Monsters Rule at Pasadena’s MONSTERPALOOZA Convention, April 22-24.

Celebrate the art of monsters & movie magic at MONSTERPALOOZA, April 22-24 at the Pasadena Convention Center.

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Monsters deserve love too. And if you love monsters, movies, horror, sci-fi, haunts, fantasy, FX, makeup, art, toys, collectibles or just having a generally creepy good time, then MONSTERPALOOZA is the place for you!

Since its inaugural event in 2009, MONSTERPALOOZA has become internationally known as THE place to be for fans and professionals of film, makeup, special effects, collectible toys, art, haunts and, of course, MONSTERS!

Meet the award winning masterminds behind some of the greatest creatures ever created for feature films, television and the haunt industry.

Witness LIVE makeup demonstrations from the best in the business and much more only found at Monsterpalooza.

Experience over 250 exhibitors selling one-of-a-kind creations from props, makeup, masks, collectibles, toys, art, and much more!

Enter the world famous Monsterpalooza Museum featuring full sized creatures, hyper-realistic sculptures, screen used props and animatronics from your favorite films and theme parks as well as debuts of new creations from the world’s best Special Effects Studios all in an atmospheric setting.

Each Monsterpalooza event features dozens of special celebrity guests from the world of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Some of 2016’s Special Guests Include…

Linda BlairThe Exorcist

Doug Bradley – Pinhead from Hellraiser

Haruo NakajimaGodzilla suit actor from inception to 1972

David NaughtonAmerican Werewolf in London

Dina MeyerStarship Troopers, Saw II

Casper Van DienStarship Troopers, Sleepy Hollow

Bill Corso – Academy Award winning makeup artist, known for his work on Deadpool, Star Wars – The Force Awakens, Foxcatcher, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Galaxy Quest.)

John Murdy – Universal Halloween Horror Nights

Nick Castle – Writer and Director, Original Michael Meyers from Halloween

Adrienne BarbeauThe Fog, Creepshow, Escape from New York

Tom Savini – Master Makeup Artist, Actor and Director

Billy WirthThe Lost Boys

James Duval – Frank the Rabbit from Donnie Darko


There will also be a bevy of Special Presentations throughout the weekend.

Every year in the Monsterpalooza Theatre, unique panels and presentations are featured all weekend long spotlighting fan favorite films and attractions from the past present and future. Featuring the stars, directors, producers and artists responsible for bringing your worst nightmares to life on the silver screen and beyond!

This year, special presentations and live panels include:

The Lost Boys: Memories From The Set

-Greg Cannom: 40 Years of Character Makeup and Monsters (“The Howling, The Lost Boys, Hannibal, The Mask, Benjamin Button, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Mrs. Doubtfire & more).

-Breathing Life Into Godzilla

-Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights: Making Monsters

-The Wolfman Howls at 75 presents: The State of Horror

-Starship Troopers (With Casper Van Dien & Dina Meyer in Person)

-Monsters, Madmen and Muppets: The Use of Puppets in Film and Television

-Crash Course in FX Makeup

…and MORE.

Monsterpalooza is a fan friendly event that introduces attendees every year to new eye popping exhibits, creators and innovators, products, art and collectibles – You never know who you will bump into on the show floor!
Often imitated, but never duplicated, Monsterpalooza 2016 is the must see event in Southern California! Make sure to get your tickets in advance; you don’t want to miss it!

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Tickets in advance

Friday – $30

Saturday – $30

Sunday – $30

$70 –three day


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