ScareLA's lineup revealed!
Panels featuring the monsterminds behind American Horror Story, The Simpsons, and more as well as a Haunted Mansionretrospective announced. Read on:
It's "big reveal week" here at ScareLA! You can skip ahead and see the lineup on our website here, or keep reading for compelling details.
For starters, we're excited to return to one of our favorite topics, The Haunted Mansion, with a discussion about the ride's legendary character, The Hatbox Ghost. On Saturday, August 8, join Tony Baxter (Former Vice President of Creative Development of Walt Disney Imagineering), fan favorite artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily, and moderator Doug Barnes from the Season Pass podcast as the discuss the origin of the legend, and why it took over 40 years for him to make it to the attic of Disneyland's most famous house. For more spooky details read Theme Park Adventure's announcement of the presentation here.
On Sunday, August 9, ScareLA has collected a lineup straight out of Springfield, as the writers behind The Simpson's annual Halloween episodes, known as theTreehouse of Horrors, take the stage. Among those joining us are Jay Kogen ("Hungry Are the Damned" and "King Homer") and Mike Scully ("The HΩmega Man"). More denizens to be announced soon, but Comic Book Guy is already proclaiming, "best panel ever!"
And on Saturday or Sunday (we're still deciding!), the amazing makeup team that put the Horror in American Horror Story will pay a visit to ScareLA, discussing their favorite character creations over the past four seasons, and offering their own tips on how you can use their techniques for your own Halloween makeup and costumes.
All these, plus 91 Reasons Live!, a look at L.A.'s creepiest cemeteries, and more on the schedule.
Stay tuned later this week when we reveal our lineup of theme parks participating at ScareLA with exclusive reveals, special guests, and other eerie excitement!
Actresses Betty White and Carolyn Hennesy headlined a media preview for the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's BEASTLY BALL fund-raiser at a morning event on June 11, 2015, at the Zoo featuring chefs from iconic Los Angeles restaurants serving dishes inspired by their favorite LA Zoo baby animals, among them hippos, giraffes and even piranhas.
All pictures by Jamie Pham
White, who is Co-Chairman, Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), opened the brief program previewing the 45th Annual Beastly Ball on June 20, which honors Los Angeles City Council Member Tom LaBonge (District 4), 99 Cents Only Stores, and singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, author and philanthropist Lance Bass of pop band 'NSYNC fame, who receives the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award.
Also speaking were GLAZA President Connie Morgan, GLAZA Co-Chairman Richard Lichtenstein, Los Angeles Zoo Director John Lewis, Tom LaBonge, Beastly Ball honoree and Los Angeles City Councilmember, 4th District, and Mike Botterman, VP Merchandising and Buying, representing 99 Cents Only Stores, Beastly Ball honoree. Actress, animal rescue advocate and long-time GLAZA supporter Carolyn Hennesy introduced the restaurants, which were El Cholo– Los Angeles, Hard Rock Café (Hollywood), Pink's Famous Hot Dogs (LA), El Coyote Mexican Café (LA), Yummy Cupcakes (Burbank),Celestino Ristorante (Pasadena), Canele (Glendale), Jersey Mike's (Pasadena, South Pasadena and La Canada), Antonio's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant (Sherman Oaks), Malbec Argentinean Cuisine (Toluca Lake), Ushuaia Argentinean Steakhouse (Santa Monica), Taste of the Wild Catering at the Los Angeles Zoo and Sam's By the Beach (Santa Monica).
These same restaurants donate their cuisine for guests at the Beastly Ball, which is the main fund-raiser held by GLAZA, a private, non-profit organization that raises money for the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
The people behind the masks talk about transformation inside & out
At ScareLA we embrace self-expression through costumes, makeup, and play. For cosplayers, though, this isn't just about Halloween, it's a lifestyle! So this year we've turned to them for inspiration to help you make your inner monster shine.
Check out all the cosplayer fun we have in store for this August 8 & 9:
Cosplay Roundup - Saturday, August 8
ScareLA takes a look at four unique cosplay events and communities that transport cosplayers in the very worlds their characters were made to live in. Anime, Fantasy, Apocalypse, and Gore: The Cosplay Roundup panel participants:
Labyrinth of Jareth
All weekend long our dark cosplay favorites from Real Guise will be wandering the ScareLA floor in character as your favorite zombie survivalists from "The Walking Dead" - join an interactive zombie shoot-down unlike anything you've ever seen.
Cosplay Inspired Classes
Scare Students will be to choose several classes specifically tailored to cosplayers:
Stupidly-Simple Distressed Costume Creation Techniques (Seminar)
Instructor: Bill Ramsay aka Dr. Terror Eyes
How to Do a Movie-Quality Prosthetic Makeup in Under an Hour (Demo)
Instructor: Scott Ramp, Six Flags Magic Mountain's Fright Fest
Cosplay 101: I Don’t Even Know Who I Want to Be!
Instructor: David Schoelen, Reel Guise Cosplay
Costuming Magic: Alterations
Instructor: Concetta Verna, Labyrinth of Jareth
Foam Fab 101: Using Foam to Create Any Costume You Can Imagine
Instructor: Kenneth J. Hall of Total Fabrication, Inc.
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The Darkside of Cosplay
Join the Facebook group dedicated exclusively to the lovers of horror cosplay, Darkside of Cosplay, hosted by ScareLA and Real Guise.
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Cosplay Roundup: the Panelists:
The creators behind the Mad Max inspired "Wasteland Weekend," which brings apocalyptic characters and stripped down vehicles to the deserts of Southern California. War boys (and girls) encouraged to partake!
The producers behind the rich fantasy world known as "Labyrinth of Jareth" where guests dressed as faeries, angels, and other creatures can mingle and participate in a variety of themed acitivites over a weekend in a variety of opulent environments.
The cosplay collective "Reel Guise," which recreates the cast of "The Walking Dead" utilizing precise makeup and costume work, refined performances, and plenty of brooding attitude. (as featured on "The Talking Dead".)
Organizers from Anime Expo, one of the early embracers of the cosplay movement and avid believers in everyone's right to be who they want to be.
Ready to cosplay?
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