Days of the Dead is like the little convention that could. I am proud to say I have been a supporter of DotD since its debut. I'm not really sure it can be called a "little convention" anymore though, but it still has that little convention feel (in all the right ways).
It all starts with Adolfo. This guy busts his butt year round to make Days the best convention around. The results can be seen at each con (Allanta, Los Angeles, Chicago and Indy).
Days brings in great guests, who actually want to be at the event. I have never seen any celebrity at a Days event be anything less than accommodating and very fan-friendly. Actually, I have seen several guests go above and beyond the call of duty.
I have seen music legend Lita Ford do an impromptu duet with a fan. I have seen Rowdy Roddy Piper bring about 40 different 8x10's for sale. I have witnessed actor John Kassir tirelessly give fans short sample of his famous "Crypt Keeper" character. All of the above might sound like good business and it is, but stuff like that isn't seen at many conventions.
Too many times at other conventions, celebrity guests handle their autograph signings with assembly line precision. Each fan gets about 3 seconds with their favorite celebrity. At Days, even with the absolute biggest names like Ace Frehley of Kiss, every fan got a legitimate moment.
Check out the Days of the Dead pages on Facebook. You'll see lively discussions. You'll also see Adolfo engaging in many of the conversations. To say he is hands-on is an understatement. He is the heart, soul and brain of Days.
Once again, I will be attending Days of the Dead in Chicago (Schaumburg) from November 21-23. I am writingthis to encourage everyone to join me there. I am also writing this to thank Adolfo and his entire staff for putting on a fantastic convention.
Adolfo Dorta and me in Indianapolis, IN-July 2014.