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Mad Monster Party
kicks off its Charlotte convention this Friday and will last the entire weekend. The horror, sci-fi and fantasy event brings the world’s top genre celebrities and vendors together with their fans to trade stories, attend informative panels, buy autographs and fun merchandise and visit with old friends – and meet new like minded monsters. Nuke the Fridge will be present to report on the exciting news tied into the con in order to keep those unfortunate souls in the loop who have engagements elsewhere.

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Here is the exciting list of guests who will be on hand.

Amanda Bearse – (the original Fright Night, Married with Children)

Tobin Bell – (Saw)

Doug Bradley – (Pinhead from the Hellraiser series, Nightbreed)

Tim Capello – (The Lost Boys)

Peter Criss – (co-founder of the legendary rock band KISS)

Art Evans – (the original Fright Night, Die Hard)

Richard Fleischer – (voice of Roger Rabbit, Nightmare on Elm Street)

William Forsythe – (The Devil’s Rejects, Dick Tracy, Raising Arizona)

* Stephen Geoffreys – (the original Fright Night‘s Evil Ed in full make-up)

Naomi Grossman – (Pepper on American Horror Story)

* Sid Haig – (Captain Spaulding from House of 1000 Corpses/The Devil’s Rejects in full make-up)

* Gunnar Hansen – (Leatherface from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre in full make-up)

Bill Johnson – (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2)

Steve Johnson – (FX Master)

John Kassir – (voice of the Crypt Keeper on Tales from the Crypt)

Lynn Lowry – (The Crazies, Cat People)

Christine McCorkindale – (Shuna Sassi from Nightbreed)

Nivek Ogre – (from the band Skinny Puppy, Repo! The Genetic Opera)

Alan Oppenheimer – (voice of Skeletor from the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe animated series)

William Ragsdale – (Fright Night, Justified)

Steve Railsback – (The Devil’s Rejects, Lifeforce, Helter Skelter, Ed Gein)

John Russo – (Night of the Living Dead)

Chris Sarandon – (the voice of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Fright Night, Child’s Play, The Princess Bride)

Tom Savini – (FX Legend, From Dusk Till Dawn, Dawn of the Dead)

Jonathan Stark – (Fright Night, House II)

Danny Trejo – (From Dusk Till Dawn, Breakin’ Bad, Machete)

Alex Vincent – (Child’s Play)

Ace Von Johnson – (from Faster Pussycat, The Rocking Dead)

Adam West – (60s Batman television show, Family Guy)

Burt Ward – (60s Batman television show)

Dick Warlock – (Halloween II)

Wednesday 13 – (Murderdolls)

Vernon Wells – (The Road Warrior, Weird Science, Commando)

Mad Monster Party – Charlotte starts this Friday and will continue through Sunday at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel at 555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. The dealer room will be open on Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-5pm. For other events and information go to: http://madmonster.com/events/charlotte2015/index.php.

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