Pictures from Hartford ComiCONN

 

By Jason Harris

 

Hartford ComiCONN took place last month at the XL Center.

Lindsey McKeon (Supernatural).

Ghostbusters Jillian Holtzmann and Abby Yates.

Author Stacey Longo.

A couple of Spawn.

Booker Huffman, Jr.

Felix Silla (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).

Scarlet Witch and Negan.

Jeremy Palko (The Walking Dead).

Belle and Rapunzel.

Malcolm Goodwin (iZombie).

Gil Gerard (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).

Ghost Rider.

Taimak (The Last Dragon).

Harley Quinn, Joker, and a henchman.


Nightwing and Batman.

Dr. Frankenstein and his Bride.




Freddy Krueger.

Lindsey McKeon playing with a lightsaber.

Pictures from the October ChaseCon 2015

By Jason Harris

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Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Harley Quinn and the Joker.

Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.

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Aquawoman.

Aquawoman.

Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episode II and III).

Bonnie Piesse (Star Wars: Episode II and III).

Jack Skellington.

Jack Skellington.

Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

Marty McFly and Doc Brown.

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Xena: Warrior Princess.

Xena: Warrior Princess.

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Artist Paul Castiglia.

Artist Paul Castiglia.

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Dr. Who

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The Joker.

The Joker.

Harley Quinn.

Harley Quinn.

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Jim Martin (The Great Space Coaster).

Jim Martin (The Great Space Coaster).

Saratoga

Saratoga Budo.

Rika Muranaka.

Rika Muranaka.

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Artist Dan

Artist Dan Nakrosis.

Freddy K

Freddy Krueger.

Wrestler Curt Hawkins.

Wrestler Curt Hawkins.

Michael and Diego Mongue, the creators of Awesome Robot.

Michael and Diego Mongue, the creators of Awesome Robot.

The Silence.

The Silence.

Pictures from CT Horrorfest 2015

By Jason Harris

The 2nd Annual CT Horrorfest took place at The Matrix Conference Center in Danbury, CT. on July 18.

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Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Freddy Krueger and author Stacey Longo.

Freddy Krueger and author Stacey Longo.


Warrington Gillette (Friday the 13th: Part 2).

Warrington Gillette (Friday the 13th: Part 2).


Regan.

Regan.

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Alien Queen.

Alien Queen.


Authors Stacey Longo and Kristi Petersen Schoonover at the Books and Boos table.

Authors Stacey Longo and Kristi Petersen Schoonover at the Books and Boos‘ table.


WWE Wrestler Mick Foley.

WWE Wrestler Mick Foley.


The Mummy.

The Mummy.

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Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, and Edwin Neal.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre panel: Gunnar Hansen, John Dugan, and Edwin Neal.


Freddy Krueger and Jason  Voorhees.

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees.

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Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover with The Shining girls.

Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover with The Shining girls.

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Doug Bradley.

Doug Bradley (Pinhead).


Independent filmmaker James Balsamo (left), author Stacey Longo (middle), and actor Carmine Capobianco (right).

Independent filmmaker James Balsamo (left), author Stacey Longo (middle), and actor Carmine Capobianco (right).

Pictures from Vermont Comic Con Part I

 

By Jason Harris

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Vermont Comic Con, the first ever comic con in Vermont, took place at the Sheraton Hotel in Burlington over the weekend. The two-day convention was a huge success and will happen again next year, but on Labor Day weekend.

Comic book writer Brandon Barrows.

Comic book writer Brandon Barrows.

Arrow.

Green Arrow.

Freddy and Jason.

Freddy and Jason.

The Guardians of the Galaxy.

The Guardians of the Galaxy.

David Newall a.k.a. Mr. McFeely of Mister Roger's Neighborhood.

David Newall a.k.a. Mr. McFeely of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood talking to a young convention-goer.

Deathstroke and Deadpool.

Deathstroke and Deadpool.

The Gotham gang.

The Gotham gang.

Writer Jeremy Holt.

Writer Jeremy Holt.

The gaming room at Vermont Comic Con.

The gaming room at Vermont Comic Con.

The cosplayers of Hero Army Cosplay, out of Connecticut.

The cosplayers of Hero Army Cosplay, out of Connecticut.

Authors T.T. Zuma and Stacey Longo.

Authors T.T. Zuma and Stacey Longo.

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Swamp Thing

Swamp Thing

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Spider-woman and Black Widow.

Spider-woman and Black Widow.

My Second Trip to Granite State ComiCon (Pictures)

By Dale T. Phillips

Pictures by Dale T. Phillips and Stacey Longo

 

Once more, I got to travel to another world or a lot of them, by attending Granite State ComiCon, organized by Double Midnight Comics. I was one of two authors at the Books & Boos table. The other author at the table being Stacey Longo. We were signing books for fans, new and old.

Author Stacey Longo at the Books & Boos table.

Author Stacey Longo at the Books & Boos table.

It was an amazing time at a well-run con, with thousands of fun people enjoying themselves and sharing their special likes of comics, TV shows, books, films, graphic novels, games, and cultural icons of all sorts.

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You get to see people like The New England Brethren of Pirates.Pirates1

The Ghostbusters of New Hampshire Ghostbusters

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The New England garrison of the 501st Legion.
All three groups make appearances to help raise money for charities. These people put a lot of time and effort into their outfits and shows, and they deserve a big hand for what they do.501_base

Star_wars

Starwarrior

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Leia

Sam Jones

Sam Jones

You get to see celebrities, like Sam Jones (of Flash Gordon and Ted fame) and tough-guy actor William Forsythe, both of whom were

Author Stacey Longo with William

Author Stacey Longo with William Forsythe.

extremely gracious and kind to the fans. You also see the people behind the voices of your favorite animated characters such as Richard Horvitz, who voices Zim in Invader Zim, .

Richard Horvitz.

Richard Horvitz.

You get to meet writers such as Gordon Bean, Rob Watts, Katherine Silva, and Scott Goudsward, who are all members of the New England Horror Writers.

From left to right: Bean, Watts, Silva, and Goudsward.

From left to right: Gordon Bean, Rob Watts, Katherine Silva, and Scott Goudsward.

Author Matthew Bartlett, another NEHW member, was also signing books at the organization’s table.

Author Matthew Bart

Author Matthew Bartlett.

Besides the NEHW and Longo, Chris Philbrook, another author, had his own table at the convention.

During my time at the convention, I also met author John Murphy, who was recently heard on the Sci-fi Saturday Night podcast. I can’t wait to hear their interviews with the cast members of Game of Thrones.

Me (left) and John Murphy (right).

Me (left) and John Murphy (right).

The Game of Thrones celebrities.

The Game of Thrones celebrities.

Speaking of which, lots of folks were Game of Thrones cosplaying to honor the cast members who were there.

Arya

Arya of Game of Thrones.

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Arya of Game of Thrones.

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Miltos Yeramelou (Syrio on GoT) hosted a Water Dancing class to teach beginning fencers. I watched some of it, and thought it superb– and I’ve been a fencer for over 35 years.

Miltos Yeramelou.

Miltos Yeramelou.

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Groot

Groot.

You get to see about every superhero and supervillain you can think of.

Catwoman

Catwoman.

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Robin and Batgirl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Harley Quinn, the Joker and the Riddler.

Mr_T_JasonAnd many other costumes. A guy who plays Mr T. emceed the huge costume contest. I sure wouldn’t want to judge that one, because there are so manyCostume_crowd2 cool costumes, it would be too hard to choose a winner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two days of fun, and we just saw a small part of it. It’s a total experience, with panels, parties, and participation.

Alien

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Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees.

Borg

A Borg from Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Horns

Loki

Harley_Joker

Harley Quinn and the Joker.

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HauntedAcres Haunted Acres is New England’s most exciting haunted attraction, with Maniac’s Midway, live bands, a beer garden, and lots of food and ride vendors.

Cosplayers

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Frozen’s Elsa taking a trip in the Tardis.

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Deadpool and Wonder Woman.

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Dredd

Judge Dredd.

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Groot.

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Artist Karen Gosselin.

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Mr. T with author Stacey Longo, holding her book Secret Things.

Princesses

Puppet

Ralphie

Ralphie from A Christmas Story.

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Silverlady

Steampunk

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A Medieval Deadpool.

Me with author Rob Watts.

Me with author Rob Watts.

Tardi

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Vulcan

Star Trek’s Starfleet officer

WreckRalph

Wreck-It Ralph.

The Dome and Kriana of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

The Dome and Kriana of Sci-fi Saturday Night.

Disney Princesses.

Disney Princesses.

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A Droogie.

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Wonder Woman and Batman.

Guardians

Guardians of the Galaxy.

A Droogie.

A Droogie.

Brave's Princess Merida and Silk.

Brave’s Princess Merida and Silk.

Performers from Fright Kingdom.

Performers from Fright Kingdom.

Convention attendees.

Convention attendees.

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Rikki Simons, the voice of Gir.

Rikki Simons, the voice of Gir on Invader Zim.

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Thor and Voltron

Puppet

Rock and Shock Happens this Weekend

Massachusetts prepares for the 10th anniversary of the Rock and Shock Horror and Music convention series this weekend (October 18th – 20th) with a lineup of sinister guests, musical acts and events that cannot be missed!

This year’s celebrity guests include Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger of Nightmare on Elm Street), Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, The X-Files), Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Lew Temple and IronE Singleton (of The Walking Dead), cast and crew from Sharknado, the cast of Holliston and many more!

Nightly entertainment kicks off with a pre-show Thursday performance from Between the Buried and Me with The Faceless, The Contortionist and The Safety Fire. Friday brings a double feature of Kevin Smith’s Red State and Jay and Silent Bob’s Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Saturday we welcome Danzig’s 25th Anniversary Tour with special guest Doyle, Otep, Butcher Babies, Texas Hippie Coalition, A Pale Horse Named Death, New Years Day and more. Sunday rounds out the weekend with Twiztid’s Fright Fest including Blaze, The Roc, Aqualeo, Funny People Makin’ Funna People, Fury, Masstapeace, Outland Camp, Wayne Da Payne and more!

 Rock and Shock’s show floor offers so much more than awesome celebrity guests and isle after isle of incredible vendors.

  • Attend panels every hour with Q&A’s with your favorite horror film celebrities
  • Check out the best independent films from local visionaries
  • Learn about the paranormal, Halloween crafts, special effects makeup and more
  • Face off against other gamers in our Video Game Tournament Extravaganza
  • Catch a table top board game demo and enter the tournament
  • Get a professional photo taken with your favorite celebrities or get a freestyle photo taken with killer props and backgrounds
  • Grab FREE posters, books and more, and enter hourly contests to win DVD’s, Blu-Rays and other excellent promo swag from Old Boy, Thor: The Dark World, Resolution, Ender’s Game, Odd Tales, Quirk, Magnet, Dark Horse, Funko, Image Entertainment and Xlrator Media, courtesy of Dread Central
  • Rock and Shock offers a family friendly environment with lots for kids to do!

Tickets are available now at http://rockandshock.com/tickets/ with options from VIP to show attendee.

Freddy Krueger Himself, Robert Englund, Slashing His Way Back to Worcester for Rock & Shock 2013

Rock & Shock may be a dream come true for horror and music lovers alike but this year, the nightmare returns. We are pleased to officially announce that Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, will be slashing his way back to Worcester, Massachusetts as part of Rock & Shock’s 10th annual event.

Englund is bestknown for the groundbreaking horror role of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series; having brought the role to life nine times on the big screen as well as in countless TV, video game and even musical performances. In addition to his iconic role, he has most notably appeared in the films Eaten Alive (1977), Strangeland (1998), Urban Legend (1998), Hatchet (2006), Behind the Mask: the Rise and Fall of Leslie Vernon (2006), Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007) and Inkubus (2011), which held it’s premiere at Rock & Shock two years ago. His latest work,Sanitarium, recently won the Audience Award at the San Antonio Film Festival.

Englund will be joining previously announced Rock & Shock guests Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The X-Files), Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), Jordan Ladd (Cabin Fever, Death Proof), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps, American Mary), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects, The Walking Dead) and IronE Singleton (The Walking Dead) . For a complete list of attendees or for more information about this event, visit http://www.rockandshock.com.

Rock and Shock will be taking place October 18-20, 2013at the DCU Center (http://www.dcucenter.com) and The Worcester Palladium (http://thepalladium.net) in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Actor Talks about the role of Michael Myers in the Original ‘Halloween’

Actor Talks about the role of Michael Myers in the Original Halloween

By Jason Harris

Actor Tony Moran portrayed the 23-year-old Michael Myers in the original Halloween (1978).

He had a great time on the movie and compares John Carpenter to a computer because of the way he had every shot planned out.

“We never shot more than three shots for every scene,” Moran said. “He was pretty amazing.”

He considers Jamie Lee Curtis, his Halloween co-star, “really cool and really good.”

“[She] was a down to Earth chick.”

When asked if there were any scenes filmed that didn’t make it into the movie, Moran didn’t know of any.

Moran was asked to be in the sequel, but turned it down.

“I didn’t want to wear a mask,” Moran said about his reason for turning down the sequel.

The mask was uncomfortable and “really hot,” he said.

“You couldn’t breathe through it. The only holes through it were for the eyes.”

When asked how long he was in the mask on a typical day, he replied. “It seemed like forever.”

Moran received credit in the sequel since footage from the original was used in it, he said.

He doesn’t plan on seeing Rob Zombie’s Halloween remake.

“It’s a remake of me so I won’t watch it.”

Moran is proud to have portrayed the character of Michael Myers

Tony Moran

and wouldn’t want to be known for Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees, two other horror icons from Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th fame, respectively. He states “Halloween started it all …”

Moran has added producer to his resume when he took on that job when a guy messaged him on Myspace and sent him a script for Beg, a short film. It’s now a full-length movie starring his friend Tony Todd, P.J. Soles, and Michael Berryman, who he got to be in the movie. Debbie Rochon is also in Beg.

He would love to work with director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro.

“They are brilliant.”

Moran will be appearing at The Nightmare Factory, located at 2 Museum Place Mall in Salem, MA. from Friday through Sunday.

Horror Icons and Fans at Rock and Shock

Horror Icons and Fans at Rock and Shock

by Jason Harris

Rock and Shock is getting better and better. I was happy to be there on Saturday and Sunday. The NEHW organization fits in well at this convention. It was fitting that Robert Englund, the original and best portrayer of Freddy Krueger, was at this year’s convention. He was always my favorite horror movie actor.

Robert Englund holding his autobiography, Hollywood Monster

It was great seeing the people of different ages walking the convention. There were young and old people walking between the booths in the dealer’s room. There were people wearing different movie t-shirts, but some even went further and dressed up in costumes.

Logan Miller, of Lunenburg, MA., strikes a pose as Freddy on Sunday

These costumed attendees gravitated to the NEHW booth to hang out with the authors.

Author Kristi Petersen Schoonover meeting two Rock and Shock attendees

A horror fan brought two different conventions together within his costume when he created a zombie Stormtrooper.

Author Greg X. Graves with the zombie Stormtrooper.

When groups of horror fans weren’t meeting horror icons, they were walking through the dealer’s room looking for a copy of Evil Dead: The Musical or that cool looking movie related t-shirt like Children of the Corn or the original Piranha.

Uncle Fright and posse at Rock and Shock

One dealer, Joe, has taken his love of movies and started a glass business, Glass by Joe. He has been working with stained glass for three years. He creates glass works of films like Ghostbusters and Jaws. He has also put the image of Freddy Krueger on stained glass.Freddy's image on stained glass

Joe has even been commissioned by Kane Hodder, who has portrayed Jason Voorhees in a number of Friday the 13th movies, to create two pieces. Joe’s website is www.glassbyJoeo.com. Along with movie images, he also does landscapes, movie posters, and portraits to name a few.