August 26, 2010

The Zed Word and Horror in the Hammer @ FanExpo


I LOVE FAN EXPO!

It's the high point of every summer, and now horror, sci-fi, comic book, anime, and gaming fans can rejoice once again! Starting on Friday, Fan Expo Canada will be back in Toronto, bringing us more great genre celebrities, awesome panels, and the always-bustling convention floor where independent producers and mainstream producers of genre fare can display their work and connect with fans.

FAN EXPO CANADA: Aug 27 - 29th, 2010

Last year at FanExpo, I had a bite.

As I did last year, I will be covering the 2010 FanExpo for The Zed Word: Zombie Blog, but also Monster Chiller Horror TheatreHorror in the Hammer, and the Screamwave Horror Podcast

As I'm a Horror Fan, I'm in it mainly for the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear horror expo, so that's where my focus will be. This year's celebrity horror guests include:
  • Guest of Honour: DAVID CRONENBERG – Legendary Director of The Fly, The Dead Zone, Videodrome, Scanners
  • LANCE HENRIKSEN – Actor in Aliens, Near Dark, Pumpkinhead and Millennium TV Series
  • KEN RUSSELL – Acclaimed Director of The Lair of the White Worm, Gothic, Altered States
  • BILL MOSELEY – Actor in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Repo! The Genetic Opera
  • HEATHER LANGENKAMP – Actress in A Nightmare of Elm Street, Wes Craven's New Nightmare
..... and more.

Also this year, we at Horror in the Hammer are hosting an official FanExpo after-party: THE HORROR IN THE HAMMER MIXER


FRIDAY AUGUST 27 @ 9pm @ The Rivoli, 332 Queen St. W. No Cover, 19+

Spend the Friday night of FanExpo with some fiendish friends of Horror in the Hammer!

Meet the cast of Medium Raw and Dark Rising 2 and hang with radio-personality Fearless Fred, FanExpo's horror author guests, and more!

Special guests include:

- Fearless Fred (Big Sexy Comics)
- Fred Vogel (Toetag Pictures)
- The cast of Medium Raw and Dark Rising 2: Brigitte Kingsley, Landy Cannon, Julia Schneider, Andrew Cymek & more.
- The cast of Long Pigs : Chris Power, Alex Jordan, Anthony Alviano, Chris Bridges

Authors and artists appearing:
- singer Ginger St James
- Kelley Armstrong (OTHERWORLD AND DARKEST POWERS SERIES)
- Karen Dales (ANGEL OF DEATH: BOOK ONE OF THE CHOSEN)
- Max Turner (NIGHT RUNNER and upcoming END OF DAYS)
- Nancy Kilpatrick (EVOLVE: VAMPIRE STORIES OF THE NEW UNDEAD)
- Wayne Mallows (WHITECHAPEL ROAD - A VAMPYRE TALE)
- Sherrilyn Kenyon (DARK-HUNTER series)
- Burlesque troop Pretty 'N' Inked
- Rob Sacchetto, zombie portrait artist and illustrator (ZOMBIEWOOD WEEKLY, THE ZOMBIE HANDBOOK)
--- and more added every day!

WANT TO BE A ZOMBIE? A VAMPIRE? Get free makeup and photos taken at our picture booth courtesy of Jennifer Emily and Punch Zombie FX. SnowPic Creations & Adam Wills will also be shooting!

Also From the people who brought Mega Shark Vs Giant Octopus, The Asylumn will be letting us do a giveaway.

Music, pool tables & outdoor patio!

Keep your eyes peeled for our Hammer girls giving away some pretty scary gear! Provided by Gruesome Enterprises and more.


 So, stay tuned to the Zed Word for daily coverage of the Friday and Saturday of Fan Expo and the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear.