Festival of Fear
If you happened to be one of the patrons of this year’s Festival of Fear, chances are you got to see the handiwork of body-painters extraordinaire, Liquid Imprints. Founded by husband-and-wife team, Aaron and Melanie Knox, Liquid Imprints has created truly stunning work.
For your consideration (and advanced planning needs), here is the Festival of Fear events list for this year’s show, including event, room/location and time. So get planning, kids, cuz there’s a whole lotta horror business going down this weekend.
I’ll be attending Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear coming up August 28-31 (as part of Toronto’s FanExpo). I’ll have a table in the horror section and will be doing a Monstro Bizarro panel with Rue Morgue editor Dave Alexander on Friday Aug 29 at 2:45pm. We’ll be talking about my new book LIZARD MAN, as well as what’s new in cryptozoology and sasquatch cinema.
As many of you now know, this year’s Festival of Fear will be located in the North Building of The Metro Convention Centre. That means all horror guests, events and vendors will be together under one roof. So to get things rolling, get a look at the horror marketplace waiting for you when the doors open on Thursday.
With Festival of Fear just a week away, it’s always good to go in armed with knowledge. And there’s nothing more important than creating a positive environment to have fun in. So who better to provide some convention etiquette than someone who’s been on both sides of the table, as congoer AND as a guest? Here’s guest columnist Tristan Risk, with some helpful do’s and don’ts for con survival.
As anyone who has ever attended a Festival of Fear knows, there is always something on offer that just simply kicks ass. From Clive Barker painting a brand-new work live in the flesh, to Udo Keir hosting a costume contest, the thrills consistently exceed expectations from year-to-year. And 2014 is no exception. Among the multitude of splendiferous offerings this year, Rue Morgue will be serving up something entirely novel, yet wholly ancient. For this time around, Festival goers will be treated to a live staged-reading of a no holds barred horror play.