Friday Schedule


Friday, 9/13


SCARE-A-CON Vendor Set-up

8:00am – 2:00pm – Turning Stone Casino Event Center

SCARE-A-CON Psychic Fair Vendor Set-up

9:00am – 12:00pm – LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Attendee Registration Opens

12:00pm – Turning Stone Event Center Atrium

SCARE-A-CON Psychic Fair Open

1:00pm – 7:00pm – LaQuinta Inn & Suites

SCARE-A-CON Convention Hall Open

3:00pm – 9:00pm – Turning Stone Event Center

SCARE-A-CON Film Festival

3:00pm – 9:00pm – Meadow Room & Cypress Room A – film showings throughout the day – specific schedule will be posted at screening rooms


Sessions & Panel Discussions:


History of Horror Films

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Cypress Room C – How did this most consistent and fascinating film genre start and develop over the years, with: David Skal

Intro to SCARE-A-CON Psychic Fair

4:00pm – 5:00pm –Cypress Room D – What’s going on across the street at the SCARE-A-CON Psychic Fair, with: Bob Canino

Indie Film Making – How It’s Done

4:00pm – 5:30pm – Cypress Room E – Learn from, and chat with people who have done it successfully, with: Ron Bonk, Doug Brode, Britt Griffith, Alex Vincent and Mara Katria

The Story Behind, “Please, Talk with Me”

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Main Stage – The story of a horrific 10 week ordeal that occurred in Western New York as told int he film Please, Talk with Me, and shared in this forum with survivor, Chris DiCesare

Horror/Sci-Fi Film/TV Heroines A

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Main Stage – Q&A and discussion with some of the genre’s most talented and recognizable ladies in horror/sci-fi, with: Kim Poirier, Naomi Grossman, & Ashlynn Yennie

UFOs in the Northeast

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Cypress Room D – Unexplained sightings in the sky are not limited to Area 51, or Phoenix. Listen to reports of sightings and other UFO-related information that has been reported in central New York and the Northeast, with: Bob Canino

Friday night ‘MAGIC’ (Gaming – $10 entry fee, no card needed) – presented by Play the Game Read the Story

5:00pm – ? – PTGRTS Booth – Magic Core Set 2014 booster draft.  First and second place each receive an exclusive FNM promo card. Two random winners will receive an exclusive FNM promo card.  Booster pack prizes to top finishers based on attendance. Minimum required attendance: 4 players.

Found Footage Style Horror

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Cypress Room C – One of the most successful styles of horror in recent years. Talk with two actresses who have been involved in successful found footage films, with: Heather Donahue & Erin Marie Hogan

Self-Publishing – An Author’s Guidance

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Cypress Room E – Have you considered self-publishing something you have authored? Learn from a successful self-publisher, with: Joanne Padgett

The Karloff Legacy

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Cypress Room D – Few names are as synonymous with horror as is the name Karloff. Learn more about this iconic horror actor, with: Sara Karloff

Ernie Hudson Q&A

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Main Stage – Q&A session with Ghost Busters star Ernie Hudson

The Walking Dead Experience

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Cypress Room C – Having taken the TV world by storm, The Walking Dead continues to enjoy tremendous popularity. Join this Q&A session with Walking Dead cast member Kylie Szymanski

Kathleen Kinmont Q&A

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Cypress Room D – From Halloween 4, to Bride of Re-Animator, to Baywatch,  learn more about this multi-faceted actress during this Q&A session

ABCs of Comic Book Collecting

7:00pm – 8:00pm – Cypress Room E – Learn the basic of how to start your collection and more with Robert Elinskas

Ghost Hunters Panel

7:30pm – 9:0pm – Main Stage – In its ninth season on SyFy, Ghost Hunters has changed the way the world looks at the paranormal. Use this chance to ask the questions, and learn more about the TV show, with: Britt Griffith, Jason Hawes, and others

What is Steampunk

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Cypress Room D – What if steam power has made the internal combustion engine unnecessary? An examination of the definition and popularity of this world, with: TEOS

The Best/Worst Horror/Sci-fi Films of All-time

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Cypress Room E – A frank discussion about the best horror/sci-fi films, the worst horror/sci-fi films and everything in-between, with: JV Johnson, Trace Beaulieu, Romeo Azar, and David Skal

Priscilla Barnes Q&A 

8:00pm – 9:00pm – Cypress Room C – CFrom The Three’s Company to The Devil’s Rejects, learn more from this versatile actress

World Premiere Prescott Place starring Alexis Iacono, and House Guest starring Alex Vincent

9:00pm – 11:00pm – Main Stage

Celebrity VIP Party

9:00pm – ? – TBD – Exclusive celebrity VIP party for VIP admission holders

Friday the 13th Dance Party

9:00pm – 12:00am – Event Center Atrium – It’s Friday the 13th, we’re all at SCARE-A-CON, time to party (18+) – this party will feature DJ Stay Gold – spinning great music and featuring Horror Movie Trivia – with prizes! Also featured – horror-themed photo opportunities, and more! Note – costuming is encouraged at SCARE-A-CON!

Midnite Movie PremiereReturn of the Killer Shrews

Midnight – Cypress Room A – Steve Latshaw (JACK-O, DARK UNIVERSE) is about to release his campy blast RETURN OF THE KILLER SHREWS this October from Fred Olen Ray’s Retromedia distribution outfit. This is a direct sequel to the cult classic KILLER SHREWS (1959), starring James Best. Best returns for RETURN, bringing along some of his DUKES OF HAZZARD co-stars John Schneider and Rick Hurst to a throwback to the campy monster movies of yore.

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