Welcome to the grindhouse!
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is pleased to be hosting a showcase of student and independent grindhouse film shorts at the event on Friday evening, November 8. This festival will be part of the show and no additional tickets or expenses will be expected of fans to attend the event. This film festival will have more of a R-rated slant and nobody will be allowed to enter this film festival that is under the age of 17 unless they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. More info is here.
200th Anniversary of Frankenstein Display!
We will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s classic book Frankenstein, Or The Modern Prometheus through a museum-style historical trek through the history of the iconic character. From the original book through the Karloff era to modern times, this display will be educational as well as celebrate the immeasurable contributions that the Monster made to modern pop culture.
You may find out more about the Frankenstein display here.
If you have ghosts, who ya gonna call? Why the Great Lakes Ghostbusters Coalition, of course! The guys and gals in the GLGC will be roaming the show looking for paranormal activity throughout the weekend, celebrating the long-running movie franchise, and entertaining kids and adults alike. Make sure to find their large display including their own version of an Ecto-1 vehicle and assorted props inside the main vending hall. They will also host a panel on how to join them in their charitable work, so interested souls should attend. You can find out more about their involvement at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con here.
Friday at 3:00 pm in Grand Gallery E-F
Cheesy Monsters Raid Again!
Tony discusses his new book on some of those godawful monster movies of the past and gets a good laugh at their expense. Expect some corny jokes and bad one-liners from our closet Kaiju fan.
Friday at 3:15 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook C-D
Somaiya Daud and Amy Lukavics
Genre and Story Telling
Join authors Somaiya Daud and Amy Lukavics for an in-depth discussion on storytelling and what drew them to their favorite genres. Come learn about how these two long time friends craft story and build worlds in horror and fantasy.
Friday at 5:30 pm in Grand Gallery Overlook B
Horror at Atlas and Timely Comics!
Vic was a featured artist on many horror and suspense titles in the 1950’s while the Mccarthy-style hearings about the evils of comic books were happening. Hear first-hand about the time and what it was like to be involved in those creepy classics.
Friday at 5:45 pm on Main Stage
Writing Translated Into Film and TV
The author of Bird Box and writer for the anthology show “Creepshow” discusses the unique challenges of writing for television and having your work translated into film.
Saturday at 2:15 pm on Main Stage
My Job Is A Killer
The Jigsaw Killer in the Saw films discusses his classical training as an actor, how he fell into the Saw films, and how they have redefined his career.
Saturday at 3:45 pm in Grand Gallery A-C
Boris Karloff: My Father
The daughter of the legendary Frankenstein actor shares stores of the person she knew as Dad. Expect home movies and a very unique look at the iconic character actor.
Saturday at 7:00 pm in Grand Gallery A-C
War Of The Worlds Screening
After a screening of War Of The Worlds (1953), star of the film Ann Robinsoin will discuss the movie and take questions from the audience.
Sunday at 12:00 pm on Main Stage
Guarding Stones and Dodging Zombies
One of the stars from “The Walking Dead” and the Avengers movies discusses his career, where he is headed, and what is coming next.
Sunday at 1:15 pm on Main Stage
That Distinctive Voice!
Tony’s deep, booming voice and dominating stature has placed him as the heavy in the Candyman and Final Destination films as well as a Klingon in the Star Trek franchise. Find out what makes him tick.