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Canadian Toycon March 2013

This past Sunday we managed to get all of our current contributing writers in one place! We set up a booth at Canadian Toycon in Burlington to display our website and show off some of Matthew T.’s fantastic horror art. We met a lot of great people, made some new friends and ending up having a blast!

BT Gang (L to R) Drew, Shredi Knight, Ali, J-Rod, UncannyDerek & Matthew T.

BT Gang (L to R) Drew, Shredi Knight, Ali, J-Rod, UncannyDerek & Matthew T.

Around noon we had the pleasure of speaking on a horror panel with a few other guests; Mask Maker Monster Matt Paterson; Author J.M. Frey; Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS fame; and star of THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE 1 & 2, the lovely Ashlynn Yennie. We discussed various topics such as the psychological aspects of horror, horror in TV, and we learned a lot about how we all came to be horror fans. The common thread of concern across the table seemed to be with kids. From Ashlynn’s nephew to Casper’s son and daughters, we discussed their hesitations and “how much is too much?” The panel moderator, Paul Quinn, recorded the entire discussion which you can now find HERE.

Ashlynn Yennie with a knitted human centipede made by BT firend Cassie Leigh. Contact us if you would like to order one from Cassie!

Ashlynn Yennie with a knitted human centipede made by BT friend Cassie Leigh. Contact us if you would like to order one from Cassie!

After the panel we stopped by the Black Fawn Distribution table for a quick chat and picked up a DVD copy of the film DEVIL’S NIGHT starring Danielle Harris. We should have a review up on that by next week. We learned that Black Fawn will be at Shock Stock in London Ontario next month to promote their newest release DEAD ALL NIGHT. So if you are attending Shock Stock the weekend of April 12th, stop by their booth and pick up a copy, maybe we’ll see you there!

We encountered some great horror themed toys- Freddys, Jasons, and my personal fave was a Chucky doll that I had never encountered before. Some die hard HELLRAISER fans made off with prints of Matthew T.’s Pinhead. Since there was such a great response to his art, Matt has made some prints available on etsy:¬†http://www.etsy.com/shop/TherrienIllustration¬†

All in all it was a great day and we plan on attending future Toycons down the road and maybe organizing another panel since it was so much fun. Photo coverage of the event was done by our friends at GeekChicElite.com. Check out their photos, event coverage and their interview with Casper Van Dien! (Featured image provided by Marc Daniel Photography/GeekChicElite)

Ali

Co-editor for The Blood Theatre, Ali is also a contributing writer for www.geekchicelite.com and enjoys playing Call of Duty and absolutely everything about the 80′s.

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