Mondo announces artists, panels and cult film screenings for MondoCon 2015

Army of Darkness Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Music Composed by Joseph LoDuca; "March Of The Dead Theme" by Danny Elfman; Performed by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Artwork by Richey Beckett; Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Baby Blue, Black Vortex Swirl; Limited to 1,000 Copies; Cut at 45RPM for best sound quality
Army of Darkness Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Music Composed by Joseph LoDuca; “March Of The Dead Theme” by Danny Elfman; Performed by The Seattle Symphony Orchestra & Chorus; Artwork by Richey Beckett; Pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl, Baby Blue, Black Vortex Swirl; Limited to 1,000 Copies; Cut at 45RPM for best sound quality
Organizers of MondoCon 2015 have announced some updates for event, which takes place October 3rd and 4th in Austin, Texas. MondoCon brings together artists, companies, movies, music, toys, food and beer for one weekend art celebration.

Screenings

Grindhouse in conjunction with Death Waltz Recording Company presents UMBERTO – Pieces Live Re-score.

In 2012 Matt Hill (Umberto) was commissioned by the Glasgow Film Festival to re-score the 1982 splatter film PIECES and perform it live. The re-score was eventually released on vinyl and CD with the title The Night Has A Thousand Screams and has only ever been performed again at Beyond Fest in 2013 . . . Until now! To celebrate Grindhouse releasing Pieces on Blu-ray, Matt comes to MondoCon to perform his re-score to Pieces for one final time. Pieces is one of the most outrageous and legendary of all the low budget 80’s splatter films; it’s over the top in every department, each scene more ridiculous than the last. To see it with a crowd is the best way to truly experience it. Every attendee at the screening will receive a free exclusive colorway of a new Umberto 7″ due on the Death Waltz jukebox series featuring two brand new unreleased tracks. They will also have copies of the Rock Action LP. Matt will be signing after the performance.

Artists/Exhibitors

Below is the current lineup of artists and exhibitors. There are a lot of returning favorites and a bunch of new additions.

  • Florian Bertmer
  • Light in the Attic Records
  • Hi-Def Ninja
  • Kevin Tong
  • Dave Rapoza
  • Mike Saputo
  • N.C. Winters
  • Stan & Vince
  • William Stout
  • Unbox Industries
  • Matthew Woodson
  • Martin Ansin
  • Oliver Barrett
  • Richey Beckett
  • Andy Belanger
  • Burlesque of North America
  • Scott C
  • Becky Cloonan
  • Daniel Danger
  • Draplin Design Co.
  • The Dude Designs
  • Jason Edmiston
  • Brian Ewing
  • Francesco Francavilla
  • Ken Garduno
  • JJ Harrison
  • Tom Haubrick
  • Jock
  • Rob Jones
  • Landland
  • Middle of Beyond
  • Mike Mitchell
  • Olly Moss
  • Ciro Nieli
  • Randy Ortiz
  • Phantom City Creative
  • Gary Pullin
  • JC Richard
  • Rockin’ Jelly Bean
  • Arik Roper
  • Todd Slater
  • Static Medium
  • Ken Taylor
  • Matt Taylor
  • The Vacvvm
  • Waxwork Records
  • Bernie Wrightson
  • WBYK

Music

Vinyl has become a huge part of what Mondo does and they’ve increased the music presence at MondoCon this year. They are expanding upon the idea of this year’s Audyssey pop up shop, with Mondo and Death Waltz Recording Co. presenting the premiere destination for indie soundtrack labels. MondoCon will be carrying selections of favorite titles from Data Discs, Tiger Lab, Milan, Light In The Attic, One Way Static, Waxwork Records, Terrorvision Records, Lunaris Records, Monster Worship, Ship To Shore Records, Strange Disc and More to be announced soon.

Panels

Mondo Talk
Mondo Creative Directors Mitch Putnam, Rob Jones, Jay Shaw, & Head of Creative Production Eric Garza discuss the creative process behind Mondo’s work showing how the team works with artists to arrive at final images. The panel will include a presentation of alternate concepts and a look at some of the biggest releases of the year.

Vacvvm Artist Panel
Members of the illustration collective THE VACVVM discuss the advantages of working with each other, the synergy of a collaborative artistic environment and share information about projects past and future.

Underscore: A Soundtrack Panel
Record Label Manager Spencer Hickman & Production Manager Mo Shafeek discuss the creative process behind Mondo & Death Waltz’s soundtrack releases. The panel will also include insight into the production process of Vinyl manufacturing for independent labels. Featuring special guest panelists from various other soundtrack labels, distribution and authorities of the medium, as well as announcements and artwork reveals of forthcoming soundtrack releases.

The Art of Toys and Collectibles
A behind-the-scenes look at the Mondo collectibles line with Creative Director of Toys/Collectibles Brock Otterbacher & a number of special guests. This panel will give fans a look into the toy making process along with a few upcoming release teases!

William Stout Career Retrospective
The legendary William Stout returns to MondoCon for a look into his incredible career which includes design work on over 35 feature films – both Conan films, The Hitcher, Invaders From Mars, First Blood and Return of the Living Dead. This panel will include a myriad of artwork & illustrations from over the years and never-before-told stories about Stout’s time in the industry.

Adventures In Design MondoCon Lounge
Sit in as Mark Brickey, host of the hit podcast Adventures in Design, interviews MondoCon artists and guests. Brickey will be taking over the second panel room for a full schedule of interviews throughout both days of the convention.

Other screenings are being finalized and will be announced soon. Also just a note, the previously announced closing night wrestling event has been cancelled to make room for other activities. Stay tuned for details and ticket on-sale info.

Find out more about MondoCon and order tickets to the event, at mondo-con.com.

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