The Midwest MonsterFest, the Quad Cities premier horror convention, will take place on September 14th and 15th at the Spotlight Event Center in Moline, IL.
The event coincides with the 45th Anniversary of the classic horror film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and will feature celebrity guests Ed Neal, John Dugan and Teri McMinn, all of whom appeared in the film.
Other celebrity guests include Wyatt Weed (Predator 2 and Star Trek), W.F. Bell (The Walking Dead and Rob Zombies 31), Bobby Ray Shafer ( The Office and Psycho Cop), Laila Haley (Sinister 2), Marlena Midnite (Midnite Mausoleum), and more. All guests will be signing autographs and offering photo-ops (individual rates and costs may vary).
In addition, Saturday Midwest Monster Fest is hosting a Independent Film Festival. Top films presented at the event are eligible to win awards. Horror themed cosplay contest will be on Saturday as well with prizes.
On Sunday of the event, Midwest Monster Fest will also hold an F/X Challenge where participants will compete to show off their best horror makeup skills for celebrity judges Wyatt Weed and Laila Haley.
A Horror Pinup contest is also scheduled for Sunday, and prizes for both contests will be awarded.
Over 40 vendors will attend the show, offering a wide range of products including collectibles, books, comics, movies, toys, food, beverages, and more. Several panels will also take place throughout the event.
A more in-depth presentation of Midwest Monster Fest’s offerings can be found by visiting their website at www.midwestmonsterfest.com
Show hours are Saturday 10 am – 7 pm and Sunday 10 am – 5 pm
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