Welcome to all things dark & creepy! The annual Dark History & Horror Convention seeks not to glorify violent persons or events, but to showcase the darker side of history, the paranormal, & fictional horror. We bring together the artists, experts, and authors who study our history and/or bring our favorite characters to life across media from film to paper. Join like minded individuals to create a network of friends and connections who share a passion to remember and learn from the tragic side of our history that inspires so much of our pop culture.
The Convention aims to be a family friendly event! This year, we're bringing Halloween early with Trick or Treating at the tables! Snag up something free and sweet! We also have a celebrity guest, Heather Harlow, who will be doing a little SFX makeup for children at her booth. (bruises, scars, etc.), and a kid's zone set up with coloring pages and crayons, helium balloons, a cornhole game, twisty balloons to make hats and animals, glow in the dark spider favors, glowing necklaces, and more! For more info, check THIS out.
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Where & When:
August 19 (4pm - 8pm) & 20 (10am - 7pm), 2022
I Hotel's Conference Center
111 St. Mary's Road, Champaign, IL
Please note that we contract the newest addition, which does not appear on Google Maps.
The venue map/satellite image may be viewed HERE using the City of Champaign's Interactive Map and works similarly to Google Maps for directions. Please use the 111 St. Mary's Road address above for your search criteria.
(I Hotel: 1900 S 1st St, Champaign, IL - may also be listed as in Urbana)
We're less than a week away and still hard at work! In addition to our amazing lineup, films, and panelists, we have photo ops, activities for kids, tattooists, DHHC merchandise, Beyond-the-Con movies, and more! Want to learn more about the "who" behind it all? Check it out:
Advanced tickets Are Closed! But you can still get tickets at the door!
General Admission grants access to the convention and the Screaming Mad Film Fest. All advance ticket sales have closed! But you can still get tickets at the door!
Daily general admission for Friday, August 19 is $15 at the door.
Daily general admission for Saturday, August 20 is $25 at the door.
A weekend pass for general admission may be purchased for $30 at the door. Kids aged 10 and under get free admission!
The movie screenings and actor Q&As with Jeremy and Jason London are not included in general admission. They do require separate movie tickets and do not require a general admission convention ticket. Movie screening tickets are $15 per screening at the door. Movie screening tickets are extremely limited.
Many of the vendors and celebrities prefer or only accept cash, but some do accept credit cards.