Monster-Mania Con 25
I was supposed to attend Monster-Mania Con 25, Philadelphia’s semi-annual horror film & memorabilia convention, on Saturday, August 17th. However, my plans changed and I went down on Friday night, a very wise decision. I was able to obtain the autographs and photos of everyone that I needed, and left not having to come back for a bit on Saturday morning like I thought I would. The event was held down at the Cherry Hill Crowne Plaza.
As soon as I arrived, I ran into my friends Gordon & Kharry. They told me there were hardly any lines and that Christopher Lloyd was charging $60 for an autograph and not posing for photos at his table. Since I already had a signed 8×10 from Christopher, I went over to the Photo Ops table and purchased a ticket for a professional photo with him. I then headed back into the Main Room where I got Bruce Davison & Claire Coffee.
I then went upstairs for my photo op with Christopher Lloyd.
I stayed upstairs and went to the private room where Carrie Fisher was signing autographs. I had her sign an 8×10 Star Wars cast picture that Peter Mayhew had signed back in November. We chatted a bit about her mother, Debbie Reynolds, and her dog, Gary, who was curled up at her feet. Since Carrie wasn’t posing for photos either, I went downstairs and purchased a photo op ticket for her. Prior to lining up for Carrie’s photo op, I went back to the Main Room and met Terry Kiser.
Now it was time for the photo op with Carrie. I’m not a fan of simple photo ops, so when Carrie began doing seductive poses with the men, to say I was overjoyed is an understatement.
I once again retreated downstairs where I met Malcolm McDowell.
Since I had some money leftover, I went into the Vendors’ Room and bought an 11×17 Jaws poster. I brought this over to my little buddy, Dick Warlock, the legendary Hollywood stuntman who doubled for Richard Dreyfuss in the film. I spent between 25 minutes to a half hour hanging out with Dick and his wife Kat. We talked about everything from Jaws to Halloween II to Jamie Lee Curtis to Dick’s son Billy to Dawn Wells to driving and to Dick’s new car & cellphone.