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Con-tamination Attracts 1,500 Sci-Fi, Horror and Pop Culture Fans

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A bevy of C-list celebrities, camp-movie icons and aspiring actors -- and the people who love them -- gathered at a south St. Louis County Holiday Inn this weekend for the first-ever "Con-tamination," a convention for fans of horror, sci-fi and pop-culture.

Promoter Pamela Raymond tells Daily RFT today that approximately 1,500 people filed through the hotel over the weekend; the furthest-flung among them driving in from Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Photo: Jason Stoff
The Batmobile from the '60s TV show starring Adam West at this weekend's Con-tamination. See a full slideshow from Con-tamination here.
​The original Batmobile garnered a lot of attention, as did the "Soup Nazi" character from Seinfeld.

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Photo: Jason Stoff
Larry Thomas, who famously played the "Soup Nazi" on Seinfeld, now travels the convention circuit in addition to acting. See a full slideshow from Con-tamination here.
​Other popular attendees included Gary Klar (who played Pvt. Steel in George Romero's third zombie flick, the 1985 zombie classic Day of the Dead.) and Dee Wallace (best-known for her role in 1977's The Hills Have Eyes.)

Photographer Jason Stoff was at the convention on Saturday afternoon and brings back this photo essay from Con-tamination.

P.S. The same hotel played host last November to Bishie Con -- a convention of homo-erotic anime.



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