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Pittsburgh’s Horror Realm Spring Break Massacre Coming in March

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Spring is in the air, the birds are singing, the plants are blooming and the horror conventions are coming out of hibernation. The next convention we will be venturing off to is Horror Realm in the land of zombies, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania March 4th-6th (we will be there on Saturday the 5th).

Where?

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Horror Realm has moved from the previous location, and has a new home at Double Tree- Green Tree Pittsburgh, PA. There will be more room; which means more awesome guests and more awesome vendors so there will be more horror goodness available to you. 

We know you guys are busy, and looking up the correct location can be a pain, so the address to the new location is:

500 Mansfield Avenue, Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, 15205

If you want to check out the rooms and the rest of the hotel, visit this location’s site, HERE

Guests

Now that the when and where are taken care of, it’s time to get to the who. Horror Realm and many other conventions usually have some kind of reunion going on, this year at the Spring Break Massacre, there will be two! You will be able to meet cast members from The Return of the Living Dead and the A Nightmare on Elm Street films.

Let’s start with The Return of the Living Dead guests. Representing this beloved cult classic are Clu Gulager, Beverly Randolph, Thom Mathews, Linnea Quigley, Jewel Shepard, Brian Peck and John Philbin. Allan Trautman (the tar man) was originally scheduled, but unfortunately had to cancel due to filming obligations.  

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The guests from the A Nightmare on Elm Street films include Brooke Bundy (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3&4), Beatrice Boepple (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child), Erika Anderson (A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child) and Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors). Tuesday Knight of A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 was originally scheduled to appear, but had to cancel. These guests may not be Robert Englund, but they are pretty awesome and names you don’t see often on a convention marquee making it more awesome to see them at Horror Realm.

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Other incredible guests include the always sweet Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Tiffany Shepis (Sharknado 2), Tiffany’s beautiful daughter Mia Shepis (Tales of Halloween), Dan Kamin (Creepshow 2), Len Lies (Dawn of the Dead (machete zombie)) and many more. Check out the full guest list HERE.

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Tickets

Now that you have seen the amazing guest list and started thinking about all the awesome horror goodies you could add to your collection, you’re probably wondering about tickets. Horror Realm is one of the best conventions we have visited in the past couple of years, and to make it even better, it is one of the more affordable cons to go to.

Whether you are planning to make this convention a weekend or a day trip, the ticket prices will not leave your wallet empty. VIP tickets (which includes a weekend pass, access to the VIP party with open bar, tote bag, t-shirt and more) are only $100 a ticket, compared to the $200 + you may see at other shows. Weekend passes are $40, Saturday passes are $20 and Sunday Passes are $10. Planning on bringing the family? No problem, children 12 and under are FREE with adult admission. Have you or are you currently serving your country? Horror Realm has your back with a FREE day pass with a valid ID.

Don’t want to wait in a line to purchase your tickets? Buy in advance HERE (photo op tickets are also available here).

Special Side Note: Do you want to be part of a horror movie?

If you are going to be at Horror Realm on SUNDAY, MARCH 6th, indie horror filmmakers Tristan Clay and Destinie Orndoff will be on hand filming some stuff for their upcoming film Red Eye.

For more information on Red Eye, the film’s Indiegogo campaign and where to find it on social media, check out the previous article HERE. More information on how you can get in on the action is available on the film’s various social media site. 

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Be sure to like Horror Realm on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@HorrorRealmCon) for more details regarding guest and schedule changes. If you have any other questions that we did not answer here for you, visit HorrorRealmCon.com or email the amazing folks behind the con at info@horrorrealmcon.com.  

We hope to see you there!

 

ScareFest Film Festival Wants You

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Attention all filmmakers, the annual ScareFest Film Festival is currently taking submissions. If you have created a film, feature length or short, you are welcome to apply. This year’s festival host is Izzy’s Little Creepers (Haunted Attractions and Events). 

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Film formats must be DVD or Blu-ray. You must have your submission in by July 25th. What does your entry fee cover? Well, obviously your film’s entry, but it also includes 2 weekend passes. Simply print out the submission form, fill it out, and mail it to Izzy’s Little Creepers (901 N. Miles Street, Elizabethtown, KY 42701), be sure to include your entry fee. You can find the form HERE.

Your film could be seen by talent from Phantasm, American Horror Story, Ari Lehman (Friday the 13th), Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses), horror legend Sid Haig and many others from the horror and paranormal communities. 

For more information on the ScareFest Film Festival, be sure to visit scarefestcon.com.

Be Sure to like the ScareFest Facebook page and follow @TheScarefest on twitter. Also, be sure to like Izzy’s Little Creepers on Facebook for some haunting good times.

I hope to see you and your film this September! 

ScareFest 8: Phantasm Reunion, American Horror Story & More

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ScareFest is by far my favorite convention, but why you ask? It is simple really, not only do you get the best of horror, but you get the best of the paranormal world too. ScareFest 8 is no exception, it is reunions galore, Phantasm, American Horror Story, Fright Night and The Munsters.

The center of ScareFest 8 is the massive Phantasm reunion. Who will you be able to meet? Angus Scrimm, A.Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, Kathy Lester, Gigi Fast Elk and Don Coscarelli.

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The FX hit series American Horror Story and the stars of its numerous sub-stories have been the focus of many horror conventions for the last couple of years, this year in particular. ScareFest 8 has some pretty impressive names on hand for their American Horror Story reunion, it is heavily based around this past season, American Horror Story: Freak Show. The list includes Naomi Grossman (Pepper), Jamie Brewer (Adelaide Langdon), Jyoti Amge (Ma Petite), Erika Ervin (Amazon Eve) and Rose Siggins (Legless Suzi). Ben Woolf (Meep) was also scheduled to appear before his tragic death earlier this year.

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Other names in horror that will be on hand include, Ari Lehman (the first Jason Voorhees), Butch Patrick (The Munsters), Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses) and many more. For a full list of the guests that have been announced thus far, visit the ScareFestCon.com/Horror. More names will be announced soon.

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ScareFest puts as much care into finding the perfect paranormal guests as they do finding their horror guests. This year’s paranormal lineup includes Josh Gates (Expedition Unknown), Ben Hansen (Fact or Faked), Chip Coffey (Psychic Kids), Michelle Belanger (Paranormal State), Amy Allan (Dead Files) and more. For a full list of this year’s paranormal guests, visit ScareFestCon.com/Paranormal. More guests to be announced soon.

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ScareFest 8 is proudly sponsored by paranormal icon Patti Starr. Join the fun Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington Kentucky. The convention is all ages, tickets range from $15-$595. Reserve your tickets now at showclix.com/event/TheScareFest.

For more information and to stay up to date on new guest announcements and other news, like the ScareFest Facebook page, follow @TheScareFest on twitter and visit ScareFestCon.com.

*All photos are from ScareFestCon.com*

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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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:

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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!

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.

Convention Update: HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati 2015

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Convention season is upon us, and one of the biggest horror cons is only a couple weeks away, HorrorHound Weekend Cincinnati has had some new guest announcements, schedules are being made, ticket prices are changing and so on and so forth. So, who will be joining the ranks along with the already announced Re-Animator reunion?

Some of the new names that have been announced include Jason Mewes (Mallrats), Norman Reedus (Friday and Saturday ONLY)(The Walking Dead), Kane Hodder (Hatchet), Zach Galligan (Gremlins), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Tom Atkins (Night of the Creeps), Madison Lintz (The Walking Dead), Jason Patric (The Lost Boys), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), Alanna Masterson (The Walking Dead), Lawrence Gilliard (The Walking Dead), Terrance Zdunich (The Devil’s Carnival) and Jesse Hutch (Freddy vs. Jason). You can find the full guest list >>HERE<<.

Unfortunately, every convention is subject to having guests cancel due to work or scheduling conflicts. There have been only two cancellations as of now for this year’s Cincinnati show, Adrienne Barbeau (The Fog) and Alex Winter (The Lost Boys).

One of my personal favorite parts of conventions, especially HorrorHound, is the awesome list of films that will be screened. This years list includes some pretty promising looking films. I have only seen one of them, The Other Side, which I reviewed. You can read that review >>HERE<<. The one that I am most excited to see is Old 37 starring Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley. I’ve heard so many great things about the film, and it is finally getting a showing and will be released on DVD later in March. See the full list of films being screened along with a bit of information on them >>HERE<<.

Panels are another reason many go to conventions. HorrorHound has an impressive guest list, so of course the list of panels is going to be just as awesome. Some of them include an Old 37 panel, American Mary panel, Guardians of the Galaxy panel, Re-Animator panel and more to be scheduled. For the full list of panels and times, visit the events section.

What fun would a horror convention be without a great list of vendors to buy some cool sh!t from? HorrorHound always has one of the largest vendor lists around, and their vendor room is a horror nerd’s Wonderland. Some of the vendors on tap for this year include Dark Sky Films, Dead Ink, Living Dead Dolls, Samhain Horror, Scarebears, Super Pumpkins, Troma and so many more. For the full list, visit the vendor section of HorrorHoundWeekend.com.

As usual, the closer you wait to the date of the convention, the higher the ticket prices will be. There are still pre-sale tickets available. Single day passes are $20, Weekend passes are $40, VIP passes are $175 and weekend passes with early entry are SOLD OUT.  Pick up your tickets now at HorrorHoundWeekend.com to avoid higher prices, sell outs and longer lines at the door.

Planning on staying a couple of days of the entire weekend? Hotels near the Sharonville Convention Center are filling up fast. You may want to get your reservations made quickly to avoid longer travel times. Here is the full list of the closest hotels.

Be sure to join the HorrorHound Weekend group on Facebook for minute to minute updates.

Horror Realm Releases Vendor List for their 2015 Spring Break Massacre

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Other than a great guest list, what else brings your attention to a convention? That’s easy, the vendors and the unique goods you can procure there. Horror Realm has released the list of vendors that will be in attendance at their 2015 Spring Break Massacre via the event’s Facebook page, and I must say, the list is quite impressive. There is everything from photographers and artists to film, clothing and jewelry vendors. There are a few local artists and jewelry makers that are local to the Pittsburgh area, and I for one love the idea of supporting local, indie arts.

Some of the vendors include:

  • Cinema Wasteland- DVDs, posters, autographs and collectibles
  • Angela Rocco Photography- photography, jewelry and accessories
  • Brad Walkowiak- Independent and original films
  • Byron Winton- artist
  • Cheryl Holford- artist
  • Crystal Bawl- handmade jewelry and ceramics
  • Ken Rudisill- action figures, comics, magazines and posters
  • Dark Alley Bootique- jewelry, oddities and wedding bouquets
  • Lix- clothing, accessories, cookies and hula hoops

Not only will you be able to score some pretty unique items, but you can also support some pretty great charities. The Proper Pit Bull, a non-profit volunteer rescue and advocacy organization and Zombie Squad, a food drive and disaster preparedness organization will be on hand.

Full vendor list HERE.

Just a reminder, not only will there be fantastic vendors, but Candyman himself Tony Todd will be in attendance joined by Derek Mears (Friday the 13th 2009) and Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp). There will also be three of the lovely ladies from American Horror Story Freak Show in attendance, and they will be doing a Freak Show group photo op for only $60!

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To keep up to date on all changes made to the convention, be sure to like the Horror Realm Facebook Page, join the 2015 Spring Break Massacre event page, follow the official twitter, @HorrorRealmCon and check out HorrorRealmCon.com.