Pittsburgh, PA has ten days before all hell breaks loose. That’s because from September 18th through the 20th at the Crowne Plaza, those fine folks that put on ZombieFest have broadened their horizons into a new convention, now called “Horror Realm.”
The convention will feature the usual fare of guests and vendors, but this one also has an emphasis on horror authors and artists with sponsors such as Library of the Living Dead and Permuted Press, Rue Morgue magazine, and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The con also features horror author panels and a zombie film festival, as well as contests ranging from jello brain eating, scariest tattoo, hockey mask art, horror trivia, and costumes. There will also be demonstrations by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and a flash fiction contest sponsored by Permuted Press, as well as a live production of Pittsburgh’s hosted horror program It’s Alive. Of course, Dread Central will be on hand for the festivities, so we’ll be bringing you the goods as to what’s going on and how it all went. Oh, and if you want to know who the guests are:
- Bill Moseley – Repo!The Genetic Opera
- Ken Foree – Dawn of the Dead
- Leslie Easterbrook – The Devil’s Rejects
- Tony Todd – Candyman
- David Naughton – An American Werewolf in London
- Jeff Lieberman – Director, Satan’s Little Helper
- Tiffany Shepis – Tromeo and Juliet
- Robert Z’Dar – Maniac Cop
- Frank Serrao – Dawn of the Dead
- Joe Shelby – Dawn of the Dead
- Leonard Lies – Dawn of the Dead
- Jim Krut – Dawn of the Dead
- Sharon Ceccatti-Hill – Dawn of the Dead
- Scarlet Salem – Pajama Party Massacre
- And more!
What? Want more? Here are the authors and artists scheduled to attend:
- Rhiannon Frater – As the World Dies trilogy
- Eric S. Brown – Season of Rot
- Rob Fox – Z Day is Here
- Stephen A. North – Dead Tide
- Scott A. Johnson – City of Demons
- Dereck J. Goodman – The Apocalypse Shift
- Joe Knetter – Zombie Bukkake
- S.G. Browne – Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament
- Jonathan Mayberry – Patient Zero
- Kim Paffenroth – Dying to Live
- And many more!
Head over to the official website to get more information, and get ready to wash steel city in blood!
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