SAN DIEGO, CA – July 8, 2013 – Seven-plus North American entertainment properties leading in horror, thriller and suspense content are joining forces to celebrate genre entertainment at this year’s Comic-Con by hosting “Con of Darkness,” an evening genre-party saluting Comic-Con fans and industry insiders alike. This invitation-only party takes place Friday, July 19, at San Diego’s gothic-inspired Voyeur nightclub from 8-11 PM PDT.  The event is produced by veteran production and communications agency, A-List Communications who successfully produced last year’s horror genre event.

Dark Sky Films, who is releasing “Frankenstein’s Army” on July 26th; IFC horror imprint IFC Midnight who is promoting “Maniac” (starring Elijah Wood), “Room 237”, “Antiviral” and “Errors of The Human Body” this Comic-Con; Entertainment One (eOne), horror-centric website,; The Haunted Hotel; Femmes Fatales; and all will co-sponsor the event along with other partnerships soon to be announced.  Event producer David Manning of A-List Communications says, “It’s rare in the genre universe to have this number of properties join forces to entertain and honor their fans and colleagues.   This unique partnership enables a really diverse array of visuals and entertainment for guests to enjoy.”

“Con of Darkness” guests will experience an interactive event replete with spectacular visuals from all event partners; a VIP suite decked out by Dark Sky Films; music spun by  a surprise special guest DJ; go-ghoul dancers; entertainment and customized refreshments.  Food will be appropriate to the occasion; party guests can expect to suck, er, snack on:

  • Bloody Fingers: Mozzarella sticks with marinara
  • Puking Pumpkin or Melon: Guacamole and chips
  • Eyeball Skewers: Grapes and melon balls in a honey-lime dressing
  • Oozing Meat Balls: Open-faced meatball sliders on a skewer with tomato ketchup
  • Intestines on a bun: Bacon-wrapped hot dogs with spicy beet sauce
  • Shattered Glass Cupcakes and raspberry blood

Attendance is by invitation only with many celebrity guests expected to attend.  However, access to a number of lucky Comic-Con fans will be available through social media giveaways by each of the partners.

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