Panels & Presentations Schedule
July 30 & 31, 2016
Long Beach Convention Center
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Saturday, July 30
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Sunday, July 31
Winchester: California’s Original Haunted House
Sunday, 11Participants Peter Overstreet, Tim O’Day, Walter Magnuson, Winchester Mystery House30 amAn unprecedented 60-minute presentation and panel discussion featuring rare photographs, never-before- seen footage and ghost stories from the sprawling 160-room Victorian mansion in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Sunday, 11Participants Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center30 amSee the science of a bleeding pumpkin! Witness the chemistry of disappearing ghost writing! Thrill to the creeps of invisible worms! These and more are presented for your wonder and edification as the Columbia Memorial Space Center melds science with […]
Henson: Creatures with Heart
Sunday, 12Participants Clarke Wolfe, Jeremy Nocon, John Criswell, Robert Bennett30 pmJim Henson’s Creature Shop has been creating family-friendly scares and whimsical creatures around the world for the past 37 years. Midsummer Scream welcomes this incredibly talented team as they discuss the history of their craft, as well as what the […]
The Grandeur of DELUSION
Sunday, 1Participants Ian Momii, Jackie Kreterfield, Jon Braver, Kevin Williams, Niyia Mack, Sean Decker, Victor Mathieu00 pmMidsummer Scream invites you to meet the visionary team behind one of the most gripping, innovative theatrical experiences in the world: DELUSION. Creator Jon Braver will be joined on stage by fellow team members Jackie Kreterfield (Producer), Niyia Mack (Producer), […]
Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest presentation
Sunday, 2Participants Mark Wing, Pam Bugbee, Scott Ramp, Scott Sterner00 pmThe sprawling landscape and world class roller coasters of Six Flags Magic Mountain provides unique opportunities to frighten Halloween crowds. Join their team as they talk about what it takes to put on their annual Fright Fest.
Return Home: An Interactive Live Performance
Sunday, 230 pmContinuing the story of Return Home, the serialized audio drama, join Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they attend a Melancholy Falls city council meeting in their never-ending quest to ‘find the weird’. Of course, all manner of things that go […]
Spirits with Spirits: Haunted Bars of Southern California
Sunday, 2Participants Kimberly Christine, Marla Brooks, Richard Carradine, Robert George Allen, Scott Michaels, The Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles30 pmGhost story experts discuss their personal encounters with the supernatural at local watering holes. Presented by GHOULA (the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles).
Blumhouse.com Presents Creepy Pastas, Urban Legends, and Ghost Stories
Sunday, 3Participants Blumhouse, Gregory Burkart, John Humphrey, Stephen Johnson30 pmThe phenomena of urban legends, creepypasta, regional folklore, paranormal investigations, macabre news and much more.
Terror Behind the Camera: Fan-Made Films
Sunday, 4Participants James H. Carter II, Kohl Bladen, Norman Gidney00 pmA sneak peek of two upcoming fan films: "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about The Haunted Mansion, and "The Night Evil Died," an unofficial "Halloween" sequel
Baring Your Soul: Actors Behind the Screams
Sunday, 4Participants Abel Horwitz, Ben Marsh, Dasha Kittridge, Hannah Kaplan, Jana Weimer00 pmActors who work in different forms of dark entertainment - haunted attractions, extreme haunts, escape rooms, and more - discuss the different techniques and styles each performance requires to properly scare.
Knott’s Scary Farm presentation
Sunday, 5Participants Adam Hankinson, Ian Barnette, Jeff Tucker, Jon Cooke00 pmMeet the team behind the granddaddy of theme park haunts as they discuss what will be emerging from the haunt veil when Knott’s Scary Farm returns for its 44th year.
Virtual Terror: VR Tech and the Horror Industry
Sunday, 5Participants Dread Central, Jill Killington, Jon Condit, Josh Randall, Michael Dykier, Robert Sexton, Robyn Tong Gray30 pmUsed by architects, theme park designers, and video game developers, virtual reality is an impressive tool that allows users to experience places and situations that they normally never would. The horror industry has taken notice of VR applications such as […]