Spooky Empire Taking Over Orlando

Horror, celebrities and tattoos…oh my! Your wildest nightmares will come true this weekend at one of the largest thriller conventions the country has to offer.

Spooky Empire, known as the dark side of comic con, is coming to the Orange County Convention Center from Oct. 7-9, and it is certainly bringing the spook.

The convention caters to a wide audience by offering a variety of spectacles such as its well-known zombie walk, tattoo and horror film festivals, as well as cosplay galore.

The empire is also boasting several celebrity guests including the actors who portrayed classic characters such as Jason from “Friday the 13th,” Michael Myers from “Halloween,” Leatherface from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street.”

Celebrities from the recently popular Netflix series “Stranger Things” will also be in appearance. The actors who portray the characters Eleven, Lucas, Dustin, Will and Mike will appear as a group at what will be their first-ever comic con panel.

Founded in 2003, the Spooky Empire convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions in the nation that features one of the largest zombie walks in the country.

The zombie walk will be taking place on Oct. 7 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and guests will be able to invade the streets of Orlando. This year’s theme is “My Big Fat Greek Zombie Wedding” as two Spooky Empire attendees will be getting married at the walk.

After the weekend kickoff of the walk, guests will also have the opportunity to be tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, check out new and emerging films, as well as classic horror and thriller favorites, buy collectibles from hundreds of vendors and meet their favorite movie and television stars.

Event details:

When: Oct. 7-9, 2016
Where: Orange County Convention Center
Time: Varies
Price: $65 in advance and $75 at the door for three-day admission, $35 in advance and $40 at the door for one-day admission on Friday and Sunday, and $40 in advance and $45 at the door for one-day admission on Saturday. VIP passes are also available.


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Written by Alexis Vilaboy

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