If meeting Kane Hodder, the man behind the hockey mask as Jason Vorhees of the Friday the 13th film series, is on your bucket list, considerthis Friday the 13th your lucky day. The Mad Monster Party and its slew of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy celebs is up your darkened alley this weekend.
Mad Monster magazine’s love for classic monster movies and modern horror flicks guides its slate of fan conventions around the country. John Schneider (The Dukes of Hazzard, Smothered), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Rowdy Roddy Piper (WWE, John Carpenter’s They Live!), Butch Patrick (The Munsters), and even rockers Lita Ford and Cherie Currie are among dozens of guests. Besides requisite panels and screenings, the party includes the Miss Mad Monster pageant, Scaraoke, and Mad Mixer speed dating where spooky guys and girls can connect.
Mad Monster Party Phoenix gets ghoulish at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, 340 North Third Street, on Friday from 6 to 11 p.m. with $30 admission at the door. For Saturday and Sunday’s hours, advance tickets, and more information, visit www.madmonsterphoenix.com.