Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Halloween continues into November as The Living Dead Horror Convention comes The Oregon Convention Center!

If you're like me, November First is a letdown.  The high of Halloween behind us, Horror Fans have only to look forward to the Sappiest Time of the Year.  A season of glad tidings, peace on Earth and few spooky offerings as everyone celebrates Christmas (or the "war upon it" if you watch Fox News).
But fear not, Horror Fans in the Pacific Northwest!  The First Annual Living Dead Horror Convention  happens November 13 through 15, giving us another chance to spread horrid tidings and creepy cheer.  

And, I'm kicking off my reporting of this convention with the most appropriate guest of all (as the convention starts on Friday the 13th).  The first Final Girl, and Jason's first official kill, Adrianne King, will be attending the festival.  Currently a wine maker in the great Northwest, Adrianne survived Mrs. Voorhees in the classic original, only to be Jason's first confirmed kill in the the sequel.  Talking red wines with Ms. King will take special meanings for fans!

Yeah, talk about clear water all you want, I've been rotting here
for a while!

More information can be found at The Living Dead Horror Convention Site, or Ms. King's Official Site.  And check back to The Shadow Over Portland tomorrow, and I'll spotlight another guest at Portland's First Horror Convention.

Monday, August 3, 2015

H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con guest announcements are up. And I'm a GUEST!

Yes!!!!  I've been invited to be a guest at the 20th Annual H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con on October 2 through 4, at The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, OR, and I am BEYOND delighted.  I'll be part of a list of people including Guest of Honor Charles Stross, Lovecraftian artist Liv Rainey-Smith, local podcasting legend Derek M. Koch, local author Jeff Burk and so many others I'm in awe of....

Oh, and Herbert West himself, Jeffrey Combs is coming!  I've just lost my sanity roll!!

Like he really needs credentials to get into the festival.

Seriously, I am so honored to be part of such a group of Lovecraft scholars and artists.  Words can't express how I feel to be an active part of this, the 20th Anniversary festival.  I've attended this festival for so long, but the opportunity to be an active participate leaves me speechless.

The Kickstarter campaign is active for the next three days, so pledge some money and get some great rewards.  I'll see you there!