Tuesday, April 7, 2009
CINEMA WASTELAND: THE FOLLOW UP REPORT (and pictures!!!)
Okay, my friend Christopher and I headed out Saturday morning at 6AM, we made it to Cleveland at 10AM. Very good time if you ask me. we bought our day pass and headed in to the dealers room. There we were greeted by the one and only Amy Lynn Best and Mike Watt, film makers extraordinaire. Amy recognized me immediately and Mike remembered my name for her. We chatted for a minute and then headed around the room.
You know what? I think I will kill the play by play and just hit the highlights.
Ruby LaRocca, whose films I have seen, well all of, was an unexpected guest. We talked for a few minutes, got some pics taken with her and then left her to hawk her new flick, FACES OF SHLOCK. Apparently, she's starting her own movie company so more power to her.
Talked with Count Gore DeVol and he signed one of his DVDs for me. Very cool person.
Made new friend Autumn who is a horror host from Canada and a very cool person. She's the one with the orange dreadlocks in the pic with me and my buddy Christopher.
Lloyd Kaufman signed my book for me and said I was hot. Who am I to argue?
Todd Sheets was awesome to talk to and much taller than I thought he would be.
Sat in on a panel with 42nd Street Pete and he was hilarious.
Watched Friday The 13th Part 5 with live commentary by the director. It made it a much better film. My fellow Eurotrasher, Bryan, tried to scare me during the flick. He failed, but it was funny.
Speaking of which, I got to meet a bunch of the guys from my Eurotrash Paradise Yahoo! group that I am a member of. This was a a great bunch of guys and I will make a concerted effort to make sure I attend all the conventions they will be at.
David Zuzelo signed my copy of his book.
I got to be in Chris Seaver's room and watched Deathbone with him and some other folks. Travis Indovina is one of the coolest people on Earth.
Spending time in The Hostility Suite with my fellow Eurotrashers watching bad Indonesian flicks and laughing a lot.
I had not been to a horror convention in many years. I will have to do my best to make sure I never miss this again. I had a blast!