Rutger Hauer Added to Mad Monster Party for 30th Anniversary of Blade Runner

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As 2011 winds down, it’s time to start planning your horror convention calendar for 2012, and we’ve got a great one for you to start with. The Mad Monster Party will be held on March 23-25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. A huge list of celebrities is scheduled to attend, and in the most recent announcement festival organizers report that Rutger Hauer will be on hand to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Blade Runner!

Hauer will be participating in a Blade Runner panel as well as a Q&A and will be available for signings. Along with Hauer there are over dozens of additional horrific celebrities scheduled to attend.

Check out the promo video below featuring many of the attendees, and visit the official Mad Monster Party website and the Mad Monster Party Facebook page.

From the Press Release
Join the Mad Monster Party horror convention and meet Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Hobo With a Shotgun, Ladyhawke and Batman Begins at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, NC. March 23rd-25th, 2012! Celebrate the 30th Anniversary Blade Runner reunion and attend a panel and Q&A with Rutger Hauer and his co-stars Joe Turkel and James Hong! Veteran actor Rutger Hauer has worked with Hollywood heavyweights Sidney Poitier, Ridley Scott, Sylvester Stallone and Nicholas Roeg and made his mark playing complicated villains and antiheroes. Hauer is traveling from the Netherlands to attend the Mad Monster Party, where the star will meet and greet fans, answer questions about his unforgettable movie roles and sign autographs. Mr. Hauer will be promoting his international AIDS awareness foundation, The Rutger Hauer Starfish Association, and proceeds from autograph sales and photo ops will benefit this worthy charity.

The Mad Monster Party is a horror convention with a difference. While other national shows install a generic event in a city, Mad Monster is building their show from the inside out. With the support of local Charlotte organizations (like “Visit Charlotte” tourism board) and businesses (Kevin Blanchfield’s Haunted Mill, Morris Costume, etc), guests include Brad Dourif (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Exorcist 3, Child’s Play, Lord of the Rings, Deadwood), Dee Wallace (E.T., The Howling, Cujo, Critters, The Frighteners), Rowdy Roddy Piper (Wrestling Legend, They Live), Joe Turkel (The Shining, Blade Runner), Marky Ramone (The Ramones, Rock & Roll High School), Richard Moll (“Bull” from “Night Court,” House) and many, MANY more well known fiendish faces. Mad Monster Party will also bring rare first-time celebrity guests that fans have demanded for years. Craig Sheffer (Nightbreed) and Judith Roberts (Eraserhead, Dead Silence) make their debut con appearances and Frankenhooker’s Patty Mullen will appear in her iconic character makeup! Mad Monster Party is putting down roots and committing to a partnership with the Charlotte community to provide a unique convention that is fresh, theatrical and innovative and will offer visiting fans from across the nation a destination for years to come. Daily and weekend tickets are available as well as RIP (Really Intense Partyer) front-of-line and all-access passes.

Rutger Hauer Added to Mad Monster Party for 30th Anniversary of Blade Runner

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