The Carnivale Interviews

Saturday, July 30, 2005

Adrienne Barbeau and Tim DeKay
at Flashback Weekend in Chicago!

Carnivale's own Tim DeKay (Jonesy) and Adrienne Barbeau (Ruthie) made an appearance at the "Save Carnivale Rally" held at the Flashback Weekend Horror Convention on Saturday, July 29th. Both Adrienne and Tim had their own discussion panels, and also signed autographs and took photos with fans in the dealer's room, throughout the day.

Tim and Adrienne were interviewed onstage by Ain't It Cool News' own "Capone", concerning Carnivale's cancellation and fandom's efforts to bring it back. Tim & Adrienne also fielded questions from the audience.

The interviews/Q&A session with Tim and Adrienne were filmed, and Capone said that the rally organizers would be forwarding tape from the rally to the powers-that-be at HBO.

A Save Carnivale petition was also circulated through the audience during the rally and garnered approximately 100 signatures, which will also be sent to HBO. Though this was primarily a horror convention, with a very specific audience in mind, there was a nice crowd in the ballroom during both panels and the rally. So, it wouldn't be surprising if Carnivale picks up a few new fans this weekend!

Flashback Weekend continues through Sunday, July 31st, with a Carnivale panel featuring Adrienne Barbeau, Tim DeKay, Bill Moseley (Possum), and Matt McGrory (the Giant).

Many thanks to Flashback organizer, Mike Kerz, for his generosity & help, to Adrienne and Tim, for their gracious kindness to all the fans in attendence, and to Diane & Julie, for sending in Save Carnivale buttons & stickers to the convention, and for putting together the Save Carnivale petition that was circulated.