Abertoir Horror Festival
The National Horror Fest of Wales takes place November 10-14, 2010 at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The Damned will play, as will Zombina and the Skeletones.
Buffalo Screams Horror Festival takes place October 21-24, 2010 in Buffalo, NY.
November 5-7, 2010 in Minneapolis. A "Mad Monster Party." Guests include William B. Davis ("Cigarette Smoking Man" from X-Files), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator) and lots of props and special effects masters.
Chiller Theatre Expo
October 29-31, 2010 in Parsippany, New Jersey. It's a toy, model and film expo. It's not limited to the horror genre - there are also guests (including Larry Hagman, Bill daily and Barbara Eden) from "I Dream of Jeannie," "Star Trek: TNG" (LeVar Burton) and non-genre movies. Very cool guests from the genre include John Astin from The Addams Family, Linda Blair from The Exorcist, Kyron Schon from Night of the Living Dead, and Sara Karloff, daughter of Boris.
Dead by Dawn
A horror film festival held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Saturday, October 9, 2010.
The legendary ball, held October 30, 2010 this year in Philadelphia. Seraphim Shock will play.
Eerie Horror Film Festival
October 7-10 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Festival of the Dead
Throughout October 2010, Salem, Massachusetts will host many Halloween and witch-themed events. Their most famous event is the Official Salem Witches' Halloween Ball.
Freak Show Horror Film Festival
October 8-10, 2010 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Grimm Up North
A horror and fantasy film festival in Manchester, England, October 28-31 2010.
November 12-14, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Malcolm McDowell will be there to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of "A Clockwork Orange," and Jeffrey Combs will help celebrate the 25th anniversary of "Re-Animator." Damn, I feel old now. Also, Julian Sands (from "Warlock," "Gothic," and "Naked Lunch") will attend.
H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival and Cthulhu Con
This just took place October 1-3, 2010 in Portland, Oregon. Wish I could have made it! I hope to next year.
New York City Horror Film Festival
This is the ninth year of the NYC Horror Film Festival. It's held at various venues throughout New York City for the week of the festival, November 10-14, 2010.
Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival
October 21-24, 2010 in Providence, RI.
Rock and Shock 2010
A horror movie and rock music festival in Worcester, MA. October 15-17, 2010. Guests include director George Romero, actress Adrienne Barbeau ("The Fog"), Alex Winter ("Lost Boys") and Doug Bradley (Pinhead in "Hellraiser").
Sacramento Horror Film Fest
October 21-24, 2010 at the Historic Colonial Theatre in Sacramento, CA.
The Scarefest Horror and Paranormal Convention
November 5-7, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Spooky Empire's Ultimate Horror Weekend
October 8-10 in Orlando, Florida at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Same time as the Freak Show Horror Film Festival.
Starfury Presents The Vampire Ball
A three day convention celebrating vampires in the media. November 26-28, 2010 in London.
"The Weird Weird West." A steampunk convention right here in my hometown of Seattle, November 19-21, 2010. So big, it's at two hotels: the Marriott and Hilton at SeaTac.
Bram Stoker International Film Festival
October 14-17, 2010 in Whitby, UK.
A Steampunk convention in Madison, Wisconsin, November 5-7 2010.
Weekend of Horrors
A Creation Entertainment horror convention in Los Angeles. It takes place October 15-17, 2010 at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Bruce Campbell is the guest star, along with Clive Barker and "True Blood's" Kristin Bauer.
Whitby Gothic Weekend
October 28-31, 2010 in Whitby, UK.
Seattle's zombie festival, October 28-31 2010 at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.