I attempted to get myself in the Halloween spirit today by buying a pumpkin spice candle at Target. Then I heard about Monster-Mania Con coming to Hunt Valley this weekend — September 16, 17, and 18. If you’re as much of a fright fanatic as I am, don’t miss it. The biggest names in horror movies and television will do pop-ups at this horror convention, signing autographs and posing for your pictures. Don’t pass up a chance to meet John Carpenter, director of Halloween, Prince of Darkness, and Village of the Damned…to name a chilling few. Come get Kristin Bauer’s autograph! (In case you don’t know, she’s a bad-ass vamp from “True Blood.”) The Dead Zone’s Anthony Michael Hall set to show his quirky face, too, though you may know him better as nerdy Brian in The Breakfast Club. Also spooky-worthy: deceased cast members from The Walking Dead, serial killer Michael Meyers, and Winston from Ghostbusters. Check out the full guest list.
Events and movies run 8 pm to 2 am Friday night, 10 am to 2 am Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Haunted location: The Marriott Hunt Valley Inn. Only VIP tickets are available online, so get passes at the door if you’re trying to save some cash. Can I get a “Boo,” reader? Come on, show your devotion to blood, guts, and ghouls, and come hang out with me at Monster Mania!