ScareFest7 started out on Friday September 12th with the Black Carpet arrival of this year’s celebrities. The media and the fans were at hand to capture the stars’ arrivals.
Meanwhile the Clerisy Press team Liliane and Tanya were ready at booth #63 eagerly awaiting the Platinum and Golden Ticket holders who are lucky enough to enter ScareFest one hour before the official opening.
ScareFest7 Ghostly Fun for Everyone:
The venue includes a 82,000 square foot area where ScareFest Con houses over 200 different dealers offering the strange and the bizarre.
Fancy an individual reading or holding a very creepy bug? It is all available at ScareFest.
During all three days the convention offered a wide choice of seminars, workshops, panels, and celebrity book signings. At times long lines formed with fans waiting to meet their favorite horror actors or paranormal personality. Sean Astin (Mikey in The Goonies in the ’80s, Rudy in the ’90s and beloved hobbit Samwise Gamgee in the The Lord of the Rings trilogy) had a constant line of excited fans waiting to meet him. Read more about all celebrities present here.
Young ballet dancers of a Lexington Ballet School performed several times throughout the weekend and the many costumed convention goers added color and excitement to the show.
The weekend included the Platinum/Golden Ticket VIP Party at HighTop Bar hosted by Patti Starr and on Saturday the free for all costume ball. The Clerisy team joined the fun and while we did not win the prize for best costume we sure had a ball!
Book Signings and a raffle at our Booth:
On Saturday Patti Starr and John Kachuba held book signings at our booth. John Kachuba is the author of Ghosthunting Illinois, Ghosthunting Ohio and Ghosthunting Ohio – on the Road Again and Patti Starr is the author of Ghosthunting Kentucky as well as the co-founder and producer of ScareFest.
Patti Starr and her team presented some ghostly entertainment. We had fun at ScareFest7, and there is no doubt in my mind that we will be back for more in 2015.
The winners of our raffle prizes are:
Krista Scrubbs – A basket filled with America’s Haunted Road Trip books including our latest addition Ghosthunting Oregon
Betsy Newsad – Winner of three signed books by John Kachuba including his latest book Ghosthunting Ohio – On the Road Again
Jim Ambs – Winner of Ghosthunting Kentucky signed by Patti Starr
Mary Schneider – Any one book in our America’s Haunted Road Trip Series
We thank all who stopped by our booth. If you are a fan of horror films and all things paranormal, start planning your trip and join us next year at ScareFest8!
You can also find us November 22 & 23 at booth # 622 at the Victory of Light Expo in Cincinnati.