Days of the Dead Indianapolis starts tomorrow and runs through the weekend. As I prepare to make the short trek, I am highlighting some of my favorite moments from past DotD events.
As I have previously written, 2019 is a bit of a new era for DotD. Started in 2011, this convention has been one of my yearly staples. I made a lot of great friends within the management crew. Late last year, several of those friends announced an amicable break from the convention.
That leads me to Bill Philputt. Although one of the original members of the DotD team, I have never dealt much with Bill. I knew of his part in the success of the convention and I always had friendly interactions with him, but that was about it for whatever reason and with certainly no disrespect to him.
My partnership with DotD started with Adolfo Dorta, another of the original promoters. Adolfo remained my main contact until the announcement last year.
Fortunately for me, Bill was very open to allowing me to continue doing my work at the conventions. While there have already been a few DotD events this year, Indianapolis will be my first and I am completely excited about it.
Bill has a lot of work ahead of him. The first 8 years of DotD were awesome events. I have every confidence that Bill and the new crew can keep it all going strong. So far, the reports are excellent and Indy should be another excellent time.
I wish Bill and the crew a lot of luck. I will do whatever I can to help make this a success.
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Bill Philputt and me in Schaumburg, IL-November 2018.