Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention Sets its Schedule for This Weekend's Festivities
As a Chicago native, I spent many fond weekends as a fan attending Flashback Weekend so it's an incredible honor for me to be returning to my hometown this weekend to serve as one of the convention's co-hosts. I'll be moderating some panels and running around enjoying all the horror hoopla so if you happen to be there, make sure to look for me and say hi!
And now that the show is just a few days away, we've got the official schedule for Flashback Weekend right here for you fiends. Check out the Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention schedule below to get the lowdown on when and where you'll get to see some of your genre favorites including Robert Englund, Lance Henriksen, Michael Rooker, Malcolm McDowall, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence and so many more!
For those of you who may not have thought to get your tickets in advance, you will still be able to buy tickets at the door. Your options are a 3-day weekend pass for $50, which includes admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for all general convention activities, or you can purchase 1-day passes for $25 a day. For those of you planning on bringing the little ghouls along, admission for children ages 5-10 is $10, and youngsters 4 and under are free! For more information on Flashback Weekend, you can check out the official Flashback Weekend website.
And for those of you in Illinois looking for a good drive-in experience (which seems to be going the way of the dinosaur these days), the good folks behind Flashback Weekend also run the Midway Drive-In in Sterling, IL, which hosts first-run movies as well as numerous "drive-in classics" throughout the year. You can find out more by visiting The Midway Drive-In online.
Now on to the events schedule for this year's Flashback Weekend!
Friday, August 12, 2011
3:00PM – 8:00PM Registration Booth Open
4:00PM - 9:00PM Celebrity signings & dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
4:00PM – 8:30PM Robert Englund Autograph signings – Metro room
6:30PM – 7:00PM Robert Englund Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Metro Room
9:00PM - Malcolm McDowell presents “A CLOCKWORK ORANGE” at the Hollywood Palms, 352 S Route 59, Naperville IL (Separate Admission Required)
9:00PM – 1:00AM Zombie Army Productions presents the Flashback Weekend Zombie Bash*
*open to all paid Flashback attendees - Cash bar
11:00PM - Dreamworks Pictures and Flashback Weekend presents
an advance 3D screening of FRIGHT NIGHT (2011). Limited seating available.
Invites will be given out at the Zombie Bash.
Saturday August 13, 2011
9:30AM - 6:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM - 7:00PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Robert Englund signings – Metro Room
3:00PM – 3:30PM Robert Englund Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Metro Room
2:00PM – 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings – Balmoral Ballroom
4:00PM – Doug Bradley & Ashley Laurence Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Balmoral Room
4:30PM - Michael Rooker Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Balmoral Room
5:00PM - Malcolm McDowell Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Balmoral Room
6:00PM - Sid Haig/Captain Spaulding Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Balmoral Room
Q&A Ballrooms 1-2
11:30PM – 12:00PM Synapse Films Presents
12:00PM – 12:30PM Jill Schoelen Q&A
12:30PM – 1:00PM Scout Taylor Compton QA
1:00PM – 1:30PM “WALKING DEAD” Panel Discussion & Season 2 Preview - Michael Rooker, Steven Yeun & Andrew Rothenberg
1:30PM – 2:00PM Sid Haig Q&A/ Sid’s new film CREATURE Preview
2:00PM – 2:30PM Lance Henriksen Q&A
2:30PM – 3:00PM Robert Englund Q& A
3:00PM – 3:30PM NIGHT OF THE COMET Q&A
3:30PM – 4:10PM Malcolm McDowell Q&A
4:15PM – 5:15PM “SVENGOOLIE” Costume Contest Sponsored by Sinister Visions
5:30PM – 6:00PM Christina Lindberg Q&A
6:00PM – 6:30PM THE ORIGINS OF SWEDISH SIN Presentation
6:30PM – 8:00PM SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SCREAM QUEEN ERA introduced by Director Jason Paul Collum and Star Linnea Quigley
8:30PM - New Millennium Theatre Company present The Flaming Dames LAST BLOUSE ON THE LEFT Live horror-themed strip tease and burlesque
9:30PM - Sinister Visions presents the Zombie Pin-up Pageant
10:30PM - THE MOLEMAN OF BELMONT AVENUE Midwest Premiere introduced by Robert Englund, John LaFlamboy & Michale Bradedich
Sunday August 14, 2011
10:00AM - 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:30AM – Robert Englund Photo-Op (Ticket Required) – Metro Room
11:00AM - 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
11:00AM – 4:00PM Robert Englund signings – Metro Room
Q&A - Ballrooms 1-2
12:00PM – 12:30PM HELLRAISER Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence Q&A
1:00PM – 1:30PM Independent Film Making Panel Discussion THE HORROR ... THE HORROR ... APOCALYPSE SOON: WILL HOLLYWOOD KILL OFF THE THEATRICAL MOVIE EXPERIENCE?” Moderated by Dann Gire. Panel participants include Robert Englund, Mike Kerz (Theatre Owner), Synapse Films, Jason Paul Collum
1:30PM – 2:00PM Michael Rooker Q&A
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