Fangoria Weekend of Horror’s Convention 2009!
by Gary Schultz
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The Fangoria Weekend of Horror’s Convention in Chicago.
Another completely cool thing is this year Fango had at least a half dozen tattoo artists set up. People were lined up all weekend getting inked. There were a lot of artists this year selling unique and limited horror themed prints. One of my favorite parts of Fangoria is the Dudgeon, held in the basement where you can meet and greet the underground of aspiring artists and filmmakers and it is here where you just may discover the next John Carpenter or Lloyd Kaufman. Fangoria is exceptionally interactive with its fans. They want to know who you want to see at future conventions and constantly ask the crowd for feedback. This is cool because it gives the audience a true voice. For the first time this year I attended the Fangoria Auction on Sunday and watched them auction off everything. I mean everything, shirts, posters, a guitar, and the very banners on the stage. That was a lot of fun.
My notes for Fangoria are as follows, I would love to see Rob Zombie, Robert Englund, and Jack Hill at a convention. My girlfriend would like the vendors to sell more shirts for women and I was astonished to find that not a single vendor had a copy of John Carpenters “They Live” available because I’m still looking to replace my ancient VHS copy. See you at next Year’s Weekend of Horrors Convention!
This convention is the first event planned for FANGORIA magazine’s 30th Anniversary 2009 Tour. Other cities will include Los Angeles April 17-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center and New York City, June 5-7 at the Javits Center.
Gary Schultz Review of fangoria’s Weekend of Horror’s Convention in Chicago, IL.
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