Nearby, everyman auteur George Romero greeted the masses. As did every zombie who ever noshed a brainpan in one of his pictures. At 20 bucks a head, that's nearly $480,000 by my count. Too rich for me, so I just gawked.
Told Eugene Clark how much I loved Big Daddy in Land of the Dead. (That's free.) Nodded knowingly at Howard "Bub" Sherman of Day of the Dead. (Not a cent.) Smiled at Gaylen Ross of Dawn of the Dead and Judith O'Dea of Night of the Living Dead. (Also free.)
Couldn't resist getting J.R. Ewing's autograph. (It's actually a Christmas gift.) I'd show you a picture of my grinning mug alongside Mr. Hagman, but that would've been an extra $10. He's a busy man, don't you know.
Told Courtney Gains how criminal it was that Hardbodies isn't available on DVD yet. He wholeheartedly agreed. But the coolest cat of 'em all? Fred "The Hammer" Williamson!
Other celeb sightings: Adrienne Barbeau, Robert Culp, Bill Daily, Gates McFadden (who's stunning in person), Elvira, Keven Sorbo, Burt Ward, Darian Caine, Warwick Davis, Leslie Easterbrook, David Emge, Mark Goddard, Stuart Gordon, John Landis (who's sort of an obnoxious loud mouth), Betsy Palmer (Jason's mom!), Steve Railsback, Tom Savini, Dwight Schultz, Seka, Tiffany Shepis and two Why-are-they-here? nominees ... Tonya Harding (Yes, her!) and Survivor: Australia's Jerri Manthey (Great hair!)