The library will close its doors at 5pm and re-open at 7pm. In honor of Monster Fest's 10th anniversary, for the double feature shock show we are showing two movies that we showed at the very first Monster Fest: "Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man"
and "Horror of Dracula"
Before the movies, thrill to live music by "The Sons of Frankenstein"!!!
Monster Fest is the annual one-day horror convention held at the Chesapeake Central Library in Virginia for fans of classic horror in film and literature.
Begun in 2003 by Rob Floyd and artist Clayton Sayre, Monster Fest is a day of vendors, panel discussions, special guests, a costume contest, trick-or-treating for all kids in costume, and a horror movie marathon!
All community-minded boils and ghouls should bring a donation for the FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia!
Can you believe we've been celebrating classic horror and monster madness for ten years?! Brother Shock says let's make it to one hundred! (However, he often forgets that the rest of us mortals don't have his stamina...)
We'll be celebrating with some fun Anniversary Surprises to mark this monstrous milestone, don't miss it!
This event is 100% FREE and open to the public!
Just another spook-tacular service of your Chesapeake Central Library!
11 AM - Zombie Survival For the Rest of Us
Presented by Alfredo Torres (Ronnie Mexico)
1 PM - Frights of Fantasy: The Haunted World of Mario Bava
Presented by Tony Mercer
2 PM - Mourning and Memorial Photography
Presented by Leeanne Ball from Spirited History
3 PM - Night of the Living Dead: Unearthing its Impact on Horror Cinema
Presented by Daniel Perry & Josh Watson
PANEL ROOM #1
NOON - Horror Costume Contest
Child and Adult categories
PANEL ROOM #2
11 AM - Classic Spooky Cartoons
Presented by Michael Joyner
1 PM - A Tribute to Ray Harryhausen
Presented by Debbie Painter
2 PM - The Creature Still Walks Among Us - A tribute to the Creature from the Black Lagoon
Presented by Clay Sayre
3 PM - A Spirited Debriefing
Presented by David Allen Brown
4 PM - A Psychic Gallery Reading
Presented by David Allen Brown
BAY WINDOW AREA
11 AM - Getting Your Scare On: Panel discussion of what types of techniques writers use to scare the reader
Moderator: Tony Ruggiero
Panelists: Jim Bernheimer, Pamela K. Kinney, Tina Glasneck, & Betsy Riley
2 PM - Paranormal Investigating: From doing it to making it on DVD
Panelists: Pamela K. Kinney & Mark Layne
Alfredo Torres (Torres vs. Zombies)
Betsy Riley, Author/Artist
Bobby Gammonster, Internet Horror Host
Darkest Richmond, Authors
David Allen Brown
Debbie Painter, Author
Fuzz and Stuffing Puppets
Grace Gemini Crafts
Horse Archer Productions
Jason "The Bloke" Crawley
Jesse & Nola Jewelry
Jim Bernheimer, Author
Justin Cristelli, Author
Laura Inglis, Artist
Lindsay Mays, Artist
Mark Winslow, Artist
Natalie Star, Author
Nightmare Toys and Collectibles
Off Hand Gallery
Pamela K. Kinney, Author
Penny Dreadful, Shilling Shockers
Pinup Vixen Beads
Raven of All Trades
Robert Elkins, Film Maker
Ripping It Down
Scary Monsters Magazine
Shrine of the Immaculate Collection
Spirited History Radio
Tina Glasneck, Author
Tony Ruggiero, Author
Tracy Delisle, Artist
...and listen to the graveyard rock of
The Cemetery Boys, performing in front of the library throughout the day!
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