Thursday, 6 August 2015

Kweeny's Gencon Recap!

Wanna play a game?
I just got back from Gencon 2015 last week, and boy am I exhausted! With flying there and back and then having 4 days of gaming and con shenanigans makes a Kweeny extremely drained. Been resting most the day, and now I think I am ready to right a little something on my experience. So here is my recap of my fourth year at Gencon!
Me as Billy hanging out with this awesome cosplayer! The costume had a working mouth and sound effects! 
One of the fun things I like to do is find the horror fans among the gamers when I go to Gencon. This year I did it by cosplaying my Billy costume. Having someone come up to me and go, "Jigsaw! Cool outfit man!" or take my picture, made it easy to find fellow freaks. Gencon doesn't have much of a presence for horror, but it isn't against it either! Which is why they allow horror films in their film festival, and why I see the people who run  H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and CthulhuCon had a booth in the dealers room, and I bought a bumper sticker for my new car. Because my car needs horror bling on it. All day, everyday.

Faith Above All!
But back to the cosplay, this year was full of amazing cosplayers! The eclectic mix of cosplayers was spectacular, and all of them brought their A game. Everyone from comic book heroes, anime characters and people wearing original costumes from LARP characters they play (like my hubby and I did). 
My hubby in his Mewie costume. He won a HAll Costume Contest award!
There was some great panels too. Everything from workshops on how to make chainmail, LARP dungeon crawls, miniature gaming, board gaming...the list goes on! It is really overwhelming how much stuff is packed into one convention. I couldn't even do 25% of all the things happening at the con. I wanted to go and do the costume contest and film fest, but I was burnt out from dealing with all the people. There were lots of people. Like a constant moving sea of fleshy-geek bodies (some of which are a bit ripe) so I took a lot of downtime to keep up with everything.

Playing Arctic Scavengers at the Rio Grande room.
One of the really fun highlights of my con experience was at the Cosplay Deviants panel! They do a show every year that is a "Game show for adults" were they get people to play sexy games (all of it done tastefully I might add). Hilariously, I won another prize this year, and I gave the adorable plushie to my Goddeess-Child Athena. 

She made me pretty proud this year, because she kept hanging out with the horror cosplayers:

That's my girl. ;)

Thanks for all the good times Gencon! Hopefully I will stalk your halls again next year! 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Kweeny Creeps into Cryptcon!

I need more horror conventions in my life!

I almost didn't make it this year to Crypticon Seattle, due to budget constraints. But I did, and got to hang out for a day. I dressed up as the puppet Billy from Saw, and I really love it when fans come up to me and ask for my photo. I got a lot of photos taken! And I am pleased with how well my make up came out this year!
But best of all, was hanging with all the horror professionals I could. I got to finally meet people like The Soska Sisters and Jessica Cameron. I also got to hang with people from Living Dead Magazine, and I even had dinner Saturday with my boss from the mag.

This is the biggest horror con I have gone to this side of the border, and I have to say, it was a lot of fun. Being around the energy of fellow horror fans, professionals, and such was really rewarding. I wish I could have done more, seen more stuff, but I only had a day to take in a three day con. I loved being around all the horror lovers, going to panels, watching Model Hunger with my boss, making people jump when they saw my red eyes, and I feel really inspired thanks to the Canadian Lady Filmmakers I met. All of them were really supportive, and when I told them I am trying to make my own film, they gave me the motivation back I lost when I ended up in the hospital. Things have been extremely difficult creatively since, but I am not giving up.

So Crypticon, thank you for being a wild, awesome horror experience. Hopefully next year I can do more!

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Kweeny Reviews: WOLFCOP

I'm really pleased to see more werewolf horror movies coming out. With movies like Female Werewolf (which I am dying to get a hold of and see) and the movie I am reviewing today WOLFCOP, more of my furry friends are showing audiences that werewolves are just as interesting as any other classic monster. And this one is Canadian made! Home grown werewolf love! *howls*

Wolfcop is pure cheese though. Not that cheese is bad, I love a good silly horror film like the next guy. And Wolfcop doesn't pull punches. The plot is groan worthy, with a deadbeat cop named Lou Garou (Oh no! Is he possibly going to be transformed into a werewolf? I NEVER SAW IT COMING) ...who gets wrapped up in a case of weird dark rituals that turn him into the beast. Then he gets hunted by this cult of shapeshifters, who need his blood to be immortal. With his friend Willie the gun shop owner, and his partner Tina, they hunt down the cult before the can finish what they started.

Yeah, that is pretty much it. But because of how this movie is filmed, how everyone completely hams it up for the camera, and how silly the effects get at times, I had a great time watching it! The movie was self aware about it's shlock, and I don't mind watching a werewolf cop drink beer and shoot up bad guys! They never once shy away from gore or a silly punchline, which really gave this movie a Troma-esk feel. Lloyd Kaufman would be proud!

And I have to say, this movie has one of the greatest crazy sex scenes ever put on screen! Most of the movie has heavy metal or rap music, but one song stood out from all the rest. The werewolf cop makes love to someone to the tune of Moonlight Desires by Gowan! FUCKING GOWAN! You know you are a Canadian who was raised in the 80's when you recognize Gowan songs! I laughed my ass off watching this scene, so honestly, the movie is worth watching for that alone!

Check out this video of Gowan singing Moonlight Desires to get a feel for what I am talking about:

My heart is all a flutter! Just look at that mullet! /sarcasm 


Wolfcop is a fun, silly werewolf film that knows just how far to go with the camp. Which in my opinion, is all the way! Never do a campy horror flick half assed. Full ass it, or don't bother!

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