What a great time to be a horror fan with more and more Horror conventions showing up. Here in the U.K. we are a bit sparse on such things unlike our American friends. But this year that all changes hoards of horror fans are expected to descend on Yorkshire when the first ever HorrorCon is unleashed
at Magna this July. A must-attend event for UK fright fans, this inaugural spectacle promises scares and delights galore.

Special ghoulish guests already announced include Leatherface actor Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Dacre Stoker (great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead) and legendary special effects master Mike Peel (V for Vendetta, Casino Royale, The Descent).

“I’ve loved horror since I was a kid,” said Wendy Bell, who along with sister Gill Bell has set up HorrorCon UK 2015.

“I was looking for a horror convention to attend in the UK, and I couldn’t find anything like this – only horror film festivals – so Gill and I decided to start our own!

“So it’s a first – a big American-style horror convention right here in Yorkshire. When you’re a real horror enthusiast, horror isn’t just for Halloween, and we’ve got something for every fan of the genre – we’ve been getting enquiries from excited people from all over the country.”

Gill added: “It’s going to be huge, there’s so much going on. We’ve got a big marketplace with all kinds of weird and wonderful stalls, and there’ll be lots of scare costumes and cosplay on show – we encourage all of our visitors to join in! We’re really excited and we’re hoping to make it an annual event.”

Other guests include Hammer Horror stars Caroline Munro and Martine Beswick, with comedy lectures from the Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies, paranormal investigations with Project Reveal and a scare attraction from Evilution Events.

Ticket prices start at £15 for a day ticket. For more details, see http://horrorconventions.co.uk

HorrorCon UK 2015

11 and 12 July

Magna Science Centre, Rotherham, S9 1US

£15 day ticket, £27 weekend ticket 

Early access day tickets also available (access arena an hour early): £17 day / £31 weekend

Confirmed Guests:
Gunnar Hansen (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre)
Dacre Stoker (Great-grand-nephew of Bram Stoker)
Mike Peel (Special Effects)
Caroline Munro (Hammer Horror)
Martine Beswick (Hammer Horror)
David J Howe (Author – Dr Who non-fiction books)
Sam Stone (Author – Killing Kiss)
Paul Kane (Author – The Arrowhead Trilogy)
Marie O’Regan (Author – Mirror Mere)
More to be announced

Marketplace (more than 50 stalls including Rubber Gorilla, Nerdoh, Madame Grotesque)
Scare attraction from Evilution Events
Zombie Institute for Theoretical Studies
Project Reveal
Cosplay competition
Short film screenings
And lots more!

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