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New Details Revealed for Contamination: Defcon 4

Dyer Straits Productions has announced new details for the upcoming Contamination: Defcon 4 which takes place August 2-4th in St. Louis. Some of the guests this year include Ace Frehley, Steve Railsback, Andrew Prine, and a cast reunion for the original Evil Dead to name a few. Read on.




From the Press Release
Dyer Straits Productions (DSP) presents year four of St. Louis’ Premier Pop Culture, Horror & Sci-Fi Convention all under one roof August 2-4, 2013 Contamination: Defcon 4 takes place at the Holiday Inn South County Center is Bigger and Better with Film Icons, TV stars, Super Heroes, Ghost Hunters, Drive-In, Tiki Party, Cos-play, and Filmmakers.


You wanted the Best & We gave you the Best! The Hottest Guitarist in the World Ace Frehley legendary guitarist from KISS will be our featured guest this year taking us all on a Rocket Ride! In addition to Ace our other featured guest is considered by many to be one of the greatest actors in the genre Steve Railsback (Helter Skelter, Lifeforce, Ed Gein). Veteran actor Andrew Prine (“V” the series, Chisum) and a cast reunion of the original “The Evil Dead ” film series with the Ladies of the Evil Dead- Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss & Theresa Tilly and from The Evil Dead 2” Danny Hicks & Kassie Wesley Depaiva as “Jake & Bobby Joe” & from “Army of Darkness” Timothy Patrick Quill “The Blacksmith” all will be headlining this year along with an impressive lineup of icons at this highly anticipated follow-up event.

This years Contamination: Defcon 4 goes Grindhouse and celebrates the genre with Larry Bishop (“Hellride”, “The Devil’s 8” & “The Savage Seven”) and Laura Cayouette of the Academy Award Winning Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Django Unchained” this will be Laura’s first ever convention appearance. Horror fans will get their fix with David Naughton (“An American Werewolf in London”) Pricilla Barnes (“The Devil’s Rejects”), Tom Towles (“The Devil’s Rejects, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), This year will see a “Friday the 13th” fans greatest Nightmare when we are joined by Kane Hodder “Jason Voorhees” from pt’s 7-10, C.J Graham “Jason Voorhees” from part 6. “The Walking Dead “enthusiasts will be able to meet Nick Gomez (“Tomas”) also Travis Love (“Bowman”) & Theodus Crane (“Big Tiny”) plus many more celebrities from all walks (full list on their website).

Fans of all genres will get a total “Celebrity” experience with a weekend full of options: a chance to meet the celebrities, get autographs and pictures and a lucky few V.I.P’s will even get to know their favorite celebrity one on one at an intimate private gathering. Contamination’s 24 Hour Grindhouse Cinema returns along with upcoming film makers get to show off their endeavors.

There will be crazy Seminars, dealer room with vendors to shop all weekend for toys, t-shirts, movie posters and much more. A wild Pagan KISS Tiki Party on Friday evening with St. Louis own Kiss Tribute band "Rocket Ride" getting the party rocking! Dance party Saturday night with DJ Tre dropping the beats. If that’s not enough we will be having the “Contaminated Toxic Cinema Drive-In” showing “Dark Night of the Scarecrow” hosted by writer J.D. Feigelson. The competition is on so get your best costume ready for our Cos-play Contest for a chance to win big and how about the largest ever held Ace Frehley look-a-like contest.

Tickets for the weekend convention are available online now for a discount, but prices will be higher when purchased at the door. A limited amount of VIP Passes are available online while supplies last. Vendors can reserve a spot, sponsorship packages are still available. Book your room for a great discounted rate of $89 at the Holiday Inn South County Center before they are gone. Much more information can be found at www.con-tamination.com. Check the site and their Facebook page for updates and a complete list of celebrities, artists, filmmakers, musicians and vendors.

The successful events that began this new tradition in St. Louis - Contamination 2010, Contamination 2011: The Sequel and Contamination 3D 2012 – have featured film legends from popular horror series such as “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,“”Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Candyman,” cult favorites “The Boondock Saints,” pop culture icon Larry Thomas “The Soup Nazi” from “Seinfeld,” Peter (Chewbacca) Mayhew (Star Wars), Grammy winning G Tom Mac, sports legend Ken Norton and showcased one of the most recognized cars in the world - The Batmobile & the “Munster Koach”. 

To learn more, visit the official Contamination website.
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