Halloween: 45 Years of Terror convention is coming to Pasadena this year

The Halloween: 45 Years of Terror convention will be held in Pasadena, California this year, featuring guests from all 13 Halloween movies

2023 marks the 45th anniversary of the release of John Carpenter‘s classic slasher Halloween (watch it HERE) and the birth of the Halloween franchise – and it has now been announced that Halloween franchise producers Trancas International Films are planning to celebrate the anniversary by bringing the Halloween: 45 Years of Terror convention to Pasadena, California this fall! The convention will be held from September 29th through October 1st in the Pasadena Convention Center.

To put this convention together, Trancas is teaming up with Horror’s Hallowed Grounds host and Convention All Stars owner Sean Clark, who previously helped them organize conventions to celebrate the Halloween franchise’s 25th, 30th, 35th, and 40th anniversaries. HorrorHound Ltd., the company behind the HorrorHound Weekend conventions, is also involved. They previously helped out with the 40th anniversary convention.

Celebrity guests (including directors, stars, and crew) from all thirteen Halloween films are set to be in attendance as Halloween: 45 Years of Terror (also simply going by H45) takes over the Pasadena Convention Center.

In the official press release, the organizers said, “We expect the largest selection of vendors any Terror convention has provided, including notable Halloween licensees and some of the most notable artists in the ever-growing gallery scene – there will be a number of not-to-be-missed events, including the highly anticipated return of the Horror’s Hallowed Grounds filming location tour, galleries, exciting social media photo displays, cast Q&As, lots of exclusive H45 and Halloween merchandise offerings, and professional photo opportunities. Make sure you bookmark the official website – www.Halloween45.com – as the page will soon begin to populate with guest, artist, and vendor reveals, programming information, and additional surprises the promoters are hard at work finalizing. Not to mention discount Hotel block options (yet to be launched). And, of course, ticket launch information and details regarding new and exciting ticket package opportunities.

Have you attended any of the previous Halloween anniversary conventions? Will you be heading out to Pasadena to attend Halloween: 45 Years of Terror? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Also, let us know how long you think it will be before it’s officially announced that we’re going to get another Halloween sequel that brings Michael Myers back despite what happened in Halloween Ends.

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