Spooky Empire’s May-Hem rolls out this Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-27) at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Guests include Linda Hamilton, Ace Frehley, Joey Lauren Adams, Vivica A. Fox, Verne Troyer and a Addams Family Reunion with John Astin, Lisa Loring and Felix Silva.
Tickets can be purchased here!
Sneak peak at the program cover with art by Ed Bach!
for more information on Guests and events check out Spooky Empire’s website!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Spooky Empire’s May-Hem convention is less than 4 weeks away….are you ready for, well…the Mayhem?!!
Orlando, FL – May 4, 2012 – The show is looking to be an epic event, their last one at the Wyndham, and Spooky Empire wants everyone to join them in bidding farewell to their favorite venue as only they know how.
There is an amazing line up of celebrity guests in store at May-Hem this year, most of which have never appeared at a Spooky Empire event! It’s a never-ending list of heavy hitters, sure to please fans of all kinds. Guests will be available for meet and greets and autograph signings all weekend!
Some of the guests appearing are Linda Hamilton, best known for her role as “Sarah Connor” in The Terminator, as well as the TV series “Beauty and The Beast” and more recently “Chuck”. Vivica A. Fox of “Kill Bill Vol. 1”, “Independence Day” and “Batman & Robin” and Verne Troyer of the “Austin Powers” films and “The Love Guru”. Cathy Moriarty of the classic “Raging Bull” as well as “Casper” and “Analyze That”. Plus a very last minute addition, James Marsters most well known as Spike from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”.
For all of you KISS fans out there, here’s your chance to meet the one and only Ace Frehley, original guitarist of the legendary band!
There will be an “Addams Family” reunion featuring John Astin “Gomez Addams”, Lisa Loring “Wednesday Addams” and Felix Silla and “Cousin Itt”.
Roddy Piper will be making a return appearance to Spooky Empire, not only for autographs, but to perform his live “one man show” This performance will require a separate ticket in addition to your admission. Tickets for Roddy’s show are $10 and are available in advance online.
From the hit new TV series “The Walking Dead”, films Mallrats and Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer, Michael Rooker will be appearing. Also from “The Walking Dead” is Madison Lintz who played “Sophia” in the hit show. Stars of the TV series Charmed, Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause, and Michael Bailey Smith. Holly Marie Combs currently stars on the hit new show “Pretty Little Liars”, Brian Krause is also known for his role in Sleepwalkers., and Michael Bailey Smith has appeared in Buffy and The Hills Have Eyes 1 & 2. Also making a rare convention appearance is Joey Lauren Adams best known for her roles in films Chasing Amy, Big Daddy, Dazed & Confused and many more.
To round off the guest list is Kristanna Loken of Terminator 3, Monica Keena of Freddy vs Jason, and Oliver Robins from Poltergeist, plus legendary rock goddess Lita Ford, Marc Price from the film Trick or Treat, and Mackenzie Lintz of the hit new movie based on the bestseller The Hunger Games.
May-Hem is not just about the guests, there are some memorable events lined up as well. For the first time at May-Hem, Spooky Empire will be hosting their Zombie Walk in memory of the late Bill Hinzman!
The Mucklebones Monster Museum will be set up throughout the weekend inside the hotel. This is an exclusive Spooky Empire event! Spooky Empire’s Tattoo Festival will also be in place featuring over 25 of the country’s best artists. Check out the website to make your appointments now.
Of course there is the huge vendor room loaded with merchandise, collectibles and artists, tons of panels and Q&As, and no one can forget the notorious pool parties with live bands!
If you haven’t already booked your room for May-Hem, do it soon! Rooms are just $85 per night, and are going fast! Reach Wyndham reservations at 1-800-421-8001, and mention “Spooky Empire” to get the special rate. Tickets are still available, one day passes are $30- $35, and $50 gets you in all three days! VIP packages are available but going fast! Both are available on the website.
Ace Frehley signs at Changing Hands Bookstore on November 15, 2011 at 5pm.
He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman,” and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty, and no regrets. For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins and unspoken divisions—Ace and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.
He also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. In the end, Ace comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction—ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a booksigning event only. Signing tickets are free when you purchase No Regrets at Changing Hands Bookstore. Sorry, but books purchased elsewhere will not be permitted. (Can’t bring your own popcorn to the movies, or your own beer to a bar, right? Same with books! Thanks for understanding.)
1 TICKET 1 ADMISSION | NO MEMORABILIA | NO PHOTOGRAPHS | NO CAMERAS | NO REGRETS BOOKSIGNING ONLY
Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85283
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs his new memoir on November 10, 2011 at noon!
144 S Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60603
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discusses and signs his new memoir at Book Soup on November 20, 2011 at 4pm!
THE MUSIC, THE MAKEUP, THE MADNESS, AND MORE…
In December of 1972, a pair of musicians placed an advertisement in the Village Voice: “GUITARIST WANTED WITH FLASH AND ABILITY.” Ace Frehley figured he had both, so he answered the ad. The rest is rock ’n’ roll history.
He was just a boy from the Bronx with stars in his eyes. But when he picked up his guitar and painted stars on his face, Ace Frehley transformed into “The Spaceman” — and helped turn KISS into one of the top-selling bands in the world. Now, for the first time, the beloved rock icon reveals his side of the story with no-holds-barred honesty… and no regrets.
For KISS fans, Ace offers a rare behind-the-makeup look at the band’s legendary origins, including the lightning-bolt logo he designed and the outfits his mother sewed. He talks about the unspoken division within the band — he and Peter Criss versus Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons — because the other two didn’t “party every day.” Ace also reveals the inside story behind his turbulent breakup with KISS, their triumphant reunion a decade later, and his smash solo career. Along the way, he shares wild stories about dancing at Studio 54 with “The Bionic Woman,” working as a roadie for Jimi Hendrix, and bar-flying all night with John Belushi. In the end, he comes to terms with his highly publicized descent into alcohol, drugs, and self-destruction — ultimately managing to conquer his demons and come out on top.
This is Ace Frehley. No makeup. No apologies. No regrets.
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069
Ace Frehley signs on Monday November 7, 2011 at 6:00 PM! The KISS icon will sign his new autobiography, titled No Regrets. No memorabilia, please. Wristbands will be given out on the morning of the event, beginning at 8:00 am.
Individual wristbands are required for all who want to line up for the signing. No posed photos will be permitted in order to give as many fans as possible the opportunity to meet Ace. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding this event.
Barnes & Noble
Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs his memoir No Regrets at Bookends on November 4, 2011 at 6pm!
211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450
KISS guitarist Ace Frehley signs his memoir No Regrets on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 12:00 PM!
About the Book:
From the former lead guitarist of the legendary rock band KISS—a funny, truthful, candid memoir about a hard-drinking, drug-addicted, music-loving guitar player who lived life as a rock star and survived to tell the tale.
In its nearly four-decade existence, KISS has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, ranking among the top-selling rock-and-roll bands of all time. The KISS Army remains vast and devoted, buying merchandise and concert tickets at sellout shows that continue around the globe. Now, Ace Frehley, long regarded as the most approachable and likeable member of the band, opens up about his unbelievable exploits as one of the founding members of KISS.
It all started in January of 1973, when this self-taught musician and Bronx native spotted an advertisement in the Village Voice posted by Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, and Gene Simmons: “Guitarist wanted with flash and balls.” Frehley, figuring he had both, answered the ad, and the rest was history.
Within a few years, KISS was playing spectacular live shows to sold-out stadiums all over the world, decked out in their iconic costumes and makeup. The band was raking in millions of dollars on tours, albums, and merchandise, and the rabid KISS Army numbered in the six figures. Frehley, known as “The Spaceman,” had transformed from a scrappy, music-obsessed kid to one of the most famous and revered guitarists of his era, hailed by critics and adored by fans. No Regrets goes behind the make-up, the money, the women, and the partying. Frehley recounts his battles with drug addiction and his brushes with death, sets the record straight about his complicated relationships with Simmons and Paul Stanley, and describes his evolution as a musician—all with his characteristic humor and honesty. Without a doubt, No Regrets is a must-have for every KISS fan.
Barnes & Noble
555 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10017
HUGE horror con in Cherry Hill, NJ this Weekend March 11-13th.
Very impressive guest list too including Nick Castle (first Michael Myers), Ace Frehley (KISS), a Walking Dead reunion, Dina Meyer and many more.
Check out all the info here!