I expected a pretty good turn-out for the Washington Psychotronic Film Society screening of Phantom of the Paradise but nothing as great as the reception I got.
Carl, John and Jonathan at WPFS made me feel completely at home. They helped me get set up and put me at ease in the neat space in the back room at The Passenger. The audience had obviously been primed by the WPFS head honcho, Dr. Schlock. As soon as I set up my table with book, zines, DVDs, etc, I had a line of people waiting to buy stuff. I think I did better here than I did at either the Burton Theater or Vault of Midnight (my two best events for sales).
We had a great turn out and even a few local celebs came out (such as Antonello Giallo, Alvin Ecarma, and C.W. Prather). Author Shawna Kenney even made a cameo appearance. I signed a copy of Impossibly Funky for her while she did the same for her I Was a Teenage Dominatrix.
By the end of the night, everyone had a song from Phantom of the Paradise in their heart and a copy of Impossibly Funky in their hand.
The book tour definitely ended on a high note. I had a wonderful time seeing old friends and new. I want to thank everyone again for all the help and support. I had a blast and hope you did too!