When: Fri., Jan. 22, 3-9 p.m., Sat., Jan. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 2016
Filmmaker George A. Romero (Night of the Living Dead) once said horror movies are a “genre that never dies.” If that’s really the case, this inaugural horror-themed convention might be at the start of a bright and bloody future. “San Antonio has a big horror community,” said Apple de la Fuente, co-founder of the expo. “You can’t neglect the horror fans.” Instead, de la Fuente and his team have filled the event roster with some well-known celebrities, including Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Tobin Bell (Saw), Cassandra Peterson (Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s American Horror Story). For three days, horror hounds will be treated to panel discussions, autograph sessions, photo opportunities and more than 100 retail booths manned by vendors hawking everything from toys and collectibles to comic books and art. Word of caution: Stay away from Jason Voorhees (Ken Kirzinger) and his machete and Ian Ziering and his shark-filleting chainsaw. Damn you, Open Carry Texas!
Price: $15-45 (one-day pass); $75 (three-day pass); $200 (express pass)