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Haunted Illinois
03-08-2009, 05:19 PM
Haunted Illinois recently attended the "Weekend of Horrors", Fangoria's Annual Horror Convention, held in Chicago.

Follow the link below, to see more than 50 pictures that we took at the show on Saturday, March 7th, 2009.

http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2009fangoriahorrorconvention.php

drfrightner
03-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Thanks for sharing. Did you yourself go??? How was it what celebs showed?

Larry

Jolly Pumpkin
03-08-2009, 05:25 PM
You took some great pictures. It looks like a fun time.

Kevin Dells
03-08-2009, 05:33 PM
Adam,

Did they work out the bugs this year?

Last time i went in 2006 they were having a LOT of problems managing it.

Our big complaint was Jason and I had bought pre paid tickets yet had to wait to get in regardless. He had a confirmed receipt from them but they didn't have us on their list.
They made him call his credit card company which then had to fax the wyndham a second set of proof showing he was actually charged for it on his card

The buy at the show line was wrapped through the Wyndham about ten times and when you finally did get in half the celebs were no shows.

And the private screenings were all sold out by 9am.

We left very upset, hopefully they got it right this year.

I did notice a lot of Haunt actors did the costume contest and if the pictures show right Matt (sheldon) Pronger took top awards? A-1, and Liz and Megan made it out as well?

Haunted Illinois
03-08-2009, 06:54 PM
Thanks for sharing. Did you yourself go??? How was it what celebs showed?

Yes, Larry. I did go. It was a lot of fun. And yes, there were a lot of celebs there. Gotta love the horror scene. =]


You took some great pictures. It looks like a fun time.


Thanks Noah. With the contests, I was lucky enough to weasel my way into the front row, where I bumped elbows with the “real” press. LOL


Adam,

Did they work out the bugs this year?
Last time i went in 2006 they were having a LOT of problems managing it.
Our big complaint was Jason and I had bought pre paid tickets yet had to wait to get in regardless. He had a confirmed receipt from them but they didn't have us on their list.

They made him call his credit card company which then had to fax the wyndham a second set of proof showing he was actually charged for it on his card
The buy at the show line was wrapped through the Wyndham about ten times and when you finally did get in half the celebs were no shows
And the private screenings were all sold out by 9am.
We left very upset, hopefully they got it right this year.

I did notice a lot of Haunt actors did the costume contest and if the pictures show right Matt (sheldon) Pronger took top awards? A-1, and Liz and Megan made it out as well?

Kevin,

Yes, things seemed to work very smoothly this year. Actually, I didn’t pre-purchase tickets and was able to gain entry without much hassle. There was, however, a lack of signage for the line for registration, but I was able to find my way, after asking one person.

The lines for the celeb photo ops and other events seemed quite reasonable, compared to other events like DragonCon.

My only complaint would be that I wish the even had been bigger. I was able to make my way through the bulk of the show, not accounting for the events scheduled for later in the day, in less than an hour.

Ken Spriggs
03-09-2009, 06:16 AM
Adam?

You are the only person that I found that has pics up!!!!!

For anyone who cares.......there is a small preview in those pics.
The costume contest went well for one of our suits we are bringing to TW.
I was not going to show them off until the show..........BUT

We won first place......Crushorn? NICE!!!!!

I am an idiot (wow I heard yall agreein all the way over here)....and have no idea how to post just those pics.......SOOOOOOO click and see them on Hauntedillinois if you are interested.

He had stilts on for the contest......we are not selling those but can retro fit costumes for stilts also.
Rows 3... 7... and 8 are the 3 we sent
In the contest......you will see crushorn on stage

Ken Spriggs
03-09-2009, 08:24 AM
Here is the video....will post more as i find them


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r30VAbhM_AE

BruiseMuse
03-09-2009, 05:58 PM
Great photos Adam! The little girl in the costume contest was adorable!

Kevin Dells
03-09-2009, 06:13 PM
Holy Crap! Great video Ken!

The haunt actors taking Fangoria with no holds barred as usual!

At 5:35 of that video the doctor comes in bends Lizifur over and appears to give her a check up, she screams yet smiles and then the doctor has the clown sniff his hand and the clown passes out! Only Chicago Haunt Actors could be so dam vile! I Love it!

Congrads Matt! And nice hysterics by the kids from Real of Terror as well, Steves got a good group over there!

Jonathan
03-10-2009, 12:56 AM
Man I was ticked I missed it. I was suppose to hook up with Sean Cain there on his new film too.

But as always AWESOME PICTURES! Great Photo Coverage man.

Two Bloody Stumps Up!

SHELDON
03-11-2009, 08:10 AM
Ever seen Savini standing on a chair?

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=21421380&albumID=3289472&imageID=56733868

There's a few more celeb pics there as well.... everyone at the show minus George Romero and Doug Bradley. Hope you enjoy!

Haunted Illinois
03-11-2009, 08:20 AM
Actually, it's funny you mention that. He has stood on a chair before!

I talked Tom Savini into standing on a chair for my 2004 Transworld Overview, so a close-up of his booth's banner and he could be in the same picture. :p


http://www.hauntedillinois.com/2004Transworld/products/terrormania06.jpg

Motograter
03-11-2009, 08:44 AM
Wow I've never heard of such an event..That looks like a lot of fun!!

SHELDON
03-13-2009, 06:49 AM
Thanks Adam... St. Patrick's day is coming up soon if you'd like to pee on ANOTHER parade. LOL.