These times may change slightly, but they represent the typical schedule for the festival, so it's pretty safe to plan travel around these items. More information will be added as we firm up special events, programming, panels, short film blocks, and author readings throughout the year.

Check the Schedule page for details.


6 - 8 pm  - (Sam's Billiards, 1845 NE 41st Ave) Early Pickup for 3-day attendees (Kickstarter and regular tickets) Avoid the crush at the door on opening night by coming to pickup your 3-day wristband or your Kickstarter Badge!


7 - 10 pm (Lola's Room under the Crystal Ballroom) - Reception for VIP Kickstarter Backers and Special Guests


4 - 6 pm (Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy Blvd) - Early Pickup for 3-day attendees (Kickstarter and regular tickets)

4 - 6 pm (Sam's Billiards, 1845 NE 41st • 21 and up) - Meet and Greet for all Guests, Filmmakers, and Attendees

5:45 pm - Theater doors open for VIP Kickstarter backers 

6:00 pm - Theater doors open

7 - 11 pm - Opening remarks and films in Theater

7 - 11 pm - EOD Center open for panels, readings, gaming, vendors

11 pm - late - After Party at the Moon & Sixpence


10 am - 11 pm - EOD Center open for panels, readings, gaming, vendors

10 am - 12 pm - Carbload for Cthulhu group Author signing at EOD Center. Free doughnuts, bagels, and coffee while they last!

12:00 pm - Theater doors open for VIP Kickstarter backers 

12:15 pm - Theater doors open

1 - 11 pm - Film programming with dinner break from 5:00 - 6:15 pm

7 pm - Keynote with Guest of Honor Victoria Price

11 pm - late - After Party


10 am - 12 pm - Cthulhu Prayer Breakfast

12:15 pm - Theater doors open

1 - 11 pm - Film programming with dinner break from 5:00 - 6:15 pm

7 pm - Awards Presentation

9:15 pm - Secret Screening

11 pm - late - After Party

Check Full Schedule for more details 


Click here to check out the film and event schedule (a work in progress until the event arrives).

Since most of the films we play are new films you probably haven't heard of, by independent filmmakers and studios, knowing the schedule of which are playing on which days often isn't helpful in determining which films you'll like best. Just come the days it is convenient for you, and we promise you'll see some amazing Lovecraftian cinema with neat Q&As from visiting filmmakers, as well as panels, readings, vendors, gaming, and other live events.

Can't come for all 3 days and want to know which days to get tickets for? 

First, we think you should come all 3 days; it's the best value and you'll have more fun and get to see almost everything you want to.

However, if you can't swing 3 days, but want to see MOST short films, coming any two days will give you the chance to catch 4 blocks. With 5 shorts blocks, they can't all be seen in one or two days. 

If you can only make it for one day, and your primary goal is seeing films, Sunday is the best! It is less crowded with people (so it's easier to get a seat for the auditorium you want), less expensive, and crammed with the most movies (by design), and includes the fabled Secret Screening and Award Ceremony.

Saturday has a lot of awesome special events, as well as tons of movies, so it's a great day to attend, but can be crowded. We never oversell the theater, so there is always a seat for you in one of the THREE auditoriums, but if you come on Saturday, please be sure to arrive early and find seats for whichever time blocks you want to see, because individual auditoriums can fill up fast (and due to fire code regulations, there can be no standing or sitting in aisles). If your desired auditorium fills up before you can get a seat, keep in mind there are two other auditoriums in the theater with cool stuff showing, as well as live programming in the EOD Center, one block away. 

Friday is also a great night to come. It's shorter, but you can start early with the Guest Meet-n-Greet from 4-6pm, then witness the opening ceremonies, see two film blocks in the theater or live events in the EOD Center, then cap it off with the Opening Night after-party. It's a great taste of the full weekend, if you only have a little time.

Overall, choose whichever days are most convenient for you. Each is packed with movies and special events to keep you tentacularly entertained!

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