May 7, 2012
-- Dyer Straits Productions (DSP) presents year three of St. Louis’ only pop-culture, horror and sci-fi convention on June 15-17, 2012. Contamination 2012 3D takes place at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport and is bigger and better with film icons, TV stars, models/Playmates, super heroes, ghost hunters, filmmakers and musicians. Peter “Chewbacca”
Mayhew (“Star Wars”) and a cast reunion of the original “The Munsters” TV show (Butch “Eddie” Patrick & Pat “Marilyn” Priest) are headlining this year along with an impressive lineup of icons at this highly anticipated follow-up event.
In addition to super heroes The Flash (John Wesley Shipp) and “Shazam’s”
Captain Marvel (Jackson Bostwick), horror fans will get their fix with Michael Berryman (“The Hills Have Eyes 2”), Planet of the Apes enthusiasts will be able to meet Linda Harrison (Nova) from the Original "Planet of the Apes & Beneath the Planet of the Apes" along with Don Pedro Colley ("Ongero") from "Beneath the Planet of the Apes,” plus many more (full list on their website: http://www.con-tamination.com
Fans of all genres will get a total “Celebrity”
experience with a weekend full of options: a chance to meet the celebrities, get autographs and pictures and a lucky few will even get to know their favorite celebrity one on one at an intimate dinner overlooking the Lambert Airport landing strip. Contamination’
s 24 Hour Grindhouse Cinema returns…a new 3D haunted attraction has been added…take a ride in “The Munsters” Koach Kar…be amazed by burlesque and side show acts…party in the pool Friday night… get your dance on at ”Club Chaos” Saturday night…shop in the dealer room all weekend…attend seminars with the celebs and filmmakers…and end the weekend with a live charity auction to raise money for “Scares That Care.”
Tickets for the weekend convention are available online now for a discount, but prices will be higher when purchased at the door. A limited amount of VIP Passes and Celebrity Dinner tickets are available online while supplies last. Vendors can reserve a spot, sponsorship packages are still available and discount rooms at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport are still available. Much more information can be found on the DSP website. Check the site and their Facebook page for updates and a complete list of celebrities, artists, filmmakers, musicians and vendors.
The successful events that began this new tradition in St. Louis - Contamination 2010 and Contamination 2011: The Sequel – have featured film legends from popular horror series such as “Halloween,”
“Friday the 13th,“”Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and “Candyman,”
cult favorites “The Boondock Saints,” pop culture icon Larry Thomas “The Soup Nazi” from “Seinfeld,”
Grammy winning G Tom Mac, sports legend Ken Norton and showcased one of the most recognized cars in the world - The Batmobile.
For interviews with Dyer Straits Productions, celebrities attending the convention or to apply to cover the event, contact publicist Marla Stoker at 314.973.5525 or firstname.lastname@example.org.