The Pacific Northwest is dealt a blow when Brasco Exhibitions announced on Facebook on July 5th that the 2016 Vancouver Comic & Entertainment Expo, set for August 5-7 at BC Place, will not be going forward. Unlike IFCon in Victoria, BC, thankfully the information was put out a good month away so not to anger fans who purchased tickets only to find out too late that the show is not happening.
The company will be issuing refunds through this company’s ticketing agent. As for how they will handle combo tickets which allow entry to Anime Revolution, no further comments has been made. For those people who have finalised their plans for travelling to this city, the option exists to enjoy this other convention.
Whatever the reason for this convention to not go forth, no rampant speculation is needed. The calendar for pop culture events in this region can be considered busy with certain months being “prime” for fans of pop culture to get their geek on. Trying to find a perfect time is touch when considering March / April has Emerald City Comicon and Sakuracon, August has Anime Evolution and Revolution (expanding to include a February event), October with Spark Animation Film Festival and in November, the new date for Fan Expo Vancouver. There’s rumours Anglicon will change dates (was in June last year, August this year). Smaller shows take place in this city year-round.
A new convention on the Pacific Northwest scene is Vancouver Comic and Entertainment Expo in British Columbia (which will take place August 5-7th, 2016) and they have announced today their next round of guests: Bill Moseley and Michael Berryman. These two are horror film veterans with a bevy of credits which make them recognizable nearly everywhere they go! Both performers have been on the scene since the 70’s, and have their own legion of followers who enjoyed watching their special brand of terror over the years.
Moseley is best known as Chop Top in Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986) and since then, he’s appeared in many cult films like The Blob (1988) to cement his status in the world of genre films.
He played the Deadeye Captain in Army of Darkness (1992), and appeared in Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) and The Devil’s Carnival (2012), two films by prolific director-producer-writer Terrance Zdunich. Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival (2015) is a sequel Moseley is involved in and perhaps he may offer some clues as to what’s next in this set of films.
Berryman’s unique looks makes him a lovable terror in such products like Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes (1977) and Weird Science (1985), but who doesn’t remember his role in Mötley Crüe’s music video “Smokin’ in the Boys Room?” This actor can do humour very well, but he does not get the opportunity as much.