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Crypticon Minneapolis 2019

Sept. 6
4:30-10 p.m.
Sept. 7
10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sept. 8
11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
$17-$32 daily; $50 weekend package; $70-$154 VIP passes
Art, Expos, Festivals

Jesse Ventura, the brash professional wrestler who jolted the political establishment as governor of Minnesota, will serve as an honorary guest at the 14th annual Crypticon, a celebration of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. Opinions of Ventura’s prowess as governor (not to mention as a B-movie actor) are known to vary wildly, but his livewire personality will undoubtedly prove a draw for the con’s reliably energetic audience. Of course, Ventura’s is merely the most prominent name among a celebrity roster that includes actors from the Hellraiser films (including Doug Bradley, synonymous with his iconic role as demonic cenobite Pinhead), the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise (including enduring heroine Heather Langenkamp), and two alumni from television’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nicholas Brendon, Mark Metcalf). All told, over 20 guests will be on hand to sign autographs, snap photos, and participate in panels and Q&As. Attendees can also browse dealer rooms for original art and souvenir memorabilia, recharge to a frightful film in the screening room, partake in the joyfully macabre cosplay contest, or haunt one of the many informal after-hours parties. Find tickets and more info at