Monday, August 17, 2009


Hey Superfans!

Hard to belive but it's almost time again for our annual Monster Fest event in October (the horror flipside to our sci-fi extravaganze FantaSci)! This year will be our sixth BIG outing, and Rob and I have LOTS of special things planned. In anticipation of the event our wonderful volunteer artists Brian and Marie Bridgeforth have once again created an awesome Web site for us to keep you up to date with the latest programming and developments. You can get all the info available right now at, plus see fun pics from years past. One of our major themes this year is movie premieres, including the documentaries Virginia Creepers (on VA horror hosts) and Nightmares in Red, White, and Blue from Fantasmo friend Joe Maddrey. Plus we'll have a Director's Cut of the indie film Taste the Blood of Frankenstein which screened in rough form at FantaSci!


jeffconn said...

Nice. I have been to Monster Fest and FantaSci in the past. Plan on going again this October. And the website is nicely done too. BTW, do you realize that Monster Fest being a FREE con isn't mentioned at all on the website? And the weblinks on the guests page should be clickable. Cutting and pasting can be such a pain, sometimes.

jeffconn said...

Oh yeah, one more thing. Contact info for website visitors with questions is always a good idea. Just a minor quibble of mine. Great job with Monster Fest and FantaSci. Keep up the great work.

Daniel said...

Well that site is bookmarked! Thanks for posting the link Jim. I see Rick Clark (Keeper of the Chamber) is going to be a guest. Is that the "keeper" from Chamber Theater that used to air on WVEC latenights? If so it would be great to meet the guy and say thank you! I used to watch the show every weekend and it also introduced me to Alan Parson's Project whose music was used in the opening credits.

Jim Blanton said...

Thanks so much for the compliments on FantaSci and Monster Fest, as well as the suggestions. Will definitely get the feedback to our volunteer Web masters. Other than the blog you can also email Monster Fest guru Rob Floyd via the home page using the email link on the left side of the page.

It is indeed the same Keeper! He's a really terrific fellow and came out a few years back to greet fans. He's also featured in the Virginia Creepers documentary that we'll be screening at the event.

Best, Jim