At any gathering of geek culture there is an array of awesome merch for fans to get their hands on. It was no different at the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival last weekend at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ. While many attendees show up to get photos with their favorite horror celebrities or take part in Q&A panels, many others are just there to shop. Being a horror convention, you can expect some crazy vendors dealing in masks, replica weapons, genre art, and even horror-themed food and drink.
Here are a few vendors that stood out over the weekend.
Last weekend, the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City was flooded with horror fans for the NJ Horror Con and Film Festival. Many showed up to meet their favorite horror and rock-n-roll celebrities, and take in all the convention aspects such as cool merch, Q&A panels, and photo ops. Others came and stayed for the films. The three-day festival featured nearly 40 short and feature-length films from up and coming genre filmmakers. Many of the filmmakers were there with family and fans to support them in the Wild Eye screening room presented by Wild Eye Releasing. I got a chance to see several films while there and here are a few recommendations.
This year’s New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival finished up a crazy weekend at the Showboat Hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Any gathering of superfans is going to bring some amazing cosplayers. Saturday night, NJ Horror Con gave out their awards in the Cosplay Contest, but there were no losers. While every horror convention will inevitably bring out a number of Michaels, Freddys, and Jasons, the fans in Jersey rocked their costumes and the effort to entertain and scare others was amazing.
This weekend, the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ, hosted the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. Fans packed in to meet and greet their favorite celebrities, take photos, shop the vendor tables, and indulge in Q&A panels. The panel area opened up Friday night with a dynamic duo from Ash vs Evil Dead as stars Dana DeLorenzo (Kelly Maxwell) and Ted Raimi (Chet/Henrietta) took to the stage”¦ or should I say took over the stage. Despite the series being cancelled by the STARZ network earlier this year, DeLorenzo had one of the most consistently packed lines at NJ Horror Con and there were plenty of Ash cosplayers. They gave the fans a hell of a fun time during their panel’s Q&A.
On Friday, the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City hosted the first night of the 2018 New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. Fans packed in to meet and greet their favorite horror icons, rock gods, and buy as much merch as they could carry.
One the highlights of the inaugural evening was Ash vs Evil Dead‘s own Kelly Maxwell, Dana DeLorenzo. DeLorenzo was constantly busy throughout the night signing for fans, taking pictures, and empowering young fans. She managed to find a few minutes to come by and discuss what’s next for her after STARZ failed to renew Ash vs Evil Dead for a fourth season earlier this year.
Check out the video here below, where she talks about her upcoming film Friendsgiving.