The library closed its doors at 5pm and re-opened at 7pm for the Triple Horror Movie Shock Show!
Monster Fest is the annual one-day horror convention held in early October at the Chesapeake Central Library in Virginia for fans of classic horror in film and literature.
Monster Fest 10 will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Doors open at 10:00 am.
Started in 2003 by Rob Floyd and artist Clayton Sayre, Monster Fest grows bigger and better each year with vendors, panel discussions, special guests, a costume contest, trick-or-treating for all kids in costume, and a horror movie marathon.
Use your brains: give blood. Thanks to all who gave a bit of red at our blood drive in 2012!
Thanks to all who brought a donation for the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia during our 2012 event!
Last year's event was global! Guests learned about monsters and horror from around the world with special panels, presentations, and more from places like Italy, Spain, Japan and Germany. Brother Shock took us on a terrifying world tour, no passport required.
Did we mention this is 100% FREE and open to the public?
Just another spook-tacular service of your Chesapeake Library!
PANEL ROOM #1
NOON - Horror Costume Contest
Child and Adult categories
2 PM - Common Sense Zombie Survival
Presented by Alfredo Torres
4 PM - Dillzilla: Titan of Terror
Presented by Elizabeth Pasieczny of Pickleman Productions
The Munsters Coach was back this year, along with Grandpa's Dragula and Eddie's Go-Kart!
PANEL ROOM #2
11 AM - Japanese Yokai: Weird, Otherworldy Monsters
Presented by Kim Breeding
1 PM - Wait, Iíve Seen This: "Homage" in 80ís Italian Genre Cinema
Presented by Craig Eckrich
2 PM - Monstros y Vampiros: The Monsters of Spanish Horror
Presented by Tony Mercer
3 PM - Terror on Tape: Artwork of the VHS Era
Presented by Daniel Perry
BAY WINDOW AREA
11 AM - How dark can a writer make their monster or villian?
Presented by Pamela K. Kinney and Tina Glasneck
1 PM - Keeping Your Monsters Fresh: How writers avoid letting their monsters go stale
Presented by Tony Ruggerio and Jim Bernheimer
2 PM - German Experssionism in Horror, 1919 to 1940
Presented by Deborah Painter
3 PM - The Rise, Fall and Stumble of Dark Shadows
Presented by Michael Joyner
21st Century Sandshark Studios
Alan Terrell, Artist
Alfredo Torres, podcaster
Apryl Crowell, Face Painting
Brittney Scalf, Actress
Burnt at Both Ends Productions
Craig Davis Collectibles
Daniele Lanzarotta, Author
Debbie Painter, Author
Dominion Derby Girls
Fuzz and Stuffing Puppets
Horse Archer Productions
James Thomas, Artist and Film Maker
Jason Crawley, Virus Comix
Jesse & Nola Jewelry
Jim Bernheimer, Author
Justin Cristelli, Author
Lindsay Mays, Artist
Mark Winslow, Artist
Nicole (Nikki) Smith
Nightmares Toys and Collectibles
Off Hand Gallery
Pamela K. Kinney, Author
Resort City Roller Dolls
Ripping It Down
Scary Monsters Magazine
Shrine of the Immaculate Collection
Sleeping Dragon South
Steve Lenhard, photographer
Tasha Fedyszyn, Crafts/Collectibles
Tina Glasneck, Author
Tony Ruggiero, Author
Wicked Head Wear & Designs
...and listen to the graveyard rock of
The Cemetery Boys, performing in front of the library throughout the day!
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