What is HAuNTcon?
HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience. HAuNTcon brings people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people together for a fun-filled four days and nights Haunt Tours, Education, Tradeshow and Networking, rounded out by a Haunted Garage Sale and the amazing annual Costume Ball.
HAuNTcon also moves to a new city every year to provide off season tours of area haunted houses for attendees. Haunt tours allow haunt owners, home haunters, haunt actors and Halloween enthusiasts an off-season look at local pro-haunts both in full operation and lights on backstage.
Over 40 hours of Haunt education is included in the 3 day trade show admission. Creative Sessions, Business Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Make Up and Product Demonstrations all designed to provide information and teach attendees techniques to do what they do better, faster and easier. Topics range from Haunted House Marketing and Business Plans, through Cheap Scares and Haunted House Design, Actor Training and Character Development, Prop building and Set Design.
Whether you are a haunt owner looking for ways to make more money, a haunt actor looking for scaring tips or a makeup artist or prop maker ready to go to the next level or a home haunter looking for new inexpensive haunting techniques, or a haunt designer looking for new fright ideas, HAuNTcon is a jam packed, not to be missed, economical Haunt conference that is the best investment you can make in your haunting future. If you have a Halloween event, Haunted House or Home Haunt, or if you have a dream of someday opening a Halloween event, Haunted Attraction or yard Haunt then join others like you for more off season Halloween Fun than is allowed by law at the Haunted Attraction Tradeshow and Conference, we call HAuNTcon.
Haunts Fx specializes in design and fabrication of highly detailed foam latex appliances, props, costumes, animatronics and applied makeup services. Each item is fabricated to be safe and withstand the rigors of use in the Haunted Attraction Industry. With Haunts Fx custom design and fabrication service they will begin “making your nightmares reality” CLICK HERE to view some customer-submitted photos that feature Haunts Fx products!
Since 1991, Hot Wire Foam Factory’s professional quality foam cutting tools make cutting EPS foam (polystyrene foam and Styrofoam) fast, fun and easy. You can quickly cut down blocks of foam with Hot Wire Foam Factory’s 2-4 foot adjustable hot wire Bow Cutter and they offer two versatile Foam Cutting Tables. Hot Wire Foam Factory offers both spray on and brush on foam glues versatile foam coatings. CLICK HERE to view some Halloween-themed masterpieces created with Hot Wire Foam Factory tools!
As we finalize the details for this year’s HAuNTcon, I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, your experience and your expertise with our attendees! CLICK HERE to become a speaker at HAuNTcon 2015!
EACH OF US has something important to share. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to our industry, sharing fresh, bold, new ideas is what HAuNTcon is all about! Do a makeup demo, a show-and-tell for a great prop you built, tell us what you have learned about haunt marketing, offer a hands-on workshop, show us how you use social media, share your best room designs, teach us how you train your actors, tell us how you found funding, help us write a business plan – whatever your expertise, whatever you have learned from your experience inside or outside haunting that will help others do what they do cheaper, faster or better, we ask you to tell us about it!
Public speaking can be people’s greatest fear, but I find that when I know the subject matter, really know what I am trying to say…that presenting a seminar is exhilarating! So what are you afraid of? CLICK HERE to fill the speaker form! You will be glad you did and so will our attendees!
HAuNTcon is proud to announce a partnership with Garage of Evil. Not only will Steve O’Connor will be offering seminars, hands-on workshops himself but also helping develop the HAuNTcon educational program.
HAuNTcon 2015, the convention designed by haunters, for haunters of all levels, will be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – February 6-10 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center. The haunter’s conference includes haunted house tours, tradeshow, costume ball, haunted garage sale and networking with like minded haunt owners and Halloween enthusiasts from around the world!
Join haunters and Garage of Evil minions for HAuNTcon 2015. Tickets are available HERE For more details go to www.hauntcon.com or call 972-951-5100.
The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, sponsored by Gantom, is proud to announce that HAuNTcon 2015 will be held in Baton Rouge, LA at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center February 6-10. HAuNTcon has a group discount at the hotel and they provide free shuttle service to and from the Baton Rouge Airport to the Hotel.
Designed for haunter’s by haunters, the 2015 conference starts early Friday morning with an all day “Inspiration” Pre Show Bus Tour of everything spooky and interesting to see in Southern Louisiana. Saturday morning begins with haunter education and hands-on workshops sponsored by Garage of Evil. In between classes be sure to check out the HAuNTcon Tradeshow, filled with product and service providers, special effects and prop companies, costume and make up manufacturers. Saturday night concludes with a tour of Rise Haunted House
Education, Workshops and Tradeshow continue on Sunday and Sunday night ends with the infamous HAuNTcon Costume Ball, sponsored by Froggy’s Fog.. Monday morning brings a full day of in depth workshops and education and concludes with a haunt tour and Haunter’s Party at The Mortuary Monday night.
But the fun is still not over. Tuesday is filled with all day hands-on workshops designed for the serious haunter looking to take their event to the next level. Attendees can take advantage of the nightly networking in the HAuNTcon Hospitality Suite and impromptu meeting of haunters and vendors all over the hotel. There is even a Casino attached to the hotel to keep spouses entertained.
We are still finalizing things so you will not be able to get a room or buy tickets just yet, but you will very soon. Stay tuned.
This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest to date and we look forward to seeing you February 6-10 in Baton Rouge for the haunter’s convention, HAuNTcon 2015!
Nuts & Volts Magazine and HAuNTcon
- Who: Nuts & Volts Magazine in conjunction with HAuNTcon®
- What: 3 FREE digital issues of Nuts & Volts including the Halloween Special Edition
- When: From now till this July 30th! (So, act fast!)
- Where: On your computer, iOS, or Android device
Nuts & Volts Magazine has been supporting electronics hobbyists with regular columns on theory, circuit design, project kits, and technology updates for over 35 years. In years past around Halloween we’ve done some specially-themed projects such as:
With overwhelmingly positive reader feedback, we have decided to dedicate the whole Halloween issue to the Haunted Attraction Industry and Haunters of all sizes!
This packed Halloween-themed issue is loaded with new and exciting uses of electronics for props and animations that you can apply to your own projects. Today’s cutting edge haunted attractions use various technologies for special effects. Electronics such as LED lighting, motion sensors, solenoid valves, microcontrollers, DMX control systems, MP3 players, sound systems, and more are all “in the Haunter’s tool bag” of tricks and this Halloween Special Edition explores using electronics to enhance your haunt’s experience and to create amazing special effects for your attendees!
From simple circuits like glowing LED eyes or sound-activated “thunder and lightning” systems, to complicated microcontroller-managed programmable sequencers for servos, this Special Edition of the magazine is a real mix of useful, interesting, and inspiring projects. Just some of the article topics scheduled to appear are:
- The Evolution of Projectors — Haunting With Light
- Build the Peek-A-Boo Servo Operated Desktop Ghost
- Create Your Own Monster Book
- Haunting 101 — 13 Scary Projects for Your Haunted House
- Secrets of the Monster in a Box
- PICAXE Haunt Control Systems
These topics are useful to every level of haunter, from yard haunts DYI to pro Haunters. Each article will inspire you with detailed descriptions of complex animatronics, simple prop mechanisms, and haunt control systems. Some of the editorial will showcase complete project kits that can be purchased through our webstore or directly from our advertisers.
So… what’s the catch?
There is none. You get three digital issues for free — no strings attached. HAuNTcon and Nuts & Volts Magazine are offering you this FREE three-month trial of our magazine because we know that once you sample this great publication, you will want to subscribe. If you have an electronics project that you think would make a great article in Nuts & Volts Magazine, send it to Vern Graner at email@example.com. We would love to include you in a future issue.
So, if it turns out you like the magazine, subscribe and continue to receive Nuts & Volts monthly, where we’ll deliver articles with projects, theory, applications, circuits, and technology to help you hone those electronics chops!
Not interested? Enjoy the three FREE issues with our compliments… all treats … no tricks!
Sound good? Here’s how to get your FREE digital issues!
Simply click this link: https://www.pubservice.com/subcnew.aspx?PC=NV&AN=&PK=Q57LP1
Fill out the form and we will start your subscription right away!
Thank you and Happy Haunting!
Building on the success of last year’s event in Dallas Texas, HAuNTcon 2014 in Houston was even bigger, with more attendees, better education, bigger tours and larger Costume Ball than ever brfore. The question now is where will HAuNTcon 2015 be? Stay tuned as we work out the details for next years exciting event!
Thank you for making HAuNTcon 2014 a smash hit!
(We still have a few HAuNTcon 2014 t-Shists available, CLICK HERE to see if we have your size )
As the dust settles on what was the most successful HAuNTcon ever, many of the event’s exhibiotrs are sharing success stories. Distortions Unlimited took a 20×20 booth at the front of the HAuNTcon 2014 tradeshow and had busy three days of selling props and animations on the floor as well as taking orders for both catalog pieces and custom props. “Overall it was a very successful tradeshow!” said the Making Monsters duo.
The LARGEST Costum Ball in the History of the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference was held on January 25, 2014!