Spring is the season of re-birth, or as we like to say the re-animated, so it seems fitting that it’s also the time of Texas’s biggest gathering of un-dead lovers at the Texas Frightmare Weekend horror convention in Ft. Worth/Dallas. This weekend, May 1-3 2015, you’ll find horror celebs, horror attractions, great panels, tons of killer movies, cool vendors, an art show and your chance to geek out with your fellow horror fans. While most of the attendees are from Texas, people do fly there from other parts of the world, which is probably why TFW won best Horror Convention in 2014 by iHorror. Side note, if you haven’t already, sign up for iHorror’s emails. Horror news sent right to your email. It’s a good thing.
This year will be the 10th Anniversary of TFW and it’s being sponsored, once again, by Fangoria Magazine. We remember when TFW was just a tiny but mighty convention at a small hotel in Ft. Worth. Many fond memories were made there brushing shoulders with the horror elite. Nowadays, the convention has grown so big, it has lost it’s intimate and casual environment, but they do a fantastic job of scheduling tons of really impressive guests, panels and movies. Whadda ya gonna do… ya gotta feed the hungry ghouls and give them more, more, more. This year’s notable guests include a Phantasm Reunion; Nightmare On Elm Street 2 Reunion; Brad Dourif; Elvira; Malcolm McDowell; Tom Savini; Lisa and Louise Burns (The Shining), Kim Koates, Neve Campbell, Skeet Ulrich, Tara Reid, Victoria Price (daughter of Vince) Sherilyn Fenn, Sid Haig, C. Thomas Howell; Udu Kier; Ed Neal; Julian Sands and many more. Head on over to their site for the full schedule and guest line-up.
But here’s the most important stuff…
For the second time, we have a booth at TFW! We put our big britches on and got a bigger booth in the big room (Enterprise room) in the back corner, Booth #89. We’d love for you to stop by and say Hi. You can sign up to be a member, buy some awesome new merch to show your Texas horror pride (get a peek at the new merch below) and watch us as we record several segments for our podcast, Blood Over Texas Radio. Including a live recording of Shelly Dread’s Hammered Horror! This will be super fun as we’re sending her in to watch a movie and will have her give us her 3-minute drunken plot review, in some random hallway, immediately following the screening. Follow us on our sites to find out the location. Read below for the scoop on where to follow. We can tell you it will be on Saturday night, so stay tuned. It will be ridiculous fun.
Also, one of the very special things we’ll be doing in our booth this time is having several “Meat & Greets” with some great horror people doing some really great things in the local, Texas horror scene. Since promoting and supporting the Texas horror scene is what we do, we’re excited to give you a chance to meet them and see what evil deeds they’re all up to. Oh yeah… and you can meet us too. Be still your beating hearts.
MEAT & GREET SCHEDULE
6:00-8:00: GORE NOIR Magazine
9:00-10:00: DREAD TIME STORIES MOVIE/STX MEDIA
11:00-12:00: OTHER WORLDS AUSTIN
1:00-3:00: ZOMBIE LIFE PODCAST/TV
4:00-5:00: AMONG THE DEAD MOVIE
6:00-7:00: THE QUANTUM TERROR MOVIE
10:00-12:00: HEART OF HORROR TV
1:00-2:00: SINISTER GRIN PRESS
We sure do hope to see you this weekend. Safe travels. If you can’t be there, keep and eye on our social media sites to follow the evil shenanigans.
FOLLOW US DURING TFW…
INSTAGRAM (FYI: This is the main social media site that we will be posting on during the weekend. The posts will also repeat on our main FB page, Twitter and Tumblr)
FACEBOOK MAIN PAGE
BLOOD OVER TEXAS FIENDS FB GROUP PAGE
BLOOD OVER TEXAS RADIO FB PAGE
Here’s a sneak peak at some of our new merch that you’ll have the first chance to snag at TFW!
Mr. Tingles Blood Over Texas Radio Shirt: (printed by Austin’s Razor Hoof Screen Printing)
Texas Horror Fan Shirt: (printed by Austin’s Razor Hoof Screen Printing)
Re-usable Grocery/Tote Bag: