The Famous Monsters Convention is taking place at the Wyndham Indianapolis-West Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 9th through the 11th. The weekend-long convention will be packed with special screenings, monstrous parties, music acts, panels, a costume contest and lots more.
Saturday Night Vip Fm Relaunch Party
On Saturday, June 10, FM will be hosting a super special, VIP-only party in honor of Famous Monsters’ relaunch. Mingle with fellow horror fans, more celebrities than you can handle and the FM crew as we celebrate the long-awaited return to print of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and usher in the next 52 years. Food (drinks not included) will be provided. There will be a live performance by bands such as Sinners Among Saints, Noman and more, a tribute to the late actor Corey Haim, a lifetime achievement award ceremony, a show by illusionist Ron Fitzgerald, and many more surprises. Doors open at 9 p.m. but only Gold Pass and Silver Pass owners will be allowed into the party.
George A. Romero’s … Of The Dead Trilogy Reunion
Featured guests are the cast members of George A. Romero’s … Of The Dead trilogy, who will be reuniting at FM Con for a panel. Make sure to stop by and meet all of your favorite actors and crewmembers from the legendary horror series including the screenwriter of the original Night of the Living Dead John A. Russo, makeup special effects artist and “Blades the Biker” Tom Savini, and Day of the Dead cinematographer Michael Gornick.
While Night remains Russo’s most well-known film to date, he has also served as a screenwriter for the films Midnight, Santa Claws and Voodoo Dawn. Savini has many, many film credits under his belt, whether in front of the camera or behind it, he has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the film industry. Savini has worked as a makeup effects artist, a stuntman, director and producer among other things in multiple hit films – including Martin, Grindhouse, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Creepshow and Dawn of the Dead. Besides Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead, Gornick has worked as a cinematographer on multiple other projects including Martin and Creepshow. He has also served as a director on Creepshow 2 and multiple episodes of the TV show Tales From the Darkside.
You can find out more about the convention’s activities, guests, hotel arrangements, and purchasing tickets online at: Famous Monsters Convention