dealt mostly with Editor A, I would turn my pieces in on time and he would go over them and post them to the site.

Editor B was in something like 3 times a week. Editor B would take down my posts that Editor A had published and send them back to me with the nastiest remarks on them. This would make my article late and cause a “strike” against me. Because of this jerk, I ended up with a ton of strikes against me. I covered the premier of season 7 of Sons of Anarchy, and this piece became their top read for the month, but because of what Editor B did, I received no compensation for it.

I was pretty pissed off to say the least, but I liked the site and I got along great with everyone else that worked there. I continued working for them until 2 things happened that month. The first thing that kind of got to me was the “topic list” for that month. On this list, there were several article topics that were meant to tear down other entertainment sites (the main target was Buzzfeed.com). I understand competition, but slander is not something I am OK with. I chose topics with an actual entertainment based theme. Here is were stupid thing number 2 happened.

Once again, I had my work turned in on time and Editor A had published it to the site. Well, the very next morning, Editor B had removed the pieces and sent them back to me with yet again, more asshole remarks splashed all over them. I fixed what he claimed was wrong and sent them back. Editor A received them and put them back up. That didn’t last long, Editor B was back at it. He took them down and this time was even meaner in the things that he said. Not only did he pull my work down, he sent me a very nasty email. In this email he pretty much told me that I am a terrible writer and I should go live in a whole and never attempt anything creative ever again. That’s fine, don’t like me or my work, cool, but what really pissed me off about this email in particular was his closing line.

“This isn’t a job or environment for a female.”

Um… OK. Editor B had finally crossed the line. He not only tore me and my work down, but he pretty much attacked my whole gender and basically made the assumption that none of us have talent and that we shouldn’t be allowed in the writing world.

Needless to say, I was as polite as possible when I emailed him back telling him that I was fed up with his bullying and constant harassment and that I quit. I worked for Bant.com for about a month and a half.

That was my story about the time that I was hired to work for an entertainment site that turned out to be a trashy gossip site and the harassment I endured. 

Until next time,

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Steel City Con- Pennsylvania’s Premier Comic Con

26197_105888466109237_1230232_nAttention comic book fans and horror nerds alike, celebrating 25 years, Steel City Con is returning to the Monroeville Convention Center Friday, April 10-Sunday, April 12th. If you’re looking for 100,000 square feet of comic and pop culture goodness, Steel City Con is the convention for you.

Who will be attending this event to make it even more special? Celebrity guests include Noah Wyle (Falling Skies), Tara Reid (Sharknado), Addy Miller (The Walking Dead), Tom Wopat (The Dukes of Hazzard), John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard), Doug Bradley (Hellraiser), R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play), Ari Lehman (the first Jason Friday the 13th) and many more. Ari will also be doing a special meet and great that Friday the 13th fans may want to jump on.

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Autograph prices always have fans wondering how much they need to save up. Steel City Con was kind enough to supply convention goers with a list of autograph prices to help avoid sticker shock. View the autograph and photo op prices here>>> Celebrity Autograph & Photo Op Prices <<<.

Convention admission can also get a bit pricey, especially if you are bringing the whole family. For being a comic and pop culture convention, Steel City Con is quite affordable. Single day passes are only $20 and 3 day passes are only $40. 3 day pass holders also get to enter the convention at 9:30 am on Friday (30 minutes before single day pass holders). Children under 5 are FREE. Parking is also free and there are currently reduced hotel rates for the out-of-town guests. You can purchase your tickets at SteelCityCon.com/Buy-Tickets.

One of my personal favorite parts of a convention are the celebrity Q&A panels. Steel City Con is loaded with top notch panels. 3 day pass holders will see a perk here as well, you get priority seating. Find the Q&A and event schedule here>>>Q&A and Event Schedule<<<. 

Cosplayers and trivia buffs, there will be something for you as well. On Friday from noon-12:45 there will be a trivia contest with tons of great prizes up for grabs (it is open to everyone). On Sunday, there will be a costume contest from 1-3 pm. The costume contest is free to enter and there is $3,000 worth of cash and prizes up for grabs.

For more information on Steel City Con and how you can be a part of Pennsylvania’s Premier Comic Con, visit SteelCityCon.com.

You can keep up with Steel City Con on social media by liking the Steel City Con Facebook page and following the official twitter, @Steelcitycon.

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Diary of a Horror Nerd: That Time I Met Victor Crowley

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Conventions give horror fans like myself a chance to meet some of our horror idols. The worst thing that can happen to a fan is meeting their idols and finding out that they are a complete asshole, but Kane Hodder aka Victor Crowley is a 100% genuinely awesome person.

I met him at Scarefest 7 in Lexington Kentucky back in 2013, right after the release of Hatchet III. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the Hatchet series, so I got the crossed hatchet symbol that commonly accompanies the Hatchet film titles a couple of months before Scarefest. 

Anyone that has ever seen Kane in person knows he’s a really big guy, and myself only being 5’3, I looked like a child next to him. Despite his large appearance, he gives off such a friendly vibe. He is one of the easiest people to talk to. 

Some “celebrities” pretend to be interested in what you have to say and the artwork you show them whether it be on paper or your skin, but when I told Kane about my tattoo, his eyes lit up. He came around the table and wanted to see it right away. When I showed him, he talked about how awesome it is and how much he loves to see pieces of his work immortalized. He asked ME for a picture with it, Kane fucking Hodder wanted a picture with me and my tattoo! I’m not a typical “fangirl”, but that moment was probably the highlight of my horror nerd experiences. I must insert a disclaimer here, Kane does choke, FOR REAL, male or female. He grabbed my hair (the tattoo is on the back of my neck) and yanked me around, but how can you be mad? I got tossed around by Victor Crowley!

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After the picture, he spun me around and put me in a choke hold for another picture, again, he asked for another with ME. After the second picture, he put his arm around me and said thank you, he thanked me!? 

My husband and I got married on Friday, June 13, 2008 (Jason Voorhees’ birthday is Friday, June 13). We told him about it and he thought it was awesome. He is so genuine and you can feel the passion he has for his work and the love he has for his fans when he speaks. He doesn’t try to rush you along, he gives his undivided attention to his fans and does not like to be interrupted. A wrestling announcer broke over the PA in quite a loud, obnoxious manner while Kane was talking to a fan. Needless to say, Kane was not very happy about that. He slammed his pen down, came out from behind the table with that “I’m going to rip your head off and shove it up your ass” look in his eyes and demanded to know who was doing it. Yeah, they stopped after that.

If you ever get the opportunity to meet Kane Hodder, seize that opportunity. He is such a great guy and would never stomp on your horror nerd dreams. For those curious, he is $30 for an autograph, but pictures and genuine awesomeness is FREE. 

That was my experience meeting Victor Crowley, and I would not change a second of it for anything. Enough babbling and nerding out from me for now.

Until next time.

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Convention Updates: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati March 20-22nd (2 days away)

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We are now only 2 days out from HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati, and there are even more updates pouring in. More additions, cancellations and Norman Reedus photo op questions answered.

As mentioned in yesterday’s HHW update post, megastar of The Walking Dead, Norman Reedus is now SATURDAY ONLY. This brought forth questions from fans about the photo ops they have purchased, well this was said in the HHW group on Facebook:

NORMAN REEDUS PHOTO OPS:

OK gang, here’s what’s going on for all Norman Reedus photo ops at HorrorHound this weekend. All tickets will be honored on Saturday, If you have a Friday ticket and can’t make it on Saturday email us immediately at info@celebphotoops.com about a refund. Time is of the essence.

We will still be selling all Saturday photo ops for Norman on site, on a cash only basis. We want everyone to get their photo. We’ll shoot as long as there are people there to shoot.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all again at the Sharonville Convention Center this weekend starting at 5pm.

Chris & Kitsie

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The newest cancellation to note is Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead). He unfortunately had to cancel due to work on a Ben Affleck film. The amazing HorrorHound Crew did however make a new addition to the roster, Regan MacNeil herself, Linda Blair.

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If you purchased a photo op with George Wendt (Cheers, House), you are in for a big treat. George will be dressing up as his beloved character Norm from Cheers for photo ops.

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Autograph prices have been some of the most asked questions. One guy, Cameron Dunlap, was kind enough to post a list of what he has paid at previous conventions for some of the autographs. Thank you Cameron!

Estimated Autograph costs according to the people I met last year or the posts on this page (Some may differ, but this will help the people wondering or calculating prices).

***DO NOT MAKE THIS POST ABOUT DEBATING OR DISHING A CELEBRITY ON THEIR PRICE AS THIS IS PROBABLY ONE REASON IT GOT DELETE PRIOR-IT IS TO HELP PEOPLE THAT ARE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS***

Norman Reedus-$80.00(No Pic at Table)
Denis O’Hare-$40.00(No Pic at Table)
Ryan Hurst-$40.00
Mark Boone Junior-$40.00
Sean Gunn-$30.00
Michael Rooker-$40.00(Auto) + $10.00 Pic at Table
Alanna Masterson-$40.00(Auto) + $20.00 Pic at Table
Lawrence Gilliard-$40.00
Josh McDermitt-$40.00
Madison Lintz-$40.00
George Wendt-$40.00 w/Pic at Table
Zach Gilligan-$20.00(Auto) + $10.00(Pic at Table)
The Soska Twins (Jen & Sylvia)- $25.00 w/Pic at Table
Katharine Isabelle- $30.00 to $40.00(Auto) + $20.00 Pic at Table
Terrance Zdunich-$20.00 to $30.00
Jason Mewes-$30.00(Auto)/$40.00(Auto+Pic) or $20.00(PIC ONLY)
Tom Atkins-$20.00 to $25.00
Ron Simmons-$30.00 w/Pic at Table
Rhyno-$20.00 to $25.00
Jeffrey Combs-$20.00 to $30.00
AJ Bowen-FREE
Pat Healy-FREE
Naomi Grossman-$25.00 (Auto) + $10.00(Pic at Table)
Kane Hodder-$30.00 w/Pic at Table
Joel Hodgson-$30.00(Auto) + $20.00(Pic at Table)
Stuart Gordon-$25.00
Linda Blair-$40.00 to $50.00 w/ Extra charge for Pic

UNKNOWN PRICES (???)

Adam Minarovich-$
Jeff Kober-$
Max Hernandez-$
Gregg Henry-$
William Katt-$
Bruce Abbott-$
Barbara Crampton-$
Brian Thompson-$
Pedro Miguel Arce-$
Richard Brooks-$
Jesse Hutch-$

-Cameron Dunlap via the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook Page

The Sharonville Convention Center is a large building, and when you’re swept up in the glow of the convention awesomeness, it can be a little difficult to make a game plan or find your way around. Maps of the convention layout along with a coded guide to which guests will be in which rooms has been released.

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The final update is kind of an ironic one. Old Spice, yes the deodorant company, will be on hand giving out samples.

With so many last minute changes being made, Nathan and the rest of the HorrorHound Crew are being swamped with emails and questions in the Facebook group and Facebook like page. To ensure that everyone sees the important updates and everyone gets their questions answered, be sure to check out FAQ section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com, it has been updated and many of the most asked questions can be answered there.

I can personally only provide so many updates. To keep up to date on the minute to minute changes, be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend Group and like the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook page. More updates have been added to HorrorHoundWeekend.com as well.

Here’s to hoping Norman Reedus does not cancel for all those that have purchased photo op and VIPs to meet him, and wishing him a world of luck for cramming 3 days into 1, he is one amazing individual. 

Hope to see you all there!

Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati March 20-22nd 2015

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HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati begins this Friday, March 20th, and updates continue to pour in. Guest additions, guest cancellations and more have been announced, and I am here to give you the most important changes.

Let’s start with guest changes. I’m sure most of you are aware that Norman Reedus will now be appearing SATURDAY ONLY. Below is a quote from Nathan Hanneman (the guy awesome enough to put the convention on) about why this is.

“Due to being booked for a talk show in LA later this week, we are put in the position to move Norman Reedus’ flights around to try and get him to HorrorHound Weekend – and it appears there will be no way for him to make it to Cincinnati in time to sign on Friday evening – meaning, Norman will now be a Saturday-only appearance. We were just informed of this change and are working out the details, but wanted to post this news ASAP. More information ill be posted as soon as we have it, including updates from his management direct.” – Nathan Hanneman 

Another change has been made that will affect how long you may have to wait to meet The Walking Dead superstar. Reedus’ line will not really be a line per-say, when the doors open, a “ticket line queue” will begin. Basically, you go to Norman’s table and pick up a ticket, said ticket will have a number on it, a bit like taking a number at a deli, this will keep everyone from having to stand in a huge line for just one autograph. For more information on this ticket line queue, visit the FAQ section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com

Unfortunately, guest cancellations are common due to schedule conflicts. There have only been 4 cancellations this year. Those cancellations include Alex Winter (The Lost Boys), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Mitch Pileggi (Shocker). Now that the bummer news of cancellations is out of the way, there have been some pretty awesome additions, C. Thomas Howell (The Hitcher), Mark Boone Junior (Sons of Anarchy) and Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead).

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No autograph price list has been released, the HorrorHound Weekend Crew is just as unaware of autograph prices prior to the show as we are. The only ones for certain are AJ Bowen (You’re Next) and Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), who will be signing for FREE.

extramoneyAutographs are typically the most expensive part of conventions, so if you need a little bit of extra money for those names and have some collectibles laying around collecting dust, visit Wayne and Rob at the “The Print-Pixs Booth”.

The biggest change aside from the ticket line queues for high demand guests for this year is the Coco Key Water Park Party.This year, the party is pre-sale only, and the tickets have already sold out according to the ticket site. 

There are a lot of exciting films being screened this year including the world premiere of Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. Not only will the film be screening, but Kane Hodder himself will be in attendance, pretty awesome bonus. The film that was dubbed the scariest film of the past decade will be screening as well, The Babadock. For full film festival schedule, visit HorrorHoundWeekend.com/events.

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On top of all of the fantastic guests, don’t forget about the Re-Animator reunion which will include Jeffrey Combs, Stuart Gordon, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and Dennis Paoli. For full guest list, be sure to check out HorrorHoundWeekend.com/guests

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For even more up to date information, be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook group, like the HorrorHound Weekend Facebook page and follow HorrorHound Magazine on twitter, @horrorhound.

Hope to see you all there!

Book Review: I Hate Myselfie

1902910_10153126167249726_5194282958607195699_nMost know Shane Dawson as the YouTube superstar that can make you want to laugh, vomit or cry, maybe even all of them at the same time, and some may recognize him from the horror film, Smiley. Shane made his “Hollywood” directorial debut in 2014 with Not Cool, but Shane can now add author to his ever expanding resume. That’s right, Shane has written his first book, I Hate Myselfie- A Collection of Essays By Shane Dawson

Before I get a bunch of flack about this not being a horror book, he is a horror fan, has been in a horror film and has made a horror short film. Not to mention, I think a lot of horror fans can relate to Shane, feeling like an outcast and not being the most popular, and like myself, being an extremely awkward teen. This is not a sponsored review, I went out and purchased the book myself.

Shane’s videos are full of stories from his teen years and many of them are full of dick and fart jokes and Disney porn conspiracies, but behind the humor is a lot of heart and an incredible collection of stories. I love that Shane put so much personal information about himself out there, he always says he’s not very manly, but he sure showed a lot of testicular fortitude putting some of his most embarrassing moments out there.

The book is not very long, it took me less than 2 days to read. I couldn’t put it down, while reading I Hate Myselfie, I felt like I was reading my own teenage years and I could relate to Shane that much more. The realness you will read in this book is mind-blowing.

I will caution that maybe this is not the book for the young audience due to the abundant use of the word “fuck”, countless masturbation references and so forth, but for the proper aged audience, this is a must read. If you have ever, even for a split second felt like a worthless pile of diarrhea brought on by eating week old Chinese takeout, this book will help you see that no matter how bad things get, you can turn it around and make something of yourself.

Fart jokes and Ellen Degeneres haircut jokes aside, Shane is an amazing writer. His ability to fully describe a situation is incredible. He paints such vivid pictures of every scenario, you will feel like you’re sitting under “the crazy tree” with Shane and his friends living every second with him.

If you’re looking for a book full of humor and real shit, pick up I Hate Myselfie anywhere books are sold or at IHateMyselfieBook.com.

Shane even made a short film book trailer for I Hate Myselfie, check it out below.

For more of Shane and his work, subscribe to his YouTube Channels, Shane and ShaneDawsonTV. Also, be sure to follow him on twitter (@shanedawson) and Instagram (@shanedawson). Oh, be nice too, the world is full of assholes, don’t be one.

 

Review: Contamination- A Convention Story

424283_165263613592014_696506072_nConventions of all genres are filling our nation giving horror, sci-fi and pop culture fans alike a platform to mingle with one another and meet their favorite genre celebrities. Most of us only get to see what goes on in front of us, but thanks to State Of Mind Productions and the Contamination convention in St. Louis, fans now have the opportunity to see behind the scenes and fell the true essence of a convention. 

I was recently granted the opportunity to watch and review Contamination- A Convention Story. What is Contamination? Contamination is a convention held in St. Louis that blends together horror, sci-fi, pop culture and stars from the adult entertainment world into one event. I am normally not a huge fan of documentaries, but this one is worth the watch.

I have personally been to a few conventions and have had the opportunity to meet some of my horror heroes, and they have been some of the best experiences of my adult life. The only problem with meeting some of these celebrity guests? You’re not really sure if they are really that into it, but Contamination- A Convention Story gives an in-depth look into not only the conventions, but the guests, and they are all genuinely fantastic human beings.

You get to hear from some of the biggest names on the convention circuit such as Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Tony Todd (Candyman), Bill Johnson (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) and many more. It is great to hear how they truly feel about conventions and the fans they encounter.  

If you are looking for an informative, genuinely amazing documentary on a convention and the feel of what it is like to attend one, I would highly recommend picking up Contamination– A Convention Story. It is not ridiculously long like many other documentaries, but it is packed with interviews, fan insights and much more.  

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For more information on this fantastic documentary, visit the official site, ContaminationTheMovie.com and like the Contamination- A Convention Story Facebook page.

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If you are interested in learning more about the actual Contamination convention where horror, sci-fi, pop culture and adult entertainment collide, visit the official site, con-tamination.com and like the Contamination convention Facebook page. Don’t forget your gas mask!

The Horror Realm Experience

10479726_1202973596392769_1111870594712867126_nIt’s that time of year again, the smell of Sharpie, rare action figures and cosplay is in the air, that’s right, it’s convention season. Over this past weekend, I attended my first con of the season, Horror Realm Con in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Guests like Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Predators), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Camp Dread), Sean Whalen (The People Under The Stairs, Laid To Rest) and Tony Todd (Candyman, Hatchet) were on hand to meet fans and swap stories. Below I will break down and rate my experience (out of 10) at Horror Realm.

Entrance: 10

Everyone’s least favorite part of any convention is the line they have to wait in to get in. I got there on Saturday around 12:30 pm and the line was not long at all. There may have been 3 people ahead of my husband and myself. There were no hiccups with getting in. 

Admission Prices: 10

Single day passes were only $15. Compared to most other cons, this is by far one of the most inexpensive to go to.

Staff: 10

Every now and again, you will encounter one or more staff members that are rude and just act like they would rather be doing anything else other than helping you. The staff at Horror Realm was courteous and seemed like they genuinely wanted to be here. 

Layout: 9

I don’t really like holding this against those that hold and organize the cons because you have to work with what you are given. I heard from other people that they had a hard time finding Felissa Rose and Sean Whalen. There were 2 different rooms with guests. I personally didn’t have a problem with they layout other than the fact that it was a bit cramped with everyone walking around, but what convention isn’t? 

Guests: 10

The guest list is what draws people to the convention, and Horror Realm had a fantastic lineup. I cannot say enough good things about the guests at this con, Derek Mears, Felissa Rose and Sean Whalen in particular. They were fantastic, and were all excited to meet their fans. We met Sean first, he is so energetic and could not be any nicer. Next came Derek, he has got to be one of the sweetest, most genuine people you will ever meet. He really is a gentle giant, he listens when you talk and is genuinely invested in each and every conversation he has with his fans. Derek is probably one of if not the funniest person I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Felissa was our last stop because she had a bit of a line. She is as sweet as she is beautiful. She was excited to meet every single person in her line, full of energy and one of the best huggers. Each one of them acts as though they’ve known you for years.

Lines: 10

The lines were not that bad inside. The longest we waited was for Felissa, but it was less than 5 minutes. Vendor lines were not bad at all.

Autograph Prices: 10

Autographs tend to be the priciest parts of conventions because guests aren’t paid an appearance fee, so they have to compensate somehow. The most expensive guests were the American Horror Story: Freakshow cast members. Derek was $20, Sean was $20, Tony Todd $20, Felissa $20 for a signed picture, $10 to sign something you brought and free hugs. None of them charged an extra fee for a picture with them at their tables which seems to be the new trend nowadays. 

Vendors: 10

There were a lot of local Pittsburgh vendors. Most of the time, vendors sell just t-shirts and DVDs, but there were a lot of handmade goods available. Prices were pretty fair, none of them charged ridiculous prices.

Final Score: 79 out of 80

Our overall experience at Horror Realm was fantastic. If you have never been to a convention, this would be a great one to start out with. It is smaller and a lot less intimidating than other conventions and they always have a great guest list. We will definitely be attending Horror Realm again.

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Be sure to like Horror Realm’s Facebook page and follow them on twitter, @HorrorRealmCon.

Grab Your Sleeping Bags and Join Adam Green and Guests For a Scary Sleepover

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Adam Green gave the horror genre a much needed boost with the Hatchet films, and he and Joe Lynch have given fans an insight into the film industry with their weekly podcast, The Movie Crypt. Now, Green has created a genius new idea for fans of the genre to learn a new side of their favorite industry professionals with Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover.

During these scary sleepovers, Green and guests will throw on their PJs, roll out their sleeping bags, play games, eat junk food and act like kids again. In each episode, Adam will ask his guests one burning question, “what really scares you?”. Their answers will shock you, everything from rejection to family illness are horror’s biggest names’ boogeymen. Industry topics will also be covered, but don’t worry, it won’t be all serious in this short video form of The Movie Crypt

Kane Hodder will be the first guest of the series. Other guests that have filmed episodes include Derek Mears, Sid Haig, Tony Todd, Darren Lynn Bousman, Bill Moseley and Joe Lynch. There are many more awesome names set to film. An episodic regular that will be joining Adam and his guests will be of course Adam’s adorable companion, Arwen, his Yorkie.

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Adam’s goal with his scary sleepover,

Is to bring fans even more up close and personal with some of their favorite artists in a much more candid and inherently humorous short format video show.

Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover will be a weekly horror, childlike slumber party talk show style short that will be available via the Ariescope YouTube channel. Longer, uncensored versions will be available at Ariescope.com. The series premiers tomorrow March, 6th.

Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com
Sid Haig joining the sleepover fun. Picture from Ariescope.com

For more information on Adam Green’s Scary Sleepover, be sure to like Adam’s Facebook page, follow him on twitter, @Adam_Fn_Green and visit Ariescope.com. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Ariescope YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single episode.

“Running Scared” Horror Writing Contest From Inkitt.com

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Attention horror writers, do you have a story that will have readers running scared? Inkitt is hosting just the contest for you, the “Running Scared” Horror Writing Contest

What is Inkitt?

Inkitt, a free platform for writers to cultivate ideas and watch their stories grow, is holding
their second horror writing contest this month! Inkitt is a place where writers and readers
collaborate, giving each other feedback and improving their work. Inkitt wants to help writers
get the exposure they deserve and the publishing deals they covet without suffering the
frustrations and bias of traditional printing and self- publishing.

Theme:

“Running Scared: The Most Terrifying Tale Ever Told.” In the tradition of classic horror
flicks and monster movies, we want the freakiest, flashiest fiction you can come up with. Make
us scream!

Guidelines:

Frightening fiction up to 15,000 words. Entries must be posted on the Inkitt contest page to
be considered eligible. The contest opens on March 3rd and closes on March 31st . It is free to
enter , and authors will retain all rights to all work submitted. Authors will collect community
votes, and the first, second, and third place winners will be chosen by Inkitt’s guest judges
(horror authors J.D. Horn , Armand Rosamilia , and J. Thorn ) from the top 10% of entries.

Prizes:

All entrants will have the chance to show their work to a growing community of authors and
readers hungry for high-quality fiction and win the following prizes:
1st
Prize
$25 Amazon gift card, customized movie poster (and high-resolution .pdf file)
spotlighting the winner’s story, Inkitt custom mug, custom cover design for the
Inkitt story of their choice (created by Inkitt’s designer).
2nd
Prize
$20 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug.
3rd
Prize
$10 Amazon gift card, Inkitt custom mug.
One review, randomly chosen, will also receive a $15 Amazon gift card.

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