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National Halloween and Haunters Convention and Too Many Games Happening this Weekend

6 May 2011 by
Ghostbusters from the 2010 National Halloween and Haunters Convention

Ghostbusters from the 2010 National Halloween and Haunters Convention

The Convention Fans Blog will be out and about at two conventions in the Philadelphia area this weekend! They are actually within about twenty minutes of each other, but will no doubt attract some wildly different crowds.

Zombart and Tara Clapper will both be at the National Halloween and Haunters Convention in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Bart will be attending as press, and Tara will technically be there as a vendor (just to be clear). You can expect photos and reports from them after the convention. (Check out our photos from the 2010 convention!)

The National Halloween and Haunters Convention technically started yesterday, and runs through Sunday, at the Valley Fore Convention Center. This convention is dedicated to lovers of all things Halloween and horror, and focuses not just on a great expo hall, but killer classes and seminars (some require fees to attend). That said, the vendors are amazing, and offer everything from realistic looking fake corpses to animatronic plants (like Little Shop of Horrors’-style Audrey IIs).

A standard show floor pass for the whole weekend is just $25. A full list of classes and prices is available on their website. There is also a costume ball, a Scare Brothers bus tour, and more (additional tickets needed). Visit www.nationalhauntersconvention.com for additional details.

While Tara and Bart are at The National Halloween and Haunters Convention, I’ll be heading over to Too Many Games, a gaming convention being held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania. This convention starts today and runs through Sunday.

Too Many Games will feature appearances by James Rolfe (a.k.a. The Angry Video Game Nerd), Brett Vanderbrook, Matt Stewart, Charles Urbach, Chipocrite, Heavyw8bit, Inverse Phase, and even Star Trek’s Chase Masterson (Leeta), just to name a few.

There will be tournaments, open gaming, vendors, concerts, panels, and an indie game showcase.

Tickets are just $20 for the entire weekend. Saturday only tickets are $15, and Sunday only tickets are $12. Friday entry requires a full weekend pass. Visit www.toomanygames.com for more information.

Attending either of these cons? Be sure to seek us out and say hello!

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