We love to go to movie/ serie conventions! On this page you can read more information about the different conventions we follow. You can read our experiences (If we went there), the latest news and guest announcements!
Last October Tristan and I travelled to Ghent to attend FACTS. It was just the two of us because Carola and Sigmund were not able to go. We thought that was a shame, but I just had to go…why? Well FACTS had some awesome guest and one of them was David Hasselhoff. Yeah that’s right The Hoff was coming to FACTS and I had to be there to meet him. I can’t imagine there are people reading this that haven’t heard of David Hasselhoff, but just to be sure if you don’t know who he is just read our special “In the Spotlight” about him. Hasselhoff starred in two of the shows I grew up with and loved: “Knight Rider” and “Baywatch”. Because attending conventions is an expensive hobby, we decided to go for one day (Saturday). I bought my photo op ticket in the week before and I saw that the photo shoot was pretty early in the morning. To get there on time, there was only one thing to do: we had to go on Friday and stay in a hotel near Ghent to get there in time. So we did. I actually recorded a little vlog in the hotel room, check it out below (it’s very short but hey I was tired and I had to save my energy)
As you all know we love to attend conventions. It’s just something about the whole package that is kind of addicting. You get to meet the actors that play in the series or movies you love and maybe grew up with. You get the chance to hear them talk about their work and their look at life. But it’s not just that; at a convention you get to meet a lot of other amazing people too, you can browse through the merchandise, attend workshops or preview some new and upcoming series or movies. Most of all it’s a lot of fun.We love to write about our own experiences, but we also want to give you some insights in what happens behind the scenes. Today we zoom in on what it’s like to organize a convention. To do this we asked the lovely people behind KLZ events to give us some insights and they instantly agreed to answer our questions. Here's what we learned from their answers.
Friday, November 4th. Weekend of Hell. Liv & I are at a Q&A. Which Q&A? The Freddy vs Jason panel! I re-watched the movie Freddy vs Jason recently. It's no secret that I'm a horror movie addict. And I definitely love Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th. So you can imagine that I was excited to see this Q&A! There were 3 actors in this Q&A: Ken Kirzinger, Brendan Fletcher, and Zack Ward. Need a bit of help relating them to the movie? Ken plays the role of Jason Voorhees. Brendan plays the role of Mark Davis (The guy who was in the psychiatric hospital). Zack Ward is his brother in the movie. Yes, the one who was in a bath full of blood! The Q&A was great. It was so much fun to hear movie about the movie. Zack Ward was incredibly funny. Sharing his story about how they shot the bath scene. It was awesome to see. He described how he walked around with the 'blood' attached to his arm (You can see him showing it in the picture). It was fun!
As you all know we went to Weekend of Hell. And they had an amazing guest list. I'm also happy to tell you we also met Sybil Danning. We wrote about her before. And now we will share our experience with you.
I'll refresh your memory. Sybil is an Austrian actress, best known for playing in many, many awesome movies during the 1970s and 1980s. In 1978 she moved to Hollywood to proceed her career. There, she got a role in "Battle Beyond the Stars". In 1983, Sybil appeared on the cover of Playboy Magazine and had a ten-page pictorial. She had an absence in acting from 1990 - 2002 (due to an accident). After 2002 she returned to acting again. She played the evil nazi villainess in "The Werewolf Women of the SS" (the mock trailer for Tarantino's Grindhouse). Besides that, she also played a nurse in Rob Zombie's "Halloween" and much more. (And you all know how much I love Rob Zombie movies!!)
So we went to Weekend of Hell in Oberhausen again. And I bought lots of DVDs again. But Carola also got 1 DVD at the Zeno Pictures stand, Eat. I had heard of this film and the concept of the movie sounded kind of interesting to me but I never really paid much attention to it. But after coming back home from Weekend of Hell the first movie we wanted to watch was this one. And so we did…
The movie is about a woman called Novella McClure (played by Meggie Maddock). Novella also has a friend called Candice (played by Ali Francis). They like to go out to clubs together and make men buy them drinks. Novella is an actress but has a real hard time finding a job. She actually hasn’t gotten a role in 3 years now and she is running out of money. This also causes her to be kicked out of her apartment because she hasn’t paid the rent for months. Her landlady is pretty good to her but she is also kind of getting fed up with not being paid rent. Of course all of this takes its toll on Novella and she becomes very stressed. She starts biting her nails, but quickly it becomes more severe than that. She starts biting her finger and after she gets another reject from an acting job she freaks out and starts eating her arm. After Novella bit her own arm she passes out and is taken to the hospital. She gets to go home pretty quickly but she is on suicide watch and has to go to a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist is actually a guy she met at the club and she really likes him. But Novella’s life keeps spiraling down and she starts eating more of her own body.