Son of Monsterpalooza Scares up Monstrous Fun

Celebrity cameos, make-up demos, and lots of vendors jumpstart the jumps and startles for Halloween.

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What to Know

  • Burbank Marriott
  • $25 per day
  • Celeb cameos, artist appearances, fright films

Draw a pumpkin, or a ghost, or another icon of autumn, and you might follow the same lines and designs that you always have, since you were a kid.

And, now that you think about it, your ghost and your pumpkin and your bat all kind of look like how other people might illustrate such fall-famous sights.

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But a monster? Ohhh eek. Your picture could summon the fellow from Dr. Frankenstein's lab, or something from the murky depths, or even a denizen of outer space.

This isn't to say there isn't a wide range of ghosts, pumpkins, and bats, for, yep, there is, but monsterdom? It has proven to be beyond mega in our collective imagination.

Which means so much monstro-o-sity will be packed into Son of Monsterpalooza, a three-day convention with a focus on all that is spooky and super-creative in the monster-y make-up department.

Like Monsterpalooza, Son of Monsterpalooza's springtime convention counterpart, this fall festival has celebrity cameos, pro-led make-up demonstrations, and oodles of knowledgeable people selling stuff that'll make your next costume, or film, look completely creepy.

It's all lurking and lumbering and moaning at the Burbank Marriott Convention Center & Hotel from Sept. 14 through 16.

A one-day ticket? That's $25, but you can nab a three-dayer of a pass for sixty bucks.

Stars set to show include Fairuza Balk, Kathy Najimy, Mindy Sterling, Joanna Cassidy, and so many other majors of the vast genre.

Freaky films, cool artists, and other eye-popping, brain-eeking stuff'll fill the monstrously large spread o' scares.

Whether you aspire to work in movies, or put together a jump-filled Halloween haunt, or you're a longtime fan of frights, through and through, matters not, dear monsters of SoCal.

Shamble your way to Burbank, and this creature-packed gathering, for all sorts of chilling ways to up your monster-based creativity, output, and aspirations.

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