Posted on May 19, 2011 by


We are preparing for May-hem in Orlando next weekend. It is an offfshoot of sorts from the fantastic Spooky Empire held in October every year.

Spooky Empire is well known for great guests and even greater party atmosphere. You can see all sorts come out to get their horror on at this convention and party til dawn around the pool in the Wyndam Hotel. We know from experience :)

The crowds drawn are everything from dvd junkies, cos play, corsets and fishnets all the way out to your standard run of the mill fan boys and girls. Merchandise is widely available inside the convention itself stretching through halls and back rooms of the hotel to feed any geek horror needs.

It is an exciting time indeed. We have been enjoying Spooky Empire for the last several years, and are greatly looking forward to the new Spring addition of May-hem hoping it will have all the same energy as our October party goers.

Let us know if you’re going… and especially if you are dressing up. We do love our costume pics!

Friday, May 27th

“Dead Man’s Party”
Hosted by The Deadite Empire, with special guest, our Number 1 Zombie, Bill Hinzman

Live Performances by:
Cowboy Mafia
D.J. Glair
D.J. Sara Lee Lucas (original Spooky Kid)

Zombie Costume Contest – $500 cash prize goes to the Most Original Zombie Costume
10 finalists will be handpicked from the audience, and the winner will be picked by none other than Bill Hinzman. The Number 1 zombie will be passing on the torch to one lucky Zombie!

Saturday, May 28th

“The Walking Dead” Panel with cast members including Norman Reedus, Jon Bernthal, Steven Yeun, Addy Miller, Melissa Cowan, Chandler Riggs, Keisha Tillis, and Adrian Kali Turner.
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Q & A with Anthony Michael Hall star of the hit TV series The Dead Zone, and classic films such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Johnny Be Good and Edward Scissorhands.
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Q & A with Bruce Campbell star of the hit cable TV show “Burn Notice” plus scores of your favorite films including Evil Dead I & II, Army of Darkness, Bubba Ho Tep, Xena, and even animated films Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and the lastest Pixar film Cars 2.
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Voltaire – Puppet Master of the Macabre
Musician, author and filmmaker, Voltaire, takes us on a tour of his strange stop-motion world, screening his early station ID work for MTV and the Sci Fi Channel as well as his more recent “Chimerascope” short films (featuring the voice talents of Danny Elfman, Deborah Harry of Blondie and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance). He then shows the reel in slow motion and reveals the tricks of the trade in bringing these monsters to life.
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Q & A with Alex Winter, best known for his role as “Bill S Preston, Esq” in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, but also for The Lost Boys and Freaked.
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Live Performance by PREACHER:  Preacher’s musical style is industrial, metal, and anti-dance.  Their musical influence is life, horror, religion, politics, blood, and apocalyptic.

Live Performance by VOLTAIRE
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HISTORY OF CORSETS PERFORMANCE features three acts, including a narration and background on corsets throughout history and details about each corset the models are wearing throughout the performance.  The first act will introduce corsets and where they began.  The second act will feature Victorian and Edwardian fashion. The third act will cover the modern era including contemporary and alternative designs such as wedding corsets and steampunk fashion
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Live Performance by RANDOM ENCOUNTER: a collective of individuals dedicated to the creation and live performance of quality music. Formed in 2005 literally from a Random series of ‘Random Encounters’, their tendency to switch tempo, time signature, and even genres between songs is reflective of their name
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Live Performance by THE LUDOVICO TECHNIQUE: The Ludovico Technique as a band takes this concept and transforms it into music. It is harsh industrial music highlighting the dark aspects of the human experience as well as the depths to which the human mind can deteriorate.

Sunday, May 29th

Q & A with Greg Nicotero, special FX artist extraordinaire. Greg’s work can be seen in literally hundreds of films including Evil Dead II, Army of Darkness, From Dusk Till Dawn, Scream, Spawn, House on Haunted Hill, The Green Mile, Thirteen Ghosts, Kill Bill, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Hostel, TV series Deadwood and most recently The Walking Dead and Water for Elephants.
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Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Evil Dead with a special panel including cast members and crew Bruce Campbell, The Ladies of the Evil Dead, Hal Delrich, Ted Raimi and Tom Sullivan plus Danny Hicks of Evil Dead II and Timothy Quill of Army of Darkness.
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Boondocks Saints panel with stars of the film Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus and David Della Rocco.
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