Horrific experiences coming to St. Pete with Sunshine City Scare 2024

There will be horrific experiences at the Coliseum in St. Petersburg on May 11-12 as Sunshine City Scare invites horror enthusiasts to an immersive journey, featuring three major celebrations: Five Nights at Freddy’s, Resident Evil, and The Walking Dead. With appearances by three renowned horror video game voice actors, attendees can expect an unforgettable experience.

And beyond the big-name guests, dive into the thrill with 8 free gaming experiences, engage in seven riveting contests, participate in 13 immersive cosplay workshops, attend 20 insightful panels, and join 13 engaging photo meetups. Plus, explore the dedicated movie room and TikTok Lounge for additional excitement.



Sunshine City Scare’s FNAF celebration promises an exhilarating experience with voice actors bringing six iconic characters to life, complemented by exclusive Pop figures available for purchase and autographs. Enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the FNAF universe with complimentary gaming, including FNAF Help Wanted VR and the complete Core Collection 1, 2, 3. Don’t overlook the opportunity to witness remarkable FNAF cosplay, adding an extra dimension of excitement to this thrilling celebration. Plus, don’t forget to join the FNAF photo meetup each day for unforgettable memories. Get tickets.

Resident Evil

Embark on an adrenaline-fueled journey into survival horror at Sunshine City Scare’s Resident Evil celebration. Immerse yourself in the immersive experience, featuring a talented voice actor bringing major characters to life, and indulge in complimentary gaming with Resident Evil video games. Be sure to seize the opportunity to capture unforgettable moments with fellow fans at the Resident Evil photo meetup.

The Walking Dead

Experience the post-apocalyptic realm come to life at Sunshine City Scare’s The Walking Dead celebration, where a prominent voice actor breathes life into Javier from The Walking Dead game series. Immerse yourself further in the gripping narrative with complimentary gaming sessions, showcasing the acclaimed video game “The Walking Dead Telltale,” offering a chance to delve into the emotional and suspenseful storylines of this iconic series.


8 Free Video Games

Explore the chilling world of horror with Sunshine City Scare’s complimentary video gaming extravaganza, boasting an enticing selection of 8 immersive games. From the adrenaline-pumping suspense of Five Nights at Freddy’s to the intense survival horror of Resident Evil and The Walking Dead, attendees can immerse themselves in a diverse range of spine-tingling experiences.

Video Game Tournament

Gear up for an epic showdown at Sunshine City Scare’s Mortal Kombat 1 video game tournament. Test your skills against fellow competitors, vying for victory and exciting prizes. Get ready for a gaming battle filled with intense competition and thrilling rewards!


Chris McCullough

Chris McCullough, a seasoned voice actor, has made his mark by breathing life into a multitude of characters with his vocal prowess. Yet, it’s in the realm of the immensely popular Five Nights at Freddy’s horror game where his talents truly stand out. McCullough’s distinct voice brings to life iconic FNAF characters like Foxy the Pirate, Fredbear, and Pigpatch, offering fans a memorable and chilling experience within the horror franchise.

Joe Gaudet

Within the vast expanse of the Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) universe, seasoned voice actor Joe Gaudet has left an enduring impression by giving life to animatronic characters. Recognized for his skill in injecting depth, suspense, and entertainment into the FNAF narrative, Gaudet is a pivotal figure in the franchise’s audio realm. His portrayal of FNAF characters such as the enigmatic Rockstar Foxy, the whimsical Mr. Hippo, and the captivating Funtime Foxy adds a layer of charm and intrigue to the beloved horror series.

Jeff Schine

With a passion for horror, accomplished voice actor Jeff Schine has cemented his place in the genre with compelling performances in iconic titles. From embodying the resilient Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Village to portraying the charismatic Carlos in Resident Evil 3, and the multifaceted character Javier in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, Schine’s vocal talent adds depth and authenticity to the chilling narratives of these acclaimed games.

lots to do!

FYI- there is so much to do, we had to list our activities in alpha-order. Whether you’re participating or part of the audience, you won’t get bored!

Battle of the Dance

Enter the eerie domain of “Battle of the Dance” at Sunshine City Scare, where you’re invited to unleash a performance oozing with spooky allure. This spectral competition is perfect for those drawn to dancing to mysterious tunes without lip-syncing lyrics. Whether you’re an eerie enthusiast, a K-pop aficionado, or a lover of dance macabre, this is your chance to showcase your supernatural moves on our spectral stage.

Cosplay Workshops

Embark on a transformative journey at Sunshine City Scare with our innovative addition to the panel lineup – the “Cosplay Workshops.” These 1-2 hour sessions, curated by seasoned cosplay experts, offer a hands-on and immersive experience, providing attendees with invaluable insights and skills straight from the pros. It’s not merely a panel; it’s a unique opportunity to meet, connect, and learn from some of the most influential figures in the cosplay community. 

Sunshine City Scare is currently looking for cosplay workshop panel instructors. Schedule of workshops with pre-registration will be released in March.


Immerse yourself in a horror movie marathon at Sunshine City Scare’s exclusive screening room, where spine-tingling films will captivate audiences non-stop over both days. Movie enthusiasts can savor the immersive ambiance while enjoying a thoughtfully curated selection of chilling movies, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all attendees.


Calling all horror aficionados!  Have a burning passion for all things spooky?  Apply now to lead a fan-led panel at Sunshine City Scare!  Share your insights, theories, and love for horror with fellow enthusiasts. Connect with like-minded fans and celebrate the collective spirit of our community! Apply today and be part of the spine-chilling experience at Sunshine City Scare!

Photo Meetups

Get ready to immortalize spine-chilling moments at Sunshine City Scare’s Photo Meetups! These gatherings provide cosplayers from the same show/games with a fantastic opportunity to assemble at a scheduled time for a group photo, immortalizing their eerie ensembles in a hauntingly beautiful snapshot.

Stay tuned for the Photo Meetup schedule, coming soon!

Free Pro Photo

Capture your unforgettable cosplay moments at Sunshine City Scare with a complimentary professional photo, courtesy of Tampa-based Operation Shutter! Renowned throughout Florida for their exceptional photo and video talents in the cosplay community, Operation Shutter’s pro photography team will be on-site to capture your hauntingly spectacular cosplays. Attendees can take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to receive a free, high-quality snapshot, ensuring that the memories of their meticulously crafted costumes are beautifully immortalized. Additionally, if you’re interested in booking a paid session at the con, please contact them at [email protected].

Runway Cosplay Contest

Show off your character’s charisma on the main stage at the Runway Cosplay Contest during Sunshine City Scare! This non-crafts-based contest, open to all ages, invites participants to showcase their character-accurate portrayals. It’s more than just the costume; judges are seeking vibrant personalities and character accuracy in each participant’s strut. No pre-registration required; please register on Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm. with contest beginning at 3pm.


Don’t miss the excitement of our hourly raffle at Sunshine City Scare, happening both days throughout the event! With incredible prizes up for grabs, the raffle adds an extra layer of thrill to your convention experience. Best of all, entry is entirely free, giving everyone a chance to win and adding a touch of suspense to each hour of the festivities.

You receive your free raffle ticket upon entry to the event.

TikTok Lounge

Step up your TikTok game at Sunshine City Scare’s exclusive TikTok Lounge! Immerse yourself in a creative space equipped with vibrant lights, captivating backdrops, and all the essentials to create exceptional TikToks in your cosplay. Whether you’re a seasoned content creator or just starting your TikTok journey, our lounge offers the perfect setting to showcase your horror-inspired cosplays and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to unleash your creativity!

TikTok Short-Film Festival

Experience a vibrant film festival of horror TikToks at Sunshine City Scare! Dive into the world of short-form horror videos at our TikTok Short-Film Festival, featuring fan edits, sketch comedy, and cosplay. This unique event celebrates storytelling in chilling, bite-sized snippets. Join us and embrace the challenge of crafting spine-tingling tales in a compact format. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this cinematic celebration. Apply now!

tickets & vendor booths

Tickets are affordable

Saturday is $25, Sunday $20, weekend pass $40 (kids 9 and under are free). Get tickets now!

Artist Alley sold-out, Retailer booths selling fast!

If you would like to purchase a Retailer booth, click here (selling out fast, apply soon if interested). To be placed on the waiting list for Artist Alley, click here.

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