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One reason I am happy about the new year is there will be two Days of the Dead conventions in my relative area (one in Chicago and one in Indy). After last year's inaugural event in Indy, I can't wait to see how the event is bigger and better.
The man behind the Days of the Dead cons is Adolfo Dorta and he is one interesting guy. I met Dorta in Indy last year, although it was quite a blur, since he was basically a blur. The man was constantly on the move and in demand. He was always checking things, improving things and making everyone feel appreciated.
Days of the Dead wasn't a huge convention run by a nameless, faceless company. Dorta was right there in the middle of it all. As busy as he was, he also had the look of a happy, satisfied man. I am guessing that look could be attributed to the realization of this event and the positive feedback he received from virtually everyone
After the success in Indy, a con was held in Atlanta (GA). Shortly after that, it was announced that there would be a Days of the Dead con in Chicago in 2012. I'll be there in Chicago and in Indy, too. Hopefully, I'll land some good interviews, but either way, I'll have some reports here.
In the photo below, Dorta posed with Doug Bradley, a veteran actor most known for his role as Pinhead in the Hellraiser film series. Bradley was just one of the many great celebrity guests at the con. I didn't get to meet Bradley, but by all accounts, he was very personable and fan-friendly.
For all the latest news on this great convention, go to DaysoftheDead.net and the Days of the Dead Facebook page. I hope to see some of you there in Chicago or Indy (or both).