Celeb Photo-Ops Schedule
Flashback Weekend 2023 Schedule
Friday August 4, 2023
Grand Ballroom (Street level)
12:00PM - 2:00PM Registration Booth - Early pick-up for advance ticket purchases
2:00PM - 8:30PM Registration Booth Open for on-site sales and advance ticket pick-ups
3:00PM - 9:45PM Dealers room open
3:00PM - 9:00PM Celebrity signings
9:00PM -??? Special Events and After Parties
9:45PM CHRISTINE Group Celeb Photo-Ops with The Bullies and the CHRISTIME MOVIE CAR in the back corner of the vendor room – Separate Celeb Photo-Op ticket required
CELEB PHOTO-OPS – International Ballroom D-E-F (lower level)
Celeb Photo-Ops may be purchased at the entrance to the International Ballroom (lower level). All of the Celeb Photo-Ops (except the CHRISTINE Movie Car “Bullies” group photo) will take place in the International Ballroom D-E-F. We have an amazing line-up of special and costume photo-ops.
INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM (LOWER LEVEL)
THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO GET TO THE INTERNATIONAL BALLROOM FOR THE CELEB PHOTO-OPS AND THE SPECIAL EVENT BALLROOM ON THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE HYATT:
- THE STAIRS LOCATED ON THE STREET LEVEL (THE STAIRS ARE BEHIND THE ESCALATOR)
- THE ELEVATOR LOCATED TO THE LEFT OF “PERKS” AND THE FED EX OFFICE ON THE STREET LEVEL
Q & A’s – INTERNATIONAL Ballroom A-B-C (lower level)
5:45PM Scream Bites – Horror Shorts
6:15PM Q&A Jenna Kanell and Catherine Corcoran
7:00PM Q&A Kane Hodder
7:45PM Q&A Dick Warlock
8:20PM Master of Ceremonies – Dann Gire – Opening Remarks
8:30PM SPECIAL EVENT: AN EVENING WITH JOE BOB, DARCY, & SVENGOOLIE * Horror legends Joe Bob Briggs, Darcy the Mail Girl, andSvengoolie (Rich Koz) will take to the stage to share conversations and stories, and to discuss with each other their lives and careers. Join us for an intimate conversation between three horror icons in person! (Limited to seating capacity)
*No extra charge for paid Flashback Weekend attendee
9:15PM Full Moon Entertainment 2023 Preview with Charles Band
9:30PM FULL MOON AFTER DARK – Party with Charles Band! ELEGANT & LUXURIOUS AFTER PARTY at VENTANAS, The elegant bar on the top floor of the Hyatt, featuring a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline & O’Hare. Party in class & style! All Flashback Weekend ticket holders welcome.*
*One (1) drink purchase minimum from the bar upstairs.
*Attendance limited to capacity*
Saturday August 5, 2023
Grand Ballroom (Street level)
9:30AM - 5:00PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM - 7:00PM Dealer room
10:00AM - 6:00PM Celebrity signings
2:00PM - 4:00PM SVENGOOLIE – Autograph signings (Grand foyer)
6:50PM CHRISTINE Group Celeb Photo-Ops with The Bullies and the CHRISTIME MOVIE CAR in the back corner of the vendor room – Separate Celeb Photo-Op ticket required
7:00PM - ??? Special Events and After Parties
Q & A’s – INTERNATIONAL Ballroom (Lower level)
11:00AM Scream Bites – Horror Shorts
11:30AM Q&A – Jason Paul Collum - Scream Queens director
11:50AM Q&A – John Borowski discusses serial killers!
12:10PM Q&A – Ron Fitzgerald
12:30PM The Nick D Podcast – Nick Digilio & Esmeralda Leon talk Horror Movies!
1:00PM Q&A – William Ostrander, Malcolm Danare, Steven Tash
1:45PM Q&A – Tom Devlin – Creation of Jason 7 Prosthetics. FX artist & director Tom Devlin takes you behind the scenes of his creation of the “Zombie Jason” prosthetics for Kane Hodder’s JASON 7 costume for Celeb photo-ops which takes place later in the afternoon.
2:15PM Q&A - Leo Rossi and Lynn Eastman-Rossi
3:00PM Q&A – Alex Vincent and Christine Elise
3:45PM Q&A - Matthew Patrick Davis
4:30PM Q&A - Airon Armstrong and Corey DeMeyers
8:30PM SPECIAL EVENT: ALAN HOWARTH IN CONCERT * This all-immersive audio and visual experience is not to be missed! Alan will perform his hits including “HALLOWEEN 2–6”, “CHRISTINE”, “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK”, “THEY LIVE”, and many more.
*No extra charge for paid Flashback Weekend attendees (seating limited to seating capacity).
9:30PM Official Flashback Weekend After Party - After-Party to the music of Claudio Simonetti’s GOBLIN.
Party and mingle with your fellow Flashback Weekend fans in the beautiful and elegant surroundings of the Hyatt Regency upstairs bar with a 360-degree view to the amazing, recorded music of GOBLIN. A long-time collaborator of director Dario Argento, Composer Claudio Simonetti has written and recorded some of the most influential scores and soundtracks in horror history, including “SUSPIRIA”, “DAWN OF THE DEAD”, “DEEP RED”, “TENEBRE”, and many others, and his legendary work still influences the horror genre to this day. There will be ticket prize giveaways during the After-Party to Claudio Simonetti & GOBLIN performing the live score to Dario Argento’s iconic DEMONS Sunday October 15, 2023, at the Copernicus Center on Lawrence Ave. in Chicago, IL.
ZOMBIE ARMY PRODUCTIONS - Drop by the Zombie Army booth in the Grand Ballroom to ask them what they have planned for Sat. night!
Sunday Aug. 6, 2023
Grand Ballroom (Street level)
10:30AM - 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM - 4:00PM Dealer room open
11:00AM - 4:00PM Celebrity signings
3:15PM CHRISTINE Group Celeb Photo-Ops with The Bullies and the CHRISTIME MOVIE CAR in the back corner of the vendor room – Separate Celeb Photo-Op ticket required
Q & A’s – INTERNATIONAL Ballroom (lower level)
1:00PM Scream Bites – Horror Shorts
1:30PM Q&A – Rose McGowan & Holly Marie Combs
2:15PM Q&A – Damien Leone, David Howard Thornton, Lauren LaVera, Elliott Fullam, Amelie Mclain, Casey Harnett, Leah Voysey
3:15PM Q&A – Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Lee Waddell
FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2023 PART 2
JOIN US FOR FLASHBACK WEEKEND 2023 PART 2 AT THE MIDWAY DRIVE-IN IN DIXON, IL, ON SEPTEMBER 16TH FOR THE ANNUAL DUSK TO DAWN HORRORFEST!
Four Horror Classics
“CHILDS PLAY” (1988)
“THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD” (1985)
“SLUMBER PARTY MASSACRE” (1983)
...as well as horror vendors, horror trailers, vintage concession ads, and more!
Gates open at 5:00PM.
Visit www.themidwaydrivein.net for updates
Theatrical Horror Screenings – Tickets will be available soon! Separate pricing applies. This is not included in your Flashback Weekend ticket/package.
FLASHBACK WEEKEND SAVES THE DRIVE-IN
As you know, Flashback Weekend owns and operates the Midway Drive-In (located in Dixon, IL). Flashback Weekend believes that a Horror Convention should benefit the legacy of horror and the film arts. For that reason, all net profits from Flashback Weekend goes to the preservation and operation of the Midway Drive-In, an Authentic Drive-In Theatre built in 1950.
Saturday Afternoon at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
The 17th Annual Sinister Visions COSTUME CONTEST, hosted by SVENGOOLIE (Rich Koz)!
The 2022 Costume Contest Winners with Svengoolie
Join us on Saturday August 5th at (Time TBD) in the Rosemont Ballroom in your favorite ghoulish costume for our 17th Annual Sinister Visions 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.
This event is sponsored by Sinister Visions inc.
THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside of the Rosemont Ballroom at 4:00 pm. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.
Times and Events Subject to Change