The Halfway to Halloween Convention, presented by Midwest Monster Fest, the Quad Cities’ premier horror convention, will take place on May 13th and 14th at the Rock Island County Fairgrounds in East Moline, and as the first day of the event will transpire on a Friday the 13th, Halfway to Halloween will feature Douglas Tait, the actor who portrayed Jason Vorhees, the classic horror character, in the movie Freddy vs. Jason.

Other celebrity guests include Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead, The Orville), Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, Halloween II),Eugene Clark (Land of the Dead), David Ellefson of Megadeth and The Lucid (Dwellers), Damian Maffei (Haunt, Wrong Turn),Terri Partyka (Haunt, Batman v Superman), Daniel Pesina (Mortal Kombat 1 & 2 video games), Drew Fortier of The Lucid (Dwellers) …and more. All guests will be signing autographs and offering photo-ops (individual rates and costs may vary). The event will also host a concert on Saturday night at 6pm with alternative metal rock band Alborn headlining. Openers include The Forty Twos, Elisium, Non Grata, and Giallows.

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Tickets for the event can be purchased at or at Coop Records in Moline, IL. Prices range from $13 for a limited weekend pass to $20 for a full weekend pass.

The show hours are 4:00pm – 11:00pm on Friday and 11:00am – 7:00pm. This event is a “must” for any fan of horror!

For more info, check out or on Facebook and Instagram (@midwestmonsterfest).

Celebrate Halfway To Halloween With Illinois Horror Convention This Weekend!
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Celebrate Halfway To Halloween With Illinois Horror Convention This Weekend!

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