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August 15, 2018

Key West’s Exotic Fantasy Fest to Celebrate ‘Games We Play’ Oct. 19-28

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Revelers can expect a “monopoly” on high-energy fun Friday, Oct. 19, through Sunday, Oct. 28, as Key West’s annual Fantasy Fest puts a playful spin on masking and costuming festivities. The 2018 festival is themed “Oh … The Games We Play!” and features 10 days of masquerade balls, elaborate costume contests, parties and fanciful frolics, all climaxing in a grand parade set for Saturday, Oct. 27.

Event organizers encourage participants to design costumes and parade floats around the festival theme — embracing everything from old-style board games to online role-playing challenges. They might draw inspiration from suspects in Clue, riverboat gamblers, Bingo bimbos or quest-focused avatars from the “World of Warcraft” universe.  

The glamorous gaming action is to begin with a Royal Coronation Ball Friday, Oct. 19, where a king and queen are crowned to rule over the festivities. Also that weekend, the family-friendly Goombay street party takes place in historic Bahama Village, saluting Key West’s Caribbean roots.

In addition, Key West Burlesque is to present “Madame DuJour’s Magical Game Show and Burlesque Experience” from Friday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 26. The tantalizing parody blends performance, pageantry and prizes for audience members.

Subsequent festival highlights include Wednesday’s wacky Pet Masquerade, where creatures ranging from dogs and cats to “angry birds” compete for costume prizes along with their human companions.

August 13, 2018

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH & BREAKING BENJAMIN BRING TOUR TO CFE ARENA ON DECEMBER 5


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

ORLANDO, FL – Due to popular demand, Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin have announced an expansion of their North American tour. The co-headliners will make a stop at CFE Arena in Orlando, FL on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:00 PM. The groups launched their massive summer tour with electrifying performances and stage production to ravenous packed crowds in Seattle on July 16. The tour is co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Productions and features special guests In Flames and From Ashes To New. The tour date is presented by 101.1 WJRR.

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 17 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or at the CFE Arena Box Office. Sign up for the CFE Arena Cyber Club to receive all the information you need about this event and others at www.CFEArena.com.

August 8, 2018

2nd Annual Shake and Bake Retro Car Show at Ace Cafe Orlando this Saturday


Retro Car Show, Monster Trucks, Summer Meltdown headline August at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination

WHEN:        
Saturday, August 11, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Shake and Bake Retro Car Show
Join Ace Cafe Orlando on Saturday, August 11th for the Second Annual Shake and Bake Retro Car Show. The Orlando Roller Derby girls will be skating around passing out samples of a special spiked iced coffee in flavors, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Mudslide and Irish Cream (also available in non-alcoholic versions).  There will be giveaways and prizes for the most impressive rides, and a live DJ playing a mix of favorite tunes from the 50s! This is an event for the whole family!

August 7, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES THRILL FEST RIDE NIGHT

Ride your favorite coasters at the most thrilling time of day – nighttime!

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2018) – Just in time for National Coaster Day, today SeaWorld Orlando announces a two week promotion “Thrill Fest” culminating on August 17 “Thrill Fest Ride Night” with extended park hours.  Included in admission, guests can take the coaster challenge and ride all of their favorite thrills at SeaWorld Orlando: Manta, Mako, Kraken and Journey to Atlantis will stay open until midnight for coaster enthusiasts to enjoy.

·        Ride Night Coaster Tech Talk—August 17
Go Behind-the-Scenes and experience an exclusive “Tech Talk” with our operations and maintenance leadership teams to see the Manta “coaster house.” This free program will be limited to 50 guests per tour and available on a first-come, first-serve basis at 1 pm and 2 pm on August 17. Guests must sign up at the Information and Reservation Counter in order to participate.

Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party Brings the Magic Closer to Fans than Ever Before Through Unexpected, Never-Before-Seen Performances


Tickets for All-New Show Coming to Orlando September 7-9 On Sale Today 

Orlando, Fla. – June 26, 2018 – Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party brings the magic closer to fans than ever before through dynamic and immersive moments that take place on the ice, in the air and in the seats when the show comes to Amway Center in Orlando September 7-9, 2018 for six performances. Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc., the worldwide leader in live touring family entertainment, Disney On Ice is once again elevating the ice show experience with brand-new engaging elements that will fascinate both newcomers and seasoned guests, alike. Tickets are on sale now at DisneyOnIce.com.

August 5, 2018

SEAWORLD ORLANDO ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL THIS FALL


Free Beer Continues to Flow for Park Guests Through Labor Day Weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 3, 2018) – Just in time for International Beer Day, SeaWorld Orlando announces a brand-new festival celebrating the beloved bubbly beverage. Weekends Nov. 3 - 11 the park will host their first ever Craft Beer Festival. In the meantime, park guests can enjoy free beer and a daily happy hour through Labor Day Weekend.

·         NEW- SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival – Weekends Nov. 3 - 11
Calling all beer connoisseurs, SeaWorld Orlando has a brand-new festival worth raising your glass over. The SeaWorld Craft Beer Festival will feature 100+ brews on draft from breweries across the state of Florida, plus a few domestic and international craft favorites. The festival will also feature 20+ unique food items designed to perfectly pair with the event brew selection. Guests looking to taste their way around the Florida craft beer scene can take advantage of SeaWorld’s sampling packages designed for the most adventurous beer fans.

August 1, 2018

CALLING ALL BARTENDERS AND CHEFS - HERE'S A CHANCE TO WIN $1,000 AT THE FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW

Now Accepting Entries for Hip Sip Competition and Rapid Fire Challenge- Deadlines Approaching
 
ORLANDO, FL, August 1, 2018 - The 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will be offering two exciting competitions for chefs and bartenders to enter and have the chance to win $1,000, bragging rights and gain exposure to over 100 media outlets as well as 8,000 industry peers. Both competitions, Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender  and The Rapid Fire Challenge: Chicken, Honey and Beer Edition are looking for leading bartenders and chefs to compete at the Expo taking place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, September 6-8, 2018. Entries for both events can be sent to Patricia Copela at pcopela@urban-expo.com. Act fast: the deadline for the Rapid Fire Challenge is Friday, August 10th and the deadline for the Hip Sip Competition is Friday, August 17th.



The inaugural Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender is open to any bartender currently working in the bar, restaurant or spirits industry. To enter, bartenders must submit recipes that are expressed in ounces, drops, or dashes and scaled for a single serving. No frozen drinks are permitted in this competition. Applicants must also attach a video submission, no longer than 1-2 minutes, and a photo of the cocktail and recipe is required. Bartenders will be judged based on creativity, use of product, taste, presentation and flair. The nine finalists chosen will be announced on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 and must be available to compete on Thursday, September 6 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show. The bartenders will battle in their respective spirit category and the three winners of those rounds will advance into a sudden death round for the opportunity to be crowned the overall winner.  For more information about Hip Sip: Battle of the Modern Bartender, visit https://www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com/hip-sip-florida.

July 31, 2018

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BRING THEIR SPECTACULAR SHOW TO CFE ARENA ON DECEMBER 2


ORLANDO, FL - On the heels of taking their unparalleled entertainment to capacity crowds overseas, the Harlem Globetrotters will return to North America with their one-of-a-kind show to CFE Arena on December 2 at 2PM.

Featuring some of the most elite dunkers on the planet, exceptional ball handlers, and Guinness World Record holders, a Globetrotters game is more than just basketball – they are the ultimate in family entertainment that will bring smiles and fan interaction to people of all ages.

The Globetrotters show will feature a star-studded roster, including Showmen like Big Easy LoftonHi-Lite BrutonAnt Atkinson, and Hammer Harrison, as well as fan favorites Firefly FisherBull BullardThunder Law and Cheese Chisholm. To match the growing popularity of the Globetrotters’ female stars, the team will also bring the largest female roster in team history to fans across North America – including TNT ListerHoops GreenTorch GeorgeSwish Young, and Mighty Mortimer.* After virtually every game, the Harlem Globetrotters remain on the court for autographs and photographs with fans.#

Ticket go on sale Friday, August 3 at 10AM. Tickets start at $20 and can be found at Ticketmaster.com the CFE Arena box office or by phone at or by phone at 800-745-3000. For more information, please visit www.cfearena.com

July 29, 2018

8,000+ FOOD INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WILL GATHER IN SEPTEMBER TO TASTE THE EDUCATION MENU AT THE 2018 FLORIDA RESTAURANT & LODGING SHOW


ORLANDO, FL July 27, 2018 - The 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will offer dozens of educational sessions across six separate tracks covering operational excellence, marketing & social media, hot trends, healthy, building a winning team, and bar & beverage. This complimentary education program will be offered during the Expo & Conference taking place at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, September 6-8, 2018. Restaurant, foodservice and catering professionals will learn about the latest trends, technologies and methods by attending over 60 education sessions delivered by industry experts who will cover topics vital to the restaurant and foodservice industry.  
"Restaurant and foodservice professionals from throughout the Southeast will be able to experience and immerse themselves in the newest trends, including a focus on healthy food, through our extensive education program which provides attendees with exciting new skills and knowledge to bring back to their businesses," said Tom Loughran, Vice President for the Clarion UX Food & Beverage Portfolio. "Our speakers are truly a who's who list of experts in the industry who will share up to date information, case studies and provide actionable tools." To view the full conference schedule, visit this link.
The Bar & Beverage sessions will feature Peter Camps from Heineken USA who will talk Increasing Revenue with Beer through product assortment, beer & food pairing suggestions, proper menu merchandising, and proper service standards.  In addition, David Scott Peters, founder of TheRestaurantExpert.com will talk about Preventing Theft Behind the Bar
Emma Vaughn, lead of Main Street Hub's business outreach will discuss 3 Ways to Use Social Media to Attract Customers to Your Restaurant in the Marketing & Social Media track. Other education sessions will include presentations on How to Use Your Online Reviews to Fill Your Restaurant During the Week with New Customers as well as Next Gen Marketing, and Turn Up Online Messaging for Social Media
The Theory of Profitability: Understanding the Theoretical Food Cost will be part of the Operational Excellence sessions.  Kevin Paider with Culinary Software Services will take a look at the baseline food cost calculation, what key items need to be tracked, and how to analyze the difference between your theoretical cost and actual cost.  Other topics will address franchises, protecting cash flow, optimal customer experience and much more. 
Darren S. Dennington, CFBE, will present The Nine Dysfunctions of a Restaurant Team and provide ways to bring a team together, improve morale, drive productivity and allow managers the time to focus and ability to work on the areas of the operation that truly need their attention in the Building a Winning Team track. Other sessions include Diversity and Inclusion for All by Oasis Outsourcing and a panel discussion on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace with Johnson Jackson LLC.
The Hot Trends track will offer insights surrounding launching your business, increasing your sales, robots to augment your serving staff's capabilities, weed in the workplace, building customer loyalty, and knowing how a professional critic looks at your operation. One session featuring restaurant coach Donald Burns will discuss What Will It Take to Win Over Gen Z as Foodies? Another session led by CEO & founder of MenuTrinfo Betsy Craig will present 10 key principles to launch your business or take you to a new level personally based on Betsy's successful experience. 
Attendees of the 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will also have access to an additional education program. New this year will be Healthy Food Expo Florida which will include an education program featuring sessions such as Gluten-Free: Not Just a Fad Anymore but Your Future, presented by Marlisa Brown award-winning Registered Dietitian, Chef and Author of 4 gluten-free books,and Poke Craze! The Proof is in the Poke with Patrick Eichstaedt Co-Founder of Tupat's Hawaiian. For more information on educational sessions offered as part of Healthy Food Expo Florida, visit https://www.healthyfoodexpos.com/healthy-food-florida.
Featured workshops include How to Become a RockStar Restaurant with Darren S. Denington who will give the tools on operating a successful restaurant in today's challenging environment. This is open to servers, bartenders, key employees, managers and owners. A fun and exciting Why Whiskey education and tasting workshop led by Tom Fischer, Founder of BourbonBlog.com and co-founder of the first whiskey marketing school and sommelier program. For those in need of allergy training, Betsy Craig, CEO and Founder of MenuTrinfo will offer AllerTrain, an ANSI accredited, manager level, food allergy and gluten-free training course with a test at the end for certification. All of these workshops are being offered at a special Show rate. 
The 2018 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show will be held Thursday, September 6 - Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. The tradeshow and conference will provide 8,000 industry professionals with access to hottest menu trends, state of the art design and decor, a renowned education program, special events including Hip Sip, Rapid Fire Challenge, several culinary demonstrations, and 450+ of the leading vendors and purveyors dedicated to serving the restaurant & foodservice community.  For more information, visit www.flrestaurantandlodgingshow.com.
The tradeshow and conference, is managed by Clarion UX, (www.clarionux.com) and sponsored by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (www.frla.org). The 2018 event will be co-located Healthy Food Expo Florida, and attendees will have access to both events with just one badge.  
About Clarion UX - Clarion UX produces 37 events across 13 sectors of both trade and consumer events.  Clarion UX, which is the U.S. division of Clarion Events, UK, and backed by The Blackstone Group has become one of the fastest growing event companies in the U.S. with aggressive growth through both acquisition and launch.  Clarion acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super-charging the already rapid growth.  Clarion UX has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ. www.clarionux.com

SPAFFORD To Play HOUSE OF BLUES With UMPHREY'S MCGEE On AUG. 16


"Spafford has been quickly building a following over the past couple of years thanks to the group’s penchant for improvised, genre-defying live jams [and] offbeat covers..." - Washington Post

Arizona's resident live band,  Spafford, will be in Orlando, FL on Thursday, August 16th for a performance with Umphrey's McGee at House of Blues. The quartet, hailing from Pheonix, AZ, are quickly evolving the concept of what a "jam band" is; rather than improvising on top of (and in-and-out of) songs, Spafford chart into territory where much of what they do on stage is fully improvised. 

The best-recorded example of this is Abaculus: An Improvisation Experience, which is an hour-long fully-improvised recording that came out of an impromptu jam session during a rehearsal last fall. Please find a stream to the Huffington Post dubbed "Industry Game Changer" here: http://bit.ly/2D5Qwiq. Their highly anticipated sophomore studio LP,  For Amusement Only, is out now. 

July 24, 2018

The Holidays are just 6 months away! The ORLANDO CITRUS PARADE is coming to downtown Orlando on December 29th.

The event will be supporting the Give Kids The World Village
Downtown Parade to Kick Off at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 29th

Orlando, Florida (July 24, 2018) – Florida Citrus Sports in association with Parades R Us and JM Best Entertainment is proud to announce the All-New Orlando Citrus Parade. It has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Camping World Bowl and the Citrus Bowl. 

For the first time, the Orlando Citrus Parade is supporting the Give Kids The World Village, the Central Florida based nonprofit resort for critically ill kids.

July 23, 2018

Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series Rolls into Orlando for Very First Time: Athletes & Trucks Revealed!

Orlando, FL -- April 3, 2018 -- Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announces that tickets for the all new Monster Jam® Triple Threat Series will be available on pre-sale this week for the August 18, 2018 tour stop in Orlando, FL at Amway Center. The new season will bring motorsport fans to the edge of their seats with adrenaline-charged, high-flying, four-wheel excitement that is fun for the entire family and is unlike anything ever seen at the stadium style events. 

Monster Jam has been coming to Orlando to the Camping World Stadium for more than 30 years. The Triple Threat Arena Tour debuts in Orlando for the first time and is an entirely different format than Orlando fans have seen at the stadium. This upcoming tour will feature eight of the most talented Monster Jam drivers competing on three vehicles during the competition. Orlando fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor using customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and the famous Monster Jam trucks closer to the action than ever before. The eight athletes all competing in individual racing and skill competitions and overall event championship are:

Third Annual Topgolf Tour Invites Players to Compete for the Glory and $50,000


Regional qualifier registration opens today as Topgolf searches the U.S. and U.K. for the world's best Topgolf team
DALLASApril 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for the glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments opens today at topgolf.com/tour, with the first tournament on July 29. The winning two-person team from each regional tournament will be outfitted head-to-toe in Under Armour and will earn a trip to Las Vegas for the Topgolf Tour Championship, plus a chance at returning home with the $50,000 cash prize.
Established in 2016, the Topgolf Tour is the first golf tournament series where men and women compete for the same prize and play the same format. The 2018 Topgolf Tour is supporting the Veteran Golfers Association, with $5 from every registration donated to the VGA. Additionally, active duty and veteran members of the U.S. Armed Forces can enter the military division. One team from the military division is guaranteed to advance to the Topgolf Tour Championship in Las Vegas.  

July 22, 2018

WALKER STALKER CON BRINGS THE WALKING DEAD BACK TO ORLANDO


Stars From Hit Shows Anchor Interactive Convention and Fan Meet-Up 

Nashville, Tenn. -- Zombie enthusiasts and fans of the number-one show on television, The Walking Dead, will have the opportunity to meet their favorite stars at the upcoming Walker Stalker Con at the Orange County Convention Center, August 11-12.

Walker Stalker Con has become an incredibly popular convention, offering something for everyone - from the diehard fan, to families, to those with a growing interest in the genre. More than 25 of the most popular actors from shows such as The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, and more will speak to the audience, meet fans, pose for photos and sign autographs (see full list).

July 21, 2018

The Makeup Show Orlando Announces LIVE COMPETITION

MUA’s have the chance to prove their skills in beauty, body, fashion & FX makeup in celebration of the Drag community.

Calling all aspiring artists! To celebrate the spirit of inclusion and artistry, The Makeup Show recognizes the drag community for their contribution to the industry through inspiration and individuality. With words like beat and tricks like bake, beauty is beyond and building bigger than ever ... From scenes like NYC’s ‘Uptown Balls’, Atlanta’s ‘Eleganza’, Drag Race, and club kids everywhere, we see performers from all over the world using makeup to create a character, push limits and leave us gagging. In this competition, find your inner drag queen in celebration of the strength, contribution and fierceness that artists have contributed to this world!

July 17, 2018

FLORIDA - RECIPE CONTEST+COOKING DEMOS w/ Star Chef Allen - Using the "Golden Fruit" at First Ever Mango Festival in South Beach

WHO: South Beach Mango Festival

WHAT: THE FIRST ANNUAL MANGO FESTIVAL HELD IN MIAMI BEACH-  a community event, which will offer participants the opportunity to enjoy the work of a range of talented chefs and mango experts, culinary delights and various family activities, allinspired by the versatile and delicious mango. The event will also be featuring avocados, dragon fruit, coconut, and many other natively-grown fruits.

WHERE: LUMMUS PARK @ 1200 OCEAN DRIVE

WHEN: SUNDAY, AUGUST 5TH, 2018
FROM 11AM-7PM

MORE INFO:  FEATURING:
- Kids Cooking Class
- “Best Baked Mango” Recipe Contest Judging
- Kids Mango eating contest
- Amazing Mango cooking Class
- Healthy Mango Juicing & Smoothies
- Mixology Competition
- Mango Dancers
- Kids Bounce House
- Live music

“Space Out” This Weekend at Orlando Science Center’s Space Exploration Weekend Event


Enjoy space-themed demos and experiments, Science on a Sphere presentations & more
Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHAT:
July is Space Exploration Month, but you don’t have to leave Earth to experience the fun. Orlando Science Center is celebrating with a full weekend dedicated to all things space!

Each day there will be special programming throughout the building, which show the science and technology of space travel. Space explorers can enjoy screenings of “Journey to Space,” Science on a Sphere presentations, Mars colony building from recycled materials in The Hive, and space-themed demos and experiments around the building.
WHEN:
Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Space Exploration Weekend is included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit http://www.osc.org/space-exploration

July 14, 2018

DAUGHTRY ANNOUNCE SECOND LEG OF 2018 HEADLINING TOUR

 TOUR WILL HIT CITIES ACROSS THE U.S.
KICKS OFF ON JULY 21st IN INDIANA

NEW ALBUM ‘CAGE TO RATTLE’ SET FOR RELEASE ON JULY 27th

(July 13- New York, NY)—GRAMMY-nominated rock band Daughtry have announced details for the second leg of their 2018 headlining tour. Set to hit multiple cities across the U.S.  and the U.K., Daughtry’s tour dates will kick off on July 21st in Goshen, Indiana and will wrap in December. Tickets will be available for pre-sale through the bands fan club starting today and on sale to the public July 14th at 10:00 AM local time.Please see routing for the tour below. Click HEREto buy! 

In addition to the tour, Daughtry are also gearing up to release their new album, Cage To Rattle, on July 27, 2018. The group’s powerful new single “Deep End”is out now!

Said Chris Daughtry, “myself and the band have been working hard to put together what we believe is a great live experience for our fans. We can’t wait to see you on the road!”

Daughtry have released four studio albums, scored four No. 1 hits and garnered 4 GRAMMYnominations. Additionally, the band has sold over 8 million albums and 16 million singles, as well as selling out concerts around the globe. At radio, the band has also earned four No. 1 singles, including the mulit-format hit No. 1 song “It’s Not Over.” Daughtry's self-titled album was
the fastest-selling rock debut in Soundscan history, and its follow up, Leave This Town, marked the quintet's second consecutive No. 1 album. The band’s third album, Break The Spell,was certified GOLD within four weeks of its release, and their last studio effort, Baptized, produced the certified GOLD single, “Waiting For Superman.” 

July 12, 2018

ELVIRA, THE QUEEN OF HALLOWEEN, MAKES HER WAY TO SPOOKY EMPIRE CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AS A CULTURAL ICON

ORLANDO – Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce another anniversary at this year’s October convention as the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her iconic performance as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson will be in attendance for two days. On Friday, October 26th for a special one-day only appearance, Peterson will be at the convention as Elvira, after having retired the ensemble over a year ago.
Joining the recently announced The X-Files reunion guests David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, best known for their roles as “Walter Skinner and "The Smoking Man" in The X-Files. Marking his first appearance at Spooky Empire, Pileggi has starred as Horace Pinker in Shocker, and appeared in Return of the Living Dead, Three O’ Clock High, Basic Instinct, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Sons of Anarchy, and many more!  Davis has numerous credits dating back to the 80's including The Dead Zone, IT (series), 21 Jump Street, Poltergeist (series), The Proposal, Smallville, and more. Currently, he's working on the film Frankenstein Gothic along with Bill Moseley and Danielle Harris.
Additionally, Carl Weathers will be on the guest line-up. Weathers is known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky series; George Dillon in Predator; Chubbs Peterson in films Happy Gilmore and Little Nicky; and a fictionalized version of himself on the comedy series Arrested Development. Alongside Weathers will be the famed indie horror Soska Twins participating in the con’s Film Festival and legendary drummer Peter Criss, one of the founding members of KISS, as well as the 25th anniversary of Hocus Pocus with Kathy Najimy.
Spooky Empire will take place on October 26 – 28, 2018 at its new host hotel, Caribe Royale Orlando Resort
The convention will once again be opening earlier this year on Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m. to begin the festivities. The weekend will feature an array of activities including a tattoo festival, film festival, celebrity autographs, Kid’s Zone, costume and cosplay contest, huge exhibitor room, live music, performances, Q & A’s with artists, authors and filmmakers, seminars, among many other activities.
All advance tickets, now on sale, are discounted. Prices increase after October 7th and at the door. In advance, three-day passes are $60, one day passes on Friday and Sunday are $30, and one day passes on Saturday $35. Limited VIP Packages are available for $225 and include early entry to all three days, raffles, T-shirts, autograph line fast-pass, exclusive VIP party access on Saturday night with guest celebrities in attendance. Tickets for children under ten years old are free.
Rooms are available at Caribe Royale Orlando Resort for a discounted price of $135 per night. Rooms can be reserved online or by calling 1-407-238-8000. Mention ‘Spooky Empire’ for special rate.
For more information regarding the schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.spookyempire.comStay tuned as more activities, special guests, celebrities and more will be announced in the coming weeks.
For more information about Spooky Empire, visit spookyempire.com. Follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram (@SpookyEmpire).
About Spooky Empire
Founded in 2003, Spooky Empire’s Fall Convention has grown to become one of the largest thriller conventions and the dark side of comic con in the nation with attendance increasing each year. Designed to be THE ultimate weekend for thriller fans of all ages, the event allows guests to meet and mingle with their favorite movie and TV stars, buy amazing collectibles from hundreds of vendors and artists, see new and emerging films as well as old favorites, get tattooed by some of the best artists in the world, and take part in one of the largest Zombie Walks in the country. In May 2011, Spooky Empire introduced their Spring Convention mid-season to provide fans with even more fun in anticipation of their Fall Convention. Spooky Empire’s ultimate goal is to provide memorable events for fans to return to each year, a place where they can congregate with thousands of other people with the same interests. For more information, visit www.spookyempire.com.

July 10, 2018

Insomniac Reveals Official Artist Lineup for 8th Annual Electric Daisy Carnival Orlando

Headliners will celebrate Under the Electric Sky with artists such as Bassnectar,
Dillon Francis & Friends, Tiësto, Alison Wonderland, NERVO and more

Two-Day General Admission & VIP Passes for the November 9-10 event, available here

Orlando, FL – Featuring more than 50 of the top dance music artists from across the globe, Insomniac has unveiled the official lineup of artists set to perform at Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Orlando.  Returning to the historic Tinker Field on Friday, Nov. 9 & Saturday, Nov. 10, Insomniac’s beloved East Coast festival will bring Headliners a two-day celebration packed with sunshine, positive energy, and world-renowned talent. While their favorite artists provide the unrivaled soundtrack for the weekend, Headliners will enjoy EDC from a completely new perspective through inspiring art installations, thrilling carnival rides, and whimsical theatrical performers.

Throughout the two-day experience, Headliners will witness epic sets across three iconic stages featuring a variety of fan-favorite genres. Alesso, Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis & Friends, Don Diablo, Illenium, Kaskade, Martin Garrix, Vini Vici and more make their way to the sunshine state for highly anticipated performances, while 4B, GTA and Valentino Khan team up for their first ever festival back-to-back-to-back set. Fans will also witness curated stage lineups as Nicole Moudaber presents MoodZONE and Jamie Jones presents Paradise, both bringing special guests followed by exclusive b2b sets from Nicole Moudaber b2b Paco Osuna and Jamie Jones b2b The Martinez Brothers. Among the many highlights awaiting Headliners at EDC Orlando, Bassnectar makes his triumphant return to the festival for the first time since 2016 and Tiësto will play a very special set against the backdrop of the vibrant Orlando sunset. 

Two of Insomniac’s famed brands will champion EDC’s iconic stages as Factory 93 brings the prominent underground sounds to the neonGARDEN stage at EDC Orlando for the first time ever and Bassrush gears up for a heavy-hitting circuitGROUNDS takeover. 

The full EDC Orlando 2018 lineup includes: