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Halloween X-SPO is an ALL AGES Halloween themed show and is locally owned and operated by Lilac City Entertainment aka Lilac City Comicon in Spokane, WA.

Our Mascot: "Cat-Bat" created by Daniel M. Davis aka Steam Crow!


1st Inaugural Event

Halloween X-SPO October 14-15, 2023

Special Guests: Cooper Andrews (The Walking Dead), Miko Hughes (Pet Cemetery), Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story), Lisa Wilcox (Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5), Kirk Thatcher (Werewolf by Night), Matthew Patrick Davis (Barbarian), Tom Fridley (Friday the 13th part 6), Chad Scheres (Artist), Dan Parsons (Artist), Ara Gotham (Artist), Patrick Blaine (Artist), Captain Boones (Cosplay Guest), Kate Dixson (Makeup Artist).  

Location: Spokane Convention Center - Ballroom

Attendance: 3,818

Media Coverage:

KHQ Pre-Show News Coverage

KXLY News 4 Pre-Show Coverage

Spokesman Review Preview Article

The Inlander Events Coverage Page 49

KHQ Day of Coverage

Check Out our 2023 Photo Album HERE


Halloween Themed Events, Merch & More!

Shop Show Floor!

Our show floor is the beating heart of our show! Shop 100+ Exhibitors & Artists selling a variety of arts, crafts, collectibles, props, toys, & more!!

Attend Panels

With two rooms hosting an hourly program of events both days ranging from instructional, entertainment, guest interviews, podcast, book readings & more TBA.

Exclusive Merch!

Visit Halloween X-SPO Info/Merch booth in the main lobby to purchase show merch with 25% of all sales benefiting local scholarship fund at SFCC. 

Spooky Themed Photo Booths!

When you enter our our show floor you will be greeted by different themed photo booths that are FREE to take picture in! Each photo booth will be handcrafted by local businesses.


Freestanding Selfie Light Rings will be available at each photo booth for your to put your phone in & take a picture for your to share online. 

What Can I Expect....?!

Makeup Artist

Live Special FX Makeup Demos

Visit Special FX Guest Artist(s) as they creates magic in front of your eyes!


This process will be on-going both days of the show so check back often and see what she creates each day. 

Live Music!

We are excited to have Elektro Grave Entertainment provide the beats as everyone enters the convention center. 

The premier source for dark music and culture events in Spokane, WA, Elektro Grave Entertainment has been filling dance floors and hosting events with bands, DJs, and artists since 2013. We specialize in goth, industrial, EBM, synthpop, post-punk, darkwave, synthwave, and other adjacent alternative or electronic music.

Location: Main Lobby

House lights will remain on & No strobe lights will be present. 

DJ at Work
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Costume Contests

Obviously we have to have a Costume Contest for both Adults (ages 13 & up) on Saturday & Kids (ages 5 to 12) on Sunday.  Remember it's a Costume Contest meaning it doesn't have to be hand made. Store-bought costumes are acceptable. More details coming soon. 

  • Adult (ages 13 & up) Costume Contest -

    • Saturday Time TBA.

  • Kids (ages 5 to 12 years old) Costume Contest -

    • Sunday Time TBA.

Professional Tarot Card Readings

Join professional tarot card reader Doug aka Lovecraft Tarot with almost a decade of practice under his belt.

Doug will help you reach your highest potential but understand the news you are delivered may not be the message you want to hear. Readings are FCFS both days of the show and are FREE with donation. 



FAQ all

Ticket FAQ:

  • All ticket sales are final.

  • Tickets are only sold at endorsed locations in Spokane, WA or online via Anyone else who is "selling" tickets are not affiliated with Halloween X-SPO and can not be trusted. 

  • All tickets are non-transferable.

  • If you buy your tickets in-person you are responsible for keeping track of your ticket.

  • Lost of damaged physical tickets will not be replaced or refunded. 

  • If you buy online or the day of the show you are subject to fees. 

  • The box office will open up 2 hours before the start of the show on both Saturday and Sunday to buy tickets for walk-ups. 

Show FAQ:

  • Will there be food available on site? 

    • Yes, there will be concessions with food and drinks for purchase both days of the show.

  • Do I have to Pre-Register Online to participate in the Adult Costume Contest?

    • No. Not this year. Only by checking in at our Info Booth (lobby) by TBA.

  • Are store bought Costumes allowed to wear in the Adult & Kids contest?

    • Yes. Store bought and hand made are both allowed at Halloween X-SPO.

  • What time is the Adult Costume Contest on Saturday?

    • TBA

  • Can I compete in a Group?

    • Yes, but no additional prizes will be awarded if your group wins. 

  • What age do I have to be to compete in the Adult Costume Contest?

    • Ages 13 and up.

  • What age do I have to be to compete in the Kids Costume Contest?​

    • Ages 5 to 12 years old.

  • Will a wheelchair ramp be available for me to get on and off stage?

    • Yes.

  • (For the Kids Costume Contest) Is Parental Assistance allowed?

    • No. Kids must be able to get on and off stage by themselves. 

  • Are Pets Allowed Inside the Show?

    • Only Service Animals are allowed with proper documentation. 

  • What time is the Kids Costume Contest on Sunday?

    • TBA

  • Do I have to Pre-Register Online to participate in the Kids Costume Contest?

    • No, Not this year. Only by checking in at our Info Booth (lobby) by TBA.

  • Are Handmade Costumes Allowed?

    • Yes but not required. 

  • Is this a family show?

    • Yes, this is an all ages show but parents need to use their best judgement when brining little kids as subject matter could be scary to little kids. 

  • Will there be any strobe lights?

    • No strobe lights, no flashing lights.

  • Will there be any jump scares?

    • No jump scares will be allowed.

  • Will this event be in the dark like a haunted house?

    • No, the lights will remain on at all times. 

  • What is the recommended age for my kid(s) to attend on their own?

    • Ages 13 & up but Convention Center and Show Staff are not responsible for baby sitting or supervising your kids. We recommending at least one adult attend.

  • Questions?

Our Place

What's in the Box?!

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Free Enamel Pin Trading:

Bring Any Type of Enamel Pin(s) to Trade 1:1 for FREE from a selection of pins on our Pin Trading Board! Also Rare Disney Pins will be on Sale $5 each while supplies last.

Mystery Box (NEW):

  • Adults ages 13 & up can bring an enamel pin to trade 1:1 either from our pin trading board or by selecting a box for a "mystery pin". 

  • Kids- Kids 5-12 years old do not need a pin to select a box from the "mystery box".  Only one choice per day. 

  • The Mystery Box could contain a Mystery Enamel Pin, Random Prize and or we will be giving away 4 total (2 per day) Disney 100th Anniversary Coin from Disneyland valued at $15 each! 


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