2012 Convention Schedule Part 1

2012 Convention Schedule Part 1

Convention Season 2012 is upon us, and here is a quick guide to help you all plan your first half of 2012.  So start saving up your pennies and head out to see some of your favorite actors, authors, artists, or directors wherever they might be hanging out this year.    Of course you could always head out and support independent horror and hit up a film festival or two.  This list is in no way the be all end all, so anything else worth sharing by all means let me know.

Dead Winter (Feb 17-18)                      London, KY           Tony Todd, Alex Vincent, Ari Lehman

Days of the Dead (Mar 9-11)                Atlanta, GA            Roddy Piper, Sid Haig, Linnea Quigley

Monster Mania (Mar 9-11)                   Cherry Hill, NJ        Robert England, Blair Witch Reunion

Horror Realm  (Mar 10)                        Pittsburgh, PA        Lawrence C. Connolly, Mike Watt

Horrorhound (Mar 23-25)                    Columbus, OH        Pam Grier, Elvira, Stuart Gordon

Mad Monster Party (Mar 23-25)         Charlotte, NC          Rutger Hauer, Angus Scrimm

Indy Horror Fest (Mar 23-25)             Chicago, IL              Film Festival

World Horror Con (Mar 29-Apr 1)      Salt Lake City         Sherrilyn Kenyon, Mike Mignola

Cinema Wasteland (Mar 29-Apr 1)     Strongsville, OH     John Saxon, PJ Soles, Lloyd Kaufman

Full Moon Festival (Apr 6-8)              Nashville, TN          Tony Todd, Tom Atkins, Kane Hodder

Chicago Fear Fest (Apr 13-14)           Chicago, IL             Film Festival

Monsterpalooza (Apr 13-15)              Burbank, CA           Ve Neill, Jessica Harper, Tom Holland

Salt City Horror Fest (Apr 14)            Syracuse, NY          Horror films on 35mm film festival

Blood on the Beach (Apr 20-22)       Virginia Beach        Felissa Rose, Kane Hodder

Troma Dance (Apr 27-28)                   Asbury Park, NJ      Film Festival

Chiller Theatre (Apr 27-29)               Parsippany, NJ        Boondock Saints Reunions

Motor City Nightmares (Apr 27-29)  Detroit, MI               Doug Bradley, Dee Wallace

Texas Frightmare (May 4-6)              Dallas, TX               Ernest Borgnine, Tom Savini, Traci Lords

Billings Zombie Prom (May 18)        Billings, MT              Alex Vincent

Crypticon (May 25-27)                       Seattle, WA              TBA

May-hem  (May 25-27)                       Orlando, FL              Linda Hamilton

Contamination (June 15-17)             St. Louis, MO           The Munsters, Ron Jeremy

Monster Bash (June 22-24)              Butler, PA                 Classic Monster Movie Convention

Fright Night (June 29-July 1)            Louisville, KY            Bruce Campbell, James Marsters

So, who’s going where?  Who do you all want to see? Who has some great convention tales to share for any newcomers?  But above all have a great convention season!!


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Matt has been a fan of horror films since his first trip to the video store when he was transfixed by classic vhs cover art. Now he primarily enjoys films from the grindhouse era of the 70's and 80's, but holds a soft spot in in his heart for low budget flicks.

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