All right, kiddies, the first ever Fear Fest convention, co-sponsored by Pit of Horror and Dread Central, is upon us! Doors open on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm and the madness continues through till Sunday night! It’s going to be epic, to say the least!
Some last minute additions to the guest list; we have just confirmed Richard Tyson (Big Bad Wolf, Plane Dead and Sin-Jin Smyth to name a few), Bob Ivy (the title character from Don Coscarelli’s Bubba Ho-Tep!) and Texas Chainsaw Massacre (’74) writer Kim Henkel for the show! Be sure to hit the official Fear Fest site for the entire guest list!
We’ve got the final schedule ready for your perusal; make sure you plan your time with us accordingly! Dig it:
6PM – 11PM: VENDOR ROOM AND CELEBRITY ROOMS OPEN.
MIDNIGHT – THE FUNHOUSE
12:00: Fear Fest Welcome
12:15: Sin-Jin Smyth panel with writer/director Ethan Dettenmaier and star Jacqueline Moore
12:45: Abominable panel w/ writer/director Ryan Schifrin & producer Theresa Schifrin
1:15: Feast panel with director John Gulager, star Diane Goldner, writers Marcus Dunstan & Patrick Melton
1:45: Tobe Hooper Q & A and award presentation with the legendary director
2:30: Men Behind the Mask 1 panel w/ Tony “Michael Myers Pt.1” Moran, Don “Michael Myers Pt.5” Shanks, James “Frank the Bunny” Duvall, Walter “Dr. Satan” Phelan
3:00: Horror’s Hallowed Grounds host/creator Sean Clark and director Andrew Kasch screen the unreleased “uncut” version of the Halloween episode.
3:45: The Hills Have Eyes 2 panel w/ star Michael Bailey Smith
4:15: Leatherface panel w/ Gunnar Hansen, Bill Johnson, R.A. Mihailoff & Andrew Bryniarski
5:00: Joe Knetter If you haven’t had the chance to take in one of Knetter’s readings you are in for a treat. Sit back, crack open a cold one and enjoy the sickness.
5:30: Job panel w/ writer/director John Gray, writer Spencer Gray, stars Lee Perkins and Joe Knetter
6:00: Going to Pieces panel w/ with producer Rudy Scalese
7:00: Ballroom closes
7:30: Dinner with the Stars in Ballroom B (separate admission)
THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 1 & 2 W/THE CAST FROM BOTH FILMS. 10PM – 2AM
12:00: The Sick panel Hosted By: Father Joey from the Father Joey Radio show Featuring Writer/Director Spencer Gray | CM Byerly | Timm Scalita | Duane Craig Stars: Hip-Hop Sensations Latino Saint & Rhansum.
12:30: Wrong Turn 2 panel w/ w/ director Joe Lynch & Ken Kirzinger (featuring a never before seen trailer for the sequel!)
1:00: The Tripper panel w/ director David Arquette and star Jason Mewes
1:30: Joe Dante Q & A with the legendary director
2:00: Men Behind the Mask 2 panel w/ Ari “Jason Voorhees Pt.1” Lehman, Steve “Jason Voorhees Pt.2” Dash, Richard “Jason Voorhees Pt.3” Brooker, and Andrew “The Djinn” Divoff
2:30: Hatchet panel w/ writer & director Adam Green, stars Tony Todd & Kane Hodder
3:00: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre reunion panel w/ stars Gunner Hansen, Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, John Dugan, writer Kim Henkel and cameraman Lou Perryman
3:45: Live Feed panel w/director Ryan Nicholson and first news on Gutterballs
4:00: Auction! Come bid on some amazing items including an original Dimebag Darrell guitar, a pearl signature series drum from Vinnie Paul and a signed custom Schecter Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning!
See you in Texas!
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