Guest Announcement: HORROR-RAMA Welcomes Jovanka Vuckovic

Recently, FANGORIA announced our sponsorship of a new, Toronto-based horror convention called HORROR-RAMA, a two-day fan event happening in Toronto, Canada this November 1-2, 2014 (check out the preliminary news item here). The first guests announced were the First Lady of Gothic Italian horror, the one and only Barbara Steele; pioneering shock rocker Nivek Ogre, of the industrial performance-art band Skinny Puppy; psychosexual horror author Michael Slade (HEADHUNTER, GHOUL) and the inimitable FX legend, actor and filmmaker, Tom Savini.

Our next announced guest has been slowly, surely making a name for herself as both an author and a filmmaking talent to be reckoned with.

Toronto-based Jovanka Vuckovic was already an award winning visual effects artist by the time she found herself as the editor-in-chief of filmmaker Rodrigo Gudino’s celebrated Canadian horror magazine Rue Morgue. After eventually leaving the magazine, Vuckovic employed the skills and first-hand education she pick up on the job to create her first film, the multi-award winning short shocker THE CAPTURED BIRD. Since then, she’s made more shorts, written two books, served as a columnist for Revolver magazine and now, is preparing her first feature film, an adaptation of the Clive Barker story JACQUELINE ESS starring GAME OF THRONES’ Lena Headey.

HORROR-RAMA is excited to spotlight this already influential and still rising talent.

The brainchild of Toronto cult cinema institution SUSPECT Video and its owner Luis Ceriz and FANGORIA editor Chris Alexander, HORROR-RAMA is a niche convention, bringing together legends of horror cinema and dark pop culture for an intimate and interactive couple of days in the heart of the city.

More guests will be announced over the next several weeks, so stay tuned and be sure to visit the HORROR-RAMA Facebook page for even more details.

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