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March 9, 2013

Somerset’s first Horror Con a shocking success


Somerset —

Many fans came just to browse or talk to stars, or even dressed up. Dustin Burkhart and Sasha Mullins of Clarksville, Ind., drew raves for their Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein make-up as they strolled through the convention’s aisles. 
Perhaps the biggest name to show up was Tony Todd, a veteran Hollywood character actor best-known for his starring role in the 1992 horror film “Candyman.” Todd greeted many admirers, taking time to talk with them and snap photos, and made it clear just how much these events really are about the fans.
“What’s really great about Dead Winter is that it’s a very personable experience,” said Todd. “Brian and Samantha, with the assistance of volunteers and professionals, are extraordinary and make the actors’ time precious. I literally worked yesterday and got on the ‘red-eye,’ I’ve only had two hours’ sleep, and I’m not grumpy. It’s a people con.
“All power to it,” he added of Dead Winter. “May it grow each and every year.”
Sizemore said that Todd was a “huge hit,” and that the line to see him was “wrapped around the building” at one point.
Other stars felt right at home due to their places of origin. Kayla Perkins, a Kentucky native with numerous movie credits to her name — including many in the horror genre — held down her booth to greet fans on Saturday.
“I do a lot of conventions in Lexington and (elsewhere),” she said. “This is my second year here, and it’s been a lot of fun. You get to meet different people. ... A lot of people are very nice here and talk to me a lot.”
For Sizemore, it was hard to say what was most popular with fans — the stars, the “costume killers” like Skeletor and the Wolfman strolling around the aisles, looking for photo-ops, or the vendors serving up rare and exciting fan merchandise.

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