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Days of the Dead Atlanta Announces guests.

By Shawn Scott Smith| September 23, 2011 | Comments Off on Days of the Dead Atlanta Announces guests.


It is with great pleasure that we announce the additionS of action star and pro-wrestling legend, “ROWDY” RODDY PIPER, as well as genre icon, SID HAIG, and actor NICK PRINCIPE to the guest line up for DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta, happening March 9th-11th in Peachtree City, GA!

Rowdy” Roddy Piper, is one of the most recognizable names in the history of professional wrestling and one of the most infamous villains in the history of the sport. Known for his spontaneity, and his rockstar-like persona, “Hot Rod” is often remembered for his long standing feud with arch nemesis Hulk Hogan, a rivalry that culminated in an epic brawl at Wrestlemania I which saw Hogan and Mr. T going against (and narrowly defeating) Piper and Paul Orndorff (with Muhammad Ali acting as special guest referee).Throughout his tenure in pro wrestling, Piper accumulated thirty-four championships in various promotions during his career. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Tall, bald and nearly always bearded, Sid Haig has provided hulking menace to many a low-budget exploitation film and high-priced action film. Perhaps one of the most prolific genre actors of the last 50 years, Haig has appeared in over 50 feature films and 350 television programs, including such movies as Spider Baby, THX 1138, Black Mama/White Mama, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, and Galaxy of Terror (alongside fellow DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta guest, Taaffe O’Connell).

Haig is perhaps best known to horror fans for starring in Rob Zombie’s debut film House of 1000 Corpses, as Captain Spaulding. The role revived Haig’s acting career, earning him a “Best Supporting Actor” award in the thirteenth Annual Fangoria Chainsaw Awards, and induction into the Horror Hall of Fame. His image as Captain Spaulding has become iconic in today’s horror genre. Haig reprised his role as Spaulding in Zombie’s sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, entitled The Devil’s Rejects.

One of modern horror’s “masked men,” Principe is best known as the technologically inclined killer, Chromeskull, in the much acclaimed slasher, Laid to Rest, and its sequel, Chromeskull: Laid to Rest II.

Aside from his leading performances as Chromeskull, Nick Principe has had cameo roles in Thirst andHatchet II. Nick will also be playing the lead villain once again, in the upcoming super hero film, Vs., also starring Lucas Till, James Remar and Sean Whalen, as well as a leading role in the highly anticipated cannibal film, Mondo Holocausto!.

Roddy Piper, Sid Haig, and Nick Principe join an all star cast of horror talent at DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta which already includes Barbara Crampton, Heather Langenkamp, Gary Busey, Amelia Kinkade, Bill Moseley, Howard Sherman, and many more!

For more info on DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta, happening March 9th-11th, 2012, including full guest list and ticket information, visit the convention’s official website at

DAYS OF THE DEAD: ATLANTA VIP AND WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE NOW!!You can already pre-order your discount Weekend Passes and VIP Passes for DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta!VIP Passes for this show will once again be limited to only 100. Last year’s VIP Passes sold out well in advance, and this year’s VIP package has even more perks for the fans making it the best premium ticket on the convention circuit. DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta VIP Passes include:

  • – Admission to all 3 days of the DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta event
  • – Entry to the event 1 hour before the general public (all 3 days)
  • – Six (6) month subscription to Fangoria Magazine
  • – One (1) FREE guest autograph of your choice
  • – One (1) FREE DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta, limited edition art print
  • – One (1) FREE The Walking Dead inspired limited edition art print
  • – Exclusive admission to the Saturday Night VIP Soiree
  • – Exclusive DAYS OF THE DEAD VIP Goody Bag
  • – Preferred seating and admission to all DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta events throughout the weekend
  • – Limited edition DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta VIP T-Shirt
  • – Limited edition DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta Lanyard and Badge

VIP Passes WILL. SELL. OUT. so don’t delay! You can get yours by visiting:

Also selling out well in advance of the last DAYS OF THE DEAD show were vendor spaces. DAYS OF THE DEAD: Atlanta will have slightly less vendor space than our previous Indianapolis show in July so acting early to reserve the most desirable spots is a MUST! Take advantage of our discounted early bird rates (which are the lowest of any comparable show) running through 8/22/2011, after which rates will go up to the standard table price.
To book your table, please visit

If you missed the first DAYS OF THE DEAD show in Indianapolis, read what some people are saying about it:

  • “I’ve been doing shows for 20 years, and this was one of the most enjoyable and well organized I have ever done. Thanks!” –GINGER LYNN ALLEN (Devil’s Rejects, adult film star)
  • “Out of every appearance I’ve ever done anywhere, this was by far the best!” – MARC PRICE (Trick or Treat, Family Ties)
  • “Days of the Dead did it right! This is what every convention should be like.” – ANDREW BRYNIARSKI (Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
  • “Congrats, DAYS OF THE DEAD! Now THAT’S how you host a horror convention if you’re trying to raise the dead!” – BRIAN STEELE (Hellboy I and II, Predators, Underworld)
  • “DAYS OF THE DEAD was one of the best conventions I’ve ever been a part of – lots of room for the huge fan turnout, easy access to everything going on, and a great hotel restaurant. I can’t wait until the next one!” – PJ SOLES (Halloween, Carrie, Rock and Roll High School)
  • “DAYS OF THE DEAD was a blast for both the fans and the invited guests. Extremely well done!” – LITO VELASCO (Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy, Scream: The Inside Story)



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