[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nikki and Gabriel are the Theme Park Duo, a husband and wife team who love to talk about everything in the world of themed entertainment. From haunts and conventions, to theme parks and more, you’ll find them there, and then hear them discuss it all on their show, The Theme...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sharon Reo is a San Diego based floral artist specializes in whimsical and creative exceptional floral arrangements for weddings and special events.  The business was born out of a passion for nature and creativity.  Sharon’s work is inspired by gothic attributes and dark romance and is known for its use...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]He used to live under your bed, but now, he's back at Midsummer Scream! Come say hello to your favorite monster all weekend long. Who knows, he might even have a special surprise for you. Catch him on the show floor AND at the HorrorBuzz booth throughout the weekend![/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner full_width=""...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Jolene Haley is the author of the Woodsview Murder series (Harrowed, Haunted, Hunted) and The Secret. She has edited several anthologies including Dark Carnival, Halloween Night: Trick or Treat, and A Pizza My Heart. She is an agent assistant at Corvisiero Literary Agency and has worked for two literary agencies and three publishing houses since earning...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alexandra Neumeister is the secretary of the Horror Writers Association, San Diego Chapter, and has an MFA in Creative Writing from the UCR Palm Desert Low Residency Program. Her short story, "Hidden Depths," was published alongside other San Diego HWA members in the anthology California Screamin'. Alex is a California native...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Mark Tullius is the author of Unlocking the Cage: Exploring the Motivations of MMA Fighters and dark fiction which includes Ain't No Messiah, Twisted Reunion, 25 Perfect Days: Plus 5 More, Brightside, and the YA series Try Not to Die. The second book in the series, Try Not to Die: In Brightside, is scheduled for release Sept...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Lauren Salerno is a writer and literary organizer. She currently sits on the board for the Los Angeles Science Fiction Short Story Awards. She is the co-creator and, up until 2017, the curator of Shades & Shadows, a speculative fiction nonprofit and event series. Her writing has been featured in the East...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Growing up just miles away from Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland, Dan has always had a strong love of theme parks. Attending Knott’s Scary Farm in 1994 for the first time at the age of just 9, Dan fell in love with haunted attractions and hasn’t missed a season since....

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jon Cooke has designed, art directed, and produced attractions for some of the most successful Halloween-themed events in the world. As a designer for Knott's Scary Farm, Cooke was responsible for groundbreaking attractions such as Special Ops: Infected, Dark Ride, and Paranormal, Inc. With his current company, Plague Productions (PlagueProductions.com),...

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As Creative Director for Universal Studios, John Murdy has been responsible for the creative development of a wide variety of rides, shows, attractions and special events for Universal Studios theme parks worldwide. Since 2006, John has served as Creative Director/Executive Producer of Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, creating “living...