Days of the Dead returns to Indianapolis, IN July 5-7. While looking forward to this event, I am recalling some of my favorite moments over the years there.
While Adolfo Dorta never was one to brag, it is fair to say there probably wouldn't have been a Days of the Dead if not for him. It certainly would not have become what it is today.
As co-founder and co-promoter, Adolfo made DotD a special event. It wasn't just a horror con, money grab. Of course, it was about profit, but Adolfo and his tight crew, worked extremely hard to make sure everyone had a good time (and actually that prices were kept relatively low). This went from being just another comic con, to being a real destination for me. I loved seeing my friends there, as much as I enjoyed the celebrities.
At the end of last year, Adolfo announced an amicable departure from DotD. I am still sa that he is not part of this great event that he helped build, but I am happy for him and his choices. I am quite sure I have not seen the last of Adolfo on the convention scene.
While Adolfo will not be at this DotD in Indy, he will always be there in spirit for me. He has been a great friend and supporter and I would back him any time.
There will be plenty of great celebrity guests and other fun at DotD though. You can go to DaysoftheDead.com for all of the info.
Adolfo Dorta and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2014.