Friend Encounters is a weekly series featuring friends who have met celebrities. With Days of the Dead returning to Las Vegas March 20-22, this is a special Friend Encounters DotD edition.
Mark Ailes is an author and actor. The Valparaiso Indiana resident often mentions his hometown in his books. With titles such as Zombie Park, Undead Worlds and Plague of the Living Dead, it is easy to see his preferred genre.
I have become friends with Mark through the comic con scene, especially Days of the Dead. It's always interesting when I see celebrities excited about meeting other celebrities. Mark is always excited to meet his favorites.
At Days of the Dead Indy, Mark met wrestling legend Sgt. Slaughter. Slaughter is a WWE Hall of Famer and a multi-time champ. He is a real wrestling legend, who was one of the first to cross over into the mainstream. He is also the first real person to be made into a GI Joe doll.
I was able to witness the meeting. Mark was very happy with his moment with Sarge. Mark has met many wrestling legends, but Sarge was one of his favorites. Having met Sarge, I know he is a great celebrity guest.
I hope to see Mark again at an upcoming Days event. There might even be an interview in our future.
Check out all of Mark's books on the Mark Ailes page on Amazon. You can also go to DaysoftheDead.com for more info on this event and allof their other events.
Mark Ailes and Sgt. Slaughter in Indianapolis, IN-July 2019.