For decades, horror fans have been hoping that Jamie Lee Curtis would make a convention appearance. Over the years, it seemed less and less likely, but it has been announced that she’ll make her first and only horror convention appearance this November at HorrorHound Weekend:
“Jamie Lee Curtis has signed on as the guest of honor at this November’s HorrorHound Weekend event. The event will take place over the weekend of November 16-18th, 2012 at the Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219.
Jamie Lee Curtis will be appearing at the event on both Saturday (November 17th) and Sunday (November 18th) for autograph sessions, photo-ops and an on-stage Q/A panel which is sure to be epic. This is a landmark opportunity for fans, as Jamie has never attended an event like this, nor provided horror fans with the opportunity to have their memorabilia signed in such a capacity. And it’s all for charity, via the Starlight Children’s Foundation. ALL monies earned from Jamie’s autograph sessions, photo-ops and stage event will go directly to the Starlight Children’s Foundation. In fact, part of the proceeds from HorrorHound Weekend’s ticket sales will also be donated to this amazing charity as we will also be taking donations at the event for anyone wishing to help this cause further. More details about the charity and other ways you can help will be listed on this event’s Web site when it is launched next month.
In conjunction with Jamie Lee Curtis’ jump into the world of horror conventions, Jamie wanted to make sure that it was expressed that this will be a one time only appearance. Once this event is over, Jamie Lee Curtis will be retiring from the horror convention scene making this appearance all the more important for all those fans who have been patiently waiting for this moment and opportunity to meet one of the most iconic actors in horror history. This is IT!
Jamie Lee Curtis, daughter of actors Janet Leigh (Psycho) and Tony Curtis, began her horror career in one of the most important genre films ever produced: John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978)! As central character, Laurie Strode, she helped create the modern day scream queen. This was firmly established thanks to her follow-up roles in The Fog, Prom Night, Terror Train and Road Games. In 1981 she returned to the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween II. Soon after, Jamie started appearing in more high-end projects and comedies including such classics as Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda, Blue Steel, My Girl and Forever Young. In 1994 Jamie Lee Curtis co-starred in James Cameron’s True Lies. Soon after Jamie returned to the Halloween franchise with H20, released in 1998 (and again, appearing in 2002’s Halloween: Resurrection). More noteworthy film releases followed, including Virus, Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks and Drowning Mona. More recently, Jamie has played a recurring character on the hit TV series NCIS.
This November HorrorHound Weekend event will include a packed vendor room and will boast a number of additional celebrity guests to be announced. Halloween and Jamie Lee Curtis fans alike will want to assure they mark this date on their calendars!!! Please note that autograph tickets for Jamie Lee Curtis will be sold on horrorhoundweekend.com in advance of the event. This decision has been made to assure that people traveling for this appearance will know prior to booking their travel that they in fact are going to meet this screen legend. Ticket information will be available next month.
HorrorHound’s annual November event is usually held in Cincinnati, Ohio, however, due to the popularity of this event, we decided to move our event to our more-established (and larger) hotel in Indianapolis. HorrorHound Weekend will return to Cincinnati on its new date: March 22-24th, 2013 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We urge people to learn more about the Starlight Children’s Foundation by visiting http://www.starlight.org.
More details about HorrorHound Weekend can be found on-line at www.horrorhoundweekend.com. A full guest list and Web site for this November event will be on-line shortly.”