HAuNTcon Heads To Houston and the Halloween & Party Expo for 2014
For Immediate Release: August 9, 2013
The 2014 Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) will be held in Houston, January 25-28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in conjunction with the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo.
“The Halloween & Party Expo is the international event for Halloween, Costume and Party vendors,” explains Leonard Pickel, HAuNTcon coordinator and Haunt industry vetern. “It was a natural move to co-locate our conference and tradeshow to Houston so we could offer our attendees the opportunity to see new products and services featured only at this massive Expo.”
“The Halloween & Party Expo is pleased that HAuNTcon chose to join us in Houston over the dates of the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo,” said Jonathan Erwin with the Halloween & Party Expo. “Being in the same location will allow or respective attendees to take advantage of both events.”
The two shows will take place concurrently, but in separated areas within the George R. Brown Convention Center and HAuNTcon attendees are invited to check out the Halloween & Party Expo as well as its educational sessions, tradeshow, special areas, and popular events such as the Halloween Costume Style Show.
“Each event offers a unique perspective on Halloween and being in the same center will enable us to maintain the integrity and character of each of our respective events, while enhancing the overall experience of our attendees,” added Erwin.
Halloween & Party Expo attendees interested in participating in HAuNTcon activities will have a variety of options to choose from over the multiple-day conference that includes off season tours of local haunted houses, haunted garage sale, and networking socials that include the annual Costume Ball, as well as the tradeshow floor. Topics in HAuNTcon’s unequaled education program span the spectrum from Haunted House Marketing and Business Plans, through Cheap Scares and Haunted House Design, Actor Training and Character Development, Prop building and Set Design.
“We are really excited about the new opportunities that will be available to both event’s attendees,” said Erwin. “Bringing our industries, our buyers and our sellers together in one great location is a fantastic step for everyone and we look forward to being in Houston together.”
Specially priced combo booth packages are available for vendors interested in exhibiting at both the Halloween & Party Expo and HAuNTcon. Registration setup for the HAuNTcon tradeshow and its educational sessions are in process. Stay tuned to www.hauntcon.com for details, and check out the Halloween & Party Expo at www.halloweenpartyexpo.com.