May 3rd-7th / Hauntcon /Monroeville, Pennsylvania / Professional Haunter’s Convention includes haunting seminars, haunted house tours, makeup seminars, costume ball and hearse show. For more information go to: hauntcon.com
May 4th – 6th / Texas Frightmare Weekend / Dallas, Texas/This horror festival includes a film festival, dealers room and appearances by Piper Laurie, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Barbara Crompton, Tom Savini and many more. For more information go to: texasfrightmareweekend.com
Saturday May 12th / Bal Bizarre / Montreal, Canada / This event is brought to you by the Montreal Fetish weekend and celebrates fashion, passion, fantasy and
erotic subliminal desires. Tickets are $15 and includes live music and an
appearance by D.J. Faith. For more information go to: www.facebook.com/events/375091242515431
May 11th-13th / H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con / Portland, Oregon /
Some of the activities at the con include a reading by Jenna M. Pitman and
showings of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven along with The Whisperer in the Darkness
and The Haunted Palace. The event also includes panel discussions, vendors and
prizes for the best independent horror films. For more information go to: hplfilmfestival.com
Friday May 18th / Billings Zombie Prom and Walk / Billings, Montana / This undead
celebration includes a zombie walk around downtown Billings followed by a prom.
Make up artists will be on hand to turn people into zombies and there will be a
jello heart and brain eating contest along with a horror basket silent auction.
Special guests will include: Timothy Patrick Quill from Army of Darkness, Alex
Vincent from Child’s Play and Robert Jayne from Tremors. For more information go to: zombiesofmontana.com/events.html
October 29th / Zombie Pirate Night / Toronto Canada / Live in Agincourt, come dressed as a zombie pirate and you could win some money, The club will be decorated for Halloween and there will be live music. For more information go to: theagincourt.com
October 30th / Terra Mota Halloween Fest / Caracas / Live music from goth bands: Subliminal Code, Psyborg Corp, Symbiotic Faith, AngerIn, Noctanbulath and many more. For more information go to: www.reverbnation.com/subliminalcode
November 5th / The Steam Punk Party of Misfortune / Venus Texas / This is the first annual cut, run and thrust Steam punk costume party. Also included is a burlesque show, a freak show, live music and a firework display. For more information go to: cutthrustandrun.net.
November 19th / Spooky Overnight Ghost Hunt/ Castle Menzies Perthshire Scottland / Join Lanshire Hauntings and a team of 6 mediums as they spend the night in a haunted castle. You will get the chance to try the investigation equipment and chat with professional investigators. For more information go to: lanshirehauntings.co.uk.
November 26th – 27th/ Paper Asylum / Erie Pennsylvania / This is a collectors convention sponsored by Monsters Among Us who specializes in finding out of print horror magazines and comics. At the show you’ll be able to find horror related comics, books, movie posters and old magazines such as Famous Monsters, Rue Morgue, Fangoria, Eerie Magazine and many more. For more information go to paperasylum.com.
November 25th – 27th / Darkover Con / Timonium Maryland / While this is primarily a science fiction and fantasy convention, there is going to be some horror related programming including a panal discussion on vampires in literature and why we are so fascinated by them and there will also be a day dedicated to steam punk which includes a costume and art show. For more information go to: darkovercon.org
December 3rd – 4th / Twilight Convention / Dallas Texas / Actors appearing at this convention include: Chaske Spencer and Charlie Bewley. There will also be a Volturi Vampire Ball and a Twilight parody done by the Hillywood Show. For more information go to : http://www.twilightconvention.com/cal/twilight_dallas.htm