MONSTER BASH LETTERS
CREEPY CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS BASH!
Monster Bash, Team Bash!
My friend Glenn Odden and I thoroughly enjoyed the October Bash, our first time attending during the Spooky Month! We particularly were grateful to meet “The Monster Kids” Janet Ann Gallow and Donnie Dunagan, and I will be adding their signed photos to my monster-filled office tomorrow.
I know you’ll be very busy catching up on things for awhile, but when you have the chance can you let me know in which hotel the next October Bash will be held? (The Marriott Pittsburgh North for October 2020, June will be at the Double Tree Pittsburgh North 2020) I want to be sure to book a room for it as soon as possible – it’s great to be in the same hotel where the Bash is happening.
Many thanks to you and your family and to the entire Monster Bash Orange Shirted Team for once again keeping alive the Universal Monsters and their Kids!
-Mad Doctor Tim Madigan
On another note. I adored the little couple who had the booth next to me (Kryptic Kreatures) and the very fine young artist across from me from Atlanta). It means so much seeing young craftsmen and artists embrace classic horror. I tried to give them some help-I believe the show went well and they will be back in June!!! Yeah!!!
Thank you for all you and your family/staff do. I appreciate you more than you can ever know
I wanted to drop you an email to tell you that Stefanie and I had a good time at Monster Bash!
Wow! Donnie Dunagan is a gem! What a treat it was to meet him!
Thanks again -
Bob Kokai (TV Horror Host "Drac!")
This in from Florida and Dave Heywood, who made the trip!
Ron and the Monster Bash gang,
I look so forward to attending Monster Bash and it is always more fun than I imagine it will be. I chatted with a Mummy and a Monkey. Got to meet the Hammer Horror crew, and Riccou and I got along swimmingly. All the stars were warm and cordial and I enjoyed every talk, all the movies and presentations.Holly even got a few drops of blood on her from Tom Savini ‘s gunshots ! We filled up on Tacos and cake and couldn’t believe all the great stuff at the dealers tables. Such fun!!!
But to top it all off was the “Forry”! That was so thoughtful and quite a surprise. I’m sorry if my “thank you speech” wasn’t too exciting but I was really taken back and was at a loss for words. But I will cherish my Forry forever. After I received it, I met another art teacher (who was also a dealer there) and he asked me for an example of one of my monster art lessons.
I shared my invisible man lesson. At the start of class, I ask the kids if they have ever seen the movie The Invisible Man with Claude Rains and point to a poster hanging in my room. Most of the kids never have seen it. I tell them that today we are going to draw him. They all laugh and say the paper will be blank! I tell the class that we are drawing him with his clothes on running from the police. So they have to figure out how clothes would look with no body. Draw the wrinkles and folds. Maybe he’s wearing a hat ? The class always had fun with that one.
It was great to chat with him and so many other new friends. You have created a wonderful environment. Thanks for all you do and best wishes to you and your family. Your good friend...Dave Heywood
Above: Pittburgh's TV host of CHILLER THEATER for decades Bill Cardille and director, writer and film teacher Robert Tinnell at MONSTER BASH a few years ago.
Hey old friend -
Above: Steven Turek is a great contribtor to MONSTER KID RADIO.
Thanks so much for putting on Monster Bash each year. I had a great time at the June Bash as usual. Really enjoyed the talks by authors Stan Gordon, Frank Dello Stritto and Greg Mank. Also enjoyed the guests interviews and, of course the movies. In fact I liked everything except that it only lasted 3 days. Could you bump it up to maybe 4 or 5 days? Kind of kidding! Ha! Made it back to Iowa on the Harley Monday OK but had one incident on Saturday during the Bash… I came out to uncover the bike and had a flat tire. I don’t get them very often so called the local Harley dealership and they came and took me and the motorcycle to their New Castle shop and fixed me right up. I did miss 3 hours of the Bash.
I just now ordered a 3 day admission from you for next June’s Monster Bash and surprise! I am hoping to come out this October to that Bash too! I bought a 2017 Fiat Spider this year and plan on driving the 800 miles in that instead of the Harley because of the time of year. I have ordered that October admission pass from you too. So we’ll see how that road trip goes. One more thing….I stopped at the cemetery near Mars, PA on Thursday where Night of the Living Dead was filmed and tried to take the attached selfie next to the gravestone seen in the movie (photo above). Eerie secluded place with light rain and strange noises going on. Love it!!
Thanks again Ron.
Rocky from Iowa “Ghost Rider”
Above: Hallmark film director/writer, Sam Irvin.
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