I got there about a half hour before it started and waited in line. It started a little late as the legendary Dick (Gremlins 1 & 2, The Terminator) Miller wasn't feeling well and had to leave. Thank God, I met him years ago at one of the old Fangoria Weekend of Horrors conventions! As always, it was great to talk to my fellow horror fans on the line, as we waited. Also, the Quick Bunny, randomly holding Thor's hammer Mjolnir showed up and entertained us.
Tom Savini didn't show up, while I was there but did after I left. Oh, well, doesn't matter. I've met him many times, before. The people that were there were: Tony Timpone (who was the editor of Fango for the longest run, so far and edited this book), Anthony Ferrante (who has toiled in the magazine and directed Sharknado among other movies), Michael Gingold, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who wrote Afterlife with Archie), legendary horror/ cult director Frank Henenlotter, horror director Larry Fessenden, scream queen Debbie Rochon, legendary artist Basil Gogos, director Jeff (Squirm) Leiberman, among many others.
One of my personal favorite directors, Frank Henelotter has made the Basket Case Trilogy, Frankenhooker (which he signed my blu-ray copy of!), Brain Damage (my absolute favorite of his, which I made sure to tell him), Bad Biology, and other great films. I was so happy to finally meet him!
Fango's two Tonys! My fellow Italians: Anthony Ferrante and Tony Timpone.
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I was quite honored to meet the one of my favorite artists: Basil Gogos. His work has graced the covers of the classic monster magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. That magazine was so important in the creation of Fango, itself. He has been in the pages of Fango, too, of course.
I had such a blast at this event! I love horror and will love it forever. Glad I got this book and expect a review coming soon!