Spooky Empire’s May-Hem is a horror festival/convention taking place in Orlando, Florida. Featuring special guests, panels, music, tattoo artists, dealer rooms, pool parties, photo ops, Q&A sessions, and other surprises. This is an all-ages event.
May 26 – 29, 2011
Start Times: Friday 5:00pm (4:00pm for VIP), Saturday 11:00am (10:00am for VIP), Sunday 11:00am (10:00am for VIP)
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819
The Wyndham has special room rates of $99/night or $79/night when you mention the code word “Spooky Empire” or “May-Hem”. The phone number to reserve your room is 1-800-421-8001.
Anthony Michael Hall (Edward Scissorhands, Weird Science)
Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho-Tep)
Greg Nicotero (SFX Artist on Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Scream, Kill Bill, Hostel, 13 Ghosts)
Ted Raimi (Evil Dead 2, Spiderman, Darkman, etc)
Ladies of the Evil Dead: Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, Sarah York
Alex Winter (The Lost Boys, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey)
Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, Saw 3D)
Erin Gray (Jason Goes to Hell, Buck Rogers)
Michael Kenworthy (Return of the Living Dead 2, The Blob)
Bill Hinzman (Night of the Living Dead)
Diora Baird (Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, Night of the Demons)
Bruce the Shark (Jaws)
Thursday, May 26
Gatorville Pool Meetup: Join other Spooky Empire early birds by the pool, meet new people, have a few drinks
Scary-Okee: Karaoke hosted by Josepher!
Friday, May 27
Dead Man’s Party: Hosted by The Deadite Empire, with special guest Bill Hinzman! Live Performances by: Cowboy Mafia, Push/Button/Press, D.J. Glair, D.J. Sara Lee Lucas (original Spooky Kid)
Zombie Costume Contest: $500 cash prize goes to the Most Original Zombie Costume. 10 finalists will be handpicked from the audience, and the winner will be picked by Bill Hinzman.
Photo Ops: Diora Baird (7pm, $30), Alex Winter (7:30pm, $30), Boondock Saints Cast – Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco (8:30pm, $50), Sean Patrick Flanery (8:30pm, $40), Norman Reedus (8:30pm, $40)
Saturday, May 28
The Walking Dead Panel: with Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yeun, Addy Miller, Melissa Cowan, Chandler Riggs, Keisha Tillis, Adrian Kali Turner (1pm)
Q&A Sessions: Anthony Michael Hall (2:30pm), Bruce Campbell (4pm), Alex Winter (6:30pm),
Voltaire – Puppet Master of the Macabre: Musician, author and filmmaker, Voltaire, takes us on a tour of his strange stop-motion world, screening his work
Live performances: Preacher (8:30pm, industrial/metal), Voltaire (9:30pm), History of Corsets (11pm, features three acts, including a narration and background on corsets throughout history), Random Encounter (12am), The Ludovico Technique (1am, industrial)
Photo Ops: Ladies of the Evil Dead – Betsy Baker, Ellen Sandweiss, Sarah York (1pm, $50), Walking Dead Cast – Norman Reedus, Addy Miller, Melissa Cowan, Chandler Riggs, Keisha Tillis, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yeun, Adrian Kali Turner (2pm, $125), Anthony Michael Hall (3:30pm, $30), Bruce Campbell (5pm, $40), Boondock Saints Cast – Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, and David Della Rocco (6pm, $50), Sean Patrick Flanery (6pm, $40), Norman Reedus (6pm, $40)
Sunday, May 29
Q&A Sessions: Greg Nicotero (12pm, FX Artist)
Evil Dead Panel: with Bruce Campbell, Sarah York, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker, Hal Delrich, Ted Raimi, Tom Sullivan, Danny Hicks, Timothy Quill (1:30pm)
Boondock Saints Panel: with Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco (3pm)
Photo Ops: Bruce Campbell (11am, $40), Alex Winter (12pm, $30)
Screamin Ink Tattoo Festival with Marc Draven, Jason Leigh, Sean Peters, Annie Spore, Erick Campion, Mr. Larry Bone, Bili Vegas, Jessica V, Kelly Rogers, Paul Acker, Chad Clark. More Information Here.
Free for kids (10 and under)
Weekend Pass $50 (gets you in for all 3 days)
Friday Pass $30
Saturday Pass $35
Sunday Pass $30
Hotel: $99 room rates.
Go here for more information (note: we do not know if they are sold out or not. Call to check.)
Check out the official site and Facebook page.
Note: Information on the Freak Show Film Festival is here.