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Dark History & Horror Convention

October 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm UTC-5


*UPDATED OCT 1, 2016*
Dark History and Horror Convention
October 21st – 23rd 2016
Fluid Event Center, Champaign Il.

The Dark History & Horror Convention is an annual event showcasing the darker side of history, some of your favorite horror characters, artwork, authors, comics and even tattoos.


– Robert Mukes: “House of 1000 Corpses”

– Robert LaSardo: “Death Race”, “The Professional”, “Waterworld”, “Nip/Tuck”

– Victoria Price: Author, Designer and Daughter of the legendary Vincent Price!!

– Chad Rook: Star Role in the new NBC hit series “Timeless”, “Sanctuary”, “Supernatural”, “Bates Motel”, “Cedar Cove” and “The Flash”.

– Crystal Lowe: a supporting role in “Children of the Corn”, “Stargate SG-1”, “Masters of Horror”, “Psych”, “Supernatural”, “Stargate Atlantis”, “The L Word”.

– Sean Rogerson: USA’s hit series “Bitten”, “Grave Encounters” and “Grave Encounters 2”, “Stargate Atlantis” “Underworld: Evolution”, CBS series “Harper’s Island”. ‘Sanctuary”, “Fringe”, “Smallville”, “Supernatural” and “Continuum”.

– RUFUS: The Impala from the television show Supernatural

– Camille Keaton: “I Spit on Your Grave”, “Tragic Ceremony”, ‘Savage Vengeance”.

– Bishop Stevens: Fox’s “Empire”, “USA’s Sirens”, NBC’s “Chicago PD” and AMC’s “The Walking Dead”.

– Moses J. Moseley & Theshay West AKA: Michonne’s Pets fro AMC’s show “The Walking Dead”. and Theshay West Productions

– Linda Schrader aka Nikki Strange: “Night of the Dolls”, “Dane Granger”, & “Nightblade”.

– A.C McCray: An actor from Fort Wayne Indiana. He has recently worked on such films as HM&M Films’ House of Whores 2 and Night of the Dolls and was previously featured in Mostly Harmless Pictures’ Time to Kill.

– Mia Mae: The rare girl next door looks with smoldering sex appeal made her popular in the adult film industry. She worked with Brazzers, Reality Kings and many other companies. She co-starred in the Barely Legal series from Hustler as well.

– Riley Grey: She made a name for herself as a hot up and comer in the adult film industry, working for some of the most popular companies including Naughty America, Reality Kings and more, gaining more than 20 million views worldwide on her videos.

– Jeff Gaither: (Artist) – He created album art for The Misfits, Guns N’ Roses, Look Afraid, The Undead, Biohazard, Insane Clown Posse… OUR LOGO!! and more!

– Philo Barnhart: (Artist) – Former Disney, Don Bluth and Hanna-Barbera animator. Created characters for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, The Black Cauldron, and The Secret of Nimh!!!

– Bob Hepner from Tattoo Bob Tattoo Flash Artist: Card Artist and Artist for TOPPS, Marvel, UperDeck and Star Wars!!

– Darb Designz: (Artist) – Custom design work, molding, sculpting, cosplay costumes, custom statue paint and modification, prop and fx work.

– Nightmares Unlimited: Hardcore props for hardcore fans! Nightmares Unlimited specializes in bringing fans the coolest screen replicas possible as well as custom work and movies!

– Christian Cipollini: (Author) Organized crime researcher and collector of rare organized crime related photographs & artifacts. Creator of the new comic book/graphic novel series “LUCKY” – based on the strange-but-true tales of gangster Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Has also appeared as a guest ‘expert’ on episodes of Biography Channel Series “Gangsters: America’s Most Evil,” History Channel Series “United Stuff of America” & served as a consultant & Location Producer on National Geographic Channel’s critically-acclaimed series DRUGS, INC.

– Source Point Press: (Publishers) – Books, comic books, and graphic novels. Working with both industry legends, and new talents on the rise, they strive to bring you the best storytelling in horror, sci-fi, pulp, true crime, the occult, and the supernatural.

– John Borowski: (Filmmaker and author) – The focus of his work has been on late nineteenth and early twentieth century serial killers, a trilogy of documentaries on American criminals and more recently on particular international criminals.

– Kenny Sills: (Author) – Check out is latest… Tattoo: A Beautiful Sin where a secluded logging village is thrust into a nightmare as locals start disappearing, only to have their bodies, or body parts, found; naked, pale, and with deep patches of flesh seemingly ripped out of them where there once were tattoos!!

– Corvis Nocturnum aka. Eric Vernor: (Author) – Writer of Most Haunted: Scariest Places of Earth and Haunted Asylums. Best known for his debut book Embracing the Darkness; Understanding Dark Subcultures, a cross examination of prominent denizens of misunderstood dark counter cultures. Consultant for A&E’s Paranormal States. A reverend and media agent for the Church of Satan, and was promoted to the status of the priesthood and serves on the Vampire Voices Council.

– David C. Hayes (Author) – Performer, filmmaker that also teaches these subjects at the university level. His films, A Man Called Nereus, Dark Places, The Frankenstein Syndrome (and approximately 70 more) can be seen worldwide. He is the author of several graphic novels including Cherub, Pegged, American Guignol, Scorn and Muddled Mind: The Complete Works of Ed Wood, Jr. David is also a voting member of The Dramatist’s Guild and the Horror Writers Association.

-Seth Ferranti (Author) Gorilla Convict, a true-crime publisher with books like Street Legends and Supreme Team. US Marshals Top-15 Most Wanted list.

-James Jeffery Paul (Author), a true crime book “Nothing is Strange with You: The Life and Crimes of Gordon Stewart Northcott” and a play about Jack the Ripper and his last victim, “Miller’s Court”.

– Jake Aurelian aka Ripper The Clown (Fiction and non-fiction Author) since 2012, his fiction books have received 16 international literary awards.

– Megan “Poison Megz” Arnow (Author) “How Much Do You Weigh?” , Chicago Women of Metal, and FemPhocus. In 2011 she published her first novel “Poison: A Memoir of Sexual Exploration, Adventures, and Other Notable Mishaps”.

– Trico Lutkins: (Author) the writer for the Source Point Press ongoing series, Jack of Spades. He has also written short comics for Thirteen Little Hells, Serial issue 2, and the Michigan Comics Collective Anthology Vol. II.

– Todd Black: (Author) Writer based out of Saint Joseph, Illinois. What started out as a dream became a passion, and Todd now writes comics and stories for people to enjoy. He has two comic series out right now in Guardians and Home, and is working on more for the future!

– Charles Moisant: (Author) Publisher of books, comic books and trading cards.
http://www.silverphoenix.net Coming Soon Whispers From the Void™, Roller Derby Drama­­™ and more.

– Brian K. Morris: (Author) Prolific writer, novelist, publisher and Editor-in-chief, writer with Silver Phoenix Entertainment. A former mortician’s assistant that has written several contemporary fantasy, action and adventure books!

– Monica O’Leary: (Author) Writer, “Darkest Honor” is her newest book which is now available for sale on all of the major retailers’ websites (Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Google Play, and iTunes). It is available for sale as a paperback book on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and in digital eBook format on all of them.

– Baldwin Asylum: Visit with the freaks from Baldwin – Central Illinois’ premiere haunted attraction. Located at 2040 Lon Dr. in Rantoul, IL., Baldwin Asylum was ranked in the Top 10 Haunted Houses by HauntedIllinois.com and was voted Visitors’ Favorite Haunt.

– Poking Dead Things: Ethically sourced and crulty free animal bones become unique jewelry, home decor, art and more. Wet mount specimens, art and more made from nature.

– Pyramid Galleries: Featuring the intricately designed music box replicas of French architect, artisan and designer Philip LeMarchand.

– Modified Dolls: The Modified Dolls is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Their goal is to erase the negative stereotypes associated with modified women by doing charity work. They are the Different Making a Difference!

– Dark Candles: Votive candles, pillar candles, tealite candles, simmering oils, scented wax melts, candle holders, oil burners, flameless burners, and more!

– Blessed by Light: Blessed By Light was established by Becky Zitania Guymon and Sage Stafford. Sage and Becky are gypsy soul sisters who specialize in fortune telling (tarot, palm, and psychic readings) and healing.

– Cryptic Collections: oddities shop…

– The Dark History and Horror Stage: 3 full days of Q&A Sessions, meet and greets, seminars, interview panels, fire performers, belly dancing and more. Don’t forget to join us at our after parties in the main Banquet Room… Friday and Saturday nights with DJs and a fully stocked bar featuring over 250 Bourbons, Scotch, Whiskey and Ryes!!

– The HSPPA / The Horror & SciFi Prop Preservation Association has put together a one of a kind exhibit featuring screen used props from a variety of Horror and SciFi films including “The Human Centipede”, “tremors”, “X-Files” and so much more!! An entire 30×60 room full of greta screen used memorabilia! (FREE ADMISSION)

– The Freakshow and BoneSaw Mill Haunted House: Guest will have an opportunity to experience Champaign’s largest indoor/outdoor Haunted House and it is all at the same location as the convention!! The Haunted House and Haunted Trail will be open all 3 nights of the convention … 7pm – midnight (Tickets – $15 for one haunt, $20 for both, or get a combo ticket with your single day or weekend convention pass)

– Brainstorm Escapes: Two on site escape rooms (Lizzy Borden, and Circus of the Abandoned). Both rooms will allow for a max group of 6 participants per time slot, $5 per person and take approximately 15 minutes each to complete.

– Sinister Costume Showdown: That’s right we will be welcoming cosplay all weekend long!! Topped off with a cosplay contest on Saturday at 5pm. Join cosplay designer and builder, contest coordinator and your host, Chris “Suicidal” Blair at his booth all weekend long to get signed up. (Prize packages will awarded to the finalists, no entry fees)

– Pitfire of Hell: Enjoy 4 special screenings of the movie Pitfire of Hell. A Horror, Comedy. But Mostly horror, and lots of comedy, but still more horror than comedy, not much romance or drama, but some action but not nearly as much action as there is horror or comedy, unless you count horror action… also there are hot chicks!! Check out the Pit Fire of Hell screening area hosted by writer Chuck Terrell for this movie and several other films, shorts and classic horror movies. (FREE ADMISSION)

– The Midnight Paranormal Society will be hosting a ghost hunt on convention grounds both Friday night and Saturday night. Join Midnight Paranormal as they investigate nearly 14 acres of abandoned lumberyard land, out buildings and more. The tour cost is $40 per person. Hunts are scheduled to take place from midnight until 5am at the Fluid Event Center, please bring your tools, if you don’t have ghost hunting equipment some will be provided by Midnight Paranormal Society. (Must 18 or older, Limited to only 30 people per night, Purchase of this does not include entry to the convention) Advanced ghost tour reservations by phone only: Contact Fluid Event Center, Colleen Combes, 217-359-6960 (M-F)
For specifics on the tour, equipment or other inquiries contact Dave Wismer:

– Ron Fitzgeralds Realm: SUNDAY PERFORMANCE ONLY!! Master Fitzgerald has performed from Hollywood to Hong Kong, as well as Lollapalooza, with his dark, fun, theatrical style of Illusion in his live show “Fitzgerald’s Realm of Magic”, which includes Ron eating razor blades as well as decapitating and cremating his lovely companions! Fitzgerald is a unique and inventive performer with a devilish charm and a one of a kind show of illusion! (FREE ADMISSION)

-Robbie Ripoll from Chapel of Love Tattoo in Melbourne, FL. Ink Master Season 5 “Rivals”

– Krist Karloff from Evil Genius Tattoo Club in Lafayette, IN. Featured in Tattoo, Tattoo Life, and Freshly Inked Magazine.

– Raymond Bohm & Daniel Sellers Sr. of INK’D Evolution in Champaign, IL

– Matt Estock: Champaign Il.

– Eric Carter (Eric’s Custom Tattooing) from Civilized Gypsy Tattoo Parlor, Champaign, il.

– Kade Durant: KadeArt tattoo, Champaign, il.

– Eric Cain: Flatland Tattoos, Champaign, Il.

– Soldier Mike: Tattoos by Soldier Mike.

– Yamil Santos: Savage Ink.

– Stump Cogdill: Unique Anchor Tattoo Shop, Champaign il.

– Nick Wiggins: Mark of Cain Tattoo, Champaign, Il.

– Stygian Sisters Metal Belly Dance : Shyama, Anima, Nyx and Furia, and are pleased to be your muses of the night.�

– Sundry Shadows: Sundry Shadows offers a wide variety of performers and performances. We have been working on expanding our skill range and ever setting the bar higher. We are always looking to improve ourselves and our community.


Leigh SavageSunday the 23rd ONLY, Leigh will be available to meet her fans for autographs and photo ops.Leigh Savage is author of Erotica for the Truly Wicked with six titles currently released.

Friday: 2pm-10pm
Friday After party: 10pm-2am
Saturday: 11:30am-11pm
Saturday After Party: 10pm-2am
Sunday: 12pm-8pm


– Children 10 and under are FREE
– Single Day Convention Only Entry: $10.00 per person
– Weekend Pass Convention Only: $20.00 per person

– Single Day Convention Entry plus One Ticket to the Haunt at BoneSaw Mill Haunted House and Freakshow Haunted Trail: $20.00
– Weekend Pass to Convention plus One Ticket to the Haunt at BoneSaw Mill Haunted House and Freakshow Haunted Trail: $30.00

VIP: $60.00
– Weekend Convention Pass
– Dark History Con T-Shirt
– One Ticket to the Haunt at BoneSaw Mill Haunted House and Freakshow Haunted trail
– A Special Edition “Coupon Code” from Source Point Comics for a FREE Comic Book
– A Goodie bag packed full of items from our wonderful sponsors
– VIP Laminate and lanyard
– Limited Edition Dark History Con Poster
– FREE Admission to the Friday and Saturday Night After Show Parties. (Featuring: TBA)

The Ultimate VIP: $90.00
– Weekend Convention Pass
– Dark History Con T-Shirt
– One Ticket to the Haunt at BoneSaw Mill Haunted House and Freakshow Haunted trail. (Includes a Fast Pass to the front of the line and a Haunted House T-Shirt)
– A Special Edition “Coupon Code” from Source Point Comics for a FREE Comic Book
– A Goodie bag packed full of items from our wonderful sponsors
– VIP Laminate and lanyard
– Limited Edition Dark History Con Poster
– FREE Admission to the Friday and Saturday Night After Show Parties w/ Guaranteed VIP Reserved Seating. (Featuring: TBA)
– 15% Discount on ALL food and drinks from the bar and concession for the weekend.

TICKET LINK: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/9868

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October 21, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
October 23, 2016 @ 9:00 pm


Fluid Event Center
601 N Country Fair Dr
Champaign, IL 61821 United States


Fluid Event Center

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