10/09/2018

Fangoria- Witness the Rebirth: Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC

It was a sad day in the horror world when in 2017, Fangoria ceased to be in print. It seemed all is lost until the magazine was announced to be returning to print, earlier this year. This would be with new leadership, that of editor-in-chief Phil Nobile Jr. Last Thurday on Jan., Oct. 4, 2018, there was a relaunch party and signing at the best damn comic-book shop in the world, Forbidden Planet NYC, and of course. I was there to partake in it!
It took a while for the guests to all get there, but once they did it was on! There were lots of fans on hand waiting on the line, excited to meet everyone and to get our hands on the new issue of Fangoria, which is officially numbered Vol. 2 #1 (though on the film strip it also says #349).

On hand were many horror and Fangoria luminaries, including:
Phil Nobile Jr.- Editor in Chief
Michael J. Seidlinger- Author of "Fangoria" Presents novel "My Per Serial Killer"
Michael Gingold- former EIC "Fangoria"
Tony Timpone- former EIC "Fangoria"
Norm Jacobs- Co-Creator "Fangoria"
Tom Weaver- Writer and Reviewer, AKA Dr. Cyclops from "Fangoria"
Brian O'Halloran- Actor
And, many more!








I got to talk a little to some of them, saying hi to those I already know like Timpone and Gingold, while introducing myself, to the new faces like Nobile (while, of course, mentioning that I had written for Fango in the past). I even got to tell Weaver, AKA Dr. Cyclops (below), that he was a big influence on me. He was like, "Oh no!" and laughed it off.
This was such an exciting and grandiose moment in horror history. I was happy to attend and get my issued sign. I had a blast, all while doing this, making it one of the true highlights on my entire year!
The magazine, itself, looks gorgeous. Perhaps the best it has looked since it's golden era, if not ever. It is now published seasonally (AKA four times a year). I am loving pouring through the issue and already cannot wait for the next issue (out in Jan). Long live Fangoria!

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