Programming & Entertainment

Our schedule will be released closer to the event, but we’ll be detailing panels, workshops, entertainment and other programming here as it gets planned!

Workshops

We’re adding a room just for demonstrations, workshops, and hands-on activities!

Introduction to Prosthetics for Cosplay:

Hosted by Gaudy Guises FX. Class size is limited!
This is a full hands-on 2 hour class. We cover instruction on prosthetic methods that cosplayers can make from easily obtainable and inexpensive materials. This ‘kitchen table’ approach is extremely popular. Students are also each given a pre-made prosthetic appliance and guided through application and painting on themselves or a partner. Their resulting application can be taken with them or simply worn out onto the convention floor.
 
 

Intermediate Prosthetics for Cosplay:

Hosted by Gaudy Guises FX. Class size is limited!
A 2 hour hands-on class which can either build on the Intro course or be taken as a stand-alone course. In this class students go through the entire ‘Hollywood’ process on a small scale. Each will sculpt a prosthetic appliance, create a mold for it and then cast their creation in prosthetic silicone. The resulting piece and their mold are theirs to keep. They can easily use the knowledge to create as many duplicates from their mold as they please.

Film Festival

Judging is almost complete – winners will be announced soon.

Watch our winning indie horror movies in a few categories, including micro horror film festival winners!

Panel Topics

These are subject to change based on the schedule, and more will be added as we plan them!

Modern Folk Horror Themes with the Spooky Twins
LGBTQIA+ Themes in Horror
Killers Talk
Return to Crystal Lake
Never Sleep Again
Podcasting 101 with Arcane Carolinas
Humor in Horror with Rob Potchak
Horror Writing for Various Mediums with Rob Potchak

Killer Clues

Our con-wide scavenger hunt game!

Start playing anytime! Don’t forget to stop by the merch booth to get an evidence bag.

To play, just look for participating vendors and “interrogate” them – they’ll ask you to complete a simple task and give you a clue. Collect as many as you can, then redeem your clues for prize entries!

Prizes are drawn once Saturday, and once on Sunday. Play on Friday Night, too for even more entries!

Entertainment

Both on our main stage and around the convention.

Stand Up Comedy with Tom Arnold FRIDAY NIGHT
Heather Langenkamp Q & A
David Arquette Q & A
Bill Mosely Q & A

Saturday Night Sideshow

Official After Party
May 25th, 8 pm - 11 pm

Join in our Twisted Talent Show, play games, and dress to impress in “vicious vintage” to win prizes, plus roaming entertainers, appetizers & drinks.

Theme for the evening is Sideshow/Carnival or Vicious Vintage.
Costume winners will be chosen by our wandering judges throughout the evening.

All attendees must be 18 or over and all attendees will need to show ID on entry.
Held at our Partner Hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn - just downstairs from our room block!