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FANTASM - A HAUNT AND HORROR CONVENTION - ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 11 - 13, 2019
DIANE AYALA GOLDNER JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 1 day, 2 hours ago - 08/24/19 03:08 AM ]

Diane Ayala Goldner is an actress, known for Feast, Feast II: Sloppy Seconds, Feast III: The Happy Finish, Halloween II, Zombie Night, Cabaret of the Dead and The Collector. She has been married to John Gulager since 1986.


MELISSA GIBBO JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 1 day, 2 hours ago - 08/24/19 03:08 AM ]

Melissa Gibbo is a writer of dark and humorous fiction. Also known as Squirrel of the Dark Alley Crew, she is an ambassador for the non-profit group Diversely Geek, 2017 judge for the Royal Palm Literary Awards, and a consistent panelist for Orlando area conventions. A proud geek with an addiction to Coca-Cola, Melissa has published the Nova Nocte Series, Mental Molting, Boredom Kills: A Serial Killer Love Story, and Nightmare House. Miss Gibbo’s short story, The Squirrel Uprising also premiered in the 2018 Florida’s Emerging Writers anthology. She has an agreement for regular book signings at the Shop of Wonders in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and can be contacted via social media for bookings.


J. MICHAEL RODDY JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 1 day, 2 hours ago - 08/24/19 03:08 AM ]

A member of the Entertainment industry for more than 25 years, J. Michael Roddy has contributed to some of the most successful entertainment experiences that have become unforgettable memories for millions around the world.

His passion for the film and entertainment industry grew into an illustrious career as Roddy began writing and producing world-class, award-winning entertainment for Walt Disney Entertainment, Walt Disney Imagineering, Universal Orlando Resort, and Anheuser-Busch Entertainment to name a few. A few of his most notable projects for these entertainment leaders include Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live, The Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Disney Movie Magic, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream and Halloween Horror Nights, respectively.

A “Super Fan” of film and pop culture, Roddy is also a documentary filmmaker. He produced MonsterKids which was cited as the documentary of the year by the Rondo Hattan Awards.  He also produced the award-winning documentary “The Shark is Still Working: The Impact and Legacy of JAWS" which is available on the Universal Home Video release of JAWS.

His first book “J. Michael Roddy’s Haunter’s Tales” will be released in January of 2019.

With so much passion for the entertainment industry coupled with the development of numerous award-winning entertainment experiences, it’s no surprise Roddy lives by the motto: “The more you do…the more you get to do!”


THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD CAST REUNION!
[ 2 days, 16 hours ago - 08/22/19 01:08 PM ]

They're back from the dead and ready to party...at FANTASM 2019!

Fantasm is pleased to present the cast reunion of The Return of the Living Dead!

Join Tarman (Allan Trautman), Burt (Clu Gulager), Tina (Beverly Randolph), Spider (Miguel A. Núñez Jr.), Chuck (John Philbin) and that unfortunate Paramedic (Drew Deighan) as they answer your questions and tell us what it was like to be a part of zombie film history!

And as a special feature, the cast will present a narrated showing of The Return of the Living Dead! Grab a seat in our theater and listen in live as the Living Dead speak from beyond the grave (or, at least, from the front row).


FANTASM 2019 BRINGS THE KAIJU!
[ 15 days, 19 hours ago - 08/09/19 10:08 AM ]

As promised, our next Announcement is of MONSTEROUS proportions! Fantasm is please to introduce TJ Storm, Richard Dorton and Alan Maxson or, as you might know them from their most recent work: Godzilla and King Gidorah from "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"!

TJ Storm
Mocap Actor: Godzilla - Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Colossus - Deadpool

TJ Storm is an American Action Actor and 7-time Martial Art Masters Hall of Fame Inductee. He is best known for his acting role as Maginty in Marvel’s Punisher: Warzone, and his Performance Capture work as Colossus in Deadpool, and Godzilla in Godzilla.

Storm has also played Iron Man in Captain America: Civil War, Ant-Man in Ant-Man as well Baby Groot, Teenage Groot, Rocket Raccoon and others. He has worked as a countless variety of other characters in films like Green Lantern, Avatar, The Martial Arts Kid, the reboot of Kickboxer, the soon to be released supernatural thriller Taken Over, and the new drama, Betrayed.

Storm has voiced several characters in video games and animes including Marduk Tekken, Birdie in Street Fighter V, Strider Hiryu in Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Edgemaster in Soul Caliber, Josh Stone in Resident Evil, Lucian in League of Legends, Agnus in Devil May Cry 4, as well as X-Men, Spider-Man, Thor, Call of Duty, Prototype, and Knack to name just a few.


Richard Dorton 
Mocap Actor: King Gidorah (Left Head) - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Richard Dorton has made a career as a premiere performance capture actor, stuntman, movement consultant and producer for the last 18 years. Recently, he was the Left Head mocap actor of King Gidorah in Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

Specializing in motion capture in video games, movies & VR and with over 100 motion capture projects including Dispatch (Sundance film Festival), Alien Descent VR Experience, Left 4 Dead 1 & 2, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Evolve, X-Com 2, Tom Clancy’s The Division, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, The Uncharted video game series, God of War series, Ghostbusters, Bourne Conspiracy, Richard has brought to life a universe of characters recognized in today’s gaming and pop culture. He has played a variety of characters ranging from Shaggy, Darth Vader, Wolverine, Conan and Peter Venkman to, Zombies, Monsters and U.S. Navy Seals.

As well as performing, he has been brought on productions to help create and teach movements for characters, consult on the performance capture process from the actor’s point of view, stunt coordinate and create action as well as develop demos and projects for companies. He also specializes in casting actors and stunt people for performance capture.

Alan Maxson
Mocap Actor: King Gidorah (Right Head) - Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Alan Maxson is best known for playing monsters and creatures. His most recent work was performing motion capture as King Ghidorah (right head) for the film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Other notable roles include The Zombie in the opening sequence for AMC Visionaries: Eli Roth's History of Horror, The Rake in The Raking, Cookie in Christmas with Cookie and The Creature in Sugar Pine 7's The Woods.

Non-monster roles include Stone Evergreen in A Dead Dame in Hollywood, Cheedo in Bloodsucka Jones vs. The Creeping Death and Bob in Killjoy's Psycho Circus.

Alan has also appeared in numerous commercials such as Dave and Busters, Chevy/AMC's Fear The Walking Dead, Adult Swim's Robot Unicorn Attack 3 and Century Day & Night Spa.

Along with his on camera presence, Alan has also been heard as a voice actor. He performed the English dubs for Netflix's foreign films, I Am Not an Easy Man, Nothing to Hide and Jefe. Alan also voiced the Sigma Brewing Company's online commercial.

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TJ, Richard and Alan will be joining us all weekend and look forward to meeting you and answering your questions about their unique roles in modern film making!

Tickets to Fantasm:
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=21

Book your Room:
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=3


AUTHOR JACKIE SONNENBERG JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 22 days, 10 hours ago - 08/02/19 07:08 PM ]

Jackie Sonnenberg is an author and actor living in Orlando, known for "cosplaying" her original characters and interacting with people to tell them their stories in a fun way. She creates the whole look and costume and dons them to conventions and events....believing she can best introduce people to her books by first introducing them to the characters. She currently has a collection of novels retelling Nursery Rhymes as horror stories, with rough drafts and outlines for more in the works. The series collection is called yresruN semhyR, or nursery rhymes backwards and the first two novels are MY SOUL TO KEEP and THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO. She also has short stories in anthologies 13, 13: DEJA VU, 13: NIGHT TERRORS, and CARNIVAL OF FEAR, with a new one coming out this spring called THE MIRROR TALES.

Jackie also has a background in the Horror industry as a veteran haunted house actor and was in the local attractions The Shallow Grave and Zombie Outbreak, has currently joined the cast of the new haunt Dark Horizon and has won costume contests and gained recognition in various media outlets for her unique approach. An avid Horror enthusiast, she is always creatively bringing the scares to life in some form or another.


EXHIBIT HALL RESERVATIONS NOW OPEN FOR VENDORS AND ARTISTS!
[ 26 days, 6 hours ago - 07/29/19 11:07 PM ]

The EXHIBIT HALL is now open for Vendor and Artist reservation and selection. Reserveration and selection of your booth is incredibly easy with our online system so get the booth you want now!

https://www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=23

Tickets to Fantasm:
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=21

Book your Room:
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=3


Bill and Ted's Excellent Halloween Burlesque Adventure! (18+ ONLY)
[ 29 days, 4 hours ago - 07/27/19 01:07 AM ]

Strange things are afoot when the sun sets at Fantasm!

Join Bill and Ted as they venture into an old prop warehouse to reminisce upon their old show only to discover they're being given another chance to mock the pop culture of the year! Nothing is off the table as these sexy characters take the stage in a wild burlesque adventure! 

Presented by Speakeasy Sirens

(18+ ONLY - IDs REQUIRED)

https://www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=33


DON COSCARELLI JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 31 days, 14 hours ago - 07/24/19 03:07 PM ]

This is so awesome we couldn't wait to share it with you!

It's been 40 years and five films (and we're still not convinced the war with The Tall Man is over). To help guide us through the past and into the future Fantasm is pleased to announce that legendary Phantasm screenwriter/director/producer Don Coscarelli!

Shot on a very modest budget, Phantasm (1979) was hotly received by horror fans worldwide and the film has since spawned four sequels: Phantasm II (1988), Phantasm III: Lord of the Dead (1994), Phantasm IV: Oblivion (1998) and Phantasm: RaVager (2016).

Apart from the Phantasm series, Coscarelli also wrote and directed the popular swords and sorcery film The Beastmaster (1982) starring athletic Marc Singer and the eye-catching Tanya Roberts being pursued by villainous high priest Rip Torn.

In 2002, Coscarelli cast horror & fantasy film screen hero Bruce Campbell in the highly off-beat Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) that depicts Elvis and John F. Kennedy hiding out in a Texas rest home where the residents are being attacked by a 3,000 year old cowboy boot wearing mummy trying to bring itself back to life! The film was an immediate indie and horror hit at several film festivals and has spawned a further cult following for Coscarelli and Campbell.

Coscarelli has carved himself a true cult niche in modern horror film history, and his loyal fans eagerly await his next project. Join us at Fantasm where you'll be able to meet Don and ask him about his career and film work in person!

Tickets
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=21

Book your Room:
www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=3


MIKE CHRISTOPHER JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 32 days, 19 hours ago - 07/23/19 10:07 AM ]

Mike Christopher is best known for his portrayal of the Hare Krishna Zombie in the 1978 classic horror movie “Dawn of the Dead” directed by George Romero.

Originally, a synthesizer/keyboardist performing with a bald, space themed theatrical band named FLUID, he already had the look when Romero cast him for the role of a Krishna devotee turned by the zombie outbreak. His pivotal role caused Fran, the female lead, to reassess her situation and decide to learn how to shoot weapons and fly the chopper.

Shortly following the release fo Dawn, he moved to Los Angeles to work within a variety of media types. He performed laser light shows with Laserium and Laser Media, became lead audio tech for Oberheim and Kurzweil Synthesizers, worked as a session musician, colorized  black and white movies then helped to expand quality control operations for 35 mm film to digital videotape mastering. 

In 2008, he was surprised to learn “Dawn of the Dead“ had become wildly popular and began appearing at Horror Conventions while making cameo appearances in Herschel Gordon Lewis’ “The Uh-Oh” Show” as a ticket scalper, a truck mechanic in the remake of “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and as a director of a Psychiatric institute in the yet to be released prequel “Night of the Living Dead: Genesis”. Michael’s only lead role to date is “Joe Vampire”, an ultra low budget movie filmed in the Tampa Bay Area.

Currently living in East Central Florida, he has returned to his musical roots, composing music in his home studio and providing occasional music for motion pictures. 


NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
[ 38 days, 19 hours ago - 07/17/19 10:07 AM ]

NEVERMORE: THE IMAGINARY LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLAN POE

BOOK, MUSIC, AND LYRICS BY JONATHAN CHRISTENSON 

"Exquisitely stylish . . . a gothic fantasia." - New York Times 

The creative team at Rainbow Sun Productions (An Avengers Line, Killer Kabaret) brings to you the FLORIDA PREMIERE of the acclaimed Off Broadway Musical extravaganza Nevemore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. 

This unique and wildly theatrical musical combines haunting music and poetic storytelling to chronicle the fascinating life of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe. A literary rock star of his day, Poe struggles with tragedy and addiction, poverty and loss, yet produces some of the world's most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in unexplained circumstances at the age of 40. At once gorgeous and grotesque, Nevermore explores the events that shape Poe's character and career, blurring the line between fact and fiction--after all, as Poe himself writes, "All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

Proceeds raised from this event will be donated to Actors Reaching Out, a 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts organization promoting literacy and community outreach.
For more information, please visit www.ActorsReachingOut.org 

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)


NAOMI GROSSMAN - American Horror Story: Freak Show - Pepper
[ 43 days, 19 hours ago - 07/12/19 10:07 AM ]

NAOMI GROSSMAN was a recent Primetime Emmy nominee for “Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama” for her role in Ctrl Alt Delete. Best known as the first crossover character, the fan-favorite “Pepper” on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum & Freak Show, Naomi also appeared as a new character, the Satanist “Samantha Crowe” in the most recent season, Apocalypse. Naomi was named one of IMDb’s “Top 10 Breakout Stars” after her STARmeter skyrocketed to #1, making her the most searched in its 8 million person database. The Television Academy considered her for an Emmy for her portrayal of Pepper in 2015, and Entertainment Weekly called her being cast in the role “The Best of 2012.” Fans may also recognize her from cameos in the following feature films: Table for Three, The Chair, Sky Sharks, Short Straw, Bite Me, Painkillers, The Lurker, 1 BR, Murder RX, The Portal, Preacher Six, An Accidental Zombie (Named Ted), and Fear, Inc.


JYOTI AMGE - World's Smallest Woman / American Horror Story: Freak Show - Ma Petite
[ 45 days, 19 hours ago - 07/10/19 10:07 AM ]

Jyoti Kisanji Amge (born 16 December 1993) is a resident of Nagpur, India. She is an Indian actress notable for being the world's smallest living woman according to the Limca Book of Records and Guinness World Records. On December 16, 2011 - Amge's 18th birthday, she was officially declared the world's smallest woman by Guinness World Records with a height of 62.8 cm (2 ft 0.6 in) and currently holds that title.

Jyoti Amge was featured in the 2009 documentary entitled Body Shock: Two Foot Tall Teen. She was also a guest participant on Bigg Boss season 6, an Indian television show. On August 13, 2014, she was cast in the fourth season of American Horror Story: Freak Show as "Ma Petite".


DIRECTOR JESSE BURKS JOINS FANTASM 2019!
[ 47 days, 20 hours ago - 07/08/19 09:07 AM ]

Director Jesse Burks is a practicing surgeon who fell in love with filmmaking, quite by accident, in 2011. His first three films: One Please, Cured, and That Unusual Brick currently have over 14 million views online in under 2 years.

In addition to being oddly weird stories, Jesse's films have no dialogue and rely heavily on sound, music, and photography as characters in their own right.

Besides having the pleasure to work with the legendary Michael Berryman on 3 of the 4 films, Jesse is known to badger close family members (wife, sons, nieces, etc.) to be in his films - which proved to be a wonderful stroke of luck - because their dedication, and undiscovered acting abilities, helped create something special.

Also, not being a classically trained filmmaker, Jesse can never thank his crew enough for their talents and experience. Without them, the stories about babies, and guillotines, and mimes, and drills, and ice cream, and blood, and vacuum cleaners, and small bits of bone, and forehead skin...would never have been told.

Jesse will be screening his films in a special presentation at FANTASM with special guest Michael Berryman! Don't miss out!


MARTY GRABSTEIN - COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG!
[ 50 days, 4 hours ago - 07/06/19 01:07 AM ]

Things are about to get busy here! We've got a bunch of announcements and we're going to start them off with our second Guest!!

Marty Grabstein is best known for doing the voice of Courage in the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Courage The Cowardly Dog which continues to air on Boomerang and is also available through Netflix.

Marty's career has also included work in films, television series, live sketch comedy, theater and commercials. Grabstein’s film credits include Bury The Evidence and Apartment #5C, and most recently as one of the leads in the feature film A Cat's Tale (currently playing the festival circuit and won best ensemble acting award at SF Best Actors Film Festival). His television credits include parts on all three Law & Order series, Third Watch, and Conviction.

Marty enjoys appearing and meeting his fans of all ages who have enjoyed his work over the years and will be taking photos and signing autographs all weekend; so, make sure to come out and say Hi!

First things first, though: you're going to want to head over to our main website (www.FantasmOrlando.com) and sign up for an account there so you can get register for the con. And while you're there check out our amazing host hotel, the Rosen Shingle Creek! We'll be announcing some of the special perks hotel guests will be enjoying in the near future.


New Sponsor - DARK ARTS EVENTS!
[ 57 days, 12 hours ago - 06/28/19 05:06 PM ]

Have you met our new Sponsor?
You should check them out!

https://www.facebook.com/DarkArtsMarket

Dark Arts Events is a production company that creates fringe events, stage shows and markets centered around the strange, the unusual and the cleverly eclectic. Based on the east coast of southern Florida, their goal is to create one of a kind entertainment experiences that foster an atmosphere of acceptance and support for the subculture subset and those who feel they reside well outside of the societal norm.

Their next upcoming event: Original Sin Underground Market
https://www.facebook.com/events/2346147955428538/


FANTASM TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
[ 57 days, 12 hours ago - 06/28/19 05:06 PM ]

IT'S ALIVE!

Tickets for FANTASM are now available for purchase online!

As a special thank you to all our fans for your support, Weekend Pass pricing will be starting off at the same cost as a single Saturday Pass. This won't live forever so get yours now and make sure to reserve your hotel room so you don't miss out on any of the action!

http://www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=21


PRESS APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!
[ 62 days, 6 hours ago - 06/23/19 11:06 PM ]

Press Applications are officially open!

FANTASM welcomes all members of the media who are involved in the Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Fandom and/or entertainment industry. Press members may be employed with a major media company or independent contractors or professionals. The requirements and application for Press Badge registration are posted on our main website (www.fantasmorlando.com/index.cfm?ID=25)

Applications must be received by 2019-09-28 and you will need to register for an account in order to fill out a Press Application.


KILLER KABARET by Actors Reaching Out!
[ 67 days, 6 hours ago - 06/18/19 11:06 PM ]

KILLER KABARET (18+)

One. Two. They’re coming for you! There’s nowhere to hide! Direct from its killer WORLD PREMIERE at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City comes the incredible horror concert experience.

Enter the horrific graveyard at Fantasm Orlando... IF YOU DARE!
From the creators of An Avengers Line, your favorite villains and horror characters are coming to the stage as never before! From Camp Crystal Lake to Elm Street and beyond the grave, you never know who (or what) might show up to perform at this open mic night! Like you, these characters have a wide taste in music, from Broadway to Disney to Rock and more! If you are a fan of horror and musical comedy, you won’t want to miss the WORLD PREMIERE performance of Killer Kabaret, presented by Rainbow Sun Productions. #ItsShowtime

Proceeds raised during this event will be donated to Actors Reaching Out, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses theater to promote literacy and community outreach.

Rainbow Sun Productions is an entertainment company where all stories shine bright. The company develops and produces a variety of web content, series, films, and live theatrical events. Web content includes Converse-ations, Twinventures, Wanna Play?. Confusion & Delay, and Face Your Fears. Theatrical events include Killer Kabaret, and An Avengers Line. Further shows, concerts, and cabarets are currently in development for venues across the country. For booking information, please contact RainbowSunProductions@gmail.com


FIRST GUEST! MICHAEL BERRYMAN!
[ 68 days, 8 hours ago - 06/17/19 09:06 PM ]

What better way to kickoff our first convention than introducing our First Guest: veteran actor and horror/sci-fi genre icon Michael Berryman!

Michael Berryman portrays a gamut of characters, ranging from evil, dangerous and creepy to wise, gentle, sage, mystical, whimsical, comedic and even angels. Michael is an adored favorite of horror and sci-fi movie fans worldwide.

His list of film credits include: DOC SAVAGE, the Academy Award winning film ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, THE HILL'S HAVE EYES, WEIRD SCIENCE, STAR TREK IV, ARMED RESPONSE, CUT AND RUN, SOLAR CRISIS, THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, SCOOBY DOO and many more. Michael's many television credits include TALES FROM THE CRYPT and X FILES, the upcoming series HELL HUNTERS as well as HELL'S KITTY.

Michael will be joining us all weekend so be sure to stop by his table for an autograph and don't miss his Q&A Panel!


FANTASM ORLANDO - A HAUNT AND HORROR CONVENTION!
[ 69 days, 7 hours ago - 06/16/19 10:06 PM ]

FANTASM is Orlando, Florida's NEWEST Haunt and Horror Convention!

Taking place on October 11-13, 2019 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel, this is an event that is not to be missed! 
Join us for our FIRST YEAR and help us grow into something that everyone will be DYING to be a part of!

Tickets will be available soon and don't forget to get your Hotel Reservation!

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DIANE AYALA GOLDNER JOINS FANTASM 2019!

MELISSA GIBBO JOINS FANTASM 2019!

J. MICHAEL RODDY JOINS FANTASM 2019!

THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD CAST REUNION!

FANTASM 2019 BRINGS THE KAIJU!

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