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.
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...