Fright Night Film Fest/Fandom fest is in complete full swing. Masquerade parties are rocking the Galt House, and other hotel parties are just erupting spontaneously. Michael Rooker, IronE Singleton and Lew Temple from the Walking Dead are all about, as are Stan Lee (YES. THAT STAN LEE) Gene Simmons and William Shatner.
I personally saw and greeted Kane Hodder, Joey Lauren Adams, John Barrowman, and so many others.
Although fans showed up in droves, waiting in lines to collect their passes and photo op tickets, everyone just seemed to chat to one another and compare fandoms. By the time tickets had been collected, emails and names had been exchanged and new friends had been made. The energy was THAT positive.
With staff and promoters working hard all year, the first day of Fright Night/Fandomfest has been a raging success. Standing with my friend to get TWD autographs and pictures, everyone seemed to just be so happy and co-operative, and the actors being incredibly friendly to all their fans and showing such gratitude for support of the show. No one was rushed although lines were long, and no one complained. It was a fantastic experience, and moving on to the vendor halls, watching the cosplayers move about in character, this year’s Fright Night/Fandomfest is everything a fan should want in a Convention…. fan-friendly celebrities, open vendor halls, with a huge selection, and hydration stations here and there (what other convention will offer you free water? Free ANYTHING?) Fright Night Film Fest/Fandomfest is showing it’s own brand of guest and fan-pleasing and giving Kentucky Hospitality an even better name. As you can see, Aunt Mimi bringing her own brand of special to the fest, the cosplayers and friends of Infernaldreams.net, Kevin Strange and Dave Fultz representing. Day two will involve interviews, parties and possibly me trying to achieve picture of Stan Lee. I’ll let you know how that works out for me!