Allow me to summarize the event for you in bulleted format:
- It was uniquely smelly even for Chiller Con, since the buffet was set up in a hallway right across from the "Celebrity Petting Zoo." The celeb area was in maybe the worst location ever--the hotel had just moved the sofas out of the waiting room and plunked a bunch of folding tables into the depression there.
- There was some sort of suspiciously motorcycle-less biker gang whose Device included crossed axes and Satanic symbols. Two folks separately commented that they must be related to the subterranean urban gang from the Sly Stallone epic "Cobra."
- Vendors were the usual assortment, though fewer in number than I recall from Chillers past. I picked up a handful of DVDs, including "Machine Girl" from Media Blasters. They claimed it was a Con Exclusive, which... probably means you can purchase it at Best Buy tomorrow.
- A pal remarked that there were fewer model kits available, which is a shame for those who are into that hobby.
For the curious--no, I did not wait on the epic line to see Steven and Daniel Baldwin, or Mickey Dolenz, or Ernest Borgnine in the Celebrity Petting Zoo. I just assume they were there, and I can just hope that they made enough money so they'll each be able to drink away the trauma of the weekend.
Here is your Carrot for having read through my bitching. The "Machine Girl" trailer [hella-NSFW]: