Crypticon horror convention takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota the weekend of September 27-29, 2013. "The Nightmare Before Halloween."
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.
Eerie Horror Film Festival
Erie, Pennsylvania's horror movie festival takes place October 18, 20, 2013. This year marks their tenth anniversary!
Horror Realm takes place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 20-22, 2013.
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.
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.
Parafest takes place September 6-8, 2013 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. It's a paranormal, horror, cryptozoology and UFO convention.
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.
Scare-a-Con is a horror and sci-fi convention, taking place September 12-15 in Syracuse, New York.
ScareFest is a horror and paranormal convention held in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend of September 13-15, 2013.
Los Angeles' Screamfest horror convention happens during the week of October 8-17.
September 20-22, 2013 in Charleston, West Virginia.
During the weekend of October 3-6, Los Angeles will host a horror and sci-fi screenplay convention. This year is their 13th anniversary.
South Texas Horror Con
This horror convention takes place October 25-27, 2013 in McAllen, Texas.
Telluride Horror Show
A three-day horror film festival in Telluride, Colorado, October 11-13, 2013.
September 5-7, 2013 in New York City. This is a goth/industrial music festival, sponsored by VampireFreaks.com. Bands will include The Cruxshadows, Assemblage 23, London After Midnight (!), The Birthday Massacre, and Combichrist.
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.
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.
--Copyright 2013 Carrie Carolin