Famous Monsters had our first official Meetup this past Friday on IT’s opening night, and we had a scream!
Famous Monsters has always been dedicated to connecting with fans. From Forrest J. Ackerman’s deep roots in San Diego Comic-Con and science fiction fandom to the first Famous Monsters convention in 1975 to the multiple festivals and conventions Famous Monsters currently hosts each year as COSMIC-CON®, the Monster Kids are at the heart of everything we do! So we joined Meetup, a website and app that lets people find in-person meetings of people who are interested in a particular subject or event.
Famous Monsters had its first Meetup on Friday, and it was a blast! We took out an entire theater to host a private screening of IT on its opening night, and dozens of fans showed up to play trivia and participate in a raffle for prizes like IT (1990) lunchboxes, t-shirts, and even tickets to the Famous Monsters Halloween Convention. After the movie, fans had a chance to share their thoughts on IT with the Famous Monsters TV crew or just catch up with us and chat a while.