Spooky Empire Goes Retro As It Brings Epic Guests To Its Mid-Season Convention

Spooky Empire, host of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, announces its return to The Wyndham Orlando Resort for their mid-season convention happening April 21-23, 2017.  The 3-day annual weekend will feature an array of activities including celebrity autographs with meet & greets, Q&A's led by special guests, and a tattoo festival with more than 25+ artists. 

Celebrity guests and highlights include Malcolm McDowell from the classic cult movie A CLOCKWORK ORANGE as well as TANK GIRL and STAR TREK: GENERATIONS.  He will be joining the cast of Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN with Tyler Mane, Scout Compton and Kristina Klebe. Also in attendance is Dee Snider, rock icon and lead singer for Twisted Sister who will participate in a Q&A hosted by MTV's Riki Rachtman.  Other expected guests include:

  • Joan Cusack from the Netflix series, "A Series of Unfortunate Events", "Shameless", and the voice of Jessie from Disney's TOY STORY movies
  • Ernie Hudson of the original 1984 GHOSTBUSTERS
  • Shannon Purser from the hit Netflix series "Stranger Things" and the CW's new series "Riverdale"
  • Ryan Lambert and Andre Gower from the classic movie MONSTER SQUAD

And many more to be announced leading up to the convention. 

The thrilling weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with a special Day of the Dead Processional starting at 12:00pm at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on International Drive.  Prior to the procession, walkers will have the opportunity to look like the iconic sugar skull painted on their faces by special effect make-up artists. 

Throughout the spooky weekend guests, all dressed in jaw-dropping costumes and cosplay, will enjoy vendors and haunting exhibitors that will offer the ultimate in merchandise including art, movies, toys, props, action figures, comic books, special effects, clothing, and jewelry.  The weekend will also include an array of after-hours events for paid attendees on Friday kicking off with a tribute to the late Rockstar, Prince, to commemorate the one year anniversary of his death and Saturday night guests will enjoy a "Rocktail" pool party. 

All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted.  Prices increase at the door.  In advance, three day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35.  VIP Packages are $199 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance.  Tickets for children under eleven years old are free. 

Rooms are available at The Wyndham Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $119 per night. Rooms can be reserved by calling 1-800-421-8001.  Mention 'Spooky Empire' for special rate. 

For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.com/purchase-tickets

For more information about Spooky Empire, visit www.spookyempire.com.  Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire). 

Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.