Tue, 17 October 2023
Video Version : https://youtu.be/uFub_MypGZo
This bonus podcast explores the 20th-anniversary celebration of Spooky Empire, a beloved Halloween event in Central Florida. The founder, Petey Mongelli, shares the intriguing origins of Spooky Empire, which emerged from his desire to create a rock 'n roll convention but found inspiration in the growing world of horror, particularly through artists like Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson.
Spooky Empire's journey is characterized by its evolution from the early days of Screamfest to the current format with bi-annual editions like Mayhem and Summerween. It has become a hub for those who appreciate the darker and unconventional aspects of pop culture, horror, and rock 'n roll.
This family-friendly event even has a dedicated Kid's Zone for young enthusiasts. Over the years, Spooky Empire has enjoyed remarkable success, attracting renowned guests and fostering a close-knit community. The dedicated team, including Petey Mongelli and his wife Gina, work diligently behind the scenes to make it all happen.
For the 20th anniversary, expect a grander celebration with new elements like a drag show, additional stages, and larger parties. Spooky Empire also demonstrates its support for the community, promoting inclusivity and providing assistance to vendors during challenging times. The event spans from October 26th to 29th at the Hyatt Regency on I-Drive.
Tickets are available for purchase, and VIP passes are in high demand. Stay updated on guest announcements and schedules through their website and social media channels. Spooky Empire offers a one-of-a-kind destination where those who embrace the unique and eerie can come together for an unforgettable weekend of entertainment.
Sun, 15 October 2023