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2019 Haunt Industry Event Calendar's calendar of Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.
Halloween, Haunted House, Horror and Paranormal events, conventions & gatherings.

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2019 Illinois Events

February 9, 2019

 - American Hauntings 2019 Dead of Winter Festival  (Alton, IL)
Join American Hauntings for the 21st annual Dead of Winter event! Celebrate winter ghosts, hauntings, and the macabre at the mysterious Mineral Springs Hotel in Alton, Illinois -- one of the most haunted locations in the state -- and be chilled by presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirited locations, and much more! Meet authors and speakers on strange phenomena, network with other ghost enthusiasts from all over the Midwest, sign up to win raffle prizes -- including books; unusual prizes and collectibles, tickets to the 2019 Haunted America Conference; and more!
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March 22-24, 2019

 - C2E2: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo  (Chicago, IL)
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo � also known as C2E2 � is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.
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April 19-21, 2019

 - Walker Stalker Con Chicago  (Rosemont, IL)
What apocalyptic goodness will you find in the Walker Stalker Con Event Hall? We’ll bring the actors you love from The Walking Dead, and so much more! From panels to vendors, themed photo areas to kid zones, you’ll experience the apocalypse in a whole new way!
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May 17-19, 2019

 - Anime Central  (Rosemont, IL)
Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago�s and the Midwest's largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention.
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June 7-9, 2019

 - Midwest Haunters Convention  (Schaumburg, IL)
The Midwest Haunters Convention is for Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, Artists and Home Haunters. Our goal is to provide educational seminars and workshops with experienced presenters, a 75+ vendor tradeshow with the latest in haunt offerings, and a place to network with others in the industry during our unique social activities.
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June 21-22, 2019

 - Haunted America Conference  (Alton,IL)
Join American Hauntings as we return to "one of the most haunted small towns in America" for the 23rd Annual Haunted America Conference! The biggest and best supernatural event of the year brings you another spectacular year of new and returning speakers on ghosts, hauntings, the paranormal, and the unexplained -- plus how-to workshops, ghost hunts, special events, haunted tours, dinners, and much more! You don't want to miss the supernatural event of the year!
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August 2-4, 2019

 - Flashback Weekend  (Rosemont)
The legendary ROBERT ENGLUND (Freddy Krueger) will be a very special guest at Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con Aug. 2-4, 2019 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare in Rosemont, IL. Robert will be joining Bruce Campbell (“ASH VS. EVIL DEAD”). We have a HUGE guest line-up planned for 2019 and special events, parties, screenings, and much more. Party the night away at the Murray Bros Caddyshack Restaurant & Bar at the Crowne Plaza. Discount hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare are now available for booking.
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August 17, 2019

 - 2019 Spook Show Con  (DeKalb, IL)
Our 2019 event will feature Dark Genre Arts,and Entertainment Vendors, Special Guests, Paranormal Speakers and so much more!
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August 22-25, 2019

 - Wizard World  (Rosemont, IL)
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys, and social networking.
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October 11-13, 2019

 - Ashbash 2019
Ashbash is back for 2019! Held at the haunted Ashmore Estates, this paranormal themed event will feature vendor rooms with authors, psychics and more.
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2019 Non-Illinois Events

January 25-27, 2019

 - Halloween and Party Expo with Hauntcon  (New Orleans, LA)
This is the one event where attendees can access a full selection of costumes, accessories, decor, party supplies, retail solutions, and new connections for their business.
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February 22-24, 2019

 - Mad Monster Party  (Charlotte, NC)
The MADNESS returns with another MONSTROUS guest list, amazing dealer room and more unique programming and exhibits! Join the Party!
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March 15-17, 2019

 - HorrorHound Weekend  (Cincinnati, OH)
HorrorHound Weekend is the biggest horror event to invade the Mid-west.
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March 22-25, 2019

 - Transworld's Halloween and Attraction Show  (St. Louis, MO)
For more than 25 years, TransWorld has produced the Halloween, Costume and Party Industries largest and most successful order-writing trade show. Year after year, TransWorld has demonstrated that it can bring together 1,000's of exhibitors and buyers and manage the complexities of producing large, successful events!
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April 12-14, 2019

 - Monsterpalooza  (Pasadena, CA)
Monster museum, over 200 vendors, special guests, presentations, makeup demonstrations and more!
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April 26-28, 2019

 - Chiller Theatre  (Parsippany, NJ)
Chiller Theatre is your online source for horror, sci-fi and fantasy. We're home to the world's best horror and sci-fi convention - the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo.
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May 10-12, 2019

 - West Coast Haunters Convention  (Portland, OR)
The West Coast Haunters Convention is a new convention for the Haunted Attraction Industry with seminars, workshops and a trade show.
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August 29 - September 2, 2019

 - Dragon Con  (Altanta, GA)
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
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