october 2019

thu31oct5:00 pm10:00 pmSpooky Empire Tampa Bay5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street


Event Details

Price: $20, 12 and younger free (Thursday); $20-$50 per day.

Spooky Empire, the company that hosts one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, welcomes its 17th year at a new host location, Tampa Convention Center. As a special treat, doors will open an extra day in advance in celebration of Halloween on Thursday, October 31 and continue through Sunday, November 3, 2019.

The opening on Halloween day will feature tricks & treats for guests of all ages and a discounted price tag of $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. During Thursday’s festivities, convention goers can experience the ‘dark side of comic con’ with a day full of exhibitors, afterparties, vendors, kids costume contests with prizes, and trick-or-treating.

The weekend will feature an array of activities including a film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, and tattoo festival among many other activities. Celebrities in attendance include: Actor Tony Todd, lead actress of Roman Polanski’s classic thriller, Rosemary’s Baby, Mia Farrow, the iconic C.J. Graham, known for his portrayal of “Jason Voorhees” in Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, director Clive Barker, director Sam Raimi, and, his brother actor Ted Raimi, the infamous actor Bruce Campbell, actor James Hong, and Danielle Harris.

Additional celebrity guests, photo op schedules, and more will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Prices increase at the door.


(Thursday) 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Tampa Convention Center

333 South Franklin Street