Like a zombie rising from the dead, the October 2016 Spooky Empire horror convention that was canceled due to Hurricane Matthew has been reschedule for December 2-4 at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
Confirmed guests for Spooky Empire’s rescheduled convention include “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bill Mosley, Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, Slayer’s Kerry King, Megadeath’s David Ellefson, Rick “The Nature Boy” Flair, and several cast members from Stranger Things, including Millie Bobby Bron, Gaten Matarazo, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, and Caleb McLaughlin.
Spooky Empire tickets start at $35 for one day, or $65 for the full weekend. The Rosen Center will be the official host hotel, with a limited block of rooms for a special rate of $129/night. (Call 1-800-204-7234 and mention “Spooky Empire” for the discount.)
Anyone that had purchased advanced tickets for the October convention have two options. October tickets will be accepted at either the December 2-4 convention or the April convention (April 21-23, 2017). For general admission ticket holders, there is no notice necessary and tickets do not need to be re-issued, just bring your existing ticket with you to one of the two events and they will honor them. If you were a VIP package holder for the October 7-9 convention, please contact Spooky Empire to let them know which event you’ll be using your VIP package for.
The October 7-9 convention tickets were non-refundable and due to the unforeseeable cancellation of the convention, the tickets are still non-refundable. If you are unable to use your tickets for either of the two events listed above, you may transfer these tickets on the secondary market, and your ticket may be sold or given to someone who can use them.
Visit Spooky Empire’s website for more details, and watch this video for a look at last year’s Spooky Empire Zombie Walk on International Drive: