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HAuNTcon 2015

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February 6-10, 2015
Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel & Convention Center
103 France St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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April, 2013

HAuNTcon Presenter – Bobbie Weiner, Bloody Mary Make-up

Bobbie Weiner, internationally known makeup artist, is the owner and President of Bobbie Weiner Enterprises LLC, a product development company she started over 15 years ago in a garage in San Diego, CA. after finishing the Special Effects makeup for the dead, frozen, floating actors in James Cameron’s blockbuster film, “Titanic.” The United States Department of Defense recognizes Bobbie as their #1 supplier of Camouflage Face Paint for our soldiers. Bobbie has received gold medals and honors for her camouflage face paint for the men and women that protect our country. Bobbie has been written up in dozens of national and international magazines and newspapers and writes articles for numerous magazines. Go to for more information.

Workshop 10 – Saturday, April 27 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Make Up to Die For Workshop – class is limited to 30 people

For more information on the Hands On Workshops – click here.

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HAuNTcon Presenters – Chris & Jeff Davis, Davis Graveyard

Jeff and Chris Davis, and their talented crew, are the creators of The Davis Graveyard, a popular yard haunt in the Portland, Oregon area, which has been in operation for over 10 years. As the nation’s largest and most detailed cemetery themed yard haunt, the display has won several awards. It has been featured in magazines, as well as showcased in’s “Haunts Across America” series. The Davis Graveyard coordinates the Haunters Video Awards and DVD Set, now in its 12th year, a compilation of home haunter videos from all over the world that are judged and given awards. The Davis Graveyard has presented seminars and teaches local workshops, sharing their prop building techniques at summer workshops in Portland, Oregon. Recently, The Davis Graveyard was tapped to help with ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” of Nightmare Factory in Salem, Oregon, where they created hundreds of cinderblock walls and aged brick hallways and rooms, all out of foam. Go to for more information.

Workshop 1 – Friday, April 26 from 9:30 – 10:30 am
Casting 101: Rigid Expanding Foam – class is limited to 12
Workshop 2 – Friday, April 26 from 11:00 – 12:00 am
Realistic Tombstone Workshop Part 1 – class is limited to 15
Workshop 4 – Friday, April 26 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Realistic Tombstone Workshop Part 2 – class is limited to 15
Workshop 9 – Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Build a Flying Crank Skeleton Workshop – class is limited to 12
Workshop 13 – Sunday, April 28 from 10:30 – 11:30 am
Create A Bust Statue Workshop – class is limited to limited to 12

For more information on the Hands On Workshops – click here.

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HAuNTcon Presenter – Allen Hopps

Allen has acted designed built decorated and costumed haunted attractions for over 25 years -10 of those were year-round haunt work in Orlando Florida at Terror on Church St. and Skull Kingdom. Allen has worked for small haunts as well as larger haunts like Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights Orlando and Spookyworld in Massachusetts. Becoming known for innovative costumes, stilt costumes, mask making, and his work with actors, Allen has recently taken the position of Resident artist at Haunt 2013 in Dallas, TX. He produces actor training DVDs and a YouTube channel to help haunters in a spirit of sharing.

Allen will be offering several classes at HAuNTcon 2013 including this 3 part Mask Making Workshop

Workshop 3 – Friday, April 26 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Making a Custom Latex Mask Part 1: Creature Sculpting – class is limited to 15
Workshop 6 – Saturday, April 27 from 8:30 – 10:30 am
Making a Custom Latex Mask Part 2: Molding and Pouring – class is limited to 15
Workshop 14 – Sunday, April 28 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Making a Custom Latex Mask Part 3: Finishing and Painting – class is limited to 15

For more information on the Hands On Workshops – click here.

To purchase a seat for this Hands on here

Vendor Spotlight: When Hinges Creak

We’re glad to welcome When Hinges Creak to the HAuNTcon 2013 line up! When Hinges Creak is your haunted hardware store. They provide you with incredibly detailed cast copies of hard to find hardware and finishing pieces for your haunted attraction. They are sure to give your sets that finishing touch you were looking for! Stop by their booth and check out all of their great pieces at the convention.

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Vendor Spotlight: Hot Wire Foam Factory

What’s hot hot hot for the Haunt industry… HOT Wire Foam Factory! If you can imagine it, you can make it with the Hot Wire Foam Factory family of tools. Come and see them at HAuNTcon 2013 in Dallas/Ft. Worth later this month!

For more information, click here!

HAuNTcon Spotlight: Zombie Manor Sunday, April 28th 2013

ZOMBIE MANOR will transport you into the world of the original Walking Dead! Our interactive performers will keep you on edge and searching for salvation! Step through this once proud, historic mansion that has become infected with the living dead. There is no escaping what awaits you in ZOMBIE MANOR, Dallas-Fort Worth’s MOST TERRIFYING and INTENSE Haunted House experience.


Visit ZOMBIE MANOR on Sunday April 28, 2013 to wrap up the HAuNTcon Spotlight Tours and receive a FREE SWAG ITEM!

Vendor Spotlight: Evil Fire Lizard – Graftobian & Wolfe FX

Joining us again for HAuNTcon is Evil Fire Lizard. They will be representing both Graftobian and Wolfe FX Halloween/Horror make-up, prosthetics and props. Need we say more?! You know these companies and the awesome quality products they provide, so be sure to stop by and see them later this month and see what’s new!

For more information, click here!

Vendor Spotlight:

Please give a warm welcome to They will be exhibiting at HAuNTcon 2013! offers you the finest Hollywood quality Halloween masks, props, FX make up and more! Make sure you stop by their booth and check out their products. For more information, click here!

Vendor Spotlight: Store of Doom

We are pleased to share with you that Store of Doom will be exhibiting at HAuNTcon 2013! Masks, Weapons, DOOM! Make sure you stop by to see Store of Doom’s original line of masks and foam weaponry, great for any haunt actor.

For more information on their products, click here!

Over 50 Hours of Haunter Education at HAuNTcon 2013

HAuNTcon 2013 is only weeks away and we are proud to announce that this year’s Haunter Education is the most extensive in HAuNTcon history. Over 50 hours of Business Seminars, Creative Sessions, Tech and Demonstrations, and Hands-On Workshops. All classes are included with the price of admission to the conference. Seating is limited for Workshops and Material Fees are required.

HAuNTcon Seminars


Event Coordinator: 
Leonard Pickel

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 

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!