Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

Flashback Weekend

Chicago Horror Con

August 4-6, 2017

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel
Rosemont, IL

Flashback Weekend 2014 Schedule

(Subject to change)

All Events and access to the Dealer & Celebrity Room are for paid Flashback Weekend attendees only.

Friday, August 8, 2014

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 12:00PM - 8:00PM Registration Booth Open
  • 3:00PM - 8:45PM Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 4:00PM - 8:45PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 5:00PM Robert Englund Freddy Krueger Makeup Photo-Ops (Balmoral Room)* Line-up according to your assigned number outside of Balmoral Room 15 minutes before your assigned time.
    *Ticket required

CROWNE PLAZA BALLROOMS 1 & 2

  • 9:15PM FRIDAY NIGHT FRIGHTS LIVE*
    Hosted by Svengoolie & featuring Robert Englund in his Freddy Krueger make-up, Lance Henriksen and The Elm Street Girls
    *Special ticket required
  • 10:30PM Charles Band presents Full Moon’s 2014 Shock-O-Rama Roadshow
    Everyone gets a prize from Full Moon for just showing up!
    Admission free for all paid Flashback Weekend attendees

Saturday August 9, 2014

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 9:30AM - 6:00PM Registration Booth Open
  • 10:00AM - 6:45PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 10:00AM - 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 10:00AM - 6:00PM Robert Englund signings (Metro Room) (Full schedule posted at the Box Office/Registration)
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings (Balmoral Room)

CROWNE PLAZA IDEATION LOUNGE

  • 11:00AM - 4:20PM Celeb Photo-Ops (Separate ticket required)

CROWNE PLAZA BALLROOMS 1 & 2

  • 11:00AM HIDDEN HORROR - Aaron "Dr. AC" Christensen & Jon Kitley - PRIZES!
  • 11:40AM Sean Clark introduces HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS A RETURN TO ELM STREET + Q&A – PRIZES!
  • 12:30PM Zach Galligan Q & A
  • 1:00PM Traci Lords Q & A
  • 1:30PM ELM STREET GIRLS Q & A
    Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Jennifer Rubin, Monica Keena
  • 2:00PM Lance Henriksen Q & A
  • 2:30PM CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Q & A star Robert Kerman & Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski – PRIZES!
  • 3:00PM PHANTASM (1979) Cast Reunion - Q & A
  • 3:45PM AMERICAN MARY Soska Sisters & Katharine Isabelle Q & A
  • 4:20PM Sinister Visions presents the 9th Annual Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
  • 5:05PM Sinister Visions presents the 7th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
  • 8:00PM Synapse Films Presents – PRIZES!
  • 8:15PM Robert Englund Q & A
  • 9:00PM PHANTASM Stars in Concert
    • The Reggie Bannister Band
    • Bill Thornbury, Kat Lester, & many PHAN-tastic surprises!
    • Free for paid Flashback Weekend attendees
  • 11:00PM Premiere Screening - Synapse Films presents their 2K restoration of PROM NIGHT (1980)

CROWNE PLAZA LOWER LEVER: MIDWAY ROOM

Flashback Film Room screenings – Free for Flashback Weekend attendees

  • 12:00PM Vintage Grindhouse trailers
  • 1:00PM DEATH SPA (1989) - Courtesy of Gorgon Video
  • 3:00PM DEMONS (1985) - Courtesy of Synapse Films
  • 5:00PM THE BODIE BROTHERS – WALKING DEAD Fan Film
  • 5:30PM HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS
  • 6:00PM PHANTASM (1979)

Sunday August 10, 2014

CROWNE PLAZA

  • 10:00AM - 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
  • 11:00AM – 4:00PM Robert Englund signings (Metro Room)

CROWNE PLAZA IDEATION LOUNGE Ideation Lounge

  • 11:00AM – 1:45PM Celeb Photo-Ops (Separate ticket required)

CROWNE PLAZA BALLROOMS 1 & 2 Ballrooms 1-2

  • 12:00PM TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2 Reunion: Caroline Williams & Bill Johnson
  • 12:30PM HELLRAISER Reunion Q & A with Barbie Wilde & Nicholas Vince
  • 1:00PM William Forsythe Q & A
  • 1:30PM CHILDREN OF THE CORN Reunion Q & A
  • 2:00PM HORROR’S HALLOWED GROUNDS – introduced by Sean Clark

Celebrity Photo Ops

You may purchase photo ops at the Celeb Photo Ops Table next to the Flashback Weekend Registration Booth. Specific times and pricing will be available at the Celeb Photo Ops Table. Purchases are cash only. Following are the available photo ops.

FRIDAY ONLY (BALMORAL ROOM)

  • Robert Englund in Freddy Krueger Makeup

SATURDAY ONLY (IDEATION LOUNGE)

  • PHANTASM Group Photo Op
    Angus Scrimm, Don Coscarelli, Michael Baldwin, Reggie Bannister, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester, with a PHANTASM Sphere

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (IDEATION LOUNGE)

  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3 “Let’s Get High” | Robert Englund (non-makeup with ELM ST 3 “Let’s Get High” needle glove) & Jennifer Rubin
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Reunion
    Robert Englund (non-makeup with glove), Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley
  • A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Group
    Robert Englund (non-makeup with glove), Amanda Wyss, Ronee Blakley, Katharine Isabelle, Jennifer Rubin, Monica Keena, Robert Rusler
  • AMERICAN MARY Photo Op
    Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska, and Katharine Isabelle
  • CHILDREN OF THE CORN
    John Franklin & Courtney Gains
  • FREDDY vs JASON
    Robert Englund, Katharine Isabelle, Monica Keena
  • HELLRAISER Reunion
    Barbie Wilde and Nicholas Vince with the HELLRAISER Box
  • Katharine Isabelle
  • LANCE HENRIKSEN with ALIENS Display
  • Soska Sisters
  • Robert Englund
    (non-makeup with glove)
  • Traci Lords
  • Zach Galligan and Gizmo

Photos will be available for pick up in the Flashback Weekend Registration booth hallway. Typical wait time for prints is about thirty minutes but may increase during heavy volume photo ops. All prints will be ready same day, even for late photo ops. If you will be at the show the next day, you may pick up your photo op then as well.

Phantasm Stars In Concert

Full Moon's 2014 Shock-O-Rama Roadshow


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: The Ninth Annual Flashback Weekend COSTUME CONTEST

Sven and last year's contest winners!Join us Saturday August 9 at 4:20 pm in your favorite ghoulish costume for our Ninth 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 with the 2013 Contest Winners there on the right - click HERE to see a stack of photos from the 2013 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 4:00 pm. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: ZOMBIE PINUP BEAUTY PAGEANT 7!

Zombie Pinups 2013
The 2013 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Winners

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

On Saturday August 9 at 5:05 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 2014! The Pageant will be hosted by Ron Fitzgerald, judged by Beki Ingram, Greg "House" Greathouse, Robert Kurtzman and Kitty Zombie and awarded fabulous prizes for First, Second & Third Place.

Judging will be based on quality of make up / effects, costume and adherence 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) 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.