Derek Mears Appearing at Fangoria Sponsored Falls Horrorfest
The Niagara Falls Comic Con grows in stature and guest list every year. This year being no exception, Derek Mears has been added to the guest list for the Horrorfest division of the convention which is scheduled to occur June 6th to 8th at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Canada. Mears is of course known to Friday fans as Jason from 2009’s Friday the 13th, as well as taking on former Jason Kane Hodder (quite unsuccessfully) in Hatchet III. Sponsored by Fangoria and attended by Editor in Chief himself Chris Alexander, the horror corner will also host franchise familiars R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface: TCM III), Tyler Mane (Michael Myers; RZ’s Halloween), Tony Todd (Candyman), and FX artist Paul Jones. The convention will also be attended by the Goblin Head truck from Stephen King’s flick Maximum Overdrive.
The Falls Horrorfest has definitely had a history of being Friday friendly. 2013’s event included two of the franchise’s alumni with both Corey Feldman and Kane Hodder in attendance. To top it off, a special event hosted by Chris Alexander in the evening by special ticket only had a 50 person limit Q&A session with Mr. Hodder himself, followed by a screening of Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood with live running commentary from Kane. While the schedule of special events for this year’s convention has not yet been published, there is hope that Mears may have a similar event added. Not to mention, as can be seen above, the convention's logo even has the infamous hockey mask and machete as it's centerpiece.
For more information on Niagara Falls Comicon and Falls Horrorfest, including the soon to be revealed schedule of events and ever evolving guest reveals, take a minute to visit the NFComicon website.