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Event Review: Horror Sideshow Market (February 15-16, 2020)

Horror Sideshow Market February 15-16, 2020

Horror Sideshow Market

February 15-16, 2020

Allentown, PA 10AM-4PM

Merchant Square Mall

The Merchant Square Mall was packed today. The Horror Sideshow Market returned. Horror fans and collectors came out despite the bitter cold day.  The special guests included Kevin Van Hentenryck (Basket Case, Basket Case 2, Brain Damage) Ken Sagoes (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 Dream Warriors), Director Stevan Mena (Malevolence) and the legendary, Father Evil.

Horror fans were excited to see Kevin Van Hentenryck from Basket Case. He had the little guy in a picnic basket on display. I also learned that Kevin works in sculpture in natural stone. https://www.kevinvanh.com/ He does incredible work.

Actor Ken Sagoes was busy signing away and talking to fans. He played Kincaid in A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. People were quoting Kincaid all day. Mike McManis was lurking around as Michael Myers. Director Stevan Mena spent a lot of time talking with fans, taking photos and signing. He is such a talented director. Lord Damian MacDonovan also made an appearance with RCN. His show plays on RCN.

It was cold, Jack Nicholson walking through the maze in The Shining cold. The Horror Sideshow Market is well organized, the staff is polite. The environment was fun and friendly. This event is interesting because it is in the Merchant Square Mall

The Merchants Square Mall has been a staple in the Lehigh Valley for many years.

“Antiques, collectibles, something for everyone.” That is the motto for the Merchants Square Mall. They are welcoming and there are quite a few shops and a place to grab some food inside. The set-up is great with space for people walk and talk.

The vendors had plenty to look at for the horror fans. I saw a few old and familiar friends and faces and met a lot of new people. The horror fans are some of the best people you will ever meet.

This event is also cool for fans if you are newer to conventions because it is a smaller event. You sort of get the gist and you can decide if it will be a conundrum or not? Make sure to check out Horror Sideshow Market and the New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival. http://horrorsideshowmarket.com/

I talked with a variety of the vendors which included:

Plastic Red by Mariya Sorrel, Venus Complete etsy.com/shop/venuscomplete – they make greeting cards, candles, lip balm and more.

The Art of Creation by: Brian Dunn – Alter-Ego-Dezines www.BriansArtofCreation.com  Clever Devil Studio

Dead Dollies Facebook.com/TheDeadDollies – Film, photography, set design, SPFX makeup, horror consulting, live broadcasting and events.

Madame Crufeli The Undead Fortune Teller @undeadfortuneteller on Instagram

Victor Baello Artist- www.SMLpopart.com His work is so vibrant and stunning.

Rachel Lee Designs www.rachelleedesigns.com

Coffee to Die For- DEADLY GROUNDS – some of the best coffee ever.

Tom Lialios is the Owner and Chief Coffee Addict www.getdeadly.com

Mark R. Vogel Psy.D. Food, Wine & Fiction Writer/Lecturer

Ice Cream and Gore www.Facebook.com/IceCreamandGore ,

Slasher 15 Films – @bloodysummercamp on Instagram

Robert and Aubrie Foster Edhel Atara Naturals- they had an incredible stand with all sorts of items. Everything is homemade and Aubrie shared they use items from the garden.

World Oddities Expo Presents: The Lost Curio, August 22, 2020 woetothee.com

Color Street Nails by Marge Lepiscopo, www.kevinvanh.com

Wooden Indian Novelties #WINpins @Wooden_Indian_Novelties Etsy.com/shop/woodenIndianNovelty – they made beautiful hand-crafted signs.

The New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival will be March 27-28, 2020 at the Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ njhorrorcon.com featuring: Danielle Harris, Andrew Bryniarski, Felissa Rose, Tony Moran, Bob Elmore, Tamara Glynn and more. Make sure to check it out.

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