Spooky Empire is a horror convention in Orlando, Florida on October 21-23, 2022. The ghastly event was held at the Orange County Convention Center. This bone-chilling convention included terrifying festivals, monstrous events, horrifying celebrity guests, and cosplayers that left us star-struck.
Spectacular Monstrous Events
The Zombie Walk:
Spooky Empire started the convention out strong by swarming the streets with a massive hoard of the living dead. The zombie walk took place starting at The Pub on International Drive and crawled its way to the convention center. All zombie participants received a free pint of Elysian Space Dust Beer.
The Witches Ball:
Additionally, ghouls, witches, and goblins alike had a chance to boogie and show off their best hex’s at the Witches Ball held throughout the weekend. Spooky Empire partnered with Tea and Tarot Emporium and StoryTailors to host the Witches Ball. Each day of the event hosted its own theme. Saturday was the “Witches Conclave Cabaret” and Sunday came to a close with “Saturday’s Song: A Witchy Musical Performance”. The ball included live music, drink specials, and exclusive vendors for attendees.
Sugar and Geek Candle Company
Sugar and Geek is a stunning Orlando based candle company that has been around since 2010. Melissa Astacio started this company with a love for sugar-cookie candles and an interest in candle-making. Since then the company has blossomed and Melissa has created delicious and insanely realistic looking candles. Melissa’s favorite creation is the cherry pie candle of the pie candle series.
Sugar and Geek’s next upcoming event is Atomic Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 26-27.
The Black Lab Soapery
The Black Lab Soapery, owned by Christina Ortiz, specializes in adorable bath and body products. Christina has been managing this small business for six years and is going strong. She was actually running a booth at Zombiefest in Cape Coral in addition to Spooky over the weekend! Each wonderful product made is both vegan and cruelty free.
Check out these amazing cosplayers that left guests bewildered!
Looking for More Horror?
A brand-new horror convention makes its way to St. Petersburg, Florida on May 13-14, 2023 at the Coliseum.
Sunshine City Scare is a first-year event is being run by the same organizers that put together St. Pete Comic Con and Anime St. Pete. It will combine horror of all genres including anime and video games. The website is set to launch later this week, but vendor applications are available now.