Flashback Weekend returns August 5-7. This year it will be a special 20th anniversary event and I can't wait.
Flashback Weekend isn't as big as some other conventions, but it is one of the best. It always has excellent guests, such as Dana DeLorenzo, one of my all-time favorites.
I have been a fan of Dana for a long time. Dana has a strong Chicago connection. She was in Tony n' Tina's Wedding and also worked as a producer and portrayed Marissa Sanchez on Mancow's Morning Madhouse. She gained a lot of exposure on the Starz horror-comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead.
I had met Dana a year or so before I saw her again at Flashback Weekend in 2018. I was stunned when she asked about our last meeting. That led to a lot of quick chats all weekend at Flashback every time our paths crossed.
Early Sunday morning when things were pretty quiet, Dana called me over and asked if I wanted to have a little fun in a picture. Of course, I am always up for that, especially with Dana. She grabbed a tie and wrapped it around my neck, and proceeded to "choke" me. It was fun and Dana got a big kick out of it. After posing for hundreds of the same pictures, I think she wanted to do something different.
Dana is simply cool. I will see her every chance I get at conventions, because she is so much fun. She makes it a special experience every time.
I did inform Dana that we had something in common. We are both DePaul alums, although she was born shortly before I entered DePaul. Still, if she ever needs a date for an alumni function, I am putting my name out there. I would escort Dana anywhere!
Go to FlashbackWeekend.com for all of the info on this event. Also, check Flashback Weekend on Facebook for more frequent updates.
Dana DeLorenzo and me in Rosemont, IL-August 2018.