FANTASM - GUESTS
  • Mega Menu
  • FANTASM 2021 Homepage
FANTASM - A HAUNT AND HORROR CONVENTION - ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 1 - 3, 2021
FANTASM GUESTS 2021
Will Sandin
Actor:  (Young Michael Myers - Halloween (1978))

Will Sandin is an American child actor, born on April 8th1969. To date, Will's only known film role is playing six-year-old serial killer Michael Myers in the original 1978 slasher film Halloween. Archival footage of Sandin can be seen in the The American Nightmare documentary in 2000, the Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film documentary in 2006 and the Halloween: The Inside Story documentary in 2010.

Show Events / Panels for Will Sandin
James Jude Courtney
Actor:  (Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends, Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

James  Jude Courtney, also known as James Courtney, is a US film actor and stuntman. He was 'Der Kindestod' in the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Other credits include Firearm and Babylon 5. Most 2018 he acquired the role of Michael Myers in the 2018 reboot of the film Halloween. He will also be reprising the role in the 2020 Halloween: Kills and the 2020 Halloween: End.

Courtney was also known as film producer and co-founder of the Melliti Brothers Productions.

Show Events / Panels for James Jude Courtney
Nick Castle
Industry Guest:  (Actor: Halloween (1978), Halloween (2019), Halloween Kills, Halloween Ends; Director: The Last Starfighter, Major Payne, Amazing Stories)

Nick Castle's film credits include Dark Star where he played the beach ball alien, Major PayneDennis the MenaceThe Last Starfighter, and Connors' War as a director. He wrote the screenplays Escape from New York and Hook. He was the writer and director of the film Tap.

He played Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween, directed by former USC classmate John Carpenter, being paid $25 a day. Castle's subsequent collaborations with Carpenter included his name being used as one of the main characters' names in The Fog, co-writing the script of Escape From New York, and performing the title song of Big Trouble in Little China as part of the band Coup de Villes, alongside Carpenter and another friend, Tommy Lee Wallace.

Castle's most recent project is the screenplay for August Rush, a musical-drama directed by Kirsten Sheridan and starring Freddie Highmore, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams, and Keri Russell, released in 2007. He also stars as himself in the 2010 documentary Halloween: The Inside Story by Filipino filmmaker Nick Noble.

Castle won a Saturn Award for Best Writing for The Boy Who Could Fly, a Silver Raven (for Delivering Milo), a Grand Prize (for The Last Starfighter), a Bronze Gryphon, and a Gold Medal of the Regional Council.

In 2018 he reprised his iconic role of Michael Myers in the 2018 reboot of the film HalloweenHe will also be reprising the role in the 2020 Halloween: Kills and the 2020 Halloween: End.

Show Events / Panels for Nick Castle
Bai Ling
Actress:  (Myca - The Crow, Miss East - Wild Wild West, Senator Bana Breemu - Star Wars)

Bai Ling is recognized for unbridled freedom and creativity, and has become undoubtedly one of the world's most diverse and captivating actresses! Born in the city of Cheng Du in southern China, Bai Ling began her career at age of 14. She enlisted In the Chinese People's Liberation Army, where she spent three years in a performance troupe entertaining soldiers stationed in Tibet. She first gained the attention of audiences and critics alike when she won the coveted lead role opposite Richard Gere in Jon Avnet's Red Corner. 

She received numerous accolades including the prestigious Breakthrough Performance Award from the National Board of Review. She also garnered the Discovery Star awarded by the Hollywood Women's Press Club for their Golden Apple Awards. While developing her remarkable facility with the English language, she has worked with such prestigious filmmakers as Oliver Stone in Nixon, George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Barry Sonnenfeld in Wild Wild West, Spike Lee in She Hate Me, Andy Tennant in Anna and the King, Ang Lee in The Wedding Banquet, Alex Proyas in The Crow and Luc Besson' in Taxi 3 (2003), in which she spoke French. 

She also starred in Terrence Malick's Broadway production of "Sansho the Bailiff". She dazzled audiences with her portrayal of the sexy, mysterious Achara in the hit TV series Lost, and intrigued viewers with her seductive yet exhilarating role in HBO's Entourage.

Bai Ling was awarded the Asian Oscar for her brilliant performance in her first Hong Kong film Three... Extremes. It also earned her an additional three major awards in the Far East. She received the Spirit Diversity Award by The Hollywood Motion Picture Association. Her film Southland Tales, directed by Richard Kelly was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Bai starred in and executive-produced Shanghai Baby. She has worked with Taylor Hackford in Love Ranch, co-starring with Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci, and had a leading role in the Jason Statham action comedy Crank: High Voltage along with costar with Jason Statham.

This is Bai Lings First Appearance in Florida!

Pricing:

  • $30 per signed photo/item.
  • $10 self photo-op w/purchase.
  • $40 per signed banner/poster (include 11x17).
  • $20 self photo-op without purchase.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Bai Ling
Tom Atkins
Actor:  (Halloween III, Night of the Creeps, Creepshow, The Fog, Escape From New York)

Atkins began his career in stage plays both on-and-off Broadway, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television. His first movie role was in The Detective, which starred Frank Sinatra.

After many appearances in TV series and movies - often playing police detectives - Atkins began working within the horror and science fiction genres. He starred in two films directed by John Carpenter: he appeared as Nick Castle in the 1980 ghost story The Fog and as Rehme in the 1981 science fiction thriller Escape from New York. He then took a leading role as Dr. Dan Challis in the sequel Halloween III: Season of the Witch directed by Tommy Lee Wallace and produced by John Carpenter. He did further work with George A. Romero, appearing in three of the latter's projects: in the Romero-Stephen King project, Creepshow (1982), in which he plays the overbearing father of a young Joe Hill (King's son) in the wraparound segment; then in another anthology, Two Evil Eyes (1990), based upon tales by Edgar Allan Poe; and Bruiser (2000). He portrayed Detective Ray Cameron in the 1986 cult horror film Night of the Creeps, a role Atkins calls his very favorite. 

He has nevertheless continued to act in both the thriller and police procedural genre. He is well known to movie goers for his role as Michael Hunsaker in the Richard Donner hit film Lethal Weapon (1987), with Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, and Gary Busey; the film was produced by Donner and Joel Silver, written by Shane Black. He also took a role in the action-thriller, Striking Distance (1993), alongside Bruce Willis, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Tom Sizemore. In television, Atkins played Lt. Alex Diehl in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files with James Garner. He reprised his role of Commander Diehl for a series of Rockford Files movies in the 1990s.[5]

Atkins has made numerous guest appearances on many popular television shows, including M*A*S*H, Baretta, Harry O, The Fall Guy, Xena: Warrior Princess, Walker, Texas Ranger, Oz, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

In 2009, he had a supporting role as a retired sheriff in the remake My Bloody Valentine 3D and co-starred with Nicolas Cage in Todd Farmer's Drive Angry, in 2011. 

In 2019 Tom starred in the horror film Trick and the sci-fi Encounter.

Show Events / Panels for Tom Atkins
Stacey Nelkin
Actress:  (Halloween III, The Twilight Zone)

Nelkin starred as Bonnie Sue Chisholm in four episodes of the CBS western miniseries The Chisholms (1979). 

She became well known for her role in the horror film Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) as Ellie Grimbridge. Around the same time, Nelkin was scheduled to appear in the film Blade Runner as Mary, a sixth Nexus-6 replicant that escapes from "off-world" and comes to Earth, but budget cuts resulted in her part being cut from the film early in the period of principal photography. She had done a screen test for the role of Pris in Blade Runner as well. Nelkin's screen test appears on Disc 4 of the collector's edition DVD set. Nelkin has made guest appearances in several TV series, including CHiPs, The A-Team, Eight Is Enough, 1st & Ten and Hunter. She has also had significant roles in Serial and Up the Academy.

Her best-known TV role was on the soap opera Generations (1990) as Christy Russell.

Show Events / Panels for Stacey Nelkin
P. J. Soles
Actress:  (Carrie, Halloween (1978), Halloween (2018), The Devils Rejects)

Pamela Jayne Soles is a German-born American actress. She made her film debut in 1976 as Norma Watson in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) before portraying Lynda van der Klok in John Carpenter's Halloween (1978) and Riff Randell in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).

She has since appeared in a variety of films including Breaking Away (1979), Private Benjamin (1980), Stripes (1981), Sweet Dreams (1985), Jawbreaker (1999) and The Devil's Rejects (2005).

In 2018 P.J. had a cameo as a teacher in the reboot of her classic film Halloween.

In 2019 she appeared in the film Candy Corn and in 2020 appeared in Sid Haig’s final film Hanukkah.

Show Events / Panels for P. J. Soles
John Michael Graham
Actor:  (Halloween (1978))

John Michael Graham is an actor known for his role in the 1978 classic John Carpenter horror movie Halloween as Bob Simms, the boyfriend of P.J. Soles's character. Graham also appeared as an extra in the film Grease and several commercials in the 1970s, including Dr. Pepper.

Graham has worked for Disney since 1989.In 2001, Graham wrote, produced and acted in the well received cult play "Murder's a Drag!". A kitschy homage to Hollywood film noir and "women's pictures" of the 1940s and 1950s. It was remounted in 2011, in Orlando, FL, with the original cast and received a rave review from The Orlando Sentinel. Quote: "The clever script...plays like a sketch from the old Carol Burnett Show in which Harvey Korman and Tim Conway just happen to be playing women."

Show Events / Panels for John Michael Graham
Christopher Nelson
Industry Guest:  (SPFX Artist / Writer / Actor)

Academy Award winner and 2 time Emmy winner Christopher Nelson is one of the top make-up FX artists and personalities in the film and television industry. His career spans almost 3 decades, earning him one of the most versatile, well rounded, and respected artist reputations today. Christopher has worked on and created some of the most iconic characters throughout film... from Marvel and DC to horror and sci-fi. His credits include Sin City, Kill Bill, American Horror Story, The Walking Dead, Suicide Squad, Deadpool, BrightAvengers: Infinity War as well as the new Halloween (2018), Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends from Blumhouse and director David Gordon Green in which he designed and created the FX and was thrilled to create the return of Michael Myers (The Shape). 

Christopher is also known for his acting roles in Kill Bill as the Groom, Criminal Minds, Vacancy 2, The Tripper, Inherent Vice, and as Officer Francis inHalloween (2018). 

Show Events / Panels for Christopher Nelson
Sean Clark
Industry Guest:  (Producer, Director, Host)

In 2003 Sean was one of three principles that put on the Halloween Returns to Haddonfield 25th Anniversary Convention in Pasadena, California. Soon after he began working on the documentary "Halloween: 25 Years of Terror", which he was co-creator and writer of. The documentary was released on DVD in July of 2006 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. This began a tradition to follow every five years in Pasadena, California with 30, 35 & 40 Years of Terror: The Official Halloween Conventions.
 
Sean has worked as a s a journalist for the following on-line publications, Creature-Corner.com, The Horror Channel, Dread Central.com and Bloody-Disgusting.com
 
Since issue #4 he has written for HorrorHound Magazine. He contributes a feature article called Horror’s Hallowed Grounds that takes a look at the filming locations of famous horror and cult films. It was also developed into a television show that has been featured on several DVD & Blu-ray releases for companies like Scream Factory, Dark Skies Films, Synapse Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
 
In 2005 he started Convention All-Stars LLC. The company has grown to become one of the leaders in personal appearance representation, so much so that in 2012 the reputation of CAS captured actress Jamie Lee Curtis’ attention when she decided to do her one and only convention appearance. The event was filmed by her brother-in-law and sister for the documentary, "The Night She Came Home", released as a bonus feature on the 35th Anniversary edition of the film Halloween.  Together they raised over $175,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
 
In 2007 he wrote and produced his first feature film The Black Waters of Echo’s Pond. The film stars Robert Patrick, Danielle Harris and James Duval. The film was released theatrically in 2010 and was later released on DVD & Blu-Ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment.
 
Sean also started a production company called Viddy Well Films where he produces bonus content for DVD & Blu-Ray. In 2014 he won a Saturn Award for his work on Halloween: The Complete Collection Box Set.
 
Most recently Sean has been featured on shows such as Collection Complete spotlighting his extensive horror collection and on the Shudder series The Core and Cursed

Show Events / Panels for Sean Clark
Kat Cressida
Actress:  (Black Widow Bride - The Haunted Mansion, Dee Dee - Dexter's Laboratory)

KAT CRESSIDA is a favorite with ANIME and ANIMATION fans for: "Dee Dee" (DEXTER’S LABORATORY), villain “Uta" (ARCHER Seasons 1 + 2), “Jessie The Cowgirl” (PIXAR’s TOY STORY attractions, shows, ancillary products), ‘Elektra’ (all MARVEL GAMES), and PHINEAS and FERB.  She just voiced “SIGOURNEY WEAVER” for SOLAR OPPOSITES (hit NETFLIX Series by creators of RICK AND MORTY).

KAT's a fan favorite with GAMERS for several AAA Game leads; most notably 2 of Gaming's most TERRIFYING leads: “Agatha” and “The Matron (DARK DECEPTION); and “Bloody Mary(TELLTALE GAMES' FABLES: THE WOLF AMONG US).  Kat voices leads in: FALLOUT 4, FALOUT 76, WASTELAND 3, MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE: AVENGERS and MARVEL HEROES, WORLD of WARCRAFT, MASS EFFECT: ANDROMEDA, ELDER SCROLLS… (see IMDB for most recent / full list)

KAT is THE HAUNTED MANSION's “BLACK WIDOW BRIDE” (Constance Hatchaway)- the ONLY Lead Character added to a Classic DISNEY ATTRACTION in history (AND- as all original voices were recorded in 1969- she is also the only Talent in this Classic Attraction alive!) 

She is the voice of “LITTLE GIRL LOST” in DISNEY PARKSTWILIGHT ZONE: TOWER OF TERROR"

Having been honored to officially work with DISNEY IMAGINEERING and DISNEY ARCHIVES in prep for THE HAUNTED MANSION, KAT offers conventions an EXCLUSIVE PANEL going BEHIND-THE-SCENES of the HISTORY and HIDDEN SECRETS of THE HAUNTED MANSION.

Pricing:

  • $40 per signed photo/item.
  • $30 self photo-op.
  • $60 combo autograph / self photo-op.

*All sales are cash only.

 

Show Events / Panels for Kat Cressida
Marli Renfro
Actress:  (Psycho - Janet Leigh's Stunt Double, 78/52: Hitchcock's Shower Scene)

Marli Renfro is a professional model and actress best known for her performance in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic, Psycho. Cast as Janet Leigh’s body double in Psycho’s iconic shower scene, Marli will forever be celebrated for her contribution to one of the most famous scenes in film history. Marli also appeared in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1962 comedy Tonight For Sure. Having appeared in over 55 magazines including the cover of Playboy in September 1960, Marli has had a very successful modeling career. In 2010, she was the subject of author Robert Graysmith’s biography The Girl In Hitchcock’s Shower, and in 2017, appeared in the highly acclaimed documentary 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene which explores the 78 shots and 52 cuts that so greatly impacted modern cinema. Today, Marli loves the opportunity to attend conventions and meet her fans and brings an array of photos, magazines, posters and even artistically “bloodied” shower curtains for those who want to take home a souvenir. She’s excited to meet you all at Fantasm in Orlando! 

Pricing:

  • $40 per signed photo/item.
  • $30 selfie photo-op.
  • $60 combo autograph/selfie.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Marli Renfro
Diane Franklin
Actress:  (Amityville II: The Possession, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Better off Dead, Terrorvision)

Born on February 11, 1962, and raised in Long Island, New York, Diane Franklin started her professional acting career with modeling and commercials at the young age of 10. While pursuing her college education at NYU, Diane landed her first film role, starring in THE LAST AMERICAN VIRGIN (1982) - And little known fact, Diane kick-started the curly hair trend of the 80s with her appearance in this film. In 1985 Diane won the part, of her most beloved, female role-model, chararacter, French-Exchange student, Monique Junot, in the comedy BETTER OFF DEAD. But Diane’s biggest commercial success came from her role as a Medieval babe princess in BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE

Today, Diane makes a dramatic return to cinema in the horror genre. In 1982 Diane played the daughter, Patricia Montelli, in AMITYVILLE II: THE POSSESSION, and now returns as mother, Louise Defeo in docu-drama, AMITYVILLE MURDERS. Diane also sang the National Anthem in 2004, and has self-published 2 books about her acting career. Diane is married to comedy writer, Ray DeLaurentis, and has two children; actress and comedy filmmaker, Olivia DeLaurentis and composer, and double-bass, musician, Nick DeLaurentis.

Pricing:

  • $30 per signed photo/item.
  • $10 self photo-op w/purchase.
  • $40 per signed banner/poster (include 11x17).
  • $20 self photo-op without purchase.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Diane Franklin
Mimi Craven
Actress:  (Swamp Thing, Chiller, A Nightmare on Elm Street)

Mimi Craven was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University with a major in dance (ballet). She began her career in the arts as a dance teacher in Indiana and Texas, before moving to Los Angeles, where she became an actress. She co-starred in the original "A Nightmare On Elm Street". Having studied with the renowned Roy London, she worked in movies and television, as well as commercials during her career as an actress. She had notable parts in such films as "Last Dance", which starred Sharon Stone, "Dogwatch", which starred Sam Elliot, and "Just Write", which starred Sherilyn Fenn and Jeremy Piven, and was cast in guest roles on television in "Seinfeld", "Star Trek Voyager", and many other shows.

As an actress, Mimi observed photographers in their work constantly. It was not until 1996, however, that she picked up a camera herself and began taking pictures with a deliberate eye. She immediately started formal study of the new art at UCLA, and quickly received her first professional assignments. In the period since then, she has photographed celebrities, artists and other public figures, including Quincy Jones, Sharon Stone, the painter Balthus, and the Dalai Lama. Her photographs have appeared in the magazines "In Style", "Paris Match", "US", "Movieline" and the "San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine". She has shot movie posters for a number of prominent films from major studios, including "Gloria" and "What Planet Are You From?" for Sony Pictures, and "Bless This Child" for Paramount. In addition, her commercial photography has included assignments for such clients as Seinger Advertising Group, Wisdom Channel, and the designer Elizabeth Galindo.

While developing her career as a commercial photographer, Mimi has privately photographed subjects of personal interest. Over the last two and a half years, she traveled around the world to photograph graveyards and cemeteries.

Pricing:

  • $30 per signed photo/item.
  • $10 self photo-op w/purchase.
  • $40 per signed banner/poster (include 11x17).
  • $20 self photo-op without purchase.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Mimi Craven
Camille Keaton
Actress:  (Jennifer - “I Spit On Your Grave”, Jane - “Tragic Ceremony”)

Award winning actress Camille Keaton was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Camille started her acting career in the early 1970s and is still currently in the acting profession today. Camille is best noted for her film roles as Jennifer Hills in "I Spit On Your Grave", Jane in "Tragic Ceremony", Olga in "The Butterfly Room", Rita in "The Concrete Jungle", and Solange Beauregard in "What Have You Done To Solange?" Camille is the first actress to portray the role of Jennifer Hills in the original iconic award-winning film "I Spit On Your Grave" which has become a 5 film franchise. Camille is related to legendary silent-film comedian Buster Keaton. Camille was previously married to famed film director Meir Zarchi and famed film producer Sidney Luft.

Pricing:

  • $40 per signed photo/item.
  • $20 selfie photo-op.
  • $50 combo autograph/selfie.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Camille Keaton
Joe Davison
Actor:  (Nerdy Tech - Stranger Things, Actor, Director, Producer)

Joe Davison is most widely known for his role as "Nerdy Tech" on Netflix's number one series Stranger Things. Most recently he just wrapped on his feature horror/comedy "Sorority of the Damned" starring horror icon Felissa Rose which is set for an October Drive-In release. He also directed/wrote such films as "As Night Falls", "Experiment 7", "Frost Bite", and award winning "100 Tears" just to name a few. 

Joe Davison has also written 35 screenplays, and six novels. His show "South of Central" a comedy series about a washed up child actor "Chauncey Davis", in which he plays the title character.

Pricing:

  • $20 per signed photo/item.
  • $20 self photo-op.

*All sales are cash only.

Show Events / Panels for Joe Davison
Scott Tepperman
Industry Guest:  (Ghost Hunters International, Actor, Co-Owner Los Bastardz Productions)

One of the stars of the still-popular reality TV series, SYFY CHANNEL’S GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL (2008-2012), Scott has successfully made the jump from TV to movies and has quickly become a familiar name in the independent film scene, having appeared in such notable horror movies as HELL’S BELLS, DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2, THE HOSPITAL 2, THE HOSPITAL 2, CAMP MASSACRE, HYBRID, I DARED YOU! TRUTH OR DARE 5: ANOTHER CRITICAL MADNESS, GRAVEYARD STORIES 2, MEATHOOK MASSACRE IV, and more.

Scott is also the co-owner and co-founder of Los Bastardz Productions, an independent Florida film production company which he runs with his close friend and frequent collaborator, Jim O’Rear. Their newest feature film project, the "80s slasher flick" CRUEL SUMMER premieres in summer 2021.

Scott is also the author of two horror themed books, Overlooked & Underrated: 100 Fantastic Forgotten Films of Horror and Overlooked & Underrated 2: 100 More Home Video Horror Gems. Scott is a huge fan and memorabilia collector of The Honeymooners and is also a lifelong VHS collector of old horror films. He has also recently released two feature-length documentaries, MAGNETIC HIGHWAY: THE RISE, FALL, AND RESURGENCE OF THE INDEPENDENT VIDEO STORE and a sequel, MAGNETIC HIGHWAY - EXIT 2. Scott has also served as a celebrity guest judge for various film festivals - including Atlanta's long-running movie showcase, Buried Alive and has hosted the Freak Show Film Fest, an offshoot of Orlando's popular Spooky Empire horror convention.

For over a decade, Scott has been a non-stop guest at various comic cons, fan conventions, charity events, and trade shows and has gained a large, loyal following in both the paranormal and horror genres.

Show Events / Panels for Scott Tepperman
Jim O'Rear
Industry Guest:  (Actor, Author, Stuntman, SFX Makeup Artist, Co-Owner Los Bastardz Productions)

Jim O’Rear has been involved in the entertainment industry for over thirty years, beginning his career on tour as The Youngest Professional Magician and quickly transitioning into the world of film and television.

Trained in New York at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jim has worked steadily as an actor, stuntman, and special make-up effects artist on such projects as STAR TREK IV, STEPHEN KING’S THE BOOGEYMAN, ABC's NASHVILLE, LETHAL 
WEAPON 3
, NBC's FATAL ENCOUNTERS, THE DEAD MATTER, FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, MORTAL COMBAT: CONQUEST, and many more.

Wanting to get some of his own ideas onto the screen, Jim successfully moved into the area of screenwriting, selling a number of horror-related screenplays, including THE HOUSE OF PAIN, HAYRIDE SLAUGHTER, VAMPYRE TALES, WOLFSBAYNE, THE 
DEEPENING
, and SCREAM FARM. Jim’s writing also includes several novels and paranormal books including Tennessee Ghosts, Mortuary Of Madness, Hollywood Paranormal Films, Traveling in Tennessee and the how-to autobiography Magic, 
Monsters, And Me
.

As an independent filmmaker, Jim's work as a director/producer has been seen all over the world in the international award-winning hits THE HOSPITAL, CAMP MASSACRETHE HOSPITAL 2, and GHOSTS OF TENNESSEE, just to name a few, and has 
recently released NIGHTBLADE and HELL’S BELLS with his production partner Scott Tepperman under their production label Los Bastardz Productions.

Jim continues to work on several films per year, completing work on DON’T LOOK IN THE BASEMENT 2 (the sequel to the 1973 horror classic), NESSIE & ME, and GRAVEYARD STORIES. As if that isn’t enough, Jim continues to write for horror 
publications all over the world, consult for film and Halloween/haunt projects internationally, and is the founder of Celebrity Ghost Hunters.

Show Events / Panels for Jim O'Rear
Austin Janowsky
Industry Guest:  (Actor/Screenwriter/Director, Professional Comic Book Artist)

Austin Janowsky is celebrating working as a professional comic book artist, inker, writer, creator for 27 years and a professional actor, director, producer for the past 5 years.

He has been lucky to be published with Marvel Comics  (Iron Man, Xmen), IDW (Satellite Falling), Image (Invincible), Top Cow (Tomb Raider), Dynamite (Red Sonja), Space Goat (Evil Dead 2 Tales of the Ex-Mortis), Alias (10th Muse/Shi), Devil's Due/First Comics (Nightmare World) plus a bunch of indie books!

Presently Austin's comic "Stanley the Snowman" is coming out with Scout Comics, Divine Retribution is coming out with Second Sight Publishing and Zombie's We're Human Too with Tin Sky Comics

Austin has worked with Feature films, TV and commercials. 

  • cast in Black Veil created by (Blair Witch Project) Dan Myrick, (Final Destination) Jeffery Reddick
  • cast in 45 Seconds coming to NETFLIX
  • cast in Painkiller with Michael Pare
  • cast in Fan series "Sleepwalker
  • cast in South of Central with (Stranger Things) Joe Davison
  • cast in Share or Die as Rob, father to the lead.

Mortem happens trailer: https://vimeo.com/351848786

Zombies We're Human Too FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ZombiesWereHumanToo/

Austin will be doing limited commissions during the show. Email him at: tinskymedia@gmail.com for pricing.

Pricing:

  • $10 per signed photo/item.
  • $20 8x10 photo.
  • $20 11x17 poster.
  • $20 self photo-op.
  • $30 Dressed as Dr Loomis Each day from 1:00-3:00 pm)

*All sales are cash only.

J. Michael Roddy
Industry Guest:  (Author / Documentary Filmmaker: "MonsterKids", "The Shark Is Still Working")

A member of the Entertainment industry for more than 25 years, J. Michael Roddy has contributed to some of the most successful entertainment experiences that have become unforgettable memories for millions around the world.

His successes include the award-winning documentaries The Shark Is Still Working, and Monsterkids, for which he won The Rondo Hattan Award. Some of his other work includes Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Marvel Day at Sea, Halloween on the High Seas, Disney Movie Magic, and the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

With so much passion for the entertainment industry coupled with the development of numerous award-winning entertainment experiences, it’s no surprise Roddy lives by the motto: “The more you do…the more you get to do!”

Show Events / Panels for J. Michael Roddy
4 Horsemen Publications
Publisher:  (Hybrid Book Publisher)

The 4 Horsemen emerged in response to a publishing world that doesn’t give promising authors a shot at the big-time. Our favorite works are ones from authors who aren’t afraid to challenge themselves–like you! We look for strong writing and engaging storytelling to create quality book series for readers across the world. Comprised of a small group of dedicated professionals, we want to help you find your voice in the literary world. As a women-owned business, we publish, encourage, and support own voices and diverse works for all genres. We look forward to bringing the publishing apocalypse.

We are a hybrid book publisher combining over 20 years experience in company, publishing, design, and marketing in a joint venture to provide alternative publishing options for new and veteran authors. Trendy covers, top-notch typesetting designs, newsletter building, competitive pricing, wide distribution, strong editorial practices, a drive to provide readers with innovative book series, and many other aspects make up the quality and brand we call 4 Horsemen Publications. We aim to serve our readers and authors by building strong branding platforms to help authors grow.

4 Horsemen Publications is a Sponsor of Fantasm Orlando


“I think you should put some pants on if you’re going to continue to fight crime today.”

Erika Lance, Chief Executive Officer
“Hey! Listen! Link, stop licking the dog! I don’t care if you dropped ice cream on him. He’s not a plate!”

Valerie Willis, Chief Operating Officer
“I’m right on top of that, Rose.”

Jen Paquette, Editor
“This is the way.”

Vanessa Valiente, Editor

Drinking With Authors Podcast

We always imagine a day when we’re having a drink at our favorite bar, dive, or even eatery and our favorite author comes through the doors. Much to your luck, they sit next to you and conversation ensues! That’s what Drinking With Authors is all about!

Join us over drinks to discover the backstory and journey of authors like Tamara Lush, Connie Y Harris, Kenya Wright, Jonathan Maberry, Dan Wells, Jeffe Kennedy, Heather Graham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and so many more. We interview authors all over the spectrum including those who just started their journey with their debut book and those who have scripted some of our favorite television and Netflix shows!

Pour yourself a drink, pull up a seat, and join us as we get to know our favorite authors and gain some inspiration for fellow writers and sheer entertainment for fans!
Show Events / Panels for 4 Horsemen Publications
Adam-Troy Castro
Author:  (Award winning novelist)

Adam-Troy Castro made his first non-fiction sale to Spy magazine in 1987. His twenty-six books to date include four Spider-Man novels, three novels about his profoundly damaged far-future murder investigator Andrea Cort, and six middle-grade novels about the dimension-spanning adventures of young Gustav Gloom. Adam’s works have won the Philip K. Dick Award and the Seiun (Japan), and have been nominated for eight Nebulas, three Stokers, two Hugos, one World Fantasy Award, and, internationally, the Ignotus (Spain), the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire (France), and the Kurd-Laßwitz Preis (Germany). His latest release was the audio collection My Wife Hates Time Travel And Other Stories (Skyboat Media), which features thirteen hours of his fiction, including the new stories “The Hour In Between” and “Big Stupe and the Buried Big Glowing Booger.” Adam lives in Florida with his wife Judi and a trio of chaotic paladin cats.

Amanda Byrd
Author:  (Britney Cage Serial Killer Novels)

Amanda has a love of horror and borderline obsession with fictional serial killers. She frequently makes Hannibal, Harry Potter, and Dexter references in “normal” conversation. She is also a full-time psychology major. When not writing, Amanda can be found reading, playing video games, or watching shows and movies like Mindhunter, Hannibal, Harry Potter, or Dexter.

Show Events / Panels for Amanda Byrd
C.R. Rice
Author:  (The Realm Series)

C.R. Rice is a fantasy/sci-fi writer, currently immersing you in the Realm Series. As someone who grew up in a small town, she has always loved escaping into the world of fantasy, paranormal, and legend. C.R. has dedicated herself to creating that same opportunity for anyone who wants to escape the boring reality of real life. Through the years, she has traveled to dozens of different states and countries, has lived in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and now Florida! While they all have their own unique treasures, she admits to favoring the sunny southern states over the chilly northern ones, though there is nothing like curling up with a wonderful book by the fire as the snow falls outside the window.

Some of her favorite reads are Terry Pratchett’s Disc World series, The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld, and The Hallow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle. When she is not reading or writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband by the pool.

Show Events / Panels for C.R. Rice
Cat Blackard
Author:  (Author: (The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program) Actor: (Moonbase Theta Out, Open World, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program) Artist: (The Losers' Club, Halloweenies))

Cat Blackard is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in storytelling. She's the showrunner of the award-winning horror comedy audio drama, The Call of Cthulhu Mystery Program; an actor, illustrator, and author of myriad strange stories across a multitude of mediums. She's the founder of the genre-bending media company, Omniverse, host of the legendary Nerdy Show podcast, and a frequent collaborator of The Losers' Club and Halloweenies. Throughout her career in podcasting and journalism she's worked alongside her favorite artists of all time to create meaningful explorations of media and irreverent adventures for outcasts and lovers of the unusual. 

Show Events / Panels for Cat Blackard
Eerie Florida - Mark Muncy
Author:  (Eerie Florida, Freaky Florida)

Mark Muncy is the creator of Hellview Cemetery, a charity haunted house in Central Florida that was so infamous it was banned by the City of St. Petersburg. An author of horror and science fiction, he has spent more than three decades collecting ghostly tales and reports of legendary beasts. His third book for The History Press after the best sellers Eerie Florida and Freaky Florida releases in fall 2019. A frequent guest on Coast to Coast AM and Into the Fray Radio as well as numerous other TV and radio shows. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the remains of an ancient midden with his wife, Kari Schultz. Occasionally, he is visited by his daughters when they remember he is still there. 

Kari Schultz is a varied illustrator at Fox Dream Studio who enjoys fantasy and horror. She has been working on art as long as she can remember and reading folklore and horror almost as long. She has illustrated several books of legends and monsters for The History Press including Eerie Florida, Eerie Alabama, and Freaky Florida. She has a thing for foxes. When not drawing she is the caretaker of her baby dragon named Clawdius and her python Missy. She can be lured forth from her home with sushi or pasta. 

Show Events / Panels for Eerie Florida - Mark Muncy
Jackie Sonnenberg
Author:  (The Lamb Was Sure To Go, My Soul to Keep, 13, 13: Deja Vu, 13: Night Terrors, Carnival of Fear, The Mirror Tales)

Jackie Sonnenberg is an author and actor living in Orlando, known for "cosplaying" her original characters and interacting with people to tell them their stories in a fun way. She creates the whole look and costume and dons them to conventions and events....believing she can best introduce people to her books by first introducing them to the characters. She currently has a collection of novels retelling Nursery Rhymes as horror stories, with rough drafts and outlines for more in the works. The series collection is called yresruN semhyR, or nursery rhymes backwards and the first two novels are MY SOUL TO KEEP and THE LAMB WAS SURE TO GO. She also has short stories in anthologies 13, 13: DEJA VU, 13: NIGHT TERRORS, and CARNIVAL OF FEAR, with a new one coming out this spring called THE MIRROR TALES.

Jackie also has a background in the Horror industry as a veteran haunted house actor and was in the local attractions The Shallow Grave and Zombie Outbreak, has currently joined the cast of the new haunt Dark Horizon and has won costume contests and gained recognition in various media outlets for her unique approach. An avid Horror enthusiast, she is always creatively bringing the scares to life in some form or another.

Show Events / Panels for Jackie Sonnenberg
JM Paquette
Author:  (Klauden's Ring series, Conjuring Fascination Series)

Author of the Klauden’s Ring Saga and the Conjuring Fascination series, JM Paquette writes fantasy and paranormal romance novels. When she isn’t writing, she can be found teaching English to college students as Dr. Paquette or watching her favorite Russian shifter romance movie, I Am Dragon. Her areas of expertise include the history of the English language and the intricacies of grammatical rules, but her favorite class to teach is on Lord of the Rings. (If you’ve ever wondered why English is a crazy language, watch her video series on YouTube under Editor JMPaquette!) She enjoys editing manuscripts for academic and creative writers alike, and she adores tabletop roleplaying (THAC0, anyone?) where her halfling ranger/Twi’lek adept/vampire wizard/[insert race and class here] is often underestimated. You can also find her guest co-hosting the podcast Drinking with Authors--even though she doesn’t drink, she loves getting to know fellow authors!

Check out JM Paquette at authorjmpaquette.com and 4horsemenpublications.com, on Twitter @authorjmp and @editorjmp13, and as Author JM Paquette on Facebook and Instagram.

Show Events / Panels for JM Paquette
John Catapano
Author:  (Invasive Species, Genre trivia books and short stories)

John Catapano is an author, an artist, and an engineer. He had his first paranormal experience at age 6. While in college he met Ed and Lorraine Warren and helped them investigate two cases. He has written books, independent comics, and graphic novels  on diverse topics such as a genre movie trivia book to one founded in the Cthulhu mythos. Invasive Species is the latest novel written by himself and Tyson Hanks that is set in Central Florida. His genre trivia book and short stories are available at smashwords.com. He currently is working on two novels, both with Central Florida locales.

Show Events / Panels for John Catapano
Ken Barr
Author:  (Award winning Indie Filmmaker and Author)

After touring the world for over twenty years with KISS, Alice Cooper, Stone Temple Pilots, The Bangles, Rainbow, Debbie Gibson, Air Supply and many other music artists, Ken Barr made a life change and left the road. Now he is an award winning Indie Filmmaker and Author of books that have sold around the world.

Show Events / Panels for Ken Barr
Maria DeVivo
Author:  (The Coal Elf Chronicles, The Altered)

Maria DeVivo is the author of dark fantasy and horror novels for YA and adults. Her works include the Amazon best-selling trilogy The Coal Elf Chronicles, The Altered, The Altered: Plague Within, and Aestrangel The Fallen. Originally from New York, she currently lives in Florida, and in her spare time, teaches Language Arts and Journalism to middle school students. A lover of all things dark and demented, she takes pleasure in warping the comfort factor in her reader’s minds. Just when you think you’ve reached a safe space in her stories, she snaps you back into her twisted reality. 

Maureen Orkwis
Author:  (The Vadam Nore Murder Mystery Series, The Ghosts of Tiger Trail)

Originally from Flushing, New York, Maureen Catherine Orkwis and her family moved to Florida when she was six. That makes her a semi-native or a damn Yankee, depending on who you ask.

Maureen currently lives in a small town in North Central Florida, featured in her book, The Ghosts of Tiger Trail. She is most known for penning Murder Con, which was inspired when she wandered into an abandoned area during a Star Wars Celebration. Though the original story was to feature two cosplayers, Maureen, like many of her fans, became smitten with the fish-out-of-water detective, Sergeant Vadam Nore, who is now the main character of the Vadam Nore Murder Mystery Series. “He’s just too fun not to keep telling his stories.” Vadam’s only flaw (well, that we’ll count at least); he, like the rest of the characters in her head, keeps Maureen from cosplaying, which is her favorite hobby.

Show Events / Panels for Maureen Orkwis
Owl Goingback
Author:  (Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, and The Gift)

Owl Goingback has been writing professionally for over thirty years, and is the author of numerous novels, children’s book, screenplays, magazine articles, and short stories. He is a Bram Stoker Award Lifetime Achievement Recipient, a Bram Stoker Award Winner for Best Novel and Best First Novel, a Nebula Award Nominee, and a Storytelling World Awards Honor Recipient. His books include Crota, Darker Than Night, Evil Whispers, Breed, Shaman Moon, Coyote Rage, Eagle Feathers, and The Gift. Owl’s short story collection, Tribal Screams, was published in 2018. The Coffee Shop of Horrors created an Owl Goingback’s Tribal Screams roasted chestnut flavored coffee to tie-in with the collection.

In addition to writing under his own name, Owl has ghostwritten several books for Hollywood celebrities. He has also lectured across the country on the customs and folklore of the American Indians, served in the military, owned a restaurant/lounge, and worked as a cemetery caretaker. He is a member of the Authors Guild, Horror Writers Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

Show Events / Panels for Owl Goingback
Tyson Hanks
Author:  (Invasive Species, Greetings from Barker Marsh, Kneeling in the Silver Light, The Dark and Stormy Night, Sanitarium Magazine, Ghosts, Goblins, Murder & Madness: Twenty Tales of Halloween)

APPEARING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ONLY!

Tyson Hanks is the author of multiple short stories that have been published in numerous collections, including the World War 1 horror anthology Kneeling in the Silver Light, The Dark and Stormy Night, Sanitarium Magazine and Ghosts, Goblins, Murder & Madness: Twenty Tales of Halloween, published by Dark Ink Books. His debut novel, Greetings from Barker Marsh, was published in 2016, and his new novel, Invasive Species, which he coauthored with horror writer John Catapano, is scheduled for release by Halloween, 2019.  He was a semi-finalist in a Seattle-based horror screenwriting contest and also serves as a judge with the Florida Writers Association. Tyson is an Army veteran and currently lives in Florida, where he works as a freelance writer. 

Show Events / Panels for Tyson Hanks
Valerie Willis
Author:  (Cedric, Writer’s Bane: Research)

Valerie Willis joined 4 Horsemen Publications, Inc. in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer, using her twelve plus years in digital typesetting experience to oversee their book production. Her unique perspective, influenced by game design, allows her to inspire creative minds. Recently, she launched the start to her workbook series, Writer’s Bane: Research, with many more planned for the years to come. As a Fantasy Paranormal Romance author based out of Central Florida, she loves crafting novels with elements inspired by mythology, superstitions, legends, folklore, fairy tales and history. She’s received the Reader’s Favorite Bronze medal in ‘Fiction – Mythology’ and FAPA’s President’s Silver medal in ‘Fantasy/Sci-fi’ for books in her Cedric Series. Her other passion is for hosting workshops or guest speaking at many events sharing her expertise in publishing, novel writing, research for fiction, worldbuilding, character development, book design, reader immersion and more. 

Show Events / Panels for Valerie Willis
Scott Fensterer
Industry Guest:  (Owner, Scott Fensterer Sculpture Studio; Creator and Host of Monster Manor.)

Scott’s love for classic monsters began after seeing an old Castle Films 8mm home movie of Universal’s Frankenstein. It inspired his life-long fascination with art in cinema… From design to makeup, this passion continued to grow through his childhood. While other kids were busy watching movies, Scott was busy making them with neighborhood friends. This lifelong affection for his “lovable monsters” spreads into every corner of his world!

Since that time, Scott has been in the commercial arts field for over 25 years, working in film (Madea’s BOO – Special Makeup Effects Department), television (Robot Chicken, Season 5, Face Off/Game Face), toy prototype production (Mego, Proto-Hype Studios, Scott Fensterer Sculpture Studio), theme parks (Universal Studios, Walt Disney Corp), haunts, and more, but is best known for his appearances on the hit SYFY series FACE OFF and its spin-off, GAME FACE. He has won numerous awards, and was a 2019 nominee for the coveted Rondo award for “best event” for Gill-A-Bration, the 65th anniversary celebration the Creature from the Black Lagoon, an event held at Silver Springs, one of the filming locations of the series and attended by Ricou Browning, David J. Skal, and James-Michael Roddy.

Scott and Monster Manor co-creator, Michael Kinald conceptualized Monster Manor following a comment comparing his home to that of Gomez and Morticia Addams… A Monster Manor. With that, Monster Manor was born. By November of 2020, the show page was launched… and by January 2, 2021, the premier episode aired. Scott interviews each guest with respect and appreciation for the work they bring us.

Studio Page: https://www.facebook.com/scfstudio
Monster Manor Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/monstermanor1313
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/monstermanor1313?fan_landing=true

Show Events / Panels for Scott Fensterer
Boris Vyoryetski
Actor:  (Boris of Monster Manor and Host of Boris's Spooky Fun-Time Movie Show)

Mike Kinald’s love of performing goes back to his childhood. One of his high school English teachers introduced him to improv as a means to channel his class-clown status to a more constructive end. Later he took classes to expand on his basic knowledge of improv, and was soon writing and appearing in college productions.

He was later involved with an improv and sketch group in the New York Renaissance Faire and became a staff writer for the Stockwood Renaissance Faire for their 2001 and 2002 seasons.

After moving to Texas in 2003, he continued to hone his art through improv classes. His first class in Austin was level 1 at The Hideout Theater. There, he met his future troupe mates attending “Tuesday Night Jams”. In 2007, he was asked to join the troupe “Improv for Evil” which debuted in May of that year at The Hideout. Highlights of his improv work include “Grim Noir”(created & directed), “Improv for Evil”, “Blue Maestro”, “Holy 1960’s Batman”, “Splatter Theater”, “Uncle Edgar” (co-creator) and “Late Night Time Machine with Teddy Hancox” (just to name a few).

He, like many kids of the seventies, grew up watching the old television horror hosts like Zacherly and the Chiller Theater television show, so it was natural for him to couple his love and respect for these great hosts with his love of improv… and "Boris Vyoryetski" was born! He is the co-creator of Monster Manor and writes/performs the sketch segments of the show.

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/monstermanor1313?fan_landing=true

Show Events / Panels for Boris Vyoryetski
Kilted Creature
Performers:  (Bagpipe Swamp Metal Tribute Band)

You know he’s coming by the roar of his thunder! 

Kilted Creature, Cap’n D. Lucas, The Keeper and the rest of the Crystal Swamp Crew, pay tribute to the “Creature from the Black Lagoon” Universal Studios® Classic Horror Movie Trilogy. Performing their own brand of “Bagpipe Swamp Metal” with Electric Bagpipes, Guitars, Keyboards, Theremin and more! The band has released three albums that all relate to the Creature’s point of view on Life, Love and Murder.

“KC” has personally bagpiped for Julie Adams, Ricou Browning, Suzanna Leigh, Adam West and Burt Ward, as well as many other very well-known good citizens. The Crew filmed their first full length movie this summer titled ’“Turn Around, It’s Me” In Search of Kilted Creature’s Brother~’ and should be released in time for this show!

From Kentucky to Florida, and swamps near and far, the crew has rocked audiences playing their rowdy swamp stompin’ head rockin’ tunes. Performing original songs from their albums and movie, and some cover tunes from the likes of Prince, Dio and Zeppelin ensure enjoyment for all. And now Kilted Creature and Crew bring that experience to Fantasm for the entire audience to take a creature sized bite out of this Devonian Rock!

[ Click here for Concert Information]

Show Events / Panels for Kilted Creature
The Savior Impala
Vehicle:  (Replica Supernatural Vehicle)

THE SAVIOR IMPALA PHOTO EXPERIENCE!

With A Name Like Savior, It Has To Be Good.

Step inside the 1967 Chevrolet Impala Supernatural Tribute Car and imagine Sam in the passenger seat or Dean driving beside you. We love Baby, and we know you do too, so why not grab a once in a lifetime shot of this incredible moment...of YOU, as a bona fide Winchester for the day, hunting monsters in the Savior Impala.

We take and print professional photographs, on site, to capture this moment, for less than the price of your soul. Every photo purchase includes a daily raffle ticket for Supernatural Swag you can ONLY get here, plus our mobile shop sells collectibles, merchandise, jewelry and more!

So, before the Apocalypse really hits, get proof that you were a Winchester for the day, with your favorite home on wheels, the Supernatural Tribute Car: The Savior Impala. Come sit in the same Drivers seat that 'Jensen' aka DEAN has ACTUALLY sat inside! Ask me about the experience because stories are always free!

Select Show Props are also available from my weapons box in the trunk, to make your Photo-op that more as Dean would say "Awesome!"

[ Click here for The Savior Impala Photo Experience Landing Page for a SUPERNATURAL amount of information ]

Show Events / Panels for The Savior Impala
Hangin With Web Show
Internet Content Creators:  (Internet-based interview talk show)

Who Are You Hangin' With?

The Hangin With Web Show is the internet's fastest growing and best web- based talk show series. Independent creative artists, authors, filmmakers, artists and web content creators have done something extraordinary. They have all worked to create the media that an increasing number of web consumers demand on a daily basis. They write the books, make the films, create original and fan art and play thematic that people have come to love. They have earned a seat in the popular eye.

As a former newspaper reporter, award winning author and journalist G.W. Pomichter has conducted hundreds of professional interviews and now we have a chance to interview these terrific, talented but underappreciated creators.  

Now in our fifth (5th) season, we have traveled the United States to events, conferences, and conventions seeking out creative minds, artists, filmmakers, authors and providing professional yet comfortable interviews that we can share with a growing audience, and you have been so supportive.  We love what we do, and we love sharing what you do.  

Monster Manor
Internet Content Creators:  (Horror Podcast)

Monster Manor is a video podcast series that interviews classic and neo-classic horror actors, documentarians, historians, musicians, artists of all types, authors, and creators in the genre combined with a review segment that covers retro and current offerings within the field.

Why are our interviews different? We are just as interested in the person as their product! What made them who they are? What are their passions? What influences their career choices? Think “Inside the Actor’s Studio” for Monsterkids!

We also offer a little “shtick” in the form of Boris, our visiting horror host who fills our listeners’ eyes and ears with his own brand of acerbic reviews, gripes, coming attractions, and more… all with his signature sarcasm fans have come to love!

The Grimm-Life Collective
Internet Content Creators:  (Youtube Traveling Horror Show)

Michael and Jessica Kolence are a married couple known as The Grimm Life Collective, a traveling Horror Show on YouTube.  They travel the country visiting Real-Life Horror Locations, Famous Graves, Filming Locations, Murder and Death Sites, Weird Roadside Attractions...and everything else they can find along the way.

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/grimmlifecollective

Show Events / Panels for The Grimm-Life Collective
Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.)
Industry Guest:  (Professional non-profit paranormal research group)

Paranormal Investigators (Bill Slevin owner and lead investigator, Paranormal Existence Research Society – Experts in the paranormal field for over 30 years; Educators in the Paranormal Field; Residential Haunting Experts)

Bill Slevin is the Founder and Lead Paranormal Investigator of The Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.). Bill has always been fascinated by the paranormal and the unexplained since he was a little kid and has worked in the paranormal field for 30+ years with many known paranormal experts from all over the world. Bill has a lot of experience working with the paranormal and is an expert in Residential Investigations and has been part of well over 500 residential and commercial investigations. Bill was seen on Destination America’s TV ShowGhost Asylum, on the episode about the Castillo De San Marcos Fort in St. Augustine, FL and can be seen on numerous podcasts and TV interviews. Bill was filmed for a documentary that will be airing on the Discovery Channel sometime in the beginning of 2022.

Bill is accredited with Flamel College in their Paranormal Studies and is certified in Paranormal Investigations, EVP Tech, UFO Investigation, Cryptozoology, and Parapsychology. Bill is a parapsychologist currently working on his PHD in Parapsychology, Paranormal Science and Metaphysical Humanistic Science. Bill is also an expert in Demonology.

Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.) is a professional non-profit paranormal research group. We research and document all types of paranormal phenomena including claims of hauntings, demonic possession, ghosts, shadow figures, haunted objects, and all other unexplained phenomena. We are an experienced and dedicated paranormal group aimed at assisting residents and businesses with possible paranormal activity. We also love to educate the public about ghosts, hauntings, demons, paranormal investigation techniques and equipment and try to help further the paranormal industry.

P.E.R.S. also has 2 award winning and bestselling Horror and Paranormal Novelists on their Team, Benjamin Ethridge www.bkebooks.com & Sara Brooke – www.sarabrooke.com. & and also a violent haunting survivor that is an expert counselor and paranormal investigator, Tim Yanceywww.timyancey.com

Show Events / Panels for Paranormal Existence Research Society (P.E.R.S.)
Hooded Woman
Cosplay Guest:  (Cosplay Guest - Sponsored by Areku Cosplay & Photography)

Hooded Woman is a local Florida cosplayer of over 12 years. Taking a passion to sew into the art of making her own costumes, she has made over 100 costumes for both herself and others in that time. Though she has a love for video games and horror she tends to cosplay from everything she loves, which includes anime, comics, and even movies. 

Always supportive and willing to teach others Hooded Woman fully endorses Cosplaying what you love! She is looking forward to bringing you her years of sewing experience, techniques, judging, and love of cosplay. 

Theoretical Rejects
Performers:  (Burlesque Troupe)

Theoretical Rejects is a performance group that promotes the idea that everyone deserves a chance to participate in the performing arts regardless of one’s age, sexuality, gender, weight, height, race, religion, ethnicity, ability, appearance, experience or any other factors. Our shows seek to promote the idea of body positivity and claiming ownership of your image and sexuality no matter what you may look like.

By creating a welcoming and educational space, we strive to present a diverse cast with a wide range of backgrounds. In turn, this provides provide a fun, unique, and sexy place for cast and crew to express themselves creatively! 
 

Phantasmagoria
Performers:  (Victorian Horror Troupe)

With its own unique and spectacular blend of storytelling, dance, ensemble work, large scale puppetry, aerial work, fire performance, side show entertainments and stage combat, Phantasmagoria has been wowing critics and audiences alike since its premier. Now in its 11th year of production Phantasmagoria’s main stage and touring productions offer stories taken from century’s old literature of horror and the macabre, folklore, and legend, while their appearances and special events (which number in the 100’s each year) charm with a professional variety of circus, sideshow and theatrical flair!

Phantasmagoria’s “Dark Carnival”

Join with the critically acclaimed Victorian Horror Troupe “Phantasmagoria” – called “One of the most unique theater troupes in the country” by Good Day Atlanta - as they draw you into the world of their “Dark Carnival”. Tales of terror mix with haunted poetry, Phantastical dance and much, MUCH more! Journey with them as they weave their tapestry of dark and whimsically macabre entertainments in this special event entertainment occurring throughout the Fantasm Orlando Weekend (stay tuned for times and additional information.)

[ Click here for Dark Carnival information ]

(Phantasmagoria Disclaimer: With the utmost of responsibility and caution Phantasmagoria will go above and beyond any social distancing, health, and safety protocols present in October of 2020 to keep the performers, the patrons/audience, and all staff in the safest of conditions. Event information will be updated as we come closer to October)

Show Events / Panels for Phantasmagoria
Speakeasy Sirens
Entertainers:  (Burlesque Troop)

The Speakeasy Sirens is a cosplay performance troupe based in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 2016 they've performed at multiple comic book shops, private events, a convention or two and even a haunted house! Having an array of performers skilled in poi, fan work, lyra, silks, gymnastics and more, they incorporate these skills into making their burlesque shows unique and something fresh.

You can find information on upcoming and past shows, auditions and booking on Facebook.com/speakeasysirens

CRH
Performers:  (Crazy Random Happenstance - Shadowcasting and Performance Group)

CRH (Crazy Random Happenstance) is a spirited young group that love everything related to shadowcasting. They have shadowcasted Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog, Clue, The Princess Bride, The Room, Beetlejuice, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More with Feeling. They have also performed a variety of small interactive events themed around Doctor Who and Sherlock.
 

Darjuxena's B.R.E.W.S.
Performers:  (Dance Troupe)

Lady Darjuxena (aka DJ Palumbo) is an award winning belly dancer and fire performer who leads a cosplay belly dance troupe and for the last 4 years the B.R.E.W.S , a dance coven of witches. The group adds a new dance to the show every year, including a little bit of Harry Potter, Disney's Hocus Pocus, Wizard of OZ, and Darjuxena's own version to the YouYube witch dance by Wolfshäger Hexenbrut.The group is open to anyone who can learn the dances. They perform all throughout October. Come dance with us!

Suncoast Ghostbusters
Club:  (Ghostbusters Fan Group)

The Suncoast Ghostbusters are always on call to handle all your supernatural elimination needs.  We’ve battle everything from pesky poltergeists to world-devouring demi-gods with nothing but our wits, good looks, and science.  But mostly science!

When we aren’t saving the world from the paranormal, we spend our time fundraising at various events throughout the year raising money for organizations such as the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

You can also catch us out in the wild at one of several charity events around Tampa Bay and across Florida.  So if you see us out slinging protons or posing for pictures, be sure to say “hi”.  Just remember not to cross the streams!

FANTASM SPONSORS 2021
FANTASM
October 01 - 03, 2021
Rosen Shingle Creek
9939 Universal Blvd. Orlando, FL

FANTASM Instagram FANTASM Official Twitter FANTASM YouTube Channel
info@FantasmOrlando.net
UPDATED PAGES

Autographs & Photo-Ops

Monster Candy - Good Story Poe! (18+ ONLY)

Classic Ink

JSA Authentication

3D Scanning by Created by Starlight!

NEW PAGES

Classic Ink

JSA Authentication

Woodbaby Workshop (Sponsors)

Monster Candy - Good Story Poe! (18+ ONLY)

3D Scanning by Created by Starlight!

NEWS

THE NIGHTMARE ROOM!

Adrienne Barbeau Joins Fantasm 2021!

MONSTER MANOR PODCAST!

Alan Maxson - Alien Planet film campaign!

Exhibit Hall Reservations for 2021 now open!

© 2019 -2021 Encompass Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved. All images copyright their respective owners.