August 4, 2013

Upcoming Gothic and Horror Conventions for Summer and Fall 2013

Crypticon Minneapolis

Crypticon horror convention takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota the weekend of September 27-29, 2013. "The Nightmare Before Halloween."

Crypticon Minnesota, on Facebook

Crypticon Minnesota, on Twitter

Days of the Dead

This horror festival takes place in multiple cities throughout the year. This time it will be in Chicago, November 15-17, 2013.

Days of the Dead: Chicago

Days of the Dead on Facebook

Days of the Dead on Twitter

Eerie Horror Film Festival

Erie, Pennsylvania's horror movie festival takes place October 18, 20, 2013. This year marks their tenth anniversary!

Eerie Horror Film Festival, on Facebook

Horror Realm

Horror Realm takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 20-22, 2013.

Horror Realm Convention on Facebook


KillerCon is Las Vegas' horror convention, taking place September 19-22, 2013.

M'era Luna Festival

Massive music festival. Headliners include Blutengel, Front 242, Frontline Assembly, Apoptygma Berzerk, Haujobb, Kirlian Camera, and so many other important and influential dark bands. It takes place August 10-11, 2013 in Hildesheim, Germany.

M'era Luna Festival on Facebook


Monster Mania takes place twice - first in August (the 16th through 18th) in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Then it will happen again, in Hunt Valley, MD, September 27-29.

Monster Mania on Facebook

Parafest 2013

Parafest takes place September 6-8, 2013 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It's a paranormal, horror, cryptozoology and UFO convention.

Parafest 2013 on Facebook

Rock and Shock

This horror festival happens October 18-20 in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Rue Morgue Festival of Fear

This extremely important, influential convention occurs in Toronto, Canada, August 22-25, 2013. It's the Canadian national horror convention.

Rue Morgue Festival of Fear, on Facebook


Scare-a-Con is a horror and sci-fi convention, taking place September 12-15 in Syracuse, New York.

Scare-a-Con on Facebook

Scare-a-Con 2013 on Facebook


ScareFest is a horror and paranormal convention held in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend of September 13-15, 2013.

The ScareFest, on Facebook


Los Angeles' Screamfest horror convention happens during the week of October 8-17.

Screamfest on Facebook


September 20-22, 2013 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Shockacon WV on Facebook


During the weekend of October 3-6, Los Angeles will host a horror and sci-fi screenplay convention. This year is their 13th anniversary.

Shriekfest on Facebook

South Texas Horror Con

This horror convention takes place October 25-27, 2013 in McAllen, Texas.

South Texas Horror Con on Facebook

Telluride Horror Show

A three-day horror film festival in Telluride, Colorado, October 11-13, 2013.

Telluride Horror Show on Facebook

Triton Festival

September 5-7, 2013 in New York City. This is a goth/industrial music festival, sponsored by Bands will include The Cruxshadows, Assemblage 23, London After Midnight (!), The Birthday Massacre, and Combichrist.

Triton Festival on Facebook

Twisted Fears Horror Weekend

Twisted Fears will be held in Atlanta during the weekend of September 27-29. It's a convention for horror fans.

Twisted Fears Horror Weekend, on Facebook

Twisted Fears Horror Weekend, on Twitter

Whitby Goth Weekend

This year's legendary gothic festival will take place November 1-3, 2013 in Whitby, England. How I wish I could go! Bella Morte and Diary of Dreams are headlining.

Whitby Goth Weekend on Facebook

Whitby Goth Weekend Events Group on Facebook

Whitby Goth Weekend on Twitter

--Copyright 2013 Carrie Carolin

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