Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
For most people, this time of year is about spring and rebirth and renewal. But for those crazy haunt fans like myself, it's already time to start thinking at least a little bit about the 2018 Halloween season. Why? Well, last Friday, tickets to Midsummer Scream--Southern California's largest and grandest Halloween convention--went on sale to the public!
Midsummer Scream has been a huge hit in its first two years, and year three promises to be even bigger! For the first time, the Hall of Shadows and the Decayed Brigade Sliders will be housed in their own separate hall rather than share space and a divider blackout curtain with the exhibitors. This will provide a lot more space for the mini-haunts and the Decayed Brigade show, which has crowded up space in the past.
The usual haunted attraction suspects will be back at Midsummer Scream, giving their own behind-the-scenes presentations and offering glimpses into what's new for this upcoming season. And plus, there's all the wonderful sights and costumes and fandom that comes with a con like this.
Get your tickets today!
From the press release:
MIDSUMMER SCREAM 2018 – TICKETS NOW ON SALE
The World’s Largest Halloween and Horror Fan Convention Returns to Long Beach July 28-29 for a Weekend of Artisans, Live Entertainment Panel Presentations and More
LONG BEACH, CA – Midsummer Scream, the largest Halloween and horror fan convention in the world, returns to Southern California July 28-29 for an unforgettable weekend of thrills, chills, and frightful fun all under one roof at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.
Tickets for Midsummer Scream 2018 are now on sale at MidsummerScream.org including single-day General Admission passes to the brand-new, limited-edition Gold Bat Weekend Pass, which enables guests to access the show floor and other aspects of Midsummer Scream an hour early each day before the convention opens to the general public; front of line priority access to panel presentations and attractions throughout the venue; a collectible lanyard and credential; and a Gold Bat enamel pin.
Marking its third year, Midsummer Scream is expected to draw nearly 25,000 fans of all things Halloween and horror to Long Beach, where they will find a huge show floor featuring more than 200 unique vendors, a children’s activity area, a wide variety of live entertainment performances, celebrity appearances, a black cat adoption lounge, educational classes and programs, thousands of cosplayers in amazing costumes; world-class panels and presentations; and more than a dozen haunted attractions and elaborate displays for guests to experience.
Midsummer Scream is thrilled to announce the return of industry giants Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest, and Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. These cornerstone presentations will take place throughout the weekend on the main stage, attended by thousands of hard core fans ready for the latest and greatest season announcements from these juggernauts of Halloween!
The vendor floor and Hall of Shadows will now each have their own individual halls at the Long Beach Convention Center. Featuring more than a dozen walk-through haunts and attractions, as well as creepy displays, roaming monsters, billowing fog, dark vendors, and a large performance stage, Hall of Shadows is once again the home of the Decayed Brigade sliders team, which will perform several shows daily throughout the weekend.
Tickets are now on sale at MidsummerScream.org! More news and information regarding Midsummer Scream 2018 will be announced in the weeks and months ahead!
About Midsmmer Scream
Midsummer Scream is presented by Black Cat Orange (formerly CreepyLA Productions), Gary Baker, and Theme Park Adventure. Its goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spookery! Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.
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