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.

Asia Morris is a Long Beach native covering arts and culture for the Long Beach Post. You can reach her @hugelandmass on Twitter and Instagram and at [email protected].