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HorrorConUK is the UK’s original annual horror convention, more a horror party than your average convention; it’s an opportunity in an atmospheric space where like minded folks can meet to celebrate the weird and wonderful world of horror! It’s a chance to meet and speak with some of the most iconic names within the horror genre, go to a Q and A session, get an autograph or have a photo taken. There’s also an amazing horror market too with all things horror on sale! Come in costume, and or just hang out with other similar tortured souls! There is so much to see and do at the event that there is never enough time in one day to do it all! HorrorConUK’s next event Something Wicked will be held at Magna Science Adventure Centre on 16th & 17th May 2020.
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Yes, most of the event is on the ground floor, anything else is easily accessible by lift. There is also disabled parking about 25 metres from the entrance, toilet facilities are also available. If you have any questions regarding the event please get in touch. Please note that HorrorConUK may become crowded especially on the Saturday, if you have any concerns about this before or on the day please do ask a member of staff for assistance.
Bring lots of cash! Seriously! There is not a cash machine at the venue. Also maybe have a wander around before you spend, that way you will have an idea of what you want to spend your money on! Simples! Not all vendors will accept credit card payments so if you wish to purchase an item from one of the exhibitors on the day we recommend you bring cash with you. If you have a budget, bring that budget with you! The special guest signings take cash only, unless we have specifically advertised a guest as a ticket only signing.
Yes, there is plenty of FREE parking available at the venue and surrounding areas.
Yes, of course, as long as you are wearing an intact wristband – you may come and go as often as you wish!
Yes there will be food available, burgers, jacket potatoes etc. However, if you have dietary concerns or intolerance to certain foods (as do we) e.g. vegan, nuts, lactose, gluten etc you are welcome to contact us for advice by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We understand how overwhelming it can be to meet our Special Guests, and whilst we horror fans all know them very well, they do not know us from Adam! Please be courteous and respectful; please don’t make them feel uncomfortable by doing creepy weird stuff like staring at them from a distance! They are human beings not creatures from outer space!
In most cases the Special Guest will charge you for all signings, if in doubt do ask the guest’s assistant.
Oh yes!! If you are new to the convention scene it might take you by surprise, but it is quite normal for this type of event. So if there is a guest you simply have to meet, get in early, or better still attend on the Sunday (usually it’s a quieter day). There will always be lines for the special guests as they are so loved by us all. If there is a busy queue for your chosen guest, you will be given a ticket and asked to return when we are serving those numbers.
11:00am – 5:30pm Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2020 with a standard day or weekend ticket. Early Bird entry (from 10:00am) is available with a Priority entry day or Priority weekend ticket.
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Special Guests are contracted to attend both days of HorrorConUK, but sometimes life gets in the way! Guests appearances are subject to their work commitments because on rare occasions a guest may be offered film work which clashes with their appearance at HorrorConUK. This is a rare occurrence but, as with illness, can happen and is outside our control. Refunds will not be given due to a guest cancellation.
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Yes, most of the guests will bring an assortment of pictures, photos, books, maybe posters and a plethora of other things to sign. However there is always a chance they may sell out – although this hasn’t happened so far. You are free to bring along your own items to be signed – maybe your own poster, mask, photo or DVD/VHS. In general each item you want signed will be charged for, unless the guest decides to cut you a deal! Restricted items that you would like signing (e.g. a Machete) are not allowed into the convention (see rules on restricted items) however if you contact us beforehand we may be able to arrange for this to be signed and returned to you outside of the venue.
Unless stated otherwise on the website, all guests will be available to sign on both days of HorrorConUK 2018. Occasionally a guest may only be available to attend on one day and this will be clearly stated on the website.
Yes! Well, as long as they are a horror lover – Please don’t bring a sensitive child who is likely to get upset at the sight of the various ghouls, demons, zombies, serial killers and bloody monsters roaming the corridors! We ask that you use your discretion: Does your child really love horror? We have no desire to police or tell parents how to do their job, and we believe that parents have their child’s best interests at heart and know what their child can or can’t handle. BUT please remember the horror world is an adult world – many of the traders stalls will feature graphic merchandise based on horror films, books, special effects etc. and fruity language may be used during Q & A’s and elsewhere! It’s your call! If they’re happy they are very welcome. Children aged 12 & under are free with a paying adult. Children under 18 are strictly prohibited from any film screenings.
Please respect Special Guests and their wishes, most will oblige with a snap when purchasing an autograph – but if in doubt please do ask them.
Yes you may take photographs. Although flash photography is strictly forbidden during Q & As, talks and films as we do not wish to temporarily blind the special guests or Comperes! If you share your photos or films of HorrorConUK on Facebook, Twitter or any other social media we reserve the right to share those photos and use them on our website.
If you are filming on a mobile phone for your own personal use then that’s OK. However other filming requires HorrorConUK’s express written permission.
By attending HorrorConUK you give your consent for us to use your image in any marketing of our future events. If a photographer asks to take your photo you may of course decline.
We really would prefer you to print out your ticket, but if you can’t get a print out from work, local library, friend or family member’s printer, bring your mobile phone, tablet etc and as long as we can scan the barcode from your device we have no problem!
No. You are purchasing a photo opportunity with a guest and a photograph only. You may get the photo signed at the usual price when the guest is back at their signing table.
Not unless it is a guide dog for the blind or other medical assistance dog or a Special Guest/Exhibitor. If in doubt email us at: email@example.com
Yes! Alcohol will be on sale by the venue in The Big Hall and in The Fuel Bar (Upstaires in the Face of Steel Entrance). Drinking alcohol bought on the premises is therefore allowed.
No, the special guest Q and A’s, talks and film screenings are included in the price but seating is limited, first come, first served. Treat the experience as though you were in the cinema, and make sure your phone is on silent or turned off. Occasionally some other activities or exhibits may be subject to a small charge by the provider.