Catch the Wave

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s time to get spooky in Florida! Spooky Empire is taking place on October 26-28, 2018 at the Caribe Royale Orlando on 8101 World Center Drive in Orlando, Florida. 

Media guests attending the show include Sid Haig and Bill Mosley (House of 1,000 Corpses), David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, Nicholas Lea, Annabeth Gish, Mitch Pileggi and Robert Patrick (X-Files), Peter Criss (KISS), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark), Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Ricou Browning (Creature from the Black Lagoon), Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Jen and Sylvia Soska (American Mary), Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Joey Image (The Misfits), Robert Mukes (Justified), Christine Elise (Child’s Play 2), Felissa Rose, Katherine Kamhi, and Karen Fields (Sleepaway Camp), Jennifer Jostyn (American Horror Story), Walter Phelan (Wishmaster), Alex Vincent (Child’s Play), and Greg Cipes (Teen Titans Go!). 

Spotlight creator guests include Joel Potrykus (The Alchemist), John G. Hartness (The Black Knight Chronicles), Amanda Byrd (Trapped), Amanda Fasciano (Waking up Dead), Arylias Nova (Asmodeus), Chris Berman (The Hive), Chris Kullstroem (Drawn to the Dark), Cynthia Lott (The Feathers), Dean Ray (Porcelain), Ed Masessa (The Wandmakers Guidebook), Elizabeth Abbott (Tales of Terror from Tampa Bay), Eric O’Dierno (Einstein, Quantum Theory and the Pursuit of the Paranormal), Erich Gamache (Monsters are Waiting), Gary D. Rhodes (Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dracula), Indy McDaniel (Black Melt), James Bickert (Amazon Hot Box), Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine), Laura Perez (Devil’s Cult), Mark Muncy (Eerie Florida), Marni Joelen (Dead Men Tell Tales), Max Booth III (Lost Films), Owl Goingback (Tribal Screams), and Richard Farsi (End Survival). 

Spooky Empire will feature a large exhibitor room full of art, films, clothing, photos, special FX, props, action figures, and more. There will also be a variety of Q&A panels, and autograph session hosted across the three days. Attendees are invited to showcase their cosplay talents and win cash prizes in the cosplay contest. Along with after hours events and parties, a film festival and kids zone, Spooky Empire will also feature a tattoo festival within the show itself. 

The con is running Friday 1 PM to 11 PM, Saturday 11 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM. One-day passes are $30 for Friday, $35 for Saturday, and $30 for Sunday. A full weekend pass is available for $60, while kids 10 and under are admitted for free. VIP passes are also currently available. 

For more information on the upcoming convention, or to purchase tickets, visit spookyempire.com