Horrorhound Columbus 2012

Unfortunately, I’m not able to get out much to conventions as I’d like (blame the lack of vacation days at my day job), but when the opportunity strikes to not only leave town and road trip to somewhere I’ve never been to for a con, but see my friends who I only get to hang out with two, maybe three, times a year, I’m jumping at the chance.

I’ll admit I’ve only been to a couple of cons.  In previous years I’ve only been able to make it to Indianapolis for Mo*Con (which I’m pissed that I’m missing this year), and last year I was fortunate enough to be an author guest at Horrorfind Weekend in Gettysburg, but I’ve yet to make it to Horrorhound.

Myself and three of my best friends from Pennsylvania drove out to Columbus, Ohio to spend the weekend catching up, having fun, and over-the-phone fighting with a pizza guy who decided to deliver our food to a hotel on the other side of town.  I’ve never been the big picture taker, but here are the few I did manage to snap off:

The room before the rest of the group arrive.

Susan and Michele tasting the local flavor from my hometown.

The “Day of the Dead” cast reunion panel.

The “Creepshow” ashtray.  (Watch the movie and try to spot it in every separate story.)

The lovely and super cool Lori Cardille.  (Sarah from “Day of the Dead”)

And, of course, the highlight of the weekend: the legendary Pam Grier.

I had a great time at the Columbus Horrorhound, and I plan on trying to attend at least one of the days of Horrorhound Indianapolis in September.