Official Press Release
ORANGE, CA -- October 15, 2004 -- Mark Wheatley has announced that his ImageComics hit, Frankenstein Mobster,will be making the real life journey to Transylvania.
With Halloween just a few weeks away, a group of dedicated night owls aregathering for the ultimate Halloween adventure: one full week of hauntedhorror happenings in Transylvania!
Billed as "DraculaTour" and now in its seventh year, aprofessionally-guided, fully-escorted journey is set for Romania's famous(or infamous) Transylvania region, October 27 through November 3, 2004.Travelers from all over the U.S. will be partying for a week of fear-filledfun and festivities under the theme of a "vampire vacation." And theirvacation now includes Frankenstein Mobster.
Charles F. Rosenay, who runs the DraculaTour, said copies of FrankensteinMobster will be included in the trick-or-treat bags all tour participantsreceive.
"We're always looking for ways to reach readers outside our traditionalaudience," said Mark Wheatley, "and Transylvania is definitely pretty faroutside our traditional audience. It seems like a great fit."
Travelers on the tour will actually follow in the footsteps of JonathanHarker's trail from Bram Stoker's novel Dracula. They spend time in ancientBucharest ascending the Carpethian Mountains to Vlad Castle. They visitmedieval Sighisoara, birthplace of Dracula, as well as climb up eerie ClockTower with time for the nearby gruesome Square History Torture Museum. Allparticipants journey through Borgo Pass to Dracula's Castle to experiencethe definitive Halloween eve --Masquerade Ball, Vampire Show, Bonfire,Dinner and "Monster Mash" Dance Party right in Dracula's Castle! It's scary,spooky but most of all, fun.
"This is the kind of thing that I think Frankenstein Mobster readers willenjoy, and Frankenstein Mobster has the kind of odd and somewhat whimsicalhorror that the folks on the tour should love," Wheatley said.
Couples, families and single travelers all take this trek of terror. For thethird year in a row, there is even one couple getting married in Dracula'sCastle. This year's tour is the first time all participants will receive atravel goodie bag, which will include horror film posters, magazines, DVDsand copies Frankenstein Mobster.
Dracula Tour is a $3300 value for only $1699 per person including airfarefrom N.Y., $1999 including airfare from L.A., based on double occupancy.Package price includes round-trip airfare to Bucharest, deluxe hotelaccommodations, transfers, luxury coach ground transportation, all events -attractions - admissions and of course, copies of Frankenstein Mobster!Space is limited.
For those who can't go this year, or can't ever go during Halloween, thetour organizers have scheduled a similar version of this haunted traveladventure for July 11-18, 2005. As a special treat, the guest host for thattour is actor Butch Patrick, TV's Eddie Munster.
To read about past vampire vacations, or for any additional information,visit the website: www.toursandevents.com.
Additional information on the tour, including a free color brochure, isavailable by writing to Tours of Terror, 315 Derby Avenue, Orange, CT 06477or emailing DracTour@aol.com.
Frankenstein Mobster, which is concluding its acclaimed original story arc"Made Man," is available bi-monthly from Image Comics, www.imagecomics.com.The online Frankenstein Mobster comic strip is also presently running onwww.toursandevents.com in addition to Imagecomics.com, Wheatley'sSunnyfundays.com and many other websites.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992 by acollective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has gone on tobecome one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. There arecurrently four partners in Image Comics (Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, MarcSilvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image is currently divided into threemajor houses (Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions and ImageCentral). Image comics and graphic novels cover nearly every genre,sub-genre and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists andwriters working in the medium today.
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