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PalmCon is heading to sea with the inaugural PalmCon Cruise this October. Head over to the PalmCon website and fill out the survey so you can be first in line to get tickets the moment they go on sale!
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Spooky Empire offers exclusive tiki mug!

We’re very excited to offer this Spooky Empire exclusive tiki mug! This is something we’ve been wanting to do for many years!

This #1 Zombie Tiki Mug is in honor of our good friend Bill Hinzman. He never missed a Spooky Empire event, and was always the life of the party. So who better to grace our very first exclusive Tiki Mug?

The first run of this mug will be limited to only 50, and were designed, molded and painted right here in Orlando, FL! Designed by the very creative team at The Shrunken Monkey, Emily Serpico and David O’Connell!

This 32oz mug can be filled with plenty of your favorite rum drink, or whatever floats your boat.

Mug is $75 and is now available for pre-order on our site at www.spookyempire.com. FIrst come first serve, once these go that’s it! They will be available for pick up at the Spooky Empire merch booth starting Friday, April 6th.

Reserve yours today!

Don’t forget to reserve your room at the Wyndham, special rate ends tomorrow! Be there for our Zombie Luau on Friday night!

SPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION!

Spooky Empire LogoSPOOKY EMPIRE HOSTS “ANIMAL HOUSE” REUNION FOR MID-SEASON CONVENTION

ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, is gearing up for an exciting mid-season convention on April 6 – 8, 2018 with new additions to their lineup of celebrity guests. Spooky Empire fans await a thrilling weekend at The Wyndham Orlando Resort with special guests from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House, including Tim MathesonMark MetcalfPaul Riegert, and Martha Smith.

Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:

Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of the iconic character of SHAGGY in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in Scream, Serial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She’s All That

Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as “Regan” in one of the scariest movies of all time The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films

 Chelsea Talmadge starred as “Carol” in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch Fire, Still the King and Mercy Street, and more

Liane Curtis joins Spooky Empire for the first time! Liane has starred as “Randy” in Sixteen Candles and as “Megan” in Critters 2, but she’s also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more

The one and only Vinnie Vincent joins Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance. Vinnie Vincent is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Other expected guests include:

Jay Jay French, best known as a founding member and guitarist in the popular band, TWISTED SISTER

Of Troma Entertainment film studio, American film Director, Producer Lloyd Kaufman

World Class Performers and Tattoo Artists Inkllusionist to bring a weekend full of Magic, Tattoos and Sideshow Performances

And more to be announced leading up to the convention.

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $65, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. VIP Packages are $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. Kids 10 and under are free.

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $121 per night through March 9. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-407-351-2420. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets.

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.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

MegaCon adds three Legendary Artists

The Creator lineup at #MEGACONOrlando2018 grows with Francesco Mattina, J. Scott Campbell and Neal Adams joining the roster!

Get your tickets today: http://megaconorlando.com/tickets/

KISS LEGEND RETURNS after a 22 year hiatus from the public eye!

The one and only VINNIE VINCENT joins us at Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance.

VINNIE VINCENT is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS! VINNIE performed on the albums “Lick It Up” and “Creatures of the Night” as well as wrote songs on “Revenge”

Soon after, VINNIE went on to form the self-titled band “Vinnie Vincent Invasion” and released two albums. Horror fans may remember one of his hits “Love Kills” off the soundtrack for “A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master”. In the video for the song, Vinnie wears the trademark Freddy glove, sweater, and hat. He also performed with Freddy in an MTV special.

VINNIE VINCENT will be at Spooky Empire all weekend long at the Wyndham Orlando Resort, April 6-8. Don’t let this opportunity slip through your hands, this doesn’t happen every day!

PHOTO OPS are on sale NOW and they will sell out. Make sure to reserve your spot today at www.spookyempire.com/autograph-tickets/

Advance Tickets, VIP Packages and hotel reservations are available now at www.spookyempire.com

A Personal Update and Plea

February 24, 2018 by  
Filed under Florida, Site News

Hi, everyone.

Many of our advertisers and promoters have been trying to get ahold of me the last couple of weeks. I don’t normally share a lof of personal information with the Convention Scene audience, but I need to offer an explanation.

Two weeks ago, my mother, Betty Pate, who has been declining health for several years, slipped into a coma. I have been out-of-town and at her beside for much of the past two weeks. My brother and I had her moved to a hospice on Thursday, where again I stayed with her around the clock, and yesterday afternoon she passed away, with my brother and I at her side.

This week we will be making funeral arrangements so things won’t get anywhere close to normal until next week.

If you have ever had to bury a loved one, you know that funerals are quite expensive, and, unfortunately, we were not fully prepared for this. Therefore, I am accepting donations towards my mother’s funeral costs. If we raise more money than we need for the funeral, the rest will be reinvested into the site towards some new features I want to add this year.

So that I can transfer the funds into my back account quickly, I am including a PayPal donation button below. So if you like the site or have ever found it beneficial to you, please contribute. If you can’t at this time, I understand and would love to your prayers as well.

Thank you.

Brian Pate, Owner
Convention Scene





Pee Wee at MegaCon!

Get Set for a Big Adventure!

Paul Reubens created the iconic character, Pee-wee Herman, while a member of the famed Los Angeles improv group The Groundlings. The Pee-wee Herman Show premiered at The Groundlings Theatre in 1981. It moved to the Roxy on Sunset Strip, and HBO’s production of the show introduced Pee-wee Herman to a national audience.

Pee-wee was brought to the big screen in the hit 1985 comedy Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, which Paul Reubens co-wrote and marked Tim Burton’s directorial debut. Reubens went on to create, co-write and co-direct Pee-wee’s Playhouse on CBS where the series earned 22 Emmy® Awards during its five year run. Reubens has personally been nominated for 14 Emmy® Awards, winning twice.

Paul Reubens has also starred in many diverse, non-Pee-wee film and television roles. He recently appeared as Oswald Cobblepot, The Penguin’s father on Gotham. Other TV credits include: The Blacklist, Portlandia, 30 Rock, Pushing Daisies, Reno 911 and Everybody Loves Raymond.

For more information on MegaCon visit HERE!

ZOINKS!! You’re going to “Scream” for this next guest announcement from Spooky Empire!

MATTHEW LILLARD will appear at Spooky Empire this April 6-8, 2018 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort!

MATTHEW LILLARD has an amazing lineup of films including of course “Scream”, “Serial Mom”, “Thir13en Ghosts”, “Hackers”, “SLC Punk!”, “Wicker Park”, “Without a Paddle”, “She’s All That” and of course as the iconic character and voice of SHAGGY in the the “Scooby Doo” movies. He has continued on as the voice of Shaggy in “Scooby Doo Mystery Inc” series and all movies and videos, including “Scooby Doo Meets Kiss” and “Lego Scooby Doo”.

This is one event you don’t want to miss! Reserve your rooms, VIP Packages, and advance tickets today at www.spookyempire.com!

FL – Islandborn Signing

Author Junot Díaz appears at Miami Dade College, in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, on Friday, March 16th at 6:30 PM to present and sign his new children’s book ISLANDBORN! Get tickets from Books & Books at the link…

New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner, Junot Díaz, to discuss the gloriously illustrated and lyrically written picture book, Islandborn, a celebration of creativity, diversity, and our imagination’s boundless ability to connect us—to our families, to our past and to ourselves.

Junot Díaz was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in New Jersey. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed Drown; The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, and This Is How You Lose Her, a New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist.

RSVP on Facebook!

Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33132
(305) 237-3000

Cast of The Princess Bride makes their way to Orlando

Inconceivable!

CARY ELWES, CHRIS SARANDON, and WALLACE SHAWN, stars of the cult classic The Princess Bride, head to Orlando.

MegaCon is held at the Orange County Convention Center May 24-27, 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Get your tickets now!

For more information click here.

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