MONSTER BASH LETTERS
CREEPY CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT OUR LAST BASH, JUNE 20-JUNE 22, 2014!
Just wanted to say I had yet another fantastic time at Monster Bash this year! It was extraordinary meeting Julie and Ricou again, while also meeting some genuinely kind first timers (Jack Hill, Beverley Washburn) and old favorites (Charles Herbert)! Judith O'Dea was probably my favorite! So sweet and beaming with light!
Plus, all the great vendor tables in the dealer room made me wish I could buy out everything there! Hahaha! Met some amazingly talented artists and made some great contacts in the process too!
Thanks so much as always to you and your incredibly talented staff for putting on a phenomenal show, as well as keeping it going for as long as you have! You officially got yourself here a regular attendee! ;)
Had a blast at Monster Bash! What a cool event!
After Bash Review:
For a West Coast Horror Host Mr Lobo sure spends a lot of time on the East Coast. I wish he would just pick a coast and stick with it. Maybe I'm just sour grapes because he beat me out of a really nice JAKE SPEED poster in Leonard's Lair of Loot in the Creepy Classics room, or maybe it's because he makes me uneasy selling all that kid's play Slime. For all I know one day he will say the magic word or spin his hyno-thingy and all that slime will come to life and take over. Seeding the country with seemingly harmless Slime that becomes Blob-like on command is well, to quote one of the lines from THE WRAITH, "It ain't cool."
I asked around a couple of times about Ron Adams, creator of the Monster Bash Convention, editor of Monster Bash magazine, and winner of the Betty Crocker Bakeoff in 1988, but whenever he was pointed out all I could see was a blur of orange t-shirt. I also noticed a strong scent of Hai Karate aftershave in the area he recently vacated. I understand it's his favorite and have already made inquiries about getting him a gallon for an early birthday present.
Forry award winners were as usual a great bunch of people and if we ever start the town of New Vasaria I would like to live on their block.
Don Reese is a great guy and I admire the fact that he spends 362 days of the year preparing for the Bash. Just don't get in the cake line behind him or, if you have a solar setup keep him away from it as he tends to blot out the sun.
Thanks for another great Bash. I could not ask for a better audience for the talk that I gave on "Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein." You only find that many great fans in one place, and that is The Bash. Linda and I spent most of The Bash at our author's table in the dealers room (except when i sneaked away to one of the Abbott & Costello tributes, and got sprayed with water). We were worried about being tied to the table, but Bashers kept coming by with great anocdotes and insights. I made the acquaintance of Stephen Sally, from whom I--as a kid-- bought movie photos by mail order 50 years ago. Great guy. Lots of great guys and gals, and that's a big part of The Bash.
-Frank Dello Stritto
A sincere thank you for having Le-Thanh and I back to MONSTER BASH we truly enjoyed the experience more than ever at the new hotel with the fans, the other guests and of course your wonderful staff!
Wishing you only the best always,
Arch Hall Jr
As always, this years Bash was top notch and we had fantastic sales at the Monsters from the Vault tables. The attendance seemed to be the highest in years and the programming was awesome. We really loved all the MST3000 stuff and Joel Hodgson was great. Hats off to you and your staff on another VERY memorable show! We can't wait to Bash again in October.
As usual he Bash was a Blast! The next podcast will be a Re-Cap of The Bash.
We have our reservations for next year!!
It was a pleasure to meet you this past weekend, and I'm so glad that I made the trek up from Atlanta to be at Monster Bash on Sunday. Meeting Julie Adams was a dream come true for me, and I had a great time meeting all of the other celebrity guests, as well.
Thank you for all of your efforts, and for making Monster Bash such a fun experience. Take care!
Hi Ron & crew,
Just wanted to tell you what a great time we had at this year's BASH.
I'm sending a few photos for you to do with as you please. Take care-John
Hi Ron and Ursula,
Dear Ursula and Ron,
Just wanted to thank you so very much for inviting me to your wonderful show. I had the BEST time!
Thank you for inviting me there and for making it truly the best experience ever.
You certainly know how to put on a show and how to treat people and I am so grateful to have been a part of it. I loved doing the Q&A, and all the podcasts I was asked to do. So much fun! and the video clip that was put together was incredible! There were shows on there that I had actually forgotten I was on!
Your staff and volunteers went the extra mile and I will have this memory in my heart forever.
Thank you again so much for including me.
Hi Ron, Just wanted to thank you and everyone for another fantastic Bash! I just had the best of times and had so many great things happened!
Just wanted to thank you for another great MONSTER BASH convention. I missed last year because of health issues and it was wonderful to be back again with my son.
The Abbott and Costello shows were great and perfectly done. Don Reese was Fantastic as usual and Zach Zito was Amazing. They are both a highlight of every MONSTER BASH.
Classic movies and all the guest interviews are another treat for everyone. Thanks again for autographing my MONSTERMAD magazine from 1997 about the first MONSTER BASH.
BASH WISHES, Felix Martella
Just wanted to drop you a note and thank you on behalf of Jason and I for another great Monster Bash! This was my first year at the new venue and it was nothing short of wonderful.
I had so much fun, shot a few interviews for our YouTube page, partook in some of the events, spent a lot of money in the Dealer's Den, met some great people, and was very much moved by the "Happy Birthday" moment for Jason's son, Thorsten. Possibly, my favorite year at the Bash yet.
Take care and hope to make it out next June.
Matt G. Paradise
My only trouble at the Monster Bash is getting to everything that I
I never manage to do it 100%. I always miss something.
But it's so good that there is that much going on!
Congratulations on the terrific MONSTER BASH 2014, and many thanks for all the kindnesses you generously extended Barbara and me. We had a great time and sold a lot of books!
Next year, I'll be there with my 80th birthday celebration presentation on BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN.
Again, the BASH was really great - very well-organized, upbeat atmosphere, wonderful variety of guests and programs, and so much more. Thanks for a fantastic job!
....and the top prize for the best convention goes to....MONSTER BASH 2014!
-Debbie Painter & David Hawk
It's always fun going to the Bash with someone for the first time. Especially when they’re four years old. London was amazed at the free cereal, cartoons, movies showing, monsters walking around, and especially the dealers’ room. What a great place, for kids to shop.
Some random observations: The Fencing Match and Storytelling Time – These were two great ideas, new and different. Congratulations, Paisley. Everyone could tell, that you let Savini win that last match.
Who’s on first? Naturally. I hope these guys keep coming. Hollis & London are working on this act.
Other favorites – Zach Zito, the Bash Band, the Rock, and it’s great to have Don Reese back.
We’re planning on coming in October. I’ve always wanted to meet Victoria Price. See you then!
Karl, Cathy, Autumn, Hollis, London
Once again it was a wonderful, fast, crazy, strange and fantastic time at
-Kevin Slick, Colorado
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