Orlando hosts two major horror conventions in October

Orlando hosts 2 horror cons in October: Fantasm Orlando and Spooky Empire

Orlando hosts two major horror cons in October, reports Florida Comic Cons, a news media website that covers conventions and cosplayers in The Sunshine State. The Orlando horror cons are Fantasm Orlando 2021 on October 1-3, and Spooky Empire 2021 on October 22-24.

Orlando horror cons: First up is Fantasm Orlando 2021

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Fantasm Orlando 2021 is a haunt and horror convention at Rosen Shingle Creek on October 1-3. And hours for Friday are 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. (Editor’s note- Check with con event website for guest cancellations.)

Florida Comic Cons gives you 5 thrilling reasons to be there

In our event listing we give you “5 thrilling reasons to be at Fantasm Orlando 2021.” Here is a snapshot:

  1. Well-known horror guests are at Fantasm Orlando 2021
  2. Top make-up and FX artist Christopher Nelson is at Fantasm Orlando 2021
  3. Fantasm’s Shock Reel Cinema Film Festival showcases new horror talent
  4. The Creature Call Costume Contest is a must-see at Fantasm Orlando 2021
  5. The Faces of Fantasm: Prosthetic Makeup Challenge is a live, real-time, SFX competition

Orlando horror cons: Next up is Spooky Empire 2021

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Spooky Empire is a horror convention in Orlando, Florida held twice per year. And the second 2021 event is coming up October 22-24 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando. In addition, doors open Friday at 1 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m. Furthermore, tickets for Friday are $40, Saturday $50, Sunday $40, and a weekend pass is $80. (Editor’s note- check with Spooky Empire website for guest cancellations.)

In our event listing, we give you “9 frightening reasons to attend Spooky Empire 2021.” Here is an overview:

  1. Spooky Empire is one of the top horror conventions in the nation
  2. Freddy Krueger from “Nightmare on Elm Street” is there
  3. Pinhead from “Hellraiser” is there
  4. Ray from “I Know What You Did Last Summer” is there (and also Fred from “Scooby Doo”)
  5. Bishop from “Aliens” is there
  6. Makeup artist Tom Savini is there
  7. Michael Myers from “Halloween” is there (and so is Sabretooth from X-Men)
  8. Jason Voorhees from “Friday the 13th” will be there
  9. Spooky Empire Film Festival


Need help finding horror cons and comic conventions in Florida?

Florida Comic Cons provides the Con Calendar, a curated calendar of upcoming conventions. Each convention listing includes in-depth info about the event like guests, artists and cosplay contests. In addition, there are lots of helpful links for things like buying tickets, registering as a vendor and learning more about characters.

The Con Calendar by Florida Comic Cons


Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine published by Florida Comic Cons

Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine, published by Florida Comic Cons, attends many conventions in Florida in search of talented cosplayers. The magazine is published seasonally. In addition, Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine publishes special editions, photo galleries and blogs of conventions we attend. The magazine is free.

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Seasonal issues

Seasonal issues focus on cosplayers and the characters they have chosen to portray. Cosplayer photos and interviews as well as character images and backgrounds are loaded in the seasonal magazines.

A beautiful blond woman cosplays Amora the Enchantress from Marvel Comics

A cosplayer portrays Harley-Quinn from Batman

A cosplayer portrays the character Sylvanas Windrunner from World of Warcraft game

A cosplayer portrays Mukuro Ikusaba from Danganronpa! game

A cosplayer portrays Mercy Sugar Plum Fairy from Overwatch game

Convention issues

Convention special edition magazines, photo galleries and blogs showcase cosplayer photos and provide news reports about conventions we attend. There is a focus on cosplay contests.

Megacon Orlando 2021 character bomb Vision

Cosplayers at Metrocon 2021 pose for a photo

Cosplayers portray Batgirl and Nightwing

SW-FloridaCon Spring 2021 photo gallery

A beautiful woman cosplays Mage Espeon from Pokemon on the cover of Florida Cosplay Digital Magazine Special Edition: Collective Con 2021




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