August 23, 2011

Zombie Guide to FanExpo 2011 (Aug 25-28)

In a bit of sad news, I won't be able to attend the annual FanExpo and Festival of Fear in Toronto this year. I covered FanExpo in 2009 and 2010, but my current employment situation makes it impossible for me to join my friends at Horror in the Hammer for our annual FanExpo-extravaganza.

With that being said, I've decided to help you help yourself. Just print out our Zombie Guide to FanExpo 2011 to ensure that you see all the most exciting undead guests and vendors at this year's FanExpo and Festival of Fear.


The Zed Word's Zombie Guide to FanExpo 2011


Zombie-Centric Guests

GEORGE KOSANA, JOHN RUSSO, and RUSS STEINER  — NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968)
  • Will be signing all weekend at the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear booth (1620)
 
    EDIT: Also at the Rue Morgue booth, look for Phil Pattison and Chris Harrison of Nictophobia films. They'll be on hand with horror actress Danielle Harris to promote the film Devil's Night, but Pattison was ALSO the co-director of the zombie film Vs. The Dead, which is finally available on DVD. They might have some swag for sale. Read my review of Vs. the Dead.

      also appearing: 

      ROBERT ENGLUND: Ian — ZOMBIE STRIPPERS | Harry — DEAD AND BURIED (Celebrity Autograph Area L) 

      CHANDLER RIGGS: Carl Grimes — THE WALKING DEAD (Booth  #1828)

      TONY MOORE — Artist and Co-Creator of THE WALKING DEAD (#P001)

      TOM SAVINIDAWN OF THE DEAD, PLANET TERROR (Booth #1828 )

      LLOYD KAUFMAN — Director POULTRYGEIST: NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN DEAD

      Scheduled Events



      THURSDAY -- AUG 25

      • 3:00 PM  - AUTOGRAPH SESSION: TONY MOORE (Location: Auto CC)
      • 8:00 PM - PHOTO OP: ROBERT ENGLUND (704)

      FRIDAY -- AUG 26

      • 2:00 PM - Q and A SESSION: TROMA’S LLOYD KAUFMAN (709)
      • 2:30 PM - TOM SAVINI  Q and A SESSION (HALL G)
      • 4:00 PM -  PHOTO OP: ROBERT ENGLUND (706)
      • 4:00 PM - SKETCHING DUEL: BILL SIENKIEWICZ AND TONY MOORE (716)
      • 7:00PM -  MUSIC FOR HORROR MOVIES: feat. Mauricio Guarini of GOBLIN (707)
      • 9:00PM - HORROR IN THE HAMMER FEAR LOUNGE (@ The Rivoli - 334 QUEEN ST. W) 

      • 10:00 PM  RUE MORGUE SHOCKTAIL PARTY FEATURING GHOULTOWN - FREE ADMISSION (@ THE COURTHOUSE - 57 ADELAIDE STREET EAST)

      SATURDAY -- AUG 27

      • 11:00 AM - AUTOGRAPH SESSION: TONY MOORE (AUTO DD)
      • 1:00 PM - CREATING ZOMBIES AND MACABRE MONSTERS FOR FUN AND PROFIT WITH TONY MOORE (717)

      SUNDAY -- AUG 29
      • 1:30 PM - Q and A SESSION: SWEET DREAMS WITH ROBERT ENGLUND (HALL G)
      • 3:00 PM - PHOTO OP: ROBERT ENGLUND (704)

        Zombie-Related Retailers and Exhibitors

        • DEAD GENESIS -- Pick up your special edition DVD of this great zombie film  [read my review] (1719)
        • Zombieinfo.com -- Canadian Zombie News Website (A230-P) 
        • Stranger -- A Zombie web comic (A94)
          • Sick on Sin -- Cute zombie shirts, buttons, and more (1731)
          • Midnight Syndicate-- Creators of The Dead Matter and Halloween / Spooky soundtracks (1732) 
          • Post Mortem Press -- Publishers of Dead Souls (1617) 
          • 13 Flames Empire -- Creators of Zombie Jesus (1718)
          • My Ghoul Friday -- Ghoulish horror handcrafts (A248)
          • The Day After -- Zombie Art (A243)
          • Lobby Card Invasion -- Great source for lobby cards and poster prints bound to have zombie movie-related art for you (1607)
          • Full Moon Features - Purveyor of horror films like Shrunken Heads (1721)
          Visit www.FanExpoCanada.com for the full schedule of events and guest lists across the Horror, Sci-Fi, Comics, Gaming, and Anime genres