I'm here now in Indianapolis, and I'm surprised how large the FAMOUS MONSTERS convention is going to be. If I understand correctly, the Mayor of Indy is cutting a ribbon for it, the local TV stations are all coming out, lotsa vendors and 96 guests! For a first time show, this is very impressive.
Got here last night, and already I've sat and drank with Joe Pilato from DAY OF THE DEAD, and we talked over what's scary in films. Happy to report he's a big fan of Universal horrors (SON OF FRANKENSTEIN and DRACULA in particular and the silent NOSFERATU. Loves black and white films, and prefers horror films that create "dread" rather than "disgust." Another horror film he mentioned as scaring him was THE OMEN. A really engaging, passionate, easy to talk to guy!
Also discovered I'll be helping with THREE panels! Wow!