Popular Monster-Con fest will be virtual this year due to pandemic


The eighth annual Monster-Con festival will take place virtually this year due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic, according to the event’s Facebook page.

On Aug. 10, the popular horror festival announced on Facebook the cancellation of Monster-Con, which runs Sept. 26-27 at the Wonderland of the Americas mall in Balcones Heights. The next day, the fest notified its followers the spooky event will continue online.



“It was sad to have to cancel but until it’s safe to do so, we won’t be having any events,” a representative from the fest told mySA.com. “For the virtual event, it’s a small thing on Facebook that allows us to still help our vendors.

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The virtual festivities will take place on its Facebook event page Sept. 26-27, according to the representative. Merchandise will be on sale through posts and there will be a costume contest, in which winners will be decided by the number of likes each post gets.

Over the years, Monster-Con has established itself as one of San Antonio’s best horror conventions and feature activities like Monster Bingo, a Tiny Tots Costume Contest and a Scream Queen Beauty Pageant. Many residents in the city would put on their most elaborate or horrific costumes for the event, which typically included a large number of vendors and guest artists.


Monster-Con said it will hopefully “blow it out” of the water when the fest returns in 2021.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre

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