The new con hotel was bigger, closer and much more accommodating to our needs; the contests were great and the celebrity guests awesome with Bill Mosley receiving the Crypt Icon Award Winner for 2011.
There were panel discussions on various subjects; Zombies taking over the light rail, a kick ass Thriller Dance troupe and Biohazards’ after hours party.
“Dear Diary" by by M.R. Mitchell and R.L. Reeves took the first prize in the annual writing contest, with "Murder Spring" by Clyde Wolfe insecond place, followed by "The Ezekiel Strain" by Nicholas Lee Huff in third. These stories as well as the Honorable Mentions are available in the compilation here: http://www.blysster.com/
Kenneth Calhoun’s creation in the FX Makeup contest won him a kickassWilliam J. Bivens of My Dementia.
Live game player Austin McKenzie won the prestigious Headhunter award for surviving the most bouts of “Zombie Tag”; Jacynda Scott and Stephanie Ratliff won “The Hunted” game by scoring 105 out of the possible 100 points, with Dezirae McKenzie and Dave Mckenzie taking second place.
Plans for next year’s con will include a Masquerade Ball with Costume contest run by yours truly!