We will once again be "On the Beat" at Flashback Weekend, which runs from August 5-7 at the Crowne Plaza in Rosemont. My pre-event story is on the Patch at Flashback Weekend Is Coming!
This year, Robert Englund heads a celebrity lineup that is packed with greatness. You can get the full lineup and all of the scheduled events at FlashbackWeekend.com. I never miss this fun convention!
One of my favorite guests from the past is actress Betsy Russell, probably best known for her role in the Saw movie series. She first appeared in Saw III and has been in five Saw movies in total. She has done other movies, as well as some episodic television.
Not quite as active in the entertainment world of late, she has kept busy with other endeavors. She is a certified hypnotist and a certified life coach.
We talked to her about her new path and she was very passionate about it. It was interesting to see a successful entertainer so excited about a non-traditional career progression.
She teaches life coaching classes and also does private instruction. You can get all of the information about her and her newer career path at ImBetsyRussell.com. I have not taken any of the classes, but I would if they were held in this area. It would be fascinating to see what she could do and how her passion translates into action.
Russell was a great guest and a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to the guests and more fun this year! I hope to see many of my horror con pals there, too!
Cuzz Gekas, Betsy Russell and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2013.