Hello, boils and ghouls! It’s that time of year again up here in Calgary. The blood drips from the trees and you can smell the murder in the air. That’s right, it’s time for the 7th Annual Calgary Horror Con! The first and largest horror convention in Canada, this year promises to top them all with fantastic guests, panels, meet-and-greets, and over 100 vendors to spend your hard-earned Loonies and Toonies on!

The festivities start off this Friday, June 9th 2017 with a VIP Party at Dickens Pub, the hallowed guests arriving via hearse to kick the weekend off the proper way. Live music and entertainment will be provided by Strvngers and other local denizens of the night.

On Saturday, June 10th, and Sunday, June 11th from 11:00am to 7:00pm, the Clarion Hotel will be buzzing with over 60 short films plus the feature length films Sinister Circle (from Peru) and The Evil Within (yes, the Andrew Getty mindwarp!) and a rogues’ gallery of guests, including Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence from Hellraiser, The Crypt Keeper himself, John Kassir, legendary stuntman Dick Warlock (Halloween II and III), Troma president (and patient) Lloyd Kaufman, and many more. And hey, I’m hosting a panel with Zach Galligan from Gremlins! (Even though it’s me, I promise it’ll still be great.)

So, what are you waiting for? Head over to horror-con.ca for details on tickets and more. Let’s continue to show the world that Canada loves its Horror!

  • Scott Drebit
    About the Author - Scott Drebit

    Scott Drebit lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He is happily married (back off ladies) with 2 grown kids. He has had a life-long, torrid, love affair with Horror films. He grew up watching Horror on VHS, and still tries to rewind his Blu-rays. Some of his favourite horror films include Phantasm, Alien, Burnt Offerings, Phantasm, Zombie, Halloween, and Black Christmas. Oh, and Phantasm.