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Spooky Empire’s May-Hem 2012 horror convention returns next weekend

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Spooky Empire’s annual May-Hem horror convention is returning next weekend to Orlando. It will take place from May 25 through 27, 2012. New to May-Hem will be a zombie Walk in honor of actor Bill Hinzman, who recently passed away.

The show will be Spooky Empire’s last one at the Wyndham on International Drive, and they want everyone to join them in bidding farewell to their favorite venue. There is an amazing line up of celebrity guests in store at May-Hem this year, most of which have never appeared at a Spooky Empire event.

Some of the guests appearing are Linda Hamilton, best known for her role as Sarah Connor in The Terminator and more recently Chuck. Vivica A. Fox of Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Batman & Robin and Verne Troyer of the Austin Powers films. Plus a very last minute addition, James Marsters most well known as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The original guitarist of KISS, Ace Frehley will also be appearing at the show. There will be an Addams Family reunion featuring John Astin “Gomez Addams”, Lisa Loring “Wednesday Addams” and Felix Silla and “Cousin Itt”.

Wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will be making a return appearance to Spooky Empire along with Michael Rooker and Madison Lintz who played Sophia from the hit new TV series The Walking Dead. Also making a rare convention appearance is Joey Lauren Adams best known for her roles in films Chasing Amy and Big Daddy.

To round off the guest list is Kristanna Loken of Terminator 3, Monica Keena of Freddy vs Jason, and Oliver Robins from Poltergeist, plus legendary rock goddess Lita Ford, Marc Price from the film Trick or Treat, and Mackenzie Lintz of the hit new movie based on the bestseller The Hunger Games. Guests will be available for meet and greets and autograph signings all weekend.

May-Hem is not just about the special guests, there are some memorable events lined up as well. For the first time at May-Hem, Spooky Empire will be hosting their Zombie Walk in memory of the late Bill Hinzman. The Mucklebones Monster Museum will be set up throughout the weekend inside the hotel. Spooky Empire’s Tattoo Festival will also be in place featuring over 25 of the country’s best artists.

Of course there is the vendor room loaded with merchandise, collectibles and artists, tons of panels and Q&As, and no one can forget the notorious pool parties with live bands.

If you haven’t already booked your room for May-Hem, do it soon. Rooms are just $85 per night, and are going fast. Reach Wyndham reservations at 1-800-421-8001, and mention “Spooky Empire” to get the special rate. Tickets are still available, one day passes are $30 to $35, and $50 gets you in all three days. VIP packages are available but going fast! Visit www.spookyempire.com for more information or to buy tickets.

Check out some interviews and a photo gallery from last years May-Hem.

Interview with Anthony Michael Hall at Spooky Empire May-Hem
Interview with Alex Winter AKA Bill from Bill & Ted at Spooky Empire May-Hem

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