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Cancellations/Rescheduled Events

Rose City Comic Con 2020 has been cancelled.  The event return to Portland on September 10 in 2021.  If you have tickets, visit the official website for information on refunds or transferring your ticket to next year's event. 


Nocturnal Emissions screening of Kathryn Bigelow's vampire classic, Near Dark, at the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave in Seattle, WA) has been indefinitely postponed.  Once the event is rescheduled, I will post all the details.

Film Submissions

Submissions are being accepted for the 2020 H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Portland, OR, and the third biennial H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival in Providence, RI.  And the stars have aligned for you, as you only need to click this FilmFreeway link for all the details on submitting your Lovecraftian short or feature film to BOTH festivals.  Final submission date is July 28, 2020.


From the people who created the HUMP film festival comes SLAY, a chance for you to make a short horror film (up to 8 minutes in length) and possibly win some cash!  Your film can be terrifying or funny, gory or campy, animated, or whatever your twisted mind can think of.  Prizes will be awarded for the Goriest, Funniest and Scariest film, along with a Best in Show award.  The submission date is Friday, August 7, 2020 at 5 pm PST, and the films will be screened in Portland and Seattle on October 17, 2020.  For more details, visit the SLAY Film Fest website.

May, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 epidemic, events taking place this month have been cancelled.  If the situation change, I will list the events ASAP.

June, 2020

Events appearing for this month might be changed, depending on the Covid-19 situation.  Please keep checking back here, or on the links listed, to keep updated on any changes that might occur.

Saturday, June 6

The Salem Comic Con takes place this weekend at the Oregon State Fair (2330 17th St NE in Salem, OR).  No further details at this time, and the official website is being worked on, but you can follow the Facebook Event Page for updates.

Wednesday, June 10

The Portland Horror Film Festival opens tonight at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR).  The four day festival features independent horror films from around the world.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the official website.

July, 2020

Thursday, July 9

Nocturnal Emissions brings that other 1981 werewolf film, Joe Dante's classic The Howling, to the Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave in Seattle, WA) tonight at 7:30 pm.  For more details and advance ticket sales, visit the Facebook Event Page.

August, 2020

Sunday, August 16

The Meadowlark Comic Con takes place today at the Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center (2250 Biddle Rd in Medford, OR).  Guests include Jackey Neyman Jones (Debbie in Manos: The Hands of Fate and Manos Returns, Beyond the Wall of Fear, Dark Zone Thirteen), Eric Roberts (Sharktopus, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)) and Eliza Roberts (Schlock, Animal House).  For more details, visit the official website or the Facebook Event Page.

Friday, August 21

The Emerald City Comic Con takes place through Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center (800 Convention Pl in Seattle, WA).  Guests include Karl Urban, Antony Starr, Dominique McElligott, Laz Alonso and Erin Moriarty (from The Boys and multiple other films) and MANY MORE!  For all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page or the ECCC website.  And keep checking back as the guest roster grows!

September, 2020

Friday, September 18

Crypticon Seattle takes place this weekend at the Doubletree Hotel (18740 International Blvd in Seattle, WA).  The new guest list includes Bill Moseley (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II, The Devil's Rejects) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark).  For more details, including new guest announcements, follow the Crypticon Seattle Facebook Page.  You can also head over to the official website for details concerning room rates, guests, events and MORE.

October, 2020

Saturday, October 3

Torchsong Theater Company brings Villains and Vixens: Revenge of the Parodies to the Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge (4834 N Lombard St in Portland, OR) for a sizzling hot cabaret where it's good to be bad.  The show plays on Saturday, October 3 and 10 at 8 pm and Sunday, October 4 and 11 at 6 pm.  The production is considered PG-13.  For more details and advance ticket sales (starting in the summer of 2020), visit the Facebook Event Page.

November, 2020

Saturday, November 15

The GeekCraft Expo PDX 2020 takes place today and tomorrow at the Oregon Convention Center (777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd in Portland, OR).  Browse and buy handmade geek goods by local crafters.  Admission is FREE with pre-registration and is family friendly.  Cosplay is encouraged.  For more details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

January, 2021

Saturday, January 2

Fandom PDX 2021 takes place this weekend at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel (8235 NE Airport Way in Portland, OR).  To keep up on all the details, visit the Facebook Event Page.

September, 2021

Friday, September 10

Rose City Comic Con returns to the Portland area this weekend.  No details concerning the event have been posted yet, so keep checking back here, or visit the official website.


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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