Hey Spookies! So as you all know (as I haven’t shut up about it), I’ve been invited to The Mega Liverpool Horror Con* for the weekend to give you all the goss about the spooky and scary goings on! It’s a month away and I am bursting with excitement, so I thought I’d take this as an opportunity to go on about it just a little bit more, and to explain what Liverpool Horror Con is actually all about!
The Mega Liverpool Horror Con is a horror film convention (duh), and promises to be such a fabulous weekend. I’m really looking forward to perusing the stalls full of books, clothes, props, art, and film memorabilia all made with the spooky, alternative, and horror fanatical in mind. I love finding new small businesses that make unusual, alternative, and curious products, so I’m absolutely positive that I am going to have a ball spending money I don’t have and planning to spend even more. I should probably get saving!
Aside from the amazing shopping opportunities, there are going to be bloody (pun intended) live SFX demonstrations to watch. It’s going to take serious self-control not to just stand gawping at the artists doing them. I find SFX makeup absolutely fascinating, and I’m definitely hoping to pick up some tips and advice on how to get started and where to find vegan SFX supplies.
I’m also really looking forward to listening to and watching some of the live panels, although the topics and panelists are yet to be announced, if the rest of the con and the special guests are anything to go by, it’ll certainly be interesting. They’ve got some of the stars of horror appearing for meet and greets, photo opportunities, and signings, including Laurence Harvey of The Human Centipede II, Ari Lehman of Friday 13th, and several of the cast of The Lost Boys. I’ve not decided who I’m going to meet yet, as I’m spoiled for choice, really! On top of that, some amazing cosplayers are appearing which I am so excited to see as a horror and makeup fanatic.
Something which I’m really happy about is The Slasher’s Den, which will be a ‘den’ playing UK-made independent horror films all weekend long. It’s a special touch and gives a great safety blanket against getting overwhelmed, which is very possible at big events like this. I’m really looking forward to taking a little slice out of my weekend to relax and discover some great new filmmakers and enjoy some fab new spooks!
Aside from that, as a blogger, Hall of Horrors is my absolute dream. Six recreated horror sets to wander through and take pictures of to my heart’s content. What more could I want?! My Instagram feed will be fire for weeks to come and you’re all going to be so darn sick of seeing it. I’m especially jazzed to see the Hellraiser Attic and Freddy’s Boiler Room.
I keep thinking I have a plan of action for the weekend, then remembering something else I want to squeeze in and starting all over again. I think I’m going to try to have a look around all of the trader stalls on the Saturday, and depending on which panels and demos I go to see, have a slightly slower paced day on the Sunday, with more time in The Slasher’s Den. The benefit of going for the full weekend is I can grab any missed photo opportunities on Sunday if I forget something on Saturday.
I’m really hoping to bump into some of you and hang out there! Let me know if you’re going so we can meet up! I’m so unbelievably excited about Liverpool Horror Con, and frankly, I’m driving Freddie to despair counting down the days. It’s a dream come true, and I can not wait to tell you all about it here on the blog, on my Twitter, and on my Instagram story!
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