In celebration of its second decade as the Windy City’s longest running and largest horror convention, Flashback Weekend has revealed the final line-up for its 2013 show.
With these new additions, next weekend (August 9th through the 11th) is going to be pure horror bliss!
Some of the additions Flashback Weekend has recently made to this year’s festivities include several new special guests like Danny Glover, Kane Hodder, and William Forsythe as well as a special Friday night screening of Hatchet III with Hodder intro’ing the film. Flashback attendees are in for a seriously awesome time with a special advance screening of You’re Next courtesy of Lionsgate Films, which was also just added to the slate for Saturday night.
Flashback Weekend will take over the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare (5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL) from August 9th to August 11th and will feature appearances from the likes of iconic filmmaker George A. Romero, reunions with the casts from classic horror films including Dawn of the Dead and Pet Sematary, a Lords of Salem reunion, Tom Atkins (the hardest working ‘stache in 80’s horror), Nancy Loomis, Betsy Russell, Kim Darby, Lisa Marie, Eileen Dietz, Charles Band and many more.
The co-hosts for Flashback Weekend 2013 are Nick Digilio of WGN Radio, Steve Prokopy of Ain’t it Cool News and myself, Heather Wixson (who couldn’t be happier that the “Green Goblin” from Maximum Overdrive is also making an appearance this year).
Check out the complete Flashback Weekend 2013 rundown below!
From the Press Release:
Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s largest and longest running horror convention featuring a huge horror dealer’s room, special events, and major celebrity guests including legendary director George A. Romero in a rare convention appearance, Danny Glover. Flashback Weekend also dedicates itself to the preservation of the big screen horror experience by featuring big screen horror presentations at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18 which is located next to the convention hotel.
Convention activities will take place at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
Evening movie screenings and parties will take place at the Muvico Theaters Rosemont 18
Friday August 9, 2013
3:00PM – 8:00PM Registration Booth Open
4:00PM – 8:45PM Celebrity signings & Dealers room (Ballrooms 3-5)
6:00PM Danny Glover, The Predator & YOU Photo Opp (Ballrooms 3-5)
MUVICO THEATERS ROSEMONT 18
8:40PM: The Bodie Brothers “Walking Dead” Fan Film
9:00PM: 35mm print Night of the Living Dead 45th anniversary screening – Introduced by George A. Romero (Separate Admission Required – Get Tickets Now!). Ticket holders will receive a limited edition 11″ x 17″ original poster designed by FBW Resident Artist Chad Savage.
11:00PM: WORLD PREMIERE Trancers 1.5 City of Angels hosted by Charles Band. The evening will also include special unseen footage from the “TRANCERS” set and many surprises, including a special announcement for fans of stop motion animation!
12:00AM: Hatchet III, Courtesy of Dark Sky Films. Will be introduced by Kane Hodder. Free for Flashback Weekend attendees; limited to theatre capacity
Saturday August 10, 2013
9:30AM – 6:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM – 6:45PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
3:30PM Danny Glover, The Predator and YOU Photo Opp (Ballrooms 3-5)
Q&A BALLROOMS 1 & 2
11:00AM – 11:40AM Hollywood Book & Poster Grindhouse Presentation- PRIZES!
11:40AM – 12:00PM Eileen Dietz Q&A
12:00PM – 12:20PM Lisa Marie Q&A
12:20PM – 12:40PM Betsy Russell Q&A
12:40PM – 1:00PM Charles Band Full Moon Presentation- PRIZES!
1:00PM – 1:30PM Danny Glover Q&A
1:30PM – 2:00PM Tom Atkins Q&A
2:00PM – 2:30PM Lords of Salem Q&A with Meg Foster, Dee Wallace, Patricia Quinn and Judy Geeson
2:30PM – 3:00PM Bruce Davison Q&A
3:00PM – 3:30PM Dawn of the Dead Cast Reunion Q&A
3:30PM – 4:00PM Nancy Loomis Q&A
4:20PM – 5:00PM Sinister Visions presents The 8th Annual Flashback Costume Contest hosted by Chicago TV legend Svengoolie!
5:00PM – 6:00PM Sinister Visions presents the 6th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
6:00PM – 7:30PM Adjust Your Tracking Screening- Free for all Flashback Attendees
7:30PM – 9:00PM Synapse Films Presents Their Latest Film- Reel Zombies
10:00PM An Evening with Patricia Quinn & The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(Separate Admission Required – Get Tickets Now!).
2:00PM – 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings – Metro Room
8:00PM George A. Romero Photo Op (separate ticket required)
Dawn of the Dead Photo Op (separate ticket required)
Flashback Film Room Screenings: Free for all Flashback Weekend Attendees
1:00PM The Hammer Classic Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) Remastered! Introduced by Heather Wixson – PRIZES!
3:00PM Acclaimed serial killer documentary Carl Panzram
5:00PM Document of the Dead courtesy of Synapse Films. The ultimate documentary on Dawn of the Dead (1979)
MUVICO THEATERS ROSEMONT 18
THEATER #C All Premiere
7:00PM “Buffy”/”Angel” star James Marsters & GHOST OF THE ROBOT in Concert (Separate admission required – tickets at the door)
9:15PM Slasher Holiday – Halloween Fan Film
9:30PM Pet Sematary introduced by director Mary Lambert and the cast Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, & Brad Greenquist (Separate Admission Required – Get Tickets Now!)
MIDNIGHT Advanced Screening of You’re Next courtesy of Lionsgate Films. Free to Flashback Weekend Attendees- Limited to theatre capacity. Pass giveaways all weekend!
Sunday August 11, 2013
10:00AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
2:00PM Danny Glover, The Predator and YOU Photo Opp (Ballrooms 3-5)
Q&A BALLROOMS 1 & 2
12:00PM – 12:15PM The Bodie Brothers “Walking Dead” Fan Film
12:30PM – 1:00PM Pet Sematary Q&A with Mary Lambert, Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Miko Hughes, & Brad Greenquist
1:00PM – 1:30PM George A. Romero Q&A
Visit the Flashback Weekend website or call (847) 647-3124 for updates!
VISIT THE EVILSHOP @ AMAZON!
Got news? Click here to submit it!
Have flashbacks in the comments section below!