The horror, science fiction, fantasy and pop culture conventions Dark X Fest will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norwood Inn & Suites located at 2265 Dean Memorial Parkway in Boston Heights.

Dark X Fest, the summer version of Dark Xmas, now 16 years after its conception in 2003, has featured stars and costars from popular movies and TV shows such as Star Wars, "Doctor Who," "The Adventures of Superman," "Friday the 13th," "Halloween," "Star Trek," "Planet of the Apes" and many more.

The convention offers a first convention appearance ever by Alyssa Levine, who plays Zelda in the new version of Stephen King's "Pet Sematary" that is currently in theaters, The Texas Chainsaw 45th anniversary movie franchise reunion (Dan Yeager who played Leatherface in 2013's "Texas Chainsaw 3D" is a native of Cleveland), the new Pinhead from 2018's "Hellraiser Judgement," a "Sleepaway Camp" reunion (Felissa Rose and Jonathan Tiersten) and actors from "The Walking Dead."

There will be numerous other notable stars in attendance, including actors from the original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Dawn of the Dead," among other productions: Sean Whalen, Jonathan Tiersten, Paul T. Taylor, Bill Johnson, Dan Yeager, R.A. Mihailoff, John Dugan, Jeremy Ambler, Dusty Horne and Joe Shelby.

Autographs from celebrity guests, directors, illustrators and others are available upon request; fees vary. Celebrities and movie directors will take part in Q&A panels to discuss their careers and past, present and future projects. A gaming station will feature the video game system from the 1980s, the Atari.

Dark X Fest attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character in competition for awards for the best dressed cosplay characters. An adult and child award will be given.

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