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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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April, 2010

HAUNTCON TRADESHOW OPENS WITH A BANG!

Haunters from across the US and as far away as Puerto Rico, Canada, London and Hong Kong filled the isles to capacity at the opening of the tradeshow portion of HAuNTcon 2010. “We were slammed right off the bat,” said Chris Markgraf of Froggy’s Fog,” and it is only Friday!”

With two more days of the tradeshow, education and haunt tours and massive costume ball, attendees and vendors alike are seeing signs of a fantastic 2010 Halloween Season.

Tickets are still available on line at www.hauntcon.com

THURSDAY and FRIDAY HAUNT TOURS—SOLD OUT!

The Thursday Night Universal Studios tour and The Friday Night Busch Gardens tour are sold out! There are no more tickets available.

HAuNTcon 2010 T-shirt Art

Once again, Chad Savage of Sinister Visions has out done himself with the art for the HAuNTcon T-shirts. This is available first to the attendees, and only if we have any left will we sell them to non- attendees!

Last Chance for Pre-Show Pricing!

Pre-Show discount pricing ends TOMORROW! Save money and sign up now for the Universal (only 18 spots left!) and Busch Gardens tours, Registration and the Haunted Attraction Magazine Costume Ball! CLICK HERE for Ticketing

Universal Studios Event CLOSING!

I have to give a final head count to Universal Studios on Monday for their food and beverage people, so if you are thinking about going to this tour you need to buy your ticket NOW! The price is still $68 and there IS room on the bus if you want transportation!

The Final count for the Busch Gardens HAunt tour will be soon as well, so BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Keynote’s For HauNTcon 2010 Posted

We are honored and THRILLED to announce the topics for our Keynote sessions at HAuNTcon 2010!

On Friday, April 30, at 5:00pm – T.J. Mannarino, Director of Art & Design at Universal Orlando Resort will present an overview of Halloween Horror Nights.

Saturday, May 1, at 5:00pm, Robbi Lepre and Scott Swenson,
Entertainment Directors at Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream will present Monsters for the Masses: How Theme Parks Scare Thousands.

Go to Keynote Sessions at http://hauntcon.com for more details!

Both of these parks are offering tours during the weekend convention. Go to Haunt Tours at http://hauntcon.com for more details!

Evil Twin FX Hands On Sock Mask Making Workshop

Join Brian & Nick Wolfe of Evil Twin FX for this full day hands on, make-n-take workshop. Cameras and notepads are a must as students will learn to make custom character masks from foam latex appliances. The class will choose a character, put the mask together and then paint and finish it. Hand painting, airbrushing and proper appliance application will all be covered in this six hour monster fest.

Creatures, zombies and demons oh my! The best part is taking your class project home with you. Plus, the skills you learn can be used to make all the sock masks you want when you get home. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advance. So come as you are and let your creativity and skills develop through the instruction from two of the finest special FX teachers in the industry.

Monday, May 3rd, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Final Seminars and Education Schedule

The Seminar Sessions for HAuNTcon and the Schedule At A Glance schedule are now final. You can now set your intenrary for what topics each of your group will attend. DOn’t forget to schedule time for the tradshow floor between seminars!

We will see you next week in Orlando!

Make-N-Takes are filling up!

Don’t wait to secure your seat at one of the most popular segments of HAuNTcon 2010; the Make-N-Takes!

There are 11 different Make-N-Take sessions this year teaching techniques from making a corpse to making a laser tunnel. Learn hands-on how to create a great prop and take it home with you when you are done!

These classes sell out every year, so CLICK HERE to ensure your place at all of these exciting sessions!

More Seats Available for the Pre-Show Tour!!

There were so many people that were disappointed that they did not get the chance to go on the pre-show tour that I worked a deal and got a additional bus!

So tickets are STILL AVAILABLE for the preshow tour!! But not too many, so if you want tickets get them REGISTER NOW!

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!