Kane Hodder Returns for Salem Horror Fest 2018

Horror legend and professional stuntman Kane Hodder returns to Salem Horror Fest! As featured in the new documentary To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story, he has made a long career out of portraying some of the most prolific killers in Hollywood history – most notably Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th series.

Kane will appear at Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery’s new location on Essex Street! Admission is required. Autographs and photos are available for purchase.

Saturday, October 6 – 12pm – 6pm
Sunday, October 7 – 12pm – 6pm

Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery
217 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

 

Gillian Anderson will be joining David Duchovny at Spooky Empire in October

Gillian Anderson Spooky EmpireGILLIAN ANDERSON OFFICIALLY JOINS DAVID DUCHOVNY FOR THE X-FILES REUNION AT SPOOKY EMPIRE’S SWEET SIXTEEN ANNIVERSARY 

The Convention will also celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy

ORLANDO –Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce that Gillian Anderson will be joining the recently announced guest David Duchovny for its October convention this year. Both actors are best known for their co-starring roles in hit TV series and later movie theater sensation, The X-Files. Anderson plays the role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully on this American sci-fi drama series. She is also known for her roles in other TV series such as The Fall, American Gods and Hannibal. Her roles in films include Johnny English Reborn, Boogie Woogie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, The X-Files: Fight the Future, and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.
The convention will also mark the 25th anniversary of the nostalgic film Hocus Pocus with guest appearance by Kathy Najimy, also known as Mary Sanderson from the film. Najimy is known for numerous beloved roles in films and TV series such as Sister Act, Hope Floats, Bride of Chucky, The Wedding Planner, The Guilt Trip, The Big C, Descendants, Veep, and more.
Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort

This year, the convention will once again be opening its doors earlier on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.

Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com. Stay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).

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About Spooky Empire

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

Spooky Empire Media Contacts:

Juliana Gutierrez, JWI PR | +1 305-991-4259 | juliana@jwipr.com

Jessica Wade Pfeffer, JWI PR| +1 305-804-8424 | jessica@jwipr.com

County Pop Con (May 2019)

Convention Name
County Pop Con
Convention Website Address
https://countypopcon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/25/2019
About This Convention
County Pop Con is a “Late Night” (multi-genre) pop-culture expo held at the 65,000 square-foot Lake County Fairgrounds Convention Center. The event features vendors and tables of artists, writers, guests, crafters, dealers, and collectors displaying and selling their pop-culture wares. This includes comic books, tabletop games, retro toys, books, video games, costumes, tv/movie memorabilia,Anime, Comics, Toys, Gaming, SCI-FI, Legos, Stars, Horror Films, Steampunk, Autographs, Super Heroes, Action Figures, Cosplay, Fantasy, Tattoo Artists, Horror, Collectibles, Sports Memorabilia, SWAP meet, Publishers & Artist Convention – but open to anything fan-related!.

Also at the event, attendees can play in gaming tournaments, get autographs from celebrity guests, participate in costume contests, learn arts in workshops, listen to guest speakers, learn new tabletop games, and mingle with thousands of other pop-culture fans. This is a family friendly event that encourages creativity, promotes cultural awareness, and directly benefits small businesses.

Hours: 3pm to Midnight!

Venue Name and Address
Lake County Fairgrounds
Grayslake, Illinois 60030
United States
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Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
TBD
Pop Con!

Saratoga Comic Con (November 2018)

Saratoga Comic Con

Convention Name
Saratoga Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.saratogacomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/17/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/18/2018
About This Convention
Saratoga Comic Con, the largest comic con & pop-culture event in the capital region of NY! Welcome Cosplay, Guest Stars, Gaming, Anime, Sci-Fi, Furries, Geeks, Comic Books, Artists, & Vendors! Fun for everyone on November 17-18, 2018!
Venue Name and Address
Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
100
Projected Attendance
6,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
David Yost, Jimmy Hart, Richard Ferguson, Dave Ryan, Bill Diamond, Jeff Kline

CharlestonCon (September 2018)

Convention Name
CharlestonCon
Convention Website Address
http://www.charlestoncon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
09/22/2018
About This Convention
CharlestonCon is a collectors’ mecca convention located in the beautiful City of Charleston, South Carolina. Striving to be South Carolina’s best and truest comic convention featuring fandoms of multiple genres. As a long-time collector of comics and pop culture items the promoter brings South Carolina an event that will satisfy any fandom!

CharlestonCon will have over 150 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including:

•comic books • magazines • toys • video games
•movies • wrestling • sci-fi • fantasy television
•anime manga • cosplay • artwork sketches • apparel

In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals and fandom-related celebrities are guaranteed in attendance for fans to meet and greet. This will be one show not to miss!

Venue Name and Address
Embassy Suites
5055 International Boulevard
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
5,000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Jim Starlin, Fabian Nicieza, Bob Camp

CO – An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Author Neil Gaiman appears at the Paramount Theatre on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Get tickets here…

Neil Gaiman is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, including the fantasy novel American Gods and the young adult story Coraline, both of which won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and Locus awards, and the children’s novel The Graveyard Book, which is the only work to win both the Newbery and Carnegie Medals, awarded by librarians for the most prestigious contribution to children’s literature. Gaiman’s groundbreaking Sandman comics, which have garnered nine Eisner Awards, were described by Stephen King as having turned graphic novels into art; its first issue was the first comic book to receive literary recognition, earning the World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

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Paramount Denver
1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 623-0106

NH – Strange Weather Signing

Author Joe Hill will be visiting the Bookery on Friday, June 29th at 6:00 PM to celebrate the paperback release of his most recent book, Strange Weather.

Joe Hill, winner of the Bram Stoker Award, the British Fantasy Award, and an Eisner Award, is the rising king of the horror genre and based right out of our own New England. Hill is the author of Horns (turned award-winning movie starring Daniel Radcliffe), Locke & Key, NOS4A2, The Fireman, and more.

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The Bookery
844 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 836-6600

Plattsburgh Comic Con (August 2018)

Plattsburgh

Convention Name
Plattsburgh Comic Con
Convention Website Address
https://www.plattsburghcomiccon.com
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/04/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
08/05/2018
About This Convention
2nd annual Plattsburgh Comic Con August 4-5, 2018! The largest Comic Con in Northern, NY! Cosplay, guest stars, gaming, anime, sci-fi, furries, geeks, comic books, artists, & vendors! Family fun for everyone!
Venue Name and Address
The Crete Civic Center
2 Beach Road
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
70
Projected Attendance
3,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
Guests
Brian O’Halloran, Scott Schiaffo, Rusty Gilligan, Brian Harnois

Salem Horror Fest Welcomes Linnea Quigley

Scream Queen and VHS workout legend Linnea Quigley will take on Salem Horror Fest this October. Join her for a screening of The Return of the Living Dead on Friday, October 5th at 7:00 PM plus a VIP Reception. Meet & Greets with Linnea will be held on the following Saturday and Sunday.

She has starred in more than one hundred horror films (The Return of the Living Dead, Night of the Demons, Graduation Day, and Silent Night, Deadly Night), written three books, recorded two albums, released her own horror-themed workout video, and has been an animal rights activist since the 1980s. Don’t miss your chance to party with her in the Halloween capital of the world!

Tickets available at the link… 

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CinemaSalem
1 East India Square Mall Salem, MA, 01970

 

CA – SDCC 2018: Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE

Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes appear at the American Comedy Co. in San Diego on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM during Comic Con International!

The hilarious duo Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. Now you can see them live recording their comedy podcast Jay & Silent Bob Get Old.

Ranked #1 on iTunes Comedy podcasts, Jay & Silent Bob Get Old is a sometimes touching, always hilarious look at what happens when two people grow up in Hollywood’s gaze. These limited engagements will be recorded as the stories evolve live in front of the audience, and released for free on Smodcast.com.

This is what fans everywhere have been waiting for – an opportunity to see their heroes on stage doing what they love, telling stories.

Tickets available at the link…

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The American Comedy Co. San Diego
818 6th Ave, #B, San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 795-3858

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