I had the pleasure of attending the Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention in Chattanooga a few weeks ago. The Full Moon Conventions are organized by Ben and Stacey Dixon of Nashville. Ben is one of the best tattoo artists in Nashville and Stacey is an actress and model. I have been attending the Full Moon shows for many years and they never disappoint.
My favorite part of attending conventions is meeting the celebrities from my favorite horror movies. It means a lot to me to be able to tell the stars what an impact their work has had on my life. I really like it when a convention has a reunion of several cast members from one of my favorite films. Full Moon had several cast members of the Phantasm cast. A. Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister and Angus Scrimm was joined by director Don Coscarelli for what was in my opinion one of the best movie reunions you could ask for.
Me and Don Coscarelli
Me and Reggie Bannister from Phantasm
With A. Michael Baldwin
The Tall Man himself Mr. Angus Scrimm
Me with Reggie and Michael
Fans meeting the Phantasm guys
One of the hottest tv shows on the air right now is The Walking Dead. There were several cast members of the show on hand to meet and talk to the fans. Many of these people we have met before and become friends with. It is always fun to hang out with these fine actors and actresses.
My girlfriend Christi could not make it to the show. She had found a bottle of Zombie Zin wine in North Carolina and thought it would be cool to get some of the walkers from the show to sign it. Here is a pic of Sonya Thompson signing the bottle.
Rodney Hall saying hello to Christi and holding her bottle of wine.
Our favorite zombie of all time and good friend Melissa Cowan AKA The Bicycle Girl was at the show on Saturday and put her signature on the bottle as well.
A Walking Dead fan talks to Melissa about the show, along with Melissa’s boyfriend Erin.
Me and Melissa before she headed back home.
Viviana Chavez who appeared in the first season of the show as Miranda was at the show on Sunday. I did not know that she was going to be at the show. It was a very nice surprise to be able to meet her.
My picture with Viviana
PJ Soles who starred in the first Halloween movie is a very special friend to Christi and me. She was at the show and did a very nice question and answer panel and talked about Halloween, Rock And Roll High School and some of her other films.
PJ during her Q & A.
Steve Dash who played Jason in Friday The 13th Part 2 was one of the guests at Full Moon. He is a very nice guy.
David Naughton was in the film American Werewolf In London. A lot of people don’t know it but David was the guy that sung about being a pepper in the Dr Pepper commercials in the 70’s and had a hit record with the theme song of the tv show Makin’ It that he also appeared in.
David signing a picture for Christi.
Two of our good friends from Georgia were on hand as well. Circus Envy and Jerry Dewayne Lester saying hello to Christi.
With Lace Grainger, one of Argos T. Fleam’s Kooks
There was a costume contest on Saturday Night so I thought I would stick around and check it out. The judges for the show were Daniel Griffith, Melissa Cowan and David Naughton.
Here are pictures of some of the costumes that were entered in the contest
The judges voting for their favorite costumes
And the winner is…..
I was hoping this girl would win. A very original idea with her Tippi Hedren costume from The Birds.
As with any horror convention there were a lot of very cool vendors selling their products at the show.
You could also get a tattoo at the show if you wanted to. Full Moon started out as a tattoo show and the horror side was added a few years later. Glad to see they kept the tattoo part.
Me and Stacey Dixon, one of the shows organizers.
As always I had a great time at the Full Moon Tattoo And Horror Convention in Chattanooga, Tn. They always have stuff going on all weekend and great celebrity guests. A big thanks to Ben and Stacey Dixon for putting on one of the best shows in the south. As long as they keep doing the show I will keep coming. Looking forward to their show in Nashville in 2013 at the Nashville Convention Center. Hope to see you all there.