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
Halloween & Party Expo 2018

Halloween & Party Expo

2018
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
Panic Film Fest 2018

Panic Film Fest

2018
Screenland Armour Theatre
North Kansas City, Missouri
Terror Con 2018

Terror Con

2018
Rhode Island Convention Center & Dunkin Donuts Center
Providence, Rhode Island
Nevermore Horror & Gothic Film Festival 2018

Nevermore Horror & Gothic Film Festival

2018
The Carolina Theatre
Durham, North Carolina
Days of the Dead - Atlanta 2018

Days of the Dead - Atlanta

2018
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel - Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia
Walker Stalker Con London 2018

Walker Stalker Con London

2018
Olympia London
London, United Kingdom
AOD 2018

AOD

2018
Santa Clara Mariott
Santa Clara, California
Horror Realm Spring Break Massacre 2018

Horror Realm Spring Break Massacre

2018
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Walker Stalker Con Chicago 2018

Walker Stalker Con Chicago

2018
Donald E Stephens Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
Dead by Dawn 2018

Dead by Dawn

2018
Filmhouse
Scotland, United Kingdom
International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival 2018

International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival

2018
Phoenix Film Foundation
Phoenix, Arizona
Motor City Nightmares 2018

Motor City Nightmares

2018
Novi Sheraton
Novi, Michigan
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

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!