In our final episode in our Convention Trilogy, where we’ve covered the fans and the dealers, but now take a step back even further to the ones that put on the show in the first place, the promoters. These are the people that rent the hotels and convention centers, get the guests, round the vendors, do the advertising, promotions, all in the hopes that fans show up and have a good time. When things go wrong, they take the heat for it, but seldom get the credit when things go right. To get insight into that side of the conventions, we’ve invited Nathan Hanneman, editor in chief of HorrorHound Magazine and the main man behind the Horrorhound Weekend conventions.
We’ve already discussed conventions from a fan’s perspective, so now we’re going to go to the other side of the table and discuss what goes into becoming a dealer, what that means, what it costs, and all the other fun stuff that comes with the territory, that maybe most fans might not be aware of!
Hopefully you’ll find this episode insightful, informative, and even entertaining as you hear stories about what it takes to being a dealer. With two of your three hosts being dealers for over two decades, we’ve seen a lot and hopefully can shed some light on all the pros and cons of being on that side of the table at conventions.
You can always let us know your thoughts about conventions, dealers, or just being a fan by posting comments here, or through our Facebook page or Instagram.
Horror movie conventions are one of the best places to be at if you are a die-hard fan. There’s plenty to see, buy, and people to meet, both new and old friends, as well as celebrities. Horror conventions were a very important part of a lot of us horror fans “growing up” as we learned more and more about the genre, building our collections, or just meeting new people that have become lifelong friends, or even a wife!
This is our first part in a series of episodes on conventions, so we’re going to start out at the beginning for us, such as how they all started for us, and which ones did we go to, to the current shows that we still attend.
These are the different conventions that we mention during this episode:
Chiller Theatre, Cinema Wasteland, Cinevent, Crypticon, Famous Monsters, Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors, Fanex, Flashback Weekend, HorrorHound Weekend, Mid-Summer Scream, Monster Bash, Monsterpalooza, 25th Anniversary Night of the Living Dead Convention, Scarefest, Texas Frightmare