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    Those of you that really know me know I a pretty laid back guy , but the Pickle is pissing me off. Here we are a little more than 1 month out and he still has a lot of missing info about his convention. No celebs are listed, and his pre haunt tour info is incomplete. anyone planning on going?
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    Maybe he isnt getting any celebs. they are expensive and wouldnt a haunter be more interested in vendors and seminars than celebs? That is merely imho, anyways.
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    It was just about the same last year, Ron. It is frustrating. I e-mailed him several times last year that info was missing or posted incorrectly, and he got it to me ASAP. Then it was changed on the site a couple days afterward. If it's any consolation, HauntCon was still fun!
     

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    Why do you want to see "celebrities"? They are just actors playing a part. They are not the characters they play.
     

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    Most celebritys are not twice as "smart" as the rest of us, it's the scriptwriters! The authors! It's that shy little person ferreted away for months or years at a time forcing themselves to write and write and re-write, pumping ideas onto a page or lap top, refining them, crafting them, then the actor gets so much credit (stolen credit) and money.
    Mr. Tuxedo is my writer, he does a good job, I guess? He has his hands full just keeping his latent desires in check since he fancys himself the re-incarnated Edwardian author Sir Francis BaconLicker.
     

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    No, I really don't care what celebs are there. The point is according to his site they are supposed to be there. Kind of like trying to decide if you want to go into a restaurant by seeing what is on the menu. I might not want the Crab Legs, but I want to know if they are there. Damn, now I am hungry for crab legs!!
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    Crabs on the menu would have been better than finding them crawling in my eyebrows!
     

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    I'm not into the celebrity thing. It doesn't seem there was a crowd in Dallas in 2005 at celebrity row. Like 5 or 6 celebrities with their picture behind them sitting at tables visiting with each other. With only 500 people in attendance, maybe 25 people really care for about 10 minutes each?

    Over a whole weekend. It looked so sad for them to have been gotten into this. Latter there had been "problems" with celebrity demands before, after and during the event to where I can see hesitation to confirm any of them. There is always some busy schedule or something? But the contract says they get money anyhow? Or had a deposit and dont' give it back?

    I could be a celebrity!

    I saw a small black child with a bedazzled shirt proclaiming her to be a "local celebrity" she did not have any pictures of herself for $5 or $40.

    Somewhere I read that Robert Englund gets $20,000 per appearance? This can't be right. Who does he think he is Freddy Kruger or something? I like him but not this much.

    I can't help but think of how car shows are advertised, See a bay watch star and the Batmobile! Get your pictures taken with a skinny guy in a cheap Batman Costume! I have always walked past the famous models or TV star and wondered why. Perhaps it is the other way around, they are there not for the fans but to gain some fans?

    It really doesn't totally fit the haunt culture but, I guess it make it sound like it really an upscale event? As upscale as a car show? Maybe they should put mirrors under the seminar speakers or put demos on big turn tables. Have a bail of chipped wood and guess which haunted house this used to be?

    I have to agree that even if the signage and schedule are totally different in the real world than what was planned it is still a nice event. But, I think HauntCon's real strength is that it gathers a region of people that already know of each other as apposed to traveling across the country to be there. Some people do travel?


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    I really like the bail of chipped wood idea. Of course it used to be a haunted house shredded while someone was visiting the celebrities. I'm not going to the celebrity booths.


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    That ball of wood chips might have been a haunted house at one time but now it's just lunch and dinner for The Incredible Human Termite Man!"
    The one man in America who definately has enough fiber in his diet!
    He's got the biggest woody and all the beavers are So Jealous!
     

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