I have a confession to make. As long as I have loved horror movies and books and everything in between, I have never been to a horror con or fest. This blog is helping me get out of my comfort zone. It’s pushing me to try new things and I had a fantastic time. The boy is very teenagery at the moment but he was surprisingly up for the fest and even wanted to cosplay. He went as Tate Langdon from AHS: Murder House.
It was a small convention. There were three celebrities, Jon Campling (death eater from Harry Potter, the reverend from Curse of the Witching Tree, Predator: Dark Ages and King Regis: Final Fantasy XV). There was Laurence R Harvey from the Human Centipede 2 and 3. (I struggled to look at him. His eyes were so intense and scary) There was also the beautiful Madeline Smith (Theater of Blood, Taste the Blood of Dracula and Up Pompeii to name a few). She told my husband Vincent Price was her favourite to work with.
So for my first horror fest these are my thoughts:
The Good Points:
It wasn’t very busy and so there was very little queuing.
The horror couch was great and free to have your photo taken on.
It was easy to get photos and chat to the celebrities. Jon Campling was SO nice and chatty. All he wanted was a donation to his charity to have a selfie with him.
The team were quick to reply when I messaged about not receiving my tickets and sorted out my wristbands on the door.
Great and unusual stalls. Bone Art and other Oddities has to be mentioned. They make creations and wind chimes with real animal bones (ethically sourced). The boy purchased a dead mouse in a jar. I loved the Sir Digby’s Nevermoor’s Bloomin’ Horrors stall. Their website is http://www.Digby.Nevermoor.com .
The cosplayer’s were friendly and happy for to have their photo taken. There were some great costumes.
The bad bits:
I wish there had been a programme on the door as we missed some movie shorts because we didn’t know they were on. We didn’t know when the cosplay competition was going to be on.
We would have liked some more talks and interactive things to do. We enjoy shopping but we wanted more horror content and more substance I guess.
There wasn’t much information on the facebook page about what was on.
I want to say a massive thank you to all the cosplayers who allowed my husband to take photos of them and agreed to letting me share them on my fledgling blog. If you see yourself here, please let me know your name so I can credit you in the photos and email if you’d like me to send you a copy.