A Chilling Preview of Sunshine City Scare 2024

Sunshine City Scare beckons horror enthusiasts to a transcendent experience, with 3 major celebrations: Five Nights at Freddy’s, Resident Evil and The Walking Dead. Guests include 3 big-name horror video game voice actors. And there is lots to do, including 8 free gaming experiences, 7 riveting contests, 13 immersive cosplay workshops, 20 insightful panels, and 13 engaging photo meetups as well as a dedicated movie room, and a TikTok Lounge.



Sunshine City Scare’s FNAF celebration boasts voice actors embodying six iconic characters from the games, each with corresponding Pop figures available for purchase and autographs—a rare opportunity for enthusiasts. Dive into the immersive world with free FNAF gaming, featuring FNAF Help Wanted VR and the complete Core Collection 1, 2, 3. Don’t miss the chance to witness incredible FNAF cosplay that adds another layer of excitement to this thrilling celebration. And there is a FNAF photo meetup each day.

resident evil

Step into the heart-pounding world of survival horror with Sunshine City Scare’s Resident Evil celebration. Immerse yourself in the experience featuring a voice actor portraying major characters and enjoy free gaming with Resident Evil video games. Plus, don’t miss the chance to capture memorable moments with fellow fans at the Resident Evil photo meetup.

The Walking Dead

Sunshine City Scare’s The Walking Dead celebration transforms the post-apocalyptic world into a tangible experience with a featured voice actor embodying Javier from The Walking Dead game series. Dive deeper into the narrative with free gaming sessions, featuring the acclaimed video game “The Walking Dead Telltale,” providing a unique opportunity to navigate the emotional and suspenseful narratives of this iconic series.


8 free video games

Delve into the spine-chilling realm of horror with Sunshine City Scare’s free video gaming extravaganza, featuring a captivating lineup of 8 immersive games. From the heart-pounding suspense of Five Nights at Freddy’s to the survival horror intensity of Resident Evil and The Walking Dead, and others, attendees can indulge in a diverse array of horror experiences.

video game tournament

Prepare for an epic showdown at Sunshine City Scare’s video game tournament featuring the iconic Mortal Kombat 1. Pit your skills against fellow competitors for a chance to claim victory and earn exciting prizes. It’s a gaming battle that promises fierce competition and thrilling rewards!


chris mccullough

Chris McCullough, an accomplished voice actor, has left an indelible mark by bringing various characters to life through his vocal expertise. However, it’s within the realm of the immensely popular Five Nights at Freddy’s horror game that his talents truly shine. McCullough lends his distinct voice to iconic FNAF characters such as Foxy the Pirate, Fredbear, and Pigpatch, creating a memorable and chilling experience for fans of the horror franchise.

joe gaudet

In the expansive world of the Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) universe, Joe Gaudet, a seasoned voice actor, has made a lasting impact by breathing life into animatronic characters. Renowned for his ability to infuse depth, suspense, and entertainment into the FNAF narrative, Gaudet stands as a crucial figure in the franchise’s audio landscape. His portfolio of FNAF characters includes the enigmatic Rockstar Foxy, the whimsical Mr. Hippo, and the captivating Funtime Foxy, adding a layer of charm and intrigue to the beloved horror series

Jeff schine

Jeff Schine, an accomplished voice actor with a penchant for horror, has etched his name in the genre through compelling performances in iconic titles. From embodying the resilient Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Village to portraying the charismatic Carlos in Resident Evil 3 and the complex character Javier in The Walking Dead: A New Frontier and The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series, Schine’s vocal prowess brings depth and authenticity to the chilling narratives of these acclaimed games.

lots to do!

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Battle of the Dance

Step into the spine-chilling realm of “Battle of the Dance,” a haunting competition at Sunshine City Scare that invites you to summon a performance dripping with spooky allure. This contest is a spectral haven for those who crave the thrill of dancing to songs in mysterious languages without the need for lip-syncing the lyrics. For eerie enthusiasts, K-pop aficionados, and dance macabre lovers alike, this is your spectral stage to showcase your supernatural moves. 

lots to do!

(in alpha order)

Battle of the Dance

Step into the spine-chilling realm of “Battle of the Dance,” a haunting competition at Sunshine City Scare that invites you to summon a performance dripping with spooky allure. This contest is a spectral haven for those who crave the thrill of dancing to songs in mysterious languages without the need for lip-syncing the lyrics. For eerie enthusiasts, K-pop aficionados, and dance macabre lovers alike, this is your spectral stage to showcase your supernatural moves. 

cosplay workshops

Embark on a transformative journey at Sunshine City Scare with our innovative addition to the panel lineup – the “Cosplay Workshops.” These 1-2 hour sessions, curated by seasoned cosplay experts, offer a hands-on and immersive experience, providing attendees with invaluable insights and skills straight from the pros. It’s not merely a panel; it’s a unique opportunity to meet, connect, and learn from some of the most influential figures in the cosplay community. 

We’re currently looking for cosplay workshop panel instructors. Schedule of workshops with pre-registration will be released in March.

craftsmanship cosplay contest

Get ready to reveal your masterful cosplay creations at the Craftsmanship Cosplay Contest during Sunshine City Scare! This competition beckons cosplayers to showcase their meticulously crafted costumes, competing for alluring cash prizes and captivating trophies. What distinguishes this contest is the distinguished panel of judges—our advanced guest cosplayers—who will bring their discerning eyes and wealth of experience to evaluate the intricate details and dedication woven into each cosplay entry.

lip sync competition

Prepare to command the stage at Sunshine City Scare’s Lip Sync Competition! We invite all performers to bring their A-game and deliver a show-stopping lip-sync performance. Whether channeling the supernatural vibes of horror classics or putting a chilling twist on contemporary hits, this competition is your golden opportunity to showcase your talents and leave the audience spellbound.


Indulge in a horror movie marathon at Sunshine City Scare’s dedicated screening room, where chilling films will play continuously throughout both days. Movie buffs can relish the immersive atmosphere and enjoy a carefully curated selection of spine-tingling movies, creating an unforgettable experience for all attendees.

makeup/sfx competition

Sunshine City Scare beckons makeup artists and SFX enthusiasts to unveil their transformative skills in our distinctive Makeup/SFX Competition—one of the few standalone competitions in the nation. Judged exclusively from the neck-up, this contest offers an unparalleled opportunity for artists to showcase their mastery in creating eerie and captivating makeup looks. Whether excelling in horror-inspired SFX or possessing a talent for crafting otherworldly beauty, this competition serves as the ultimate platform to spotlight your artistry.


Dive into the heart of fan-driven discussions at Sunshine City Scare with our fan-led panels. Led by passionate enthusiasts, these sessions provide a unique platform for fans to share insights, theories, and their love for all things horror. Engage in dynamic discussions, explore diverse perspectives, and connect with fellow aficionados, celebrating the collective spirit of our vibrant community.

photo meetup

Get ready to immortalize spine-chilling moments at Sunshine City Scare’s Photo Meetups! These gatherings provide cosplayers from the same show/games with a fantastic opportunity to assemble at a scheduled time for a group photo, capturing their eerie ensembles in a hauntingly beautiful snapshot.

pro photos

Preserve your unforgettable cosplay moments at Sunshine City Scare with a complimentary professional photo, thanks to Tampa-based Operation Shutter! Widely recognized throughout Florida for their exceptional photo and video talents in the cosplay community, Operation Shutter’s pro photography team will be on-site to capture your hauntingly spectacular cosplays. Attendees can seize this fantastic opportunity to receive a free, high-quality snapshot, ensuring that the memories of their meticulously crafted costumes are beautifully immortalized.


Don’t miss the thrill of our hourly raffle at Sunshine City Scare, taking place both days throughout the event! With incredible prizes up for grabs, the raffle adds an extra layer of excitement to your convention experience. Best of all, entry is entirely free, giving everyone a chance to win and adding a touch of suspense to each hour of the festivities. You’ll receive your raffle ticket upon entry to the event.

runway cosplay contest

Step into the spotlight and showcase your character’s charisma on the main stage at the Runway Cosplay Contest during Sunshine City Scare! This unique, non-crafts-based contest is open to all ages, inviting participants to flaunt their character-accurate portrayals. It’s more than just about the costume; our judges are keen on vibrant personalities and character accuracy in each participant’s runway strut.

tiktok short-film festival

Embark on a thrilling journey through a film festival of horror TikToks at Sunshine City Scare! Immerse yourself in the world of short-form horror videos, featuring fan edits, sketch comedy, and cosplay. This unique festival is a celebration of storytelling in chilling, bite-sized snippets. Calling all horror enthusiasts to apply and be part of this cinematic celebration of the macabre!

tiktok lounge

Level up your TikTok experience at the exclusive TikTok Lounge in Sunshine City Scare! Dive into a creative space equipped with dynamic lights, captivating backdrops, and all the essentials to create exceptional TikToks in your cosplay. Whether you’re a seasoned content creator or just starting your TikTok journey, our lounge offers the perfect setting to showcase your horror-inspired cosplays and connect with fellow enthusiasts. Don’t miss the chance to stop by and give it a try!

get tickets

Tickets are available- Saturday is $25, Sunday is $20, weekend pass is $40 (prices increase $5 at door).

vendor booths almost sold-out

Artist booth almost sold-out, retailer booths selling quickly.

join us for a new breed of horror convention