Vampire-Con 2009

Carol Borland and Bela Lugosi in MARK OF THE VAMPIRE
Carol Borland and Bela Lugosi in MARK OF THE VAMPIRE

The self-proclaimed "First convention devoted to Vam-Pop Culture" celebrates the Creatures of the Night with a film festival, celebrity guests, a 40th anniversary celebration of Vampirella, and a moonlit danse macabre.

From the press release:

VAMPIRE-CON-SINKS ITS FANGS INTO LOS ANGELES! FRIDAY, AUGUST 14th TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th

The Vam-Pop Culture Weekend Celebrates Our Favorite Creatures of the Night with a Two-Night Film Festival, Celebrity Guests, 40th Anniversary Celebration of Vampirella ® And A Moonlit Danse Macabre

June 9, 2009, Hollywood, CA – Vampire-Con 2009, the world’s first convention devoted to Vam-Pop culture swoops into Hollywood, CA for a weekend-long event, August 14 – 16. In association with Harris Publications, Vampire-Con will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the sexy comic-book icon Vampirella ®.

The weekend kicks off with a Vampire Film Festival at The New Beverly Cinema on Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th. The fest will feature celebrity guests, contests and a program of your favorite vampire flicks both classic and new.

On Sunday, August 16th, Vampire-Con takes wing to the famed Music Box Theatre @ Fonda in Hollywood. Find your inner vampire at the day-long event on two floors of vendors, SFX make-up demonstrations and celebrity panel discussions. Topics will include Inked in Blood: 40 Years of Vampirella ®, Why We Love Vampires: A Brief History of the Undead and Hot Blooded: Vampires & Sexuality.

On Sunday evening, The Music Box @ Fonda transforms into VAMPIRELLA’S ® BALL, a heart-pounding 21 & over danse macabre. Vampires and humans alike will experience the dark side of Los Angeles’ acclaimed underground vaudeville cirque “Lucent Dossier” and revel the night away to the bloodchurning beats provided by DJ Gary Calamar, music supervisor of HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and host of KCRW’s The Open Road.

From Dracula to Twilight, Vampires have provided an ageless mythology that taps into our cultural pulse. As new generations become fans, Vampire-Con celebrates these scary and sexy creatures that capture our collective imagination.

Tickets are $15 for the Sunday day-walkers and $30 for Vampirella’s ® Ball. Film festival admission is $7 per night. Stay tuned for updates about celebrity guests, prizes, contests and more! For more info, visit: www.vampire-con.com.

Location: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda Theatre - 6126 Hollywood Blvd at Gower in Hollywood, CA (323) 464-0808
Theatre Website: Click here
Dates: Friday, August 14 through Sunday, August 16