Scare Fest Appearance

Posted by: Loren Coleman on February 24th, 2008


It has just been announced that I will be a presenter at The Scare Fest, the biggest Horror and Paranormal Convention in the Southeast USA. The event is three horror-filled-days on September 12, 13, and 14, 2008.

I am intrigued to learn that this gathering will take place in the heart of Fayette County, Kentucky! The Scare Fest will be held at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky, one of the largest convention centers in the state. I’ll have to explore the twilight language significance of the Fayette Factor while I am there.

Here’s some more info from the promotional description for the event:

Spend hours shopping through the huge 18,000 square foot dealer room where over 100 vendors will be selling weird, strange, unique and extraordinary horror and paranomal items. During your three day adventure you will be able to attend many seminars, Q&A sessions, movie screenings, and workshops that will be offered by some of the celebrities at Scare Fest.

And it doesn’t stop there! After-hour events will include dinner with the stars, VIP parties, Nightmare Haunted House, midnight horror movies at the Historic Kentucky Theater, tours and other events to be announced.

The Scare Fest is hosted by Ghost Chasers International, Inc. and was created by Jeff Waldridge and Patti Starr. The tickets will be sold at the Ghost Hunter Shop, 835 Porter Place, Lexington, KY or online.

The event will have several celebrities (both horror movie stars and paranormal experts) there. Two actors I am looking forward to meeting are:



David Naughton morphed into you-know-what in An American Werewolf in London.




Tom Savini was the special effect artist for Friday the 13th (the fest will host a reunion of the actors from that movie), starred in From Dusk Till Dawn, and directed Night of the Living Dead (1990).


In the realm of Forteana, I’ll be glad to meet, for the first time, people like Tiffany Johnson and Weird Kentucky author Jeffrey Scott Holland (I hope his use of three names doesn’t mean he’s a serial killer), and seeing again, old friend Phyllis Galde of Fate.

Indeed, I look forward to chatting with many of you Cryptomundians who show up!

If you do stop by, you can get your books signed by me and also donate your blood to a good cause (no, no, not to the International Cryptozoology Museum, lol).

The Kentucky Blood Center will be doing a Mobile Blood Drive during the convention. They will have their mobile blood center bus parked right outside of the Convention Center. Everyone who signs up and gives blood at the convention will get a special limited edition shirt with this design: It will be on a white shirt and will be an all over design.

blood drive

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

7 Responses to “Scare Fest Appearance”

  1. jeff_waldridge responds:

    This is Jeff Waldridge and I am the Event Manager for this event I am very proud to have Loren be a part of this ground breaking event.

    We are now selling tickets and we are selling dealer spaces. If anyone is interested email us at

    We have a golden ticket available that will get you full access to the convention all 3 days and includes free admission to a VIP party, Haunted House, all seminars and after hour events.

  2. olejason responds:

    Sounds cool Loren, I may make it down for this

  3. goochcamper responds:

    That’s great! I think you will tap into a whole new audience there. I had the pleasure of meeting both of those guys at Horrorfind in Baltimore a few years ago. Great, down to earth guys.

    Have fun!

  4. red_pill_junkie responds:

    Sounds like a blast… of blood 😉

    ‘American Werewolf in London’ is one of the scariest movies ever. That transformation scene was even scarier because of the song they used as background sound.

  5. kittenz responds:

    OH SO COOL I hope I can attend this!

  6. Ayala responds:

    This is so cool! I live in KY and won’t miss this opportunity!!! 🙂 Thanks! 🙂

  7. kittenz responds:

    I love that little movie, An American Werewolf in London. It’s hilarious. I watched it 3 or 4 times when it was released. I was finally able to find a copy on eBay recently and I’m introducing a whole new generation to it now :).

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