Things to do in Stockton

Sinister Creature Con

Northern California's SFX & Horror Expo

Location: Stockton Arena
Address: 248 W Freemont St, Stockton, 95203
More Info: (916)995-0580
Date: 6/10/2017 11:00 AM - 6/11/2017 5:00 PM
Cost: $27.50 - $37.50
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Sinister Creature Con

Sinister Creature Con will be held at the Stockton Arena June 10th and 11th to give horror and sci-fi enthusiasts a behind-the-scenes look into horror films both past and present. The convention will host more than 80 industry insiders from painters and sculptures to filmmakers and SFX studios. Together they will bring a massive display of horror and sci-fi related items like prototype sculptures, props, masks, antiques and oddities to the convention.

Attendees will have the opportunity to join makeup application workshops, foam fabric and airbrush classes, cosplay competitions and panels led by industry specialists. Additionally, Sinister Creature Con will give attendees the unique opportunity to meet champions from Syfy’s Face Off. Rashad Santiago (Season 6), Rayce Bird (Season 2) and Nicole Chilelli (Season 3) will provide live SFX demos and workshops designed to expose the art of the creature. “This convention focuses on the artistic aspect of horror films,” says Ted Meunier, Convention Founder & Director. “More than any other genre, horror demands a tremendous amount of talent and creativity from CG artists, special makeup effects artists and sculptors. Their painstaking work often goes underappreciated—but horror just wouldn’t be ‘horror’ without them. That is why we developed Sinister Creature Con; to celebrate these behind-the-scenes artists and bring them into the spotlight.”

Attendees of Sinister Creature Con will meet celebrities, scream queens and film directors from horror film classics like A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Suspiria and more. Contemporary horror audiences will enjoy the American Mary Reunion, featuring directors The Soska Sisters and actresses Katharine Isabelle and Tristan Risk. This is the only horror, sci-fi, and fantasy convention in Northern California that celebrates both the nostalgic and contemporary art of making the intangible real through makeup application and artistic fabrication. Visit Sinister Creature Con and learn how special effects and makeup application are used to create the characters you love to fear. Free admission is available for children ages ten and under. Tickets are available for purchase at www.SinisterCreatureCon.com.

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