Just a quick reminder to those of you in the Toronto area that the Toronto ComiCON ’12/FanExpo will be happening this weekend (March 11-12, 2012) at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
Jason and I will be in attendance for both days, so make sure to look out for us. We may not have any free swag to offer, but I tell great penis jokes, and Jason is full of fantastic knowledge about indie publishing. (I believe we have about 20 or so bookmarks to give away, that classifies them as collectible – Jason) (I forgot about those. I also have postcards and some used Kleenex)
As for a schedule, you can visit the Toronto ComiCON page here, or check below for some of the darker fare available at this year’s show:
As is always the case wherever geeks and nerds congregate, the Rue Morgue crew will be on hand with a table full of goodies, and have hooked up some awesome guests for you to check out. Darren Bousman (Saw Series, The Devil’s Carnival) and Terrence Zdunich (Repo The Genetic Opera, The Molting) will be in attendance, and while we know the two aren’t exactly known for their work in literature, rest assured that these folks carry the torch for dark/horrific comics like E.A. Poe’s love for his lost Lenore.
Jason “Hobo With A Shotgun” Eisner will be there, making Meli very jealous of both Jason and I for the weekend. Imagine her sulking in her Ohio living space while Jason and I rub elbows with the creator of one of last year’s best films. Yep. You can bet she’s missing out on something great. (ed. I don’t even know if she’s seen this film… *sigh)
We’re also looking at appearances by Vincenzo Natali (Cube, Splice), Eddie McClintock (Warehouse 13), Frank Cho (Avengers Vs. X-Men), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy/Angel), Tia Carrere (Wayne’s World), Edward Furlong (Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, BloodRayne), and Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds).
For those of you looking forward to seeing Saul Rubinek, he’s cancelled his appearance. I know I was looking forward to asking him random questions about True Romance (1993).
On a musical aside, Toronto based Dark-Pop Electronic band, Squid Lid, will be in attendance as well.
Colum will be hitting the Guidestones panel and having a chat with lead actors Dan Fox and Supinder Wraich, as well as hopefully getting a chance to sit down with director Jay Ferguson for a chat about the Guidestones series and the mysterious monument that launched the whole thing. If you have a chance, go to guidestones.org and check out this killer interactive online thriller. You will not be disappointed.
There are entirely too many comic guests to name, but I’m sure we won’t run out of dark images to showcase on the site soon after the show. If you want to get the up to the minute action as Jason and I rampage through the event, make sure you follow us on twitter (@paperbackhorror – Colum, @JasonDarrick – Jason), and on Instagram (same as twitter). We’re both instant media junkies, so you can bet we’ll be taking pictures and acting ridiculous… er… professional all day long on Saturday and Sunday. (We’re going to try to hit up some panels, cause we are actually interested in what some of these folks have to say, and we think you will be too. – Jason)
Come on down to the Toronto ComiCON and party hard with Jason and I. (Seriously, we love the company and are very lax on restraining orders – Jason) You won’t be (too) sorry, See ya there!