2023 Convention

MAY 26th - 28th, 2023


Celebrity Guests

Meet horror movie celebrity guests for autographs, meet and greets, Q&A's and more - including professional and special edition photo ops!

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Unique Shopping for Horror Fans

Shop one-of-a-kind horror art, sculptures, jewelry, clothing, oddities, and official collectables from makers, crafters, artists, and collectors.

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Horror Themed Special Events

In Raleigh's horror con, we offer unique programing, showings, and unique outings during our convention weekend - stay tuned for afterparties and more!

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Hell on Wheels Car Show

Our Horror Car Show featuring screen-used and replicas from your favorite horror movies & TV.

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Horror Gaming Area

We're celebrating all things horror, including VR, social and tabletop gaming, and an escape room in our gaming area!

Gaming Information

Connect with Fellow Horror Fans

Discuss horror movies, games, books, and more in our fan-led panel discussions, behind the scenes, and celebrity Q&A's.

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Spacious Venue

Located in the NC State Fairground's - or should we say, Fearground's - biggest venue, featuring 100,000 sq ft of accessible indoor con space and ample free parking.

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Saturday Night After Party

COCKTAILS & CADAVERS: A seperately ticketed event themed "Come as You Died", at one of Raleigh's coolest bar venues, with music, games, prizes, drinks, and appetizers.

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Great Location

A community-driven North Carolina horror convention offering plenty of hotels, amazing resturaunts, and attractions in the blossoming Southern metropolis of Raleigh, NC.

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Dana DeLorenzo

Ash vs Evil Dead, Evil Dead: The Game, The Late Late with Craig Ferguson, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King Tweety

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Dee Wallace

ET: the Extra-Terrestrial, Cujo, The Hills Have Eyes, The Howling, The Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Halloween, Just Add Magic

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2023 Celebrity Guests

David Naughton

An American Werewolf in London, Ice Cream Man, Hot Dog... the Movie, Detroit Rock City, Brutal Massacre: A Comedy, Twilight Zone, American Horror Story, Grey's Anatomy, Psych

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Seth Gilliam

Starship Troopers, The Walking Dead, Courage Under Fire, Teen Wolf, The Wire, Elementary, Criminal Minds, Oz

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Barbara Crampton

Re-Animator, Castle Freak, Jakob's Wife, From Beyond, Chopping Mall

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Heather Matarazzo

Scream, Scream 3, Hostel: Part 2, The Devil's Advocate, The Princess Diaries

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2023 Celebrity Guests

Ray Santiago

Ash vs. Evil Dead,  Bad Judge, Touch, Raising Hope, Dexter, Suburban Gothic, Sex Ed, In Time, American Son, Meet the Fockers, Girlfight


It's a Bloody Good Saturday Night with our Cadavers and Cocktails Party! Food, cash bar, awesome prizes, fun and games all evening long.

Costume contest: Come as you Died! Winners will be a combo of best dressed and death story. We'll also be playing Let's Make a Deal... with the Devil!


About The Venue

North Carolina's horror convention scene comes to Raleigh in a big way with Raleigh's own Fear Fest!

Located at the NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh, NC, the Jim Graham building is the largest of the fairground buildings, with over 100,000 square feet of convention space, a restaurant, panel rooms, and more. 


Convenient Location

Gate 9, located at 4285 Trinity Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607.


Free Parking

Ample parking is available at no charge


Wheelchair Accessible

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