Fantasm Orlando 2021 is a haunt and horror convention on October 1-3 at the Rosen Shingle Creek. And the hours are Friday 9 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–2 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition, tickets for Friday $35, Saturday $40, Sunday $30, and a three-day pass is $55. (venue address, maps and directions are at the bottom of this event listing). Editor’s note- Check with con event website for guest cancellations.
Fantasm Orlando has so many guests we cannot list them all. So here’s the top 10 at the horror convention:
Joe Davison is best known to the fandom as Nerdy Tech in the second season of Stranger Things. In addition, he also wrote and directed numerous films including As Night Falls, Experiment 7, Frost Bite, and the award-winning 100 Tears.
James Jude Courtney is an actor and stunt performer most known to horror fans as Michael Myers from the 2018 reboot of Halloween. (we found an interesting article where he reveals his favorite kills from the movie!). In addition, he is known more broadly to the fandom for his portrayal of Der Kindestod in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode “Killed by Death“.
Nick Castle played Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic “Halloween” as well as numerous sequel and reboots. He also directed movies The Last Starfighter, Major Payne, and Amazing Stories.
Tom Atkins is another actor has played many notable and memorable characters from 1980s films like The Fog (1980), The Ninth Configuration (1980), Escape from New York (1981), Creepshow (1982), Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982), and Night of the Creeps (1986).
Tommy Lee Wallace is known for directing major horror films like Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Fright Night Part 2, and It. In addition, Wallace is a long-time collaborator of heralded horror director John Carpenter.
P.J. Soles is a horror actor from the 1970s who portrayed Norma Watson in Brian De Palma‘s Carrie (1976), Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter‘s Halloween (1978). She is also known for her role as Riff Randell in Allan Arkush‘s Rock ‘n’ Roll High School (1979).
Christopher Nelson is a make-up and special effects artist who has won an Academy Award and Emmy Awards during his three decades of work in film and TV.
A sampling of his horror work includes American Horror Story and The Walking Dead as well as Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. And some of his comic book films include Sin City, Kill Bill, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, and Avengers: Infinity War.
Fantasm’s Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival is looking for the best horror content it can find. If you’re up to the challenge, here is the submission form. Twice-daily screenings bring attention to new horror talent. (check Fantasm webpage for updated times and location of screenings).
Calling all creatures with a competitive spirit! Costumers take the stage to show their talent on Saturday. And on the runway, contestants face-off against each other for the Best in Show prize. The Creature Call Costume Contest is one of the most popular activities at the annual horror convention.
Florida Comic Cons has the Con Calendar, which is a curated calendar of comic, anime, horror and fan conventions in The Sunshine State. If you live in Florida, you’re likely closer to more cons than you realize. Our Con Map can help you show how close you are to annual events.
Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many cons in search of talented cosplayers (stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram for updates to see if we’re coming to a con near you). Here are some of our past magazines, which are always free.