A bevy of C-list celebrities, camp-movie icons and aspiring actors --
and the people who love them -- gathered at a south St. Louis County Holiday Inn this weekend for the first-ever "Con-tamination
a convention for fans of
horror, sci-fi and pop-culture.
tells Daily RFT
today that approximately 1,500 people filed
through the hotel over the weekend; the furthest-flung among them driving in from Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The original Batmobile
garnered a lot of attention, as did the "Soup Nazi" character from Seinfeld.
Other popular attendees included Gary Klar
(who played Pvt. Steel in George Romero's third zombie flick, the 1985 zombie classic Day of the Dead.
) and Dee Wallace
(best-known for her role in 1977's The Hills Have Eyes.)
Photographer Jason Stoff was at the convention on Saturday afternoon and brings back this photo essay from Con-tamination
P.S. The same hotel played host last November to Bishie Con
-- a convention of homo-erotic anime.