New Convention on the Block: Sinister Creature Con

Coming to Northern California October 17th & 18th

A couple months back, we reported on plans shaping up for a brand new horror convention taking place in Northern California this October. Sinister Creature Con is a 2-day event being held at the Scottish Rite Center in Sacramento. We at The Blood Shed are proud to announce that we are an official sponsor of this event!


From Sinister Creature Con’s Official Website:

Quakes ripple around the known universe as a new convention beast breaches through the Earth’s surface. THE SINISTER CREATURE CON announces its presence from the primal depths of our humanity with volcanic might and jubilant fanfare. Located in Sacramento, California, THE SINISTER CREATURE CON’s expansive tentacles ensnare a massive array of horror genre craftsmen and craftswomen that give monsters and the genre its tangible essence, such as painters, filmmakers, sculptors, tattoo artists, comic book artists, graphic designers, practical fx companies, actors, writers, haunted attraction engineers, and much more. So come one and come all to the belly of this new convention beast and learn how your fears are imagined so you may celebrate in the conquering of them.

Sinister Creature Con is a horror convention unlike any other.  We celebrate both the past and present.  From the nostalgic to the contemporary we celebrate it all and have something for every horror artist and fan alike.  Above all we strive to serve and promote the art and artists.  Come, be inspired, create, and scare us.  We invite you to Northern California’s Horror Convention, Sinister Creature Con. 


Featured Guests already confirmed for Sinister Creature Con include:

  • Kristin Bauer, best known for her roles as Maleficent in ABC’s Once Upon A Time and HBO’s True Blood.
  • Howard Berger, co-founder of KNB EFX Group, Inc. and Emmy-winning makeup artist for The Walking Dead.
  • Patricia Quinn, best known for her role as Magenta in the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
  • Nathan Baesel, star of the cult horror hit Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.


  • Terrorvision Reunion Panel with: Cleve Hall, Ted Nicolaou, Gerrit Grahm, and Diane Franklin.
  • Fon Davis from Industrial Light and Magic Model Shop.
  • Judith O’dea, best known for her role as Barbara Hamilton in the 1968 George A. Romero film Night of the Living Dead.
  • Tattoo artists Liz Cook and Joshua Hibbard (“The Instigator” from Ink Master).
  • Face Off alums: Nicole Chilelli, Roy Wooley, Tate Steinsiek, and Miranda Joy.
  • John Russo, co-writer of Night of the Living Dead.

Check Sinister Creature Con’s Official Website for additional guest updates as they are announced.

Sinister Crearure Con Co-Founder and Convention Director Tim Meunier is no stranger to the horror community, having founded the successful annual Sacramento Horror Film Festival in 2007. While he has been peripherally involved in convention planning in the past, Meunier was only willing to helm Sinister Creature Con under certain conditions:

MeunierWhen I was approached to partner for this convention, I said I would only do it if it was an event that celebrated the art and artists.  This is the same motivation that drives my other event, The Sacramento Horror Film Festival.  With a goal of 80% artists to 20% vendors, I wish to make it evident that once attendees step through the convention halls that this event is art-focused.  No flea market style vendors.  No halls full of celebrities that have done nothing of note for 30 years.  Instead, attendees can expect: Live makeup demos, workshops, tattoos by the industry’s top talent, live painting, costume and character makeup competitions, and tributes to the core inspiration of the event- creature feature and horror films.  Best of all, Sinister Creature Con will be priced around the $20 marker to start for both days, giving attendees more cash in their pocket to shop the halls.

If you plan on attending, don’t forget to stop by The Blood Shed’s table to meet members of the crew, find out how you can join the Team, and enter a raffle to win some awesome prizes!

If you are interested in participating in Sinister Creature Con as an exhibitor, vendor, or sponsor, contact Tim Meunier at:

Standard and VIP Weekend Passes are available now at “Early Bird” rates: HERE.

Also, California horror film fans will want to check out the Sacramento Horror Film Festival, also taking place in October; take a look at their official website: HERE.


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