October 27th / Nightmare On Chicago Street / Elgin, Illinois /Chicago Street will be decorated to look like a zombie war zone. Events include a zombie prom, a zombie walk, storytelling, side show performances, haunted houses and live music from Hairbangers Ball and V is for Villans. For more information go to www.Nightmareonchicagostreet.com
November 2nd -3rd / Drunken Zombie Film Festival / Peoria, Illinois /This independent horror film festival includes the movies: Doll Parts, Apocalypse Salad, Get Off My Porch, The Puppet Monster Massacre, House Of Ghosts and Masks. for More information go to: http://drunkenzombiefilmfestival.com/
November 10th / Steampunk November / Venus, Texas / Come and experience the steampunk party of the year. There will be live performances from Cut Thrust and Run, a wine tasting, belly dancing, a burlesque show and side shows. There will also be a vendor’s area and live music. For more information go to: http://www.cutthrustandrun.net/index.html
November 9th – 11th / Blood On The Beach 2 / Virginia Beach, Virginia / This convention includes a zombie walk, a zombie prom and appearances by Anthony Michael Hall, Jamie Kennedy, Sid Haig and several cast members from The Walking Dead. There will also be live music and a tattoo show. for more information go to: http://www.botbcon.com/
November 16th – 18th / Days Of The Dead / Chicago, Illinois / Events include a Fright Night Reunion, a They Live reunion a Rock And Roll High School reunion and appearances by Heather Langenkamp, Linnea Quigley, Lita Ford, Peter Criss and Derek Mears. There will also be a comedy show featuring Roddy Piper and Mick Foley. For more information go to:http://www.daysofthedead.net/chicago/
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
July 1-3rd / Days of the Dead / Indianapolis Indiana / This event includes movie showings, a costume contest, a dealer’s room and appearances by Heather Langenkamp, Reggie Bannister, Mark Price, Roddy Piper and many more. Also military personnel and children under 10 get in free. For more information go to daysofthedead.net.
July 1-2nd / Labyrinth Masquerade Ball / Los Angeles California / This is a huge costume party at the park plaza. The theme is the Labyrinth of Jareth and will be in the Venetian tradition and include Celtic faeries, goblins and several other kinds of costumes. For more information go to www.labyrinthmasquerade.com
July 8-10th / Blobfest / Phoenixville Pennsylvania / Blobfest is a movie festival centered around the 1958 movie the Blob. It also includes a Blob street fest along with a costume contest, classic car show and music from Hot Rod Scott, Professor Ouch and The Buzzards. There will also be other films shown including It Conquered the World and Invaders From Mars. For more information go to www.thecolonialtheatre.com.
June 25th / Haunted Halos at Maplehurst Inn / Antrim, New Hampshire / This is a full scale paranormal investigation of a haunted hotel with the Haunted Halos paranormal investigation theme. Proceeds from the event will go to the Manchester Animal Shelter. For more information go to hauntedhalos.org.
June 10th / Quarantine / The Agincourt Camberley / A night of Indie Rock, Funk, Metal, Post Hardcore and industrial music by DJ Bender, Jrdn Hannah and guest DJ’s. For more information go to quarantineclub.co.uk.