MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

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MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by AJLe » January 13th, 2017, 12:13 pm

Since today is Friday the 13th, I thought I'd look back on what was, and still is to this day, the most money I've ever spent at a con - the 2011 Friday the 13th reunion show by MonsterMania. Yes, even all these years later, and getting big $$$ guests like Michael J. Fox, Charlie Hunnam, etc. this show *still* holds my personal record for most money spent - and almost everybody there was $20, and I don't think *anybody* was over $30!

In mid-2010 there was supposed to be an epic Friday the 13th reunion in Texas - the infamous "Camp Blood" show, that ultimately never happened, and scammed a lot of F13 fans out of money. But even though that promoter was the scum of the earth, several good things did come out of the ashes of Camp Blood - a couple of shows (Days of the Dead, and a show on the west coast that I don't believe runs anymore) offered free admission to any fan with Camp Blood tickets. And MonsterMania booked a F13 reunion of their own - complete with several rare or first-time guests. The show was in Hunt Valley, on June 2011.

I had so many needs at this show, I drew up a spreadsheet to keep track of all of my various guests. And for the first (and I believe, only?) time, I stayed the weekend at the convention hotel and went to the Friday night VIP party In fact, I had to organize my stuff by movies, since I couldn't really carry ALL of my memorabilia around at the same time, and make multiple trips to and from the room.

Although I had met many of the guests before, I needed almost ALL of them at least once, and many of them on multiples. When all was said and done, I had gotten close to 60 graphs, from around 30 different guests. It was a long, expensive weekend, but I owe a large chunk of my F13 collection to this show, so it will always be remembered fondly.
Sean Cunningham signing
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Sean Cunningham
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Getting my stuff ready
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Adrienne King
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Ron Milkie
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John Furey & Amy Steel
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Dana Kimmell (W/ Jason photobomb)
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Richard Brooker (RIP)
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E. Erich Anderson
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Kimberly Beck
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Jensen Daggett
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Lance Henriksen (at the VIP Party)
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Re: MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by class316 » January 13th, 2017, 1:22 pm

For those wondering this is AJLe's (for lack of a better word) "report" on Camp Blood:

It is quite an interesting read and I recommend it.
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Re: MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by Joresky » January 13th, 2017, 1:57 pm

I remember I attended this con on Sunday and I missed a couple of the guests.. awesome flashback report! Happy Friday the 13th AJ!! :like:

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Re: MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by AsianDave » January 13th, 2017, 5:43 pm

ah....this brings back fond memories of when i too lugged around a dozen or so poster tubes wherever i went! Now, i just have one giant one and roll a bunch of posters in it! LOL
I think i would've enjoyed this show, unfortunately, i didn't start coming out to MM until 2013 or so. oh well. Good stuff AJ!

Happy (bloody) Friday 13th!

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Re: MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by Gumby » January 15th, 2017, 3:21 am

Well before I discovered Monster-Mania, but this show is legendary! Great report, so many sigs I need for my F13 collection. Very jealous AJLe!

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Re: MonsterMania Crystal Lake Reunion show - June 2011

Post by Greg2600 » January 15th, 2017, 10:02 am

Another nice trip down a "frightening" memory lane by AJLe.
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