Presented by Supervising Producer Claire Dunlap, Creative Director Rick West and Executive Producers David Markland and Gary Baker, Midsummer Scream‘s goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community. It also serves as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spooky fun! This year’s event features an awesome panel of experts talking about World Building.
Check out the highlights from the 2017 show, then read on for all the details!
From The Midsummer Scream World Building Press Release
Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror fan convention, will assemble some of the top names in immersive world building on Sunday, August 4, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The art of creative immersive experiences for guests – whether it be a terrifying haunt, theatrical production, or pop-up attraction – has become big business in the entertainment world. Southern California is home to many of the brightest minds and hottest talents in the industry, and Midsummer Scream is bringing some of them together on one stage to discuss their own experiences and creative processes with their fans!
World Building: Creating Alternate Realities and Immersive Experiences will feature film industry veteran Jon Braver, creator of the Delusion franchise; Bonnie Hallman, Director of Creative at Mycotoo, who has contributed greatly to Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s Horror Made Here, and both Westworld and Game of Thrones for SXSW; Justin Fix, founder of JFI Productions, creator of Creep Los Angeles and The Willows (2018); Aaron Keeling, Co-Founder of E3W Productions, writer/director of The House on Pine Street and immersive productions including In Another Room and At the Bitter End, and collaboration with the Overlook Film Festival; and film director Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, St. Agatha and creator of The Tension Experience. Noah Nelson, Founder of No Proscenium and Co-Founder of LEIA – the League of Experiential & Immersive Artists, will moderate the discussion.
Tickets are on sale now at MidsummerScream.org. More news and information regarding Midsummer Scream 2019 will be announced in the weeks and months ahead. Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.
Looks like a blast! Anyone going to this year’s show? Tell us in the comments!