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Phoenix Comicon 2010 in Pictures

Phoenix Comicon 2010 logo

While we put the finishing touches on our Phoenix Comicon 2010 coverage, we've gathered some of our favorite shots from this past weekend and put together a little image gallery for you.

View the Phoenix Comicon 2010 Gallery

 

Horror Comes to the 2010 Phoenix Comicon

Phoenix Comicon 2010 logo

Phoenix Comicon is this weekend and I'll be in attendance on behalf of Classic-Horror. Like last year, I've been asked to participate in a couple of panels.

Thursday:

Not Another Remake! (Room 152, 8-9PM) -- Join Arizona's top Horror Film aficionados for a spirited discussion of the pros and cons of the Horror Film movement of remakes. Hot on the release of the "Nightmare on Elm Street" remake, the discourse is sure to be lively! Why so many remakes? Panelists: Danny Marianino, Nate Yapp, Jeff Dolniak, David Hayes


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The 2009 International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Fest Starts Thursday!

International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival 2009

One of the highlights of the Phoenix horror scene is the annual International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival. This year's iteration runs October 15-18, 2009, at MADCAP Theaters, the festival's new home in downtown Tempe. Running the show once again is Andrea Beesley-Brown, the Midnite Movie Mamacita, and she's put together an amazing line-up of features and shorts. The IHSFFF opens on Thursday, October 15th with a 7:15PM screening of one of my favorite underrated sci-fi action flicks, Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers (1997). Star Casper Van Dien, Johnny Rico himself, will be in attendance, answering questions after the movie and then signing autographs in the lobby (all proceeds from Van Dien's signing go to Childhelp USA).(read more...)

Pictures from the Phoenix First Friday Zombie Walk and Scavenger Hunt

Zombies Walk

Last Friday, during Phoenix's monthly First Friday Artswalk, the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival and the AZ Ghostbusters teamed up to throw a Zombie Walk and Scavenger Hunt. The turn-out was excellent, with some really creative zombies and ghouls on display (including the Frankenstein monster and his bride!). Classic-Horror was on hand, taking pictures and tabulating scores. The best of our pictures can be seen in the slideshow below:(read more...)

Reminder: Zombie Walk and Scavenger Hunt Tonight in Phoenix

Dawn of the Dead 1978 review still

Edited to give more accurate directions to the Scavenger Hunt registration. If you're in the Phoenix area and you're looking for something to do tonight, the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival is hosting a Zombie Walk and Scavenger Hunt as part of downtown's First Friday Arts Walk. Heck, even if you already have plans, drop 'em, because this is going to be a ton of fun.

The Zombie Walk will gather together at the Arizona Ghostbusters booth at 501 E. Roosevelt by Pravus Gallery and begin shambling at 7:00PM.

At the same time, registration for the Zombie Scavenger Hunt opens at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival Booth, which has been moved to Spot #40 in Vendor Village (Garfield St., east of 5th St). You can do both the Walk and the Scavenger Hunt, however, because the Hunt itself doesn't start until 8PM. 

Full scavenger hunt rules and details are at the IHSFF website.

Zombies Walk and Scavenge in Phoenix Next Friday

Night of the Living Dead zombies

Calling all sharp-eyed shambling dead in the Phoenix area! Your services are required at the First Friday Arts Walk on October 2nd, 2009 for a Zombie Walk and Scavenger Hunt. Begin gathering en masse at 6:30PM at the Arizona Ghostbusters booth (501 E. Roosevelt by Pravus Gallery). At 7:00PM, the AZ Ghostbusters will lead the horde of the undead around the First Friday festivities, ending up at the International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival booth in the Vendor Village (Spot #98, on the east side of 5th Street, south of Garfield). There you can register your team of up to four zombies for the Second Annual Zombie Scavenger Hunt, in the hopes of winning the grand prize of four VIP passes to the 2009 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film, which runs October 15-18. Full scavenger hunt rules and details are at the IHSFF website.

Phoenix Comicon 2009: Horror Panels

Nate and Steve Ringgenberg at the Not Dead Yet Horror Classics panel

Apparently I know nothing of what a convention panel is supposed to look like. I'd always thought of them as marketing tools -- years of attending San Diego Comic-Con will do that. At Phoenix Comicon, however, the panels were more esoteric, devoted to actually fan discussion mixed with nostalgia. There were three panels devoted to horror movies -- one general horror panel, one on horror classics, and one (ostensibly) about horror comedy. I had the honor and joy of being asked to participate in the latter two.

Still Fresh: Horror Films

Panelists: David Hayes (actor/writer/producer, Back Woods), Erin Gray (actress, Buck Rogers TV series, Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday), Dean Lorey (writer, Jason Goes to Hell, The Nightmare Academy novels)(read more...)

Phoenix Comicon 2009: Zombie Events

Zombie Walk #2

The 2009 Phoenix Comicon is over; the last of the attendees has stumbled away from the Mesa Convention Center, heavy with trade paperbacks, collectibles, and anime DVDs procured on the convention floor. This was my first year at the convention -- in the past, my own experience with such events was limited to San Diego's massive Comic-Con International, which annually boasts more con-goers than my old hometown of Davenport, Iowa had people.(read more...)

Classic-Horror at Phoenix Comicon 2009

Phoenix Comicon

The 2009 Phoenix Comicon is this weekend at the Mesa Convention Center and Classic-Horror.com will be there. First off, we'll be covering the Zombie Walk and Zombie Beauty Pageant tonight during Preview Night. You can also catch editor-in-creep Nate Yapp expounding on all things horror at two panels:

Not Dead Yet: Horror Classics

Friday, January 23rd, 9:30-10:30pm in Palo Verde 2

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The Dead Strut Their Stuff at Phoenix Comicon

Do you think you're the most beautiful piece of dead flesh in the Phoenix area? If so, the Phoenix Comicon wants you for their Zombie Beauty Pageant! Even if you've reached your second expiration date, you can get your shamble on in the Zombie Walk. Both events go down on Thursday, January 22nd at the Mesa Convention Center. The full press release is below:

The Phoenix Comicon summons the dead, or undead to be exact, to walk among the living during the Zombie Beauty Pageant and the Zombie Walk at the Mesa Convention Center.

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