Two Premier Horror Conventions Finally Return Tonight

Since the COVID pandemic started in March of last year, the live events industry took a big hit. Horror fans were disappointed as their favorite conventions started to be postponed, or cancelled. Now, nearly a year and a half later, conventions have come back in full swing.

While conventions have been back for a few months, for me, it hasn’t felt official until now, with two of the biggest and best horror conventions, Texas Frightmare, and Horrorhound Weekend officially returning tonight!

Texas Frightmare and Horrorhound Weekend usually don’t take place around the same time. Horrorhound usually holds one convention in March, and another in September. Texas Frightmare usually holds it’s convention the first weekend of May, but decided to push back their 15th anniversary one last time, landing them with a September date, that just so happened to coincide with this year’s Horrorhound.

Of course just because the conventions are happening, doesn’t mean the pandemic is over, and that these live events have been a breeze to put on. Each convention has to make the tough decision of whether or not to enforce a mask mandate at their event, or require proof of vaccination. In the case of these two cons, both are requiring guests to where face masks during the convention, but not during professional photo Ops. Each celebrity guest will decide whether or not to allow selfies, the removal of masks during selfies, and contact at their table. They’ve also had to deal with more cancellations from guests than usual.

With Texas Frightmare taking place in Dallas, Texas, and Horrorhound taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio, and both cons having a full line up of guests, panels and events, horror fans across the country are sure to have a blast this weekend, no matter which convention they decide to attend!

Texas Frightmare Weekend

Texas Frightmare Weekend’s convention hours are as follows.

Friday: 6pm – 11pm

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Texas Frightmare Weekend’s guest line up includes, but isn’t limited to the following guests: Corey Taylor, Tony Todd, Malcolm McDowell, Dee Wallace, Danny Trejo, Tom Atkins, Jonathan Breck, Cj Graham, and more. You can see their full guest line up here.

You can view Texas Frightmare Weekend’s full schedule, including panels, screenings, and parties, here.

Horrorhound Weekend

Horrorhound Weekend’s hours are as follows.

Friday: 5pm – 10pm

Saturday: 11am – 7pm

Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Horrorhound Weekend’s guest line up includes, but isn’t limited to: Robert England, Michael Rooker, Billy Zane, Nick Castle, Danielle Harris, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson, Brian O’Halloran, and more. You can view their full guest line up here.

You can view Horrorhound Weekend’s full schedule of events in their digital event guide, here.

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Graduate from Oregon State University, with a Bachelor's of Science in Liberal Studies, a self made degree plan, that focused on media, writing, film, and women, gender and sexuality studies, aptly titled "Writing for and about film with a feminist perspective". I inherited my love of halloween and horror movies from my mom. My favorite horror movie is Scream, which is highly ironic considering I was deathly afraid of Ghostface, who I had very vivid nightmares about that I still remember perfectly, as a child. Some of my other favorites are Hereditary, A Nightmare On Elm Street, Beetlejuice, The Shining, The Conjuring, and much more! Even though I’ve pretty much been a life long fan of horror I still have a lot of catching up to do when it comes to the classics, ergo my Millennial Morgan Plays Catch Up reviews, which I plan to bring back soon. My passion project for the site is our digital zine, called Fright Like A Girl that's all about women in horror, made by women who love horror! In my free time, besides writing for the site, and working on my dream of becoming an actress and film maker, I enjoy making youtube videos (MJ Sawan on youtube), playing video games, going to conventions like Texas Frightmare, and Horror Hound, and cosplaying! I've cosplayed as Nancy Thompson from A Nightmare On Elm Street, Ripley from Aliens, and more. You can follow me on twitter, @frightlikeagirl, where I tweet A LOT about movies of all types, and the people in them.