OZ HORROR CON Comes To Melbourne

Attention all Australian horror fans.  If you reside in Melbourne (or can get to the city) this weekend will see zombies come to life as OZ HORROR CON takes over.  Read on for the details.

One of my biggest regrets in life is leaving Melbourne to move to Brisbane.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the climate of Queensland, I enjoy the fact that I’m only 40 minutes to the beach and to every possible theme park on the Gold Coast.  But what I have in the way of sun and surf, I lack in conventions designed to scare the living bejesus out of me.

So what is OZ HORROR CON?

OZ HORROR CON is a pop culture convention/expo for fans of horror movies, books, cosplay, music, graphic novels and games.  The events also appeal to fans of the Supernatural and Paranormal, ghost hunters, psychics, as well as fans of esoterica or outré fashion, jewellery and body art/tattoo.

So where is it and when?

OZ HORROR CON 2012 is held at the Royal Melbourne Hotel this Saturday, October 27th.  Please note that the event is for over 18’s unless accompanied by a parent or gaurdian.  The event is rated M.

Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 and all information can be found on the official OZ HORROR CON website here http://www.ozhorrorcon.com/

Here’s a list of what to expect this year

  • Horror hound      music from the bizarre taste of Dr. Ghast!
  • Zombies,      Vampires, Ghouls and Monsters abound (CosPlay and fancy-dress welcome!)
  • Caged Zombies      from ZombieHire.com     
  • Bride and Groom      Zombies (and more!) from Gore Play
  • Meet Leslie      Simpson, ‘The Crawler’ in ‘The Descent’, also in ‘Dog Soldiers’, ‘The      Reckoning’ and ‘Crawlspace’…
  • “6-6-6      of the Best (and worst) scenes”
  • FREE      membersip to      Melbourne Horror Film Society $20
  • Australian      Horror Writer’s Association and Independent Authors book-signings,      launches, panels- Geoff Brown, Lucy Sussex, Brett McBean, Cameron Oliver,      Mark Smith-Briggs, Talie Helene, JC Clarke
  • Australian      Paranormal Society ghost-finding workshops, haunting tales from the Royal Melbourne
  • Paul Bedford      will be talking through ‘the cradle to the grave’      of his graphic novel “The List”
  • Jason Franks,      novelist, graphic novelist and author ot McBlack, The Sixsmiths, and      magazine editor
  • Experiences      from The Paranormal Guide
  • Horror Movie      trivia panel game (PopCorn Video)
  • Giveaways and      signings, launches and previews, etc.
  • CozPlay      competition with prizes!
  • The bar will be      open and hot food available
  • At 6pm, we have      to vacate, but there are plenty of venues to retreat to for those ‘children of the night’…

And More…

So if you’re in Melbourne, grab yourself a ticket and go have some spooky fun.  As for me?  Guess I’ll grab my surfboard and go sit in the waves hoping for a Jaws sighting….

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