Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival to Debut July 30 – 31 at Long Beach Convention Center

From the creative minds of CreepyLA and Theme Park Adventure, comes an all-new chapter in terror: Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival. This weekend-long celebration of everything Halloween, haunts and horror makes its debut July 30-31 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

Midsummer Scream features more than 100,000 square feet of event space that will showcase vendors, makeup demonstrations, stage presentations, live entertainment, a screening room, haunted attraction experiences and more.

“We’re combining all of our talents, production knowledge, and years of experience to create an amazing show that we know fans are going to love,” said David Markland, Executive Director of Midsummer Scream. “Each week from now until our July debut, we will be announcing more participants and unveiling different aspects of the show that are going to have people counting down the days with great anticipation.”

Already confirmed for Midsummer Scream include Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Ten Thirty One ProductionsDread Central, Sinister PointeScott Ramp/The Scream Team, SoCal Valley Haunters, Drunken Devil, Decayed Brigade slider team, Motel 6 Feet Under, Season Pass Podcast, Spooky HollowsRotten Apple 907, Fear Station, Figment Foundry, magic of Jimmy H./Mudd the Magnificent, Screenshot Productions, The Empty Grave, Cross Roads Escape Games, Higgins Manor, Dark House Entertainment (The Basement), Girls and Corpses, Evil Twin Studios, and Garner Holt Productions. Our list of partners grows each day, and will be updated on the Midsummer Scream website regularly, as well as announced via social media.

A highlight of Midsummer Scream will be its main stage auditorium, which will accommodate more than 1,000 horror fans gathering to witness a world-class lineup of panels and presentations, which will include exciting reveals looking forward to the 2016 Halloween season in Southern California.

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Guests looking for additional thrills and chills may venture into the Hall of Shadows, a large “scare zone”, with monsters lurking in the dark, and a host of haunted attraction previews/experiences that will soothe your Halloween cravings. Bone Yard Effects, Inc. led by Larry Bones will bring terrifying creatures to life throughout the day via makeup demonstrations on the show floor, and release them into the Hall of Shadows to wreak havoc on terrified fans.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring the Halloween and horror community together here in Southern California,” said Rick West, Creative Director of Midsummer Scream. “The entire team is fueled by the same fundamental passion for the holiday and the macabre; we met and became friends while covering various haunt events and have enjoyed strong personal and business relationships for the past several years as a direct result. Midsummer Scream is the festival this community deserves, and we cannot wait to unveil everything we’ve got planned.”

Tickets go on sale soon, and new information regarding Midsummer Scream is being updated daily at MidsummerScream.org. Fans may sign up on the site for email notifications and announcements, including discounts and other special offers.  Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on social media as well – Twitter/Periscope: @MidsummerScream, Instagram: @MidsummerScream, and Facebook: facebook.com/midsummerscream.

Former producers of ScareLA, Midsummer Scream’s creators are David Markland, Executive Director; Gary Baker, Executive Producer; Rick West, Creative Director; Johanna Atilano, Producer; and Claire Dunlap, Associate Producer.

About Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival

Midsummer Scream is a large-scale summer festival celebrating the spirit of Halloween and horror, drawing thousands of guests to Southern California for a weekend of thrills and chills. Featuring a massive show floor of vendors and exhibitors, haunted attractions and experiences, live entertainment and world-class panel presentations, Midsummer Scream is the West Coast’s premier Halloween/horror event, offering something for fans of all ages. More information can be found at MidsummerScream.org.

Fans can follow Theme Park Adventure via social media on Facebook, Instagram (search our posts with #ThemeParkAdventure), Twitter, and Periscope for live streams of our travels and special events! Our most popular and unique Periscope broadcasts are archived and may be viewed on our Katch channel.

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15 Responses to Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival to Debut July 30 – 31 at Long Beach Convention Center

  1. Dan says:

    See you there and good luck, guys. Looking forward to it.

  2. Robert says:

    Can we wear costumes when we attend the event in Long Beach (July 30-31)?

  3. Rick West Rick West says:

    YES! By all means! We highly encourage costumes and cosplay! No functional weapons or projectiles, of course. But YES! And our Saturday night party, Noche de los Muertos, is The Best and Worst of the ’80s – so we want to see people get crazy creative!

  4. Karen Gallow says:

    If you are only able to attend the Noche de los Muertos on Saturday (Boingo Dance Party), do you have to pay for admission to the festival as well as the $30 for the party, or can you purchase just the tickets for the Saturday night show/party?

  5. Rick West Rick West says:

    Tickets are available on the Midsummer Scream site for the Noche de los Muertos party; you do not need to attend/hold tickets to the convention to attend. If you do buy show tickets, your Boingo ticket will be $10 less online at the time of purchase. We will also be selling tickets at the door!

    See you soon!

  6. cassandra says:

    Please HELP!!!
    Hi, I purchased tickets and I see the charge on my account but never received the email with my tickets. I’m guessing I typed my email in wrong. I cant find a number anywhere to have some one help me with this.

  7. Rick West Rick West says:

    The best way to handle this is to leave a message on the Midsummer Scream Facebook page – send a message there and someone will assist you. Thanks – see you this weekend!

  8. J. Squier says:

    You list two general admission prices with no differentiation in description. Is the $30 for Sat and $25 for Sun?

  9. Rick West Rick West says:

    Yes; that is correct. The only difference in description is that one is Saturday, one is Sunday. Sundays typically are priced a hair less. Please send all further questions via message on the Midsummer Scream Facebook page; we won’t be checking this site any further this weekend for questions. Thanks! see you soon!

  10. Roger says:

    Hi Rick,

    I sent in a media pass request earlier this week via Midsummer Scream’s online form, but still haven’t heard back. Please respond as soon as possible. Thanks!

  11. Lupita says:

    What’s included in general admission ticket for Sunday? Do we pay extra inside to view attractions?

  12. Sean says:

    My wife and I attended the entire weekend. We are huge Halloween enthusiasts and we were completely amazed at how well your first year went off. We attended Scare LA from the beginning and then we found you. We both agreed that this venue, the exhibits, the panels, the talent and even all the volunteers were exceptional.

    For your first year doing this event Inhave to say was absolutely perfect. I look forward to the many years to come. You all did an extraordinary job putting all of this together in such a short time frame. So all the blood, sweat and sleepless nights were all worth it. We also LOVED the fact it was affordable. We truly hope that never changes. Thank you again. Keep up the great work.

  13. Rick West Rick West says:

    Thank you for the great words and support, Sean! It means the world to us – and we can’t wait for what comes next!

  14. Rick West Rick West says:

    Hi Lupita,

    Sorry for the delay in response – we were so busy running the convention, we could barely do any social media, let alone open up the website comments. Hopefully, you attended and had a blast!

  15. Rick West Rick West says:

    Hi Roger,

    Sorry – you likely submitted past our cut-off leading up to the convention. This is the first time we have had an opportunity to open up TPA and see any comments from this weekend; it’s been extremely busy for us as producers – hopefully, you were able to attend.

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