Rap duo TWIZTID have crossed over into the worlds of horror, animation, comics, weed and gaming culture; they have also released action figures, cosplay videos, and even sodas. Now they are launching their own pop culture convention in the form of Astronimicon. The event will take place Februrary 9-11, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden in Sterling Heights, MI.
“As fans who literally and physically grew up amongst the convention circuit, it has been a long-time dream to put on a convention of our own for quite some time,” says TWIZTID. “Where other cons cater to one specific thing, we want ours to blanket everything in the pop culture bubble, from comics to sci-fi on back to gaming and horror. There is absolutely something for everyone!” Astronomicon will offer a variety of activities for con-goers. Those activities include cosplay and tattoo contests, a free play game room and tournaments, Q&A panels, a scavenger hunt, insane asylum photo opps, and photo opps with celebrity guests.
Scheduled guests so far include include professional wrestling champion and WWE on-air personality Booker T, “Texas Chainsaw Massacre 20,” “House of 1000’s Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects” actor Bill Moseley, Friday the 13th film franchise legend Kane Hodder, “X-Men” and “Rob Zombie’s Halloween” actor Tyler Mane, Syfy’s Monster Man Roy Knyrim, Tate Steinsiek of Syfy’s FaceOff, Comic Book Men’s Ming Chen, comic book writer Dirk Manning, and the Angry Video Game Nerd. Appearances will also be made by The Game Chasers, Mr. Creepypasta, Pixel Dan, and tattoo model Caroline, who is scheduled as a guest judge of the tattoo contest. Of course, fans can also expect appearances by TWIZTID and Majik Ninja Entertainment artists Blaze Ya Dead Homie and G-Mo Skee, who will host a Super Smash Bros. tournament in the gaming area.
WWE Hall of Famer Charles Wright will also be appearing. However, he will be in full costume in his famous Papa Shango makeup and costume. Horror icon Sid Haig will also be appearing. Not just appearing, but he will also be in full costume and makeup as Captain Spaulding from “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects.” In speaking about the convention and TWIZTID, Haig said, “I can’t say enough about TWIZTID. Not only are they talented, they have their feet on the ground and are just fun to hang out with! I’ve been at conventions with them – they didn’t have the makeup on so they were just there as spectators, and I could sense their passion at the event. I’m glad that this time, we’ll all be together for their very first convention of their own! First cons are always tough, but Astronomicon is shaping up to be a huge success. Looking forward to see everyone there!”
TWIZTID themselves will be there all weekend. They will be signing variant copies of their new comic “TWIZTID: Haunted High-Ons.” The comic was written by the duo themselves and Dirk Manning with illustrations by Marianna Pescosta and Alessandro de Fornasari. The description of the comic reads, “ our duo have carved out a comfortable side-gig for themselves as fake ghost hunters…but what happens when a routine house call yields not only a ghost, but a killer demon to boot? Hijinks and horror, of course!”
Rap duo TWIZTID have crossed over into the worlds of horror, animation, comics, weed and gaming culture; they have also released action figures, cosplay videos, and even sodas. Now they are launching their own pop culture convention in the form of Astronimicon. The event will take place Februrary 9-11,...
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Francis is a former coordinator of live concerts and radio DJ. He brings his experience in both reviews and interviews to First Comics News. Francis is also the creator of the webcomic “The Massacre Twins.”