Catch the Wave

The boogeymen are heading back to New Jersey soon for the 40th edition of Monster-Mania Con on August 17-19, 2018. Once again, the con will be held at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill, 2349 W. Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ.

There will be several movie cast reunions hosted at the con. They include A Nightmare on Elm Street series reunion with Robert Englund, Tuesday Knight, Lisa Wilcox, and Lisa Zane; Halloween reunion with Nick Castle, Charles Cyphers, and Tommy Lee Wallace; and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial reunion with Dee Wallace, Henry Thomas, and Robert MacNaughton.

Guests include Carl Weathers (Rocky), Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow), Danielle Panabaker (The Flash), Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), Billy Zane (The Phantom), Andrew McCarthy (Weekend at Bernie’s), Jackson Robert Scott and Jack Dylan Grazer (It), Tobin Bell (Saw), Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th), Barbara Hershey (Insidious), Doug Bradley and Ashley Lawrence (Hellraiser), John Milius (Conan the Barbarian), Shannon Elizabeth (Thir13teen Ghosts), Pauly Shore (Encino Man), Steve Nappe (Death House), pro wrestlers Booker T, Lita, and Trish Stratus, Scott Jackson (Monsterman graphic artist), and The Living Corpse comics creators Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson, and Blair Smith.

As is tradition, Monster-Mania will host the Celebrity Auction to Save the Yorkies Rescue on Sunday. Guests will participate in panels and movies featuring the guests will be shown throughout the weekend. Professional photo ops will include a duo with Robert Englund and Kane Hodder (dressed as Jason).

The autograph and dealer rooms are open Friday 5 PM to 10 PM, Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM (autographs) and 7 PM (dealer rooms), and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM. Film and event hours are Friday 5 PM to 2 AM, Saturday 10 AM to 2 AM, and Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM.

The advance weekend pass is $50, Friday is $25, Saturday is $25, and Sunday is $20.

The events schedule will be posted close to the con date. For tickets and convention details, visit monstermania.net.