Flashback Weekend is Chicago’s longest-running Horror Convention, as featured on both The E! True Hollywood Story and Anchor Bay’s THE EVIL DEAD Ultimate DVD Set!



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Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention 2011 hours (subject to change)

All events listed on this page take place at the convention hotel unless specifically noted otherwise.

Friday 8/12/11

Saturday 8/13/11

Q&A Ballrooms 1-2

Sunday 8/14/11

Q&A - Ballrooms 1-2

A few provisos, quid pro Quos…Cameras, video recordings, etc. are for personal use only.  You are being given a revocable license which shall become void should you attempt to sell or trade upon any such items.  No license whatsoever is granted for commercial uses of any likeness or image. Respect the personal space of the celebrities at all times. Autographs and photos are allowed during scheduled official sessions only. The Holder also grants permission to Flashback Weekend to utilize the Holder's image or likeness incidental to any live or recorded video or other display or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the event to which this ticket admits the Holder.

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Fright Night 3D

Dreamworks Pictures and Flashback Weekend presents a Special Advance Screening of
FRIGHT NIGHT  3-D Friday August 12 at 11:00PM

Seating is limited. Invites will be given to the Ultimate ticket holders. Additional invites will be given out at the start of the Zombie Bash Friday evening.

This screening takes place very close to the hotel (easy walking distance), at a location that will be disclosed to ticket holders.

Fright Night 3D

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue

At 10:30 pm on Saturday, August 13, Flashback Weekend is pleased to present the Midwestern Premiere of The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue, introduced by writers/directors/stars John LaFlamboy and Mike Bradecich and co-star Robert Englund.

The Mole Man of Belmont Avenue

Zombie Bash!

Zombie Army Productions, the party zombies behind the Chicago Zombie Prom, Night of the Drinking Dead and Night of the Stripping Dead, is pleased to present the first ever Flashback Weekend Zombie Bash on Friday night, August 12th at 9:00 pm. Zombie Makeovers, music by DJ Daëna and zombie hyjinx will ensue!

Flashback Weekend Zombie Bash



WORLD PREMIERE! Saturday August 13, 2011 at 6:30 pm, introduced by director Jason Paul Collum and star Linnea Quigley

Screaming In High Heels

Flaming Dames!

The Flaming Dames
The New Millennium Theatre Company presents The Flaming Dames in


Horror themed Strip-Tease and Burlesque • Saturday August 13, 2011 at 8:30 PM

Chicago's hottest Rock N Roll Concept Burlesque Troupe burn up the Flashback stage with their signature teases and dazzling reveals. The Dames storm back into Flashback with all new numbers you'll have to see to believe! These Dames wanna do bad things with you! Joined by a very special guest host and some of the biggest icons in horror, count on the Flaming Dames to make your Flashback Weekend experience unforgettable! Don't Miss It!

Sven and the 2009 Contest Winner!The Sixth Annual Flashback Weekend COSTUME CONTEST

Join us Saturday August 13 at 4:15 pm in your favorite Ghoulish costume for our Sixth Annual Flashback Weekend Costume Contest and compete for fun and prizes! The contest will be hosted by Chicago Television legend “SVENGOOLIE”! All ages welcome!

Prizes are awarded for First, Second and Third Place, and there's a Kids Category for ages 12 & under. Winners are determined by audience applause.

That's Svengoolie interviewing the 2009 Contest Winner there on the right - click HERE to see a stack of photos from the 2009 contest!

This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) starting at 3:45 pm. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.


Zombie Pinups
The 2009 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Winners

Flashback Weekend, Chad Savage and ZombiePinups.com are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Flashback Weekend Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant!

On Saturday August 13 at 9:30 pm put on your sexiest classic pinup outfit and your most gruesome zombie make up, and compete to win the coveted title of Miss Zombie Queen 2011! The Pageant will be hosted by John LaFlamboy and will be judged by several of our Celebrity Guests (to be named) and awarded fabulous prizes for First, Second & Third Place.

Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects, costume and adherance to the spirit of the classic pinup image. All contestants will be photographed for a special gallery at ZombiePinups.com; winners will, of course, get optimal placement. To get an idea of what we're looking for, visit the gallery at ZombiePinups.com, and start planning your character NOW!

This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.

THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) starting at 9:00 pm. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.


A Clockwork Orange
This event takes place off-site, and is NOT a part of Flashback Weekend.
No transportation will be provided, and separate admission is required to attend.

Visit The Hollywood Palms Cinema Website for ticket info.