Niagara This Week
NIAGARA – Horror movie fans are in for a treat.
Fangoria, the legendary magazine documenting all things horror, has signed on to sponsor a re-branded festival within a festival at this year’s Niagara Falls Comic Con June 8 and 9 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. The former MacabreCon will now be known at the FANGORIA Falls Horror Fest and will feature more than 5,000 square feet of exhibit space showcasing exhibitors, rare movie props, memorabilia, artists, movie posters, special effects items and more.
“We’re excited and honoured to have Fangoria magazine on board as a title sponsor for this brand new event,” said James Ponce, organizer of the FHF. “The magazine has a huge history and following, being the leading horror magazine since 1979.”
A number of celebrity horror icons will be at the event, including legendary special effects, makeup artist and actor Tom Savini, best known for his makeup and special effects work on many horror classics, including Dawn of the Dead, Creepshow, Maniac, The Texas Chainsaw Masacre 2 and Friday the 13th. He has also appeared in many films, including From Dusk til Dawn, Machete and most recently Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Savini will be participating in a free Q&A with fans as well as signing autographs both days.
“Fangoria is very excited to partner up with the FHF,” said Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander. “Niagara Falls is a great city visited by millions of people each year, and it’s the perfect location for such a big event celebrating all things horror. Tom Savini is a close friend of the magazine, he was in our first issue and has been featured several times since, and people are in for a real treat when they get to meet him. Fans are going to love him and the incredible stories he has to tell.”
Celebrities confirmed for Comic Con include wrestling legends Mick Foley and Ted DiBiase, “Green Power Ranger” Jason David Frank, Seinfeld “Soup Nazi” Larry Thomas, “Flash Gordon” Sam J. Jones, and Star Wars actors Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett). Prowse also has a connection to the horror genre as he portrayed the Frankenstein monster in several classic Hammer horror films.
Tickets are available online now at www.NFComicCon.com, as well as at retail outlets across Niagara, including Pulp Comics (Queen St., Niagara Falls); Mostly Comics (St. Paul Ave., St. Catharines); Seaway Mall (Niagara St. in Welland) and Big B Comics (Upper James St. Hamilton). Single day advance tickets are $20 while a weekend pass is $30. Children 10 and under are free.
Niagara Falls Comic Con 2013 is presented by Niagara College.
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