“Horror Host Meat-n-Greet”
Oasis 27 Sci-Fi Convention
May 1 – 3, 2015 (FRI, SAT, SUN)
Last year I was kindly invited to be a guest at the Oasis 27 convention here in central Florida. Being a horror host / author was the big factor in getting me the spot as well as having some cool friends that seem to like what I do. I was a bit nervous at first as I’d never done anything like that before but I have attended many sci-fi cons as a fan. This was something brand new though.
I didn’t want to feel like a fish-out-of-water so I invited my fellow horror host and authors to come with me on this little adventure. (No offense Professor.) To my delight Master Vyle and Professor Gillman agreed, so I booked my room and decided to make a mini-vacation out of it. (I don’t get away much.)
It was fun for the whole family. Convention tickets were available at the door. There was a video room, dealers room, and lots of panel discussions throughout the three day event. There were many guests including the guest of honor Canadian author/editor Julie E. Czerneda.
Doctor Xombie showed up twice to host movies in the video room. The rest of the time he must have been lurking around for fresh bodies. Friday night he, Master Vyle, and Friday (from the Friday Night Frights) introduced the old Night Of Dark Shadows film. Saturday night the Xombieman and Friday introduced the new Godzilla flick.
I can’t list all of the panels and discussions but there were MANY. Unfortunately we were in the dealer’s room most of the time and didn’t get to venture out too much. We set up our Creature Corner (tables) and had a great time meeting fans, signing books, and discussing our favorite things like horror hosts and our inspirations like Dr. Paul Bearer and Shock Armstrong of Florida fame. We passed out fliers and spread the word about our online channel the Peninsula Of Horror where people can chat with us online and watch horrible old movies at the same time. (links below)
(Professor Gillman also placed in the costume contest! I guess those pesky humans know a good thing when they see it.)
All in all I had a great time and learned A LOT. I can definitely recommend attending this and similar cons if you get a chance.