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Halfway To Halloween Convention Brings Thrills And Chills To Illinois Horror Fans

Halloween fun is coming early this year! 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, IL.

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.

Halfway To Halloween Convention Brings Thrills And Chills To Illinois Horror Fans

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.


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

Throughout the event, local and not-so-local vendors will offer a wide range of products including collectibles, books, comics, movies, toys, food, beverages, and more. The show will also feature horror-themed side show acts, games, and contests as well as food and spirits. Cosplayers are encouraged to attend in costume.

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!

A more in-depth presentation of Midwest Monster Fest’s offerings can be found by visiting their website at www.midwestmonsterfest.com or on Facebook and Instagram (@midwestmonsterfest).

Halfway To Halloween Convention Brings Thrills And Chills To Illinois Horror Fans

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