Horror hounds everywhere were devastated when Hurricane Matthew Took a toll on Spooky Empire, one of the largest and most celebrated horror festivals in the country. The convention completely shut down and canceled operations once the threat of the hurricane became more…threatening.
Now, it looks like the convention will rise from the ashes, this time in December! Here’s the official statement from the convention’s official Facebook page:
After many conversations with the convention center, hotels, agents and staff it looks like we have secured dates to reschedule Spooky Empire!
So please join us for a special Spooky Empire convention this December 2-4, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
We are working very hard on getting the guest list together and should have some announcements this week. We are working hard on booking some of the guests that were to attend last weekend.
Anyone that has purchased advanced tickets for the October Spooky Empire, we are giving you two options…your tickets will be accepted at either the December rescheduled event OR the April convention (April 21-23, 2017) For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events.
If you are a VIP package holder, please contact us to let us know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
(Emails will be going out to all ticket holders within the next 24 hours)
Due to the rescheduling of this event, tickets are non-refundable. However, if you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events, these tickets are transferable. They may be sold or given to someone that can use them.
EXHIBITORS AND TATTOO ARTISTS: Your booth space will be available to you for either December OR April. However, we do need to know ASAP so that we can plan the space accordingly for each show. Emails are going out to all of you as well.
For everyone that has supported Spooky Empire over the last week, you will not be forgotten!! Everyone that contributed will be a part of this event in one way or another. Your generous contributions will go towards the expenses associated with making this rescheduled event happen. We are forever grateful and humbled by everyone’s support, patience, dedication and generosity. This is truly a family! The thought of possibly having to close Spooky Empire for good was the worst possible outcome for us, and all of your support this past week made us realize we have to do whatever we can to keep moving forward!
Stay tuned for updates!
Thanks so much!
It’s great to know that fans will once again have the opportunity to experience celebrity meet and greets, incredible tattoo artists, and some of the best cosplay on the east coast.
Tickets and more information can be found on their website. We will have more details for you as the new official date of the spooky Empire convention draws closer. In the meantime, share a little love for the convention below — I’m sure they’re reading!