PICTURE FUN

This year we have added a picture taking station to Grossfest! It will have our banner in the background and some of our guests will be there to join in on the fun! Times are as follows!
Saturday 7-25-2020
1115-1145 CRIMSON RAGE
1145- 12:15 BPO
12:25-12:55 Maddie Deering and the cast of spirit animal
1:05- 1:35 Tom Gross ($2 for shirtless pic! All proceeds go to Grossfest!)
1:45- 2:15 Steelman
225 – 255 Brooklyn Ewing and Jerry Larew (Jerry will be dressed as Alfie from their hit “She was so pretty!)
305-335 Steve Rudzinski with duke
430 – 5 Bryan Hogue, Ava Hogue and Samantha Dehner (cast of Jack shadows chiller night theater)
515- 545 the cast of BloodFreak (with the turkey head from the movie!)
6- 630 Drew Marvick
All pics are free, some may ask for a voluntary donation to help go toward an individual project!
When posting pics, please post on every social media platform with #grossfest2020

LAST MINUTE GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT

We have a late guest announcement for Grossfest as this gentleman’s independent career has spanned over three decades. He was an actor in such independent classics: Robot Ninja, Zombie Cop, Ozone, and Polymorph, but also more recent projects Killer Campout, Wrestlemassacre, and Frames of Fear 3. But this person is not only an actor but has dipped his toe very recently into the director’s chair for his latest project Her Name Was Christa. If that wasn’t enough, he is a writer, a producer, and gets kudos from me, Tim Gross for having a lot of history with The Dead Next Door! It is our pleasure to introduce Ohio’s own James L. Edwards. (He will be there Saturday only)

GROSSFEST MENU

BRAAAAIIIINNNSSS……….
Here is the menu that the George Washington Hotel will be offering Grossfest Weekend! Head chef James a. Warcholak knocked this out of the park!
We told told you some items will be made from brains! We weren’t lying! (Just the ones with brain next to it, in case you get scared lol)
Are you feeling adventurous?

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! PLEASE READ

Hello everyone! Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Still got all your fingers? If not, try and sell one at Grossfest!
Well…. we had our last meeting with the George Washington hotel staff and…….This year is going to be one for the record books!
The staff have been super great to us and very accommodating! Big shout out to Lia Capito and her crew for really helping make this event come to life! Thanks to them, this year, to help with social distancing, Grossfest will be taking over the entire hotel! Guests and vendors will be spread out throughout different ballrooms to help with social distancing! Each table will be spread 6ft apart as well as we will monitor how many people will be going in to each room to respect people’s social distance.
Award winning head chef of the George Washington hotel James a. Warcholak, will be on hand cooking up some tasty brain tacos for all of us! (I’m being serious, you read that right!) if that is not your thing, there will be other things as well! Menu will be posted soon!
There will be a bar on each level of the hotel for everyone to enjoy!
Second, the movie room will be going both days! We have a lot of cool movies playing this year. Again, to help with social distancing, only a certain amount of people will be allowed in the movie room at one time. To help with that, we will play a couple of movies on Sunday for those who may not be able to get in on z
The hotel and our main goal is to keep everyone safe while we try to show you a good time. If you are sick, please stay home. There will be temperature checks at the door before you enter the show. Also as per the hotel, masks are mandatory! They must be worn all day. The only exception is when eating and taking pics. If you are caught without a mask and refuse to comply, you will be asked to leave with no refund. We know this is a touchy subject for some but we must do what is best for everyone and also what the hotel and state are requiring . We are in this together and we want everyone safe!
There will be hand sanitizer throughout the hotel and we recommend fist bumps when greeting each other.
As for pictures, it will be up to the guest or vendor to determine how comfortable they are with pictures.
Something new this year, we now have a Grossfest backdrop and some of our guests have agreed to take pictures with fans in front of with your phone to post on Facebook or instagram with the hashtag #grossfest2020! Schedule will be posted soon.
Table pics are still a go, as long as everyone is comfortable with it.
Lastly, we want everyone to have fun and relax. We have a lot of great vendors and guests this year. This year is gonna be very unique, so bear with us as we all try and make the best out of a situation that is out of our control.
Thank you to everyone and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer you! See you soon!

THIS IS NEVER EASY

Good evening everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and staying sane. Grossfest is drawing closer and we can not wait to see everyone. We are sure people need a break from all the crazy life is throwing at us at the moment.

We wanted to give a quick update and announce that Mr. Zane Hershberger will NOT be joining us at Grossfest this year due to another engagement. We will miss having him there this year but he assured us he will be back with us again in 2021! Mr. Justin Seaman and company will still be representing all the goodness that is Scream Team Releasing!

Again we look forward to seeing everyone real soon! Keep an eye out on the page as we will be making announcements as the festival draws near!

Thank you to everyone, stay safe, wash your hands and remember masks are our friends!

BAD NEWS MIXED WITH GOOD NEWS

Coronavirus be damned!! This is the part of the job that is never easy.
Due to the ongoing surges in the coronavirus, Billy Pon will not be attending Grossfest this year. On the flip side, As our first guest announcement for Grossfest 4……Billy Pon!
Mr. Pon is truly heartbroken that he will not be here this year but assured us that he will be up next year to spread all the clown love and in his words “Kiss hands and shake babies!”
We want to thank Mr. Pon for everything he has done for us this year and really look forward to his grand entrance next year!
We know this is a trying time for everybody. Please know, we are in this together. We will be posting instructions in the next week for vendors and patrons so keep a look out. If anyone has any questions, please contact Tim, Tom or myself and we will do our best to answer!
Thank you everyone and please stay safe!
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Guest Update

It is with great sadness that we must announce that Mr. Bill Oberst Jr has cancelled his appearance at Grossfest. Mr. Oberst made every attempt to be able to make the trip and have the chance to mingle with his fans but ultimately the coronavirus has decided to derail that. He truly wants to apologize to everyone who was looking forward to his appearance and has assured us that he will definitely make an appearance at a future Grossfest!
We are very greatful to have had him agree to join us in the first place and very much look forward to getting to have him here in the future.101307636_3552227471471972_2470972755009339392_n

Movie Room Schedule

July 25th, 2020 Saturday Movie List
(Vendor areas open at 11am and close 7pm that day)
“So why not start your day with a quick Grossfest workout?”
Hexercise – 11:05 – 11:25am
“Then the movie room really gets going!”
Suck Fest – 11:30 – 12:25pm
Circus of the Dead – 12:30pm – 2:45pm (1 hour and 45 mins with 30 min Q and A afterward with Billy Pon and Bill Oberest Jr.)
Do Not Disturb – 2:50 – 4:20pm
Grossfest award for short film – 4:30pm – 6:35pm
Grossfest award for feature film
And Grossfest lifetime achievement award
A M3owy St. Patrick’s Day and a special Steve surprise –
6:40 – 8:00pm (Steve Rudzinski intro)
Spirit Animal- 8:05- 9:25pm (Maddie Deering intro)
Blood Freak – 9:30 – 10:45 pm (Daniel Boyd intro)
We close the movie room at 11pm and of course movies are subject to change!