Wouldn't it be nice if we could meet our favorite actors/actresses/singers? If you love film and television, I think its nice have the chance to say "thank you" to the artists you have admired or enjoyed on the screen.
This past weekend I went to the Chiller Theatre Convention. I have been to horror conventions before, I know-Bunny going to horror conventions? But hey, I love film and I love socializing so why not? Conventions are not for everyone. I have never been to a Comic Con or a Star Trek Convention, those make me a tad bit nervous because they seem so intense.
The Chiller Theatre Convention happens in New Jersey and basically film and television stars-past and present, as well as, musicians, singers, wrestlers etc attend to be able to greet their fans and interact with them. In this type of convention you can actually chat with them and I think that is just so neat!
My main goal was to meet Patty Duke. I have been a fan of hers since I was about eleven having grown up on 50's and 60's television shows (as well as the usual 70's and 80's of course). I got a chance to tell her how much I admire her strength and bravery as she has battled mental illness throughout her lifetime. What a moment for me. Ms. Duke and her husband are true gems.
I also met Rico Browning who was The Creature from the Black Lagoon and the last living Universal monster. As well as Jay North and Jeannie Russell from Dennis the Menace-another show I grew up watching. Meeting them was just out of this world!
I also met Jeffrey Combs, Barry Bostwick, David Warner, Larry Wilcox, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith who were all so kind, sweet, and were such gentlemen. They each complimented me on my vintage look and that just made my day even brighter to say the least. We met a few other amazing people-what a enjoyable event! Even my family starting getting into it-all nine of us(the five of us plus my brother's family)!!
I posted all the photos I took of the event and you can look at them on my Facebook page. I am so glad I brought the kiddies-they enjoyed themselves as much as we did and we hope to go again in the fall!
If you ever get a chance to meet your favorite artists or to speak to them, I highly recommend doing so. It is a little nerve-racking at first but they are people too!
Dress: 1940's from MidnightMart
Accessories: MO Antique Mall
Hair Flowers: Claire's Accessories