Spooky Empire Cancels 2020 Events and Announces 2021 Dates .. #SpookyEmpire #HorrorConventions

Spooky Empire Horror Con

Spooky Empire has announced they have made the decision to cancel its two 2020 events, and disclosed its 2021 event dates, as well.

The horror fan convention had already pushed back its Orlando spring event to August, but due to the current COVID-19 situation, organizers have made the hard decision to cancel both it and the big annual convention in Tampa this October.

Anyone who has already purchased a ticket to one of the two conventions can use the tickets on a future event, or request a refund. Spooky will be emailing ticket holders regarding this.

While I’m sad there’s no Spooky Empire for 2020, I feel the organizers have made the right decision for the safety of attendees and guests alike.

And the good news is Spooky Empire has announced dates for its 2021 conventions, so we have something to look forward to:

  • April 30–May 2, 2021 – Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
  • October 22-24, 2021 – Hyatt Regency Orlando

For more information on the cancelled or future conventions, visit spookyempire.com.

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Good morning Spooky Family While we have been doing our best to bring a little Spooky Empire into our lives this year, unfortunately it just isn’t in the cards. All of the planning in the world would still not help us execute the caliber of event that we are used to producing, and more importantly the kind of event you’re used to attending. There’s just no way we could put out a product this year, put our name on it, and be proud. With the state we are in here in Florida, even a few days in the future is unpredictable. Keeping our attendees, vendors, staff, volunteers and families safe is paramount to us, and taking the risk at bringing everyone together right now is not something we’re comfortable with, nor does it make it easy to plan a large event. Everything involved in this production is affected from travel to meet and greets and parties to photo ops. Not to mention the financial burden of safety protocols, capacity limits and cancellations. So that means BOTH Spooky Empire events have officially been cancelled as of today. That includes the August event at the Wyndham in Orlando and the Halloween event in Tampa. We thank the Wyndham and the City of Tampa/Convention Center for working with us this year and for their cooperation. We are absolutely crushed by this final decision, but we know it’s ultimately the best one for everyone. Moving forward, we are very excited to already have our dates for 2021 locked in so that we can plan on a blowout like no other next year! ??April 30–May 2, 2021 – Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive ??October 22-24, 2021 – Hyatt Regency Orlando So where do you go from here? All info for ticket holders and vendors is posted on our site! Link in our profile

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