Although the Cowboys vs Patriots game a few weeks ago is tough to top, I saw the best football game I'm likely to see all year on Saturday as we went over to Conway for the University of Central Arkansas' homecoming game versus Nichols State. UCA was down by 2 touchdowns with about 8 minutes left in the game, scored 21 points in the 4th qtr to send it to OT at 42-42, and won it 49-42. 91 total points scored as defense was kept to a minimum and their stud QB Nathan Brown threw for 338 yards and 4 TDs (he's now got about 2,400 yards, 23 TDs/6 Ints and a QB rating of 163.76). Not to be outdone (but he was) Nichol's State back Broderick Cole ran for 196 yards and 4 TDs of his own. Awesome game that had a bit of everything (except the defense of course).
Good to see Saw IV dominate the box-office and 30 Days of Night hang tough at #3, just how it should be just before Halloween. Good thing the Saw series still has legs, as they've greenlit Saw V and Saw VI already. I didn't make it out to see IV yet, hopefully this week.
I did make it out for some of the Full Moon Horror Convention and Film Festival over the weekend in Little Rock though and had a good time. It was the first time they'd tried it here and I think it seemed like things went well, considered the logistics of having 3 locations to keep up with, all quite a ways apart.
At the convention center was the convention itself, with lots of table and booths full of stuff ranging from posters to collectibles to tattoo artists. There were quite a few horror celebs there to sign autographs for some cash. I'm not big on paying for anybody's signature, so I only had the 1 free sig coming that I got for buying a VIP pass. It was interesting to me how some of the celebs really had maybe 1 hit movie that they may have had a bit part in, but still sort of acted like they were pained just to be there and not being the friendliest of sorts. That did make it all the much better though to meet some of the people that were so down to earth and cool and really seemed to appreciate you acknowledging them at all. I don't want to hate on anyone, so I'll skip the jerks (*cough* The Exorcist *cough*) and list my favorite 3 people I met.
1. actor Coy Deluca... currently in indie horror/thriller Under the Raven's Wing... super nice guy from New York City who was really enjoying being at the show and meeting people... big metal fan as well
2. singer Michale Graves from legendary punk band The Misfits, Graves, Lost Boys and Gotham Roads... extremely talented guy was just laid back and cool as hell... I used my signature card on him while chatting while nobody else was around and he made sure I left his table with a CD, DVD and t-shirt before we were done... just a great guy... also saw his documentary of the 2006 tour at the film festival
3. writer/director George Bonilla from Kentucky... watched his film Monstrosity and he approached me for my thoughts in the lobby afterwards and chatted for a bit, where he ended up giving me a DVD of the film... super nice guy
So for all the jerks, there are always some cool folks that make it worth while. It was a cool show, but I didn't get to see near as much as I'd planned on. Hopefully I'll have another chance next year.