You think you could get away so easily?
Halloween might be over by the time Phoenix FearCon comes around on November 1 and 2, but the scares and screams are far from over.
Get ready for the largest independent horror convention and film festival ever! Phoenix FearCon has been a Phoenix mainstay since 2006 and is once again bringing some frightening and paranormal entertainment to the Valley on the grounds of Phoenix’s famed Fear Farm haunted attraction.
Major highlights of the event include a licensed exorcist opening the event each day with a discussion on exorcism and possession. Then, learn all about paranormal investigations and how to perform one of your own with the C.O.P.S. (Crossing Over Paranormal Society) crew, based right here in the Valley.
Saturday’s events include a panel discussion about Horror of “Doctor Who,” Conversations and Cocktails with Ken Foree (best known for his character Peter in “Dawn of the Dead”), and a zombie fashion show. Plus, “Walking Dead” fans can geek out as a barrage of actors from the show make an appearance, including Theodus Crane (Big Tiny) and Kyla Kenedy (Mika Samuels). Get up close and personal (but not too close because, you know, zombies) at the meet-and-greet event.
Sunday’s events include participatory panels, including a discussion of TV’s “Supernatural” and how to survive the zombie apocalypse. Adding to the spooky scenery is Deb’s Dragons, which will test your willpower with a “Fear Factor”-style challenge, asking festival goers to eat fried mealworms, play with tarantulas and more.
Be sure to wear your best O’Hallows getup to take on the awards ceremony and costume contest to be crowned king creep!
If you want to skip the terror and just have a little more Halloween-themed fun, there will also be a horror film-themed photo booth, food trucks, zombie paintball, film screenings and vendors on both days of the event.
If you’re a horror film junkie, get on board. Film screenings include “Berkshire County,” “Blood Runs Black,” “Circus of the Dead” and more. These films cover every gruesome and terrifying plot from a home intruder to crazy clowns, so get ready for a horror film marathon—just a small portion of the truly terrifying events happening at Phoenix FearCon.
Fear Farm, 2209 N. 99th Avenue, Phoenix, 602.399.9500, phoenixfearcon.com, Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 12 p.m., $10-$110