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Friday’s Show Event Listing: 18 & Up R-Rated Variety Gore-Fest~ A True Blood-Y Feast For The Senses!

Saturday’s Show Event Listing: Crypticon Seattle Fashion Show & Costume Contest

Looks like a great show. Get tickets now!

Friday Night Event Performers & Designers:
This 18 & Up Variety Show is R-Rated and not to be missed! We will have Performance Artists, Killer Fashions, Naughty bits, Tasty Treats and Fancy Feasts. This event will surely leave you hungry for More Gore!  Headlining Performers include the stunning Gorelesque Troupe~The Gore Gore Girls! Also performing will be Noel Austin and his merry band of Pure Cirkus brand art and fashion!

See you there, if you Dare! Be sure to tell all your fiends!

HEADLINING PERFORMERS:

The Gore Gore Girls
Website: www.gorelesque.com

The Gore Gore Girls are Seattle’s one and only gorelesque performance troupe!  We specialize in horror, gore, and zombie based performances. Blood, brains, and rock n’ roll – We are your partners in GRIME!

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D.N.A Designs In Collaboration With “Pure Cirkus” Freaks

DESIGNERS for Friday Night:

D.N.A Designs
Website: http://www.noelaustin.com/

D.N.A. Designs is a new fast way to approach a world that demands true style. Born from the streets I grew up on, I was that dirty punk rock kid sitting on the street corner sewing on patches on my pants that I got at the hardcore show the night before. Beer, drugs, and fast snotty music is what gave me inspiration to fill my leather jacket full of studs. And as I grew up and changed my life I kept my style and my beliefs. People would ask where I got my clothes and I would say I made them. Next thing you know I started making designs for other people. Now I have some help from my friends and my business partner, Talbot Shoemaker, so here we are, if you don’t like what we are doing I say to you, “Fuck off.” As things grew and became the creature that it is today, this creature that brings you sex, violence, fear, and joy. It is more than fashion its a way of life, built from a world in fashion by the dinosaurs of today. We are here to change the world and make it ok to be a hot, sexy mess. So please take my hand, and fuck you, let’s rodeo.
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The Crypt
Website: http://www.cryptleather.com/seattle/

The Crypt: Sexy Stuff For Sexy People.
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Morph Clothing
Website: http://morph-clothing.com/

Morph Clothing is an online boutique of high-end streetwear currently based out of Toronto, Ontario. All of our current items are made and designed in Canada. Therefore, we only sell garments of the highest quality clothing for women and men.
The word Morph means to transform. It’s only fitting that Arlene decided to call her clothing line Morph because it applies to both her personal life and her design aesthetic: change + evolve.
Morph has been featured in Dazed and Confused, Redskin Mag, Gothic Beauty Magazine, Pulp Magazine, Skin Two Magazine, Goth Magazine and other print publications in featured Arlene as one of its up and coming new fashion designers. Morph is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Developed for the ever-changing urban environment and guided by underground subcultures, Arlene mixes styles with her own interpretation of these cultures to create her designs; she follows a natural process of evolution with her designs. Arlene is constantly searching for new, interesting ideas to inspire her and she finds that her spur-of-the-moment ideas are usually the most successful.
The entire collection retails from $75-$300 and is currently available at selected boutiques in Canada, and the United States. For wholesale information, please contact us at info@morph-clothing.com.
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Helene Hawthorne Fashions

Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/hhfashions

Local designer specializing in original costumes, hats, corset, accessories, jewelry and more. I’ll be in the vendor room all weekend selling my clothing.

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Evil Pawn Jewelry
Website: http://www.evilpawnjewelry.com/

Evil Pawn Jewelry by Faith Evangeline. A fusion of Antique, vintage, goth, bohemian, glamour, old costume, and Native American Jewelry. All done DARK! Home of the copyrighted Cameo Skull. Adorn Yourself in Metal.
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Cleo Wolfus Designs
Website: www.cleowolfus.etsy.com

“Accessories for adults playing dress-up.”

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Winter Fetish
Website: http://winterfetish.com
Since 1998 we’ve been creating fetish fashion and fantasies from high
quality materials. All of our products are designed and manufactured
right here in Seattle WA.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS for Friday’s 18&Up Event: DJ LIGHTRAY~Currently spinning 80s/Goth/Synthpop/Modern Dance every Tuesday night @ Neighbours Underground. Artist Jason Green
Email:
dursnap@gmail.com

DESIGNERS FOR SATURDAYS FASHION SHOW:

Fancy Terrible Clothing
Website: http://www.fancyterribleclothing.com
Email:fancy.terrible.clothing@gmail.com

“This wasn’t just plain terrible, this was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.” ~ Dorothy Parker
Goth Lolita Clothing Line based in Seattle, WA. Hats, jewelry, skirts, jackets, blouses, corsets, dresses, bloomers, burlesque-wear, tights, other accessories. Also the creator of FANG! The Cuppycake: Cupcake of DOOOOM! T-Shirts available here along with other products from House of High Maintenance. Find us on Facebook or Twitter!  (NOTE TO WEBMISTRESS-please add this linkhttp://fancyterrible.spreadshirt.com/fang-the-cuppycake-C49833 to the word “here” in the last sentence.

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Last Wear
Website: http://www.lastwear.com


Lastwear is a group of three designers. They design clothing for outlanders, steampunks reality hackers and temporal misfits. They are dedicated to providing the highest quality and most durable products on the market. They hope their designs will inspire people to see the world a little differently. You can find them online at lastwear.com or you can follow them on Facebook or Twitter.

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XIV Minutes
Website: http://www.xivminutes.com/

Johnathan  McMinn & Rachel Carnahan are the designers behind XIVminutes.  Both coming from creative backgrounds they decided to start this line while working on a charity runway show.  Johnathan & Rachel’s background focuses in abstract art, modeling, runway production, designing and the study of couture.

This will be XIVminutes last event in the area as we are relocating to LA in July.

Mekanikal Angel Chain Fallz™ and Metal Dreadz™

http://www.mekanikalangel.com/

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See information above about these designers.

Evil Pawn Jewelry
Cleo Wolfus Designs
Helene Hawthorne Fashions
Morph Clothing


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Robert Englund Skype In Friday Night Radio8Ball!

Robert Englund joins Radio8Ball at Crypticon 2010!!! The Radio8Ball on Elm Street Show scheduled for Crypticon 2010’s opening night gala just got much more exciting. The popular synchronicity show hosted by Nightmare on Elm Street 4’s ANDRAS JONES was already set to feature questions from fellow cast members HEATHER LANGENKAMP (NOES 1&3,) AMANDA WYSS (NOES 1,) BROOKE BUNDY (NOES 3&4,) and the music of RODNEY EASTMAN (NOES 3&4) but now the show has added the big kahuna of the Nightmare franchise….ROBERT ENGLUND!!!! The original and finest Freddy Krueger will be Skyping in to the show (projected live onto a screen onstage) to ask his question for The Pop Oracle. Previous Celebrity Skype-Ins to Radio8Ball have included John C. Reilly, Seth Green, Nina Hartley & Weird Al Yankovic and these segments always provide an intimate glimpse into the minds of these iconic personalities.

For those unfamiliar with Radio8Ball, it is a musical divination show created by Andras Jones where questions are answered by picking songs at random and interpreting them like musical tarot cards. The Nightmare cast members will be asking their own questions for what Jones calls “The Pop Oracle” and 3 randomly chosen audience members will get a chance to ask their own questions.

According to Andras Jones, “It’s nothing like you have ever experienced before. We’re going to blow Robert’s mind.”

Robert is going to blow your mind!  You have never seen Robert this way!  Learn what the future holds for your favorite Nightmare man!  Buy tickets now for this once in a lifetime show!!! Click here:  http://www.crypticonseattle.com/admissionshop

The Schedule

Here it is the latest schedule.   If you are a panelist feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. If you feel you have the chops to run or speak on one of the panels listed below please send your resume to emorgret @ gmail.com

This schedule will have new information, new links, and updates in many forms almost daily. Check back often!

thank you for checking out Crypticon!

Check out the short sweet version of the schedule in easy to print grid form: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

FRIDAY JUNE 18th

6:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading
Tim McDaniel
6:30 Jennifer Brozek

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 The Glamorous Grotesque
Join Party @ Display & Costume as they teach you how to unlock your inner dark beauty. They will transform one lucky attendee into an Undead Beauty.

Hoyt Room 2 Spaceship Terror
Learn about this exciting new horror/sci-fi film. Includes exclusive preview clips!
Harry Tchinskiand, Doug Hudson, Marcel Banks, Kristen Springer

Everett Ballroom 2 Dragon Demo Live Action Martial Arts

Everett Ballroom 3 Horror Magazines worth a Read or Submission
Industry veterans offer advice for the places to find or submit short horror stories.
Nick Mamatas, Cody Goodfellow, F. Paul Wilson, Jenna M. Pitman, Angel McCoy (M)

Everett Ballroom 4 Infection: A Live Event
Check in now and be a part of this amazing event from the beginning!
Someone is infecting convention-goers with a Zombie Plague! It’s your duty to figure out how and why. Will the movies be shown? Will the readers be able to share a story? Will the panelist be able to take questions?  If you fail the answer to all of these questions is no! The films will be left in their packages. The books will lay unopened. The microphones will be silent. You can make a difference!

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

7:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading
Jonathan Moon
7:30 Bruce Taylor

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Horror Screenwriting
Writing a good horror movie is a challenge. Learn to avoid the clichés and have a fun time getting your vision on paper
F. Paul Wilson, John Skipp, Jason Hawkins, K.L. Young (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Credit Crawl: Ten Brilliant Opening Credits Sequences
Nothing sets up a great movie like a kick ass title sequence. In this examination of some of the horror genres coolest, most terrifying title sequences and creepiest opening credits come to see some new stuff, old stuff, classic joints, and obscure nuggets. There will also be a dissection of what it takes to make a title sequence, when we take a closer look at the titles for indy horror flick PERKINS 14.
Heather Buckley, Chris Alexander, Sean “The Butcher” Smithson (M)

Everett Ballroom 2 Opening Night Ceremonies Chuck deClown and the Gore Gore Girls followed by Radio8Ball with Robert Englund via Skype and Nightmare on Elm Street alumni

Everett Ballroom 3 Zombie Make-up Tips
Everyone loves being a zombie and walking around freaking people out but, man!  The make-up just does not seem to come together sometimes! It will after this panel.
Eric Pope, Jana Hutchison, Sara James

Everett Ballroom 4 Infection: A Live Event
Continued from 6:00

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

8:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading                                                                                                                                                                                          James C Leonard                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8:30 Scott Glancy

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Music and Mayhem
The soundtrack can help set the mood for an entire scene.  With its help you can instill a sense of terror, humor, confusion or just about any other emotion within your audience. In this presentation you will see some classic horror scenes to illustrate in detail how a few scant notes can change everything.
Mars Homeworld, Sean “The Butcher” Smithson, Chris Alexander

Hoyt Room 2 Slime City Massacre Screening

After the movie stay for a Q&A with:
Robert “Craig” Sabin, Mars Homeworld

Everett Ballroom 1 Part 1: Let’s Make a Movie: Plan It!
In part 1, we go over the plan, figure out the gear, work up a story, write the script,
plan the shoot, and pretty much anything else we can think of. That’s right, from soup to nuts, we’re going to make an entire movie here at Crypticon. This is your chance to be a part of the annual fun and learn how to make a movie on a budget so tiny calling it “shoestring” would be an insult to shoestrings. The key to making a movie, of course, is good planning!
Edward Martin III, Ryan Johnson

Everett Ballroom 2 Radio8Ball
Continued from 7:00 pm

Everett Ballroom 3 Creators Edge Press
Creator’s Edge Press was born in the back of the Comic Evolution comic shop in Puyallup, WA.  It was found by a mix of eight artists, writers, and dreamers. Together they saw a lack of outlets for independent comics and they are here to fill that void with fresh voices.  Come and learn what these up-and-comers have to offer.

Oaks Room Drinks

9:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
John Skipp and Cody Goodfellow

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Publishing and Editing
How to get started as a successful writer, publisher, or editor in the horror genre
Rose O’Keefe, Nick Mamatas, James R Beach

Hoyt Room 2 Slime City Massacre Screening

After the movie stay for a Q&A with:
Robert “Craig” Sabin, Mars Homeworld

Everett Ballroom 1 Make Your Own Movie: Write It!
Continued from 8:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Radio8Ball
Continued from 7:00
Followed by Friday Night Dance

Everett Ballroom 3 Creators Edge Press
Continued from 8:00

Oaks Room Shocktails! VIP Party
VIP members and Crypticon guests rub shoulders, share eats and drinks, and schmooze in the elaborate elegance of an undead ball.
VIP MEMBERS ONLY

10:00 PM
Rucker Room 1CLOSED

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1&2 Taken Screening
writer/director Richard Valentine

Everett Ballroom 1 CLOSED

Everett Ballroom 2 Friday Night Dance

Everett Ballroom 3 ADULTS ONLY: Crazy Fetishes in the Media
Miss Sirriamnis

Everett Ballroom 4 Infection: A Live Event

Oaks Room Shocktails! VIP Party
Continued from 9:00

11:00 PM
Rucker Room 1CLOSED

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1&2 Late Night Movies
“Long Pigs,” “Drive-In Horrorshow,” “Darkest Hour” – a Northwest production

Everett Ballroom 1 ADULTS ONLY: Fetish Fashion Show feat. Gore Gore Girls Burlesque
Local designers show off their sultry, sexy looks and performers titillate your senses! 18+

Everett Ballroom 2 Friday Night Dance

Everett Ballroom 3 Nastiest Horror Films Ever
Extreme?! you think you have seen extreme? Come to this panel to find what you have been missing.
Lorelei Shannon, Thom Carnell

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

SATURDAY JUNE 19th
11:00 AM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Wily Writers

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Costume Contest Pre-Meeting
An absolute must if you are looking to participate in this year’s costume contest.  Specifics are outlined, questions are asked, and decisions are made.  Do not miss it!

Hoyt Room 2 Part 2: Let’s Make a Movie: Shoot It!
You were there for Part 1, right, where we figured out what we needed and planned this movie all out? Quick! Time travel! In part 2, we shoot like mad weasels, because there’s not much time and if we’re going to make a movie at light speed, then we have to move at the speed of light!  So, don’t be late, or you’ll just see red-shifted versions of us. The key to making a movie, of course, is to get the footage in the can!  Or, “box”, actually, because we’re shooting video. But you know what we mean.
Edward Martin III, Ryan Johnson

Everett Ballroom 1 Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man
Jason V. Brock, William F. Nolan

Everett Ballroom 2 The All New Brutally Evil Satan Show (not the same show as last year)
Carlton Mellick III

Everett Ballroom 3 F. Paul Wilson Interview
K.L. Young

Everett Ballroom 4 Infection: A Live Event
Check in for day 2 of the outbreak.

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

12:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
John Pitts
12:30 Angel McCoy

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Fashion Show Pre-Meeting
Designers and others involved in tonight’s festivities learn what they need to learn to make the event run smoothly.

Hoyt Room 2 Let’s Make a Movie: Shoot It!
Continued from 11:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man
Continued from 11:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Dragon Demo Live Martial Arts

Everett Ballroom 3 The Future of Fangoria: New Editor-in-Chief Chris Alexander Speaks
Eric Morgret

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

1:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading
Lorelei Shannon
1:30 Rosemary Jones

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Book Signing: The Bleeding Edge
William F. Nolan, Cody Goodfellow, S.T. Joshi, Jason V. Brock

Hoyt Room 2 GOIN TO CAMP
Join Sleepaway Camp star Felissa Rose for a live audio commentary as she answers questions and pays tribute to the classic slasher film. Joining her on commentary are Shannon Flowers from Seattle Geekly as well as Celene Ramadan and Steve Lange of The Beta Society. A one-of-a-kind presentation not to be missed by any Sleepaway Camp fan. Commentary will be followed by a Q&A session.
Felissa Rose, The Beta Society, Seattle Geekly

Everett Ballroom 1 Special F. Paul Wilson Secret Screening!
“Keep” it safe, “Keep” it a secret!  A certain film based on one of F. Paul Wilson’s novel will be shown in a one-of-a-kind way!

Everett Ballroom 2 Bizarro Hour
One of the highlights of last year’s show returns!  Now with higher ceilings!  Sure to be an experience you will never forget!

Everett Ballroom 3 Ernie Hudson Interview
Jen Seaman

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

2:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Nick Mamatas
2:30 William F. Nolan

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Scary Monsters from Home!
Make your own scary make-up from items around the house.
Matt Cail

Hoyt Room 2 GOIN TO CAMP
Continued from 1:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Special F. Paul Wilson Secret Screening
Continued from 1:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Live Music from Dragon

Everett Ballroom 3 Doug Jones and Camden Toy Interview
Jay Tilley

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

3:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading
SatyrPhil Brucato
3:30 Cody Goodfellow

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 The History of Horror Movies
From Universal to remakes.
Chris Alexander, Sean “The Butcher” Smithson, Jenna M. Pitman (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Planet of Terror Presents!
Two films: Alice Jacobs is Dead: Set to the backdrop of a worldwide zombie threat, the film focuses on a doctor who’s keeping a secret in his personal life at home. A unique zombie short film that focuses on the love between two people, the lengths one will go to in achieving an end, Alice Jacobs is Dead is touching, horrifying, and ultimately heartbreaking.

Summer School: Charles is a horror fanatic who’s spent way too much time watching films and reviewing them for his blog. Due to a lack of sleep, he can’t stay awake during his summer school classes. Everytime he dozes off and wakes up, he finds himself in a new horror-themed scenario of which he’s the main victim. Will he really wake up and make it out of school alive?

Everett Ballroom 1 The Book of Zombie Screening

Everett Ballroom 2 Pure Cirkus Live Performance

Everett Ballroom 3 Margot Kidder Interview
Jen Seaman
Everett Ballroom 4 Infection: A Live Event

Oaks Room Drinks and snacks

4:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Reading
Mark Henry
4:30 Alma Alexander

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Local Success Story: Zombies of Mass Destruction
Cast and crew discusses the phenomenon.
Jenna M. Pitman

Hoyt Room 2 Planet of Terror Presents!
Continued from 3:00

Everett Ballroom 1 The Book of Zombie Screening
Continued from 3:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Pure Cirkus Live Performance
Continued from 3:00

Everett Ballroom 3 Northwest Filmmakers

Edward Martin III, Richard Valentine, Harry Tchinski, Antony De Gennaro, Ben Andrews, Eric Morgret(M)

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

5:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Undead Nation Writing Contest Live Finale
Two pre-selected up-and-coming northwest writers present a short story to the judges and a live audience. The winner’s story will be published in the forthcoming Undead Nation anthology and receive a host of gifts.
Rose O’Keefe, F. Paul Wilson, Naick Mamatas, Chris Alexander, Jenna M. Pitman

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 ARRGH! Brains!
Why do we love zombies so much? How have they managed to overrun the horror community for so many years?  What is the future of zombies?
Eric Pope, Mark Henry, Mark Rahner, S.G. Browne, Derek Koch (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Beta Society Presents! Junkbucket 2
Watch the first Junkbucket followed by the trailer for Junkbucket 2!

Everett Ballroom 1 Nightmare on Elm Street Documentaries
Two filmmakers discuss their documentaries on this cultural juggernaut.
Thommy Hutson, Heather Langenkamp, Sean “The Butcher” Smithson (M)

Everett Ballroom 2 CLOSED

Everett Ballroom 3 Northwest Filmmakers
Continued from 4:00

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

6:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Jenna M. Pitman
6:30 Nathan Crowder

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 How do the Books go to the Movies?!
You really want your author to get that break so you can see their work on the big screen and they can start making the big bucks.  But how is that done and why don’t more of them do it?  And once the process starts how come so many movies are so DIFFERENT than the book that made them possible? That’s what we are here to explain.  Directors and authors explain the process of getting words from paper to screen; the excitement, the honor, the frustration and the joy.
John Skipp, William F. Nolan, F. Paul Wilson S.G. Browne (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Beta Society Presents Junkbucket 2
Continued from 5:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Best of Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival 2009
Great horror shorts: The Urge, Auburn Hills Breakdown, The Kirkie, Thirsty, Death in Charge and more

Everett Ballroom 2 CLOSED

Everett Ballroom 3 All Tomorrow’s Tentacles: The Future Of Cthulhu
Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos barely kept him in navy beans, but has grown to become the greatest cult phenomenon nobody else has heard of. But is the latest resurgence of the Cthulhu canon a sign that the stars are right at last, or just that we’re fresh out of new ideas? What sinister influence compels artists and authors to this bleak, mind-blasting stew of pulp existentialism, and what terrors can Rl’yeh and Cthulhu still hold for audiences trapped in a world besieged by oil-rig apocalypses and tentacle-porn?
S.T. Joshi, Nick Mamatas, Cody Goodfellow, K.L. Young (M)

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

7:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Chris Alexander
7:30 Michael Montoure

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Zombie Films You Might Not Have Seen
Mail Order Zombies escorts you through the world of lower-budget and more-obscure zombie filmature
Derek Koch

Hoyt Room 2 Audio Dramas
When hell is full, the dead will walk the audio waves!  The newest media frontier for horror and sci-fi is also one of the oldest!  Audio dramas are on the rise (like the walking reanimated corpse of old time radio) and show no signs of stopping.  Come and “see” why this is such a popular and vibrant storytelling option for the iPod generation and beyond.

Chris Martens, Julie Hoverson (M)

Everett Ballroom 1 Best of MIFFF 2009
Continued from 6:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Costume Contest and Fashion Show
See contestants strut their stuff and local designers flaunt their wares.

Everett Ballroom 3 Skewed and Reviewed and in the News!
Come take a look at the genre films due in the next three years. From films just now going into production or in the process of being planned to the latest news on this summers blockbusters! Come for the information, stay for the Q&A session and exclusive post-panel swagline.
Gareth von Kallenbach

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

8:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Dark Discoveries

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 The Funniest, Sickest, Most Gruesome Flash Fiction Written Tonight!
Come watch our funniest writers read stories of 1,000 words or less that they wrote today during the con.  The funniest and most uncomfortable story wins, YOU get to decide what that is!

Hoyt Room 2 Fan Podcasting
Jeff Dean, Willy Greer, Derek Koch, Shannon & Matt

Everett Ballroom 1 Zombie Walk
Led by Mr. Goth Seattle and King of Zombies, Eric Pope!

Everett Ballroom 2 Costume Contest and Fashion Show
Continued from 7:00

Everett Ballroom 3 Skewed and Reviewed and in the News!
Continued from 7:00

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

9:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Cameron C Pierce
9:30 S.G. Browne

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1&2 13 Atrocities: The Return of Films Every Horror Fan Needs to See
It’s baaaaack. You’ll be scurrying to Scarecrow video after this presentation. Sadistic maniacs. Psychotic femme fatales. Cannibals. Satanic cults. Urban lycanthropes. Alien invaders. Ancient evils. Giant insects. All that and more is represented here folks! This year will be a  couple of very special surprises thrown in to thrill and chill you.
Chris Alexander, Sean “The Butcher” Smithson (M)

Everett Ballroom 1 Zombie Walk
Continued from 8:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Stocker Farms Field of Screams Saturday Night Dance Party
Stocker Farms Field of Screams and DJ Mix Master Beck are going to deck out this year’s Crypticon Party with creepy ambiance and devious music all nigh, 9-til  we drop!

Everett Ballroom 3 Writers Iron Hack!
John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Cameron Pierce, and Jeremy Robert Johnson, Eric Morgret (M)

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

10:00 PM
Rucker Room 1CLOSED

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1&2 13 ATROCITIES: The Return of Films Every Horror Fan Needs to See
Continued from 9:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Center Ring Cinema
Our own vile spokesperson talks movies!
Chuck deClown

Everett Ballroom 2 Stocker Farms Field of Screams Saturday Night Dance Party
Continued from 9:00

Everett Ballroom 3 Guerilla Panel

Everett Ballroom 4 CLOSED

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

11:00 PM
Hoyt Room 1&2 Late Night Movies
“Someone is Knocking at the Door” is a premiere. See it at Crypticon first it is ADULTS ONLY! “The Hills Run Red” (R rated)

SUNDAY JUNE 20th
10:00 AM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Jason V. Brock
10:30 Timothy Long

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Guerrilla Panel

Hoyt Room 2 Proud to be a Horror Fan and How to Draw Others out of the Closet
For decades horror has been considered a ghetto genre by “real” filmmakers and literary fiction.  But those of us who love it know that there is more to it than just girls screaming and lots of blood.  The fact of the matter is that many people, even “normal folks,” have a soft spot for a horror film or two.  So how can you prove to friends and family who claim to “not like scary movies” that the genre is just as serious as the last Oscar winning movie?
Lorelei Shannon, Thom Carnell, Jenna M. Pitman, Eric Morgret (M)

Everett Ballroom 1 The Best of the Tri-Cities Fan Film Festival

Everett Ballroom 2 Horror Trivia Contest  featuring Seattle Geekly

Everett Ballroom 3 NW Haunters Crypticon Panel

The frightful and gloomy NW is filled with many dark attractions, aka haunted houses, that light up in October. Members from Black Lake Insane Asylum, Dark Hollow Haunted Forest, Haunted Nightmare, and Stocker Farms Field of Screams will share what’s coming to the Puget Sound this season. Learn, listen, and lounge at this informative open discussion about local indoor and outdoor haunted attractions!

Everett Ballroom 4 Infected: A Live Event
Day 3, where are we now?

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

11:00 AM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Timothy W. Long and Jonathan Moon

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Forgotten Slasher Films
Are you a fan of films featuring deranged, mask wearing lunatics slicing and dicing nubile young co-eds? Come learn about some slasher films that DON’T have killers named Jason, Michael or Freddy! Long, lost films from a time when VHS ruled the land!
Jeff Dean, Willy Greer

Hoyt Room 2 Part 3: Let’s Make a Movie: Edit It!
Let’s make a movie! You were there for Part 2, right, where we shot video like crazy? Quick! Time travel! In part 3, we show you a little about editing, how we put all that crazy footage down and make it into a movie that makes some kind of sense. Actually, we hope it makes some
kind of sense. We never really know. If you bought a computer within the past two years, chances are excellent that you have more digital video editing power at your fingertips than has ever been subject to the hands of Ordinary People. Learn about using this power for Good.
Or Evil. We don’t care, because we only use it for Fun. The key to making a movie, of course, is editing.
Edward Martin III, Ryan Johnson

Everett Ballroom 1 The Best of the Tri-Cities Fan Film Festival
Continued from 10:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Kane Hodder Interview
Steve Lange

Everett Ballroom 3 Dragon Demo Live Action Martial Arts

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

12:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Jeremy Robert Johnson
12:30 John Skipp

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Horror Games you Didn’t Know you Wanted to Play
We’ve all heard of Dungeons and Dragons (geeks!) and are tired of Clue and Risk.  But did you know that even with the tv and computer turned off that there are horror options to play?
Scott Glancy, Mickie Shulz, Eric Pope, Aron Tarbuck (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Make your own movie: Edit It!
Continued from 11:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Special F. Paul Wilson Secret Screening PART TWO!

Everett Ballroom 2 Nightmare on Elm Street
The stars of the films talk shop.

Everett Ballroom 3 Remaking Romero
How has the master of zombies influenced the undead hoards in today’s media?

Chris Martens, Eric Pope, Mark Henry, Mark Rahner, S.G. Browne, Derek Koch (M)

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

1:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Reading
Erik Scott de Bei
1:30 Alan Gandy

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Up from the Depths! 30 Stories Tall!
Godzilla! Godzilla! GODZILLA!!!
Come listen to a panel of experts talk about, you guessed it, Godzilla and all his pals!
Jeff Burk, Aron Tarbuck, Nick Gucker, Kyle Yount, K.L. Young (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Son of Terror Screening
Local Northwest film with cast and crew Q&A

Everett Ballroom 1 Mail Order Zombie Movies!
One of the most knowledgeable people in the genre introduces a new zombie movie:  “George’s Intervention”
Derek M. Koch

Everett Ballroom 2 Crypticon Make-up Contest Finale and Closing Ceremonies
Make up contest winner announced, Crypt-i-con Award presented and a charity auction.

Everett Ballroom 3 The Survival Game
You’ve all played it.  You’re watching the screen and you just know that the main characters are doing something stupid.
Well… aren’t they?
What does it take to really survive a zombie apocalypse, or a crazed, knife weidling maniac, your haunted house, or an insidious parasite that seems to be taking over your town?

John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Nick Mamatas, S.G. Browne, Jenna M. Pitman (M)

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

2:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Guerrilla Panels

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Seattle Geekly Podcast
Our very own Seattle Geekly records a live podcast from Crypticon!

Hoyt Room 2 Son of Terror Screening
Continued from 1:00

Everett Ballroom 1 Mail Order Zombie Movies!
Continued from 1:00

Everett Ballroom 2 Closing Ceremonies
Continued from 1:00

Everett Ballroom 3 Internet Piracy and Peer to Peer Filesharing
Jeff Burk, Carlton Mellick III, Jennifer Brozek, Nick Mamatas, John Skipp

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

3:00 PM
Rucker Room 1 Guerrilla Panels

Rucker Room 2 Art Show

Hoyt Room 1 Start Your Kids Right; Start Them on Horror
You want to introduce your children to horror but let’s face it, this isn’t the most “family friendly” genre in the world.  So what is out there?  What movies and books are appropriate for growing minds?  Is there anything actually made for children that isn’t corny or overtly silly?  Are the days of Mary Downing Hahn and R.L. Stein done for?  What happened to shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark and Aaahh!!! Real Monsters?  And how much damage do YOU think the next Saw film or Feast II will do to a youngster?
Thom Carnell, Cody Goodfellow, Jason V. Brock, Lorelei Shannon (M)

Hoyt Room 2 Mail Order Zombie Podcast
Mail Order Zombie records a live podcast at Crypticon!

Everett Ballroom 1 Women of Horror
Over the years women have had a profound influence over the horror genre and yet when we think of “horror greats” hardly any female names come to mind.  Let’s talk about why that is, who has done some amazing work, who to watch next, and what should be done about gender stereotypes in the genre.
Jenna M. Pitman,Jennifer Brozek, Heather Buckley, Angel McCoy (M)

Everett Ballroom 2 Dragon Demo Live Action Martial Arts

Everett Ballroom 3&4 Infection: A Live Event Finale
Come to see how it all played out!

Oaks Room Drinks and Snacks

4:00 PM
Rucker Room 1Guerrilla Panels

Rucker Room 2 Art Show CLOSED

Hoyt Room 1 Gravestone Pictures Final Word Casting

Hoyt Room 2 Guerrilla Panels

Everett Ballroom 1 Guerrilla Panels

Everett Ballroom 2 Guerrilla Panels

Everett Ballroom 3 What Would You Like from Crypticon in 2011?
What did you like this year?  What would you like to see us do differently?  Is there something you just keep hoping we’ll include and we keep overlooking it?  Come give us input to make next year even better!  (Please keep comments polite and respectful, constructive criticism only)

The Infection Has Begun!!

This video of unsuspecting tourists was uncovered by local zombie hunters. This was fortunately an isolated incident. This group of infected was seen wandering the streets of Seattle.  The zombie hunters trapped them in the Egyptian Theater.  The hunters were able to dispatch them quickly, it was a little messy, but safety was restored.

We need your help to stop the spread.  evidence has surfaced that the people responsable for the infection will be at Crypticon 2010. Sign up now Seattle and the world need your help!

Sign up to stop the Infection:
Please, send your name and other zombie hunters you would like on your team (limit 5 players per team) to crypticonseattle@gmail.com

Robert Englund joins Radio8Ball at Crypticon 2010!!!

 

The Radio8Ball on Elm Street Show scheduled for Crypticon 2010’s opening night gala just got much more exciting. The popular synchronicity show hosted by Nightmare on Elm Street 4’s ANDRAS JONES was already set to feature questions from fellow cast members HEATHER LANGENKAMP (NOES 1&3,) AMANDA WYSS (NOES 1,) BROOKE BUNDY (NOES 3&4,) and the music of RODNEY EASTMAN (NOES 3&4) but now the show has added the big kahuna of the Nightmare franchise….ROBERT ENGLUND!!!! The original and finest Freddy Krueger will be Skyping in to the show (projected live onto a screen onstage) to ask his question for The Pop Oracle. Previous Celebrity Skype-Ins to Radio8Ball have included John C. Reilly, Seth Green, Nina Hartley & Weird Al Yankovic and these segments always provide an intimate glimpse into the minds of these iconic personalities.

For those unfamiliar with Radio8Ball, it is a musical divination show created by Andras Jones where questions are answered by picking songs at random and interpreting them like musical tarot cards. The Nightmare cast members will be asking their own questions for what Jones calls “The Pop Oracle” and 3 randomly chosen audience members will get a chance to ask their own questions.

According to Andras Jones, “It’s nothing like you have ever experienced before. We’re going to blow Robert’s mind.”

Devin Watson Author of “Horror Screenwriter: The Nature of Fear”

The State of the Art of Horror

by Devin Watson

 Summer has arrived. Warm air, vacations, mowing the lawns. For some of us that’s just fine. Not for me. Summer has always meant the time when I sit back and enjoy some good movies with my friends. And of course write, write, write.

 Hollywood is in horror remake mode, and while some of us might be satisfied with the results I’m betting that more than a few of you aren’t, as am I. Some of us want more, new, and dare I say it, different. And even the gloss of Hollywood can’t deliver that.

 In my opinion horror wasn’t meant to be given a glossy sheen. It’s supposed to be ugly and brutal, bloody, scary, and dangerous. We want to be scared, to have the oogies, jump in our seats when the unexpected happens. Hell, even laugh some and maybe even think about things that are on the edge of our own imaginations. Where else can we get those kinds of intangible things delivered to us in a single package, aside from spending a weekend with the in-laws?

 Right now if you want to know the true state of horror you’ll have to dig under the glossy skin of Hollywood and look at its true guts: the independents. Independents come to these festivals not only to be seen but to be enjoyed. And that’s just what we do. We enjoy them. Crypticon is one of those places where you can find people of like mind that celebrate horror in all of its forms, from the visual to the written word.

 Horror fans can be more than fans. Of every genre out there, I can think of no other that is more fun and easily accessible for the aspiring writer or filmmaker. If you are a fan, you’re also halfway there to being one that picks up the torch and carries it further should you feel like it.

 Don’t like what you see on the screen and think you can do better? Then get out there and do it. This isn’t an angry ultimatum, by no means. In this day and age, there simply is no excuse to get out there and make your own and show it to the world. Even if it’s a five minute short with rough editing and bad sound, do it anyway. It’s a start. Just like playing the piano or riding a bike, you only get better with practice.

 It takes strong tenacity and an unwillingness to quit, but it can happen. It wasn’t so long ago that I was just another face in the crowd of horror fans. Then I crossed the line into writing horror, then filming it. It’s a thin line that’s easy to cross, but it takes courage. It’s courage I’m sure more than a few of you out there have.

 Above all, have fun and embrace the weirdness that is horror

You can get Devin’s book from Michael Wiese Productions right here! 

SIFF and good Midnight Adrenaline Movies!

Crypticon spotted something good on the SIFF site about the Midnight Adrenaline series.  Our good buddies over at MIFFF are helping to sponsor those crazy midnight movies!  Check out the write up below. This year includes some must see movies!  

 

MIFFF is pleased to announce that it’s an official sponsor of SIFF’s Midnight Adrenaline film track. Midnight Adrenaline returns to SIFF with an overdose of highly addictive, unpredictable, and suspense-inducing features for the cult film junkie. SIFF showcases an onslaught of classic genre film including a zombie apocalypse, slasher backwoods hillbillies (sort of), medieval fantasy games, and unusually enhanced geishas.

Cult-classic grindhouse film reaches a whole new level with Israel Lunaʼs controversial transportation film, Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives.

 Zombie mayhem ensues with a live ZomBcon event at Boom Noodle before the screening of George A. Romeroʼs Survival of the Dead, the sixth zombie film by the godfather of undead cinema.

 From Hong Kong, director Pang Ho-Cheung unleashes a gory tale of lifestyle fetishization and a desperate, bloody path toward obtaining oneʼs own Dream Home.

 In the kitschy RoboGeisha, Japan presents a twisted take on sibling rivalry as two cybernetic-enhanced geishas combat to win the local steel baronʼs heart.

 Amer is a dreamy pastiche tour-de-force of 1970s Italian giallo horror movies that plays out a delirious, enigmatic death-dance of fear and desire.  

 When their legion is ambushed in Northern Britain, a small platoon of surviving Roman soldiers must evade a revenge-hungry band of barbarian warriors through harsh terrain in an attempt to rescue their general and return to the safety of the Roman frontier in Centurion.

 Splice is a 21st century creature feature, two young scientists willfully ignore society’s ethical boundaries, and achieve fame by splicing the DNA of different animals into the human genome to create a new species. However, their creation rapidly develops into a beautiful, yet deadly, winged chimera.

 The Wild Hunt explores when a medieval live action role playing game can go seriously off track.

 Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil tells the story of how two hillbilly’s have found their perfect “fixer-upper” cabin, but remodeling is never easy, particularly when a group of college co-eds on spring break start killing themselves all over your property.

 See all the trailers here: http://www.siff.net/festival/film/programdetail.aspx?FID=166&PID=348

MIFFF will be giving tickets away through local podcasts and other events.  Watch for them.