Friday, November 04, 2016

Akron Comicon Is This Weekend

I'll be there Saturday. This has been one of my absolute favorite shows for the last five years. They put on a really great show. Great guests, dealers, panels, costume contest, etc. If you've never been to this convention, I highly recommend going. See you there!

Some of this year's guests include:

Aaron Archer
Jackson Bostwick
Reb Brown
Mike Curtis
Alan Davis
Martin Egeland
Alan Grant
Arvell Jones
P. Craig Russell
Joe Staton
John Totleben
Craig Yoe!

Please visit the following links for more info:

Facebook Page
Facebook Group
Facebook Event Page

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Favorite Frankenstein Poll Results

I guess it was no big surprise. Boris Karloff was the runaway winner! I probably should have made the poll "Who's Your Favorite Frankenstein's Monster Besides Boris Karloff". Haha!

After tallying all 43 votes, here's the results:

Boris Karloff......26 votes (60%)
Glenn Strange......5 votes (11%)
Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein)......3 votes (6%)
Marvel Comics ......3 votes (6%)
Fred Gwynne (The Munsters)......2 votes (4%)
Frankenberry......2 votes (4%)
Michael Sarrazin (Frankenstein: The True Story)......2 votes (4%)
Christopher Lee......0 votes
Tom Noonan (The Monster Squad)......0 votes
Clancy Brown (The Bride)......0 votes
Other......0 votes

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Party!!!


My wife and I went to a Halloween Party Saturday night. We had a swell time! :)

Here's some photos:

My wife and I as the tacky tourists.

Our hosts.

Ann (that I featured in a post a couple of days ago) was dressed as Tippi Hedren from The Birds.

Lots of good food, including "feet" loaf!

Finger cookies.

Strawberry ghosts.

My wife made bacon crack.

Halloween cake balls.

Everybody voted for their favorite costumes in five categories.

Counting the ballots.

Winner for sexiest costume - Dr. Frank N. Furter

Scariest costume.

Funniest costume - Bill and Monica :) 

Ann won for original costume.

Best costume went to Raggedy Ann and Andy

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Trick Or Treat 2016

Beggar's Night was on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM here in Akron. I made up 39 treat bags for the kids and had 25 of them left after two hours. Trick or Treat just ain't what it used to be. On the plus side it was 75° outside. That's the warmest I remember it being in a long while.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween At The Rocksino

Last night the wife and I went to the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park. It was nice to see that the place in the Halloween spirit.

I even played some Halloween inspired slot machines.

And a couple of non-Halloween slots.

I had a good time. Luckily, my wife won back some of our money! :) 

Friday, October 28, 2016

R.I.P. John Zacherle

Sad news. Legendary horror host Zacherley has died. I met him at the Monster Bash back in 2006. 

"Good night, whatever you are!"

Zacherley and me.
From the WFMU blog:

The great John Zacherle, known to generations of horror fans as Zacherley, "The Cool Ghoul," has passed away at 98. The news came tonight as author Tom Weaver, a close friend of the Zacherle family, began informing colleagues of the the sad news, and an outpouring of tributes has already begun across the internet. 

A veteran of World War II, Zacherle started working at WCAU in Philadelphia in 1954, and in 1957, he got the job of being Philly's first late night horror movie host on Shock Theater, creating the character of Roland (pronounced Ro-LAND), who talked to his dead wife in her coffin. An association with Dick Clark, whose American Bandstand was based in Philadelphia, led to the recording of "Dinner With Drac" in 1958. He moved to New York's WABC in '59, became known as Zacherley and his show was renamed Zacherley At Large. He later hosted the Newark teenage dance show Disc-O-Teen, and was a DJ on WNEW and then WPLJ, where he stayed for ten years. 

Considered by many to be the greatest TV horror host of all-time, Zacherele has spent the last several decades appearing on TV, radio, and film and making personal appearances at conventions and special events. 

When I went to take a picture of his banner, he put his hand in the air. :)

I had him autograph his classic Monster Mash album

I bought his new CD at the time and he autographed it, also.

Don't Forget To Vote!

I know the presidential election is pretty scary, but this isn't about that that. :)

Please vote in my poll for your favorite Frankenstein's Monster. You'll find the poll in the right hand sidebar. Unfortunately I don't think you can vote from a cell phone. You'll have to use a PC.

Right now Boris Karloff is the runaway winner! I should have expected this. He is the iconic monster. I probably should have excluded him from the vote.

Please vote and tell all of your friends to vote, also!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Work Halloween Party

We had the Halloween party at my job today. Not sure why we had it on a Wednesday, but I'm not in charge of those decisions. lol

I had a really good time. I didn't win any awards this year, but I got paid for over two hours to eat popcorn and drink cider. Here's some of my photos.

I'm dressed up as a tacky tourist.

The winners!

Rock 'n roll all nite...

Found a bunch of Waldos.

Also found a Venonat.

Dancing to Thriller.

There was a murder!

She did it.

Red Solo cup!