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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
800-676-4847
Discounted Room Rate $99 Please call the hotel directly to get a room and tell them the discount code hcb4c

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January, 2014

Meet Ed and Marsha Edmunds of Travel Channel’s Making Monsters TV Show at HAuNTcon

Stars of Travel Channel’s “Making Monsters” Ed and Marsha Edmunds will have a special treat for attendees at 3:30 pm on Monday, January 27! – A special inside look of their hit tv show Making Monsters will take place followed by a Q & A session. The duo will present a behind-the-scenes look inside Distortions Unlimited’s fascinating world of animatronic and monster making! The stars will also tell the audience their story about how they became television stars. The session is FREE to all HAuNTcon attendees!

Making Monsters is a reality TV show about the Greeley, Colorado company: Distortions Unlimited, creators of some of the scariest props and animatronics the haunt industry has ever seen. Click here for more information on “Making Monsters”

Distortions Unlimited will also have a booth open to all attendees on the tradeshow floor. Here they will be debuting and selling their newest creations of their 2014 lineup! Stop by, say hello, and get an autograph or a photo with them while you’re at the show!

Spotlight – Tuesday All Day Class – Quintessential Boiler Room: Set Construction & Detailing Workshop

Advanced All-day Workshop 4 (Fee Required)
Tuesday 9:00am-4pm
Room: 320 A
Ouintessential Boiler Room: Set Construction and Detailing Workshop
by Shayne Torrans, Brutal Rust www.brutalrust.com

Alli Nauert in the boiler room
When people talk about the best haunted houses in the country, Netherworld in Atlanta, GA, 13th Gate in Baton Rouge and House of Shock in New Orleans, LA, always come up in the discussion, but why? They all have great costuming, actors and make up, but what really makes these events the most talked about haunts in the industry is that each of these events attractions have amazingly realistic sets and high detail, distressed and dilapidated walls, movie quality sets and set dressing. Many haunters think that set dressing and high detail is expensive, but in this all day advanced workshop, Shayne Torrans and the  team from Haunt Force and Brutal Rust will show you how to create an amazing highly detailed movie quality set on a budget.

Starting from scratch, attendees will help build the walls, and create sets of a rusted pipe filled boiler room. This session will cover set wall construction, base and faux painting, distressing and set dressing, all using low cost, light weight wood, foam, plastic and sheetrock. Once learned, the techniques demonstrated in this hands on workshop can be used in a variety of ways thought your entire attraction to take your  haunted house to the next level of realism and detail. At the end of the day, the boiler room set will be auctioned off to the attendees. Do not miss this in depth scenic set building class that will show you how to take your haunt to the next level in realism and detail.

Material Fee: $100
Class Size Limited to: 30
Reserve Class Now
Speaker Bio
Haunt Force is the brain child of Shayne Torrans creator of Brutal Rust, Kingwood Asylum and Hallowed Grounds. Part Engineer and part madman, Shayne Torrans is the problem solver and prop builder for Haunt Force. Charged with constructing and simplifying everyone’s off the wall ideas, Shayne has created one masterpiece after the next. This is chiefly due to Shayne’s ability to deconstruct problems and come up with solutions that not only solve the problem but also are more cost effective and efficient than what the industry expects.Shayne Torrans is a certified train the trainer in more than 40 industrial subjects with over 22 years of experience. It’s with his vast knowledge as a teacher that will allow you to learn with ease. So easy a child can do it. www.brutalrust.com

HAuNTcon 2014 Workshops SELLING OUT!

The HAuNTcon 2014 Workhops are selling faster than ever roy-wooley-face-offbefore! SOLD OUT! Workshop 11 – Roy Wooley’s Foam Weapon Workshop, and several others only have a few spots left! If you are planning to attend one of these Workshops, don’t hesitate! Register NOW!

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2014 Sponsor Spotlight-Wristband Resources

Wristband Resources offers “one time use” wristbands, which are ideal for the admission, security and promotional needs of events of all sizes. These wristbands are completely customizable!  Visit them on the web at www.wristband.com for more information.

HAuNTcon is proud to announce Wristband Resources as the Official Sponsor of the wristbands used by HAuNTcon 2014!

Be sure to register for HAuNTcon today! Click here to register!

Brian Wolfe Life Celebration & Auction – Midnight, Jan. 24th at HAuNTcon Houston

Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Bayou Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, downtown Houston.

Join the HAuNTcon family and Haunted Attraction Industry for a celebration of the life for world-renowned face and body painter and master make-up artist Brian David Wolfe. A huge supporter of HAuNTcon from its conception, Brian passed away last October after a brave and valiant battle with cancer, leaving behind his wife Dara, daughter Trinity, and twin brother and business partner Nick Wolfe. Not to mention a million devoted fans whose lives were touched by this amazing talent through his award winning and all too short life.

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This midnight event offers haunters an opportunity say farewell and toast our fallen brother and treasured contributor to the Haunt business. While we are heartsick at Brian’s passing, he would not want us to grieve. Instead, we will show our support to the Wolfe family with a special Midnight celebration. Brian’s full but all too short life will be memorialized in pictures, celebratory beverages and a live auction featuring high quality props, special effects systems and more donated in support by major players in the Haunted Attraction industry.

Proceeds from sponsorships, cash donations and auction items will go towards the Brian Wolfe Memorial Fund. If you cannot make this celebration and would like to support Brian’s family, donations can be made by Paypal to Brian@eviltwinfx.com or gofundme.com/brianwolfe. If you want to donate a product to be auctioned off, email hauntcon@gmail.com.

This event is Sponsored by Evil Fire Lizard and HAuNTcon

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2014 Vendor/Sponsor Spotlight-Froggy’s Fog

Froggy’s Fog is the premier manufacturer of Fog, Haze, Snow, Foam Fluids and Fluid Scent Additives.  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! Click here to register!

HAuNTcon 2014 presents “How to WIN at Face Off”

Join two time Face Off contestants RJ Haddy, and Roy Wooley for a panel discussion on what it is like to compete on the SyFy hit reality show, Face Off. Find out how to become a contestant, what it is like to be on Face Off and what it takes to WIN!

Many of the contestants on Face Off started as makeup artists in the Haunted attraction industry and that trend will continue. RJ Haddy of Rad FX Co. competed on season 2 and season 5, making the finals in season 2. Roy Wooley of Roy Wooley FX competed on season 3 and season 5, making the finals in season 5. This panel is an opportunity for HAuNTcon 2014 attendees to get an inside look at what it takes to not only be competitive on Face Off but tips and tricks on how to win the show. If you have ever dreamed of being on Face Off, this is a not to be missed chance to get a leg up on the competition.

How to WIN at Face Off
Saturday Jan. 25th, 3:00 – 4:00 pm

Past Face Off contestants RJ Haddy, Roy Wooley, Laney Chantal, Tom Devlin, Heather Henry, and Eric Zapata will also be offering makeup demos, workshops, and signing autographs in their booths at HAuNTcon 2014. Stop by and say hello.

Hotel Selling Out in Houston for HAuNTcon 2014, Jan. 25-28!

The “Haunter” Hotel for HauNTcon 2014, the Crown Plaza Houston Downtown,  is almost sold out. There are only 25 Rooms Left at the HAuNTcon Hotel in Houston! If you have not made your room reservations, do so soon.  HAuNTcon Discount price is $119 a night, $10 a night for parking with HAuNTcon discount.

To book your room, CLICK HERE then fill out the request form, or contact the rooming service at (866)766-0910 or by email at halloweenpartyexpohousing@expovision.com

Only Three Weeks To HAuNTcon 2014! www.hauntcon.com

Contact

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

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 
Jennifer Allen
hauntconsales@gmail.com

Webmaster/Designer: 
Chad Savage / Sinister Visions

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About HAuNTcon

An acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, HAuNTcon is a celebration of people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween. It is three days and nights jam-packed full of Networking, Tours of area Haunted Attractions, educational seminars, make-n-takes teaching the latest is Haunting techniques and a tradeshow exhibiting the latest in Haunting props and equipment.

Started in April of 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina, HAuNTcon moved to Dallas, Texas in 2005, Denver, Colorado in 2006, Dearborn, Michigan in 2007, Houston Texas in 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009 and Orlando Florida in 2010 and is scheduled to be in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2012, Dallas, Texas in 2013, Houston, Texas in 2014 and Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2015.

Offerings include an over-night pre-show bus tour of state wide Haunted attractions, tours of local Haunted attractions, tradeshow floor, costume ball, haunted garage sale, hearse rally and Haunter education including workshops, make-up and product demonstrations, and prop how-to make-n-takes.

HAuNTcon is open to the general public and all ages are welcome to attend. If you operate a Haunted House or would like to, If you act at a Halloween Event or would like to, if you Haunt your Home, or if you are just a fan of Haunted Houses and Halloween, then HAuNTcon is a "not to be missed" weekend of Haunting fellowship, Haunt tours and just plain fun!

An entry fee is required for each activity.