Jim Tavare / Actor / Comedian
Carl Paolino is a thirty-seven year veteran of the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, screenwriter, and production designer, his credits include feature films, television series, music videos, Broadway shows, and television commercials. His animated productions include: MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch, and Celebrity Face-Off (AKA) The Wrong Coast. He also wrote and directed The Halloween Pranksta with co-producer Mark Hamill, of Star Wars fame, who also acted as a voice talent for the production. As an author, his Young Adult novels include Penny Dreadful and the Poisonberry Fortune, Penny Dreadful and the Steampunk Ziggurat, and The Secret of the Cybersapiens. The first book of his horror novel series is titled, Virgin Falls: Worst Vacation Ever and the second book in the series is titled, Virgin Falls: The Return of the Woodsman. Carl is a professor at School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, teaching Stop-Motion Animation, Puppet and Miniature Set Construction & Makeup FX in the Film/Animation Department, and Body Casting as an Art Form in the Fine Arts Department. He has BFA degree from School of Visual Arts.
Chris Di Cesare
"The Ghost Boy of Geneseo”
As a young college student, Chris Di Cesare's view of life was forever changed by a series of horrifying events in and around his dorm room: C2D1 at SUNY Geneseo. From early February through late April of 1985, he and his college friends endured what is now referred to as 'The C2D1 Haunting'. Apparitions sighted, disembodied voices heard, moving objects witnessed and frightening physical attacks all became part of the ordeal suffered by Chris - who quickly became the focal point of the haunting - and several of his college classmates. Long suppressed by the participants themselves, the extreme haunting eventually moved into the realm of ‘urban legend’.
An accomplished lecturer who recently appeared on Coast to Coast AM, Di Cesare has released his memoir, Surviving Evidence, (Dark Moon Press) which became an Amazon best seller, and offers a compelling first-hand accounting of the infamous extreme haunting from the person who found himself at its center … and survived it.
Appearing Saturday & Sunday for autographs & photo-ops!
Grabstein is well known for doing the voice of Courage in the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Courage the Cowardly Dog. Grabstein used a combination of paranoia and panic to make the voice of Courage authentic. Most certainly an appropriate animation for those of us who love the bizarre, the haunted, and the scary. Although, Courage would have much rather just sat on Muriel's lap than to fight off the monsters. One of the best cartoons ever is what WE have to say! Welcome Marty!
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