I was just bumming around Facebook and stumbled upon the page for Waves of Terror, an upcoming convention that looks to quite possibly be the most unique convention of all the times. Billed as "The Vacation From Hell", Waves of Terror is set to be a 4 day long horror convention that takes place on a boat, a boat that is jam packed with horror celebrities. Leaving from Tampa, Florida and arriving in Cozumel, Mexico, the floating convention is apparently going to take place April 12th-16th of next year. There aren't any details other than that on the official website yet, but here's what I uncovered by prowling around the Facebook page!
Thus far confirmed for the show are two different Leatherface's, Gunnar Hansen (original) & Andrew Bryniarski (remake), three different Jason's, Ari Lehman (original), Warrington Gillette (Part 2) & Ken Kirzinger (Freddy vs Jason), as well as Halloween : Resurrection's Michael Myers, Brad Loree, Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay) from Child's Play and a slew of zombies from The Walking Dead. Also on board (literally!) is John Dugan, who played Grandpa in the original Chainsaw.
As for the activities and events, there will be Q&A sessions, meet and greets, interactive attractions (one allowing you to 'kill' zombies), live music and even a 'Camp Crystal Lake Prom' (color me intrigued). It should be noted that all autographs and events as well as drinks (at least the non-alcoholic ones) and food are included with your ticket, making this more of "an intimate, interactive encounter with some of the biggest icons of the horror screen" rather than your typical horror convention. In other words, no waiting on long lines with money in your hand. The price for all of this? Under $800.
If this sounds interesting to you, head over to WavesOfTerror.com and/or 'like' Waves of Terror on Facebook, as finalized pricing and full guest lists and details will be posted sometime soon.
Sounds like a blast to me. Definitely gonna keep an eye on this one!