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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, 2012

“Boo”gie on down at this year’s Costume Ball!

Get your Halloween fix in May at HAuNTcon’s Signature Costume Ball
sponsored by Darklight: Precision Lighting System

Drop in sporting your best costume for a ghoulishly good time with fellow Haunt owners, actors, makeup artists and Halloween fans. This year’s THEME, to honor our host location, is Dawn of the Dead!

Spooky fun is guaranteed.

Dance the night away to classics from the crypt while experiencing a Light Show sponsored by Darklight!

Sink your fangs into fantastic food.

Get embalmed at the bar. (Beer included with ticket, sponsored by Froggys Fog)

And with prizes and party favors throughout the night, EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.

The HAuNTcon Costume Ball is THE social event on the Haunting Calendar, so if you’re a working stiff, don’t worry: beyond the Monster Mash, this party offers unparalleled networking opportunities.

Can’t make the Tradeshow but still want to join in on the festivities?
Come to the Ball!

The only truly horrifying thing would be missing out! CLICK HERE to get your tickets Today!

SyFy’s MONSTER MAN to appear at HAuNTcon 2012!

If you haven’t checked out the newest SyFy blockbuster reality show, MONSTER MAN, take a look! More than makeup and props, this show is about movie special effects.

Cleve Hall and Constance Hall will be appearing at HAuNTcon 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA from May 4-6th. The stars of MONSTER MAN will be in attendance, signing autographs, taking photos with fans and offering a prop building demo.

Get your ticket now to meet Cleve and Constance, at HAuNTcon.com

Early Bird Pricing EXTENDED!

Due to a date error, the Early Bird Pricing for HAuNTcon 2012 was cut off too soon, AND the pre show tour pricing was not uploaded to the ticketing company when scheduled.

SO!

We will (as soon as I can call someone who knows how to do it) change the ending date of the Early Bird Special pricing to March 16, 2012 at midnight.

In other words: you still have 5 days to get the cheapest possible pricing on HAuNTcon 2012.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Pittsburgh, May 3-7 2012 for HAuNTcon!!

Leonard

We’re all ears!

(not to mention fingers, eyeballs and skulls)

As HAuNTcon approaches, we’re trying to program seminars that are perfect for our attendees. Leonard Pickel, the original Hauntrepreneur with 35+ years of experience in over 100 Haunted Attractions, wants to know what YOU would like to learn about at HAuNTcon 2012! Each of these sessions is designed as a Monday all-day workshop. (May 7th from 8am to 4pm at $200)

So…which one appeals to YOU?

1) Getting Started in the Haunted Attraction Industry:
What makes a Halloween event successful? Attendees will learn how a winning haunt is designed; what works in haunting and what doesn’t. Success is what it’s all about!

2) Haunted Attraction Design…from the Inside Out:
Hands-on instruction about how to tackle a haunted attraction design project like an architect or Imagineer. Attendees discover the ins and outs of the “Triangular Grid System,” Leonard’s design key to engaging attraction design.

3) Computer Aided Drafting for Haunters:
Attendees explore the basics of drawing with TurboCAD Deluxe.
Turn your haunted attraction designs into three-dimensional presentations using a specialized software add-on, developed by Leonard.

4) Create a Business Plan for Your Event: A business plan is not just for getting funding! It is a living document that plots the future of your business, warns you of problems before they become critical and keeps you on the path to prosperity.
Failing to have a business plan is the same as planning to fail.

Send an email to: hauntcon@gmail.com
or vote on our http://www.facebook.com/haunted.convention page

2012 Vendor/Sponsor Spotlight-Froggy’s Fog

Froggy’s Fog is the premier manufacturer of Fog, Haze, Snow and Foam Fluids.  Froggy’s Fog is known for their same day shipping and outstanding customer service!  Visit them on the web at www.froggysfog.com for more information.

HAuNTcon is proud to announce Froggy’s Fog as the Official Sponsor of our annual Costume Ball’s Bottomless Beer! Cheers!

Be sure to get your Costume Ball tickets today! This year’s theme is Dawn of the Dead!

CLICK HERE

Speaker Bio: Unknown Scare Actor

Having a love of Halloween all of his life, the Unknown Scare-Actor started at a young age with a yard haunt, which he kept through his teen years. Using any means necessary to get a scare, and testing different scare techniques on his family. He spent several seasons at King’s Island Halloween Haunt, taking the character assigned to him, and making it his own, through back stories, costume and makeup changes to further develop his characters, and increase the fear level for his unsuspecting victims.He is currently going into his third year at the Dent Schoolhouse, as “The Dean”. Always willing to mentor the newbies, with suggestions and encouragement, he also watches and speaks with veterans in the industry, for new ways to find that elusive “perfect scare”. He is a writer for Haunter’s Digest as well as running haunt actor training for Unknown Scare-Actor, LLC.

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!