If you would have ask me back in 1998 when I first started putting together the Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo if I thought we’d still be doing this in 2016, I’d have laughed at you. I figured I’d run one, maybe two shows to celebrate the drive-in’s I grew up in and that would probably be that. But, here we are. Twenty Nine CW Shows under our belt and our 17th Anniversary Show just six months away.
Never in a million years would I have imagined we’d still be here celebrating the drive-in’s today. Especially since we’ve never changed what it is we love and celebrate. That’s unheard of these days. We should have sold out and went for the money a long time ago, but the CW Show has never been about selling out. It’s always been about B movies and the fans of B movies. The CW Show has become family for a couple thousand like minded people and I’d like to thank each and every fan through the door this past weekend for making the CW Show so much fun for everyone behind the scenes. Great fans make for a great weekend and I thank you all for making my 29 CW Show just as much fun as the previous 28.
Never one to rest on reputation or slack off for any length of time, we’ve got another great show lined up this September 30th - October 1st and 2nd, 2016.
Up on tap for our 17th Anniversary Show this Fall is a 35th Anniversary EVIL DEAD Reunion.
BETSY BAKER “Linda”
ELLEN SANDWEISS “Cheryl”
THERESA TILLY “Shelly”
HAL DELRICH “Scott”
And of course, our ol’ friend and CW family member, TOM SULLIVAN, will be on board as well.
Who else do we have ready to roll for the Fall Show?...
CARMINE CAPOBIANCO, the guy who unleashed Psychos in Love, Galactic Gigolo, and Cemetery High on the world will be making his first ever convention appearance this Fall.
SHARON FARRELL has been rescheduled to the Fall Show, so expect to see the IT’S ALIVE, NIGHT OF THE COMET, STUNT MAN, and REIVERS star in six short months.
BILL JOHNSON, the second person to play “Leatherface” in THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2 will be making a return to CW after several years away.
Author JACK KETCHUM will be making his first ever CW Show appearance. Jack’s had four of his novels turned into movies: RED, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR, OFFSPRING, and THE LOST; and he had small acting roles in all of them.
ELIZABETH SHEPHERD will also me making a return to CW after more years than we can remember, so get ready to have a great time with the fan friendly star of THE TOMB OF LIGEIA, DAMIEN: OMEN 2, and POLTERGEIST THE LEGACY.
GEORGE “THE ANIMAL” STEELE wound up in the hospital Wednesday night before this past week’s show. He’s a tough ol’ bird, so I can’t imagine he won’t reschedule his appearance to the Fall Show as well.
Expect more guests to be announced in the next few weeks.
And as always, you can save some pretty good coin by taking advantage of our Early Bird Ticket Special. Single Day Passes are only $15 each, and a 3-Day Pass can be had for only $35 between now and June 10th. Add in the fact that we always present more than 60 hours worth of Programming for your admission money and it’s hard to find a better bargain in a world where they charge you ten bucks to watch a DVD in a movie theater and popcorn costs ten cents a kernel.
OK, no long winded me this month. I’m off to do some inventory and get some paperwork done before we get back on the road in a couple of weeks and head off to the Motor City Nightmares show in Novi, MI.
I’ll be back with all of the usual CW Show reminders next month. Until then, I’d like to once again thank everyone who attended the last CW Show for making the weekend special for our attending Guests, as well as those of us who bust a little ass trying to keep things running smoothly all weekend long.
CW fans really are the best group of fans in the world today.