July 13th – July 15th / G-fest / Rosemont, Il. /The largest annual gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. This event includes The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, Gorgo, Gammera The Invincible and several Godzilla movies. There will also be appearances by Akira Takarada and Bin Furuya. For more information go to: http://www.g-fan.com/html/gfest_xix/gfest_xix.php
July 14th-15th / Con 9 From Outer Space / Melbourne, Australia / Movies being shown at this convention include The Monster of Phantom Lake and Attack of the Moon Zombies along with several Science fiction and Horror movies from the 50’s and 60’s. For more information go to: www.con9fromouterspace.com
July 26th – 28th / Eastern State 2012 Scared Straight /Philadelphia, PA. / This is a ghost hunting event where participants will be allowed to go on a ghost hunt with professional ghost hunters. There will also be ghost hunting workshops and lectures by several paranormal researchers such as Jeff Belanger, Dave Schrader, George Noory and many others. For more information go to: http://www.darknessradio.com/TRIPS/easternstate2012/index.html
August 8th-12th / Flashback Weekend / Chicago, Il. / Chicago’s longest running horror convention includes appearances by John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree, Kane Hodder and Tony Todd. There will also be a zombie pinup beauty pageant, a costume contest, a dealers room and a special 30th anniversary showing of The Thing. For more information go to www.flashbackweekend.com.
August 10th and 11th / Michigan ParaCon / Sault Ste. Marie, Mi. / Upper Michigan’s 3rd annual paranormal convention includes lectures from Ursula Bielski author of Haunted Chicago 1, 2, and 3 , John and Chris Zaffis from the Syfy show The Haunted Collector and Kris Williams and Amy Bruni from Syfy channel’s Ghost Hunters. There will also be several ghost tours and other presentations from people in the paranormal community. For more information go to: miparacon.com