B-Fest is a 24-hour marathon of b-movies held by A&O Productions each year at Northwestern University's Norris University Center McCormick Auditorium in Evanston, Illinois. This year's festival takes place February 16th and 17th, 2024, from 6pm to 6pm.
B-Fest has been likened to an audience-participation version of an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000; viewers are encouraged to voice their opinions of onscreen events, especially if such comments provide entertainment for the other festival attendees. Additional staples of B-Fest gatherings are the midnight screening of Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space, door prizes from our sponsors, the Northwestern B-Fest Players (who occasionally mount the stage to bring their own theatrical spin to the proceedings), and of course, the sing-along version of The Wizard of Speed and Time.
If you're planning to attend this year's festival, you've come to the right place. This site has the latest info on obtaining tickets, where B-Fest is held, what you'll see, and what you should bring, as well as the skinny on B-Fests gone by.
Please take the time to read our Frequently Asked Questions page, as it covers a lot of important information about B-Fest.