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Pancho Moler

Just Announced for Scarefest 2021: Pancho Moler

Pancho Moler

Pancho Moler

Born in Santiago Chile, Pancho moved to the United States at age 8. At 18 he kept on traveling as a professional skateboarder. Pancho is the first professional Little Person skateboarder in the world.

After suffering a debilitating back injury, which forced him to leave skateboarding, Pancho wasn’t sure where his career would take him next. A friend invited him to an acting class, curious, since he had always loved movies and TV, he went. There was no turning back after that. Acting gave him the same excitement, the same adrenaline rush as skateboarding. On top of that, it allowed him to step out of himself and be someone else if only for a moment.

Pancho began studying acting with Robert Rusler at The Hollywood Playground. Then with Matthew Barry at The Working Actor. Also, He is in the midst of training with Upright Citizens Brigade. Most recently, Pancho became a Working Finalist at the world renowned Actor’s Studio.

Frank J Bennett

Frank J Bennett: The UFO-Alien-Spirit Connection

Frank J Bennett

Frank J Bennett

Since the publication of his book “Encounter with The Aberdeen Wildman, A true story” in 2014, Frank J Bennett has made hundreds of personal appearances at Comic Conventions, Paranormal Conventions, Horror Conventions, UFO Conferences, Cryptozoological Conferences, and Fairs. Frank has also given radio, podcast, and television interviews (some listed in links below) speaking on issues of The Paranormal and presenting town hall discussions on The Paranormal as well.

His live performances are entertaining, energetic, fascinating, and oftentimes audience interactive. Frank has gone through life with the inability to not have a sense of humor about things and that comes out i his live performances. Can Issues of The Paranormal, The Cryptozoological, and Alien UFOs actually be both scary, fascinating and funny? See Frank J Bennett live and find out.

Sunday’s Schedule

During the Expo


Scarefest Kids' Day
Sunday is Kids Day
Included with Admission: Sure, kids 12 and under still get in free all weekend. But for Sunday we have day planned just for those kids.
Vendor Trick or Treat
Vendor Trick or Treat
Many booths will have something special for the kids on Sunday. Just look for the red balloon for participating vendors.
Kids Thriller Dance and Performance: Sunday 11AM
Details coming soon.
Kids Scream Contest
Kids Scream Contest: Sunday Noon
You may not like to hear these sounds at home, but at Scarefest we give out prizes for the best bloodcurdling SCREAM! Join in and let us hear those pipes in our first annual Kids Scream Queen contest! Bring your little divas and devils and let us hear what those deadly screams!
Kids Costume Contest
Kids Costume Contest: Sunday 1PM
Registration: Arrive at Main Entertainers Stage by 12:30PM
Contest Time: 1:00PM
Two age groups- 1-6 and 7-12
First Prizes: Trophies, Power Wheels Audi for age 1-6 and $100 for age 7-12.
Horror Trivia
Kid's Horror Trivia: Sunday 2:30PM
We will be hosting horror trivia on the main entertainer stage of The Scarefest on Sunday just for kids. Play individually. We will spin the wheel for the category and each round gets harder until one trivia buff in each age group stands alone. All entries get a LexLive game card with more awards to be announced.
Horror for All Ages
Kid's Horror Panel: Sunday 3:30PM
Kids love horror, but often times parents are afraid to let their kids dive in, with good reason. We welcome the creators of Junior High Horrors, Rob Potchak and Eric Kent on stage to discuss their All-Ages horror parody, and how their comic allows kids to dip their toes into the world of horror, while still dealing with their real life situations. Bring the little ones to listen in, and ask questions, and they may get something special!.


Saturday’s Schedule

During the Expo


Scream Queen Contest
Scream Queen Contest: 1PM Saturday
Included with Admision: Save your voices, ladies. Get ready to use your instrument in our Scream Queen Contest. Loud. Blood-curdling. Piercing. Share the scare with us! Held on the Main Entertainer Stage.
Costume Contest
Costume Contest Pre-Judging: Saturday 4PM
Convention Floor Registration at the Main Entertainer Stage beginning at 3:30 PM Costume Contest Pre-Judging at the Main Entertainer Stage at 4PM. Prize: Top Finalists receive VIP Celebrity Party tickets and move on to finalist Round on the VIP stage at LexLive.
Horror Trivia
Horror Trivia: Saturday 5PM
Show off your knowledge of Horror on the Main Entertainer Stage!
Registration until 3:00pm.
Names drawn and selected contested called at 4:30pm.
Arrive at Entertainers stage by 4:45PM
13 Slays Till X-Mas
Theatrical Premier of 13 Slays Till Xmas: Saturday 7PM
Included with Admission: In the LexLive theater as part of Scarefest 13: Resurrection. The premier will be launched with a “Black Carpet Event” on the premises of LexLive and followed by a Panel Discussion featuring many of the horror anthology film’s notables.

Saturday After Hours

The Attached
Film Festival Feature Presentation: Saturday 8PM
Included with Admission: Join us after the expo at LexLive with the Booth Brothers as they host a Feature Presentation of their latest movie, The Attached.
DJ Tre
Silver Screams VIP Halloween Extravaganza: Saturday 9PM
Admission included with your VIP Level pass. The Rockstar DJ Tre officiates what could be Lexington’s biggest Halloween party ever. While he is doing his thing on the VIP stage at LexLive, be sure to check out all of our VIP and public events and films (details below) plus all of the activities that LexLive has to offer.
All Scarefest pass holders are invited to enjoy the evening at LexLive. Many of our activities and venues (including the Game Day Sports Bar) there are open to the public.
Feature Film
Saturday's Feature Movie: 9PM
Included with Admission: Join us after the expo at LexLive with members (TBA) of the cast of Weird Science for a special showing of this classic film.
Cheyenne Moonshadow
Horror Drag Theatre: Saturday 9:30PM
Included with Admission: Our Third “Annual” Horror Drag Theatre presented by Cheyenne Moonshadow. Now, for the first time, our Drag Show has its own venue, on the theater stage at LexLive. Admission included with any Scarefest pass. Parental discretion is advised. 
Costume Contest
Costume Contest Finals at the VIP Party: Saturday 10PM
Held at LexLive, across from the Hyatt as part of our VIP Party (ticketed event)
Finalists, arrive at the VIP Party by 9:30 PM
Finalist Round on the VIP Stage at 10PM.
Top Prize: $500
All Scarefest pass holders are invited to enjoy the evening at LexLive. Many of our activities and venues (including the Game Day Sports Bar) there are open to the public.
Feature Presentation
Saturday's Feature Movie: 10:15PM
Included with Admission: Join us after the expo at LexLive with members (TBA) of the cast of Night of the Demons for a special showing of this cult classic. Introduction with available cast members starts at 9:45 

Friday is Hero Day

Friday’s Schedule


Film Festival
The Scarefest Film Festival: Starting Friday at 1PM*
Included with Admission:  Friday 1PM through 8PM, Saturday and Sunday during regular convention hours. The Scarefest Film Festival takes a new format this year at LexLive! First: it actually starts before* the convention doors open so that those of you who arrive early will have a great way to kick off the weekend. Just show up at LexLive with ANY Scarefest pass (or buy one there in our ticket kiosk) and watch all of the horror and paranormal as you wish in the comfort of a real theater.
Friday is Hero Day
Friday is Hero Day
All First Responders (law enforcement, firefighters, medics, and military – active and retired) get free admission to the expo floor during convention hours Friday. Just show up with your official I.D. No purchase nor pre-ticketing necessary.
The Official Start of Scarefest: Friday 3PM
VIP level pass holders and Media Pass holders converge on the black carpet at 3PM Friday at the expo entrance for massive photo opportunities of our celebrities, speakers, and other dignitaries.
Scream Queen Contest
Scream Queen Contest: 6PM Friday
Included with Admision: Save your voices, ladies. Get ready to use your instrument in our Scream Queen Contest. Loud. Blood-curdling. Piercing. Share the scare with us! Held on the Main Entertainer Stage.
Casualty Friday
Casualty Friday LIVE: 7PM Friday
Included with Admision: Fan favorites Felissa Rose, Tiffany Shepis, and Kane Hodder bring you into their show with a LIVE recording of their hit podcast Casualty Friday. This event has been moved to the Main Panel Stage on the convention floor and is no longer a ticketed event.

Friday After Hours

Tessa DelZoppo
Tessa Del Zoppo Gallery Reading: 8PM Friday
Ticketed Event: This event has been moved to our LexLive theater venue, Friday at 8PM for a better and more intimate audience experience Find out more about Tessa at
Ax Throwing Event
Throw Axes with Killers: Friday 9PM
Ticketed Event: Spend quality time in a room full of your favorite movie killers throwing axes at Battle Axes, 1170 Manchester Street, Suite 160. Shuttle service to and from the venue will be provided.
Celebrity Bowling Event
Scream Queens in the LexLive Bowl-O-Rama: Friday 9PM
Ticketed Event: When your entertainment venue has a bowling alley and you have scream queens… you take them bowling. Choose your favorite celebrity and wear clean socks. 
Scaryoke: Friday 9PM until ?
Free Public Event: Bowling and ax throwing not your thing? Well get your song on. We are taking over the Corner Bar at LexLive and doing Scaryoke. Expect some celebrities to drop in (because they LOVE Scaryoke). Basically… it’s karaoke for horror fans!
Feature Movie
Friday's Feature Movie: 9:30PM
Included with Admission: Join us after the expo at the LexLive LFX Theater (theater) with members (TBA) of the cast of Killer Klowns from Outer Space for a special showing of this cult classic. Introduction from cast begins at 9:00. 
Cruel Summer
Film Festival Feature Presentation: Friday 10PM
Included with Admission: Join us after the expo at LexLive with writer/director Scott Tepperman as he hosts a Feature Presentation of his latest movie, Cruel Summer.
Midnight Movie
Friday's Midnight Movie
Included with Admission: Join us at Midnight at LexLive with actor Mark Torgl as he hosts a Feature Presentation of his cult classic, The Toxic Avenger. Introduction begins at 11:30PM
The Scarefest

Panel & Entertainer Schedule for Stage A: The Main Entertainer Stage

These panels and events are set for the Main Stage area (Stage A) found as you enter the convention floor close to the concession area. All schedules are subject to change.

Stage A, Friday October 22, 2021

5pm Ballroom House
performing Living Dead Girl

6pm Scream Queen Competition

7pm Casualty Fridays Pod Cast
with Kane Hodder, Flissa rose and Tiffany Shepis streaming in with special guest.

Stage A, Saturday October 23, 2021

12:30 pm Ballroom House performs Living Dead Girl

1 pm -Adult Scream Queen Contest

2 pm Ballroom house performs Living Dead Girl

3-4pm Weird Science
(Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Vernon Wells, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson and Michael Berryman)

4 pm- Costume Judging

5 pm Trivia on the Stage

5:30 pm Ballroom house performs Living Dead Girl

6-7 pm- Indie Film Panel

7-8 pm- Devil Rejects
(Robert Mukes, Bill Mosley, Lew Temple, Dave Sheridan and
William Forsythe)

Stage A, Sunday October 24, 2021

11am Thriller Dance 
taught by the ballroom House

12pm Kids Scream Contest

1 pm Wildcat Group KIDS Costume Slashdown
Top Prize is a Power Wheels Audi and Cash Prize for ages 7-12

2pm Ballroom House Performance
“Living Dead Girl”

2:30 pm Kids Spooky Trivia
Spin the wheel for category of spooky Horror Trivia- Questions get harder and only one will Survive to win a prize.

3:30 pm- Kids Day Seminar
Junior High Horrors – Horror for All Ages