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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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March, 2010

Haunted House Tour, April 28-29

HAuNTcon 2010 is proud to announce this year’s Pre-show Haunt Tour line up!

Haunters don’t have a chance to get out and tour other haunts around the country in October, so HAuNTcon moves to a new city each year and works with local haunts to open during the show.

Check out the list of attraction on this once and a life time opportunity to experience 5 Haunted Houses in 2 days on this exciting tour!

CLICK HERE for details!

Amusement Park Discount Tickets

We are pleased to announce that both Universal and Disney are offering discount tickets to HAuNTcon attendees, friends and family!

CLICK HERE for Disney Tickets

CLICK HERE for Universal Tickets

and SAVE!!

EMAIL SCAM

The email account leonardpicke@gmail.com was hacked yesterday. The hacker is sending out an email asking for money to be wired to London, and even conversing with people about how to send the money. Jeanne and I are fine and we are NOT in the UK.

I no longer have access to the account and Gmail is not cooperating in giving access back. My FaceBook account was also companied but I think I have that shut down for now.

Thank you for the flood of phone calls making sure that Jeanne and I were okay! It is humbling to know that so many people would consider sending me money if I needed it!

I apologize for any inconvenience.

I am now using hauntcon@gmail.com, so please change that in your address book. If you have sent me an email lately and I have not responded, please resend the email as I cannot get to it now.

Thank you!

Leonard

Seminars, Workshops and Make and Takes for HAuNTcon 2010

The key to becoming better at what you do, (no matter what that may be) is knowledge! Included in the price of admission, HAuNTcon offers nearly 50 hours of education. These seminars, workshops, demonstrations and Make and takes, are presented both from well known industry veterans and Haunters you may not of heard of… yet! This approach provides the widest possible level of information along with fresh, new, “out of the box” ideas and concepts that will take your attraction to the next level.

The following listing is not complete yet, but will give you an idea of what you have in store for HAuNTcon 2010!

Demonstration Track

Creative Track

Business Track

Make and Take Track

Celebrity Guests Announced for HAuNTcon 2010

Just announced, the Celebrity Line Up for HAuNTcon 2010 includes; Alex Vincent from Child’s Play, J LaRose from SAW 3, and Roni Jonah and Jason Crowe of Dead Moon Rising. They look forward to meeting and getting their photos made with attendees. Autographed photos will be available for a fee.

Some people wonder what HAuNTcon has celebrities at all. The reason is, well it’s fun, but more importantly it gives attendees the chance to speak one on one with celebrities about making public appearances at their Halloween Events. How much it will cost and what each can expect of the other.

If promoted properly, celebrities can be a powerful draw, and HAuNTcon 20010 gives you a chance to get started by bringing the celebrities to you! (and to get an autograph or two!)

CLICK HERE to see bios and photos of the HAuNTcon 2010 Celebrities

Discount Airport Shuttle for HAuNTcon 2010

AIRPORT SHUTTLE
We have negotiated an Airport Shuttle discount price of $29 round trip. This will get you from the airport to the Ramada and back again for anyone flying in, CLICK HERE, print the coupon and follow the instructions. See you in Orlando! CLICK HERE for printable coupon!

HAuNTcon Haunt Tour Update!!!

None of the HAuNTcon 2010 tours are sold out, they are just not available yet!

We are STILL finalizing prices and details for the Preshow, Thursday night, Friday Night and Sunday Night Haunt Tours. Working through the red tape and contracts with the Amusement parks has been way more time consuming than I had anticipated, but we are getting close.

Thursday night will be at Universal Studios. They will not have a Haunt for us to tour, but they will be displaying props and plans and costumes from past years for attendees as well as presenting an educational program/dinner where you can meet the Halloween Horror Nights crew and learn what it takes to put on the biggest Halloween event in the word!

The Friday Night tour will be of two Haunts at Busch Gardens Tampa, both lights on and lights off with actors. The park recently changed ownership which meant I had to do some renegotiating!

The Sunday Night Tour is in a bit of limbo until they renegotiate their lease for 2011. As soon as that is completed, we will announce that.

I was hoping that the preshow tour would include a behind the sceens tour of the Disney Haunted Mansion, and we have utilized every inroad we could find to try make that happen, but we have been shut down at every turn. I REALLY wanted to do this and I share your dissapointment, but we will just have to settle for touring some local attractions instead. FInalizing that itenerary now.

I know some of you are waiting to hear what the tours will be before you book your flights/hotels. I will get the info out to everyone as soon as I can.

Until then, thank you for your support, you patience and your prayers :-)

Make N Take Schedule

The 2010 Make N Take schedule is now posted. Click Here

The rest of the education should be up this week. Tours on the other hand have been a NIGHTMARE. Dealing with the red tape of the amusement parks has been slow going. The SECOND I get final pricing, It will be announced everywhere. Sorry for the delay!

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!