We recommend our friend's haunted house!
A Retro Science-Fiction And Monster Show! Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, from 10am-6pm. Admission is $10. Children 12-years and under are free with a paid adult.
Parking is free! Monsterfestmania is an annual pop-culture event organized to celebrate classic science-fiction and horror in literature, movies, music, old time radio and television by bringing celebrities, creators, dealers, fans and hobbyists together for fun and interaction designed for the entire family.
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We recommend our friend's haunted house!
THE ADVENTURE IN COMIC'S COMIC-BOOK & TOY SHOW!
This Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 11am to 6pm.
We invite you to join us on our latest adventure. An adventure in comic-books and toys! A one-day event where comics-books and toys are the stars of the show. The show takes place on the 2nd floor of the Goodyear Hall, located at 1201 E. Market St. in Akron OH 44305, from 11am-6pm. Admission is $5. Parking is free. Club members get in FREE!
We will be featuring Adventure In Comics Club Members Michael T. Gilbert, Robert A. Kraus, and Ted Sikora.
Please help us get the word out and share.
Exhibitors, please note setup is from 7-10:45am. Park and unload thru the back entrance and take the freight elevator to the second floor.
LATEST NEWS FROM OUR SPONSOR!
THE FELLOWSHIP OF MONSTERS ARE ON THE MOVE!
We have the venue, the date, and the guest list is starting to fill up. Even though the show is 20 months away, we are diligently working to bring you a great show. We will share pictures and the floor layout of the venue in a few weeks. So, stay tuned.
What is The Fellowship of Monsters you ask. That would be us! More on that latter...
The latest news from our sponsor!
The true Master of Horror...who has done so much for the genres that Monsterfestmania honors!
ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF MONSTERFESTMANIA!
Hey Group! The other day me and my fellow horror and sci-fi FANgs were sitting around the breakfast table reminiscing about our favorite conventions and we immediately thought of Monsterfestmania!
What a great show if we do say so ourselves. It was the perfect mix of classic horror and sci-fi movies and television shows represented by authors, film makers, actors, horror hosts, and terrific vendors. We had a blast hosting that first show. So, we feel it is time to announce The Return of MONSTERFESTMANIA! The Retro Sci-Fi and Horror Show!
We are planning for the return to take place in 2022. Date, time, and place to be determined. Hopefully, we will be past the pandemic by then. So, please like our page so you can follow along as our plans unfold.
Addams Family Panel with Ivanna Cadaver. Hope you enjoy a moment from our past! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4yYtkgBrLk
MONSTERFESTMANIA The Addams Family Family Panel Hosted by Ivonna Cadaver Featuring Lisa Loring and Felix Silla Video Richard Katterjohn Recorded at MO...
2016 MONSTERFESTMANIA COSTUME CONTEST
Here are the winners of the 1st Annual MFM Costume Contest sponsored by the Insanity Show featuring Mr. Maniacal and his sidekick Hubert. The contest judges were special makeup effects artist, director, sculptor David P. Barton and film maker J.R. Bookwalter and the lovely Anubis from Super Hero 101. Congratulations to all!
Due to unforeseen circumstance, Basil Gogos will not be able to appear at Monsterfestmania this year. "This is very disappointing for us and we are so sorry to disappoint Basils fans as well."
Not to worry though. Basil will be our guest for next years show on July 28-30th!
THE GHOUL SHOW & WOLFMAN MAC’s CHILLER DRIVE IN
ARTIST DAVE IVEY WILL APPEAR AT MONSTERFESTMANIA!
Join us the weekend to welcome Dave Ivy to Northeast Ohio! Dave was the Ghoul's art director from 1976 to 1984. He made all the Froggys the Ghoul destroyed on the show. Dave wrote a lot of the bits and made animated cartoons that ran on the Ghoul Show. You can see the Froggy bits on YouTube.
More recently, he worked on a show called "Wolfman Mac's CHILLER DRIVE IN.
Dave will have a few DVDs of his cartoons that I can sell, and he will be available to draw cartoons and provide autographs for fans.
A Dave Ivey cartoon: https://youtu.be/KhxwMdSz8cA
ONLY 1 MORE DAY UNTIL MONSTERFESTMANIA!
How you'll feel if you don't go to Monsterfestmania
ONLY 2 MORE DAYS UNTIL MONSTERFESTMANIA!
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TONY ISABELLA APPEARING AT MONSTERFESTMANIA!
TONY ISABELLA resides as the High Priest of the First Church of Godzilla, founded to celebrate the Great Scaly One who protects us from monsters, alien invaders and Man's own folly with his fiery atomic love. In addition, Tony has chronicled the following scary delights:
Dracula Lives! ● Ghost Rider ● Grim Ghost ● Haunt of Horror ● Marvel Chillers ● Masters of Terror ● Monsters of Madness ● Monsters of the Movies ● Monsters Unleashed ● Tales of Evil ● Vampire Tales ● Werewolf by Night ● Zombies and more!
TONY was born in Cleveland, Ohio - birthplace of Superman - on December 22, 1951. A 43-year veteran of the comics industry, he began his career in 1972 as an assistant to Stan Lee and Roy Thomas at Marvel Comics in New York City. He has been an editor and writer at Marvel and for many other publishers. At DC Comics, he created Black Lightning, the company’s first prominent African-American super-hero. With Bob Ingersoll, he co-wrote the prose novels Captain America: Liberty’s Torch and Star Trek: The Case of the Colonist’s Co**se and is the author of 1000 Comic Books You Must Read, one of comicdom’s most successful books of comics history and nostalgia. He was the lead reviewer for and a contributing editor of Comics Buyer’s Guide for over two decades. He now writes the daily “Tony Isabella’s Bloggy Thing” and has been a ghost-writer for a number of syndicated newspaper comic strips, creating several characters of color for the strips. He received the Inkpot Award at the 2013 Comic-Con International in San Diego. In 2015 and beyond, Isabella seeks to take a more active role in promoting diversity in comics and in his own writings. This will include examining his own work and that of others, as well as seeking artists, publishers and other creative people to partner with on new projects. Feel free to stop by Tony's table to discuss any and all of the above.
ONLY 4 MORE DAYS UNTIL MONSTERFESTMANIA!
"I came out of the water to go to Monsterfestmania"
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CONVENTION GUIDE UPDATE!
A few minor changes needed to be made before the official Monsterfestmania Convention Guide went to print. (Is there an unofficial guide? Not really. Official just sounds more... well, official!) We had to make a few exhibitor placement changes and amend the Shock Theater schedule. We hope you enjoy the show!
No! No! It's okay! We didn't miss it. Monsterfestmania starts in just six more days!
All presale ticket holders please make sure you check in at the presale ticket booth with your PayPal receipts.
SPECIAL GHOULARDI TRIBUTE
Monsterfestmania will be hosting a special Ghoulardi Tribute Panel presented by Horror Host-Orian Michael Monahan, author and local radio and TV personality Michael Olzsewski, with special guest Tony Isabella at noon on Saturday July 30th as a part of a full lineup of programing dedicated to celebrate the Horror Host tradition beginning Friday the 29th.
Ernie Anderson’s crazy beatnik alter ego, Ghoulardi, was more than a horror host. He was more than a local television celebrity. Ghoulardi was a social movement.
Hot on the heels of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the British Beatle Invasion, Ghoulardi exploded on the scene like a cultural boom-boom. Over 50 years later, Cleveland is still picking up the pieces.
Join a panel of expert Ghoul-ga-teers as they discuss Ghoulardi’s unprecedented appeal and his lasting influence, in the most highly-anticipated event since The Parma International Piano Music Playing Contest.
FIRST ANNUAL MFM COSTUME & MAKEUP CONTEST!
SATURDAY ONLY! The Insanity Show’s, Mr. Maniacal along with his side kick Hubert, will be presenting the first annual Monsterfestmania costume and makeup contest. Joining the fun will be Jason Fitch from Pop! The Comic Culture Club, and Ryan D**e and Cody Stanley from Rubber City Cosplay to assist with the event.
Joining our terrific panel of judges including guest judges Misty Brew, Fritz the Night Owl, special effects artist David P. Barton and film maker J.R. Bookwalter.
Contestants will receive first, second, and third place trophies in three age categories: Kids (12 and under), Teens (13-17), and Adults (18 and over). Additionally, a trophy will be awarded for Best of Show.
All contestants will need to register for the contest at the Rubber City Cosplay booth in the lobby no later than 2:30pm. Judging will take place starting at 3pm on Saturday.
So get ready to dress up as your favorite monster and join the fun!
July 29th & 30th at the University of Akron's Quaker Station.
Check out the terrific television commercial produced by Dave Armstrong, the Production Manager at WBNX-TV 55, for Monsterfestmania! The commercial will air two weeks prior to the July 29th and 30th show. Tickets are available on Cleveland's CW website wbnx.com and at Monsterfestmania.com--join us for a howling good time! http://www.wbnx.com/video/view/monsterfestmania
COUNTDOWN FEATURE -- DAY 24
CLASSIC HORROR’S ARTIST STEVEN J. BEJMA
Steven is an oil painter specializing in classic horror. His work has appeared on Scarlet Film Magazine covers, in Monster Bash magazine and was a featured artist in the Contemporary Painters art book by Schiffer Books.
Steven’s work on the Universal Monsters is not only terrific, but has the approval of Universal Studios and the families of the actors who performed in the movies. How cool is that!
We always look forward to seeing Steven at sci-fi/horror shows—he always has great stuff to add to our collections. Now we get to look forward to seeing Steven at our own show! Check out his website for a preview of his work.
APPEARING AT MONSTERFESTMANIA!
COURTESY OF ALTERED REALM RADIO!
THE WALKING DEAD WALKER TIM PROCTOR!
In addition to creating art, Tim Proctor has seen portraying walkers on seasons 5 and 6 of AMC’s hit television show The Walking Dead.
When he’s not wandering the streets looking for brains to eat, Tim Proctor, works as a freelance artist / illustrator who is most known for his sketch card work. He has worked on a number of properties including Star Wars, Mars Attacks, The Lord of the Rings, X-Files, The Hobbit, My Little Pony, Marvel--and yes--The Walking Dead, and more. Tim has also produced prints through Acme Archives for both Lucasfilm and Disney.
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