Report by Kris Manfredini:
Comic Con has taken over this weekend! Driving down River Road you’ll feel the traffic but you’ll also see lots and lots of people dressed up! You’ll see Batman and Superman walking down the streets together. Tons of Dr. Whos and many, many others! But Freddy Kruger, Sam, and Michael Myers even wanted to join in on the fun! Jason was also there.
So this weekend, just like every other weekend, comics and horror comes together. “Incredible Hulk’s” Lou Ferringo was there as was “The Walking Dead’s” Norman Reedus. Up and coming (and beautiful) star Sara Underwood was there and was right next to the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson. I got the honor of talking with Elvira and she wanted me to let you all know that to help with your preparations for Halloween, she has a vinyl coming out on Oct. 7th. Released on Third Man Records on a 7 inch Purple Vinyl record, Elvira will be singing two songs written by Fred Schneider of B-52’s fame, on the A-side titled, (appropriately?) “My Two Big Pumpkins” and on the B Side, “13 Nights of Halloween.” I’ll be looking forward to hearing those this Halloween.
The vendors were top notch as well. From comic books, to rare collectibles to lots and lots of art work.
But the highlight for me, as with all shows like this, are the ones dressed up! They add to atmosphere, add even more excitement and buzz to the already crazed frenzy, and gives plenty of fans a great photos and memories.
I even met a couple with their 3 kids, one being a little baby. When asked how old, they answered 2 weeks old and felt the need to explain that they wanted to come but could not find a sitter. Just think how jealous that baby is going to be when he finds out he was at Wizard World Comic Con 2014 but doesn’t remember it! If you are looking for something to do the rest of Sunday, August 24th in Chicago, check out Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephan’s Convention Center. Guaranteed a great time and will have something for everyone.
And I FOUND HIM…