Massive horror convention Midsummer Scream announces pre-sale tickets

Pre-sale tickets to the world’s largest Halloween and horror convention, right here in Long Beach, are on sale now. Midsummer Scream made an announcement this morning that the now, three-day festival will return to the Long Beach Convention Center July 31-Aug. 2 for its fifth year, giving fanatics of the spooky holiday a few extra days to celebrate.

Event founder David Markland, who also created Scare LA, developed Midsummer Scream not solely as a trade show, but more with a focus on fans; a mix of vendors, attractions, panels, artists and more.

In 2017, panel discussions included the creatives behind Disneyland’s phased out “Twilight Zone Tower of Doom,” offering enthusiasts a last chance to say goodbye. Last year, celebrity guests included Ahri Lehman, the first Jason Voorhees of “Friday the 13th,” and the creative director of Halloween Horror Nights in Hollywood, John Murdy, among other vets of the creep-tastic industry.

Boo!-ya: Meet David Markland, the Hollywood Resident Behind Long Beach’s Midsummer Scream

Pre-sale general admission tickets start at $30, and can be purchased here.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.