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Special Guests

Darkness Con will be bringing guests from your favorite fandoms. From Voice Actors to SFX Artists to Film Stars and Cosplayers.

Want to see a specific guest at our event? Let us know! We'll see if it's possible to bring them in.

Experience Non-Stop Thrills at Darkness Con

Unlock a Weekend Packed with Unforgettable Experiences!

Step into a world beyond your wildest nightmares at Darkness Con - the ultimate destination for thrill-seekers and pop culture enthusiasts. Brace yourself for a weekend filled with spine-tingling adventures from the moment you collect your badge at registration. Immerse yourself in over 200 planned hours of heart-pounding excitement, featuring a chilling lineup of Spooky Vendors, Dark Artists, The Macabre Marker's Market, captivating Panels, thrilling Make & Takes, and an array of captivating Children's activities.

But the excitement doesn't end there! As the sun sets, get ready to dive into the mysterious realm of our Afterhours (18+) Programming, where the darkness comes alive with edgy entertainment that is sure to leave you breathless. Dance the night away at the Darkness Ball and unleash your inner night owl in a night you'll never forget.

Get ready to have your senses heightened by the haunting melodies of the Graveyard Bash, witness the captivating allure of the Horror Vixens, and be mesmerized by live performances that will leave you spellbound. With so much more to offer, you'll discover an endless array of unforgettable moments that will thrill and delight you beyond imagination.
Don't miss out on this unparalleled event that will transport you to a world where fear and excitement intertwine. Purchase your tickets now and join us at Darkness Con for an unforgettable experience that will leave you craving for more!

Get your tickets today and embrace the darkness.

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Event Features

What Sets Darkness Con apart from others

Over 200 Hours of Planned Programming

At Darkness Con, an array of thrilling experiences awaits you. Dive into a world of creativity and commerce as Vendors and Artists showcase their unique creations. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of The Darkness Ball and witness the spectacular Costume Contest. Explore the artistry of special effects with live SFX Demos, embark on a spine-chilling Haunt Tour, and join our Scheduled Outings & Tours for a truly immersive adventure. With 4 Event Rooms hosting diverse activities, a captivating Film Festival, and much more, Darkness Con promises a weekend filled with excitement, discovery, and a celebration of the darker side of entertainment. Join us for an unforgettable journey into the realms of horror, fantasy, and macabre delight.

Affordable Ticket Options

Darkness Con is dedicated to fostering connections within the Haunted Attractions, Horror, and Pop Culture communities at one of the industry's most cost-effective shows. Join us for an immersive experience where professionals and enthusiasts come together to network, share insights, and celebrate their passion for the macabre. With a commitment to affordability, Darkness Con ensures that attendees can engage in valuable interactions, explore industry trends, and participate in unique events without breaking the bank. Don't miss the opportunity to be part of this vibrant community gathering that brings together the best of haunted attractions, horror, and pop culture at an accessible and budget-friendly event.

Macabre Maker's Market

Designed specifically for small businesses and start-ups in the realm of the macabre, this unique event caters to those specializing in everything from costumes and props to cutting-edge innovations. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or an established small business, join us at this tailored gathering to showcase your macabre products, connect with like-minded individuals, and explore opportunities for growth in an environment that celebrates the darker side of creativity. Darkness Con provides a platform for emerging ventures to shine, making it the perfect space for those passionate about macabre products to thrive and make their mark in the industry.

Unique Blend of Attendees

Darkness Con aims to foster a unique convergence of creativity at our Macabre Maker's Market by bridging connections between Vendors, Artists, and Brand New Innovators. Our event serves as a nexus for Haunted Attraction owners, actors, horror enthusiasts, cosplayers, and devoted fans of Pop Culture. This immersive experience provides a platform for collaboration, showcasing the diverse talents and products that thrive within the dark and mysterious realms of horror and entertainment. Join us as we unite the haunted and the haunting, creating an atmosphere where passion for the macabre meets innovation in an unforgettable celebration of all things dark and thrilling.

Immersive Experiences

Darkness Con is set to elevate your experience by blending the time-tested classics with cutting-edge innovation. Immerse yourself in a dynamic fusion of traditional classes and events alongside brand-new, avant-garde offerings. Engage in insightful discussions, panels, and hands-on make & takes that bridge the gap between the established and the experimental. Our commitment to diversity ensures an enriching experience for all attendees, combining the best of both worlds. Whether you seek the comfort of familiar favorites or the thrill of groundbreaking content, Darkness Con invites you to explore a harmonious convergence of the tried and true with the bold and innovative. Get ready for a convention that seamlessly weaves together the past and the future of macabre entertainment.

A Spooky Good Time

Darkness Con invites you to make us your Spooky Home—a welcoming space where you can revel in the spirit of the macabre. Immerse yourself in an open and embracing environment where the line between partying and education blurs seamlessly. Whether you're here to celebrate, learn, or both, Darkness Con promises an enriching experience that transcends the ordinary. Join us for a journey where you can embrace the spooky side of life, engage in festivities, expand your knowledge, and leave transformed into a spookier version of yourself. Your Spooky Home awaits, ready to provide an atmosphere of acceptance, celebration, and the perfect blend of entertainment and enlightenment.

Our Sponsors

It takes a lot of people and effort to make our events happen. We appreciate those who helo Darkness Con exist.

Tickets Pricing

A Weekend of Events!

Over 200 hours of programming planned for Darkness Con!

Vendors, Artists, Panels & More!

Over 40,000 sq ft of Vendors, Artists, Panels, Make & Takes, Classes & MORE!

Live Performances, Special Guests & More!

Featuring Special Guests from all around the world and performances from both local and traveling performers.

Everything in the Standard Pass PLUS;
Con Shirt & Lanyard

Receive a 2025 Darkness Con T-Shirt & Lanyard

Early Vendor Access

Access the Vendor's Room & Macabre Maker's Market 30 minutes early each day!

VIP Lounge Access

Access to the VIP Lounge

Darkness Ball & Buffet

Ticket for the Darkness Ball & Buffet

Everything in the Gold Pass PLUS;
Skip The Lines

Skip the lines for events, panels, celebrity autographs, photo ops and even registration itself!

VIP Gifts

Who doesn't Love Swag? How about Platinum ONLY Swag?

Guest of Honor Mixer & Dinner

Ticket to the Guest of Honor Mixer with Open Bar (1 Hour) and Dinner

Friday Night Special Event Ticket

Ticket for our SPECIAL Friday Night event, to be announced soon.

Breakfast Buffet

One Ticket per day for the Breakfast Buffet.

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

Our hotel is in Portland's Lloyd District, within a half-mile of the Oregon Convention Center and the Moda Center. We're one block from Lloyd Center shopping, and the local MAX Light Rail station is next door, linking to downtown Portland and the airport. Enjoy our 24-hour fitness center, outdoor pool, and a warm welcome cookie on arrival.

Free & Discounted Parking

Overnight Guests will receive complimentary parking with their room. Day Guests will receive discounted $10 parking.

Conveniently Located

Easily accessible by the local MAX Light Rail with direct access to the Portland Airport