CELEBRITY GUESTS FOR 2018
LOCAL GUESTS FOR FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2018
SVENGOOLIE FBW 2018 SCHEDULE
Saturday, August 4
- 2:00PM – 4:00PM - Svengoolie autographs & photos
- 4:15PM – 5:00PM - Svengoolie hosts the Sinister Visions Costume Contest
Every year at Flashback Weekend we look forward to the annual visit from Chicago Television Legend "SVENGOOLIE". Rich Koz has portrayed the popular character since 1979, and is now seen nationally Saturday nights on the Me-TV network, as well as on Chicago’s WCIU, "The U!" Also featured are "Doug Graves" the laid back musical sidekick, Tombstone the talking skull, and Kerwyn the prehistoric rubber chicken , along with Sven’s popular musical numbers and commercial parodies wrapped around films from the classic Universal Studios library.
Svengoolie/Rich has received 8 regional Emmy Awards, and was inducted into the prestigious Chicago Television Academy's 2004 "Silver Circle" for outstanding contributions to Chicago television. He has won the national Rondo Award as ‘favorite horror host’ numerous times, and the Illinois legislature has officially named October 31 (Halloween), 2014, as “Svengoolie/Rich Koz Day” in the state- and his original TV coffin will be on display permanently in Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications.
THE MOLE MAN OF BELMONT AVENUE, SQUEAL, THE ART OF PAIN
John is a stage actor who trains at The Artistic Home in Chicago and co-stars in The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue with Mike Bradecich, which he also co-wrote and co-directed. He has co-produced two other feature films (The Art of Pain and Squeal). As an actor, John has fought ninjas and zombies as a lead in the feature film The Art of Pain, been killed by a Pigman in the feature film Squeal, performed the motion capture movement for the video games Stubbs the Zombie and BioShock and had very small roles in very small commercials that only his mother seems to have seen.
John is also the founder and director of Zombie Army Productions, a production company that produces the annual Zombie Prom Chicago, Statesville Haunted Prison & City of the Dead, HellsGate Haunted House and, as of this past spring, Legacy Adventure Park in Lockport.
Chad Savage is a dark artist/designer and the owner of Sinister Visions inc., a dark visual design company that caters to the horror, Halloween & haunted attraction industries. Besides providing branding, art and websites for hundreds of haunted houses around the world, he manages a series of genre websites including PumpkinCult.com and the DarkChicago.com series of sites, and is the Art & Marketing Director for Flashback Weekend and The Zombie Army.
Sinister Visions inc. is an official sponsor of Flashback Weekend, and will host/sponsor the Costume Contest on Saturday - details HERE!
To learn more about Chad Savage and his work, visit SinisterVisions.com.
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Celebrity guests subject to change without notice
due to unforseeable filming/scheduling conflicts.