October 3 and 4, The Marchesa Hall & Theater will be overrun with artists, panels and exhibitors for MondoCon 2015, the art/design/toy/film/music celebration sponsored by the Mondo division of the Alamo Drafthouse empire. There will also be events, exhibitors and programming the near-by Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.
The biggest guest is designer William Stout who will be attending a panel on his career, which includes design work for more than 35 feature films, including both “Conan the Barbarian” films, “The Hitcher,” “Invaders From Mars,” “First Blood” and “Return of the Living Dead.”
Filmmakers Roger Lay, Jr. and Corey Landis’ documentary “Toy Masters” looks at the 30-year battle for credit for designing He-Man and the Masters of the Universe figures.
A lot of this is Mondo-focused. Mondo Creative Directors discuss the creative process behind Mondo’s work, while another Mondo panel will look at the toy making process and record label kanager Spencer Hickman and production manager Mo Shafeek discuss the creative process behind Mondo & Death Waltz’s soundtrack releases.
Look for a pop-up record shop full of indie soundtrack, a selection of titles from Data Discs, Tiger Lab, Milan, Light In The Attic, One Way Static,Waxwork Records,Terrorvision Monster Worship and more.
There will also be a live score event with composer Matt Hill d.b.a. Umberto, who re-scored the 1982 splatter film “Pieces”” in 2012. To celebrate the “Pieces” Blu-ray release, Umberto will perform his re-score to “Pieces.”
MondCon Single day tickets are $45, two-day tickets are $90 and can be purchased here.
Go to Mondo-Con.com for the full line-up.