Good news to all horror fans who really miss the convention racetrack. We lost Monsterpalooza and Midsummer Scream this year, not to mention Comic-Con, which is often heavily targeted at the splatter crowd. But we just found out from Fantasia’s program director, Tony Timpone, that the legendary and long-dormant Fangoria Weekend of Horrors Convention is getting going again.
The sad news is that Fangoria’s revival of the Horror Weekend had its official start in Chicago in October, but has been postponed since then. The good news is that they have already confirmed a new date for 2021 and the convention has officially closed. Tony Timpone organizes Monsterpalooza panels and shows Dread Central. And he’s back on the Fangoria imprint. The magazine rose again in February 2018. The first new edition appears at the kiosk and arrives in the mail in October 2018, which was an icon Halloween Slasher Michael Myers graced the cover.
The news of Fangoria’s relaunch of the Weekend of Horrors was first mentioned in the latest issue of Fangoria, which appeared on April 27 last week. The edition features Saint Maude as the cover story, and you can read the official announcement tweet for the film, courtesy of Tony Timpone.
Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors started in 1985. The travel convention focuses mainly on horror films and TV shows. But they also show other like-minded genres like suspense and sci-fi. The convention is now solely owned and operated by Fangoria. In recent years, Congress has received some attention when an old VHS tape from the 1986 Congress went viral. The footage is easy to find on Youtube and gives horror junkies a taste of what it was like to be alive in one of the genre’s greatest epochs.
Timpone also mentioned that he is creating a coffee table book celebrating the golden years of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors. He is currently searching through thousands of photos that he will include in the book, asking horror fans for anecdotes and photos of previous conventions that can be emailed to Tony at fangoria dot com. Subject: Fango cons.
When we’re finally 2021 there will be a lot of new films that can be promoted. Because almost everything that should be released this year has been postponed or postponed. So far, some of autumn’s biggest horror releases haven’t been delayed yet. The Candyman restart will arrive on September 25th if everything goes according to plan. However, this can change at any time. Halloween kills should also arrive on October 16 as planned. But at the moment none of us know what the advertising game will look like at this point. Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors in 2021 could be one of the first chances for fans to see the talent behind these expected releases, which speak for the first time about their work.
Although Monsterpalooza has been canceled for 2020, Son of Monsterpalooza is still in Burbank with the launch date on September 18, 2020. So that has not been canceled. However, it is far too early to see if this date stays in place. Midsummer Scream has already announced that they will only be operational again in summer 2021. We have to wait for more news of Fangoria’s Weekend of Horrors as no guests are currently announced.