Monday, October 11, 2010

CRYPTICON Minneapolis 2010 Bands Announced

The Crypticon Festival in Minneapolis has released the full lineup of 14 bands scheduled to perform at the horror movie festival held November 5-7 at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel. Here is the band list for each night:
Friday, November 5 - Jack Havoc, Impaler, Tennessee Murder Club, The Clincher, Alation, and Solution 13
Saturday, November 6 - Mushroomhead, Wrecking Day, Black Food Diesel, Dead Bundy, Souless Affection, Caustic Vision, Pinwheel, and Gabriel And The Apocalypse
Mushroomhead will also be doing a meet and greet on Saturday at the convention. There are a variety of ticket packages available, including tickets for all events, only the convention events, and only the concert events. If you're only interested in seeing the concerts, tickets for Friday night only are $13, and tickets for Friday and Saturday are $23. It doesn't appear that concert tickets for Saturday night only are available. If you are coming from out of town, Crypticon has arranged special room rates at the Sheraton if you reserve your room by Friday, October 15.
Among the guests that are scheduled for convention events are:
Jeffrey Combs - actor (Re-Animator, Star Trek, more)
Bruce Abbott - actor (Re-Animator, The Last Starfighter, more)
Kathleen Kinmont - actress (Halloween 4, Bride Of Re-Animator, more)
Walter Phelan - creature actor, makeup and effects artist (House Of 1000 Corpses, Watchmen, Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight, more)
Jake McKinnon - actor, effects artist (House Of 1000 Corpses, Halloween II, more)
Dee Wallace - actress (E.T., The Howling, Rob Zombie's Halloween, more)
Tom Sullivan - makeup and effects artist, props, animator (Evil Dead, more). Tom will bring along his museum of movie props and illustrations.
Troy Holbrook - Bodybag Photography and FX (Crave, Cyrus, more). Tory will be conducting a hands-on, 2-day class on the making of silicone appliances.
Brian Krause - actor (Charmed, Tales From The Crypt, more). Brian's new film, Cyrus: The Mind Of A Killer, will be screened Friday night.
Jason Lively - actor (European Vacation, Night Of The Creeps, more)
William B. Davis - actor (The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, more)
Joe Knetter - author and script writer (Twisted Loneliness, Strip Club Slasher, more)
Scarlet Salem - actress and writer (Killer Biker Chicks, Terror Overload, more)
Sean Clark - producer and writer (The Black Waters Of Echo's Pond, Horror's Hallowed Grounds, more)
Dr. Ivan Cryptosis - Kooky Spooky Theatre
This is the 5th year of Crypticon, and it promises to be an interesting experience for horror buffs. View the trailer from last year's event below.

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