Fangoria Weekend of Horrors

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors

Weekend of Horrors is a quarter-annual (with occasionally more) traveling convention which focuses on horror films. It is produced and operated by Creation Entertainment while its name and likeness are owned by Fangoria Magazine.

The convention also deal in areas of the horror genre outside filmmaking, as well as exploitation, science fiction, and fantasy entertainment.

Fangoria editor Tony Timpone acts as the emcee for the panel presentations at every Weekend of Horrors, with occasional assistance from Creation's Adam Malin. Fangoria's Managing Editor, Michael Gingold, appears annually at the Secaucus, New Jersey convention.

Convention Layout

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors conventions are typically composed of three areas:

  • The Dealers' Area, which is made up primarily of vendors selling horror-themed merchandise and booths advertising films,
  • The Auditorium, where panels and speeches are given for the duration of the convention,
  • And The Screening Room, where new independent and mainstream horror films are screened via digital projection.

Some conventions also have Film Fests (occurring at neighboring theaters) and a Cocktail, or more recently, Dessert Party, where guests can casually mingle with horror personalities after-hours.

Locations and Date Expansion

Weekend of Horrors occurs annually in Rosemont, Illinois (Winter), Burbank, California (Spring), and New York City, New York (formerly Secaucus, New Jersey) (Summer). An additional destination is chosen based on the year. There are traditionally four Weekend of Horrors conventions held annually in the United States, but in 2009, Fangoria is planning only the aforementioned three.

Starting with the 2006 Weekend of Horrors in Secaucus, New Jersey, the convention has expanded from a two-day (Saturday and Sunday) event, to a three-day (including Friday). This expanded schedule, common for most current conventions, was continued for all future Weekend of Horrors.

Notable Guests

Notable guests at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors conventions have included:

Other Weekend of Horrors

Weekend of Horrors is the name of an independent horror film convention which takes place annually in Bottrop, Germany. It is not sponsored by or produced in association with Fangoria or Creation Entertainment.

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