Conventions for Creepsters

Chicago Horror Film Fest
Annual local film festival featuring indie and nationally syndicated horror films,
Late September at the Portage Theater, 4050 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL.

Dark Carnival Film Fest
Weeklong celebration of horror near I.U.!

Annual event in Atlanta, GA occurs Thursday - Monday over the Labor Day weekend. Events span four hotels and feature fan fun spanning sci-fi, fantasy, gamer, goth/industrial, HORROR, and more!

Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors - Fangoria's Chicago edition annual horror convention
Early March weekend long event; after a 10 year break from Chicago, "FangoCon" returned to Chicago at the Wyndham O'Hare, 6810 N Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL. from 2006-2009, but may be moving to a new, larger site in Chicago for 2010.

Flashback Weekend
Local smaller horror con.
Late October at the Wyndham O'Hare, 6810 N Mannheim Rd, Rosemont, IL.

HorrorHound Weekend horror con!
HorrorHound Mag's convention - has happened in April and November each year since it's inception; dates subject to change.

Wizard World Comic Convention.
Donald E Stephens Convention Center, 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL. Tickets $25 and up in advance, $30+ at door; see website for convention hours, advance ticket locations; all ages.
First full weekend in August.