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Days of The Dead Chicago

By Shawn Scott Smith| July 25, 2012 | Comments Off on Days of The Dead Chicago

Having left its mark on Indianapolis, and already garnering a huge buzz for its upcoming Atlanta show, DAYS OF THE DEAD sets it sites to expand again, this time to the Windy City.


First the Infection hit Indianapolis, IN, in what became one of the most talked about debut conventions in years. Next, the Infection spread to Atlanta, GA. And now, the highly acclaimed DAYS OF THE DEAD looks to make its mark in one of the largest cities in the United States and bring the highly talked about party con to the biggest market in the midwest!

DAYS OF THE DEAD invades the Chicagoland area, November 16th-18th, 2012, and is happening at the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg in Schaumburg, IL.

“In coming to Chicago, we’re coming into a city that has a very large and long established horror culture,” says DAYS OF THE DEAD co-founder and co-promoter, as well as Chicago native, Adolfo Dorta. “This is home for (convention co-promoter) Rick and I, and we definitely want to do Chi-town proud.”

Headlining the convention are THEY LIVE co-stars RODDY PIPER and KEITH DAVID (in his first midwest appearance), coming together for a rare reunion of the John Carpenter cult classic. Also on the roster of celebrity guests are wrestling legend MICK FOLEY, legendary horror goddess, ELVIRA, Nightmare on Elm Street series star, HEATHER LANGENKAMP, genre icons SID HAIG, MICHAEL BERRYMAN, and BILL MOSELEY, a full FRIGHT NIGHT reunion which includes CHRIS SARANDON, AMANDA BEARSE, WILLIAM RAGSDALE, STEPHEN GEOFFREYS, and JONATHAN STARKS, and a very special ROCK AND ROLL HIGH SCHOOL reunion featuring PJ SOLES, MARY WORONOV, and DEY YOUNG.
Many more celebrity guests are set to be announced

in the coming months.


Along with a full roster of celebrity guests, DAYS OF THE DEAD: Chicago will feature a massive memorabilia dealer room, celebrity Q&A’s, film screenings, tattoo contest, costume contest, and various other parties and events all weekend long.

Taking place in Schaumburg’s commerce area and surrounded by dozens of restaurants, stores, a movie theater, the Woodfield Mall, and many other local attractions, the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg is located a short drive or bus ride from downtown Chicago, providing all the benefits of being located near a major metropolis without the congestion, traffic, and expensive hotel prices.

As a special deal to celebrate the convention’s expansion to Chicago, the Chicago Marriott Schaumburg will be offering the lowest discount rate of any DAYS OF THE DEAD show to date, with convention rate of only $89 a night!
For more info, including full guest roster, dealer information, hotel, and tickets,



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