A horror convention will feature a selection of illustrious names from the horror genre when it returns to South Yorkshire next month. HorrorConUK 2017, which attracted more than 3,000 people last year, will take place at Magna Science Adventure Centre on May 13-14, 2017.

The event will feature Q and A talks from Heather Langenkamp, who played Nancy Thompson in the A Nightmare on Elm Street film series; American actor Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in Rob Zombie’s horror films House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects; John Jarratt of Wolf Creek and Cassandra Peterson, who is best known for her role in Elvira: Mistress of the Dark.

Visitors will also have the chance to meet award-winning broadcaster and writer, Sir Christopher Frayling, and British illustrator and visual artist, Graham Humphreys. An exclusive showing of the Frankenstein’s Monster busts for the Monster Charity Project 2017 will also be revealed for the first time at the event.

Following the success at last year’s event, the HorrorConUK Scareplay costume competition is also set to return, with actor and TV presenter, Bunny Galore, hosting and awarding a special “Bunny’s Choice” prize.

Organiser Gill Bell, who set up HorrorConUK with sister Wendy Bell, said: “As in previous years, there will be plenty going on, including Q and As, signings and photo opportunities with special guests well known in the horror industry. It promises to be another great celebration of the horror genre.”

Amanda Suddaby, sales coordinator at Magna, said: “Our atmospheric venue really lends itself to HorrorConUK, from our massive Big Hall for the fantastic horror market to the tiered seating which makes a great theatre.  We have so many corridors and areas for the horror characters to lurk and stalk around too, so there are lots of photo opportunities as well as all the great things that go on at this event.”