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Oafcon Spotlight: Count Gregore

by Matthew Price Published: November 5, 2013
John Ferguson as Count Gregore at the OPUBCO studio Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN. ORG XMIT: KOD
John Ferguson as Count Gregore at the OPUBCO studio Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008. BY DOUG HOKE, THE OKLAHOMAN. ORG XMIT: KOD

The Comic Book & Nostalgia Convention “Oafcon” will return to the Biltmore Hotel this weekend in Oklahoma City.

The convention welcomes a wide variety of guests, and features a room of comic books, fantasy art, toys, movie posters, old time radio memorabilia and much more.

Check back each day this week for a spotlight on a guest!

The first spotlight falls on John Ferguson, better known as Count Gregore.

Count Gregore has been a TV horror host in Oklahoma City going back to 1958. At Oafcon, fans can get an autographed picture or DVD and have pictures taken with the Count.

According to a 2011 Oklahoman story by Brandy McDonnell, Count Gregore first appeared as a local horror host for “Shock Theatre” in 1958 on Oklahoma City’s WKY-TV. For more than 50 years, he has hosted shows such as “Creature Features,” “Horror Theatre,” “Sleepwalker’s Matinee,” “Thriller” and “Night-mare.” The documentary short “Count Gregore: A Spook-tacular Career” made its premiere at the Moore Reel International Film Festival and the Count has become a popular guest at Oklahoma events in the past few years.

Admission to Oafcon is $5.00 per day; the show runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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