Written by Patti Pauley

All right people, on the ready line! It’s time to prepare for National Alien Day 2017 this Wednesday (04/26), and we at iHorror have you covered with a list of events and happenings from 20th Century FOX that honor the moon LV-426, and those bad-ass space Xenos that first terrified the masses almost 40 years ago. With last year’s well-received Alien Day that marked the 30th anniversary for 1986’s Aliens, we’re getting ready for a second go-around with a round the clock celebration that marks the countdown to the highly anticipated release of Alien: Covenant on May 19, 2017.


Alien Day 2017


This Wednesday, FOX is giving us fans a huge treat with a number of happenings to celebrate the second National Alien Day that includes worldwide screenings of both Alien (1979) and 2012’s Prometheus, a live streaming event with the cast of Covenant,  new product launches, a live interactive trivia game via the interwebs and so much more! Grab your Facehugger plushie and check out the list below!


  • LIVE STREAM EVENT: 10:00 AM Pacific over at AlienUniverse.com, and other Alien social channels, the cast of Covenant will host a live streaming Q & A session along with a look behind the scenes of the upcoming Alien film.


  • GLOBAL ONE NIGHT SCREENING EVENT: Screenings of Ridley Scott’s 1979 Alien and Prometheus will be held at participating Regal Cinemas across the globe. Along with the big-screen treatment of these gems, fans will also have access to some bonus content and a commemorative item that comes with the purchase of your ticket. Find a screening near you by clicking here.


  • MU/TH/UR of all ALIEN Trivia Challenges: Another event on AlienUniverse.com is a live trivia challenge testing your knowledge on the franchise where a series of rapid-fire questions will commence every 4 hours and 26 minutes. Participants will gain the chance to receive a VIP trip to Ridley Scott’s upcoming Imprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood along with other prizes.


  • AlienUniverse Fan Art Contest:  Get your paints and pencils ready for open submissions for a fan art contest over at AlienUniverse.com where chosen artwork will be printed on a number of limited edition tee-shirts that will accompany the future limited edition Blu-ray release of Alien: Covenant! 


Fans should also be on the look out for upcoming announcements concerning special Alien merch reveals as details are coming soon on the website. In the meantime, check out the latest Alien: Covenant promos that venture into the found-footage realm.