SpookyDan’s Top 10 Comic-con 2009 moments
Lloyd Kaufman Roast
This year SDCC held a special event, 35 YEARS OF TROMA a comedy roast Tribute for Lloyd Kaufman the President of Troma Films, hosted by my friend Adam Green. I have known Lloyd for quite some time now, and it’s always awesome to hear his voice call out “Hey Spook!” He is a one of a kind force of nature who really believes in indie film and indie TV. While he is out promoting what is essentially a bunch of crappy movies that have the Troma logo stamped on them, Kaufman himself is a genuine supporter of people following their dreams. During the roast celebs came out and ribbed him, and he took it all in stride with smiles hugs and kisses for all…until the end when he turned the tables on the panel and roasted them right back. When the insults came around to Adam Green, Lloyd joked that the only reason Hatchet was successful was because Adam was blowing the “so-called horror journalists”, to which he followed up with “the shit you tasted on SpookyDans’ dick was mine”. The entire room laughed, but I was literally in tears laughing about this…he didn’t even know I was in the audience, and he brought me in on the fun. Without any question, this was the coolest Comic con moment for me in history!
Repo Shadow Cast streamed live!
History was made, and I had a small part in it! This year Repo screened with the shadowcast Addicted to the Knife performing the entire show. My poster artwork was being used for promotion on the screening, which was quite humbling and kick ass. And Dread Central streamed the whole event LIVE, over 900 people from around the world showed up online to see what the hell all the hoopla was about. The crowd was one of the loudest and fun I have seen yet. Through all of my Repo travels, each event seems to be better than the last one…it just getting bigger and bigger! You can watch the whole event here: