Infernal Dreams has been fortunate enough to have helped promote and cover Scarefest since the first in 2008.
I have always usually been the sidekick, the one who held the camera bag and just gawped at everything going on.
Yesterday, due to circumstances beyond our control, I was the only one availabe to cover this huge Horror/Paranormal convention and I won’t lie, it was a bit daunting…
While waiting for the Ribbon cutting and Black Carpet event, I watched owners Patty Starr and Jeff Waldridge moving between staff and celebrities alike, making sure everyone knew where to go, everyone had everything they needed and answering questions. Watching their faces, you wouldn’t guess they were arranging the biggest Paranormal event in Kentucky, they acted like they were welcoming friends into their family den, and it showed. It put everyone at ease, especially me. It’s no secret Aunt Mimi gets rather star struck easily, but I walked amongst Tyler Dane, Dee Wallace, and Denise Crosby, smiling and nodding as if I did this all the time.
Opening ceremony with Patti Starr and Jeff Waldridge
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place shortly after I arrived, with famous monster impersonator Jeff Wickedbeard slashing the ribbon as Jason Voorhees, using…What else…His machete!
And the Black Carpet event commenced….
Victor Miller, writer and creator of “Friday the 13th”
Michael Berryman, of “The Hills Have Eyes” and “Devils Rejects” answering his fans’ questions
The Legendary Booth brothers
The “Creed” family from Pet Sematary, reunited! Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby and Miko Hughes
Tony Todd, “Candyman”, “Final Destination” series
Aaron Goodwin of “Ghost Adventures” had stopped on his way off the Black Carpet to greet me…”Hey! How are you?” He asked. I mumbled hello, frankly surprised he remembered me, then he hugged me warmly and asked me to come by the table later.
Owner/promoter Patti Starr giving an impromptu interview for the press.
That is exactly the kind of fan/celebrity interaction that makes going to conventions so special. So memorable. Thankfully, I have walked around and gotten my pictures and blurbs from my celebrities, today, I’m just walking around with some friends as a fan today, so be ready for some high-pitched squeeing!
“Did someone say Ghost Hunting?”
No paranormal celebrities were left out for Scarefest!
Scarefest day two, I am in you!!