Scream Your Way Through 2023: A Guide to the Hottest Horror Conventions

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Welcome to 2023’s list of Horror Conventions

Are you a fan of all things creepy and spooky? Then get ready to mark your calendars, as 2023 is bringing some of the best horror conventions to towns near you. These events bring together horror enthusiasts, industry professionals, and iconic figures from the world of horror. Whether you’re a fan of classic horror films or cutting-edge scares, there’s sure to be a convention that caters to your interests. So, pack your bags and get ready for a weekend of thrills and chills. Here’s a list of some of the top horror conventions taking place in 2023 that you won’t want to miss.

ConventionDatesLocation
Fan Expo New Orleans 2023January 6-8, 2023New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Center
 New Orleans, LA, USA
Villain-tines Day 2023January 13, 2023Central Florida Fairgrounds
  Orlando, FL, USA
The Fear Faire 2023January 13-15, 2023National Orange Show Event Center
  San Bernardino, CA, USA
Days of the Dead Atlanta 2023January 27-29, 2023Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
  Atlanta, GA, USA
Old Time Comic Show 2023February 4, 2023Charlotte Harbor Event and Conference Center
  Punta Gorda, FL, USA
Creep I.E. Con 2023February 4-5, 2023Ontario Convention Center
  Ontario, CA, USA
Con Nooga 2023February 17-19, 2023Chattanooga Convention Center
  Chattanooga, TN, USA
Days of the Dead Las Vegas 2023February 17-19, 2023Plaza Hotel & Casino
  Las Vegas, NV, USA
Fan Expo Portland 2023February 17-19, 2023Oregon Convention Center
  Portland, OR, USA
Mad Monster Party Carolina 2023February 17-19, 2023Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa
  Concord, NC, USA
Fan Expo Vancouver 2023February 18-20, 2023Vancouver Convention Centre
  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Pensacon 2023February 24-26, 2023Pensacola Bay Center
  Pensacola, FL, USA
Ret-Con 2023February 24-26, 2023Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
  Cary, NC, USA
AggieCon 2023March 3-5, 2023Texas A&M University Memorial Student Center
  College Station, TX, USA
Not Just Another Horror Con 2023March 4, 2023Holiday Inn Little Rock-Airport-Conf Ctr
  Little Rock, AR, USA
Monster-Mania Con 2023March 10-12, 2023Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill
  Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
The Crawling Chaos Con 2023March 11, 2023Plainridge Park Casino
  Plainville, MA, USA
Toronto Comicon 2023March 17-19, 2023Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  Toronto, ON
Stranger Con Los Angeles 2023March 18-19, 2023Hilton Los Angeles Airport
  Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fan Expo Cleveland 2023March 24-26, 2023Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
  Cleveland, OH, USA
HorrorHound Weekend – Cincinnati 2023March 24-26, 2023Sharonville Convention Center
  Cincinnati, OH, USA
New Jersey Horror Con & Film FestivalMarch 24-26, 2023Showboat Atlantic City
  Atlantic City, NJ, USA
MegaCon Orlando 2023March 30 – April 2, 2023Orange County Convention Center
  Orlando, FL, USA
Cinema Wasteland Movie & Memorabilia ExpoMarch 31 – April 2, 2023Best Western
  Strongsville, OH, USA
Tampa Bay Screams 2023April 14-15, 2023Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore – Airport Area
  Tampa, FL, USA
Motor City Legacy 2023April 14-16, 2023Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport
  Romulus, MI, USA
Calgary Expo 2023April 27-30, 2023Stampede Park
  Calgary, AB
Southeast Hollows Haunt Convention 2023May 5-7, 2023Savannah Convention Center
  Savannah, GA, USA
Fort Fan Fest 2023May 6-7, 2023Dow Centennial Centre
  Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Rocky Mountain Nightmares 2023May 12-14, 2023Grand Hyatt Denver
  Denver, CO, USA
Spooky Empire 2023May 19-21, 2023DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
  Orlando, FL, USA
CoreCon 2023May 25-28, 2023Holiday Inn Fargo
  Fargo, ND, USA
Horror on Main 2023May 26-28, 2023Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley
  Hunt Valley, MD, USA
Texas Frightmare Weekend 2023May 26-28, 2023Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
  Irving, TX, USA
Fan Expo Philadelphia 2023June 2-4, 2023Philadelphia Convention Center
  Philadelphia, PA, USA
Charlies Horror Meets Sci Fi Con 2023June 3, 2023Sarasota Sahib Shrine Event Center
  Sarasota, FL, USA
FrankenCon 2023June 9-10, 2023Hilton Knoxville Airport
  Alcoa, TN, USA
Fan Expo Dallas 2023June 9-11, 2023Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas
  Dallas, TX, USA
Fan Expo St. Louis 2023June 23-25, 2023America’s Center
  St. Louis, MO, USA
Days of the Dead IndianapolisJune 23-25, 2023Indianapolis Marriott East
  Indianapolis, IN, USA
Fan Expo Denver 2023June 30 – July 2, 2023Colorado Convention Center
  Denver, CO, USA
Final Girl Festival 2023June 30 – July 2, 2023Palmer Events Center
  Austin, TX, USA
Morgue and Krypt Horror Fest 2023July 7-9, 2023Albuquerque Convention Center
  Albuquerque, NM, USA
Confluence 2023July 21-23, 2023Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
  Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Idaho Halloween & Horror Convention 2023July 21-23, 2023Expo Idaho
  Garden City, ID, USA
Fan Expo Boston 2023August 4-6, 2023Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
  Boston, MA, USA
Georgia Pop and Horror Con 2023August 4-6, 2023Columbus Georgia Convention & Trade Center
  Columbus, GA, USA
Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Con 2023August 4-6, 2023Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago
  Chicago, IL, USA
OKC’s Horror Con 2023August 5-6, 2023Remington Park
  Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Fan Expo Chicago 2023August 10-13, 2023Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
  Rosemont, IL, USA
HorrorHound Weekend – Indianapolis 2023August 18-20, 2023Indianapolis Convention Center
  Indianapolis, IN, USA
Maryland Pop and Horror Con 2023August 18-20, 2023DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore North – Pikesville
  Pikesville, MD, USA
PA Horror Con & Film FestivalAugust 20-21, 2023Delta Hotel
  Breinigsville, PA, USA
Fan Expo Canada 2023August 24-27, 2023Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  Toronto, ON, Canada
Days of the Dead Los AngelesAugust 25-27, 2023TBD
  Los Angeles, CA, USA
Edmonton Expo 2023September 15-17, 2023Edmonton Expo Centre
  Edmonton, AB, Canada
Terror Con 2023September 15-17, 2023Royal Plaza Trade Center
  Marlborough, MA, USA
Extremicon 2023September 16-17, 2023St. Robert Community Center
  St Robert, MO, USA
SC Horror 2023September 16-17, 2023Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
  Columbia, SC, USA
Days of the Dead HoustonSeptember 29 – October 1, 2023Houston Marriot Westchase
  Houston, TX, USA
HorrorCon Los Angeles 2023September 30 – October 1, 2023Los Angeles Convention Center
  Los Angeles, CA, USA
ValleyCon 2023October 13-15, 2023Holiday Inn Fargo
  Fargo, ND, USA
Artists Assemble Horror Fest 2023October 20-22, 2023Sheraton Phoenix Crescent
  Phoenix, AZ, USA
Dallas Fan Festival 2023October 20-22, 2023Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
  Irving, TX, USA
Spooky Empire 2023October 27-29, 2023Hyatt Regency Orlando
  Orlando, FL, USA
Frightmare in the FallsTBDTBD
  Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Fan Expo San Francisco 2023November 24-26, 2023Moscone Center
  San Francisco, CA, USA
List of horror conventions created with information gathered from HorrorCons.com and FanCons.ca

Attending a horror convention in 2023 is a must-do experience for any horror fan. With a wide range of events and activities, you’re sure to have a fun and creepy time. From meeting your favorite horror icons to experiencing the thrills of horror movie viewings, there’s something for everyone at these events. Make sure to put one of these horror conventions on your to-do list and get ready for a weekend of scares and excitement. The horror community is waiting for you, are you ready to join the fun?

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