Film Fest


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What is HorrorHound Weekend?
HorrorHound Magazine presents a series of mid-west Horror Conventions in such cities as Cincinnati, Ohio – Indianapolis, Indiana – Columbus, Ohio! Fans are able to meet some of the biggest celebrities in horror history (with photo ops and autograph sessions) while shopping for the newest, or rarest, horror toys, t-shirts, posters, displays, VHS/DVD/Blu-rays, masks and other assorted goodies. Movie premieres and screenings are included with every show, as well as special celebrity Q&A panels, and so much more. You can also stop by and say hi to the HorrorHound Magazine staff, all while picking up the latest issue! Our next event – HorrorHound Weekend: Cincinnati – takes place at the Sharonville Convention Center – right across the street from the Crowne Plaza Cincinnati North, which also hosts the Coco Keys indoor water resort (separate admission), making this one of the coolest locations possible for such an event! More surprises are in store – to help make this the largest and most exciting horror event the mid-west can remember. Check back often for updates and information!
Are Autographs Free?
Unfortunately, no. The main reason the celebrities are doing the convention (instead of actual film work or time off to spend with their family) is because of the financial return these shows deliver. Some celebrities attending may sign for free, but nothing is guaranteed.
How much are Autographs?
Prior to the show, HorrorHound has no way of knowing what autograph pricing will be. The value is chosen by the individual talent. Generally pricing is set between $20 and $30, but can go higher, depending on the celebrity. If discovering exact pricing is extremely important, check out your local horror chat board or Facebook page and see if anyone has past history with specific guests.
Are autographs included in the ticket price?
NO! Prices are determined by the celebrity. See above.
Should I rely on the Celebrity to have items to sign?
Most guests carry a number of photographs, or in some cases posters and other odd memorabilia for sale. DO NOT rely on this, however, as every fan attending the convention for the sole purpose of autographs should at least bring one item from home to get signed.
Are all Celebrities guaranteed to be in attendance?
NO! Celebrities are contracted to attend all three days of the show, however, due to emergencies, illness or sudden scheduling conflicts relating to filming, celebrities are known to cancel out of conventions. The promoters try to avoid booking stars with potential conflicts, however, sometimes these events are unavoidable. We suggest frequent visits to the event Web site, forum and facebook page to keep track of who is coming, and isn't. DO NOT PURCHASE tickets for one guest as refunds will not be given due to a guest cancelation.
Are Photographs Allowed?
Unless the celebrity says otherwise, photographs of the celebrities (and in cases, you with the celebrity) are perfectly acceptible. We do ask that you treat the talent with respect in this regard. Note that no video-recording is allowed during the convention without the express written concent of the HorrorHound Weekend promoters and the talent involved. HorrorHound offers professional photo-ops in addition to this rule, which allows attendees to purchase high quality photos/prints with each celebrity.
I want to wait until the weekend of the show to buy tickets, is that ok?
Absolutely. We will have staff ready at the front door handling ticket sales, but keep in mind: Discounted tickets are only available online for a limited time. The price WILL increase. Also, with pre-sales doing so well, ticket prices may adjust even more just prior to the show or at the door. Do not expect the online price to reflect prices at the door.
Are Hotel rooms still available?
HorrorHound Weekend events are known for selling out the event hotel as well as neighboring hotels months in advance of the show. It is always suggested to book your room early. Click on the hotel section of the convention Web site for assistance in booking your room.
I have a small child, do I have to buy him/her a ticket?
NO! All children 12 and under are allowed entry into HorrorHound Weekend for free. Just make sure that they are well watched and aren't afraid of the boogey man!
What days and times with Celebrity guests be signing?
Unless it is otherwise noted, every guest at HorrorHound Weekend will be signing all three days of the show, taking time off only for food breaks, Q&A sessions being planned during the weekend and personal time-outs. If any guest is scheduled to have a lighter schedule during the weekend, it will be posted clearly on the website homepage or guest page.
Can I order an event shirt if I do not attend HorrorHound Weekend?
No. You can pick-up your event shirt the day-of the event only. VIP pass holders can pick up their shirt at the event as well. Any remaining stock will be sold at the next HHW event, however, most of our event tees do sell out the weekend of the show.
Are there really going to be THAT many fans attending HorrorHound Weekend?
As with any plan, everything is tentative, but the average turn-out for a HorrorHound Weekend event is generally high, so plan accordingly. Expect lines, crowds and we suggest picking up early-admission tickets if you wish to get some important matters done before the larger crowds enter the show. If ticket sales are so strong, we risk overloading our event against fire hazard laws, we will shut down ticket sales - just another reason to consider pre-purchasing.
Will I be able to buy the new issue of HorrorHound Magazine at HHW?
Definitely. Our staff will be on hand with the latest issue, rare back issues and a number of HorrorHound related merchandise. On top of this, a special limited edition issue of HorrorHound is produced for every convention and includes convention-related covers, content and pull-out posters – available for purchase at the show.
Is drinking allowed in the Convention?
Yes. Drinking is allowed in the convention center, but we ask that attendees do not bring open containers within the actual ballrooms. You are not allowed to bring your own drinks into the convention center – bars will be located within the building. When the event comes to a close, the show moves across the street to the Crowne Plaza hotel, which features a full bar which most vendors and celebrities may attend. It will be a good time. The hotel features a restaurant and bar inside of the lobby and a number of local eateries which you can stop at.
Do I have to pay for admission into the Film and Q&As?
No. We will feature a film festival inside of the hotel showcasing some of the hottest new independent horror films, as well as a special room for celebrity panels. Most of these events are free (included with the price of admission). In rare cases, an additional fee MAY be attached to a screening - but will be announced and promoted WAY in advance. As for regular events - seating is limited, so be kind and properly situate yourself in the room, be quiet and no cell phone conversations. Security will be on hand in the room at all times to ensure everyone enjoys their chance at seeing these advance screenings!
Is Coco Keys admission included with my HHW ticket purchase? (Cincinnati ONLY)
NO! Coco Keys is a completely different venue located within the hotel. It features tons of cool water park rides and is temperature conrolled. Anyone attending HorrorHound Weekend will receive a 50% off voucher for admission into Coco Keys. The Crowne Plaza hotel does include it's own indoor pool, which is free to anyone staying at the hotel.
How can I attend any after-hour event or Concerts?
At most HorrorHound Weekend conventions we host special concerts, parties or other additional activities after hours. You can obtain guaranteed access by purchasing a VIP PASS which grants you a VIP ticket for all HHW events. If a concert is announced for any show, we will have ticket-purchasing information for non-VIP ticket holders posted on the Web site as soon as details are determined.They are generally either sold as a first-come, first-serve basis or may be free admission to Weekend ticket holders. Each event is handled differently so please visit the event page on for full details as the show gets closer.