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Meet horror stars, pop culture celebs at Mad Monster convention

CONCORD, N.C. — Characters from classic horror movies and pop culture icons will converge in Concord soon for the annual Mad Monster Party, a three-day fan convention happening Feb. 17-19 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton.

In addition to celebrity meet and greets, more than 100 vendors will be selling collectibles and memorabilia. There will also be speaker panels and Q&A sessions.

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include: Alexandra Breckenridge (“American Horror Story,” “Virgin River”); Peter Criss (co-founder and original drummer for Kiss); Keith David (“Nope,” “The Thing”); Christine Elise (“Child’s Play 2,” “Chucky”); Robert Englund (“Freddy Krueger”); Lance Henriksen (“Terminator,” “Aliens”); John Carroll Lynch (“American Horror Story,” “The Walking Dead”); Dylan McDermott (“American Horror Story,” “The Practice”); Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” “True Blood”); Deep Roy (“Charlie & The Chocolate Factory,” “Return of the Jedi”); Devon Sawa (“Final Destination,” “Casper”); Alex Vincent (“Child’s Play 2,” “Chucky”); and Alex Winter (“Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “The Lost Boys”).

Convention hours are from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Daily passes start at $35. Three-day passes are also available for $80. Photo ops with celebrity guests need to be purchased separately from admission passes.

Children ages 12 and younger will be admitted for free with an adult.

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