A: Last year was awesome. It was really well received. We had many more attendees than we expected. People are still talking about it. Our vendor and celebrity tents were good. We had a lot of people go through over and over, which I think was due to a lot of great guests we had last year.
Q: What's different this year?
A: It's a lot different. It's a three-day event. It's not free like we did last year, and we have a lot more national celebrities from "The Walking Dead" and "Face Off." We have lots and lots of movies and classes, contests.
But probably one of the biggest things is we're holding it at the Haunted Barn, so we have an operational haunt going on upstairs. That's pretty neat.
Q: Was turning it into a three-day event always the plan, or did that come after the response from last year?
A: That was always the plan. Last year, we only had a couple of months to plan, and for a three-day Con, it can't be done in that short of time. So that's why I switched gears, just did the one day and paid for the whole thing. I wanted to introduce the concept to the area.
Q: How do you expect things to work out this year?
A: We're expecting it to be pretty awesome. We think we're going to get at least 2,000 people. And from me, I just hope everyone just has a really, really good time.
Q: Any plans for next year yet?
A: I have, but they're all in my head. I'll start really planning as soon as this one is over.Reach Bill Lynch at ly...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5195.