Monday, May 17, 2010

Cronenberg, yo!

So this year's Rue Morgue Fear of Fear's guest of honor is David motherfuckin' Cronenberg! You know I'm getting my tickets the second they go on sale. (AND, as a wonderful, I couldn't have planned it any better incentive to go to Toronto at the end of August, The Specials are playing two shows while we'll be there. Got my tickets for that shit already, ya know it.) Lance Henricksen's gonna be there and Glenn Danzig, too, although I've met Danzig - don't know if I ever told ya'll the story, but it is hilarious - remind me - it's a blog post of it's own - amongst other notables and what have you, so consider me filled with glee. Gives me something to look forward to while I slave away pouring beer and making stupid martinis.

I went to FoF in 2007 when Dario Argento was the guest of honor and it was absolutely fantastic. Not only was he charming and precious, seriously, he was precious, the convention was really well organized and put together and Toronto is a beautiful city. I did break out in hives all over my body for most of the time we were there (something in the hotel sheets, maybe?), but it was seriously one of the best trips of my life. Get your passports out and meet me there.


    I am teaching that week at the VMFA. SHit! I could total afford it this year too. Remember how much fun it was up there? Other than the hives.

  2. Yep, I'm pretty stoked. I was waiting for another benchmark - last year it was Bruce Campbell and I wasn't all that impressed and then I can't remember the year before that (Wes Craven, maybe?), but when they announced Cronenberg, I was all up on it. I can't wait to go back. And this time, I'm staying a week. The Specials, the convention, it'll be good.

  3. jervaise brooke hamsterMay 18, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    Jenn, i cant wait for your reveiw of the complete uncut version of Cronenbergs 1982 masterwork "VIDEODROME". Somehow i`ve got the feeling that your take on that movie is gonna` be one of the best reveiws you`ve ever written.