Horror Conventions 2017, 2018

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Spooky Empire 2018

Spooky Empire

2018
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida
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Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

Texas Frightmare Weekend

2018
Hyatt Regency DFW
Dallas, Texas
OSR'S Halloween Party 2017

OSR'S Halloween Party

Oct 24, 2017
Oahu Spine & Rehab
Kailua, Hawaii
Halloween Spooktacular Culinary Classes for Toddlers! 2017

Halloween Spooktacular Culinary Classes for Toddlers!

Oct 24-28, 2017
Stew Leonard's of Newington
Newington, Connecticut
Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids 2017

Healthy Halloween Treats for Kids

Oct 24, 2017
Whole Kitchen (upstairs)
Brea, California
Another Hole in the Head Film Festival 2017

Another Hole in the Head Film Festival

Oct 25 - Nov 8, 2017
New People Cinema
San Francisco, California
Mos Eisley Cantina Costume Party & Happy Hour 2017

Mos Eisley Cantina Costume Party & Happy Hour

Oct 26, 2017
21st Street Brewers Bar
St. Louis, Missouri
Glow Boston HALLOWEEN | Featuring TBA (18+) 2017

Glow Boston HALLOWEEN | Featuring TBA (18+)

Oct 26-27, 2017
Middle East Downstairs
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Mummy Masquerade 2017

Mummy Masquerade

Oct 26, 2017
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York
Halloween Bash at Jonsie's Lair 2017

Halloween Bash at Jonsie's Lair

Oct 26-27, 2017
Bowery Bliss
New York, New York
HALLOWEEN GALA 2017

HALLOWEEN GALA

Oct 26, 2017
24 Asbury Street
Topsfield, Massachusetts
115 Bourbon Street's Kids Halloween Party 2017

115 Bourbon Street's Kids Halloween Party

Oct 26, 2017
115 Bourbon Street
Merrionette Park, Illinois
Halloween Thursday Booze Cruise! 2017

Halloween Thursday Booze Cruise!

Oct 26-27, 2017
Anita Dee II Boarding at Dusable Harbor
Chicago, Illinois
Happy Halloween! Paint Party 2017

Happy Halloween! Paint Party

Oct 26, 2017
Just Jake's
Montclair, New Jersey
AIS Presents Silver Screams Halloween Party 2017

AIS Presents Silver Screams Halloween Party

Oct 26, 2017
257 Park Ave S
New York, New York
Tucson Terror Fest 2017

Tucson Terror Fest

Oct 26-28, 2017
The Screening Room
Tucson, Arizona
Trick or Treat on South High Street 2017

Trick or Treat on South High Street

Oct 26, 2017
Akron Art Museum
Akron, Ohio
Bedroom Kandi Bingo: Halloween Kandi Edition 2017

Bedroom Kandi Bingo: Halloween Kandi Edition

Oct 26, 2017
The Event Gallery
Brandon, Florida
Hocus Pocus Halloween Party 2017

Hocus Pocus Halloween Party

Oct 26-27, 2017
Blackfinn Ameripub - Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
WMB Mummies' Night Out 2017

WMB Mummies' Night Out

Oct 26, 2017
Wichita Art Museum
Wichita, Kansas
New York City Horror Film Festival 2017

New York City Horror Film Festival

Oct 26-29, 2017
TBD
New York City, New York
Epic Halloween Silent Disco Fundraiser for ACLU! 2017

Epic Halloween Silent Disco Fundraiser for ACLU!

Oct 26, 2017
TBD
Denver, Colorado

Horror Conventions are events dedicated to the horror genre, and are perfect for fans of the gruesome, gory and ghastly. After the rising popularity of comic conventions over recent years, horror conventions are now beginning to gain a similar following, with a whole range of nerve-racking and blood-curdling events throughout the year. Some conventions are centred around horror as a whole, while others may focus more specifically on one aspect of the genre, such as zombies, UFOs or the supernatural.

Most conventions focus on horror cinema and goth lifestyle, but this is sometimes broadened to include other aspects of horror, including literature, art, music, special effects, costume, make-up and more. Horror conventions typically include film screenings of new, old, cult, independent and classic horror movies and relevant discussions. Other events may include panels, chats, parties, costume competitions, question and answer sessions, performances, demonstrations, vendors and games. Commonly, there are also insightful and informative classes for those who may be interested in making their own movies, artworks or books.

All of these conventions include a range of memorabilia to buy, which may encompass clothes, media, artwork, souvenirs, props, toys, masks, foods and plenty more spine-tingling treats. So those who love the dark side of life don’t need to wait until Halloween to get their scares!

Horror conventions are almost always attended by many special scary guests. These fiends and freaks may include authors, actors, artists, performers, directors and screenwriters; and occasionally mystics, psychics, mediums and paranormal experts. These guests usually hold discussions, offer autographs, attend question and answer sessions and delight with their tales of morbidity, macabre and murder!

Occasionally at horror conventions, there are also events and exhibitions centred around the genres of science fiction and fantasy, though only those which have a spooky, shocking or frightening twist.

Ticket prices for horror conventions can range widely, from free admission to around $50 for daily admission. These ticket prices usually reflect how well-established the events are, and higher quality events are usually more expensive. Most horror conventions are annual, have a duration of around two days and are held in hotels or convention centres. Usually, a horror convention will run from around 10am to 6pm, but special spooky events may happen late at night or early in the morning… when the ghosts and ghouls really come out to play.

All in all, horror conventions are a great place to get spooked, have fun, meet fellow phantoms and enjoy a shocking time!