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Ghoulardifest 2010 Details

By admin Published: October 4, 2010

The official word: The legendary Ernie Anderson and Tim Conway were a popular comedy team on WJW's show Ernie's Place in the early days of Cleveland TV. Years later they joined again to record two comedy albums which have become highly sought (and very expensive) collectors items. What few knew is that the recording session for one of those LPs at Bowling Green University's WBGU-TV and was captured on film! That lost film has since resurfaced and will get its first screening at Ghoulardifest VI to be held at the UAW HALL at 5615 Chevrolet Boulevard in Parma on October 22nd, 23rd and 24th, 2010. It's just part of a jam packed weekend of entertainment at this year's event. You've heard about this legendary film and now is your chance to finally see these two comedic geniuses at work.

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Each year the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters honors certain members of the broadcast community for their achievements in radio and television. Few have ever been awarded the title of legend, and this year Bob "Hoolihan" Wells was among a very select group to receive that honor. "Hoolihan" will be officially awarded his trophy and the congratulations of the CAB (and hundreds of fans) in a special presentation at this year's Ghoulardifest!


More guests have been announced for this year's Ghoulardifest, including:

Stars of "The Dead Matter" -

Jason Carter is best known for his role as dashing Ranger Marcus Cole on the series "Babylon 5" as well as "Angel," "Charmed," "Beverly Hills 90210," "3rd Rock from the Sun," and "Diagnosis Murder" among others. Jason is a Fixture at sci-fi conventions all over the world, where he is known to command plenty of attention with his hyperactive wit. He will be signing at Ghoulardi Fest on Saturday and Sunday as well as attending "The Dead Matter" screening and Q&A on Saturday afternoon!

Brian Van Camp - In "The Dead Matter" he plays the memorable Post-Mortem American, Mark Pym. He is currently working on several new projects.

Donna Williams - Some of her recent projects include Johnny Wu's "The Rapture", Robert Kurtzman's "The Rage", and Midnight Syndicate's Lost music video (produced by 529 Films). In "The Dead Matter" she plays the lead role of Rebecca.

Gary Jones - Director, producer, and FX artist, Michigan-born Gary Jones has been actively working in the film industry for over twenty years. Getting his start on the classic "Evil Dead 2", the television shows he's directed include "Xena: The Warrior Princess", "Honey I Shrunk the Kids", "Spy Game", and "Hercules". He's also produced countless films including "Boogeyman 3", "Crocodile 2", and "Spiders" as well as several films for the ScyFy Channel including "Xenophobia", "Ghouls", "Lightning Strikes", and "Planet Raptor". As the producer of "The Dead Matter", Gary will be hosting a screening of the film on Saturday afternoon followed by a Q&A session and meet-and-greet with the cast afterwords.

Other returning favorites include:

Dick Goddard - The long time Cleveland weather forecaster returns to Ghoulardifest with stories of his own career and tales of the pioneering days of Northeast Ohio television.

Son of Ghoul - The longest running TV horror host in Northeast Ohio celebrates his 25th consecutive year on the air with a no-holds barred stage show, his usual bizarre line up of crazies and special tapings connected to his anniversary show. Plus, plenty of super surprises in store! Not to be missed!

Jungle Bob - Carrying on a Northeast Ohio tradition, Jungle Bob will present his hilarious look at the animal world that's informative as well as entertaining.

Mary Ann Winkowski , the "Ghost Whisperer" - The Cleveland area inspiration for the popular network TV series will be meeting fans to discuss the psychic world and sign her new book.

Mike Olszewski - The veteran radio and TV personality will give a preview of his upcoming book about WIXY 1260.

Carmella Giampaolo - This veteran singer and performer started working with Big Chuck in 1972 when he needed someone to fill in for the taping of a bit for his show. Carmella became a regular doing skits with Chuck, Lil John, Hoolihan, Art Lofredo and Bob Wells, until she moved to California in 2001.

Jim Szymanski - Veteran radio personality and the original master of ceremonies carries on that long tradition at Ghoulardifest VI.

John Thornburg - You've enjoyed his work for years! The long time card artist will be discussing his many contributions to the Big Chuck and Lil' John show.

Live Entertainment! The first PAPA OOM MOW MOW Lip Sync Contest
will be held Saturday during the Son of Ghoul Show. Great Prize for the Funniest Performance. Check out a sample on YouTube at "moymoypalaboy". If interested in participating e-mail Ron Garsteck at:

The Soul Men, Blue Brother's Tribute - This Ghoulardifest favorite will be performing on Saturday.

Take II - Ellie and Doc of "Take II" will be opening the Ghoulardifest Saturday and Sunday with their music and will be performing throughout the day.

And don't forget the guests that have already been announced!

"Big Chuck" Schodowski and "Lil' John" Rinaldi - Chuck will meet fans and discuss his book detailing his life in front of the camera starring with the king himself, Ernie"Ghoulardi" Anderson, Hooihan and Lil' John. John Rinaldi remains one of Northeast Ohio's best loved television personalities.

Bob "Hoolihan" Wells - The "heir apparent" to WJW's late night legacy returns with tales of the early days of Friday night lunacy.

Art LoFredo - Longtime WJW fixture and a key player with Chuck, John and Hoolihan. A Ghoulardifest fan favorite!

And those are just a few of the stars who will be making appearances at this year's Ghoulardifest, with more to be announced in the coming days.


On Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 8:00p.m.-11:30p.m. Enjoy a Halloween PJ Party with Big Chuck, Lil' John, Art Lofredo, Capt. Eddie, Son of Ghoul, Mike Olszewski, plus the cast of "The Dead Matter". Featuring a never before seen Hoolihan and Big Chuck Show from the 1970's with a screening of "The Dead Matter".


What would Ghoulardifest be without a HUGE dealer's room? Here's a chance to get a jump on your Christmas shopping with one of a kind collectibles, autographs, and hard to find toys, posters, videos, and much more. The dealer's room has memorabilia and merchandise for every budget, available only at Ghoulardifest!

A few tables are still available. For vendor and sponsor Information call:

(440) 230-4500 or e-mail at:

Ghoulardifest is also a family friendly event! This year's 'fest includes games, non-stop live entertainment, and a Movie Room featuring nostalgia, TV shows & live skits.


Friday, October 22nd / 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday, October 23rd / 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday, October 24th / 11:00am - 5:00pm

Looking for a weekend away that's easy on the gasoline budget? Ghoulardifest offers a weekend full of events.


Adults: $15.00 per day / 3 day pass still only $30.00. Children up to 12 years old FREE (When accompanied by an adult)

GHOULARDIFEST VI UAW HALL, 5615 Chevrolet Blvd., Parma Ohio 44130

OCTOBER 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2010

{PPress interviews, photos and additional materials can be arranged by calling John Rinaldi at (440) 248 - 4920 or Ron Garsteck at (440) 230 - 4500, or by e-mail at:

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