If you would have told me back in the year 2000 that we would be quickly approaching our 14th anniversary and just ran our 25th Cinema Wasteland Movie and Memorabilia Expo I would have laughed at you. But having just run our 25th CW Show, that’s exactly where we stand today.
It was a terrific show all around and I was amazed to see so many new faces, returning family members who haven’t been able to make a show in a while, as well as the new found fans we hooked over the past show or two who are now comfortably slipping into the Wasteland Family as 3-Day Pass holders and going for the whole weekend experience.
Between the regular attending fans as well as the CW Staff, you always make my job as the promoter and guy who makes sure over 60 hours worth of programming happens seem so much easier than it really is. A big shout out to the best weekend “family of friends” any person could hope for. The next CW reunion is only six short months away.
Never run to rest on reputation, we’ve got another great Guest List started for our October 3-5, 2014 Show. We’ll get the web site updated in the next few weeks, but so far, you can expect to see the following Guests at the October 3-5, 2014 Show:
MARTINE BESWICK - You’ll know her from Bond films like DR. NO, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and THUNDERBALL; Hammer films like DOCTOR JEKYLL AND SISTER HYDE and ONE MILLION YEARS B.C., and drive-in flicks like SEIZURE, and CRITTERS 4.
VERONICA CARLSON - Best known for her Hammer film roles in DRACULA HAS RISEN FROM THE GRAVE, FRANKENSTEIN MUST BE DESTROYED, and THE HORROR OF FRANKENSTEIN, to name just a few.
GREYDON CLARK - Producer, Director, and Actor, Greydon Clark got his start working with Al Adamson on DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN and SATAN’S SADISTS before he made a name for himself as a director on films like SATAN’S CHEERLEADERS, BLACK SHAMPOO, WITHOUT WARNING, and THE UNINVITED.
GERETTA GERETTA - Probably best known for her roles in a string of Italian horror films like Lamberto Bava’s DEMONS, Lucio Fulci’s MURDER ROCK, RATS: THE NIGHTS OF TERROR, and sci-fi stuff like ALIENATORS, and WARRIORS OF THE LOST WORLD.
AMBER LYNN - 1980s Adult Film Superstar was also in several non-adult films, like EVILS OF THE NIGHT, 52 PICK-UP, THINGS, and the BAD GIRLS television series.
CAROLINE MUNRO - Bond Girl, Hammer Films starlet, singer, pin-up… You name it, and Caroline conquered it. We’ll always love her for roles in films like DRACULA A.D. 1972, CAPTAIN KRONOS VAMPIRE HUNTER, THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, STARCRASH, MANIAC, etc, etc.
KYRA SCHON - Our old friend Kyra was “Karen Cooper” in George Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.
MINK STOLE - One of the original members of John Waters acting troupe, Mink was in everything Waters made, including some real classics like PINK FLAMINGOS, MULTIPLE MANIACS, FEMALE TROUBLE, DESPERATE LIVING, and POLYESTER.
Of course, we’ll be staying in touch with C. Thomas Howell so we can add him to the guest list if he’s not shooting a film or TV show in October and we’ll be sending off the get well cards you all signed for Patty Mullen and Bob Z’Dar this week in hopes they fell better and will be able to make October’s show as well since winding up in the hospital Wednesday before a scheduled appearance has got to be a bummer for anyone gearing up for a Wasteland Weekend.
We’ll round out the rest of the October Show guest list in the weeks ahead. It’s looking like another great drive-in movie celebration this Fall, so make those plans to join us today and get in on our “early bird” ticket special.
With more programming and later hours than usual, I’m still recovering from the long weekend, so that’s it for me this month. We’ll return next month with the usual show reminders, news on any new guest additions, and whatever else comes to mind.