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SCARE-A-CON at Turning Stone Schedule

*Schedule is tentative and subject to possible change.

 

Friday, 9/30:

  • 5:00pm – Celebrity/Vendor Room Opens
  • 5:00pm – Panel discussions & Film Screenings begin
  • 9:00pm – Celebrity/Vendor Room Closes
  • 9:00pm – Exclusive Celebrity VIP Party  – VIP Admission Holders only – with live entertainment and open bar
  • 11:00pm – Opening Night Social Gathering at The Gig

Saturday, 10/1:

  • 11:00am – Celebrity/Vendor Room Opens
  • 11:30am – Panel Discussions & Film Screenings begin
  • 7:00pm – Celebrity/Vendor Room Closes
  • 9:00pm – SCARE-A-CON  Early Halloween Costume Party – with live entertainment & adult costume contest with prizes

Sunday, 10/2:

  • 11:00am – Celebrity/Vendor Room Opens
  • 11:30pm – Panel Discussions & Film Screenings begin
  • 1:00pm – Children’s Costume Contest (10 and under)
  • 3:00pm – Celebrity/Vendor Room Closes

 

Screenings, Panel Discussions, & more

(subject to change without notice)

 

** Please note most recent schedule changes **

 

Friday, 9/30

  • 5:00 pm – Convention Opens – VIP holders admitted first
  • 5:00 pm – midnight – SCARE-A-CON Film Festival Screenings (See Schedule)
  • 5:00 pm – History of Horror Films with David Skal – noted horror historian discusses the horror genre and its origins
  • 5:30 pm – Tips for Successful Podcasting – with successful members of the podcast community
  • 6:00 pm – Working with John Carpenter – a Q&A with Tony Moran & PJ Soles
  • 6:30 pm – Indie Film Making & Indie Film Underground: Making Totally F***d Up Movies – local film makers talk about tips and techniques for new film makers, and how to succeed with underground movies
  • 7:00 pm – Derek Mears Q&A
  • 7:00 pm – Intro to Costuming – this demonstration will help you design & construct your own killer costumes
  • 7:30 pm – History of Horror with David Skal – from it’s earliest traditions, horror films have always dominated our imagination
  • 8:00 pm – Frankenhooker Reunion Screening – with intro by Patty Mullen & James Lorinz
  • 8:00 pm – Independent Film Acting: Breaking In – looking to get into the business?
  • 9:00 pm – Exclusive Celebrity VIP Party (VIP Admission holders only) – Mix & mingle with the SCARE-A-CON Celebrity guests at this party with open bar and live entertainment
  • 10:00 pm – Film Screening – The Devil’s Rejects starring SCARE-A-CON guests Sid Haig, William Forsythe & PJ Soles – Preceded by Local Film Maker Spotlight: Annulment by Bryan Stumpf
  • 11:00 pm – Mix & Mingle Party – this informal gathering will take place the “The Gig” night club at Turning Stone

Saturday, 10/1

  • 11:00 am – Convention opens – VIP holders admitted first
  • 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – SCARE-A-CON Film Festival Screenings (See Schedule)
  • 11:00 am – Paranormal Investigations Panel 1 – find out what it takes to be a “ghost hunter” and learn of the latest investigating techniques with members of Adirondack Paranormal
  • 12:00 pm – Dracula, Frankenstein & the Classics – a look at classic horror monsters since 1931 with David Skal
  • 12:00 pm – Paranormal Investigations Panel 2 – R.I.P. Team members are joined with other paranormal notables for a discussion of the science of ghost hunting
  • 12:00 am – Horror Podcasts – the glue of our community – successful horror podcast hosts chat about why their shows have helped enrich the horror fan community
  • 1:00 pm – Sid Haig Q&A
  • 1:00 pm – Indie Film Making 101a – a continuation of the discussion – how to become an indie film maker
  • 1:00 pm – The Art of Horror Makeup
  • 1:00 pm – PHOTO OP – Tara Reid – with props from Sharknado, or The Big Lebowski
  • 2:00 pm – Tony Todd Q&A
  • 2:00 pm – Horror of the 1980s – a look at the decade that gave us the VHS craze, and the ultimate slasher films
  • 2:00 pm – PHOTO OP – Sid Haig – professional photo op with Sid Haig
  • 2:30 pm – Film Screening – TBD
  • 2:30 pm – TBD
  • 3:00 pm – Night of the Creeps 30th Anniversary Reunion Screening – with Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Jill Whitlow, & Steve Marhsall meet the cast, and enjoy the classic!
  • 3:00 pm – Scream Queen Pandemonium – join our “Scream Queen” guests in a Q&A about their roles, and their screams
  • 3:00 pm – Temporal Entities of Syracuse Present: The 3rd Annual COSplay & Steampunk Fashion Show and demonstration
  • 3:15  pm – PHOTO OP – “Brady Kids” – Professional photo op with Mike Lookinland & Susan Olsen (Bobby & Cindy Brady) – this is a paid event – tickets HERE
  • 4:00 pm – Growing Up Brady – a special Q&A with Bobby & Cindy Brady (Mike Lookinland & Susan Olsen)
  • 4:00 pm – PHOTO OP – Face Off/Glenn Hetrick – professional photo op with Face Off’s Glenn Hetrick
  • 5:00 pm – Haunted House? How to Get Help – experiencing things you cannot explain? These paranormal veterans can help with Joe Chin, John Brightman & others
  • 5:00 pm – Film Preview – Death House with Director Harrison Smith – the most anticipated horror film in years, the Death House cast is a virtual “who’s who” of horror icons. See a preview, and hear about it’s making from Director Harrison Smith and cast members
  • 5:00 pm – PHOTO OP – Night of the Creeps Photo Op with Jason Lively, Tom Atkins, Jill Whitlow & Steve Marshall (Paid)
  • 6:00 pm – Indie Underground: Working in Indie Horror
  • 6:30 pm – Film Screening – Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast – feature the “Kids of Albany” shadowcast troupe. “Props” will be available for sale during the day and at the screening. You cannot bring your own props for this showing.
  • 9:00 pm – Early Halloween Costume Party – costumes welcome, but not required for this all-out monstrously great time! Cash bar and live entertainment! Costume contest, hosted by Cleve Hall, with prizes…

Sunday, 10/2

  • 11:00 am – Convention Opens – VIP holders admitted first
  • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm SCARE-A-CON Film Festival Screenings (See Schedule)
  • 11:00 am – Film Screening – See schedule
  • 11:00 am – Film Screening – See schedule
  • 11:00 am – History of Horror Films with David Skal – (revisit) – noted horror historian discusses the horror genre and its origins
  • 11:30 am – TBD
  • 12:00 pm – Tips for Successful Podcasting – a revisit to the things that make a good, interesting podcast from hosts that have done it.
  • 12:30 pm – Film Screening – See schedule
  • 12:30 pm – Film Screening – See schedule
  • 1:00 pm – Children’s (under 10) Costume Contest – kids (10 & under) can join this costume contest and parade through the SCARE-A-CON convention hall. Prizes for winning costumes. (Children must be accompanied by an admission-holding adult)
  • 1:30 pm – TBD
  • 2:00 pm – Film Screening – See schedule
  • 2:00 pm – Film Screening – See schedule

 

More to come. This schedule is tentative and is subject to additions, deletions and other changes.

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