Oz Horror Con ’12
We cover a lot of horror events here at Dread Central, but I do believe this is the first time we’ve mentioned one that takes place in Australia – Melbourne, to be exact. Read on for the details of Oz Horror Con ’12.
It’s happening this Saturday, October 27, from 1:00-6:00 pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here’s what to expect…
● Horror hound music from the bizarre taste of Dr. Ghast!
● Zombies, Vampires, Ghouls and Monsters abound (CosPlay and fancy-dress welcome!)
● Caged Zombies from ZombieHire.com
● Bride and Groom Zombies (and more!) from Gore Play
● Meet Leslie Simpson, ‘The Crawler’ in The Descent; also in Dog Soldiers, The Reckoning and Crawlspace
● 6-6-6 of the best (and worst) scenes
● FREE membership to Melbourne Horror Film Society ($20)
● Australian Horror Writers’ Association and Independent Authors book signings, launches, panels- Geoff Brown, Lucy Sussex, Brett McBean, Cameron Oliver, Mark Smith-Briggs, Talie Helene, JC Clarke
● Australian Paranormal Society ghost-finding workshops, haunting tales from the Royal Melbourne
● Paul Bedford will be talking through ‘the cradle to the grave’ of his graphic novel The List
● Jason Franks, novelist, graphic novelist and author of McBlack, The Sixsmiths, and magazine editor
● Experiences from The Paranormal Guide
● Horror movie trivia panel game (PopCorn Video)
● Giveaways and signings, launches and previews, etc.
● CosPlay competition with prizes!
● The bar will be open and hot food available
● At 6pm, we have to vacate, but there are plenty of venues to retreat to for those ‘children of the night’…
Note: This event is for over-18s only unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian and is “M” rated by Oz Horror Con.
Already booked for the weekend? Don’t worry – Oz Horror Con ’13 is running January 19-20, 2013, at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and it’s not age-restricted (although parental guidance is advised). Guests for the event will include Ramsey Campbell, PJ Soles, Mark Patton, Leslie Simpson, and others to be announced.
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