Haunt Con was in full blast this weekend in Central Florida this weekend. While we didn’t hear a whole lot about the whole convention itself, we did get to see a lot of pics and hear a lot of rumors from the two major tours that happened at the homes for two of the largest theme park haunts in the country. While Universal Orlando merely had a Q&A, in contrast to BGT having a full blown mini event the rumors from both went swirling around.
For those who love Halloween, this time of year is dreadful. Sure while the rest of the world is enjoying the start of Baseball season, or bathing suit season or (for most) theme park season, the Halloween lovers are lamenting for the time when the air turns crisp, the pumpkins come out and the screams begin. They long for Haunt Season. Busch Gardens Tampa, home of the annual scream fest known as Howl O Scream gave a little taste this past weekend to those attending Haunt Con.
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Now that we have caught up with some sleep, I wanted to thank the exhibitors, speakers and attendees that made HAuNTcon 2010 a smashing success!
I will post links to photos as soon as I can get them on the web somewhere. Please besure to share YOUR HAuNTcon pics on our FaceBook Fan Page and friend Haunted Convention to recieve updates as the year progresses!
We are already working on making HAuNTcon 2011 even better! So stay tuned for details.
ARRG and Abasst! Ye’ scurvey dogs missed the boat on the HAuNTcon discount Pirate Adventure! But ye scallywags can still get tickets for this exciting night of merry making through the Pirate Dinner Aventure web site!
Be ye’ there or be ye’ square!! Or my name aint Pickel Beard the Pirate!”
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
The Thursday Night Universal Studios tour and The Friday Night Busch Gardens tour are sold out! There are no more tickets available.
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!
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
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!