Magna to host weekend of blood and gore as HorrorConUK returns

28th April 2017

A spine-chilling horror convention will feature a selection of illustrious names from the horror genre when it returns to South Yorkshire next month.

HorrorConUK 2017, which attracted more than 3,000 people last year, will take place at Magna Science Adventure Centre on 13th 14th May. The event will feature Q&A talks from Heather Langenkamp, who played Nancy Thompson in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series; American actor Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie's horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects; John Jarratt of Wolf Creek and Cassandra Peterson, who is best known for her role in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. Visitors will also have the chance to meet award-winning broadcaster and writer Sir Christopher Frayling, and British illustrator and visual artist Graham Humphreys. An exclusive showing of the Frankenstein's Monster busts for the Monster Charity Project 2017 will also be revealed for the first time at the event. Organiser Gill Bell, who set up HorrorConUK with sister Wendy Bell, said: -As in previous years, there will be plenty going on, including Q&As, signings and photo opportunities with special guests well known in the horror industry. It promises to be another great celebration of the horror genre. Following the success at last year's event, the HorrorConUK Scareplay costume competition is also set to return, with actor and TV presenter Bunny Galore hosting and awarding a special 'Bunny's Choice' prize. Amanda Suddaby, sales coordinator at Magna, said: "Our atmospheric venue really lends itself to HorrorConUK, from our massive Big Hall for the fantastic horror market to the tiered seating which makes a great theatre. We have so many corridors and areas for the horror characters to lurk and stalk around too, so there are lots of photo opportunities as well as all the great things that go on at this event." Tickets for the HorrorCon UK 2017 are priced at £37.50 for the entire weekend or £21 for either day when pre-booked.Under 12s can enter for free with a paying adult. Priority entry is also available, allowing early access to the event an hour before general entry. For more information or to book tickets and photo opportunities, please visit Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steel works near junction 34 of the M1, is an award-winning visitor attraction and events venue, with space to cater for between five and 5,000.

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