September 23rd, 2006


Send in the Clones

Apparently there was a horror convention in Minneapolis last weekend called Crypticon. It had the usual move star suspects as guests: Ken Foree, Kane Hodder, Bill Moseley. No surprises there.

But what is surprising is the organizer's name.

To quote an article about the convention in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune:

Los Angeles, Toronto and other major cities host horror conventions every year. But until now, Minnesotans didn't have their own, said organizers and attendees who have been trekking to Chicago.

"We've been neglected," said Nick Kaufman, who organized Crypticon.

The fuck? That's not me. There's someone else in the horror entertainment field with my name (though he uses only one N in Kaufman, which we all know is a sign of inferiority and weakness). This fellow hasn't shown up in any of my vanity Google searches either. He isn't the Project Manager of the Bank Handlowy IPO, the trick cyclist, or the German Expressionist filmmaker of the 1920s. This is a whole new Nick Kaufman(n).