Saturday, April 10, 2010

Monsterpalooza 2010

Vampires,Werewolves and Zombies..oh my!!!
I had the pleasure of attending Eliot Brodsky's MONSTERPALOOZA

Monsterpalooza is convention that celebrates all the talented artists that are in the make-up and creature effects business.Everything imaginable that relates to creature effect were well represented this weekend.The line-up at Monsterpalooza was like a who's who in the Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy industry.From artists William Stout and Bernie Wrightson to legendary effects artists Steve Wang and Mike Hill were in attendance to display all their stunning work.

Because the convention was held in Burbank ,CA(the home of Universal,Warner Bros.,and Disney) this con brought out a lot of the industry's most notable and talented, who work and live in and around Burbank.Seen shopping and perusing the exhibit floor were such luminaries as Guillermo del Toro,Rick Baker,Drew Struzan,J.J. Abrams,Mike Elizalde ,Steve Niles and more.All King 's of their craft.
If you have ever wanted to see life-sized busts and models ,this is the show for you.This show takes one across the velvet rope .Where you can get up-close and personal or "Face to Fang" with theses works of art.One can truly appreciate all the hard work that goes into creating these masterpieces.One of the awesome features of this show was the walk-through museum.On display there was a life-sized T-Rex head,a 4' Kong head.a Hannibal Lector set complete with jail cell and Clarisse Starling drawings,and more.Truly indescribable.Something one would have to see for themselves.
Another cool aspect to this show is the accessibility to these masters of this industry.All the professionals there were willing not only to sell their wares but to give out advice and knowledge about their craftsmanship.
All in all a great show .

This show runs April 9-11th

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