Horror/Sci Fi/Fantasy Calendar


Ongoing

Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water continues at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave in Portland, OR) through February 22.  Visit the Cinema 21 website for more details. 

The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  For showtimes and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

The Salem Cinema (1127 Broadway St NE, #170, in Salem, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  For showtimes, visit the Salem Cinema website.
The Darkside Cinema (215 SW 4th St in Corvallis, OR) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through February 22.  Visit the Darkside Cinema website for more details and to see if it continues after that.

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 22.  Visit the Pickford Film Center website for more details and advance ticket sales.

The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) will continue showing Guillermo del Toro's Oscar nominated film The Shape of Water through Thursday, February 22.  Visit The Grand Cinema website for more details and advance ticket sales.

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Sugar Hill, the best (okay, also only) blaxploitation zombie more ever made, screens on Tuesday, March 27, at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm.  The screening will be in GLORIOUS 35mm and classic blaxploitation trailers will play before the film.  You might want to get tickets early, as this could sell out.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen the Jack Arnold classic It Came from Outer Space on Saturday, March 31, at 6 pm.  Oh, I forgot to mention the presentation is in GLORIOUS 35mm and in 3D.  AND star Kathleen Hughes will be present for a post screening Q and A.  Tickets go on sale to the general public today (Monday, February 19), and you know this will sell out fast.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website
 
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The sci fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie, screens at 7:30 pm on February 20 at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Author Susan Compo will be in attendance, and copies of her new book Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth will be for sale before and after the film.  You'll probably want to buy tickets early for this one, as it will likely sell out.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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Geekenders bring A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure to the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas St in Victoria, BC) at 6 pm on Friday, March 16.  Tickets are $25 and you must be 19 or older with ID to attend.  Advance tickets are on sale now and highly recommended, as the Capitol City Comic Con is taking place in the same location.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.
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Geekenders and the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) host A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure at 8 pm Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24.  Tickets are $25 in advance (highly recommended), $30 at the door.  You must be 18 or older and have ID to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales (on sale now), visit the Facebook Event Page.

February, 2018

Monday, February 19

The Portland International Film Festival presents the Japanese animated feature Lu Over the Wall to the Regal Fox Tower Cinemas (846 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) today at at 2 pm.  After being warned about the merfolk by his superstitious grandfather, Kai is aided by mermaid Lu when confronted with bullies.  Kai must return the favor as a local seafood company threatens his town and the merfolk.  The screening is sponsored by Laika and the Consular Office of Japan in Portland.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Tuesday, February 20

The sci fi classic The Man Who Fell to Earth, starring the late David Bowie, screens at 7:30 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  Author Susan Compo will be in attendance, and copies of her new book Earthbound: David Bowie and The Man Who Fell To Earth will be for sale before and after the film.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

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The Portland International Film Festival presents director Rungano Nyoni's I Am Not a Witch at 7 pm tonight at the Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  The movie follows a nine-year-old Zambian girl denounced as a witch and exiled to a state-run witch camp.  The film "combines anthropology, social satire, and superstition in a fascinating and touching magic-realist fable" according to the Northwest Film Center.  For more details, including a trailer and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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Horror Brew Pub Quiz! takes over Home, A Bar (719 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR) tonight at 7:30 pm.   Get your team together and try to win one of two gift certificates, or maybe you'll win a prize in the raffle!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, February 23

The Mads from MST3K are back and the Alberta Rose Theatre (3000 NE Alberta St in Portland, OR) will host two evenings of different bad movies and riffing tonight and tomorrow night (Saturday, February 24) at 8 pm.  Doors open at 7 pm for a meet and greet with the Mads (Frank Conniff and Trace Beaulieu), followed up with an audience Q and A following the show.  Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 at the door.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Alberta Rose Theatre website or the Facebook Event Page.

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Mike Judge's hard-to-find prophetic sci fi comedy Idiocracy screens at The Academy Theater (7818 SE Stark St in Portland, OR) through Thursday, March 1.  For more details, including showtimes (when posted) visit The Academy Theater website.

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Frightmare on Main Street, present by local podcast The Horror Aisle, will screen Child's Play at 9:30 pm tonight at the Kiggins Theatre (1011 Main St in Vancouver, WA).  Tickets are $10 on the day of the show, $7 in advance. For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Kiggins Theatre website.

Saturday, February 24

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Twisted Intrigues, full of hidden, lethal agendas.  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Ray Harryhausen's classic, Mysterious Island, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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De Lioncourt Productions presents Cara Mia *An Addams Family Burlesque Story at 8 and 10:15 pm tonight only at Crush Bar (1400 SE Morrison St in Portland, OR).  Tickets are $16 to $24 dollars.  Doors open 45 minutes before the show.  For more details, including a list of performers and advance ticket sales, visit the Eventbrite ticket page.

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Weird Elephant at The Grand Cinema (606 S Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA) presents the Oscar nominated horror sensation of 2016, Get Out, tonight at 11 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Slim's PDX (8635 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) presents a night of pschy garage and spooky soul music with Monterey Purple, Lagoon Squad and Little Hexes tonight at 9 pm.  Admission is FREE, but you must be 21 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series presents Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse at 9:30 pm tonight.  The film is a folk-horror tale of a 15th century woman ostracized by her village when the residences claim she is a witch.  It plays with the short Mobius.  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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The Portland Black Film Festival presents a special screening of Brother from Another Planet, and a post-screening Q and A with star Joe Morton, at 7 pm tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The film will be shown in GLORIOUS 35mm (print courtesy of the UCLA Film and Television Archive).  For more details and advance ticket sale, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Sunday, February 25

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) After Dark series ends this evening with a screening of The Endless at 9:30 pm.  The story of two brothers returning to the cult they left a decade ago is the subject of a small article in the current issue of Rue Morgue and sounds intriguing.  It plays with the short Zarr-Dos, which is summed up with one line; "Two giant heads blow shit up."  Sounds like a high note to end on!  The screening takes place at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Monday, February 26


The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) is celebrating its 20th anniversary by screening 20 of their most popular films.  Tonight's film is Pan's Labyrinth, presented in Spanish with English subtitles.  For more details, including the single showtime (when available), visit the Pickford Film Center website

Tuesday, February 27

The Portland International Film Festival presents the Spanish animated feature Birdboy: The Forgotten Children to the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Ave in Portland, OR) tonight at 6:30 pm.  The screening is sponsored by Laika.  For more details and advance tickets to the screening, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

March, 2018

Thursday, March 1

Emerald City Comicon has announced dates for 2018!  The con takes place Thursday, March 1 to Sunday, March 4, at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  Guests include Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series), Summer Glau and Sean Maher (Firefly).  Visit the Facebook Event Page for additional details.

UPDATE: David Tennant (Dr. Who, Jessica Jones) and Billie Piper (Dr. Who, Penny Dreadful), and Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation) are scheduled to attend.

Friday, March 2

The Friday Night Lecture Series at Portland State University (1825 SW Broadway in Portland, OR) tackles Trolls: Reality, Myth or Cultural Icons tonight at 7:30 pm in Cramer Hall, Room 171.  Storyteller Barbara Fankhauser explores the lore of trolls in Scandinavian myths and culture, and shares stories of Trolls.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, March 3
The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Atomic Monsters.  'Nuff said on that one!  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

Tuesday, March 6

Grotesque Gorelesque take to the stage with Kommand at 8 pm tonight at Substation (645 NW 45th St in Seattle, WA).  It's an evening of horror themed burlesque, sideshow and heavy metal.  You must be 21 or older to attend.  Additional information has yet to be announced, but you'll find the details at the Facebook Event Page when available.

Saturday, March 10

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Atomic Monsters.  'Nuff said on that one!  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Frankenstein's Comicbook Swap 12: Bricabrac Ballyhoo! takes place today at the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR).  Doors are open to the public from noon to 6 pm and admission is just $1 (kids and elders are FREE).  But you can purchase early bird admission for $5 and get in at 11 am.  And you can donate cans of food to the Oregon Food Bank while you're there!  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Comix Thing takes over the East Portland Eagle Lodge 3256 (4904 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland, OR) tonight from 9 pm to midnight.  Enjoy Portland's only Small Press and Underground Comix show, along with the VHS swap!  Admission is just $1.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, March 16

Friday Night Frights hosts a screening of Stuart Gordon's gory Lovecraft adaptation Re-Animator at 10 pm tonight at the Blue Mouse Theatre (2611 N Proctor St in Tacoma, WA).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Capital City Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Victoria Conference Centre and Crystal Garden (720 Douglas St in Victoria, BC).  Guests include Leah Cairns (the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, Interstellar), Patrick Warburton (The Tick), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit Trilogy, Preacher) and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer).  For more details and advance ticket information, visit the Capital City Comic Con website or the Facebook Event Page.

If you're in Seattle and looking for transportation to the con, check out the Capital City Comic Con Getaway from Seattle to Victoria Facebook Event Page for details and ticket sales.  The Victoria Clipper (2701 Alaskan Way, Pier 69, Seattle, WA) will be happy to help you arrive rested and ready for the con!

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Geekenders bring A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure to the Victoria Conference Center (720 Douglas St in Victoria, BC) at 6 pm tonight.  Tickets are $25 and you must be 19 or older with ID to attend.  Advance tickets are on sale now and highly recommended, as the Capitol City Comic Con is taking place in the same location.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, March 17

The Sprocket Society presents Saturday Secret Matinees! at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Widescreen Thrills, rare 16mm cinemascope prints to fill the screen!  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Walt Disney's Mary Poppins at 2 pm today at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Sunday, March 18

The Northwest Film Center presents Laika's latest film, Kubo and the Two Strings, at 2 pm today at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR).  Laika animators will be in attendance.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Friday, March 23

The 7th Annual Oregon Ghost Conference takes place through Sunday, March 25, at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center (415 1st Ave in Seaside, OR).  Keep your eyes on the Facebook Event Page for upcoming details.

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Geekenders and the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway in Vancouver, BC) host A Nude Hope: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure at 8 pm tonight and tomorrow.  Tickets are $25 in advance (highly recommended), $30 at the door.  You must be 18 or older and have ID to attend.  For more details, including a list of performers and a link to advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, March 24

The Sprocket Society presents the final in the Saturday Secret Matinees! series at the Grand Illusion Cinema (1403 NE 50th St in Seattle, WA) at 2 pm.  The series will screen a weekly cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe, and a classic (but secret) feature, all in GLORIOUS 16mm!  This week's feature theme is Widescreen Thrills, rare 16mm cinemascope prints to fill the screen!  Series passes will be available at the door.  For more details, visit the Grand Illusion Cinema website.

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Jurassic Park In Concert takes place at 7:30 pm tonight at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Norman Huynh conducts the Oregon Symphony as they perform John William's iconic score live.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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Long live the New Flesh tonight at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR)!  The Northwest Film Center presents David Cronenberg's cult classic Videodrome at 9:30 pm in GLORIOUS 35mm!  Body Horror and Rick Baker's effects would look AMAZING on the big screen!!  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

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Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Valley of the Dragons at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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Oregon Coast Comic Con YEAR TWO takes place this weekend at the Tillamook Air Museum (6030 Hangar Rd in Tillamook, OR).  Guests include Sandi Seelner (Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers) and Vincent Ward (The Walking Dead, True Blood).  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the OCCC website or the Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE: Artist Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies, Marvel Zombies vs. Army of Darkness) is scheduled to attend.  

Sunday, March 25

Jurassic Park In Concert takes place at 2 pm today at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway in Portland, OR).  Norman Huynh conducts the Oregon Symphony as they perform John William's iconic score live.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The Northwest Film Center presents Jan Svankmajer's Alice at the Portland Art Museum Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave in Portland, OR) today at 2 pm.  The film, which uses a combination of stop motion and live action, discards the moral fairy tale trappings of other, more family friendly adaptations and presents a darker version of Lewis Carroll's classic.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Northwest Film Center website.

Tuesday, March 27

Sugar Hill, the best (okay, also only) blaxploitation zombie more ever made, screens tonight at The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) at 7:30 pm.  The screening will be in GLORIOUS 35mm and classic blaxploitation trailers will play before the film.  You might want to get tickets early, as this could sell out.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

Thursday, March 29

Norwescon 21 takes place this weekend at the Doubletree by Hilton Seattle Airport (18740 International Blvd in SeaTac, WA).  The event has announced the Writer Guest of Honor this year will be Ken Liu, Artist Guest of Honor will be Wayne Barlowe, the Science Guest of Honor will be Mathew Wedel, the Spotlight Publisher will be Green Ronin Publishing and the theme for the con will be Uncovering Mysteries.  More announcements to come, so visit the Norwescon website later in the year.

Friday, March 30

The Pacific Northwest's oldest anime convention, Sakura-Con, runs this weekend at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Place in Seattle, WA).  For more details and links for the event, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, March 31


The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) will screen the Jack Arnold classic It Came from Outer Space tonight at 6 pm.  Oh, I forgot to mention the presentation is in GLORIOUS 35mm and in 3D.  AND star Kathleen Hughes will be present for a post screening Q and A.  Tickets go on sale to the general public today (Monday, February 19), and you know this will sell out fast.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit The Hollywood Theatre website.

April, 2018
Saturday, April 7

Pop culture scholar Jennifer K. Stuller presents Wonder Woman: Herstory of a Heroine on Screen today at SIFF (305 Harrison St in Seattle, WA) from noon to 4 pm.  The presentation looks at the titular superhero in her many incarnations, from cartoons to live action television movies and series and her appearance on the big screen.  General admission tickets are just $20.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, April 13

The West Coast Haunters Convention takes place this weekend at the Doubletree Hilton Lloyd Center (1000 NE Multnomah St in Portland, OR).  I'll post more details when available.

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The Admiral Theatre (515 Pacific Ave in Bremerton, WA) has announced a screening of Creature from the Black Lagoon at 7 pm this evening.  Yes, it's early, but you can check out the Facebook Event Page for any updates that come along.  And you know I'll post them once I know.

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Wizard World Comic Con Portland takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley of the Harry Potter series), Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Holly Marie Combs (Charmed), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Joe Flanigan (Stargate: Atlantis), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Sebastian Stan (Captain America) are listed on the autograph page of the official website.  For more details, check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page or the official website.

Saturday, April 14



The BoneBat "Comedy of Horrors" Film Fest 2018 starts at 1 pm today at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave N in Seattle, WA).  Keep checking the Facebook Event Page for updates.

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Tacoma Burners are hosting BLOODLUST: A Vampire Fundraiser Ball tonight at Tacoma's Dutch Embassy (1601 N 8th St in Tacoma, WA) at 9 pm.  This is a formal event, allowing you to indulge the blood red tone of the season.  You must be 21 or older to attend, and bring your own chalice with a name on it for drinks.  For more details on attending the ball, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, April 21

Cherry City Comic Con 2018 takes place this weekend at the Oregon State Fairgrounds (2330 17th St NE in Salem, OR).  Keep up on the latest details at the Cherry City Comic Con website.

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Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Ivan Tors Productions' Around the World Under the Sea, starring Lloyd Bridges, Shirley Eaton, David McCallum and Keenan Wynn, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

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EpicEventz is hosting the Expecto Bar Crawl-Seattle today starting at 3 pm.  Wizards, Halfbloods and Muggles are all invited to this mix of all things Potter and booze.  Dress in your finest robes, ready your wands and be ready to be ready to indulge in themed drink specials during the crawl.  As expected, you must be 21 or older to attend and it is strongly recommended that you have a designated driver, or use a cab/ride share to get home safe.  Tickets are $25 in advance, with limited day-of tickets available for $35, and you'll get an exclusive beer stein souvenir cup.  For more details, including a list of participating bars and advance tickets, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, April 28

Caravan of Creeps present GAME OVER: Cosplay Contest At the Waldorf (1489 E Hastings St in Vancouver, BC).  Admission is $30 at the door for a night of games, music and more, but you can save $5 by coming dressed up as your favorite video game character!  And as it's a contest, there are PRIZES and TROPHIES to be won!!  You must be 19 or older to attend.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Sunday, April 29

ParanormalPub at McMenamins Mission Theater and Pub (1624 NW Glisan St in Portland, OR) presents Ghost and Electronic Voice Phenomena tonight at 7 pm.  Dave King, president of the Washington State Ghost Society, and medium Stacy Calvert explain of EVPs and how they can aid in paranormal investigations.  Admission is free and attendees under 21 are welcome with a parent or guardian.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

May, 2018
Friday, May 4

Crypticon Seattle takes place through Sunday, May 6, at the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport (18704 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  Gregg Henry (Slither, Body Double, Firefly), Kimmy Robertson and Harry Goaz from Twin Peaks, Randy Havens (Sleepy Hollow, Vampire Diaries, the upcoming Godzilla: King of Monsters), author Matt Shaw,  Richard Brake (the Night King on Game of Thrones, Doom-Head in Rob Zombie's 31) and Jeff Daniel Phillips (Rob Zombie's 31, Halloween II and The Lords of Salem), William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man from The X-Files) and author Joe R. Lansdale (Bubba Ho-tep) are scheduled to attend.  More information will be posted when available, so check back here or at the Crypticon Seattle website.  You can also check out the Crypticon Seattle 2018 Facebook Event Page.

UPDATE: Rondo Award-winning filmmaker and author John Skipp (Tales of Halloween, The Light at the End) and actor Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) are scheduled to attend.

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Haru-con Spring 2018, hosted by the PCC SE Mini Comic Con, takes place today and tomorrow at the Portland Community College (2850 SE 82nd Ave in Portland, OR).  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, May 12

The Meadowlark Comic Con takes place from 10 am to 5 pm at the Ramada Medford and Convention Center (2250 Biddle Rd in Medford, OR).  Jackey Neyman Jones, Debbie from Manos: The Hands of Fate, is scheduled to attend, as well as former Power Rangers Allson MacInnis and Sasha Craig (who also appeared in Tucker and Dale vs. Evil).  Visit  the Meadowlark Comic Con website or Facebook Event Page for more details and advance ticket sales.

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The GeekCraft Expo PDX takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Admission is FREE to this family friendly event, allowing you to buy handcrafted geeky things from local crafters.  Cosplay is highly encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Saturday, May 19

Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents War-Gods of the Deep (AKA City Under the Sea), starring Vincent Price, Tab hunter and Susan Hart, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Saturday, May 26

The 16th Vampire's Masquerade Ball is schedule to take place this evening.  I'll post more details as they become available, or you can check either the official website or the Facebook Page closer to the event.

June, 2018

Saturday, June 2

The Lilac City Comicon has announce the dates for 2018.  The event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3.  Visit the Lilac City Comicon website for more details and advance ticket sales.

UPDATE: Lou Ferigno (The Incredible Hulk) and Daniel Logan (Boba Fett in Star Wars Episode II) is scheduled to appear.

Saturday, June 9

The Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA) will show The Neverending Story today at 1 pm, as part of their Family Matinee series.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Wednesday, June 13

The Portland Horror Film Festival returns to The Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR) through Saturday, June 16.  Keep checking back for more details as they become available, or visit the Facebook Page.

UPDATE: The dates for the festival have changed to June 13 to 16.

Saturday, June 16

Rocket Sci-Fi Matinee presents Captain Nemo and the Underwater City, starring Robert Ryan and Chuck Conners, at noon today at the Pickford Film Center (1318 Bay St in Bellingham, WA).  Admission is just $3.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Pickford Film Center website.

Saturday, June 30

Old Nick's Pub (211 Washington St in Eugene, OR) hosts the Third Annual Magical Labyrinth Masquerade Ball today starting at noon.  It starts out kid friendly, with an activities tent, vendors and live sword fighting and fire dancing, and music, before switching to 21 and older at 9 pm, for more music, dancing and a costume contest at midnight.  For more details, including a list of scheduled events (more to be added at a later date) and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

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The 2018 Washington State Toy and Geek Festival takes place today and tomorrow at the Washington State Fair Showplex and Conference Center (110 9th Ave SW in Puyallup, WA).  Keep checking here, the Facebook Event Page or the official website for upcoming details and ticket information.

July, 2018
Friday, July 13

Tacoma's Dark Market heads to Pacific City Park (600 3rd Ave in Pacific, WA) for the Second Annual Urban Unglued: Dark in the Park through Sunday, July 15.  Part of the Pacific Days festival, Urban Unglued promises some dark treats for sale from artists and crafters.  For more details, including a list of crafters taking part in Urban Unglued, visit the Facebook Event Page.

Wednesday, July 25

The musical version of Phantom of the Opera opens at Keller Auditorium (222 SW Clay in Portland, OR) tonight.  The show closes on August 5.  Currently, only resale websites are listing ticket sales (at a high price than face value), so I advise you wait until the tickets go on sale at the Keller Auditorium website.

September, 2018

Friday, September 7

Rose City Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  At this time, Felicia Day is scheduled to appear.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the Rose City Comic Con Facebook Page.

UPDATE: John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood) and Mike Mignola (Hellboy creator) are scheduled to attend.

Saturday, September 15



Hallowbaloo - 2018, the Halloween art show, takes place from 10 am to 4 pm at the Hollyhills Owners Association Clubhouse (19200 Hollyhills Dr NE in Bothell, WA).  Keep an eye on the Facebook Event Page for more details.

October, 2018

The Gritty City Siren's Tim Burton Ball takes place at 8 pm tonight at Alma Mater Tacoma (1322 Fawcett Ave in Tacoma, WA).  Dress up as your favorite character from ANY Tim Burton film, or an original creepy costume inspired by his work.  Details are slim right now, but check back here, or at the Facebook Event Page, closer to the event date. 

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Should you be hosting, or know of, an event that would interest my readers, email me at shadowoverportland@live.com and I'll include in on the Horror Calendar and future updates.  Remember, I cast a wide web, including sci fi/ fantasy films, as well as some action films.  And I do not charge for listing your event on the site.

And, as always, should you attend any of these events, mention to the organizers you read about it at The Shadow Over Portland!!


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