It goes without saying that Scares that Care Charity Weekend is my favorite con around. I talk about it every chance I get, with anyone who seems interested in cosplay, conventions, and/or simply just helping others. All these things hit so close to my heart that I can’t quite help but sing it’s praises. I look forward to this con from the moment the previous one ends and this year, the most difficult year of my life, it was really all I had to look forward to. Knowing a little bit of the struggle I’ve been having in my personal life, when I reached out to him to see if I could cover the con again he simply stated “No email is necessary. However, I want to make sure you’re going to be OK at the event?”. That man is Joe Ripple, the founder and CEO of Scares that Care, the Llama father, and one of the greatest people you could have the pleasure of knowing. I just want to take this time to personally thank him for helping to bring me out of a very deep depression and help me find reasons to smile again. You sir, are a gem.
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About Justine Marcoux
Justine lives in Virginia and has been a contributor with Horror News Network since 2013, mainly covering conventions in her neck of the woods.
Justine has a love for cosplay and can be seen in multiple homemade costumes throughout the course of a convention weekend. Her favorite films are of the slasher genre and include Halloween, Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Child's Play, Leprechaun, Children of the Corn and many, many more.
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Scares that Care Charity Weekend 5 brought fright and fun to Williamsburg, VA once again. An amazing event with a purpose where even the hotel staff dress up and decorate the halls, windows, and furniture, it feels more like home than a convention. Packed with over 2,000 attendees this year, StC had not just your usual con events like author readings, celebrity photo ops, and panels, but also events like Rocky Horror, costume contests, a silent auction, kids zombie hunt, escape room, singles mixer, film festival, video game room, a 5k race and even a zombie wedding. It has so much more than any regular con; it has a mission. read more read more