Bristol Horror Con 2016

Review & Photography by Sabrina Selkis

Bristol Horror Con is back for its second year on Saturday 15th October 2016 at the Future Inn, Bristol,UK.

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Two hours East from London by train, Bristol has an alternative community that is hard to ignore. Last Saturday, Horror was the guest of choice at the Future Inn hotel. On the 6th floor,  Horror was celebrated in all its form with Guests, Traders, an SFX Workshop, Cosplay competition, Short Films, Reading etc…

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Also on the ground/reception floor was Horror Gaming and downstairs a Horror Quiz. You want Horror, you are getting plenty of it!

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The different events were held in two different rooms, one highlight of the day being  guests Caroline Munro (Abominable Dr. Phibes, Dracula A.D. 1972) and  Laurence R. Harvey (Human Centipede 2 and 3) who participated in a very interesting panel about Horror Remakes, and how “Twilight became a metaphore for a lack of imagination” (Ti Singh quote), along with filmmaker Noomi Spook.

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But also, the Horror Quiz , who gathered around 50/60 people. Questions included: What is the name of Highschool in “Carry”? / In the 1922 movie, how many times does Nosferatu blink? /In what room number do the events take place in Stephen king “Shining” ? / What was the first colour horror film? And many others.

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Yes it was small, yes it is not the scale of many comic cons, but it felt more accessible and relaxed than other large corporate events.

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For more informations about this event: http://bristolhorrorcon.weebly.com/

Also Bristol Horror Club : http://bristolhorror.com/

Guests:

CAROLINE MUNRO
LAURENCE R. HARVEY
JSU GARCIA
EMMA DARK
LEE NICHOLAS HARRIS
MATT SHAW
ALICE BIZARRE
SARA JAYNE TOWNSEND
PETE SUTTON
MARTYN WAITES
STEPHEN VOLK
AK BENEDICT
JONATHAN L. HOWARD
THOMAS DAVID PARKER

Traders:

The Sinister Horror Company, Stephen Cooney, C L Raven, Chupacabra, Megaera’s Realm, Hellbound Media, Wednesday Lenore Designs, Morbitorium, From the Shadows, Pizza Eaters, Psycho Juice, Horrify Me – Horror Photography and Portraits, Rich Hawkins – Writer, Anastasia Catris | Artist and Writer, Michael Bray Author, Adam Millard, Carmilla Voiez, Ally Katte MUA, The Great Escape – thegreatesc.com, Blue Moon Baby, Old One Productions, Lesbian Bed Death, Savage Monster Clothing, SoftoyHobby.com, Zombie Pussy, Stuart Keane, Science Fiction Collectables, 88 Films, Hell In A Cell – Horror Escape Experience Bristol, Always Alternative, Wrench Studios, ZomBea’s Boutique, Horrific Tales Publishing

 

 

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