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Epic-Con Ohio: Geek Fest Comes To Dayton October 24-26

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Geek/comic cons have been a very big part of the convention circuit for a while now, and Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th Epic-Con Ohio: Geek Fest storms into Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Epic-Con will feature not only the best in geek fandom, but also horror, sci-fi, art and much more. The growing guest list and number of awesome events are getting better everyday. This year is the first time that I have heard of this convention, and I really think it deserves much more recognition. Below are some samples of the guest lists for the genres that will be showcased this year.

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  • Tony Todd
  • A. Michael Baldwin
  • Michael Berryman
  • R.A. Mihailoff
  • Nick Principe
  • Doug Tait
  • Linnea Quigley
  • and much more (new additions almost every day!)

*Kane Hodder and Bill Moseley have canceled*


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  • Walter Koenig
  • David Warner
  • Daniel Kash
  • Ricco Ross
  • and many more

Autograph sessions with the guests will be from noon-10pm. Autograph prices vary from person to person just like every other convention. For list of prices, CLICK HERE. Prices are subject to change.

10540539_258600177668502_2820500720547101269_nTo add to the amazing guest list, there will also be some pretty awesome film screenings. The biggest one to note is the EXCLUSIVE pre-release screening of Clive Barker’s Nightbreed Director’s Cut. Not only will the film be screened, but there will also be some of the members of the cast there to enjoy the film with you. A couple that have already been confirmed include Simon Bamford (Ohnaka) and Chris McCorkindale (Shuna Sassi) and there are more to be announced. Another film that will be screened is Knights of Badassdom, directed by Joe Lynch (Holliston, Wrong Turn 2 (director)). For full list of film screenings, CLICK HERE.

Film screenings will not be the only extra fans can take in. There will be a Special Effects Contest that will be judged by the Monster Man himself, Cleve Hall and other great names in the business. R.J. Hardy and Roy Wooley of syfy’s FaceOff will be judging cosplay skits on Saturday and Sunday. What would a Geek Fest be without a Nerd Off!? This contest will match contestants against each other in a battle of Geekdom. There will be prizes and the competition will be filmed. There will also be a Custom Vehicle Show for those of you with an awesome car inspired by the vehicles from a movie or 1231192_218524021676118_33148290_ntelevision show. For full list and details of each of these events, CLICK HERE.

Every convention has what is called a conbook. The conbook usually includes the names and pictures of the guest and the schedules

of the events and panels. Epic-Con is holding a competition for all of you artists out there to design this year’s cover for the conbook. If you think you have a piece of art that would work great for this year’s cover, you can submit your work to sheri@jackbyte.com. Obviously, the winning piece will be the cover, but the artist of the winning piece will receive a free pass to the convention.

10375081_233117943550059_7765741369646707833_nIf Epic-Con sounds like a convention for you, the show times will be Friday, October 24th from 5-10pm, Saturday, October 25th from 11am-9pm and Sunday, October 26th from 11am-7pm. On Friday and Saturday, the convention will be open to adults only after 9pm. Average ticket prices range from $30 to $50. CLICK HERE for full ticket listing and prices. If you are local, you can purchase and pick up tickets from will call at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds during open hours (except for days there are special events being held). There are military and veteran discounts available, just contact convention heads for the code.

For more information on the convention, ever growing guest list and more, be sure to check the Official Epic-Con site, like the Epic-Con page on Facebook and follow Sheri Yarbrough on twitter.

Hope to see you there!

ScareFest 7 Updates: Guest Announcements, Featured Vendors and More

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ScareFest 7 is roughly only two months away now. Since the last article, there have been some changes, new additions and more announced for this year.  This year’s convention is shaping up to be the best one yet.

To kick off the exciting new announcements, I will start with the new guest additions. Joining the already impressive guest list are: Alex Vincent (Child’s Play 1 & 2), Gary Busey (Silver Bullet & Predator 2), Jake Busey (The Frighteners & Stoned Age), Amy Allan (The Dead Files), Santiago Cirilo (The Walking Dead), Catherine Hicks (Child’s Play 1 & 3), Patrick Burns (Paranormal Investigator/speaker), Wickedbeard (one of the country’s top cosplayers), Circus Envy and The Deadly Sins, and Sebastian Murphy and Kay Kutta (season 2 of Spike TV’s INK MASTERS). Joining the celebrity guest will also be a few impersonators. Derek White (Louis De Pointe Du Lac impersonator) and a full show (which will be FREE) by Michael Jackson impersonator, Bobby Miller. There has also been an addition to the list of fantastic seminars, a seminar by Cold Case Investigator Todd Matthews. For full guest list, CLICK HERE .

One of my favorite parts of a conventions has to be the vendors and the awesome one of a kind finds. Some of this years featured/top vendors are: Wicked Fairytale, The Booth Brothers, The Original Pumpkin Teeth, Nora Custer Designs, Erik Stitt, Michael Kulick, Lunatick Cosmetics, Layla Cherrie and GhostStop.com. For full vendor list, CLICK HERE.

The SacreFest Film Festival is now accepting submissions. If you have a piece that you would like to enter, you can request a submission form from John Thompsett via email at jthompsett@msn.com.

New for this year is the “Bill Me Later” option. If you are using paypal to purchase your tickets, the awesome folks at ScareFest are now allowing you to choose “Bill Me Later”, so now you can reserve your passes and pay later. For more information on this new feature and to purchase passes, CLICK HERE.

For more information regarding guest announcements, new vendors, schedule changes and more, be sure to visit TheScareFest.com, like ScareFest on Facebook and follow them on twitter (you can do so by clicking the links).

Guest Are Being Announced For ScareFest 7

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Convention season is now in full swing, and ScareFest Horror and Paranormal Convention has begun to release their impressive guest list announcements for ScareFest 7. Last year’s Scarefest 6 was phenomenal, and this year’s show is shaping up to be even better.

ScareFest 7 will be held September 12-14 at the Lexington Convention Center. The convention will begin Friday, September 12 from 5pm-10pm (4pm for platinum and gold ticket holders). Saturday’s hour will be 11am-9pm and Sunday’s hours will be 11am-4pm. Platinum and gold ticket holders will be allowed in an hour early each day of the convention. For ticket information or to purchase tickets, click here.

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As of right now, the impressive list of guests include names like Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th pt 7-Jason X, Hatchet 1, 2 &3), Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies, Stand By Me, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys, The Blob), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs, Hatchet III) and many more to be announced.

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One of my personal favorite things about ScareFest is that not only is it a horror convention, but also a paranormal convention. There are a lot of familiar names on the paranormal guest list. Appearing will be Patti Starr (paranormal investigator and lecturer),  Grant Wilson (Ghost Hunters), Dave Tango (Ghost Hunters), Steve Gonzalves (Ghost Hunters), Chip Coffey (Paranormal State, Psychic Kids), John Zaffis (Haunted Collector) and Jonathan Hodges and Benny Reed (Deep South Paranormal). 

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There will be many more names announced in both the horror and paranormal categories. There will also be bands and plenty of vendors.

To help with any of your convention concerns, check out the “Before You Go” and FAQs sections. If those do not answer your questions, send an email to info@thescarefest.com. The staff is always friendly and very helpful, and responses are always prompt.

If you are interested in going and do not want to get stuck in a hotel far away from the convention center, check out the “hotels” section for a list of the closest hotels (many of which honor a discount for going to the convention).

ScareFest is also doing their own version of the March Madness brackets called “Tournament of Terror”. Head on over and cast your votes.

As I mentioned before, I attended last year’s convention and absolutely loved it. Everyone was polite and helpful. The event was very well organized. My overall experience was positive. It was like hanging out with a huge group of friends that I’ve known forever. I hope to see you all there this year for ScareFest 7!

Be sure to like ScareFest on Facebook and follow them on twitter for more updates. I will be posting update articles here a well as I see changes.