July 12th-15th / Vampire Film Festival’s Midsummer Nightmare / New Orleans La /Festival includes an appearance by Steve Unger author of In The Footsteps Of Dracula on Friday July 13th. There will also be several presentations on vampires in movies, a film festival and several vampire authors will be there. For more information go to: http://nolamidsummernightmare.com/home.
July 31st / Darkwater @ Otto’s Shrunken Head / New York, NY / A night of 80’s, New Wave, Goth, Synthpop, and industrial music by DJ Spaz and DJ Cage 23. For more information go to: ottosshrunkenhead.com
August 4th / Malfaktor at the OC Fair / Costa Mesa, Ca. / The OC Fair presents Malfaktor. Malfaktor is an experimental industrial metal band and has been called one of best up and coming electo goth industrial artists by several metal magazines. For more information go to: ocfair.com.
August 17th -19th / Monster Mania / Cherry Hill, New Jersey / This convention includes a Hellraiser 25th anniversary reunion featuring Clive Barker and Doug Bradley. There will also be appearances by Nancy Allen, Carl Weathers and John Russo. For more information go to: monstermania.net
August 23rd – 26th / Rue Morgue Festival of Fear / Toronto, Canada / This event includes appearances by John Carpenter, Tony Todd, Chris Sarandon and Nelsan Ellis. There will also be a Frankenweenie art exhibit, a dealer’s room and a film festival. For more information go to: http://rue-morgue.com/festival-of-fear
August 24th – 26th / Crypticon / Kansas City, Mo. / Included will be a tattoo show, a film festival including showings of Pan’s Labyrinth and Pumpkinhead, a Night of the Creeps reunion, a costume contest and a live performance from Devil Sex. For more information go to crypticonkansascity.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.
August 5th / EKLECTIK / New York NY / Lady Nyx and Lady Zombie throw down the red carpet for the premiere of EKLECTIK which is a fusion of Rock and Roll, performance art and the underground cultures. Goth/fetish/Vamp attire is encouraged and there will be a costume contest with the winner getting a custom pair of fangs. For more information go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=103946999701174.
August 20th / Unnameable Blood Bath Film Festival /Dallas Texas / Featuring independent short and feature films based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft. This is taking place on Lovecraft’s birthday at the historic Texas theater in Dallas. For more information go to doabloodbath.com.
August 25-28th / Rue Morgue Festival of Fear / Toronto Canada / Special guests at this convention include John Waters, Robert Englund, Elvira, Doug Bradley and many more. Some of the activities include a masquerade ball, a costume show, Q and A’s, movie screenings and special effect and make up seminars. For more information go to http://rue-morgue.com/rmp_fof.php
August 25th-28th / Horrific Film Fest / San Antonio Texas / This is an independent horror film festival which will include such movies as An Evening With My Comatose Mother, Psycho Killer Blood Bath, Get Off My Porch and others. There will also be a zombie walk and a goth queen beauty contest. For more information go to http://www.horrificfilmfest.com/
August 25th – 28th / Crypticon / Overland Park Kansas / This is Kansas City’s premier horror convention including appearances from Bill Mosley, P.J. Soles and makeup artist Tom Sullivan. There will also be a costume contest, movie showings and concerts from Hate Incorporated and Wrecking Day. For more information go to http://crypticonkansascity.com/