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Tucson TerrorFest


Tucson TerrorFest and Horror Convention is an annual horror film festival in Tucson with a convention added in year 9.


Tucson TerrorFest (tucsonterrorfest.org) was founded in 2011 as a horror film festival, showing indie horror films at the Screening Room in Tucson over three days, Thursday to Saturday. It's run by David Pike, who also runs the Arizona Underground Film Festival.

Unlike Phoenix FearCon, it never really had a convention aspect from the beginning that grew over time. Instead it chose to add the convention in 2019 for year 9, with the film festival running for four days, Thursday to Sunday, at the Screening Room, but the convention just on the two day weekend at the RiverPark Inn. Also, the film festival is ticketed but the convention is free.

The table below documents the convention only.


Chronology of Arizona Conventions | Index of Program Books

# Date Location Chair GoHs Book Web Notes
1 2019
26 Oct
27 Oct
Ramada Tucson
David Pike
2 2020
24 Oct
25 Oct

David Pike 1
3 2021
23 Oct
24 Oct
DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Convention Center
David Pike


  1. Tucson Terrorfest and Convention 2 was originally scheduled for 22nd to 25th October, 2020, presumably with the film festival running all four days at the Screening Room and the convention side running on the final two days at an unknown venue. This was cancelled on 24th July, 2020 because of COVID-19. The convention didn't happen but the film festival did as an online event, running from 22nd to 31st October, 2020.

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Last update: 19th October, 2021