September 25, 2023

Phoenix FearCON Has Gone Virtual

Phoenix FearCON has been a staple for horror fans in the Southwest for years, bringing horror fans an eclectic variety of celebrity guests, panels and an independent film festival which proudly showcases shorts and features from around the globe.

Phoenix Fearcon

For the convention’s ninth annual celebration of all things horror which will take place on October 16th, Phoenix FearCON has announced that this year, they will be offering a virtual platform for artists of all horrific varieties to share their creations with us fans. Rolling with the punches that 2020 has doled out, Phoenix FearCON has answered with a safe and impressive alternative to the in-person convention … an alternative that ultimately benefits both fans and creators alike.

Hosted by Horror Historian Jay Michaels, who also heads the In the Passion Pit podcast as well as Terror Talk which is featured on Terror TV, Phoenix FearCON will be available for fans that purchase a low cost, all-access pass. This pass allows you to enjoy a wide variety of panels, workshops, films and more within an astonishing amount of time. Most content featured will be available for streaming from October 16th through December 31st for fans worldwide to enjoy! In addition, a virtual marketplace will be available to peruse the “aisles” of the convention.

With only the first wave announced, Phoenix FearCON is chalking up to be a worthwhile online destination for fans to partake in. Canadian best selling author and great-grandnephew of Bram Stoker, Dacre Stoker (Dracul, Dracula The Un-dead) will be a special guest of honor. Legendary stage actor and indie horror favorite Bill Oberst Jr. (Circus Of The Dead, Devil’s Junction, 3 From Hell) will be present, along with intriguing panels such as A Morphing of Monsters: A Journey Through the Genre with Dineta Williams Trigg (Scream Machine 2015) and Thommi A’mal (I Could Today 2020) and a discussion on how to write horror with folks who have helped shift the landscape of penned terror. John Skipp (Splattergore), Owl Goingback (The Bloody Jug Band: Beautiful Corpse 2015), Lynne Lugosi, Bloody FX Workshop with Elizabeth Piper, The Horror Show and an opening night LIVE Streaming performance by the Agents of Lust, are some of the highlights announced so far for this much needed, revamped show, and they’re now all available through this inclusive version of Phoenix FearCON.

Visit the website at for more information on this festival
All access passes are on sale now at


I've been a fan of horror and slasher movies for as long as I can remember. I consider the original Halloween to be the best horror movie of all time and my guilty pleasure horror flick would be The Exorcist III. You can find me on Twitter at @406Northlane or TikTok @406Northlane where I'm sure I'll offend you at least once a day.

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