SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

 

This schedule is only for Q&A's, panels, seminars, live performances, etc.

Autograph hours can be found on the Media Guests page.

Any changes/updates to the schedule can be found at the bottom of this page. Schedule subject to change and cancellation.


Updated 4/11/17

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20th 

8:00 PM   Thursday Night Retro 80s Pool Party
Let's get the party started by coming out to the Wyndham early, where we will be enjoying
the 80s Retro party poolside at the world famous Gatorville.  So, be on the lookout, you never know
who you will run into.
Gatorville
                                                                                                 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21st                      

12:00 – 5:00 PM   Dia de los Muertos Pre Party & Processional
Join Spooky Empire along with Otis & his Rejects for our Day of the Dead Celebration in April. Events kick off at Uno Pizzeria & Grill on International Drive. Join us between 12pm and 4pm for drink and food specials. Party with the living while celebrating the dead. Makeup artists will be on hand to help you with your Calaveras and sugar skull make up. The processional will begin at 4pm and make its way over to the Wyndham.
Uno Pizzeria & Grill on International Drive

6:00 PM   Ernie Hudson – Q&A
Q&A with the star of films and Television series including “Ghostbusters”, “Ghostbusters II”, “The Crow”, “Oz”, “Leviathan”, and most recently the hit TV series “Once Upon a Time”.
Key Ballroom

6:00 PM - Live Performance - The Kilted Creature
Gatorville

7:00 PM   Victoria Price – Q&A
Q&A with the daughter of film legend and horror icon Vincent Price.
Key Ballroom

DUSK – Party by the Pool and Tribute to Prince
Spooky Empire Retro hosts a tribute to the great Purple one, Prince on the 1 year anniversary of his passing. Hosted by Sho’Nuff Entertainment and special guest DJ The Purple Wizard. Celebrate at Gatorville by the pool with drink specials and more. This party is for Spooky Empire attendees only!
Gatorville

8:00 PM   Strangeland - Q&A with Michael Burnett
Go behind the scenes of “Strangeland” with Special FX artist Michael Burnett and Dee Snider. Michael Burnett has lent his Special FX skills to films like “Harry and the Hendersons”, “The Blob”, “Fright Night 2”, “War of the Worlds”, “Swamp Thing”, “Monsters”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “The Wire”, “Sharknado 3” and as a consultant on SyFy’s “FaceOff”.
Key Ballroom                       

9:00 PM   Lloyd Kaufman – Q&A
Q&A with film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and president/co-founder of Troma Entertainment
Key Ballroom

10:30 PM   Tattoo of the Day Awards
Tattoo of the Day - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place.
Registration takes place all weekend at the Tattoo Festival
Palms Ballroom

SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd   

12:00PM Kane Hodder - Q&A
Q&A with Kane Hodder, best known for portraying one of the most iconic monsters, “Jason Voorhees” in “Friday the 13th : Part 7”, “Friday the 13th: Part 8”, “Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday” and “Jason X”. Other films include “2001 Maniacs”, “The Devils Rejects” the “Hatchet” series of films as “Victor Crowley” and many more.
Key Ballroom

1:00 PMThe Outsiders
Q&A with Ralph Macchio “Johnny Cade” and C. Thomas Howell “Ponyboy Curtis”, stars of the classic 1983 film “The Outsiders”
Key Ballroom

2:00 PM   Dee Snider - Q&A
Best known as the lead singer of 80's sensation, Twisted Sister, there is so much more to Dee Snider. He has starred in several reality TV shows including The Celebrity Apprentice and Growing Up Twisted, an A&E series featuring the entire Snider family and their Long Island lifestyle. He is also a frequent host on MTV Networks and his own long running nationally syndicated radio show House Of Hair. Dee also wrote, produced and starred in Dee Snider’s StrangeLand. This horror flick immediately became a classic of the genre, and StrangeLand 2 is currently in development. With the success of StrangeLand, Dee was tapped to host a weekly radio show on all things horror, Fangoria Radio, on the Sirius network. Dee's influence in the genre has led to a whole new generation of horror fans and producers.
Key Ballroom

3:00PM – Q&A with Shannon Purser, star of the Netflix hit series “Stranger Things”, as “Barb”.  Shannon currently stars as “Ethel Muggs” in the TV Series “Riverdale”. 
Key Ballroom          

4:00 PM   Halloween Cast
Panel with the cast of Rob Zombie’s Halloween. Including Tyler Mane, Daeg Faerch, Scout Taylor-Compton, Kristina Klebe, and Hanna Hall.
Key Ballroom

5:00 PM   Zach Galligan – Q&A
Zach Galligan is best known for his leading role as “Billy Peltzer” in the hit film series “Gremlins”, but he’s also starred in countless films and TV series since including “Waxwork”, “Waxwork II”, “Warlock:The Armageddon”, “Hatchet III” and many more.
Key Ballroom           

6:00 PM   Tattoo Awards Judging
Tattoo Categories - S, M & L Color, S, M & L Black and Grey, Original Art, Cover Up, Realism, Traditional, Horror
Registration takes place all weekend at the Tattoo Festival
Palms Ballroom

6:00 PM Live Performance – The Kilted Creature
Gatorville

7:00 PM Live Performance – Fretless Rock – Michelle Jones
Gatorville

DUSK – Rocktail Pool Party
Celebrate at Gatorville by the pool with Entertainment by Sho 'Nuff and DJ PeteyPunkineaty, drink specials and more. This party is for Spooky Empire attendees only! Get ready to Rock Out with your...
Gatorville

10:30 PM   Tattoo of the Day Awards
Tattoo of the Day - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Place.
Registration takes place all weekend at the Tattoo Festival
Palms Ballroom

SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd                       

12:00 PM   Malcolm McDowell
Q&A with legendary screen actor Malcolm McDowell, star of such great films as “A Clockwork Orange”, “Caligula”, “Star Trek Generations”, “Tank Girl”, , Rob Zombie's “Halloween” and “Halloween II”, “31”, “Silent Night”, plus TV series including “Franklin and Bash” and “Entourage”
Key Ballroom                           

12:00 PM   Costume Contest Pre-Judging
This mandatory pre-judging session is for entrants who have handmade their costumes & wish to compete in the Craftmanship Category of the Contest. Entrants in the Exhibition Category do not need to attend this session. You will have up to 3 minutes to describe how your costume was made in addition to showing the judges reference pictures & progress of your costume.
Room TBD                            

1:00 PM   Joan Cusack – Q&A
Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress Joan Cusack joins us for a very special Q&A. The iconic actress has starred in countless films and TV series, including many cult favorites like “Sixteen Candles”, “Working Girl”, “In and Out”, “The Allnighter”, “Broadcast News”, “Say Anything..”, “Addams Family Values”, “Grosse Point Blank”, “School of Rock”, “High Fidelity”, “Shameless” and we can’t forget she’s the voice of “Jessie” in “Toy Story”.
Key Ballroom

2:00 PM Monster Squad
Q&A with stars of the cult classic film “Monster Squad”. Ryan Lambert “Rudy” and Andre Gower “Sean”.
Key Ballroom

4:00 PM   Costume Contest
Registration takes place all weekend in the convention foyer. Over $1,000 in cash and prizes.
Key Ballroom

6:00 PM   Tattoo of the Day Awards
Tattoo of the Day 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place
Registration takes place all weekend at the Tattoo Festival
Palms Ballroom

After dinner stroll by the pool for The Wind Down party if you still have the energy.
Gatorville

 

*Guest appearances, events and times subject to change or cancellation.