Horror Conventions 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
Crypticon Seattle 2018

Crypticon Seattle

2018
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
Seattle, Washington
McMenamins UFO Festival 2018

McMenamins UFO Festival

2018
McMenamins Hotel Oregon
McMinnville, Oregon
Enigmacons 2018

Enigmacons

2018
St. Albans Sanatorium
Radford, Virginia
A Haunting in the Desert 2018

A Haunting in the Desert

2018
Multiple locations in Tombstone
Tombstone, Arizona
Contact in the Desert  2018

Contact in the Desert

2018
Joshua Tree Retreat Center
Joshua Tree, California
Roads Hotel Investigation 2018

Roads Hotel Investigation

2018
Roads Hotel
Atlanta, Indiana
Bangorefest 2018

Bangorefest

2018
Cross Insurance Center
Bangor, Maine
Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest 2018

Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest

2018
American Theater
Charleston, South Carolina
Famous Monsters Convention 2018

Famous Monsters Convention

2018
Sheraton Dallas Hotel and Convention Center
Dallas, Texas
Horror Movie Campout 2018

Horror Movie Campout

2018
Sirromet Winery
Brisbane, Queensland
HorrorCon UK 2018

HorrorCon UK

2018
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Templeborough, United Kingdom
Mad Monster Arizona 2018

Mad Monster Arizona

2018
Wekopa Resort & Conference Center
Scottsdale, Arizona
West Coast Haunters Convention 2018

West Coast Haunters Convention

2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland
Portland, Oregon
Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival 2018

Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival

2018
South of Broadway Theatre
North Charleston, South Carolina
Triple Six Horror Film Festival 2018

Triple Six Horror Film Festival

2018
AMC Cinema
Manchester, United Kingdom
Walker Stalker Con Portland 2018

Walker Stalker Con Portland

2018
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Living Dead Weekend Monroeville 2018

Living Dead Weekend Monroeville

2018
Monroeville Mall
Monroeville, Pennsylvania
Midwest Haunters Convention 2018

Midwest Haunters Convention

2018
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio
Sinister Creature Con Spring 2018

Sinister Creature Con Spring

2018
Stockton Arena
Stockton, California
Calgary Horror Con 2018

Calgary Horror Con

2018
Clarion Hotel
Calgary, Alberta

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!