Author Readings, Panels, Scaryoke, Costume Contest & more!

Please Note – Schedule of Events subject to change. Events for each day listed in the program.


9:00pm – 11:00pm: POOL MOVIE –  John Carpenter’s “The Thing”

9:00pm – 1:00am: CARE-oke: (Pitchers Bar)
Join STC’s CARE-oke host Joe C for karaoke with a frightening (but giving) twist!

Please note that Thursday’s events are FREE! No admission ticket needed. Convention, Vendor and Celebrity areas are NOT open to the public on Thursday.


Vendors Room – Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am – 7:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Celebrity Room – Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Escape Room(Second Floor) – Friday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. (Presented by Meg C Design.)

Kids Zone – (Room J, Second Floor) Friday: 6:00pm – 8:00pm; Saturday: 10:00am – 4:00pm; Sunday: 11:00am – 1:00pm. (Please note that this is NOT a babysitting service and parents must remain with the children they bring into the room at all times. The Kids Zone will feature several areas for toddlers, children, tweens and teens.

Author Reading Room – (Rooms A&B, First Floor) – Open during convention hours.

Seminars & Demos – (Room 2/3, First Floor) – Open during convention hours.

Q&A’s – (Auditorium) – Open during convention hours.

Film Festival – (Amphitheater)  – Open during convention hours.

Podcast Room – (Center Lounge, First Floor) –  Open during convention hours.

Board/Card Game Rooms – (Rooms 4, 5 and C, First Floor) – Open during convention hours.

Video Game Room – (Room 16, Second Floor) – Open during convention hours. (Pass required to play. $10 fee per player.)

CARE-oke– Evening Bar hours, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Prop Decoration Contest All Weekend, Main Promenade
Help us “set the scene” for this year’s event! Build or modify a prop to be put on display in our promenade.
This is a great opportunity to test out a new technique or pull out an old favorite item you might have created. We will showcase the props in the main promenade of the event. Bring an entry form to our Registration booth with your prop on Thursday or Friday. Complete rules can be found HERE Scares That Care Prop Decoration Contest Entry Form

Silent Auction – Open during Convention hours, Main Promenade.
Auction**ENDS Promptly AT 5:30pm on SATURDAY**





Singles Mixer! Looking for someone to potentially spend the rest of your life with? This is an open invitation for ALL singles, with your own time to meet and greet each other. Friday afternoon, from 3:00pm – 4:00pm in the hotel bar. (Much like your best pick-up line, the drinks are on you.)

MAKEUP WARS! Friday night at 8:30, join our teams as they battle it out raising the undead in all of their gruesome glory! Our teams will have two hours to create their masterpieces of the deceased…but with a special, Scares That Care twist! An unknown item will be thrown into the mix, that all teams ust incorporate into their makeup designs. When the contest ends at 10:30, we shamble down to the auditorium…where we participate in….

ZOMBIE WEDDING! Friday night at 10:30 in the auditorium, a brief ceremony to Wed Jeffrey Clare and Shannon Walters in Unholy, Undead Matrimony! Jeffrey proposed to Shannon last year at Scares That Care Weekend 4, and we are Honored that they chose Scares That Care Weekend 5 to solidify their union! After the ceremony, the Newly-Undeads will select the winner of our Makeup wars!

Silent Auction – Open during Convention hours, Main Promenade.
Auction**ENDS Promptly AT 5:30pm on SATURDAY**


***Scares That Care Charity 5K & Kids Fun Run***

SIGN UP HERE! – Scares That Care 5K (8:30 a.m. START) and Kids Fun Run (8:00 a.m. START)

In partnership with, we are back to host our annual 5K race during Scares That Care Charity Weekend! It’s Halloween in August and costumes are welcome! Custom race performance T-Shirts for all 5K participants and Treat Bags for all Kids on the Fun Run! Finisher medals for ALL! (Coming Soon). Race registration may be accessed by clicking HERE or on the link above.


***Please note that registration fee(s) paid for participation in the 5K and Kids Fun Run DO NOT include entrance to the charity weekend event.***


Kids Trick or Treat Parade
1:00pm – Guided tour, 15 yrs old and under please. Please meet at the Kids Zone Room J.

Costume Contest (Auditorium) – 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Scares That Care Costume Contest Rules HERE Only one member of a group entry needs to register, but the group will compete as a single entry. Once registration has been closed and entry ballots have gone out to print, there can be no changes or additions, NO EXCEPTIONS. Participant sign up and further details are available at Count Gore DeVol’s table in the Celebrity room BEFORE 5:00pm on Saturday.


The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Auditorium) MIDNIGHT
– Details HERE
Doors open Saturday at 11:30PM with the show starting at Midnight… ish in the main theater.
$5 goodie bags for you fine two bit folks will be sold, on a first come, first serve until it’s all drained out.
Rules: No throwing water… we’ll all be wet enough.
We have enough (goodie) bags… so leave yours at home. Only the pre-corrupted, non-prudish or willing virgins over 18 years old will be allowed in the lab.




Kid’s Zombie Hunt
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: It seems the Doubletree By Hilton has a small problem with a zombie infestation! We are asking for the help of children 12 and under, to find and exterminate these zombies! (Don’t worry, parents – these are slower than Romero zombies!) Nerf guns and a Guide will be provided to teams of eight kids at a time. Please meet at the Kids Zone, Room J.




Please Note – Schedule of Events subject to change.

August 2-4, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, VA