Collecting

Why I Am A Collector

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I collect a lot of movie things. I love movies. Probably more than almost anything else. When you love something you like to surround yourself with it. When it comes to movies, posters tend to be one of the main things to collect next to the films themselves. They are the one thing associated with the advertising of a film that people remember so it’s the thing collectors, like myself, gravitate towards. Especially in the days before the internet when sometimes your knowledge of a film was limited to the advertising or what was written up in a magazine. As a kid when I would stand in the lobby of a movie theatre I would look at the poster of a movie that was “coming soon” and the more imaginative the poster the more it sparked not only my interest in the film but my own imagination as well. So […]

Conventions

Walker Stalker Convention

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I went to the first Walker Stalker Convention which is mainly a convention dedicated to the TV series The Walking Dead. I’m a fan of the show but my real desire to go to the convention, at least for one day (I ended up going on Sunday), was to meet two guests specifically. One of the greatest make up effects artists in the industry is Greg Nicotero of KNB Effects who not only supervises the effects of The Walking Dead, and is one of the executive producers, plus has directed several episodes, but has done the effects for so many films over the last 29 years. I have wanted to meet him for the longest time. He started out as a protege of the great Tom Savini. One of his first films assisting Tom was George Romero’s Day Of The Dead. I couldn’t pass the chance to meet him and […]