1960 Alan discovered the sordid pleasures between the pages of "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine. YES, he grew up in that geeky era of tail fins and MonsterKids! Through many visits to the fabled Ackermansion, he touched bases with like fans spurring him to create what is among the first Fan-Media Conventions in 1963 and '64 and he dabbled in the folly of creating zines, lots of zines.
He became Vice President of Dr. Donald A. Reed's lustrous "Count Dracula Society" and produced a slew of publications.
Thanks to Forry Ackerman, he attended the first San Diego Comic-Con in 1970.
He worked with Kustom Kar King Ed "Big Daddy" Roth in 1970 at MovieWorld in Buena Park, then moving to Los Angeles
doing T-Shirt designs by day and managing The Holly Cinema movie theatre on Hollywood Blvd. by night. He suffered a brief career in fashion modeling and TV commercials but in 1972 began designing advertising material for motion picture companies which lasted 20 years.
In 1972 he and Dr. Reed drew up plans for "The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films". Together, they produced several television presentations of their annual award ceremonies and the Academy is still operating today.
Alan worked on the infamous Bob Burns Halloween Extravaganzas, won several awards for Best Fantasy Art and a Walt Disney award for Best Photography.
Finally he left the big city for Palm Springs and wrote a weekly, internationally syndicated movie review column and produced graphics for a number of independent printing concerns. With the advent of personal computers found his next love with the Mac, producing some of the first entirely computer generated fanzines. It was also in this small desert community, he met and married DeDee; in fact, they were the first couple married at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas opening day: 1990.
The next few years Alan dealt with a series of medical calamities, from a mild stroke, kidney stones, to prostate cancer, which after several surgeries is still recovering from one thing or another.
Ever the dilettante, he has produced several podcast interviews with cult movie favorites from years gone by, cover art for a number of magazines and books, performed in and around a number of movies, produced websites and graphic art. He has now written several novels: "Undead Passage", "Hope Survives", and "Bonefield 1", all available at Amazon.com
Just a youth when he discovered role-playing games (Dungeons and Dragons), and was immediately swept away by a consuming interest. That same fascination led him to his first convention, Windycon in the 1980s.
Con-going became almost a second home for Scott, as the conventions further stoked his appreciation for wondrous things and wonderful people. Scott has attended many conventions, and of all types, but it was not until the late-1990s that Scott learned the gratification that comes with running a Con hiumself. Scott is a man of many interests. Technology, both as topic and gadget, tickles his fancy. Scott qualifies easily as an "early adopter;" typically the first in his neighborhood, and city, to have the newest gizmo. And he can tell you all about his newest toy. But watch out when he gets that maniacal gleam in his eye; he is about to convince you to spend $100s to buy - something you never even knew existed until Scott told you.
It seems fitting, Scott enjoys science fiction, in addition to fantasy, horror, and movies. Each, like technology, traffics
in the field of the imagination; to create something where nothing was before. Scott's interests in podcasting, networking, and professional exhibits come from his storied career. Scott understands the nature, and the necessity, to promote, publicize, and merchandise to achieve success no matter the endeavor. It is all this, plus Scott's fondness for a good party, as exemplified by the participant's smiles, that caused Scott and Alan to create Xanadu Las Vegas, a happy marriage between Scott's personal interests and professional experiences. As Scott says, "Conventions have given me so much happiness and joy that I feel it is time for me to return the favor; to give back to the community."