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 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

PHOTOS: FANtom Fest celebrity portraits, 10/05/14

Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller stopped by the first annual FANtom Fest on Sunday, Oct. 5 to take some portraits of the celebrity guests. Held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton, the three-day horror and pop culture convention’s guests included (in order, left to right) William Forsythe of “The Devil Rejects;” Eugene […]

 Rich Howells

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

The fans behind FANtom Fest, Scranton’s newest horror convention

Organizers discuss their unlikely love for the genre and how this three-day event came together

hen interviewing Nico Nice and Rachelle Criscera, one can’t help but deviate from the subject at hand to talk at length about pivotal scenes in horror movies or relate experiences meeting the stars of those films or ardently compare similar movies in the genre. It comes with being a fan. Horror fans are a particularly […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

‘Ghostbusters’ donuts released by Krispy Kreme today

If the re-release of “Ghostbusters” in theaters and the special edition Blu-rays of both films weren’t enough to celebrate the 30th anniversary of those quick-witted parapsychologists, then hold onto your proton packs – Krispy Kreme has released two exclusive donuts that pay tribute to both Slimer and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Here are the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: FANtom Fest 2014 promo

Infect Scranton and the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear have passed, but there’s still one more horror movie convention coming to NEPA before Halloween. FANtom Fest is a brand new con to be held at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center in downtown Scranton Oct. 3-5. As the name suggests, the event is tailor-made for […]

 Chris Hughes

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Electrifying puzzle-platformer ‘Teslagrad’ is a welcome challenge

The hand-drawn graphics of “Teslagrad” are what initially drew me to the game, but the satisfaction of overcoming its charming-yet-wonderfully-difficult puzzles is what kept me playing. This is the unexpectedly challenging platformer you never knew you wanted. With just over 30 minutes clocked in the game, I had died countless times while poorly traversing chasms […]

 Chris Hughes

A time to smash: ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Hulk figure releasing Oct. 28

A time to smash: ‘Disney Infinity 2.0’ Hulk figure releasing Oct. 28

Bring on the superheroes, indeed. It looks like the anticipated second edition of Disney Interactive’s popular “Disney Infinity” series will release its Hulk figurine for all systems on Oct. 28, according to listings on gamestop.com. The game will be released on Sept. 23 for Nintendo Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation […]

 Chris Hughes

New Nintendo 3DS XL designs play on nostalgia, upcoming titles

New Nintendo 3DS XL designs play on nostalgia, upcoming titles

The new designs for the 3DS XL revealed Sept. 10 by Nintendo during the GameStop EXPO in Anaheim, California play off of the company’s console gaming history and the success of its all-star fighting franchise. Nostalgic Nintendo fans may be drawn to the GameStop exclusive 3DS XL modeled after the iconic Nintendo Entertainment System controller, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

PHOTOS: Infect Scranton Dan ‘Leatherface’ Yeager signing, 09/05/14

The annual Infect Scranton convention invaded the Backyard Ale House in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 5, offering a free autograph signing with Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D.” Many fans came dressed up as zombies and other creatures of the night.

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

PHOTOS: Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II, 09/05-07/14

Two very talented local photographers, Robb Malloy and Tammy Heid, sent NEPA Scene these fun photos from the Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II convention at The Woodlands Inn and Resort in Wilkes-Barre, which ran Sept. 5-7. Celebrity guests pictured include Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th Parts 7-10,” “Hatchet”), Brad Loree […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA BlogCon returns in October, hosts Blog of the Year Awards

NEPA BlogCon returns in October, hosts Blog of the Year Awards

From a press release: Marking its third consecutive year, NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 11. Having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from sold-out audiences in past years, the convention will make its return this fall at Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas) with a new […]