Monday, March 25, 2013

HorrorHound Weekend 2013

I attended HorrorHound weekend this past weekend in Cincinnati OH at the Sharonville Convention Center.
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First of all let me say that the picture above is what you see as you come around a large hill in KY. That sight of the Cincinnati skyline still makes me excited. I love Cincinnati, it's a gorgeous city and the skyline is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Secondly, THANK GOODNESS we had our tickets purchased in advance as well as buying the early entry tickets. The show sold out on Saturday and Sunday.
The main reason that we went was to see the members of the cast of the Walking Dead that were going to be there.  I am a huge fan of the show The Walking Dead. Let me also say that I don't do zombie flicks. I have watched them but it wasn't like I was a huge fan of them. I used to think they were dumb. I still think they are a little dumb but that's cause I try and find all the reasons that zombie take overs wont happen. You know that rotting flesh in the nasty Louisville heat among other things. Other than that.. okay lets roll with it...

We started off in the vendor room and I saw these little cuties and nearly squealed! I love dolls... a leftover from my little girl days and these were just the most awesome I'd seen in awhile.
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Little demon baby and vampire baby. They also had zombie babies too. They were so adorable!!!
We then decided it might be a good idea to get in line for our photo op with Norman Reedus. Good thing we did because man o man was it insane!! We waited almost two hours for our photos with him. We got our photo with him and then proceeded to go out and roam around the vendors room once more. When I get the digital download of the Reedus pic I swear I will post it here.
Among the other cool things was this awesome pumpkin dude. He has a show on Youtube as well as a Facebook page but I am having trouble finding it. When I do I will share it here on the blog. He was funny and his handler even gave me a rainbow lei... so I got Lei'd by the Pumpkin dude.!
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Saturday was an absolute MESS. They oversold the convention and I think they had NO idea the turnout that bringing in the cast from the Walking Dead would bring. They had to stop letting people in for awhile and when we left at 2pm there were STILL people waiting outside. I was lucky enough to get some shots of Chandler Riggs who plays Carl on The Walking Dead so the day wasn't a total waste
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Sunday was THE day!!! We stood in line to meet Jon Bernthall who played Shane on the Walking Dead. While we were there I was able to snap pictures of Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Sarah Wayne Cailles (Laurie) as well as Scott Wilson (Herschel) when he came in to talk to Jon!! I'm going to overload you with a BUNCH of pics now, so enjoy!!!
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IMG_2233 Yep, that's me with Jon.
There were three people taking pics of me with him. When we finished he said. "Just like being on the damn red carpet!" He was super nice (all of them that we talked to were) and I am soo happy that we got to go. After meeting Jon, we went upstairs to the vendor room and wandered a bit more, that was when I saw THESE!!!!
IMG_2263 Yes.. that is a baby werewolf doll!!!

 I want one of these little buggers so badly but I heard the woman who makes them say she had a years worth of orders and they are priced a little steep for me $500 BUT... BUT they are so freaking CUTE!!!! I still want one!!!
All in all we had a great weekend but I will say it was one of the most POORLY planned and ran conventions I have ever been to. They had NO schedules, NO maps, no one knew where anything was and they obviously oversold the show and never kept track of how many tickets they sold.  Volunteers didn't know what was going on and people at the registration desk knew very little about anything. We actually left early on Saturday because it was so overcrowded.
I did have an awesome vacation, some much needed rest and our hotel was AWESOME!! Much props to the management and employees of the Residence Inn in West Chester Ohio. I couldn't ask for a better hotel experience and they were some of the nicest warmest folks I've ever met. They also served a great breakfast!!
Going to have some guest blogs this week (That I forgot from last week) as well as some new things to share!!!
Til Next Time...............

2 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a great time. Great pics.

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  2. Had an awesome time.. can't wait to do FandomFest!!

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