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
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
September 3rd / Latextacy: Ultra Glam Fetish Fantasy Ball/ Montreal Canada / As part of the Montreal Fetish Weekend, this is a group of fetish performers, models and designers presenting a wild night of interactive entertainment. Some of the performers include: Jean Bardot, The Rubber Sisters, Ophelia Overdose and Steffy the Rubber Doll. For more information go to: fetishweekend.com/latex.htm
September 7th / The Viscerex Compex Tour/ Chicago Ill. / The Viscerex Complex Tour kicks off in Chicago at the Abbey Pub. Bands on the bill for this tour include: Android Lust, Roughhausen and I Parasite. All of these bands are progressive experimenters with sound and will leave no audience unscathed. For more information go to: www.roughhausen.com
October 1st-2nd / Horror Weekend / Gatlinburg Tennessee / This is a first year horror con that includes vendors and celebrities including Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss and Tony Todd. There will also be a scream queen competition a costume contest, an independent filmmakers area and a midnight showing of Repo! The Genetic Opera hosted by Ogre. For more information go to: horrorweekend.com.
October 1st-2nd / Nashville Comic and horror fest / Nashville Tennessee / Events at this con include a zombie beauty contest, a zombie 5k race, a horror film festival and appearances by Eric Layton who created the Grim Ghost and Brian Pulido who created Lady Death and Evil Ernie. For more information go to: http://www.comiccitytn.com/
October 7th-9th / Spooky Empire’s Ultimate Horror Weekend and Freakshow / Orlando Florida / Includes vendors, a costume contest a Killer Klowns from Outer Space reunion , a zombie walk, a creepy car show, live bands and a freak show film festival and several panels on horror movie making and applying make up. For more information go to: www.spookyempire.com.
August 31st / Fetish At The Museum /Montreal Canada / This is an international fashion exhibition devoted to Jean Paul Gaultier. The exhibit is located at the Museum of Fine Arts and is part of the Montreal Fetish Weekend. “In public” fetish wear is suggested. For more information go to: www.mbam.qc.ca/en/expositions/exposition_153.html
September 3rd / Expo Kink / Montreal Canada / This is part of the Montreal Fetish Weekend and a free event. It includes workshops, art presentations, demos and vendors. Some of the workshops include mask making, fetish yoga and self bondage. For more information go to: fetishweekend.com.
September 16th – 18th / Horror Realm Festival / Pittsburgh Pa / This is a festival taking place in the self proclaimed zombie capitol of the world. It includes a dealer’s room and appearances by Ken Foree, Jack Ketchum, Eduardo Sanchez and many more. For more information go to horrorrealmcon.com.
September 16th -18th / Monster Mania con / Hunt Valley Maryland / This convention includes appearances from Tony Todd, John Carpenter, Jeffrey Combs and many more. There will also be a dealers room and a Walking Dead Reunion. For more information go to monstermania.net.
September 22-25th / Killer Con / Las Vegas Nevada / This event was mentioned on the Horror Addicts Facebook page by Laura Hickman. This four day convention started by Wrath James White includes appearances by John Mayberry, Ray Garton, Edward Lee, Monica Kuebler who is the managing editor at Rue Morgue magazine. and several others. There will also be a Forensics seminar, a blood spatter demonstration, an erotic horror story contest, a gross out contest, several writing panels and a strip crawl. For more information go to killercon.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