Monday, September 7, 2015

It's That Time Of Year Again...

The weekend of September 11-13 will be busy an exciting one for my household.  This is the weekend my son and I will make our annual trek to Lexington, Kentucky, to attend the 8th annual ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention.  This will be my 5th ScareFest convention and my son's 6th.  Though not as large a convention as some of the other pop culture conventions, it is very popular and draws a great crowd every year.

Patti Starr
The owner, Patti Starr,  and her staph (that's the way they spell it) go out of their way to make ScareFest as fan-friendly and affordable as they possibly can. Also included this year is a sign-language interpreter for the hearing-impaired.  On the Friday night of the convention members of the military, police, and firefighter community will be given free admission (with valid id) as a way of saying "thank you" for their service.  On Sunday a new event will be included...ScareFest Kids' Day.  This will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm and will include facepainting, haunted house crafts, cornhole games, stiltwalkers, and Star Wars '"Blast-A-Trooper" feathuring the 501st Legion.

After a 2-year hiatus, "Critter" will be back this year.  He is considered the convention mascot, and I'm looking forward to"meeting" him again.  There will be several seminars covering a variety of subjects as well as Q&As with several of the stars.  On Saturday night a costume ball will be held at the Prefunction Area with judging on the best costumes.  Judging will be done by some of the stars.  Some of the stars include cast members of the movies/shows Phantasm and American Horror Story, Tennessee Wraith Chasers from Ghost Asylum (Destination American channel), the daughters of horror icons Boris Karloff and Vincent Price, "Eddie Munster" and "Marilyn Munster" from tv's "The Munsters."  Check out ScareFest's website for a more detailed list of the stars and other events.  

Until next time...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

My, how time flies by...

I was going to write something about some of my latest happenings, and didn't realize until just now how long it had been since the last time I posted on here.  I've been meaning to post more often...however, not only does life tend to get in the way, but I'm not that good at writing and have difficulty putting my thoughts into visible words.  I've got several ideas of what I'd like to "discuss" and just need to make myself sit down to write.  


At the present time I'm looking forward to my annual weekend at the ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention in Lexington, Kentucky.  It is next weekend, Sept. 11-13.  Just some of the stars who will be there:
  • Cast members of Phantasm
  • Cast members of American Horror Story
  • The Dead Files - Amy Allen & Steve Dischiavi
  • Tennessee Wraith Chases - Ghost Asylum
  • George Romero - writer, director 
  • Josh Gates - Expedition Unknown, Destination Truth
  • Sid Haig, Robert Mukes - House of 1000 Corpses
Learning how to paint ceramics is an ongoing process.  Seems I'm having more oops than I am success, but that's all part of the learning curve.  The need to do more research on tips and techniques is great.  :-)  I will keep it up though, and hope one day to feel comfortable with my work. 

Until next time...