Programming

SHOW HOURSFRIDAYSATURDAYSUNDAY
Ticket Desk opens at2 pm9 am9 am
Guests of Honor4 pm – 9 pm10 am – 7 pm10 am – 4 pm
Vendors4 pm – 9 pm10 am – 7 pm10 am – 4 pm
Programming & Activities (see info below!)5 pm – 12 am11 am – 12 am11 am – 2 pm
Food Truck (outside upstairs)11 am – 8 pm11 am – 4 pm
Escape Room (outside downstairs)1 pm – 6 pm
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Escape Room requires tickets — available online or at the ticket counter. Very limited space, get your tickets today!

Programming and Activities include: (*Schedules will be posted on each of the room doors)
• Upper Ballroom aka Town Hall: Panels, Q&A, Movie Screenings, and Guest of Honor Readings, as well as our two contests! (↓)
• Downstairs aka The Haunted Forest: Vendor Author Readings and Vendor Presentations, DEAD Talks, Photo Ops, more Vendors, and the Game Room (↓)

Contests! We have two contests shown on the schedule for Friday and Saturday. Contestants should line up outside at 8:45pm, audience should be seated by 9pm.
SCREAM contest — Friday night. Bring your lungs and laughter. Screams will be judged on pitch, power, and passion. Signup sheet is at the ticket counter. Limited number of contestants allowed, so don’t delay.
COSTUME contest — But wait, it’s not just a costume contest. To involve all guests of honor as judges, we’re changing things up! Each guest of honor has a limited number of judge tokens to give out during the day on Saturday only. They will hand them to their favorite costumes. There are no categories or criteria, it is their call — be it funny, realistic, or terrifying. Saturday night, at 9 pm we’ll see who has the most! Stop at ticket counter for token bag and info.
The contest winners will each receive a trophy, bragging rights, and a free pass to Horror on Main 2025.

Introducing The Game Room! It occurred to us, we have far too many horror-themed board and card games and that we could put them to good use. We’ve got a dedicated room with tables and the following games for you to chill, play, watch, and enjoy. Game Room hours are Fri 4-9, Sat 10-9, Sun 10-4.


Be Part of the Programming!

Want to host a mini-discussion about something you love or hate about the genre? Check out DEAD Talks for more info!

Are you an author vendor? If you are interested in a Reading, sign up here, after you get your vendor tables.

Podcasters interested in recording Live! at the convention, don’t forget to Sign up here. Because podcasters often do not have merchandise, you can be either a vendor or simply an attendee with a weekend pass.