During the last half of June, I embarked on two roadtrips, each one four days in length, with an equal number of days at home between trips. Ordinarily I wouldn’t think of planning a pair of long trips this close together, but a last minute “invitation” ( actually a flyer that came in the mail ) to a science-fiction film fans’ convention in Butler PA made the grueling travel schedule necessary. At the time that the flyer arrived, I already had plans to drive down to Kentucky on June 16th to join fellow Roadfooder Louis for a couple of days of visiting Roadfood-reviewed places in the western part of the state. When I saw that the convention was scheduled for the following weekend ( the 25th ), I initially thought that I’d pass on the event due to the potential travel overload. That was until I noticed that the legendary 1950s B-movie producer-director Bert I. Gordon ( Amazing Colossal Man, Earth Vs. the Spider, Attack of the Puppet People etc. ) was one of the scheduled guests. That changed everything. Mr. Gordon ( known to fans as “Mr. B.I.G.” ) is the man behind some of my favorite low-budget monster flicks, and I wasn’t about to pass up an opportunity to meet him. So…..