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Days of the Dead

By on February 23, 2012
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Too much horror business is the perfect kind of evil for Atlanta!

Let’s start off with a quick nod to our local horror roots –

In recent years, Atlanta has been home to The Walking Dead TV show (2011-present) along with filming locations and local movie extras for Rob Zombie’s Halloween II (2009) and Zombieland (2009). Local horror celeb Professor Morte and his ghouls have been putting on shows and scaring the yell (and laughs) out of audiences for years at Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre before classic horror film shows. The Buried Alive Film Fest, Atlanta’s own independent horror film festival, hosts a weekend of short and feature length horror films each year. Gorehound Production presents Splatter Cinema, a monthly classic horror flick presented in 35mm film glory at the Plaza Theatre, each month with props in the entryway for the perfect recreation and homage to one of the film’s historic horror scenes. Gorehound also presents Zombie Walk Atlanta each year in the fall (as long as participants are well behaved). The Center for Puppetry Arts hosts The Ghastly Dreadfuls devilish song and dance puppet show annually during October. And we have some of the best haunts in the country during the month of October for Halloween – Atlanta Zombie Apocalypse, Chamber of Horrors, Netherworld, and Folklore Haunted House.

 

With all that being stated – YES, you are damn right we deserve a horror convention to grace Atlanta with its ghoulish presence. After debuting in Indiana last year, the Days of the Dead convention makes it second stop in Atlanta (well, actually Peachtree City) on March 9-11, 2012. Here’s the rundown of what Days of the Dead II: The Dead Walk in Atlanta will offer you – chances to meet horror celebrities, watch scary movies, walk around in your favorite horror costume, meet other horror movie fanatics, and buy ghoulish merch and art. Oh, my stars, garters, and ghouls – I cannot wait! See ya there!! xo – Atlanta’s Zombie Marilyn Monroe

 

Friday, March 9th:

6 p.m. Ace the Zombie (presented by director Giles Shepherd and writer Rob Fox) (Taste of Tuscany room)

9 p.m. Monsters Among Us Costume Ball (Taste of Tuscany room)

9 p.m. Return of the Living Dead Workprint Screening with Linnea Quigley (2 hours) (Amphitheater) – Special workprint screening of the 80’s classic featuring alternate scenes, takes, and 15 minutes of footage never screened to the public.

11:30 p.m. An Evening with Roddy Piper (Amphitheater) – Come see “Rowdy” Roddy Piper perform a new comedy act!

Saturday, March 10th:

12 p.m. Mondo Schlocko (Taste of Tuscany room)

12 p.m. Jeff Burr Indie File Maker Panel (Amphitheater)

1 p.m. Beverly Lane (presented by director Josh Hull) (Taste of Tuscany room)

1 p.m. Men Behind the Mask Panel (45 minutes) (Amphitheater) – Q&A with special guests, Derek Mears, Nick Principe, Tyler Mane, Brian Steele

2 p.m. Scream Queens Panel (45 minutes) (Amphitheater) – Q&A with special guests, Barbara Crampton, PJ Soles, Linnea Quigley, and honorary Scream Queen Mark Patton

3 p.m. Dear God, No! (Taste of Tuscany room)

3 p.m. Tattoo Contest (1 hour) (Amphitheater) – Show off your ink at the wildest tattoo contest sponsored by Altered Image Tattoo and FearNet

4:30 p.m. Wickedbeard’s Costume Contest (1 hour, 30 minutes) (Amphitheater) – A costume showdown for onlly the best of the best, hosted by Jeff “Wickedbeard” Cochran

5 p.m. Scalene (presented by Director Zach Parker) (Taste of Tuscany room)

7 p.m. Spookyshow/Monsters Wrestling (2 hours) (Amphitheater)

9:30 p.m. The Collective Vol. 3 (followed by Q&A by various filmmakers) (Amphitheater)

12 a.m. (midnight) Human Centipede 2 screening with Laurence Harvey (Amphitheater)

Sunday March 11th:

To Be Announced…

 

Guest Appearances By:

Alec Gillis – Aliens, Aliens vs Predators, Galaxy of Terror, Monster Squad

Alex Vincent – Child’s Play I & II

Amelia Kinkade – Night of the Demons I & II

Ari Lehman – First Jason, Friday the 13th

Barbara Crampton – From Beyond, Re-Animator, Trancers I & II

Bill Moseley – House of 1000 Corpses, Repo: Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects

Brian Steele – Hellboy I & II, Predators, Terminator: Salvation

Circus Envy – Official MC for Days of the Dead II: The Dead Walk Convention in Atlanta

Derek Mears – Friday the 13th, Predators, The Hills Have Eyes II

Dey Young – From Beyond, Re-Animator, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, Trancers I & II

Elissa Dowling – Absolute Evil, DREAD, The Theatre Bazaar

Gary Busey – Lethal Weapon, Pirahna 3DD, Point Break, Predator II, Silver Bullet

George Kosana – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Haunted Hotties (TV show) – Courtney Landers, Julie Anne, Kayla Kizer, Kayla Perkins

J. Larose – Insidious, Saw III

Jake Busey – Identity, Starship Troopers, The Frighteners

Jeff Burr – PumpkinHead II, Puppetmaster IV, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III

Jeremy Ambler – The Crazies (appearance sponsored by Dead Winter Horror Convention)

John Russo – Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Laurence Harvey – Human Centipede II

Lily White – Official MC for Days of the Dead II: The Dead Walk Convention in Atlanta

Linnea Quigley – Night of the Demons I & II, The Return of the Living Dead

Mark Patton – Nightmare on Elm Street II

Micah Sloat – Paranormal Activity I & II

Nick Principe – Laid to Rest I & II

Nivek Ogre – REPO: Genetic Opera, Skinny Puppy (industrial band)

Patterson Lundquist – World Famous Elvira Impersonator & Co-Star of The Search for the Next Elvira

PJ Soles – Halloween, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School

Roddy Piper – Hell Comes to Frogtown, They Live, Wrestling Superstar

Taafe O’Connell – Galaxy of Terror, New Year’s Evil

Tom Woodruff Jr – Aliens vs Predator, Monster Squad, Pumpkinhead, Terminator

Tyler Mane – Rob Zombie’s Halloween I & II, X-Men

Sid Haig – Galaxy of Terror, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects

Zombies from The Walking Dead (TV show) – Ashleigh Jo Sizemore, Charles Casey, Keisha Tillis, Larry Mainland, Melissa Cowan, Michael Koske (appearance sponsored by The Source Online), Rodney Hall (appearance sponsored by The Source Online), Sonya Thompson

**Please note: All guest appearances are confirmed but subject to possible cancellation due to professional obligations
and opportunities beyond the control of DAYS OF THE DEAD.**

 

 

Days of The Dead Vendors:

Horror business vendors will be selling their merch in the vendor room and will hold the same hours as the convention (Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. VIP Pass holders will have early entry into the vendor room each day.) If you are interested in becoming a vendor contact Days of the Dead as soon as possible – pre-sale for vendor spaces ends on February 27, 2012.

 

Artists: 8Bit Monsters, Abyssmal Art, Altered Image Tattoo, Belligerent Monkey, Bonnie Rotten, Brad Parton Alpha Sketch, Cementary Prints, Chris Kuchta, Creature Seeker Studios, Diamond *Star*Halo, Dark Garden, Goddamn Zombie, Haunted Hotties, Jabb Pictures, Josh Hull, Judge Hydrogen, K4F Gloves, Little Dead Things, London 1888, Mad Hatter, Maniac Films, Murder Pinups, Oblivion FX, Sam Flegal, Shane Oglesby, Silver Scream Spookshow, TurnTabling.net, Western Evil

Convention: Spooky Empire

Horror: From Dusk Til Con

Magazine: Girls & Corpses, Stiff

Merchants: ESE Supplies, Galaxy of Junk, Hollywood Book & Poster, HorrorMerch, KittyVamp, Paranormal Babies, Source Online, T-Shirt Bordello, The Wright Stuff Collectibles

Ticket Info:

Weekend Pass $40

General Admission for a 1-Day Pass $20

VIP Package $199 (limited to 100)

  • Admission to all 3 days
  • 6 mo. Subscription to Fangoria magazine
  • 1 Free guest autograph
  • 1 Free Days of the Dead: Atlanta limited edition art print
  • 1 Free The Walking Dead inspired limited edition art print
  • Exclusive admission to Saturday night VIP soiree
  • Exclusive Days of the Dead VIP Goody Bag
  • Preferred seating throughout the whole weekend
  • Limited edition Days of the Dead: Atlanta VIP t-shirt
  • Limited edition Days of the Dead: Atlanta lanyard and badge
  • More perks & goodies TBA!

Hotels Start at $99/ room

 

If you have any questions about Days of the Dead II: The Dead Walk in Atlanta – whether you are looking for additional information, vendor info, or questions about guest bookings – then fill out this web form: http://www.daysofthedead.net/atlanta/contact

 

http://www.daysofthedead.net/Atlanta

 

Days of the Dead II: The Dead Walk – Atlanta

March 9 – 11, 2012

Wyndham Peachtree

2443 Hwy 54 West

Peachtree City, GA 30269

(770) 487-2000

 

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