Dress up as your favorite horro villain for Crypticon

By Reuben Gonzales - Staff Reporter

The smell of blood, guts and booze is in the air. 

Dress up as your favorite horror movie villain or maybe a victim and check out Crypticon.

The event will be on May 4-6; at the Doubletree Hotel, 18740 International Blvd, Seatac. 

For those that enjoy the scarier side of life and love watching horror movies, this convention just might be for you. 

Crypticon is the largest celebration of the macabre in the Pacific Northwest.

The convention started off as a small group of die-hard horror movie fans, and has slowly grown to a large gathering of trufan from all over the genre. 

Crypticon attracts fans not just of movies and television but also of games and novels. This convention brings together the community from all areas of the genre. 

They hold multiple contests which include a film festival, makeup contest, writing contest and art and costume contests. Each of these have their own awards ceremonies and prizes. 

There is also a drag show, body paint artists and on Saturday there will be a Prom of the Dead.

They also hold Biohazard parties that are for the 21 and older group to hang out and have drinks. The schedule for the parties: Thursday friends and family pre-funk, Friday and Saturday noon-6 p.m. Biohazard lounge is open, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday Night Party. 

There will also be a number of celebrity guests attending the event for photo ops and panels. Some guests include Richard Brake from Game of Thrones; Mick Foley, wrestler and, best-selling author; and longtime actor Barbara Crampton, a woman who is an icon in the industry. She has starred in a huge list of cult classic starting in the '80s with Re-Animator and her career has continued through recent films such as Reborn and Death House She has been credited with helping change the role for women in the horror genre in front of and behind the camera.

She has pushed for better treatment of female characters in horror movies.

So grab your zombie friends or your werewolf clan and head out for a night of fun this weekend.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at crypticonseattle.com.

They have a variety of different packages. The typical daily tickets cost $20 for Sunday, $25 for Friday, $30 for Saturday.   

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