SAN DIEGO–Seven-plus North American entertainment properties leading in horror, thriller and suspense content are joining forces to celebrate genre entertainment at this year’s Comic-Con by hosting “Con of Darkness,” an evening genre-party saluting Comic-Con fans and industry insiders alike. This invitation-only party takes place on July 19, at San Diego’s gothic-inspired Voyeur nightclub from 8 to 11 p.m. The event is produced by veteran production and communications agency, A-List Communications who successfully produced last year’s horror genre event.
Dark Sky Films, who is releasing “Frankenstein’s Army” on July 26; IFC horror imprint IFC Midnight who is promoting “Maniac” (starring Elijah Wood), “Room 237”, “Antiviral” and “Errors of The Human Body” this Comic-Con; Entertainment One (eOne), horror-centric website, DreadCentral.com; The Haunted Hotel; Femmes Fatales; and Shocktillyoudrop.com all will co-sponsor the event along with other partnerships soon to be announced. Event producer David Manning of A-List Communications says, “It’s rare in the genre universe to have this number of properties join forces to entertain and honor their fans and colleagues. This unique partnership enables a really diverse array of visuals and entertainment for guests to enjoy.”
“Con of Darkness” guests will experience an interactive event replete with spectacular visuals from all event partners; a VIP suite decked out by Dark Sky Films; music spun by a surprise special guest DJ; go-ghoul dancers; entertainment and customized refreshments. Food will be appropriate to the occasion; party guests can expect to suck, er, snack on:
- · Bloody Fingers: Mozzarella sticks with marinara
- · Puking Pumpkin or Melon: Guacamole and chips
- · Eyeball Skewers: Grapes and melon balls in a honey-lime dressing
- · Oozing Meat Balls: Open-faced meatball sliders on a skewer with tomato ketchup
- · Intestines on a bun: Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with spicy beet sauce
- · Shattered Glass Cupcakes and raspberry blood
Attendance is by invitation only with many celebrity guests expected to attend. However, access to a number of lucky Comic-Con fans will be available through social media giveaways by each of the partners.