Flashback Weekend 2015 Schedule

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Alan Howarth In Concert

Alan Howarth In Concert

We are proud to present film composer legend Alan Howarth live in concert on Friday August 7, 2015! Alan will perform hits from many of his films including “HALLOWEEN 2 – 6”,  “ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK” and many more. This is an amazing audio and visual experience not to be missed. Admission is free for paid Flashback Weekend attendees (limited to seating capacity). Early preferred seating is available to Ultimate package holders and HALLOWEEN Event Weekend pass holders.


Giant Outdoor Movie Screening of John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN

John Carpenter's HALLOWEEN

Flashback Weekend Chicago Horror Convention presents the original 1978 classic “John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN” on a giant inflatable screen onSaturday August 8, 2015.  The screening will be presented in the Crowne Plaza courtyard and will be introduced by our HALLOWEEN 1978 guests along with many surprises. Admission is included with the ULTIMATE packages and the HALLOWEEN Event Weekend pass.


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: The Tenth Annual Sinister Visions COSTUME CONTEST

Sinister Visions Costume Contest 2014
The 2014 Costume Contest Winners with Svengoolie

Join us Saturday August 8 (Time TBD) in your favorite ghoulish costume for our Tenth 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.


Saturday Afternoon at the Crowne Plaza: ZOMBIE PINUPS BEAUTY PAGEANT 8!

Zombie Pinups 2014
The 2014 Zombie Pinup Beauty Pageant Winners
with Sinister Visions' Chad Savage

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

On Saturday August 8 at (Time TBD) 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 2015! Pageant host/judges TBA; prizes awarded 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. (Subject to change)


Monster Family Fun Day! Svengoolie live on stage presenting Mad Monster Party!

Join us on Sunday August 9 for some spooky fun for the entire family emceed by Chicago TV Horror Host legend SVENGOOLIE (Rich Koz) as only he can. Join us for a screening of the 1967 Rankin Bass stop motion animated classic “MAD MONSTER PARTY” starring Boris Karloff! The 2 hour stage show / movie screening will include audience participation and many more surprises!

Svengoolie will take the stage at 1:00PM. Other convention activities throughout the day include our giant vendors room to find rare collectibles, meet celebrity guests, and have the kiddies join us for some fun activities!

2015 Schedule of Events

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

Friday, August 7, 2015

Crowne Plaza
2:00PM - 8:00PM      Registration Booth Open
3:00PM - 8:45PM      Dealers room open (Ballrooms 3-5)  
4:00PM - 8:45PM      Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)  

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
9:00PM ALAN HOWARTH IN CONCERT (Ballrooms 1 & 2)
Admission free for Flashback Weekend attendees!
Preferred seating for ULTIMATE & Halloween Event passholders

10:30PM Q & A to be announced
11:00PM Introduction
“RE-ANIMATOR” (1985) screening

Saturday August 8, 2015

Crowne Plaza  
9:30AM – 5:30PM Registration Booth Open
10:00AM – 6:45PM Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)
10:00AM – 6:00PM Celebrity signings (Ballrooms 3-5)   
2:00PM – 4:00PM Svengoolie autograph signings – Balmoral Room

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Times TBA Celeb Photo-Ops (Separate ticket required)

Crowne Plaza    Ballrooms 1-2
11:00AM – 4:20PM Q & A’s & Special events To Be Announced
4:20PM – 5:00PM 10th Annual Sinister Visions Costume Contest hosted by Svengoolie
5:05PM – 6:00PM 8th Annual Zombie Pinups Beauty Pageant
6:00PM – 12:00AM Evening Activities TBA

Crowne Plaza Lower level – Midway Room
12:00PM – 8:00PM Flashback Film Room screenings – Free for Flashback Weekend attendees
Film titles TBA

Crowne Plaza Outdoor Courtyard
8:15PM Giant Screen Outdoor Movie!
JOHN CARPENTER’S HALLOWEEN (1978)*
Introduced by the cast and crew
*Separate ticket required

Sunday August 9, 2015

Crowne Plaza
10:00AM – 3:00PM Registration Booth Open
11:00AM – 4:00PM Celebrity signings & Dealer room (Ballrooms 3-5)   

Crowne Plaza Ideation Lounge
Times TBA Celeb Photo-Ops (Separate ticket required)

Crowne Plaza Ballrooms 1-2
Times TBA Q & A’s
1:00PM – 3:00PM Monster Family Fun Day: Svengoolie live on stage presenting MAD MONSTER PARTY, the Rankin Bass stop-motion animated classic starring Boris Karloff. Audience participation & surprises!

Times and Events Subject to Change

MIDWAY DRIVE IN

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