This weekend Atlanta’s newest convention, Monsterama, celebrates classic horror and the fantastic with an exciting list of guests representing an interesting cross-section of film, literature, and art experiences and is preparing to welcome guests who enjoy horror and the fantastic. In its first year, Monsterama is already causing a great deal of excitement because of the depth of horror and the fantastic that will be provided for the fans to create the best entertainment experience possible.
Already Monsterama has been recognized by the local Atlanta media, as demonstrated on a recent feature about the convention that airsAugust 31 on local NPR affiliate WABE in Atlanta. The feature discusses classic horror represented at Monsterama including Universal Monsters such as Frankenstein and Dracula, as well as classic 1950s monster and horror movies, and 1960s-‘70s Hammer gothic horror films from England.
Currently there are over twenty guests announced for Monsterama. Headlining appearances include horror film star Veronica Carlson (Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, The Horror of Frankenstein), director, writer, and actor Larry Blamire (Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, Dark and Stormy Night, Steam Wars), and Victoria Price (daughter of horror legend Vincent Price). Joining them will be directors Jeff Burr (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3) and Robert Tinnell (Frankenstein and Me). Authors this year include New York Times bestseller Brian Keene (The Rising) and James Tuck (creator of the Deacon Chalk series). Scott Tepperman, from Syfy’s Ghost Hunter’s International series , has just been added to the guest list.
Local Atlanta talents are strongly represented in the Monsterama Guest List: Voice actor and pop culture maven, C. Martin Croker (The Brak Show); Horror Event host and make-up expert Shane Morton (Professore Morte); renowned book and magazine cover artist Mark Maddox; and local comedy troupe Cineprov.
In addition to celebrities, artists, and authors, Monsterama features screenings of classic horror movies on 16 mm film, makeup and costuming demonstrations, panel discussions, and performances.
“We’re very pleased make our home at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta-Perimeter / Dunwoody. This location is known for being home to many great genre conventions in Atlanta, and it’s a great spot to launch Monsterama,” said Media Relations Director, Dan Carroll, who recommends you check the website for room availability. “Passes are available at the convention for this great event at only $55.00 for the enter weekend."
What: Monsterama, Atlanta’s Classic Horror Convention
When: August 1-3, 2014
Where: HOLIDAY INN SELECT
4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30341