The occasion, which has taken place within the Valley since 2014, options three days of actors and artists related to the horror style, in addition to distributors and programming. This yr’s version runs from Friday, July 8, to Sunday, July 10, on the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Lodge.
Kevin Blanchfield, certainly one of Mad Monster Occasion Arizona’s organizers, advised Phoenix New Occasions in 2017 that the con is aimed toward all kinds of horror aficionados, no matter their fandom stage.
“There are the fellows which might be die-hard horror followers that may come out in droves and the extra informal followers who simply know who Jason Voorhees is,” Blanchfield mentioned. “We cater to each crowds.”
Which is why the crowds at Mad Monster Occasion Arizona are typically various. There are cosplayers and punks. Mumblegore followers and slasher movie geeks. Suburban households and tattooed freaks. Every is there to have a bloody good time celebrating their love of horror whereas interacting with celebrities and different followers.
The ambiance tends to be energetic (therefore the “social gathering” within the occasion’s title) however nowhere close to as hectic as different native conventions.
“We hold our present at a smaller stage and attempt to create completely different experiences from these giant comicons,” Blanchfield mentioned.
Mad Monster Party Arizona 2022 will function such celeb friends as Neve Campbell from Scream and Twin Peaks actress Sherilyn Fenn. In the event you’re recreation to attend, what follows is an intensive information to the occasion, together with costs and different vital particulars.
When and The place Is Mad Monster Occasion Arizona 2022?
The three-day occasion will hang-out the Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Lodge, 9495 West Coyotes Boulevard in Glendale, from Friday, July 8, to Sunday, July 10.
What Are the Hours?
That will depend on which a part of the occasion you’re speaking about. Mad Monster Pary’s vendor room can be open from 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to five p.m. on Sunday.
Q&A panels and picture ops will go till 11 p.m. on Friday, 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 4:45 p.m. on Sunday. There are additionally nighttime and after-hours actions like Scaraoke and the MADame Monster pageant. (See the total schedule beneath for more information.)
How A lot Is Admission?
Tickets are solely obtainable on the door. Single-day admission is $40 on Friday or Sunday, and $50 on Saturday. In the event you’d wish to go all three days, a “SHRIEKend” move is $90. Hit up an ATM earlier than heading to the occasion, as they will solely settle for money.
Are There Age Limits?
No. Mad Monster Occasion Arizona is an all-ages occasion and youngsters beneath 12 are free with a paid grownup admission. Be warned, although, the occasion focuses on horror, which may very well be a bit excessive for kids. Sure after-hours actions (just like the MADame Monster pageant) would possibly get a bit risque.
Will Mad Monster Occasion Have Any COVID-19 Restrictions?
There are not any official insurance policies listed on the event’s website. That mentioned, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention recommends sporting a correctly fitted N95 masks when attending public gatherings or occasions. Moreover, anybody who feels sick or is displaying COVID-19 signs could be good to remain house.
The place Can I Park?
It is free to park at any of the hundreds of areas obtainable at Westgate Leisure District. Issues get fairly busy on the weekends so that you might need to hunt for a spot. Parking can also be obtainable within the resort’s multi-level construction for $10 a day.
What Meals and Drink Choices Are Out there?
The resort has a fast-casual cafe known as Ray’s and the extra upscale restaurant Soleil. Westgate can also be inside strolling distance and has more than a dozen consuming and consuming institutions. Quick-food joints like Carl’s Jr. and fast-casual choices like Chipotle are additionally close by.
What Distributors Will Be There?
In response to the Mad Monster Occasion web site, the sellers’ room will host greater than 120 distributors through the occasion. The choice will embrace retailers like Bookmans and Zia Information, artists (Immortal Illustrations, Cult Creep Artwork), and publishers (Blood Sure Books, Pallbearer Press). There may even be just a few native tattoo studios, haunted points of interest, attire corporations, toy retailers, and prop-makers. A full checklist of distributors is available here.
What Superstar Visitors Are Showing This Yr?
Scream’s Neve Campbell, Sherilyn Fenn from Twin Peaks, and Machete’s Danny Trejo prime the checklist of celeb friends scheduled to be on the occasion. The actors behind such horror icons as Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder), Michael Meyer (Nick Fortress), and the Cryptkeeper (John Nassir) may even seem. Different notable names embrace Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton of Re-Animator, Sky Elobar and Michael St. Michaels from The Greasy Strangler, and Ken Foree from Daybreak of the Lifeless. Visitors received’t be restricted strictly to the horror style as Rugrats voice actress E.G. Daly and Robert Carradine, Don Gibb, and Brian Tochi from Revenge of the Nerds may even be available.
How A lot Are Superstar Autographs and Picture Ops?
It relies upon. Superstar friends will pose with friends throughout skilled picture ops all through the weekend, which may be bought on the occasion and can value wherever from $40 to $100 or extra. Sure friends may even provide selfies at their desk, in addition to autographs. Costs may even range for every.
What Programming Is Deliberate?
A number of high-profile friends have Q&A panels scheduled all through the weekend, together with Campbell, Trejo, Fenn, and Hodder. There may even be panels specializing in particular movies that includes a number of actors, like Sunday’s Revenge of the Nerds Q&A with Carradine, Gibb, and Tochi. Different actions embrace a charity public sale and costume contests.
What Type of Costume Ought to You Put on?
Given Mad Monster Occasion’s horror bent, attendees have a tendency to decorate like characters from Stranger Issues, The Strolling Lifeless, Noticed, Get Out, and quite a few different movies and tv reveals from the style. (You’re free to put on costumes impressed by different genres and fandoms, although.) And if you happen to’ve acquired an important get-up, a cosplay contest for adults will happen at 7 p.m. on Saturday, adopted by a separate competitors for youths at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Each will provide money prizes.
What’s the Schedule?
Right here’s an entire rundown of what’s occurring and when all three days of Mad Monster Occasion Arizona 2022.
Friday, July 8:
Doorways open at 6 p.m.
7 p.m. – Tom Devlin Q&A panel
7:15 p.m. – Revenge of the Nerds picture ops (teams and singles)
7:30 p.m. – Spencer Charnas picture op
8 p.m. – Ken Foree Q&A panel; Sherilyn Fenn picture op
8:30 p.m. – Deborah Foreman and E.G. Every day picture op
9 p.m. – Greasy Strangler Q&A panel; John Kassir picture op
9:30 p.m. – Nick Fortress picture op
9:45 p.m. – Robert Rusler picture op
10 p.m. – Robert Rusler Q&A panel
11 p.m. – Mad Monster Scaraoke
Saturday, July 9
Doorways open at 11 a.m.
Midday – Danny Trejo Q&A panel; Sherilyn Fenn picture op
12:30 p.m. – Spencer Charnas picture
1 p.m. – Danny Trejo picture op
1:15 p.m. – Kane Hodder Q&A panel
2:15 p.m. – Nick Fortress Q&A panel
2:15 p.m. – John Kassir picture op
2:45 p.m. – Robert Rusler picture op
3:15 p.m. – Neve Campbell picture op; Re-Animator Q&A panel with Jeffrey Combs and Barbara Crampton
4:15 p.m. – Voiceover panel feat. E.G. Every day and John Kassir
4:30 p.m. – Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton picture ops (teams and singles)
4:45 p.m. – Nick Fortress picture op
5:15 p.m. – Deborah Foreman Q&A panel
5:30 p.m. – Deborah Foreman and E.G. Every day single picture op
6 p.m. – Revenge of the Nerds picture ops (teams and singles); Mad Monster charity public sale
7 p.m. – Grownup costume contest
8:15 p.m. – MADame Monster pageant
9:30 p.m. – Mad Monster Scaraoke
Sunday, July 10
Doorways open at 11 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – Nick Fortress picture op
Midday – Neve Campbell Q&A panel
12:15 p.m. – Jeffrey Combs, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton picture ops (teams and singles)
12:30 p.m. – Spencer Charnas picture op
12:45 p.m. – Revenge of the Nerds picture ops (teams and singles)
1 p.m. – Revenge of the Nerds Q&A panel with Robert Carradine, Don Gibb, and Brian Tochi
1:15 p.m. – Neve Campbell picture op
2 p.m. – Rochelle Davis Q&A; John Kassir picture op
2:15 p.m. – Rochelle Davis picture op
2:45 p.m. – Danny Trejo picture op
3 p.m. – Sherilyn Fenn Q&A panel
3:30 p.m. – Deborah Foreman and E.G. Every day single picture ops
4 p.m. – Sherilyn Fenn picture op; Youngsters costume contest
4:15 p.m. – Robert Rusler picture op
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