Day Three! Insanity! According to the news, FanExpo broke attendance records again. Broken escalators, pass holders being held up, long lines ~ gotta love it. The way I see it, If you decide to go on the busiest day and sleep in at all - be prepared to wait. All in all, I heard no real complaints at the Ottawa Horror booth when I was there...
|Saturday's featured artist - Heather King|
I was holding out for Saturday in so many ways. For one, there was a nice after-party down the street. Second, and most important for me, was that Saturday is the best for photography. Though I missed a lot of cosplay - like the Death Note photo op - there were just not a lot of people dressed to horrify us.
Outside I caught up with the winner of the Horror Masquerade who dressed as the witch from Left 4 Dead, she agreed there was not a hell of a lot of competition on the floor. I might have missed the very cool Jogsaw strolling around, but whenever I did find someone that had gone all-out, I felt like I won a prize!
A lot of the wounds were being provided at a booth around the corner from us. Around the opposite corner they were offering zombie make-up classes as well. The one above was one of the Anchor Bay zombie gals from A Little Bit Zombie. The prosthetic wound was also used on the set of The Crazies. Crazy! The one below shows a couple who had visited the Anchor Bay booth as well. This meant there was a bit of random gore strolling the aisles.
Yay! Movie monster madness! Like a parade of my favorites, I found most of my pals. Jason Voorhees was slightly elusive, but my good friends Mike, Fred and Hannibal came by.
|~ Tender moments of quiet contemplation ~|
So. This was the day of utter exhaustion for me. Lack of food, barely any sleep and just way too much to do left me shaken AND stirred. Luckily, I did hit up one of the Saturday panels I had on my list. The panel was so entertaining that I did not even care to ask my question. Voltaire, Nancy Kilpatrick, and Liisa Ladouceur endarkened us with the "What Is Goth?" talk moderated by Tomb Dragomir.
|Liisa Ladouceur and Tomb Dragomir hangin out.|
One of the first costumes I encountered that day was this wonderful gentleman. Following the death of Jerry Nelson, the voice of Count Von Count, this fitting ensemble was a treat. He did have a pretty 'countish' voice too. Thank you, sir!
Jerry Nelson 1934 - 2012