Horror Conventions 2018

Spooky Empire 2018

Spooky Empire

Wyndham Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2018

Texas Frightmare Weekend

Hyatt Regency DFW
Dallas, Texas
Crypticon Kansas City 2018

Crypticon Kansas City

St. Joseph Civic Arena
Kansas City, Missouri
Midsummer Scream 2018

Midsummer Scream

Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, California
Blobfest 2018


Colonial Theatre
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
MidSouth Paranormal Convention 2018

MidSouth Paranormal Convention

Ramada Plaza
Louisville, Kentucky
Swansea Horror Con 2018

Swansea Horror Con

Swansea Leisure Complex
Swansea, United Kingdom
Moundsville Paracon 2018

Moundsville Paracon

West Virginia Penitentiary
Moundsville, West Virginia
Ocean State Paracon 2018

Ocean State Paracon

Assembly Theater
Burrillville, Rhode Island
Dark History and Horror Convention 2018

Dark History and Horror Convention

Urbana-Lincoln Hotel-Lincoln Square Mall
Urbana, Illinois
Scares That Cares 2018

Scares That Cares

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Williamsburg
Williamsburg, Virginia
Walker Stalker Con Tulsa 2018

Walker Stalker Con Tulsa

Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Walker Stalker Con Boston 2018

Walker Stalker Con Boston

Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, Massachusetts
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con 2018

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, Illinois
Monster Mania Con Cherry Hill 2018

Monster Mania Con Cherry Hill

Crowne Plaza Hotel
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
The Carnival of Parahorror 2018

The Carnival of Parahorror

Buffalo Central Terminal
Buffalo, New York
Tampa Bay Screams 2018

Tampa Bay Screams

Clarion Inn Tampa
Tampa, Florida
Los Angeles Summer Halloween Convention 2018

Los Angeles Summer Halloween Convention

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California
PhantomCon 2018


Holiday Inn
Richmond, Virginia
Swansea Comic Con 2018

Swansea Comic Con

Swansea Leisure Complex
Swansea, United Kingdom
MiParaCon 2018


Kewadin Casinos
Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
Kansas City Paracon 2018

Kansas City Paracon

Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge No. 446
Kansas City, Missouri

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!