Hall of the Dead

Honoring the late George A. Romero, “father of the zombie film” and creator and director of the iconic “Living Dead” horror movies, with cast members of DAWN OF THE DEAD and DAY OF THE DEAD as well as panels and a VIP tribute! More Info

Rocky Horror Show: Live

A Rocky Horror performance like no other! See Rocky Horror Show: Live’s Broadway-style show with live acting and singing by a production company that’s been putting on their version of the cult classic for over 20 years. More Info

100th Anniversary House of Westmore

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the House of Westmore, Hollywood’s royal family of special effects makeup. With appearances by Academy Award winner Michael Westmore Sr., maestro of STAR TREK’s SFX makeup and artist mentor on SyFy’s hit series FACE OFF. More Info

ScareCo Haunted House

You’re not ready for this haunted house! ScareCo is bringing Hollywood quality effects and makeup, in addition to talented actors and one-of-a-kind scares, all packaged into a young-adult friendly attraction. More Info

House of Voodoo

Bernal Scream and Dead Time Dreams have teamed up to bring us a voodoo-themed haunt! You won’t be in your world anymore, but the world of the old bayou voodoo, filled with screams of the dying. More Info

Napa Ghost Tours

Listen to the dead and feel their presence as Napa Ghost Tours walks you through their displays of haunted artifacts. Learn about the dark history of Wine Country as you watch a reenactment of the execution of the serial killer Billy Roe! More Info

Virtual World Arcade 

Presented by Bay Area Virtual Reality Expo, the VR pavilion at Famous Monsters Halloween will boast FOUR different game demos courtesy of our friends at Virtual World Arcade. More Info

VIP Celebrity Dinner

Dine in style with our special Saturday evening VIP event! You’ll eat alongside celebrity guests and be the audience for a special awards ceremony. Wined, dined, and entertained — there’s no better way to spend a Saturday night! More Info

Halloween Dance Party

Looking to dance the night away? We’ve got you covered! Famous Monsters is throwing a Friday night party, and you don’t even have to have a convention pass to attend! More Info

Haruo Nakajima Tribute

Remembering the late Haruo Nakajima, the original Godzilla suit actor, who went on to play the King of the Monsters ten more times, as well as many other kaiju. Famous Monsters will honor his life with panels and a special VIP tribute. More Info

Special FX Makeup Classes

Want to become the next Dick Smith or Rick Baker? Famous Monsters is offering special instructional sessions on effects makeup, including burns, wounds, and prosthetics! More Info

Special FX Makeup Contest

If your garage is full of paint and prosthetics and you’re looking to get some formal training or more professional products, apply to be a contestant in the Pretty Ugly Special FX Makeup Contest for the chance to win! More Info

Cosplay Contest

What would Halloween be without an epic costume? Get your freaky dress on and celebrate all weekend! The contest has multiple prizes available, including a special youth division so the grownups don’t spoil all the fun! More Info

Table Top Gaming

Bring your cards. Bring your dice. Make some friends. All at the tabletop gaming area, where there will be Magic: The Gathering, Call of Cthulhu, and more familiar favorites. For beginners and hardcore players alike! More Info

Silver Scream Candy Trail

There’s a reason Halloween is such a popular holiday: it’s one of the few that can be celebrated by adults and children with equal fervor! Who can resist a good hunt for sour straws? Certainly not us. More Info

Spooky Storytime

Kids will gather in full force for this story time circle. We’ve got inflatables and creepy tales (marshmallows, anyone?)! More Info

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Registration Hours

Thursday    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Show Floor Hours

Friday    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Screenings and After Hours events continue

After Hours Events

Friday    9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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FAMOUS MONSTERS is throwing the Halloween Bash of the year! Mingle with cult film stars, moan around in monster gear, have a meeting of the minds with your favorite artist, or just sit back and take in the fun (...err, chaos). We’re also planning a few surprises based on original material from American Gothic Press that should scare you witless! It’s a Monster World out there, and you can find the best of it at FM’s Halloween Convention.