CreepyCon Halloween & Horror Convention

August 23-25

Join us for the 3rd installment of CreepyCon Halloween & Horror Convention!  If you are a fan of all things creepy, this is the convention for you!

This year’s event will be held at the Jacob’s Building in Chilhowee Park in Downtown Knoxville.

We are still in the planning stages for this year’s event, however, you can expect to see:

  • Tons of entertainment
  • Creepy merchants
  • Contests
  • Food and drinks
  • Free parking
  • Special guests
  • Artists & Authors
  • Workshops & panels
  • Photo Ops

We hope you’ll join us for the third year of Knoxville’s only Halloween & Horror Convention!


Dates & Times

August 23 – August 25
Friday: 7pm – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 8pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm


Jacob’s Building
3301 E Magnolia Ave, Knoxville, TN 37914

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Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is an all-american classic circus sideshow, combining timeless acts of shock and amazement with a punk rock presentation, and a dirty south attitude. The result is a uniquely modern experience; unlike anything else in today’s entertainment industry!

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow is one of the last remaining traveling “ten-in-ones” in the country. Our show consists of a variety of working acts, girlie shows (or burlesque), and classic carnival appeal. Our acts range from the classic circus side tent including The Human Blockhead, The Human Pincushions, the Bed of Nails, Clowning, & Fire Eating…to more daredevil stunts the likes of Balancing on Wine Glasses, Eating Glass, Body Piercing Weight Lifting, & our personal favorite…BREAKING THINGS ON THINGS!

They’re the one-stop shop for all things icky in entertainment! Between Captain Darron’s miraculous nose, dangerous juggling, and high threshold for pain, whimsically white trash fantastic award-winning performer Trashique’s alluring ears, deadly figure, and non stop sing song energy, AND the most disgusting woman in sideshow, Devereaux Dollface…they never fail to astound, arouse, and disgust audiences across the nation! The trio spends their time scheming, plotting, and planning to dislodge your stomach contents and leave you screaming for more!

Chalet Lizette Brannan is a child actress that beat Leukemia at age 10. Chalet is an Official Ambassador for Beads Of Courage which is a worldwide charity for children suffering cancer and other major illnesses. She had started out with modeling and from there has went on to feature films and Television series. Ms. Brannan now has endorsed several Cancer Hospitals and gives back to children fighting like she did. She continues to film and tour nationwide. She has been tapped to play a 3D Animation film as a lead with a very known and talented actor. She has been nominated for several awards for Best Supporting and Lead roles. She has presented an ICON Award at the Pre-Oscars to Kevin Sorbo who has been in her films. Her lead role in Crepitus has helped her to surpass Actress Linda Blair as a lead in a R Rated horror feature at 12 years of age. Chalet Brannan continues to impress all she meets and has been likened to Dakota Fanning and Jodie Foster in her abilities.

Chalet will appear all three days at CreepyCon.

Father Evil is an original horror persona that comes from the creative mind of Lou “Evil Lou” Avilleira.

Along with his various convention appearances, Father Evil has also become a fixture at haunted attractions along the East Coast and has also been recognized by several media and news outlets including a feature in Cosplay Culture and Sanctuary magazine.

The possessed priest is so much more than a cosplay. Lou Avilleira is also ordained through The Universal Life Church.

Father Evil was featured in Cosplay Cultures Halloween Edition in a 10 page spread, including the centerfold, called The Gathering-Haunted Cosplay

Father Evil will appear all three days at CreepyCon

The Horror Con Hooligan returns to CreepyCon 2019 as the Monster of Ceremonies! Kris Bell is a Local Hooligan, a National EmbaStand Up Comedian and Event Emcee from Clinton, TN. He’s performed in Las Vegas and California; as well as, all over Tennessee and surrounding areas! Kris is The Mad Hatter of Knox Comedy, he uses a high energy combination of physical comedy and clever storytelling to take audiences on a journey through his unique outlook on life! He’s your Guide to the Ghoulish! Your Phantom of Foolish! The Guru of Gruesome!  The Pharoah of Fear! He’s The Grand Duke of Spook and he can’t wait to bring his batty brand of boogey back to all you creatures at CreepyCon!

“See you soon my Funky Fiends!” – Kris

Newark, New Jersey native, Monique Dupree, also known by the title Tha True Original Gata and in some circles is referred to affectionately as The First Black Scream Queen. She has done independent horror films, fetish, comic-book, catalog and/or alternative modeling, local and national reality television and an occasional cross-over into mainstream television and cinema. This includes music, by way of her band Negro Childe, publishing, promotion, internet radio, fitness, production and pro-wrestling. (She currently tours the world wrestling with former WWE star Tommy Dreamer in his promotion House of Hardcore).

She is also a professional Cosplayer appearing at events and conventions. He most notable cosplay to date being, Wonderwoman, Nubia, Mohawk Storm and Marie Antoinette. Monique is married a mother of 10 children. She is involved in several grass-root charities and social outreach organizations. To date, Monique has completed upward of 90 films and television projects, inspired the creation of several comic-book heroines and consistently works and is for hire across the country and around the world.

Mother of the house of disaster the deadliest catch! Purrahna Rivers is the founder and MC of HalowQueen! The first ever Spooky! Cooky! Halloween themed drag show at CreepyCon. Purrahna is fiercely tenacious and is inspired by all things dark, witchy,bloody, outrageous and spooky. At home in Chattanooga Tennessee Purrahna performs and host shows regularly most recently colabroating the up and coming event space OUT!; a safe space and show venue for LGBTQ and advocates in Chattanoonga and the surrounding area. Purrahna is also a co host of Wathca Singing Wednesdays at Midtown Moon in Atlanta Georgia. She is an activist for gay and human rights and loves to share alternative art with the world in her efforts to support and inspire the community around her. Purrahna would like to thank CreepyCon, it’s patrons, and the cast of HallowQueen for making her dreams of spreading alternative art and community throughout Tennessee and the Southeast possible. Her over the top dark humor and sarcasm will leave you wanting more!

She will be joining us for CreepyCon 3 and hosting the “HallowQueen” show on the main stage!

Marian Sing is known for her work on Halloween (2018), The Darkest Minds (2018) and The Originals (2013).

She will be joining us for CreepyCon 3 on Friday & Saturday.

Blake Best is the co-author of “Behind the Screams: The Dream Masters Revealed,” and the author of the award-winning Freddy Krueger origin novel “Razor’s Edge” and horror novel “The Within.” He also composes music for films.

W.F. Bell is an American film and television actor, as well as a 20-year Air Force Veteran. Bell began his acting career in extreme temperatures in the valleys of Santa Clarita, California working on Rob Zombie’s 31. In the film, Bell worked closely with amazing talent and learned valuable acting and stunt techniques that he will take with him throughout his career. Some of his other work includes the biopic of Tupac Shakur, “All Eyez on Me”, and an independent film titled “Strange Tales from Appalachia”, in which he played the role of Peter Barret. The film was presented with the BEST FEATURE award at the Mad Monster Charlotte movie awards. He also has two other independent films currently in post-production, “Night to Day”, and “Blood is My Fate”, both expected to be released later this year. He has also made appearances in MacGyver, The Vampire Diaries, Outcast, Ozark, and several other Atlanta-based productions. He is most notably recognized for his role as a recurring Savior on AMC’s The Walking Dead, where he just recently finished working on season 9 in Senoia, Georgia. Ever looking for interesting projects, he’s working on developing independent films based on his own short stories and learning electric guitar. Additionally, he is pursuing SAG-AFTRA accreditation. His Instagram profile can be found at @bellhorror2015 or
W.F. Bell will appear for all three days of CreepyCon and is also proud to honor Gold Star Families.

Salome Cabaret is an award winning burlesque troupe founded in 2008.  They have spent the last decade spreading the gospel of burlesque and their body positive message to the masses here in Knoxville, the south at large, and around the world.

Salome Cabaret will be back for their 3rd year as headline performers at CreepyCon.  We are honored to have them again this year for a 90 minute performance celebrating all things spooky!  They put on an amazing show and will perform on Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:00pm.

WGM’s Goth Queen Alexanderia Gothe is the winner of the Goth Queen Beauty and Styling Contest and Current Reigning Goth Queen.  She has been an Official Model for Sanctuary Magazine and published sets in Gilded Magazine.  She has received many awards including World Gothic Models Reigning Goth Queen, Official Model for Plamendura Art, Representative for World Gothic Models ,a Proclamation from Mayor and City of Tallahassee, Former Official Model for Sanctuary Magazine and a Published Gothic Model.
She will appear for all three days at CreepyCon 2019.

Claire “Fluff” Llewellyn was born in Worcester, England.  She took an interest in creative writing at an early age; also developing a penchant for music, and the horror genre.  She became embroiled in a different kind of stage performance as an assistant to a Gothic illusionist. This adventure exposed her to the world of independent horror film making. She branched out into acting and ultimately formed her own small production company, ‘Bloody Brit Productions’, through which she directs her own screenplays.

Her movies to date are: ‘Visitation’, ‘Hobo With A Trash Can’, ‘Director’s Cut’, ‘Conscience’, [and still in post ‘For The Love of a Child’], these can be streamed online. She is currently developing a musical horror, ‘The House of Ill Repute’, which is a dream project combining her passions more completely.

Aside from her own productions, she acts in other Indie horror films and appears in the background of various major productions, including being featured as a nun in four episodes of the first season of The Exorcist TV series.  Her passion and talent have spawned many creative projects, including a vampire alter-ego, ‘The Victorian Vampire’, through which she combines poetry and narrative. Her first publication, as herself, is a twisted poetry collection called ‘Love is a Killer’, available on Amazon.

Claire Fluff Llewellyn continues to grow as a genre actress/writer/poet/director and film-maker and looks forward to many new adventures.

The Midway of Mayhem at CreepyCon will be filled with representatives from Scurryface Media and The Clown Cartel Kentucky.

These professional actors will entertain you, take pictures with you and enhance the creepiness!

SCURRYFACE is an entertainment media page dedicated to the haunt industry.

Their main focus is to entertain, inform and promote the haunt and music industry. covers haunted attractions all across the country with over 100K followers of the website.

Scurry 3 Show is a podcast we have developed so while you are work and have some fun with us. 
We love haunted attractions. We love the haunt industry. And we love ALL things horror. 


Dead City Collective was created and founded in 2015 by the character known simply as Stitches. DCC is a horror entertainment company which travels the globe offering their unique style of entertainment provided by their plethora of characters, each bringing their own talents to the table.

The original vision of DCC was to provide a service mainly to haunted attractions. Offering them professional actors to entertain their patrons on a level of their own, which would drive more business to the attraction for that year and years to come.
Now in 2019, the goal remains the same but the level of entertainment and demand has increased exponentially. Now, DCC offers fire and sideshow acts in addition to featured acting to the haunts that book them. They also offer private event services as well as wedding officiating services. They have been in films as well as featured in music videos. Their sponsors and business partners have allowed for DCC to have a run of branded products from energy supplements, to a vape juice line, and even a moonshine branded after them. Currently they are set to have a coffee branded in the DCC image.
DCC strives to continue to evolve and provide their over 110,000 loyal followers on Facebook alone with fresh horror entertainment, as well as provide their haunted attraction clients with unforgettable memories for their patrons that will have them coming back to their attractions for years to come!

J Adam Smith, known as The Paranormal Historian, is a shining star in the Paranormal Field. J has been investigating the paranormal for nearly two decade and is an Internationally acclaimed investigation based sensitive and Master Teacher for the Paranormal Field, can be seen on Travel Channels – Paranormal Paparazzi, NBC, ABC, and countless other Magazines, Journals, and internationally syndicated radio shows. He is the Founder of Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours ~  Paranormal Adventure Tours, which has been classified as “The Hidden Gem of Haunted America” and one of Americas first investigation based ghost tour and leads master classes and certification classes in the paranormal field.

J Adam Smith teamed up with an award winning production company Mapletree Productions and is filming paranormal documentaries for Historic Landmarks. Historic Haunting: A paranormal study of Ramsey House was released Feb 28th 2015 and won a Telly Award.

In 2017, J-Adam Smith was asked to contribute Historical Research and Paranormal expertise in “Ghostly Places in Tennessee” book revealing some Haunted discoveries and personal encounters. The book is filled with a collection of Chilling Stories about haunted places in the State of Tennessee.

In 2018, J-Adam Smith’s was filmed by Tennessee Valley Uncharted TV show in preproduction of Fall 2019 episode 13 in Knoxville TN. The episode features Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours unique Girl Scout Merit Badge Tour (First of its kind in the World) lead by The Paranormal Historian.

In the works:

J-Adam Smith was asked to play a significant Role in movie” Inducted”. The truth behind the first U.F.O encounter to be inducted into United States History as true and historically significant.


Shannon Strucci 

Shannon is a professional editor and film enthusiast.

She will be joining us at CreepyCon 2019

We will show one of her short films in the screenings area during CreepyCon.

Schedule to be announced.


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Saturday, August 24th



Sunday, August 25th


Friday, August 23rd


Saturday, August 24th

Noon, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm

Sunday, August 25th

11am, Noon and 1pm

Friday, August 23rd


Main Stage

Travel through the Midway of Mayhem and meet some creepy characters!



Dead City Collective

Abaddons Apollyon Rubberwear

Clown Cartel Kentucky

A group of local "witches" will perform the Hexenbrut

Saturday, August 24th


CreepyCon Main Stage

Brainchild Creative to present The History Of The Devil- A Clive Barker Play

Saturday, August 24th


Sunday, August 25th


2nd Floor

Movie Screenings area

Friday, August 23rd


Main Stage

Saturday, August 24th


Main Stage

Saturday, August 24th

Time to be announced

Wrestling Ring

Sunday, August 25th

Time to be announced

Wrestling Ring

Saturday, August 24th

12:30pm & 7:30pm

CreepyCon Main Stage

Sunday, August 25th


CreepyCon Main Stage

The Greg Carney Project performs "Thriller"

Saturday, August 24th


CreepyCon Main Stage

Magician Danny Whitson

Saturday, August 24th

2 performances - times to be announced

Sunday, August 25th

2 performances - times to be announced

Wrestling Ring

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Special Events

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Workshops & Panels

Haunted History:  A Journey into Knoxville's Ghostly Past"

with Laura Still of Knoxville Walking Tours

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 1:30pm

"Different is Beautiful" 

with Queen Alexandria Gothe

Saturday, August 24th at 12:30pm


Sunday, August 25th at 11:30am

Knoxville's Real Haunted History brought to you by The Paranormal Historian

Saturday, August 24th at 2:30pm and Sunday, August 25th at 10:30am

2nd floor - Classroom area

Knoxville is known for its traumatic and deadly history, but are those sites haunted?

Admission to this presentation is included with your CreepyCon admission.

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Movie Screenings and Performances

Brainchild Creative presents Clive Barker's "The History of the Devil"

This will be a stage performance located in the movie screenings section at CreepyCon.

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:15pm

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 10:30am

In Clive Barker's The History of the Devil, a deprived and lovelorn Satan is sick and tired of living in Hell.  He bemoans the loss of his angel-wings, his freedom of flight, his elegance, and grace.  He misses God.  He calls a trial, his appeal, to seek re-admittance into Heaven.  As the trial moves through space and time, we revisit the scenes of humanity's great failures - or are they the work of the Devil, his own wicked crimes?  If Satan wins his day in court, he'll be with his Father in Heaven.  If he loses?  He'll spend eternity here with us - on Earth.

Family of Fear shares the story of a group of people brought together by their love of haunted houses. They come to scare people. Some come from broken homes, are bullied in school, have depression, loneliness and other concerns. But in the Arx Mortis haunted house they found a family. This documentary is about finding inclusion and community in one of the scariest places in the USA.

By Green Planet Films

This film will be shown at CreepyCon Halloween & Horror Convention in the movie screenings area on the 2nd floor of the Jacobs Building

on the following days and times. 

Saturday, August 24th at Noon

Sunday, August 25th at Noon

Perilous Podcasts

Sinister Scribes


What hotels are nearby and have a special discount for CreepyCon guests?

There are many hotels nearby! This is a list of hotels with their price ranges and distance from the venue.

3.2 miles from CreepyCon

$109.00 per night
Free Parking

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Deadline for discount booking rate is August 2, 2019

4.2 miles from CreepyCon

$124.00 per night
50% off parking

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2.4 miles from CreepyCon

2 Queen bed rate: $62.05 + tax
Single bed rate: $57.80 + tax

Call 1-800-329-7666 and tell them you are with the CreepyCon room block.

Deadline for booking at the discounted rate is Saturday, August 10th

4.3 Miles from CreepyCon

$170.00 per night

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Here is a direct link to hotels in Downtown Knoxville.

Each of these range anywhere from 3 miles to 5 miles from CreepyCon.

Click on the Visit Knoxville logo to check them out!