Horror Conventions

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Have you ever been to a horror convention?

Poll closed Nov 6, 2009.
  1. Yes, several!

    16 vote(s)
    21.1%
  2. Yeah, a few.

    13 vote(s)
    17.1%
  3. Yep, I've been to one.

    7 vote(s)
    9.2%
  4. Nope, but will be seeing one soon.

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  5. Nah, but I'd like to one day.

    30 vote(s)
    39.5%
  6. No, and I don't care to.

    5 vote(s)
    6.6%
  1. 17thJuggalo

    17thJuggalo Active Member

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    I've been to a bunch, but I haven't paid for an autograph for a long time. I pretty much feel duped if I pay money for someone's scribbly written name when I already own several DVD's of their work. It just feels slightly insulting as a fan.

    But I love the dealer rooms and the Q&A's. The people there are really cool and friendly even though they're 90% of them are "weird" by conventional standards. They're a fun time overall, even if I don't get autographs.
     
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    No, and don't care to. I like to watch them in movies but hold zero need to meet them.
     
  3. You definitely can't hate on conventions unless you've gone yourself. I went all the time in the late 90's/early 2000's to Chiller Theatre, which is right outside of NYC. T'was fantastic and being a teenager at the time, nothing was cooler than seeing the screen idols I loved. I never found them to be particularly fanboyish. There were not many people dressed up at all, just fat dudes in horror t shirts mostly (and who's not down with fat dudes in horror tees?)

    What I found much more fun than the guests however were the gigantic rooms full of vendors selling bootleg DVDs. It was a wonderland of OOP and ultra rare movies, and I wouldn't hesitate to drop 20 or 30 bucks on a DVDR some guy burned and slapped some homemade artwork onto. I can't tell you how excited I was to buy a dubbed VHS (ha!) of SALO back in the day. My buddies and I would literally fill up bookbags, go empty them in the car, then go back inside and repeat. Today you have companies like Blue Underground and Synapse bringing most of those mysterious and elusive films to the masses in tidy little packages, so most of that excitement and 'holy-fuck-i-actually-have-this' of it all is gone. It was also poster and soundtrack heaven. And if weird and/or vintage porn is your thing, there was always plenty of that as well, haha.

    Now I don't go as much and haven't in a few years. Its not as big a deal for me in today's era of netflix and torrents. However if I had more money and time you could bet your ass I'd be there every October hunting for some OOP gems and laughing at Tom Savini's hair plugs :)
     
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