Bowling Green, Kentucky is the home of the Corvette and now Vette City Con. The pop culture, sci-fi and horror convention was the brain child of Chad Sheppard and Michael Etherton. The inaugural event was held last year and it will take place January 27 and 28 again at the National Corvette Museum. The venue offers a unique, indoor setting to host all the vendors, artists and celebrities in town for the con.
This year Vette City Con will feature fantasy artist Larry Elmore (Dungeons & Dragons, Dragonlance), horror actors Steve Dash (the first Jason Vorhees), Tony Moran (the first Michael Meyers) and John Dugan (Grandpa from Texas Chainsaw Massacre), wrestler Hillbilly Jim and Susan Olsen and Mike Lookinland who played Cindy and Bobby Brady on the Brady Bunch among others.
I hear about similar events from my daughter who enjoys them, but I had never been to anything similar when I volunteered to decorate a booth for local classic rock station D93. It was a blast! In addition to the celebrities, vendors and artists setting up booths, a cosplay contest is featured, making much of the audience part of the festivities. This year that contest boasts $250 in cash and prizes.
Below are some of my photos from last year. Come out this weekend for a great time and stop by the D93 booth to check out some of my Frau Mason props and pick up some swag.