Fan convention favorite Booster Events is taking advantage of October's Friday the 13th weekend to hold BE Scared, an event that celebrates horror on both film and television.
From the legendary Evil Dead trilogy, among many, many other film and TV projects, the uber-talented and humorous Bruce Campbell will be in attendance. Joining him will be "Dead Zone" actor Anthony Michael Hall (yes, he of the Brat Pack era of the 80s) and John Kassir who voiced the Cryptkeeper in the horror anthology "Tales From the Crypt."
As you know the Showtime horror series "Dexter" is a new fave of mine, and appearing at BE Scared will be Julie Benz, who plays Dexter's girlfriend Rita. Benz also appeared in Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" series, as did fellow convention guests Christian Kane, Juliet Landau, Andy Hallet, Clare Kramer, Dennis Christopher and Camden Toy.
Kane will be pulling double duty at the convention. During the day, he'll be participating in the panels, including one for his upcoming film, Death Walks The Streets. But on Saturday night, he'll be showing his musical side, as his band Kane plays at the Whiskey Go-Go.
In addition to the normal Q&A panels, autograph and photo sessions, BE Scared will also offer attendees the chance to partake in a midnight costume ball, as well as a cocktail party and several dining experiences.
The event takes place October 13-15 at the Burbank Hilton in Burbank, CA. All-inclusive 3-day "Fearless Passes" are $759, which include the cocktail parties, all single actor photo shoots and autographs and priority seating during the panels. Normally you'd pay individually for each party, photo and autograph at other conventions, so for a three-day event, this is actually quite a good deal. A three-day pass without the photos or parties is $229 and single day passes are also available for $75, and include assigned seating and autographs for that day. For those that just want to attend but don't care about assigned seating, autographs, parties or photos, there is also a general admission day pass for $25.
As I've said before, my experience with Booster Events and their fan conventions has been very positive. They cap attendance at 500, so you actually get to spend some time with the guests, and it's nice to get their weekend passes and not have to worry about shelling out for every autograph and such.
For more information on tickets to BE Scared, or any other of the company's conventions, please visit www.boosterevents.com.