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HAuNTcon 2014

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January 23-28, 2014
George Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, TX 77010

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Hotel/Lodging and Travel Information

Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown
1700 Smith St
Houston, TX 77002
(713)739-8800

$119 a night with HAuNTcon discount & $10 a night for parking with HAuNTcon discount.

Click here then select HAuNTcon as attendee type in the drop down to reserve your hotel room.

FREE shuttle service will be provided between the Crowne Plaza and the Convention Center during event hours.  All Bus tours will leave from the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  
Shuttle schedule as follows:
Friday, January 24
Shuttle Hours: 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, January 25
Shuttle Hours: 7 am – 2 am
Sunday, January 26
Shuttle Hours: 7 am – 12 am
Monday, January 27
Shuttle Hours: 7 am – 7 pm
Tuesday, January 28
Shuttle Hours: 7 am – 5 pm

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May, 2009

HAuNTcon 2010 will be in ORLANDO, FLORIDA – April 28-May 3, 2010

I hope to see you there!!

Leonard

THANK YOU MILWAUKEE!

As I begin to come out of my “Post HAuNTcon Coma.” I wanted to thank the attendees, the vendors, the speakers and the owners of the Haunts we toured for making HAuNTcon 2009 a “screaming success!”

The compliments keep rolling in from attendees, praising the education and the haunt tours. The one word that keeps popping up in these reviews is “awesome!”

The Haunt tours and education continue to be the favorite aspects of the convention, but the tradeshow is closing in quickly. One goal of HAuNTcon is to grow the industry and moving to a new location each year brings in local haunters who have never been to a haunt convention before. Those people are thrilled and amazed by the show floor and buy everything they can. One vendor sold 2 complete haunted houses off the show floor, while another sold every animatronic they brought with them.

The tours, offered a wide range of budget and style, and the creativity and love of what they do was unmistakable. The stars of the education program are too many to list here. We had some great topics from first time HAuNTcon speakers as well as our seminar veterans. The other goal of HAuNTcon is to educate the industry through the sharing of ideas both in seminars and networking opportunities. If you can learn one thing in one seminar that will save you time or money, it is well worth the time and investment in attending the show.

The costume ball was the largest in recent history and was still going strong at midnight when the, bars, the room and the DJ were scheduled to call it a night. But with a bit of quick negotiating, we were able to continue the party. It was still rocking at 1am, but early seminars and the hotel having to flip the room for the education made it impossible to go any later.

What a party!

Even the hearse rally on Saturday had over 20 vehicles, some of the wildest and craziest final rides we have had. Thanks to the local hearse clubs for stepping up to the plate and making this program a huge success!

Even in this down economy, Haunters came out in force to join in the camaraderie, the networking, the learning, the tours the buying and the fun that is HAuNTcon! We had no idea if you would or not… THANK YOU!!

Contact

Event Coordinator: 
Leonard Pickel
972-951-5100
HAuNTcon@gmail.com

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 
877-347-EXPO
hauntconsales@gmail.com

Webmaster/Designer: 
Chad Savage / Sinister Visions

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About HAuNTcon

HAuNTcon features movie & TV industry celebrities for presentations and personal appearances.  In the past we’ve hosted makeup professionals such as Brian & Nick Wolfe, Cleve Hall, and Tom Devlin.  Actors from iconic horror movies such as Gunnar Hansen (Texas Chainsaw Massacre) have graced our celebrity ensemble.

If can’t get enough scares in October, try our Pre-Show overnight bus trip that includes lights on and lights off tours of local haunted events. This tour is followed by the full action tours on Friday and Sunday evenings.

The Trade Show floor, Friday through Sunday, is filled with the latest in fright services and equipment, for the professional Haunted House owner and the Halloween enthusiast alike. From horror makeup and highly detailed masks to static props and large animatronic creatures, everything a Haunter needs will be for sale, often at wholesale prices.  Stay four out Haunted Garage sale, where local haunted houses and manufacturers sell and trade anything everything haunted at this flea market/swap meet.  The sale is a great place to find killer deals.

The conference wraps up with advanced education on the Monday, following the trade show, with day-long hands-on workshops, covering everything from attraction design to creating realistic scenes of terror at your event!