Oz Horror Con ’12 Happening This Weekend Down Under in Melbourne

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We cover a lot of horror events here at Dread Central, but I do believe this is the first time we’ve mentioned one that takes place in Australia – Melbourne, to be exact. Read on for the details of Oz Horror Con ’12.

It’s happening this Saturday, October 27, from 1:00-6:00 pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here’s what to expect…

● Horror hound music from the bizarre taste of Dr. Ghast!
● Zombies, Vampires, Ghouls and Monsters abound (CosPlay and fancy-dress welcome!)
● Caged Zombies from ZombieHire.com
● Bride and Groom Zombies (and more!) from Gore Play
● Meet Leslie Simpson, ‘The Crawler’ in The Descent; also in Dog Soldiers, The Reckoning and Crawlspace
● 6-6-6 of the best (and worst) scenes
● FREE membership to Melbourne Horror Film Society ($20)
● Australian Horror Writers’ Association and Independent Authors book signings, launches, panels- Geoff Brown, Lucy Sussex, Brett McBean, Cameron Oliver, Mark Smith-Briggs, Talie Helene, JC Clarke
● Australian Paranormal Society ghost-finding workshops, haunting tales from the Royal Melbourne
● Paul Bedford will be talking through ‘the cradle to the grave’ of his graphic novel The List
● Jason Franks, novelist, graphic novelist and author of McBlack, The Sixsmiths, and magazine editor
● Experiences from The Paranormal Guide
● Horror movie trivia panel game (PopCorn Video)
● Giveaways and signings, launches and previews, etc.
● CosPlay competition with prizes!
● The bar will be open and hot food available
● At 6pm, we have to vacate, but there are plenty of venues to retreat to for those ‘children of the night’…

Note: This event is for over-18s only unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian and is “M” rated by Oz Horror Con.

Tickets are just $25 and can be pre-purchased here. Be sure to RSVP on the Facebook Event Page, and for more info visit OzHorrorCon.com.

Already booked for the weekend? Don’t worry – Oz Horror Con ’13 is running January 19-20, 2013, at the Melbourne Showgrounds, and it’s not age-restricted (although parental guidance is advised). Guests for the event will include Ramsey Campbell, PJ Soles, Mark Patton, Leslie Simpson, and others to be announced.

Oz Horror Con '12 Happening This Weekend Down Under in Melbourne

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