Anthony Timpone – Guest of Honor

tonytimponeAnthony (“Tony”) Timpone, Editor Emeritus of Fangoria Entertainment, currently serves as Brand Manager to oversee the company’s literary projects and film & TV development.  As a Co-Host/Producer, Timpone worked on Fangoria Radio for Sirius XM Satellite Radio and was the Producer/Interviewer for Fangoria TV’s Screamography series.  In the 1990s he helped guide the first three Fangoria feature films to the screen: Mindwarp (starring Bruce Campbell and Angus Scrimm), Children of the Night (with Karen Black, Peter DeLuise and Amy Dolenz) and Severed Ties (with Oliver Reed, Garrett Morris and Elke Sommer), all released by Columbia TriStar Home Video.

In 2004 Timpone served as an Associate Producer to Bravo’s widely successful 100 Scariest Movie Moments, a five-hour documentary miniseries.  For nearly 10 years he served as a Vice President of Acquisitions for Fangoria’s three separate home video labels, and co-created Fangoria’s Blood Drive short film DVD collection, hosted by Rob Zombie.  The Horror Channel also engaged him as a Creative Advisor.

For TV, Timpone was a Co-Producer of cable’s Fuse/Fangoria Chainsaw Awards and a Consulting Producer to the nationally syndicated Horror Hall of Fame special and served on the award show’s Board of Directors.  He has also worked as a horror and development consultant to Universal New Media, Vestron Pictures, Miramax/Dimension Films and Media Home Entertainment.  Timpone programmed the international horror/fantasy festival Dylan Dog in Milan, Italy and the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, Canada.  Since 1998, Montreal’s Fantasia film festival has engaged Tony as Co-Director of International Programming.

Timpone has been a frequent media spokesman for the horror industry, making appearances on over 100 TV and radio shows, DVD supplements and documentaries, including Nightline, Geraldo, Howard Stern, Entertainment Tonight, Showbiz Today, E!, MTV, CBS Evening News, Syfy, Animal Planet and many more.  Besides making personal appearances at haunted house theme parks and lecturing at colleges/universities throughout the U.S., Tony was the Master of Ceremonies and Co-Producer of the popular Fangoria Weekend of Horrors conventions for over 25 years.

As a well-respected journalist, Timpone has interviewed the masters of horror from Dario Argento to Rob Zombie, for print, radio and TV.  Non-genre celebrity interviewees included Quentin Tarantino, Mel Brooks, Antonio Banderas and Michael Douglas, to name just a few.

Literary-wise, Timpone is the author of Men, Makeup and Monsters (St. Martin’s Press).  In addition, he edited Fangoria’s 100 Best Horror Movies You’ve Never Seen (Crown); Fangoria Cover to Cover (Cemetery Dance); Fangoria Vampires (HarperPrism); Fangoria Masters of the Dark: Stephen King and Clive Barker (HarperPrism) and Fangoria’s Best Horror Films (Crescent Books).  Tony is also a contributor to several horror anthologies and has written liner notes for special edition DVDs.