June 30th / Fears For Queers Film Festival / Dallas, Texas / Horror films directed by Gay filmmakers or of Gay Interest. Some of the movies being shown include: The Cruel Messanger, Castle of the Damned and Psycho Killer Bloodbath. For more information go to: doabloodbath.com
June 29th – July 1st / Fright Night Horror Weekend and Film Festival /Louisville, Kentucky / Movies being shown at the con include All In The Game, Caesar and Otto’s Deadly Xmas, Chunk Of Mean and My Little Demon. Some of the guests include Bruce Campbell, Corey Feldman, John Reys-Davies and James Marsters. There will also be a Weird Science Reunion, Horror Art Show and Bubba Ho-Tep reunion. For more information go to: frightnightfilmfest.com.
July 6th / Club Sin 100th Anniversary / Montreal, Canada / Spnsored by the Montreal Fetish Weekend, the theme for this costume ball is anime, manga and all things Japanese. Music will be provided by DJ Faith and entertainment provided by Mistress Irony, Perlina Fashion and The Pascal Martel Photo Project. Admission is $10 and show starts at 10pm. For more information go to fetishweekend.com
July 6th-8th / Days Of The Dead / Indianapolis, Indiana / This Convention includes appearances by Danny Trejo from Machete, John Waters, John Kassir the voice of the cryptkeeper and David Powse from Frankenstein and The Monster From Hell. There will also be a performance by Midnight Spookshow, an evil puppet art show and a workshop with the haunted hotties Ghost Hunters. For more information go to: http://www.daysofthedead.net/indianapolis/
July 14th / The Dead Of Winter Festival: Zombie Apocalypse / Brisbane, Australia / This festival has five stages of live bands, burlesque and fashion. There will be a costume contest along with along with music by Brothers Grimm and the Blue Murderers, Area 7, Horrorwood Mannequins, Graveyard Children and Dreamkillers. Tickets are $35 in advance and $50 at the door. For more information go to: deadofwinterfestival.com
September 1st / Club Sin: Dolls and Drags / Montreal Quebec / As part of the Montreal Fetish weekend pre-launch party this is a costume party with the theme being Dolls and Drag, prizes include tickets to The Montreal Fetish weekend and $200 in gift certificates from Cruella and music from DJ Faith. For more information go to clubsin.ca.
September 2-4th / Horrorfind Weekend / Gettysburg PA / Events include a zombie prom, scaryoke, a hearse and spooky car show, an evening with John Waters, book readings with Brian Keene, Christopher Golden, James A Moore, Thomas Monteleone and many more. There will also be several horror film screenings. For more information go to horrorfindweekend.com.
September 4th / The Exhibitionist Photo Tour / Montreal Quebec / Get out your kinkiest clothes and show your fetish colors. This event is open to all who want to dress up, as all participants takes a tour of Montreal and visit all the best photo hot spots around town. This is the craziest adventure of the Montreal Fetish Weekend but just remember, no nudity. For more information go to www.fetishweekend.com.
September 4th / A Decadent Victorian Masked Ball /Montreal Quebec/ A night of masks. Let go of all the boundaries and enter a realm of fantasy beyond your wildest dreams. Be a participant and a voyeur and let your self be who you really want to be under the safety of your mask. Music provided by DJ Faith and DJ Xris Smack along with outrageous side shows. For more information go to fetishweekend.com/mask.htm.
September 9th -10th / Drive-In super Monster Rama / Vandergrift PA / Two nights of classic horror films on the big screen from the comfort of your car. Some of the movies being shown are Black Sabbath, The Last Man on Earth, Castle of Blood, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, Count Yorga Vampire, I Monster, along with old movie trailers, shorts and much more. $10 per person gets you a night of retro fun. For more information go to http://www.dvddrive-in.com/driveinsupermonsterrama11.htm
August 5th / Club Sin: Lust / Montreal Quebec / This is the Montreal Fetish weekend pre launch party. The theme is lust and sins. The evening will include the feathers and fantasy burlesque show, a performance from the singing swinging dollies and music from Miss Lydie and Kommandant. You will also have the chance to win gift certificates from CRUELLA and tickets to Fetish weekend taking place from August 30th to September 5th. For more information go to clubsin.ca.
August 12th – 14th / Flashback Weekend / Chicago Ill. / This is a horror movie convention that includes showings of movies by Chicago area horror filmmakers along with appearances by Robert Englund and Doug Bradley. There will also be a costume contest, a zombie pinup beauty pageant, a performance by the Flaming Dames which is a horror themed burlesque show and much much more. For more information go to flashbackweekend.com.
August 12 – 14th / Kreepfest / Harrisonville Mo. / This is a gathering of halloween enthusiasts and home and pro haunters. Some of the events will include a zombie prom, prop making and make up demonstrations and a hearse rally. For more information go to kreepfest.kk5.org.
August 5th / I love industrial 4/ Philadelphia PA / Industrial music fest at the Starlight Ballroom at 8pm. Some of the bands performing are FGFC820, Gravitator, Deathwatch Asia and many more. For more information go to www.iloveindustrial.com.
July 30th / Underground Nation Militant EBM Industrial Edition / Liege Belgium/Industrial, Goth and fetish show featuring Ethan Fawkes, Mono Electronic Density, IC 434 and much more. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/pages/Underground-Nation-Militant/198434086840393
March 25 – 27 / The Novia Albion Steampunk Exhibition / Santa Clara, CA / This convention will include a discussion on creating steampunk creations and costumes by Major Catastrophe and the crew of the Neverwashaul. There will also be steampunk exhibits, storytellers and a cabaret show featuring a performance by Veronique Chevalier. Veronique is the creator of Gothic Polka and is from a parallel universe where her parents are Elvira and Jim Morrison. For more information go to steampunkexhibition.com.
March 25-27th / HorrorHound Weekend / Indianapolis, IN / Included at the fest is a horror host tribute to Zacherley the Cool Ghoul, A Susperia reunion including Dario Argento, A Killer Klowns from Outer Space Reunion and a Halloween mask show. For more information go to horrorhoundweekend.com.
March 31 – April 8th / A Night of Horror / Sydney Australia / This is an independent horror film festival, some of the films that will be included are Suck followed by a vampire ball, The Haunting in Conneticut, Zombieland, Lesbian Vampire Killers and also a live performance from The Sugical Sideshow. For more information go to anightofhorror.com.
April 1st / Club Sin: Sinister / Montreal, QC / This is Club Sin’s annual grand sinners rendez-vous. With a performance by Jasmine Virginia and Paisley Phoenix and costumes by Creations Sis. For more information go to clubsin.ca.
Apr 28-May 1 / World Horror Convention / Austin, TX / The World Horror Convention is an annual gathering of professionals in the horror industry; publishers, authors, artists, musicians, filmmakers, dealers and, of course, horror fans. WHC serves as both an industry insider’s networking event and a chance for fans of the genre to get together, meet some of the creative talents in the field, and generally spend a weekend celebrating All Things Scary. For more information go to worldhorrorconvention.com.