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It’s hard to believe that yet another Flashback Weekend is upon us once again, with the longest-running horror convention in Chicago set to take over the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018) from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 4th. This year's festivities look to be a stellar time for genre fans, with a cavalcade of notable guests descending upon the three-day event. If you happened to miss our previous coverage of the various talent announcements for Flashback (you can check them out HERE), for this year’s convention, Bruce Campbell is returning to Chicago and will be reuniting with both Sam and Ted Raimi to celebrate all things Evil Dead.

Flashback Weekend will be playing host to a Night of the Creeps Reunion on Saturday evening with director Fred Dekker, co-stars Tom Atkins, Jason Lively, Jill Whitlow, Steve Marshall, Allan Kayser, Ken Heron, and Robert Kurtzman (who also worked on the film’s effects) in attendance. And for you Candyman fans out there, you’re not going to want to miss out on seeing both Tony Todd and Virginia Madsen, who will be appearing all weekend.

FBW will also be celebrating both A Nightmare on Elm Street and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: Dream Master over the weekend with Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Brooke Theiss, and Toy Newkirk in attendance. And for those of you Svengoolie fans out there, the legendary horror host is being feted on Friday night after 40 years of appearing on the small screen.

For the full breakdown of Flashback Weekend’s 2019 schedule, read on for all the details, including a rundown of panels, screenings, and photo ops. And if you’re coming out for FBW, be sure to say hi to this writer, who will be on hand throughout the weekend hosting various panels and events.

FRIDAY AUG. 2, 2019

Crowne Plaza
11:30AM – 1:30PM Registration open for advance ticket pick-ups
1:30PM – 8:30PM  Registration open for on-site sales & advance ticket pick-ups

3:00PM - 9:00PM    Dealers room open (Ballrooms 2-5)
3:15PM – 9:00PM   Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Balmoral Room – Celeb Photo-Ops
Celeb Photo Ops – Separate Ticket Required. Purchase Photo Op Tickets at the Celeb Photo Ops Booth.
5:30 PM        TED RAIMI
5:45 PM        VIRGINIA MADSEN SOLO / TONY TODD IN COSTUME & VIRGINIA MADSEN
5:50 PM        TONY TODD IN COSTUME
6:15 PM        SVENGOOLIE WITH COFFIN BACK-DROP
6:30 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS GROUP - NO COSTUMES
6:45 PM        CERINA VINCENT
7:00 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME TRIO
7:05 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME DUO
7:10 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS TOM ATKINS COSTUME
7:25 PM        HEATHER LANGENKAMP
7:30 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & HEATHER LANGENKAMP
7:35 PM        NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984) TRIO
7:40 PM        ROBERT & THE LADIES OF ELM STREET GROUP
7:45 PM        NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: DREAM MASTER GROUP
7:50 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA ZANE / ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA WILCOX
7:55 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND SOLO
8:10 PM        MELINDA CLARKE
8:20 PM        LANCE HENRIKSEN W/ ALIEN EGG PROP*
*You can wear screen used ALIEN 3 costumes for the op courtesy of the HSPPA

Ballroom 5   Celeb Photo Ops at Robert Englund’s autograph table
8:45 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND BOILER ROOM SET PHOTO-OP

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
1:00PM        Screening: “NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER
7:00PM        An Evening with Rich Koz – Celebrating 40 years of Svengoolie – moderated by Nick Digilio of WGN 720AM
9:00PM        A Conversation with Robert Englund – moderated by Steve Prokopy
9:35PM        35th Anniversary screening “A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET” (1984) Introduced by Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, & Amanda Wyss. Tuesday Knight performs “NIGHTMARE”

SATURDAY AUG. 3, 2019

Crowne Plaza
9:00AM - 5:00PM  Registration Booth Open
10:00AM - 7:00PM  Dealer room open (Ballrooms 2-5)
10:00AM - 5:30PM  Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)
2:00PM – 3:45PM   Svengoolie autograph signings – Ideation Lounge

Crowne Plaza Balmoral Room – Celeb Photo-Ops
Celeb Photo Ops – Separate Ticket Required. Purchase Photo Op Tickets at the Celeb Photo Ops Booth.
11:00AM       BRUCE CAMPBELL SOLO
11:40AM       SAM RAIMI, BRUCE CAMPBELL, TED RAIMI TRIO
12:00PM       SAM RAIMI SOLO
12:20 PM      MELINDA CLARKE
12:30 PM      NIGHT OF THE CREEPS GROUP - NO COSTUMES
12:45 PM      CERINA VINCENT
1:00 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME TRIO
1:05 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME DUO
1:10 PM        NIGHT OF THE CREEPS TOM ATKINS COSTUME
1:45 PM        SVENGOOLIE WITH COFFIN BACK-DROP
2:00 PM        HEATHER LANGENKAMP
2:05 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & HEATHER LANGENKAMP
2:10 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND, HEATHER LANGENKAMP & AMANDA WYSS
2:15 PM        ROBERT & THE LADIES OF ELM STREET GROUP
2:20 PM        "NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: DREAM MASTER GROUP
2:30 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA ZANE / ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA WILCOX
2:40 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND SOLO
4:00 PM        VIRGINIA MADSEN SOLO / TONY TODD IN COSTUME & VIRGINIA MADSEN
4:10 PM        TONY TODD IN COSTUME
4:45 PM        LANCE HENRIKSEN W/ ALIEN EGG PROP*
*You can wear screen used ALIEN 3 costumes for the op courtesy of the HSPPA

Ballroom 5   Celeb Photo Ops at Robert Englund’s autograph table
5:30 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND BOILER ROOM SET

Kitty Hawk Room (lower level)
12:00PM – 2:00PM  - Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell autograph signings
3:00PM – 5:00PM -  Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell autograph signings

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
11:30AM       Bloody Disgusting presents “WORLD OF DEATH” episodes
12:00PM       Bloody-Disgusting and Doppelgänger Releasing present a screening and Q&A of the viral, feature-film-inspiring, short film "Gags the Clown" with director Adam Krause in attendance.
12:30PM       Q & A author Jon Kitley – New book – “DISCOVER THE HORROR”
1:00PM         Q & A – Cerina Vincent
1:30PM         Q & A – Robert Kurtzman
2:00PM         Q & A – Lance Henriksen
2:30PM         Q & A – Melinda Clarke
3:00PM         Q & A – Heather Langenkamp
3:30PM         Oddity Files Presentation
4:20PM         Svengoolie hosts the 14th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest
5:15PM         A History of H.H. HOLMES with director John Borowski
5:45PM         15th anniversary screening “H.H. HOLMES: AMERICA’S FIRST SERIAL KILLER” (2004)

Crowne Plaza Lower level - Midway Room - Movie Screenings
12:30PM       “EVIL DEAD 2: DEAD BY DAWN” (1987)
2:00PM         “ARMY OF DARKNESS” (1993)
3:30PM         “CANDYMAN” (1992)
5:30PM         “RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 3”

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
7:15PM         Q & A “NIGHT OF THE CREEPS” cast
8:00PM         Screening “NIGHT OF THE CREEPS” (1986) introduced by the cast

Murray Bros Caddyshack
9:00PM – ??? Flashback Weekend After Party hosted by Murray Bros Caddyshack. Costumes welcome, encouraged & optional. Cash bar. Drink specials.

SUNDAY AUGUST 4, 2019

Crowne Plaza
10:00AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM - 4:00PM  Dealer room (Ballrooms 2-5)
11:00AM - 4:00PM  Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 2-5)

Crowne Plaza Balmoral Room – Celeb Photo-Ops
Celeb Photo Ops – Separate ticket required. Purchase Photo Op Tickets at the Celeb Photo Ops Booth.
11:00AM       BRUCE CAMPBELL SOLO
11:40AM       BRUCE CAMPBELL, TED RAIMI & SAM RAIMI / TED RAIMI SOLO
12:00PM       SAM RAIMI SOLO
12:15 PM      NIGHT OF THE CREEPS GROUP - NO COSTUMES
12:25 PM      CERINA VINCENT
12:40 PM      NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME TRIO
12:45 PM      NIGHT OF THE CREEPS - COSTUME DUO
12:50 PM      NIGHT OF THE CREEPS TOM ATKINS COSTUME
1:00 PM        HEATHER LANGENKAMP
1:05 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & HEATHER LANGENKAMP
1:10 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND, HEATHER LANGENKAMP & AMANDA WYSS
1:15 PM        ROBERT & THE LADIES OF ELM STREET GROUP
1:20 PM        NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: DREAM MASTER GROUP
1:25 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA ZANE / ROBERT ENGLUND & LISA WILCOX
1:30 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND SOLO
2:00 PM        MELINDA CLARKE
2:15 PM        VIRGINIA MADSEN SOLO / TONY TODD IN COSTUME & VIRGINIA MADSEN
2:30 PM        TONY TODD IN COSTUME
2:45 PM        LANCE HENRIKSEN W/ ALIEN EGG PROP
*You can wear screen used ALIEN 3 costumes for the op courtesy of the HSPPA

Ballroom 5    Celeb Photo Ops at Robert Englund’s autograph table
3:15 PM        ROBERT ENGLUND BOILER ROOM SET

Kitty Hawk Room (lower level)
12:00PM – 2:00PM  - Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell autograph signings
3:00PM – 4:00PM -  Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell autograph signings

Crowne Plaza Lower level - Midway Room - Movie Screenings
12:30PM     “DARKMAN” (1991)
2:15PM       “DRAG ME TO HELL” (2009)

Crowne Plaza Ballroom 1
1:00PM         Scotchworthy Productions presents “WORLD OF DEATH” episodes
1:30PM         Q & A – CANDYMAN returns to Chicago – Tony Todd & Virginia Madsen
2:00PM         Q & A – DREAM MASTER - Lisa Wilcox, Tuesday Knight, Brooke Theiss & Toy Newkirk
2:30PM         Q & A -  Lisa Zane
3:00PM         TBA
4:15PM         *SPECIAL EVENT - Q & A - Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Ted Raimi
*Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell or EVIL DEAD Trio VIP badges for entry

Convention admission required for all activities, including photo ops. Times and Events Subject to Change.

Heather Wixson
About the Author - Heather Wixson

After falling in love with the horror genre at a very early age, Heather Wixson has spent the last decade carving out a name for herself in the genre world as a both a journalist and as a proponent of independent horror cinema. Wixson is currently the Managing Editor for DailyDead.com, and was previously a featured writer at DreadCentral.com and TerrorTube.com where her online career began; she’s also been a contributor at FEARnet as well as a panelist for several of their online programs.

Wixson recently finished her first book, Monster Squad: Celebrating the Artists Behind Cinema's Most Memorable Creatures, and is currently working on her second upcoming book project on special effects artists as well.

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