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Sara Karloff at Famous Monsters Convention Dallas for Classic Horror
Ricou Browning at Famous Monsters Convention Dallas for Classic Horror

Universal Monsters: often imitated, never duplicated.

In the early part of the 20th century, Universal Studios produced a series of motion pictures that changed the industry forever and captured classic monsters in their most recognizable forms, among them DRACULA (1931), FRANKENSTEIN (1931), THE MUMMY (1932), and CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). The Famous Monsters Convention is offering fans to celebrate two of these iconic monsters at once! 2017 brings us to the 85th anniversary of THE MUMMY, which introduced Imhotep, brought to life by the legendary Boris Karloff. To celebrate the occasion, Famous Monsters Convention Dallas will be screening the 1932 film and presenting a panel hosted by Karloff’s daughter, Sara Karloff. Sara has starred in many making-of features and historical studies of Universal horror, including 100 YEARS OF HORROR. Sara’s life is rich with stories to share about her father, about who he was off the set and his impact on horror films. We will also be celebrating with fans by having a MUMMY trivia contest! But that’s not all… Perhaps the most popular Universal monster of all time, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, owes its swimming expertise to Ricou Browning, who will be joining us in Dallas! Browning played the Creature in every underwater scene for the original 1954 film and all of its sequels, making him the only living person to have played a classic Universal monster. We’ll be chatting with Browning on a special panel, and he’ll have autographs and photo ops available as well! Universal horror fans, we invite you to join Famous Monsters, Sara Karloff, and Ricou Browning to celebrate two Universal icons!

Activities

Lego Building

Join DWF’s LEGO User Group and build your own Godzilla!

Cosplay Contest

Build your best costume and win a trip to California!

Virtual Reality

Experience the latest in Virtual Reality Gaming.

Laser Tag

Guns, militias, zombies and you. Test your combat skills in our Laser Tag arena!

Sets

A rare experience – get onto the original deck of the Enterprise.

Silver Scream Fest

Explore and discover Hollywood’s next filmmakers and the films that will have launched their careers.

Props

Photo Ops with these Ghostly and SUPERNATURAL cars!

Featured Films

Featured Films

From Japan - the directorial and special effects team. Panels and screening.

HOW TO GET YOURSELF THERE

Mark Your Calendar

Gather up your crew and plan your Memorial Day weekend adventure! Family, friends, kids, peeps, creeps, all are welcome! Individual and group passes are available. See Event Hightlights here.

 

Book Your Stay

Stay at the Sheraton and you can get a special room rate (available for a limited time) to maximize your time at the convention! See our travel page for more details and book early for the best prices.

 

Get Your Passes

Purchase your badges now to get special pricing, merch bundles, autograph and photo op upgrades, premium experiences, and access to limited VIP passes! Customize your ticket bundles now.

 

Registration Hours

Thursday    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Friday    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday    8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sunday    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Show Floor Hours

Friday    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday    10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
*Screenings and After Hours events continue

After Hours Events

Friday    9:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday    7:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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Join us for Famous Monsters Convention in Dallas! Mingle with cult film stars, moan around in monster gear, have a meeting of the minds with your favorite artist, or just sit back and take in the chaos. We’re also planning a few surprises based on original material from American Gothic Press that should scare you witless! It’s a Monster World out there, and you can find the best of it at Famous Monsters Convention Dallas!
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