Frank N' Con

El Paso

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Horror & sci-fi convention draws fans for two nights, with films, celebrity sightings & performance by horror-punk band 45 Grave

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Promotional value expires Nov 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts for 1 and 2 day pass options. Limit 1 per person for VIP pass. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Like Ouija boards, horror conventions bring people into physical contact with the spectral images that taunt them from their television screens late at night. Walk through the fourth wall with today’s Groupon to Frank N’ Con, held October 29–30 at Wyndham El Paso Airport. Choose from the following options:

  • For $10, you get a one-day admission pass (up to a $20 value).
  • For $14, you get a two-day admission pass (up to a $30 value).
  • For $99, you get a two-day VIP pass (up to a $200 value).<p>

Children aged 10 and younger can attend the festival for free with a paying adult, and Groupon customers booking a room at Wyndham El Paso Airport receive an additional discount.

The Frank N’ Con convention attracts both seasoned insiders and fans of horror and sci-fi genres to El Paso for two days of parties, music, and film screenings. During daylight hours, crowds sidle up to vendors, artists, and unemployed monsters trying to schmooze with Hollywood directors. At 6 p.m., the festival’s theater opens for Chop Cinema Film Festival, a marathon screening of classic, modern, and independent films. This year’s fest hosts the largest-ever cast reunion of actors from cult classic The Return of the Living Dead, who take a break from their day jobs as real zombies to dress up as fake zombies, rehash old memories, and chat up fans. Los Angeles horror-punk outfit 45 Grave serenades eardrums with ghoulish live songs such as the Return of the Living Dead soundtrack’s “Party Time”.

Guests who opt for the two-day VIP pass attend exclusive screening parties—where they snag priority seats—and break kindergarten rules by cutting to the front of the line. VIPs also take home four art prints, an exclusive comic book, and the scribbled autograph of a celebrity such as Ernie Hudson of Ghostbusters fame or horror maven Margot Kidder, who appeared in classic horror flicks such as Black Christmas and Amityville Horror.

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    El Paso

    2027 Airway Blvd.

    El Paso, Texas 79925

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