Gunnar Hansen Hosting Chili Cook-Off at Coast City Comicon 2013

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‘Leatherface’ to Serve Chili at Coast City Comicon

GunnarPORTLAND, MAINE – 9/11/13 – Coast City Comics is proud to announce that actor Gunnar Hansen will be appearing at this year’s Coast City Comicon on November 8-10 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Fans of the horror genre know Hansen’s alter ego, the intimidating Leatherface from the “Texas Chainsaw Massacre” franchise. Hansen also appeared in the film “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers” with fellow Coast City Comicon guest Linnea Quigley.

As part of Hansen’s appearance — he’ll be signing autographs and posing for photos with fans all weekend — he has generously agreed to host a chili cook-off during the convention. Fans will not only be able to have their chili judged by Hansen, who happens to be an aficionado of the dish, but they will be able to taste chili prepared by the man behind the mask.

Following a screening of “Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers,” fans can participate in a Q&A session with Gunnar Hansen and co-star Linnea Quigley. Hansen will also be selling copies of his latest book, “Chain Saw Confidential.”

“We’re tired of the conventions that just plop movie stars behind a table and just have them sign stuff,” explains Jarrett Melendez, organizer of Coast City Comicon. “We like being able to provide a more intimate experience for fans. They won’t just get herded through a line and shoved away before they can manage a quick ‘Hello'; they can actually take a minute and talk with idols like Gunnar. Heck, they can even taste food that he made! You don’t get that at national shows like New York Comic Con or San Diego Comic Con.”

Coast City Comicon 2013 will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel across from the Maine Mall this November 9 and 10. Attendees can pre-register for tickets online at Adult passes start at $25. Passes for children and students will be available at the door with prices starting at $10. For more information, visit or call 207-899-1505.

NJ – Chain Saw Confidential Signing


Gunnar Hansen, the actor and author best known for playing Leatherface in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, signs his new book Chain Saw Confidential at Bookends on Tuesday, September 24th at 4:30pm

211 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450

TX – Chain Saw Confidential Signing

csctxGunnar Hansen, Leatherface from Texas Chain Saw Massacre, signs his memoir at Book People on Sunday, September 29 at 7PM!

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Join us for a horrifyingly fun evening with actor and author Gunnar Hansen! Yes, that’s right, the man who brought one of the most terrifying characters to film ever, Leatherface, will be here in our store!

Critically-acclaimed author Gunnar Hansen tells the real story of the making The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, its release, and reception, offering unknown behind-the-scenes details, a harrowingly entertaining account of the adventures of low-budget filmmaking, illuminating insights on the film’s enduring and influential place in the horror genre and our culture, and a thoughtful meditation on why we love to be scared in the first place.

GUNNAR HANSEN is the author of several books of history, travel, and poetry. He lives on the coast of Maine.

In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

Thank you for supporting Gunnar Hansen and your local independent bookstore!

Book People
603 N. Lamar, Austin TX 78703

CA – Chain Saw Confidential Signing


Gunnar Hansen appears at Dark Delicacies on Saturday September 21 at 2:00 p.m. to sign his memoir Chain Saw Confidential: How We Made the World’s Most Notorious Horror Movie. There will be a charge to have other items signed.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia, Burbank, CA 91505

CA – Leatherface Signs

August 18, 2013 by  
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Actor Gunnar Hansen signs at Book Soup on Thursday September 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

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The original 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre seized the imaginations of audiences and critics, going from controversial cult sensation to being ranked by Total Film as the greatest horror movie ever made. It’s been shown at Cannes, briefly banned in England, and included in the permanent collection of New York’s MoMA. This fascinating literary memoir of the making of the film comes from the unique perspective of Gunnar Hansen, the actor who played the chain saw-wielding Leatherface. A critically acclaimed poet and author, Hansen tells the real story of the film, debunking myths, giving behind-the-scenes details, and offering insights on the film’s reception and our enduring fascination with the horror genre today.

Book Soup
8818 Sunset Blvd, W. Hollywood, CA 90069

Spooky Empire updates website for Ultimate Horror Weekend

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Now that May-Hem is done Spooky Empire has updated it’s website for Ultimate Horror Weekend. Being held October 7-9 at the Wyndham Resort in Orlando Florida.

Guests announced so far are:
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Reunion
Lance Henriksen from Alien, Terminator and Millennium
Tom Atkins from Halloween III, The Fog and Escape from New York
Gunner Hansen from Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Bill Moseley from House of 1000 Corpses and Devil’s Rejects

and MANY more!

Plus check out Special Events, Ticket and Hotel Information.

Keep track of the website HERE as much more is to come!