I just wanted to swing by and let everyone know whatâ€™s going on in the Famous Monsters universe. The magazine (issue 251, published by indie comic giant IDW) has officially gone on pre-sale over at our store (www.captainco.com
). Weâ€™ve got the Captain Company exclusive (yup, we secured the name and are changing the logos and URLâ€™s this week) FM 251 Basil Gogos variant cover. Itâ€™s got old school (Karl Freund) and new school (Predators, Charlain Harris) horror. For the sci-fi and fantasy fans weâ€™ve got a massive Ray Bradbury interview along with a never-before-published story by the man himself, and much, much more- including the last editorâ€™s letter written by Forry to be included in the magazine when it returned, as he always knew it would. The mag is also going to be available with the Richard Corben/Nosferatu primary cover and the William Stout/Frankenstein comic shop incentive cover.
In celebration of the magazine release weâ€™re also holding the FM Con in Indianapolis, IN July 9-11. Weâ€™re going to have reunions for Dawn/Day of the Dead, Night of the Living Dead, Return of the Living Dead, The Lost Boys with a tribute to Corey Haim, Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet talking movies and their comics company, pre-sale of issue 251 with an exclusive convention cover, a VIP party featuring an amazing (and still top secret) guest, Charles Band Road Show, a Repo! screening with writer/creator Terrence Zdunich sitting right along with you and taking questions, screenings of unreleased and independent horror films, panels with many of the guests, tattoo contest, a beauty contest to find our FM girl who will then get a feature spread in the Halloween issue, and too much more to list. Details are over at www.famousmonstersconvention.com
. Also be sure to check out www.facebook.com/fmconvention
. If you want to attend or are a vendor looking for a booth, check it out soon before the early sale period closes and prices go up.
We get a lot of questions pertaining to the disappearance of issue 250. Many people ordered 250 through the previous owners of FM but had never received it. We have remedied that problem. We will be taking over the production and printing of issue 250. For all the sordid details and how to get your copy if you had ordered it already, head on over to our forums here: http://famousmonstersoffilmlandforum.co ... topic=27.0
FM is also working its way through the social media. To get a somewhat distilled version of the website and get announcements as they go out www.facebook.com/FMOFL
is where you need to be. Looking for discounts to our store and special giveaways? www.twitter.com/FMOF
is where to find them.
The response has been great so far and we appreciate all the support. Many thanks from all of us. If youâ€™ve got questions or comments you want answered quickly, head on over the Facebook page. Weâ€™ve usually got that monitored most of the day. Thanks again,