Gaiazoo started it all.. 

Ok, back to the time we were still naive. Let's take the DeLorean and go to 2014. Little did we know, that a visit to Gaiazoo's Halloween event would change everything.. Liv, Sigmund and I went to "Halloween in Gaiazoo" on a Saturday night. There were some scarezones and a few zombies. Some of the zombies were able to scare us, so we had fun. It was a terrific evening! Every evening reaches the point where it's time for coffee. And so it happened. During my first zips of coffee, I spoke the epic words: I wonder, are there more events like this? 

With "events like this" I initially meant horror related events. I loved this evening at Gaiazoo. I grabbed my phone, and started to search on Google. Quickly I stumbled upon 'Weekend of Horrors'. I saw that a lot of actors were attending this event (I knew nothing about the existing of convention and the possibilty to meet actors.). I said to Liv & Sigmund: "I found something.. It's called Weekend of Horrors. Followed by: Whattt Hurrsjel is coming to this event! (Meaning: Hershel from "The Walking Dead", Scott Wilson.).I couldn't believe my eyes. 


The guest list kept getting better. Kim Coates, Robert LaSardo and Michael Madsen (who eventually cancelled) would also be coming! And this event would take place within a few weeks. We were so excited, it's hard to describe. But we had NO CLUE. No idea what to expect, what this event would even be. The problem was, that we actually didnt have time to go that weekend. But luckily we all managed to get the day off on the Friday that Weekend of Horrors started. I didn't know what to expect. No idea if we would be even able to see the the actors or if they were in seperate rooms or shielded. I even thought I wouldn't be super excited to see them all: They're just the people that play a rol in the movies/ series you watch.

I remember us walking in. We were just looking around, walking in the next space to see what was there. Until we suddenly realised that all the actors were sitting there! I was panicked, excited and confused at the same time. What do you do? What do you say? I didn't know what a photo op was, or how to get an autograph. Sig was less bothered by this, he looked around, but was way more interested in all the merch and dvds. Liv and I walked around all day and stared at all of them. We got more 'reckless' with the hour. Also trying to make pictures. And later on sneaky selfies from a great distance :). 


At the end of the day, we gathered all the needed courage and approached Kim Coates(after staring at him the whole day!). I can only say that this was the beginning of so much more.. Of something unstoppable. It adds another dimension to my love for movies and series. Not just meeting the actors, but also the panels, the merchandise, the other visitors, the atmosphere.. everything! And that's how our lyrical convention faces came to life: 

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Comments: 23
  • #1

    Kat (Monday, 20 June 2016 11:26)

    I haven't attended a convention my whole life and I feel as naive and confused as you were before attending this event you mentioned. Haha. :) I even had to google who Kim Coates is. I'm glad you guys had some fun and were able to meet actors in person. I mean, that is so cool!

  • #2

    Roselle Toledo (Monday, 20 June 2016 11:56)

    I get excited whenever there are celebrities gracing a bloggers' event like product launch or movie press conference. And though I tried my best to restrain myself from asking a selfie with the celebrity, I can't help myself most of the time. Seeing those celebrities in person is surreal!

  • #3

    Denice (Monday, 20 June 2016 16:02)

    I haven't been to any convention but I have worked with local celebrities for the brands I handled before in my previous advertising agency. It is always a pleasure to meet one and at times I get awe struck to see them in person.

  • #4

    Me-An Clemente (Monday, 20 June 2016)

    I've been to several conventions myself, but it's my first time hearing of a horror convention. They chose a perfect name for the convention. Aside from the actors, merchandise and the panels, were there scary activities? Anyway, Kim Croates doesn't ring a bell to me and I haven't watched a single movie he's starred in, but he seems a great guy based on your post. I'm happy that you enjoyed the convention and you made the most out of your office leave. :)

  • #5

    Rowema Conde (Monday, 20 June 2016 16:28)

    Never heard of a horror convention as well. If only I had know this I might attend as well.

  • #6

    Tamshuk (Tuesday, 21 June 2016 02:32)

    Wow, such a cool convention. I've myself been a big fan of these conventions and especially horror. Really nice you get to meet some of the actors :)

  • #7

    Jessica (Tuesday, 21 June 2016 07:32)

    That's a cool experience! I guess it's not really horror if you have the chance to see these actors. :)

  • #8

    Sonnie (Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:50)

    Attending conventions and fares of our interest spells fun, and I've been to some. This is a good time to network w/ other pax, and a photo op w/ a celebrity can add bragging points when shared to social web.

  • #9

    Lester (Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:35)

    Awesome experience! I'm a big fan of the walking dead series. Jealousy rage! Haha

  • #10

    ROBERT LEE (Wednesday, 22 June 2016 04:15)

    Hi, I am pretty sure it was an event to look forward to, to be a part of, and when all this is done, it would be worth it. More than the event itself, it is getting together with friends to share something exciting, no matter the difficulty in getting together. As it is, responsibilities and obligations make it difficult to get together. But it is part of the fun isn't it?

  • #11

    A (Monday, 26 September 2016 22:00)

    This is so cool, I love movies and series too, I wrote short post about that. This look like a great experience, you look so happy, I am glad that you have been there.

  • #12

    pospi otuson (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:18)

    wow.. This is awesome and i really love this. Nice update anyway

  • #13

    Jaya (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 12:00)

    Sounds really exciting! I know how easy it is to be struck when we see celebrities. Glad you were able to approach him!

  • #14

    blair villanueva (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:45)

    looks like you guys have lots of FUN! More conventions to come and keep us updated :D

  • #15

    Борка Шаула (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 16:50)

    I am not a fan of horror movies, but it seems you had an amazing time! And, I agree, great thing come to out mind when we drink coffee.
    BS, xx |

  • #16

    Laveena Sengar (Tuesday, 27 September 2016 20:21)

    Haha! A horror convention? That is something I have never imagined. I am sure you must have had a wonderful time there. This is something truly innovative and fun filled.

  • #17

    Ree (Tuesday, 27 September 2016)

    You guys go to so many cool things! !! I would have LOVED this event! I need to research events like these here on the UK. There must be some! Ree love30

  • #18

    pospi otuson (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:52)

    its good to attend conuentions, i hope to attend in the future. Though i dont believe it can actualy add to me

  • #19

    AnneKlien Meanne (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 10:54)

    What a great time meeting actors/celebrity in Halloween event. I would ask for a selfie too!

  • #20

    Tina von S (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 11:09)

    Sounds like an awesome event and looks like you had an amazing time!
    Tina von S |

  • #21

    Dunja (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 14:59)

    Everything happens for a reason! What an awesome convention. Seems like you had lots of fun! :)

  • #22

    Ruxandra (Wednesday, 28 September 2016 19:12)

    I've never been to a convention but I so wish to go to one. They look so much fun!

  • #23

    Adeola Naomi (Thursday, 29 September 2016 00:30)

    You all look like you had a wonderful time and I like your friends energy.