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 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 […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

Jack Kirby limited edition beer benefits comic creators

Jack Kirby limited edition beer benefits comic creators

Comic book readers who also happen to be beer drinkers may want to take a day trip to the Shmaltz Brewery in Clifton Park, New York at the end of the month. The brewery will be celebrating what would have been the legendary Jack Kirby’s 97th birthday by releasing “King Kirby Ale” as part of […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

PHOTOS: Scranton Comic Con, 07/20/14

The Scranton Comic Con was held once again at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) on Sunday, July 20. For information on the next convention, visit the America’s Most Wanted Comics & Collectibles website.

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear convention invades Wilkes-Barre

It seems that Infect Scranton is no longer the only horror convention in NEPA. The Mr. Hush Weekend of Fear Part II was just announced today, a three-day celebration of horror, sci-fi, and pop culture planned for Sept. 5-7 at The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre). The event is named after “Mr. […]