After having another excellent time at the Cinevent Classic Film Convention’s 50th Anniversary show, we are now getting ready for the next stop in the Kryptic Anniversary Tour, which will be the Monster Bash Conference. This show is taking place in Mars, PA, from June 22nd to the 24th and continues to be one of our favorite stops on our annual tours. Now only does it have one of the best dealer rooms around that is tempting every single dollar I make at my own table, but there is so much stuff to do throughout the whole weekend. There’s plenty of panels and Q&A’s with the guests and other scholarly types, such as Victoria Price, Brandy Gorcey, Joyce Meadows, Janina Faye, Sharyn Moffett, Kris Yeaworth, Gregory Mank, Tom Weaver, and many more.
Or if you’re tired of walking around the dealer room and need to take a little break, there is plenty of classic movies screening the entire weekend, from the start of the day to the wee hours of the morning. Here’s some of the titles they will be screening: The Day of the Triffids (1962), The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942), Dinosaurus (1960), Murders in the Zoo (1933), Samson in the Wax Museum (1964), The Land Unknown (1957), Ghosts on the Loose (1943), The Body Snatcher (1945), Mad Love (1935), The Mad Magician (1954), The Brain from Planet Arous (1958), and Curse of the Demon (1957).
Plus, as a bonus for those Naschy fans out there, this show will see the debut of the new book by Troy Howarth, Human Beasts: The Films of Paul Naschy. Just look at this amazing artwork from Mark Maddox!!! We hope to have a limited supply on our table and Troy will be at the show on Saturday signing them for you! So if you’re interested, I wouldn’t wait too long to come over to pick up your copy. Even if Troy isn’t there yet, you can always come back on Saturday when he’s there to get it signed. Sure, I may be a huge Naschy fan and Troy is a good friend of mine, but I’m excited as hell to see this come out. It’s more than about time for a book to help promote the work of this tireless writer/actor/director that continued to make amazing films in his 40+ year career.
So if you’re a Bash regular, than we will see you there in a few weeks. If you’ve never been to the Bash, then I think now would be the time to start. I waited way too long before we started coming and regret it every show that I didn’t start years earlier. So don’t put it off another year, but make plans to come out and be a monster kid once again in a huge group of other like-minded fans.
For all the latest information and details about the show, head over to their website HERE.