This past Saturday, The Nerd 411 crew set off to check out Texas Frightmare Weekend. This was the first time for all of us. I guess I should have known this was going to be a great show from the start when the staff was so accommodating to allow us to cover their event. As the weeks grew closer and the guest list grew more epic, we got more and more excited for the day to come. Well that day did come in the form of a meet up at 4:45 am to make the drive all the way to Dallas from San Antonio. The drive surprisingly didn’t feel that long as we talked about our love for the horror genre the entireway. After 4 hours, we arrived at the DFW Hyatt Regency. The ticket lines didn’t open till 10am, so we had a little time to get a lay of the land. Thank goodness there were plenty of volunteers to help sortwhere to go. The time had finally come, and at 11 am the doors opened. We were handed an epic program which was modeled after the paper from the Day of the Dead. We first took a quick walk around to see where the guest tables were. The convention was spread out over three different conference rooms within the hotel. The first room we went in had the names of James Remar, Sara Wayne Calles, and a large group from Halloween 2 featuring Dick Warlock and Lance Guest. Also in this room, from Scream, Matthew Lillard, Skeet Ulrich, and David Arquette. Then the big ones George Romero, Howard Sherman “Bub”, Tom Savini. After gathering a few autographs, we had a photo op with Romero and Sherman, and it was run by Wolf Studios Photography. Yes the lines were long, but they ran everyone through in a timely manner AND as you walked out your high quality photo was waiting for you. The photo with of Romero and Sherman was extra special because this was the first time in 32 years that Sherman had put on his zombie make up. Well after that, we caught our breath grabbing a bite to eat. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Then we headed over to the next room which had names like Tony Todd, Kane Hodder, Robert Englund, and Rose McGowan. One of the great things with this convention was that the celebrity guests were in groups by their movies.The largest group present was from the Nightmare on Elm St series. There was also a good size group from Return of the Living Dead. Now no con goes without its issues, with this event being held in ahotel, and not a large convention center, there wasn’t a lot of room for all the people, but everyoneseemed to be having a great time. the crowd consisted of your most hard core fans in cosplay all the way to your suburban familes. But I have to say the true stars of the show were the great volunteers. When lines got too long they would either hand out numbers allowing you to walk around while keeping your place in line, or they would just cap it allowing the celebrity guests to catch their breath.As for venders, they had a great mixture of horror themed art, videos, and apparel. All and all this was a great show. It had everything for everyone not just for the horror fan. So if you get a chance to go next year, take it from this horror fan it was well worth the drive. I’m already looking forward to next year and the years to come. Thank you to the management and staff for hosting us and for putting on a great show.