Program cover for Ultimate Horror Weekend!

SE_program_2013A sneak peek at the cover of our program…hope you like it! Artwork by the very talented Scott Jackson / Monsterman Graphics!! Only 9 more days…get your advance tickets today at www.spookyempire.com

Spooky Empire unveils new flyer for Ultimate Horror Weekend

The popular Orlando Area Horror Convention is set for October 25-27 2013!

Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend

For more info check out the website at http://www.spookyempire.com

Spooky Empire Returns in 2011 October 7-9 with Killer Klowns, Clive Barker, Malcolm McDowell, Etc.

October 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Convention News, Florida, Horror, Top Stories

Spooky Empire

Press Release:

COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE GREATEST SHOW IN HELL!

This weekend Spooky Empire returns to the Wyndham Orlando Resort on October 7-9, 2011

Spooky Empire is proud to announce the greatest gathering of horror icons to ever hit the state of Florida, including a Killer Klowns From Outer Space Reunion featuring the creators Stephen, Edward and Charlie Chiodo, Suzanne Snyder, Grant Cramer, Harrod Blank and Mike Martinez. Legendary author Clive Barker (“Hellraiser”, “Candyman”) will be on hand all three days to meet his fans as will the very recognizable actor Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”, “Caligula”, “Heroes”, “Entourage”).

But that’s not all…also making appearances at this three-day fest will be Lance Henriksen from hit films including “Aliens” and “Terminator” and the television show “Millennium”. From the very popular HBO series “True Blood”, Sam Trammell “Sam”, Kristin Bauer “Pam” and Mariana Klaveno “Lorena” will be greeting their hordes of fans. Horror fan favorites Jeffrey Combs (“Re-Animator”) and Tom Atkins (“Halloween II”, “The Fog”, “Night of the Creeps”) are also slated to appear.

Some returning guests and Spooky Empire favorite are Tony Todd (“Candyman”), Doug Bradley (“Hellraiser”), Kane Hodder (“Friday the 13th VII & VIII”), Bill Moseley (“House of 1,000 Corpses”) and paranormal favorites Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango from GhostHunters. William Katt (“Carrie”, “Greatest American Hero”) will be ‘flying’ in to meet his fans plus come out and meet The Boondock Saints, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery and David Della Rocco.

Spooky Empire has added a little bit of rock n roll to their lineup with the addition of Steven Adler “Guns n Roses”, Jacoby Shaddix “Papa Roach”, Paul Phillips “Puddle of Mudd”, and Bobby Blotzer “Ratt”.

The weekend will be packed full of incredible events, kicked off by their annual Zombie Walk hosted by Uno’s Chicago Grill, Film Festival, Tattooing, Celebrity Charity Poker Tournament, Hearse & Creepy Car Show, Costume Contest, Live Bands featuring “Soulidium”, “The Green Goblyn Project” and “SML8”, and Friday night’s DeadBangers Ball by the pool. Let’s do the time warp again, with a live shadowcast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, hosted by original cast member Barry Bostwick “Brad” and much more!

Advance tickets for this ultimate event are available now! $50 gets you in for the whole weekend, that’s all three days of horror mayhem! One day passes are just $30 and $35.

Reserve your rooms soon! The Wyndham is close to selling out and you don’t want to pass up the opportunity to stay on the premises. Rooms at the Wyndham are still just $99 a night, if you mention “Spooky Empire”.The Wyndham reservation line is 1-800-421-8001.

Spooky Empire, Inc.

For more info visit our website:
www.spookyempire.com

Fan Expo Canada 2011 Adds Hayden Panettiere and William Shatner

Hayden Heroes

Press Release:

TOP 10 MUST SEES AT FAN EXPO CANADA™

The ultimate four-day fan experience adds Heroes star HAYDEN PANETTIERE and the one and only WILLIAM SHATNER to line-up!

TORONTO, ON (August 17, 2011) – Only eight more days until FAN EXPO CANADA™ arrives in Toronto!   Canada’s premier combined gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event – the third largest in the world – is celebrating 17 years of Comic-Con North!  This year’s expanded four-day festival takes place August 25-28, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre showcasing more than 600 exhibitors and retailers covering over 250,000 square feet.

Tickets to FAN EXPO CANADA™ are on sale in advance until August 21st and available at the door.  Prices range from $79 (DELUXE Fan Expo Pass); and SINGLE Fan Expo Passes from $40$30 and $25.  All prices include HST and are available through the FAN EXPO CANADA™ website, www.fanexpocanada.com.

In addition to NEW features and events including Nerd Speed Dating, fans can also expect returning popular favourites such as Canada’s largest costume Masquerade, Artist Alley, Sketching Duels, National Gaming Tournaments and, of course, celebrity autograph and Q&A panels.  For the complete programming schedule, visit www.fanexpocanada.com.

TOP 10 MUST SEES AT FAN EXPO CANADA

CANADA’S LARGEST COSTUME MASQUERADE - SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY! 8PM (All genres) If you’ve never been to a masquerade or costume play, THIS is the one to attend!  This annual event features creative fans showcasing their original costumes derived from the comic, sci-fi, horror, anime and fantasy worlds – all on stage for a chance to win bragging rights.  Master of Ceremonies, Gordon Rose, brings you the most popular event of the weekend and the largest show of its kind in Canada!
(Saturday, Aug. 27, 8 pm, Hall G)

NERD SPEED DATING (All genres)
For the first time ever, speed dating is coming to FAN EXPO CANADA™!  Come and enjoy good music, great company, and the thrilling potential to meet your soul mate!  Each genre will have its own session and is free for all attendees!  This is the perfect opportunity to seek out like-hearted individuals at the biggest fan party of the year!  This event is for adults 18 years of age or older.
(Thursday-Saturday, various times, Room 803)

TELETOON CANADA PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF “STAR WARS: CLONE WARS”
Season Four, Episode One (Sci-Fi)
The season will be an exciting one where viewers will see the heroic Jedi Knights and their clone army fight to preserve order.  Season four will show efforts met with strong resistance from the massive Separatist droid army.  Escalating and expanding into uncharted corners of the galaxy, Star Wars: The Clone Wars grows with exotic adventures and enhanced animation.  Within the galactic battle, fearsome foes from the past return to settle the score, including lethal adversaries such as bounty hunter Cad Bane and the monstrous Savage Opress.  Hosted by TELETOON at Night’s Fred Kennedy, fans in attendance will get the chance to win one of three mystery prize packs to be revealed onsite.
(Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 pm, Room 718)

SKETCHING DUELS (Comic)
Check out your favourite comic artists as they go pen to pen!  The original art they produce goes up for grabs once they’re done!  An amazing experience to witness, these friendly competitions show who’s got the edge in comic book illustration!
(Thursday-Sunday, various times, Room 716)

STAR WARS – JEDI SCHOOL (Sci-Fi/Fantasy)
Lightsaber Dueling Demo & Workshop.  How do Jedis do it?  It looks so cool!  Find out here.
(Saturday, Aug. 27, 4 pm, Room 715B)

501ST GRAND MARCH
Have your cameras ready as the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers march the floor en masse as they travel to the location of their much looked forward to Grand Assembly photo opportunity.  When they get rolling they can’t stop, so get your shot and then get yourself to the Gallery on 800 for the Assembly.
(Saturday, Aug. 27, 5 p.m., 800 Level)

REMEMBERING FRIGHTENSTEIN
Join VICTORIA PRICE and producer/co-star MITCH MARKOWITZ as we take a walk down memory lane of The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, Canada’s legendary monster kid’s show starring Vincent Price and Billy Van.  Moderated by Rue Morgue’s Paul Corupe!
(Friday, Aug. 26, 5 pm, Room 715B)

ANIMOTION J POP DANCE (Anime)
Coming to you from the heart of downtown Toronto, Fan Expo is proud to present our annual J-Pop dance. Featuring a mix of the hottest hits from the hottest shows, to classics everyone remembers and loves, ANIMOTION promises to give you the beats to unleash your inner dance machine!

LOLITA FASHION 101 (Anime)
Lolita,a Japanese street fashion know for its intricate and delicate doll-like look, has become one of the most recognized street stylesin Japan, and is now a popular movement in North America.  Members of ‘The Southern Ontario Lolita Community’ will give you an opportunity to find out all about this growing fashion style and how to get involved in it!  Check out the fashion show too!
(Sunday, Aug. 28, 1 pm, Room 707; Fashion Show, Sunday, Aug. 28, 1:30 pm, Room 718)

VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENTS and CARD TOURNAMENTS (Gaming)
GX offers the largest destination for live competitive console and PC gaming tournaments featuring all the latest and hot titles.  GX has been the site of the Canadian National Championships for Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, and UFS Universal Fighting System, and is hosting the national championship for the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz.  FAN EXPO CANADA™ is home to the largest gathering of gamers in the country!
(Daily, various times and locations)

FAN EXPO CANADA™ recently announced its stellar line up of celebrity guests comprising of the world’s most legendary names in pop culture, many of today’s hottest film and television stars, as well as industry luminaries including:

Sci-Fi / Fantasy:

  • ANTHONY DANIELS (Star Wars)
  • ELIZA DUSHKU (Dollhouse)
  • TOM FELTON (Harry Potter)
  • LARRY HAGMAN and BARBARA EDEN (I Dream of Jeannie)
  • LEE MAJORS (The Six Million Dollar Man)
  • HAYDEN PANETTIERE (Heroes) - NEW
  • KATEE SACKHOFF (Battlestar Galactica)
  • ROBERT J. SAWYER (Bestselling author of Flashforward)
  • WILLIAM SHATNER (Star Trek) - NEW
  • KEVIN SORBO (Hercules)
  • SAM TRAMMELL (True Blood)

 

Horror:

  • ROBERT ENGLUND (A Nightmare On Elm Street)
  • JOHN WATERS (Legendary director of Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, Serial Mom)
  • MARTIN LANDAU (Ed Wood) - NEW
  • JOHN ASTIN (The Addams Family)
  • DOUG BRADLEY (Hellraiser)
  • HEATHER BREWER (NY Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod)
  • LANCE HENRIKSEN (Aliens)
  • VICTORIA PRICE (Daughter of Vincent Price and author of A Daughter’s Biography)
  • STEVEN SEVERIN (London Punk pioneer and founder of Siouxsie And the Banshees)

 

Comic:

  • CHRIS CLAREMONT (Legendary Comic Writer) – NEW
  • DAVID FINCH (Batman:The Dark Knight Artist) – NEW
  • JOE KUBERT (Legendary Comic Book Artist)
  • ADAM KUBERT (Artist of ASTONISHING SPIDER-MAN & WOLVERINE)
  • ANDY KUBERT (Artist of BATMAN & FLASHPOINT)
  • JEFF SMITH (Cartoonist Guest of Honour – Creator of BONE)
  • DOUG SNEYD (Legendary Playboy cartoonist)
  • CLAY MANN (Artist — X-Men: Legacy) - NEW

 

Anime:

  • JASON DELINE, SHAWN MEUNIER (Stars of Bakugan)
  • MIKE MCFARLAND, CHRIS SABAT (Stars of Dragonball Z)
  • JUNKO MIZUNO (Acclaimed manga artist)
  • VIC MIGNOGNA (Star of Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood)
  • VERONICA TAYLOR (Star of Pokemon)

 

Gaming:

  • JARETT CALE, GEOFF LAPAIRE (Pure Pwnage)
  • ROBIN D. LAWS (Author – Dungeons & Dragons, Heroquest)
  • ED GREENWOOD (Author of Forgotten Realms)
  • VICTOR LUCAS, SHAUN HATTON (The Electric Playground)

 

For the complete list of celebrity guests, go to www.fanexpocanada.com.

TICKET DETAILS: All advance ticket sales are available August 21st through the Fan Expo Canada
website: www.fanexpocanada.com.  (All prices include HST)

DELUXE Fan Expo Pass: $79 — BEST VALUE, LIMITED QUANTITIES
·        Includes unlimited access to Fan Expo Canada for up to 4 days
·        Access to Special Expo Preview on Thursday, August 25 at 2:00 pm
·        (Excludes special ticketed events and anything otherwise noted)

SINGLE Fan Expo Pass:
·        Includes unlimited access Fan Expo Canada on specified date
·        (Excludes special ticketed events and anything otherwise noted)

 

Thursday, August 25, 2011
(starting at 4pm)
Friday, August, 26, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
$25$30
$40
$30

 

SHOW DETAILS:

WHEN: AUGUST 25- 28, 2011

Thursday, August 25Friday, August 26
Saturday, August 27
Sunday, August 28

WHERE:

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Special Preview for Deluxe Pass holders)
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pmMetro Toronto Convention Centre South Building
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

For more information visit, www.fanexpocanada.com

Fax Expo Canada 2011 Offers Up Thrills and Chills

Press Release:

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger

Thrills and Chills at 2011 Fan Expo Canada™

Horror genre heavyweights headline Festival of Fear Horror Expo: Freddy Krueger, Elvira, Gomez and Hellraiser

Toronto, ON (May 17, 2011) – Some of film and television’s most fear-provoking characters of all time are set to appear in the Rue Morgue Festival of Fear Horror Expo, August 25 – 28, 2011 as part of Fan Expo Canada™, the nation’s largest gaming, horror, comic, science fiction and anime event. 

Horror genre personas Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), Elvira, Hellraiser’s Pinhead (Doug Bradley) and The Addams Family patriarch “Gomez” played by John Austin headline the frightening lineup joined by horror royalty Victoria Price (daughter of King of Horror Vincent Price) and legendary director John Waters to name a few.

The RUE MORGUE FESTIVAL OF FEAR is the country’s largest horror expo, attracting an average of 70,000+ fans to the heart of downtown Toronto over four days in August. This powerhouse event is an extravaganza of celebrity guests, autograph signings, Q&A sessions, seminars and workshops, plus a colossal selection of horror movies and memorabilia including books, toys, video games, trading cards, posters and tons more. Horror fans of all ages will also have the opportunity to preview upcoming films in the Screaming Room, participate in the midnight horror masquerade on Saturday, August 27th and enjoy musical performances by horror punk bands.
 

2011 National Horror Expo – The Rue Morgue Festival Of Fear Celebrity Guests:

Guests of Honour:
ROBERT ENGLUND (Freddy Krueger in the original A Nightmare On Elm Street, Freddy Vs Jason)
JOHN WATERS (Legendary director of Pink Flamingos, Multiple Maniacs, Serial Mom)

Special Guests:

JOHN ASTIN (Gomez of The Addams Family)
DOUG BRADLEY (Pinhead of Hellraiser series)
REMY COUTURE (FX artist, The Punisher, Death Race, Inner Depravity)
ELVIRA (Mistress of the Dark)
LANCE HENRIKSEN (Bishop in the Aliens feature films)
MALCOLM MCDOWELL (Alex DeLarge of A Clockwork Orange and Dr. Samuel Loomis of Halloween films)
VICTORIA PRICE (Daughter of Vincent Price and author of A Daughter’s Biography)
TOM SAVINI (Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk Till Dawn and director of 2009’s Night of the Living Dead)
SAM TRAMMELL (Sam Merlotte in True Blood, Dexter)
 
Horror Punk Guests:
BLOOD CEREMONY (Toronto’s Witch Rock Pioneers)
GHOULTOWN (Texas’ Premier Hellbilly Band)
STEVEN SEVERIN (London Punk pioneer and founder of Siouxsie And the Banshees, Music For Silents)

Key Features And Highlights of the Festival Of Fear Horror Expo:

·       Intimate and Interactive celebrity presentations and autograph sessions allow fans the opportunity to meet their favourite personalities and learn from an insider’s perspective
·       Screaming Rooms – a great opportunity to preview upcoming films and projects
·       Special presentation at the Bloor Cinema – TBA.
·       Workshops and Seminars – daily free lectures by horror industry experts
·       Q&A Sessions – visitors can participate in an open forum with industry professionals
·       The Official Horror Expo Party on Saturday, Aug. 27th – dress up as a popular horror character and compete for a midnight costume contest!
·       600 commercial exhibitors and retailers will offer everything from graphic novels, trades, videos, DVDs, movie memorabilia, original artwork, posters and more!
·       Industry Preview Area – see the latest products and services and get a sneak peek at upcoming projects
·      Artist Alley – meet the up and coming talents in the horror world including feature writers, artists and publishers.
 
For a 17th consecutive year, visitors from across Ontario and around the world will have the opportunity to experience the very best of pop culture first-hand at the upcoming 2011 Fan Expo Canada™. In addition to The Festival of Fear Horror Expo, the country’s largest combined event will include Anime, Science Fiction Expo, Comic Book Expo and Gaming Expo.
 

SHOW DETAILS:
 
WHEN: AUGUST 25- 28, 2011
                       
Thursday, August 25, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Special Preview) 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday, August 26 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 27 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 28- 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
                       
WHERE:  Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building
222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 

For more information visit, http://www.fanexpocanada.com/

PA – Hellraiser Signing

Doug Bradley, best known for his role as Pinhead in the Hellraiser movie series, will make an appearance at New Dimension Comics in the Pittsburgh Mill Mall on June 11th from 3:00 – 6:00.
 
To commemorate Bradley’s appearance, New Dimension Comics arranged for a special version of the HellRaiser #1 comic book featuring his Pinhead character on the cover.  Exclusive to New Dimension Comics, only 500 copies were produced.  This book will be available for $10 and Bradley will sign it for no extra charge.  Any other items to be signed will carry a $10 autographing fee.
 
Bradley has portrayed the Pinhead character thru all of the Hellraiser films.  More info can seen at http://www.dougbradley.com.
 
For more information, please contact the Pittsburgh Mills store at 724-758-1560, mills@ndcomics.com or Todd McDevitt directly at 412-965-1487, todd@ndcomics.com.
 
About New Dimension Comics : Started in 1986 by Todd McDevitt, New Dimension Comics is the largest comic book chain in the northeast region with 5 locations including Butler, Cranberry Township, Ellwood City, Tarentum Pittsburgh Mills, and West Mifflin Century III Mall.  2011 marks it’s 25th anniversary.  McDevitt also serves as senior advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and flagship member of ComicsPRO, the Comics Professional Retail Organization.  More information can be seen at www.ndcomics.com

UK – Horror of Horrors

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Bryan Talbot and Ramsey Campbell sign Creatures of the Pool 

Saturday 26 September 13:00 – 14:30

Forbidden Planet London Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR

To promote the release of Ramsey Campbell and Bryan Talbot’s new book Creatures of the Pool, FORBIDDEN PLANET and PS PUBLISHING have gathered a horror-host of talent together for a one-off spook-tacular signing. This will be a free-form, open event, bringing guests out from behind their tables and giving their fans a chance to meet them and talk about their work. Come and meet: -

• Doug ‘Pinhead’ Bradley • Ramsey Campbell • Pete Crowther • James Hannah • Angus McKenzie • Bryan Talbot • Rio Youers

You can discover why Gavin Meadows gives guided tours of Liverpool; find out what brought settlers to the Pool, what used to take place in the cellars of Whitechapel – and what drove Virginia Woolf’s uncle mad. As Gavin and his partner Lucinda delve deeper, they’re confronted by the truth behind the legends and they encounter what has always lived under the city. Read Creatures from the Pool – and find out what will come up from the dark…

As well as works by both Ramsey Campbell and Bryan Talbot, there will be an array of fantastic books on hand to be discovered and signed – including titles by all the guests present. This is Horror of Horrors – a FP/PS event to remember!

http://www.forbiddenplanet.com