OK, so I’m skipping an entire month’s worth of events, but I just have to share my weekend experiences with the world. And it’s Monday, so everyone needs a laugh or two.
If you follow any of my social media accounts, you probably were like, “What in the hell have you been up to, Tanya?” when your feeds starting blowing up with pictures of ghoulish creatures and Sally selfies. My company also happens to publish ghost hunting books (shameless plug—check us out!) and attends horror conventions. When I first heard this, I could not volunteer fast enough to be the one to attend. So my coworker Liliane and I packed our bags full of her incredible costumes, loaded up on coffee, and jetsetted us to Scarefest in Lexington, KY.
I kept a stream of consciousness in my notebook, tweet-style, so that I wouldn’t forget a single detail or thought that crossed my mind. Here are most of them:
Liliane set me up! She knew what this would be like and the attention that I would get.
Wearing a white shirt at a horror convention makes you stand out
Forget about a red carpet—these stars walked the “black carpet”
Zombie baby dolls are a thing I am totally on board with—kind of like the mannequin family
Can someone remind me why dead animals in bottles are an attraction?
I feel like I just walked into a Stefan sketch
My one (non-work) goal was to determine if ghosts are real—I did not find out the answer
The proper response to “I hear” is not to ask “hear what?”
Ghost poop, condom business cards, and revealing costumes are the norm here
Don’t laugh at paranormal videos in front of the ghost hunters
Why is everyone injured?! Do ghosts attack non-believers?
Things you only hear at a con—”My hobbit left, I need to find him!”
So. Many. Mullets.
No sir, you may not give me a foot rub
Children can be psychic too
Cosplay makes you famous
Has anyone ever been to a DragonCon or ComicCon or anything? Isn’t it the weirdest/coolest thing ever?
Some more shots, if you haven’t had enough: