One convention that we heard nothing but good things about earlier this year was Monsterpalooza (read our event report here) in Burbank, CA, which featured special effects artists from the horror industry along with their many works. So we are very happy to report that it will be returning to the Marriott Burbank Convention Center April 9-11, 2010.
Confirmed guests so far include:
VERNE LANGDON (Master of Ceremonies) – Makeup artist, music producer
KNB EFX – Award-winning FX company, Sin City, Grindhouse, Narnia, From Dusk till Dawn
ADI – Alien vs Predator, Race to Witch Mountain, X-Men Origins
CHIODO BROTHERS – Critters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Gremlins
MICHAEL WESTMORE – Award-winning FX artist for Mask, Star Trek series and movies
TOM BURMAN – Award-winning FX artist
JORDU SCHELL – Creature designer for major motion pictures
TONY GARDNER – Zombieland, Return of the Living Dead
BASIL GOGOS – Versatile painter and cover artist for Famous Monsters of Filmland
WILLIAM STOUT – Conceptual artist for Return of the Living Dead
DON POST, JR. – Don Post Studios
PROTEUS STUDIOS – The new Star Trek film
ALLAN TRAUTMAN – Return of the Living Dead, Tar Man
BRIAN PECK – Return of the Living Dead, Scuz
BEVERLY RANDOLPH – Return of the Living Dead, Tina
JOHN PHILBIN – Return of the Living Dead, Chuck
DON CALFA – Return of the Living Dead, Ernie
JOE TURKEL – Blade Runner, The Shining
JULIE ADAMS – Creature from the Black Lagoon
DONNIE DUNAGAN – Son of Frankenstein, Tower of London
Other highlights include a walk-through monster/creature museum and a walk-through tribute museum to Forrest Ackerman.
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