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Rick was at the Zombie Walk and Texas Frightmare Weekend!

Hey Everyone, Rick here with a quick recap of the events I was privy to yesterday when I went to Texas Frightmare Weekend and the Zombie Walk in Irving Texas.  The morning started out with me going to a gas station where, behind it, we a good 500 people dressing up like zombies for the Zombie Walk.  The ZW was presented by a local haunted house called Moxley Manor and it is the third annual event of this type.  It coincides with the horror convention Texas Frightmare Weekend.

The Zombie Walk was the best part of the day for me.  Seriously, it was a bunch of geeks gathering together, putting on makeup, and just having a great time.  Just a tremendous amount of fun to be had at the Zombie Walk.  I am definitely looking forward to being a part of it next year. 

However, had I just done the Zombie Walk, the entire day would have been worth it alone for that.  Texas Frightmare Weekend was overcrowded, overpriced, and quite simply, so disorganized that unless a bigger venue for this con is used next year, I don't think I willbe making a return trip to the convention next year.  I heard complaints from several people that certain guests were only available for a limited time to give autographs and while those that had the pass that guaranteed them autographs for these guests it didn't mean a thing to the con staff.  Also, the auction for the movie props required a seperate admission just to sit in on the auction.  Utterly ridiculous.  That said, I did get to meet Sid Haig (Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses, Devil's Rejects, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto) who was realy nice as well as Rodney Eastman (Joey from Nightmare on Elm Street 3 & 4) who took the time to talk about one of the scenes from Nightmare 3 with me.  I also was able to meet up with Derek Mears (Jason from Friday the 13th (2009)) who is a cool guy all around. 

All in all, I consider Texas Frightmare Weekend a bust.  I would expect this kind of thing from a smaller con, but with the size that TFW has grown to, a bigger venue is definitely needed and the con staff needs to actually know what is going on.    
 
Zombie Walk: 5 out of 5
Texas Frightmare Weekend: 2 out of 5

 For those interested, I posted the video footage of the Zombie Walk on YouTube.  Click on the link at the end of the sentence so experience the Zombie Walk!

Until next time, stay geeky!  Power to the different!

Rick G
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