Saturday 10/17 6:30PM
Location: The Stage
Make sure to sign up at the cosplay registration table located to the front right of the stage area. Kit, our head of cosplay, will be taking sign ups all day on Saturday. There will be a process of elimination and the top 10 cosplays will be judged for competition.
VIP After Party
(For wristband VIP 21+) Saturday 10/17 After the Convention
Location: Dive Bar 1016 K St. Sacramento. Click HERE for site and directions!
This after party is exclusive to VIP wristband attendees that are 21+. Party responsibly! Confirmed guests to appear at the after party are Miko Hughes, Howard Berger, Barry Bostwick, Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, and more!
Click HERE for workshop schedule, availability, and pricing!
SATURDAY, 17 OCTOBER 2015
Evan Michelson is co-owner of Obscura Antiques & Oddities as well as a musical/performance artist with background in the East Village industrial/fetish/giant robot scene. She is also an ethical vegetarian, a Victorian hairwork collector, an aesthete, and scholar-in-residence at the Morbid Anatomy Museum, where she delivers regular lectures. Evan will present, “You Can’t Kill Me, I’m Already Dead.” Notes from a Gothic Life.
1:15PM FON DAVIS
In his two decade career, Fon Davis has worked on over 30 feature films. As a alumnus of the Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop, Fon has worked on features such as Star Wars, Pearl Harbor, Starship Troopers, Galaxy Quest, Terminator III, Mission Impossible III and the Matrix series.
In addition to his work in visual effects, Fon has also worked in Disney’s art departments as a concept designer/model maker, and on several stop motion projects including the Nightmare Before Christmas and Coraline. More recently, Fon worked on Interstellar, Guardians of the Galaxy and Elysium.
Fon is a creative director at Fonco, guest host, and instructor for the Stan Winston School, writes and develops his own projects, frequently using his broad knowledge in entertainment and visual storytelling. With his vast experience, Fon is well-placed to discuss the art and craft of model making for cinema, from concept design to hybrid practical and CD VFX, with a particular expertise in knowing where models and miniatures can play a role in today’s digital world.
3:00PM THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW 40th ANNIVERSARY
Featuring Patricia Quinn, Barry Bostwick, & Nell Campbell.
4:15PM TERRORVISION REUNION
Sinister Creature Con celebrates the 1986 cult classic, TerrorVision. This film inspired the creation of this convention. Featuring Director Ted Nicoloau, FX artist Cleve Hall, & actors Gerrit Graham, Mary Woronov, & Diane Franklin.
Miko Hughes is known for his film roles as a child actor as Gage Creed in Pet Sematary (1989), as astronaut Jim Lovell's son, Jeffrey Lovell, in Apollo 13, as an autistic boy opposite Bruce Willis in Mercury Rising (1998) and as Dylan, Heather Langenkamp's son in Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994), as well as his recurring role as Aaron on Full House from 1990 to 1995.
SUNDAY, 18 OCTOBER 2015
11:30PM ODDITIES AND CURIOSITIES
Join Evan Michelson (Obscura) and The Bone Room (Berkeley) as they discuss and shine a light on topics such as Death, Curiosities, Antiques, Bones, and more!
12:30PM GEORGE A. ROMERO'S NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Featuring Judith O'Dea & John A. Russo
1:45PM HOWARD BERGER
Academy Award Winning special effects makeup artist, monster maker & animatronic character creator, Howard Berger, grew up in Los Angeles loving movies, special effects makeup and monsters and met his idol, the legendary character creator Stan Winston, when he was 13 years old. Stan took him under his wing and encouraged him to be an up-and-coming character creation artisan. Stressing the importance of education, Winston promised to give Berger a job at Stan Winston Studio after he graduated high school with the understanding he maintain high grades and prove his attention to detail. Winston lived up to his promise and hired Berger at 18 years old to work at Stan Winston Studio on PREDATOR, ALIENS and PUMPKINHEAD. In 1988, Howard co-founded KNB EFX Group, Inc. with Gregory Nicotero and former partner Robert Kurtzman, and over the past 23 years, they have become one of the most prolific Special Makeup Effects and Character Creation studios in Hollywood.
3:00PM KRISTIN BAUER
Kristin Bauer is best known for her roles as vampire Pamela Swynford De Beaufort on the HBO television series True Blood, Jerry's girlfriend Gillian on Seinfeld, and as sorceress Maleficent in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
4:00PM BEHIND THE MASK with Nathan Baesel
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon's star Nathan Baesel discusses all things horror, theatre, and what happened to the prequel/sequel.
5:00PM Reality TV and the SFX/Makeup Industry
How does reality tv, documentaries, and competition television shows shape, influence, or hurt careers within makeup & sfx? Join FACE OFF alumni Roy Wooley, Keaghlan Ashley, Nichole Chilelli, Tate Steinsiek, and Schell Studios artist and Making Monsters co-star Mikey Rotella as they discuss the pros and cons of the effect of reality television on the makeup, fabrication, and special effects industry.