For those of us who attended yesterday’s Liverpool Horror Festival at the Kazimier, you will know how fantastic this event was. It was the best horror convention that I’ve been to, purely down to the fact that the organisers, Uncle Frank Productions chose the right venue, guests, acts and traders. The complete package was exceptional!
The Kazimier was the perfect venue, the décor and setup with the balcony surrounding the stage was perfect. Everything was contained within the one room, which in turn made the atmosphere electric with excitement and enthusiasm. It was the perfect venue for networking and meeting others who enjoy the horror genre. The timings midday to midnight again, perfect!
My highlight of the day was my daughter Kerry Sheree meeting Laurence Harvey aka Martin Lomax from The Human Centipede II. Just look at the excitement in her face and my t-shirt design couldn’t be more appropriate. Laurence stayed on to party with the rest of us, such good company. I think one of his favourite songs must be Kiss, God Gave Rock n Roll as he didn’t half sing along to that. Of course we all joined in.
I have to give a shout out to my ex work colleague Dave McCluskey of Damaged Comics who set up his stall next to me. We both used to work for an Internet Service Provider and lost touch in 2005 after being made redundant. In 2014 we came into contact again through our creative passion for horror. You really need to check out his work over at http://www.dammaged.com as its great!
Dr Shipman and his patient paid me an entertaining visit along with Barbie Wilde, Anthony Cowin, Nathan Head and Steve Sears who’s costume with dripping blood just forced me to get a quick pose.
A big thank you to everyone who purchased my wares and stopping by for a chat.
First Time for Mother and Daughter
This was the first time that I teamed up with my daughter Kerry Sheree, http://www.kerrysheree.co.uk to offer our portrait service at an event. Kerry surprisingly lacked confidence and she found her first experience of a horror convention overwhelming, so much so that at one point, she wanted to leave as she said that she’s not good enough. The photographs below were taken at the event and I have every confidence in her as a make up artist and considering that she’s not even been doing this for a year, she’s got a lot of talent and a HELL of a lot more to come!
To encourage Kerry to stay, I told her that these events are purely about networking and to sit back and enjoy it. After time out she came back and did the make over for Peter Jennings inspired by The Crow.
More details of the portrait service can be found here >Alternative Portrait Service
A future project will be working with Daria D’Beauvoix to photo shoot her as Countess Bathory. Stay tuned for this as it will be exciting as Elizabeth Bathory fascinates the pair of us.
A huge thank you must go out to Chris for being so helpful when I arrived with the setup of my table. He was clearly stressed, but watching him dance to DJ Tommy Creep later on just shows how well the whole event went. A huge thank you goes out to everyone involved with this event and I can’t wait for the next one.