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The First Ever Brooklyn Horror Con 2021!

On October 23 & 24, 2021, the first ever edition of the annual Brooklyn Horror Con was held at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. This marks the first horror convention held in New York City, since the by gone days of the old Fangoria Horror Weekend of Horrors (who here remembers those? Let me know in the comments section below!). Like all NYC events they checked for vaccination cards, which is great in my book! 

As I was not going be at any of the other East Coast horror cons held this year, so I was really looking forward to this event. For someone, like me, coming from shows like Chiller and MonsterMania,  though, this con really came off as small. But, it turned out to be awesome to meet celebs!

The first one I went up to was the lovely Samantha Scaffidi from Terrifier, one of the finest slashers of the last couple of years. She was a sweetheart to talk to, as we discussed where the movie was shot, the most brutal kill, and other aspects of this kick ass gorefest. She was so friendly and down to earth and absolutely awesome to meet!

Up next was Beatrice Boepple who played Freddy Kreuger's mom, Amanda Krueger, in A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. She was so nice and awesome in person! Super friendly and sweet, we took some awesome pics, as she posed with a Freddy glove. 

The last person I met was the fucking beyond awesome and kick ass Dana DeLorenzo who starred in one of my favorite shows of all time: Ash Vs. Evil Dead! She had the most continuously active line at the con. DeLorenzo really loves talking to her fans and shows that she genuinely cares about them. Aside from being even more beautiful in person, she is fun and ball of energy. Honest to God, she ranks among the best celeb meeting experiences, I have ever had at a con, top five possibly. I was the last to meet her at that moment, as she was gonna take a bathroom break right after me. But, I didn't mind the wait at all, as I loved seeing the way she treated all her fans, especially the special needs guy that was two fans ahead of me.

When, she finally got to me, she was so sweet that I was further blown away. We talked about my love for the franchise and how Evil Dead 2 made me want to get into film due to its camerawork. She was surprised to hear that at 13 I was already thinking about the way something was shot. She told me that if I wanted to get back into film, that I should. Honestly, it touched me so much that she would say that or even care. And, she gave me a free autographed poster, on top of the autograph I had bought off of her (scroll to the bottom to see all the autographs that I got at this con). We got two pics together, one normal and one where she is strangling, both fucking kick ass!. Guys, if you ever get a chance to meet her, do not fucking hesitate, not for motherfucking second!

As far as dealers go, this con was really tiny. It kind of felt like a flea market meets a very mini-Comic Con's artist alley with an emphasis on horror. Sadly, there were no dealers really selling horror flicks or a huge T-shirt selection. I'm sure it was due to it being new and being held the same day as MonsterMania in Philly and Spooky World in Florida. So, all I really ended up getting, cause it's really one of the few things that caught my eye, was this super cool Undertaker figurine sold and made by Ruined Creations

There was were some cosplayers around, representing their love for the genre. Including a lady who bought her super adorable doggy, a Pomeranian. Both of them were cosplaying as Freddy together! That little doggy was one of THE main highlight, for me, outside of the celebs. Anyway, you can see them here, along with a few others.

Finally, here are all the autographs that I got:

 I hope to be back to this convention next year, but hopefully it won't be booked on the same day as other major horror cons, especially none in the northern East Coast. And, hopefully they get more dealers next time. But, for meeting awesome horror celebs and having a nice little time, this con definitely delivered the goods! Did any of you guys attend this con? What were your thoughts if you did? Who did you meet? Will you return next year? Let me know in the comments section below.