Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention

20th Anniversary!
Flashback Weekend

Chicago Horror Con

August 5-7, 2022

Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago
Rosemont, IL

Flashback Weekend 2021 Schedule

Flashback Weekend introduces elegance and luxury to horror conventions. The main Flashback Weekend events will be located on the Entry Level (street level) of the Hyatt in the:

  • GRAND BALLROOM
    Celebrities, Vendors, the HALLOWEEN WAGON
  • The HALLOWEEN WAGON
    Professional photos by Celeb Photo-Ops (line-up in Grand Foyer)
  • ROSEMONT BALLROOM
    Celeb Photo-Ops, Q & A’s, screenings, the Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie, the Full Moon Kegger Party hosted by Charles Band.
  • GRAND FOYER (outside of Grand Ballroom)
    Svengoolie autographs & selfies (Sat. July 31), the eagerly awaited Spooky Pinball HALLOWEEN Pinball Machine will premiere at Flashback Weekend! Look for it in the Grand Foyer!

Safety Rules

  • Please bring a mask so you have it if you need it
  • Socially distance whenever possible
  • Masks are required for people who are not vaccinated (except when eating/drinking)
  • Masks are recommended for people who are vaccinated (except when eating/drinking)
  • Masks may be removed for professional photo-ops or selfies
  • Respect safety rules set by celebrities/agents

Parking

Parking is available in the attached garage at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Chicago. The rate is $15.00 overnight per day for guests staying at the Hyatt. Please have the Hyatt add this charge to your room bill. If you are not staying at the Hyatt, the rate is $15.00 for 12 hours. Validation machine is at the Flashback Registration Desk (for those not staying at the Hyatt).

Additional parking lot directly across from the Hyatt on Bryn Mawr is Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Parking. The rate is only $15.00 per day. No validation from Flashback needed for this parking rate.

Locations - Activities & Highlights

GRAND BALLROOM

On display in the far back corner of the Grand Ballroom. The HALLOWEEN Wagon - the original LTD Station Wagon from the classic “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” (1978) which was driven by Nick Castle (as Michael Myers). Selfies with the HALLOWEEN wagon are available - either standing next to or sitting in the wagon - purchase these at the Wagon!

ROSEMONT BALLROOM

CELEB PHOTO-OPS - Rosemont Ballroom C-D
Celeb Photo-Ops may be purchased at the entrance to the Rosemont Ballroom. We have an amazing line-up of special and costume photo-ops. Line up in the Celeb Photo-ops ballroom for your photo-op. Exception - for the HALLOWEEN WAGON photos - line-up at the HALLOWEEN WAGON line-up in the Grand Foyer (outside of the Grand Ballroom).

SINISTER VISIONS COSTUME CONTEST HOSTED BY SVENGOOLIE - Sat. July 31 at 4:20 PM - Rosemont Ballroom A-B
Join us on Saturday, July 31 in your favorite ghoulish costume for our 15th 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.
THERE IS NO PRE-REGISTRATION: Contestants should start assembling outside Rosemont Ballroom A-B starting 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.

FOOD AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE

MORNING, AFTERNOON, AND EVENING AT THE HYATT!

  • PERKS
    Entry Level (Street Level) - Great Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner to go, snack, souvenirs, beer, wine, and spirits.
  • AMERICAN GRILL (with dining area)
    Lobby Level (Level One) (take the escalator up to level one) - Breakfast Buffet and Grab and Go Lunch.
  • RED BAR & LOUNGE
    Lobby Level (Level One) - Great food and your favorite drinks and cocktails - Open 5-12 on Friday and Saturday evening. Food service from 5-10.
  • GIORDANO’S PIZZA
    THE BEST PIZZA IN ROSEMONT
    If you wish to order out Pizza, we can recommend Giordano’s at 9415 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont IL 60018. You can order for pick up or delivery by phone at # 847-292-2600, or go to giordanos.com.

AFTER PARTIES and LOBBY PARTIES!

When the vendor room closes, the after-parties will begin and run all night and into the morning hours!!!! The Hyatt has HUGE beautiful lobby spaces for gatherings and fan parties. You will have a BLAST exploring the many beautiful lobby areas and party-hopping!

FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE OFFICIAL PARTIES
Attendance open to all paid Flashback Weekend attendees - attendance limited to capacity - Must be +21 to be served.

  • Fri. July 29 9:00PM - AFTER PARTY at Ventanas, the elegant bar on the top floor of the Hyatt
    Press V in the Glass Elevator! Ride the glass elevators to the top floor, then enjoy a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline & O’Hare.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the bar upstairs.
    *Attendance limited to capacity*
  • FULL MOON’S KEGGER PARTY WITH CHARLES BAND!
    Sat. July 31 5:15PM - Rosemont Ballroom A-B
    Charles Band kicks off the Saturday night parties at 5:15PM! Come hang out with legendary Full Moon founder and B-movie mogul Charles Band as he previews the insane and awesome year ahead in the Full Moon universe! Hear wild stories, watch crazy clips, preview maniacal new merch and movies and have a FREE beer on Charlie! First come, first served (must be 21+ to be served).
  • Sat. July 30 7:15PM - 8:45PM - AFTER PARTY - Party Under the Dome & Outdoor party deck - Conference Center.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the cash bar.
  • Sat. July 30 9:15PM - ??? After Party - “THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACRE” at Ventanas, the elegant bar on the top floor of the Hyatt.
    Press V in the Glass Elevator! Ride the glass elevators to the top floor, then enjoy a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline & O’Hare.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the bar upstairs.
    *Screening attendees admitted to the party first* A line will form near the street level elevators (just outside the Rosemont Ballroom) after the Q &A.
    *Attendance limited to capacity*
  • LOBBY PARTIES - The Hyatt has HUGE lobby spaces for gatherings and fan parties and you will have a BLAST exploring the many beautiful party areas and party hopping!

Itinerary


Friday July 30, 2021

  • 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 - 9:00PM         Dealers room open
  • 4:00PM - 9:00PM         Celebrity signings
  • 9:00PM -???                Evening Screenings, Special Events and After Parties
CELEB PHOTO OPS - ROSEMONT BALLROOM C-D
  • 4:00 PM Zach Galligan with Gremlins
  • 4:05 PM Sandy Johnson
  • 4:15 PM Nick Castle
  • 4:25 PM Halloween Kills - James Jude Courtney, Christopher Nelson & Nick Castle
  • 4:30 PM James Jude Courtney
  • 4:35 PM Carla Harvey
  • 4:40 PM Musicians Duo - Charlie Benante & Carla Harvey
  • 4:45 PM Charlie Benante
  • 4:50 PM Killer Klowns Duo - Grant Cramer & Suzanne Snyder
  • 4:55 PM Killer Klowns Group - Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, Harrod Blank (in costume), Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 5:05 PM Killer Klowns Costume Duo - Harrod Blank (in costume) & Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 5:25 PM Dick Weiand COSTUME UNMASKED
  • 5:30 PM Friday the 13th Part V Ethyl and Junior Duo - Ron Sloan & Carol Locatell in costume (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 5:45 PM Friday the 13th Part V Group - Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Carol Locatell (no costume), Ron Sloan, (no costume), & Dick Weiand (no costume) (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 6:00 PM ALIENS Duo - Jenette Goldstein & Mark Rolston (with props)
  • 6:15 PM Kane Hodder (NON COSTUME)
  • 6:30 PM Peter Cowper
  • 6:40 PM Will Sandin
  • 6:50 PM D.B. Sweeney
  • 7:00 PM Meat Loaf
  • 7:30 PM Saw Duo - Shawnee Smith Mark Rolston
  • 7:35 PM Shawnee Smith
  • 8:10 PM Nick Castle with Halloween Station Wagon
Q & A’S - ROSEMONT BALLROOM A-B
  • 7:00 PM The Thing with Two Heads Podcast Live on Stage! Sean Clark and Christopher Nelson
  • 8:15 PM Master of Ceremonies - Dann Gire - Opening Remarks
  • 8:30 PM James Jude Courtney
  • 9:00 PM Q & A - “FRIDAY THE 13th V: A NEW BEGINNING” (1985) reunion - Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Dick Wieand, Ron Sloan, & Carol Locatell
  • 9:30 PM Screening - “FRIDAY THE 13th V: A NEW BEGINNING” (1985)
AFTER PARTIES IN ELEGANCE, LUXURY, and CLASS! Party all Night!
  • 9:00 PM AFTER PARTY at Ventanas, the elegant bar on the top floor of the Hyatt
    Press V in the Glass Elevator! Ride the glass elevators to the top floor, then enjoy a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline & O’Hare.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the bar upstairs.
    *Attendance limited to capacity*

SATURDAY July 31

GRAND BALLROOM
  • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Booth Open
  • 10:00 AM - 6:45 PM Dealer room
  • 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Celebrity signings
  • 6:00 PM - ??? Evening Screenings, Special Events, & After Parties
CELEB PHOTO OPS - ROSEMONT BALLROOM C-D
  • 10:30 AM Peter Cowper
  • 10:40 AM Zach Galligan with Gremlins
  • 11:00 AM Randy Couture
  • 11:30 AM Manson Brothers Midnight Zombie Massacre Group - Randy Couture, D. B. Sweeney, Chris Margetis, Mike Carey
  • 12:00 PM D.B. Sweeney
  • 12:10 PM Nick Castle
  • 12:20 PM Halloween Kills - James Jude Courtney, Christopher Nelson & Nick Castle
  • 12:25 PM Michael Myers Group - Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Christopher Nelson & Wil Sandin
  • 12:25 PM Halloween 1978 Reunion Nick Castle, Will Sandin, Sandy Johnson
  • 12:35 PM Sandy Johnson
  • 12:35 PM Will Sandin
  • 12:40 PM Dick Weiand COSTUME UNMASKED
  • 1:00 PM Friday the 13th Part V Group Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Carol Locatell (no costume), Ron Sloan, (no costume), & Dick Weiand (no costume) (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 1:20 PM Friday the 13th Part V Ethyl and Junior Duo Ron Sloan & Carol Locatell in costume (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 1:30 PM Svengoolie
  • 1:50 PM Killer Klowns Costume Duo Harrod Blank (in costume) & Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 2:10 PM Killer Klowns Group Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, Harrod Blank (in costume), Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 2:25 PM Killer Klowns Duo Grant Cramer & Suzanne Snyder
  • 2:40 PM Carla Harvey
  • 2:50 PM Charlie Benante
  • 2:45 PM Musicians Duo Charlie Benante & Carla Harvey
  • 3:00 PM Kane Hodder (COSTUME Sat Only)
  • 3:50 PM Kane Hodder (NON COSTUME)
  • 4:00 PM ALIENS Duo Jenette Goldstein & Mark Rolston (with props)
  • 4:20 PM Meat Loaf
  • 4:35 PM James Jude Courtney
  • 5:00 PM Saw Duo Shawnee Smith & Mark Rolston
  • 5:05 PM Shawnee Smith
  • 5:45 PM Nick Castle with Halloween Station Wagon
GRAND FOYER
  • 1:45 PM - 3:30PM Svengoolie autograph signings
Q & A’S - ROSEMONT BALLROOM
  • 12:30 PM Q & A - Jason Paul Collum - Scream Queens director and creator of the “OCTOBER MOON” film series, the first gay-themed horror franchise in history.
  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Q & A “KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE” (1988) reunion - Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, Harrod Blank & Mike Martinez
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Q&A - Mark Rolston & Jenette Goldstein
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Q&A - Kane Hodder
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Q&A - Zach Galligan
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Q&A - Charlie Benante and Carla Harvey
  • 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Q&A - John Borowski discusses his eagerly awaited new John Gacy Documentary!
  • 4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Svengoolie interviews the cast of “THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACRE” - Randy Couture, D.B. Sweeney, Chris Margetis, & Mike Carey
  • 4:20 PM - 5:00 PM 15th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
  • 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM Full Moon’s Kegger Party with Charles Band!
  • 7:15 PM - 8:00 PM Advance screening “THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACRE” (2021) - the breakout indie Horror hit of 2021!
  • 8:45 PM - 9:15 PM Q & A - “THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACRE” (2021) - Randy Couture, D.B. Sweeney, Chris Margetis, & Mike Carey
ROSEMONT BALLROOM SCREENING ROOM
  • 12:00 PM “TOURIST TRAP” (1979) Tribute to Tanya Roberts
  • 1:45 PM “SAW 2” - (2005)
  • 3:30 PM “SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS” (2011) - Introduced by Jason Paul Collum
  • 5:00 PM “KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE” (1988)
AFTER PARTIES IN ELEGANCE, LUXURY, and CLASS! Party all Night!
  • 7:15 PM - 8:45 PM - AFTER PARTY - Party Under the Dome & Outdoor party deck - Conference Center.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the cash bar.
  • 9:15 PM - ??? After Party - “THE MANSON BROTHERS MIDNIGHT ZOMBIE MASSACRE” at Ventanas, the elegant bar on the top floor of the Hyatt.
    Press V in the Glass Elevator! Ride the glass elevators to the top floor, then enjoy a panoramic view of Chicago’s skyline & O’Hare.
    Admission - Just a 1 drink purchase minimum from the bar upstairs.
    *Screening attendees admitted to the party first* A line will form near the street level elevators (just outside the Rosemont Ballroom) after the Q &A.
    *Attendance limited to capacity*
  • ZOMBIE ARMY PRODUCTIONS - Drop by the Zombie Army booth in the Grand Ballroom to ask them what they have planned Sat. night!

SUNDAY Aug. 1

GRAND BALLROOM
  • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM Registration Booth Open
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dealer room open
  • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Celebrity signings
CELEB PHOTO OPS - ROSEMONT BALLROOM C-D
  • 11:15 AM Sandy Johnson
  • 11:20 AM Will Sandin
  • 11:30 AM Halloween 1978 Reunion Nick Castle, Will Sandin, Sandy Johnson
  • 11:30 AM Halloween Kills James Jude Courtney, Christopher Nelson & Nick Castle
  • 11:35 AM Michael Myers Group - Nick Castle, James Jude Courtney, Christopher Nelson & Wil Sandin
  • 11:40 AM James Jude Courtney
  • 11:45 AM Nick Castle
  • 12:00 PM Peter Cowper
  • 12:10 PM Kane Hodder (non costume)
  • 12:20 PM D.B. Sweeney
  • 12:30 PM Killer Klowns Duo Grant Cramer & Suzanne Snyder
  • 12:35 PM Killer Klowns Group Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, Harrod Blank (in costume), Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 12:40 PM Killer Klowns Costume Duo Harrod Blank (in costume) & Mike Martinez (in costume)
  • 12:50 PM Carla Harvey
  • 12:55 PM Musicians Duo Charlie Benante & Carla Harvey
  • 1:00 PM Charlie Benante
  • 1:10 PM ALIENS Duo Jenette Goldstein & Mark Rolston (with props)
  • 1:25 PM Dick Weiand COSTUME UNMASKED
  • 1:30 PM Friday the 13th Part V Ethyl and Junior Duo Ron Sloan & Carol Locatell in costume (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 1:35 PM Zach Galligan with Gremlins
  • 1:45 PM Friday the 13th Part V Group Melanie Kinnaman, Deborah Voorhees, Carol Locatell (no costume), Ron Sloan, (no costume), & Dick Weiand (no costume) (WILL HAVE PLEXI IN PHOTO)
  • 2:00 PM Meat Loaf
  • 2:30 PM Saw Duo Shawnee Smith & Mark Rolston
  • 2:35 PM Shawnee Smith
  • 3:20 PM Nick Castle with Halloween Station Wagon
Q & A’S - ROSEMONT BALLROOM
  • 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Q&A - Peter Cowper
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Q&A - Nick Castle, Will Sandin, & Sandy Johnson
  • 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Q&A - Meat Loaf
  • 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Q&A - Shawnee Smith

Schedule subject to change.  Final schedule including Q & A times to be posted closer to the event.


Friday Night: The Thing with Two Heads Podcast LIVE!

The Thing with Two Heads Podcast
Sean Clark & Christopher Nelson


Saturday Afternoon at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare Chicago: The 15th Annual Sinister Visions COSTUME CONTEST, hosted by SVENGOOLIE (Rich Koz)!

Costume Contest
The 2019 Costume Contest Winners with Svengoolie

Join us on Saturday July 31 at 4:20 pm in Rosemont Ballroom A-B in your favorite ghoulish costume for our 15th 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 room in which the event will be held (it'll be in the program at the show) starting 30 minutes prior to the event. Chad Savage will be there to direct you as necessary.

 

Times and Events Subject to Change