Crypticon Seattle 2013 Preview – Pacific Northwest’s Largest Horror Convention

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Any horror fan that lives in or around the great Northwest has surely heard about Crypticon. It’s certainly the largest horror themed convention we have around here.

The convention takes place memorial day weekend May 24th -26th at the Sea-Tac Hilton

elvira01This year they’re hosting some great talent. The most notable stars to make appearances this year are Elvira Mistress of the Dark (aka Cassandra Peterson), make-up great Tom Savini, the worlds only drive-in movie critic Joe-Bob Briggs, and way too many more to name here. I’m a big fan of this convention as this will be my fifth year attending. Past years have hosted amazing guest and panels to blow your mind. This year seems like it’ll be no exception. In addition to the amazing guest line-up, a full schedule of panels, a make-up contest that has never failed to impress, and a writing contest for aspiring authors, there will also be a film festival.  The truth is, Crypticon is the most fun I have all year. To further complement this event, Grindhouse Theater will be showing a beautiful 35mm print of the 80’s chainsaw slashing flick Pieces (1982) presented by Joe-Bob Briggs in a similar fashion to his former TNT show Monster Vision. Tickets for this are incredibly cheap for what you’re getting and can be bought here for Friday night’s showing, and here for Saturday night’s showing. Both showings will be held at the nearby  Grand Cinema in Tacoma. Tickets for this are going fast so don’t hesitate to pick some up! I have personally seen this 35mm print and must say, you really have got to see this movie. Don’t rent the DVD, don’t download it, just go and see on the big screen. For most horror fans this will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. Honestly, Grindhouse Theater has been bringing some amazing movies to the Seattle area, and if you like horror movies, you should really click on the link and check them out.

 This is one of the most affordable conventions around here. $60 for the full weekend. That’s Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If you aren’t free the whole weekend you can buy single day passes for less.

Keep an eye out for more articles and awesome interviews from this event. Not to mention a ton of pictures!

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