Horror Realm, Pittsburgh’s modern horror convention, enters its second year in 2010 (September 17-19) after a successful debut in 2009. The convention is produced by a team of horror fans who aim to provide an affordable, lively and memorable experience for other horror fans from both in and outside of the Pittsburgh area. With the title of Zombie Capital of the World, Pittsburgh is a natural site for a horror con and the Horror Realm team is working to establish its brand as an annual event.
Horror Realm will again be held at the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South hotel. The convention features a dealer room, celebrity panel discussions, horror author readings and discussion panels, contests (tattoo, trivia and art contests were extremely popular in 2009), parties (a zombie costume ball is planned in 2010) and activities to keep fans engaged throughout the entire weekend. The convention also supports various charities by raising funds through silent auctions and raffles as well as awareness of the causes. The 2010 charities supported are United Cerebral Palsy and The Epilepsy Foundation.
Celebrity guests announced to date include:
- – Ken Foree – lead zombie hunter in the original Dawn of the Dead, also appeared in Rob Zombie’s Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3
- – Debbie Rochon – B-Movie Hall of Fame inductee, writer and host of Fangoria radio, American Nightmare, Screech of the Decapitated, Dr. Horror’s Erotic House of Idiots
- – Kevin Van Hentenryck – star of the Basket Case series, Brain Damage, The Catskill Chainsaw Redemption
- – John Amplas – best known for his role in the Romero film Martin, accomplished stage actor and Associate Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playhouse Repertory Company
- – Joe Knetter – author, magazine/web writer, screenwriter and actor
- – Scarlet Salem – actress featured in Killer Biker Chicks, Pajama Party Massacre and Night Terrors
- – Mike Watt – screenwriter, journalist,, director and co-founder of Happy Cloud Pictures
- – Amy Lynn Best – actress, producer director and co-founder of Happy Cloud Pictures
- – Tim Gross – horror film reviewer (Bastards of Horror) and author (Gross Movie Reviews)
- – Rick “of the Dead” Fusselman – horror film director and CEO of DSK Productions
For details on the convention, including exhibitor and sponsor rates, schedule, guests, advance ticket purchase and hotel reservations, please visit Horror Realm Convention or email [email protected].