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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 HAA27A

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HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Haunts FX

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Haunts Fx specializes in design and fabrication of highly detailed foam latex appliances, props, costumes, animatronics and applied makeup services. Each item is fabricated to be safe and withstand the rigors of use in the Haunted Attraction Industry. With Haunts Fx custom design and fabrication service they will begin “making your nightmares reality” CLICK HERE to view some customer-submitted photos that feature Haunts Fx products!

HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Hot Wire Foam Factory

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Since 1991, Hot Wire Foam Factory’s professional quality foam cutting tools make cutting EPS foam (polystyrene foam and Styrofoam) fast, fun and easy. You can quickly cut down blocks of foam with Hot Wire Foam Factory’s 2-4 foot adjustable hot wire Bow Cutter and they offer two versatile Foam Cutting Tables. Hot Wire Foam Factory offers both spray on and brush on foam glues versatile foam coatings. CLICK HERE to view some Halloween-themed masterpieces created with Hot Wire Foam Factory tools!

Open Call for HAuNTcon 2015 Speakers!

As we finalize the details for this year’s HAuNTcon, I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, your experience and your expertise with our attendees! CLICK HERE to become a speaker at HAuNTcon 2015!

EACH OF US has something important to share. Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to our industry, sharing fresh, bold, new ideas is what HAuNTcon is all about! Do a makeup demo, a show-and-tell for a great prop you built, tell us what you have learned about haunt marketing, offer a hands-on workshop, show us how you use social media, share your best room designs, teach us how you train your actors, tell us how you found funding, help us write a business plan – whatever your expertise, whatever you have learned from your experience inside or outside haunting that will help others do what they do cheaper, faster or better, we ask you to tell us about it!

Public speaking can be people’s greatest fear, but I find that when I know the subject matter, really know what I am trying to say…that presenting a seminar is exhilarating! So what are you afraid of? CLICK HERE to fill the speaker form! You will be glad you did and so will our attendees!

HAuNTcon 2015 Announces the 2015 Spotlight Tours

Sponsored by Gantom, HAuNTcon, the convention designed by haunters for haunters will be in Baton Rouge, LA February 6-10th, 2015 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel. Over 50 hours of education 8 haunted house tours, exhibitors and much more all crammed into three amazing days. Tradeshow and ALL education is included in the $95 admission price. http://www.hauntcon.com
The HAuNTcon 2015 Spotlight Haunt Tours include October style tours the RISE Haunted House and The Mortuary Haunted Basement on Saturday night. The infamous HAuNtcon Costume Ball is on Sunday night this year and the Monday Night wrap up tour is on the Mortuary Haunted House. Go to www.HAuNTcon.com for details or to purchase tickets. Get a jumpstart on your haunted season at HAuNTcon 2015! It is THE best investment you can make in your Haunted endeavors!

Garage of Evil Partners with HAuNTcon for the 2015 Conference – Feb. 6-10

HAuNTcon is proud to announce a partnership with Garage of Evil. Not only will Steve O’Connor will be offering seminars, hands-on workshops himself but also helping develop the HAuNTcon educational program.

HAuNTcon 2015, the convention designed by haunters, for haunters of all levels,  will be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana – February 6-10 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center. The haunter’s conference includes haunted house tours, tradeshow, costume ball, haunted garage sale and networking with like minded  haunt owners and Halloween enthusiasts from around the world!

 Join haunters and Garage of Evil minions for HAuNTcon 2015. Tickets are available HERE  For more details go to www.hauntcon.com or call 972-951-5100.

It’s BATON ROUGE, LA  for HAuNTcon 2015

The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, sponsored by Gantom, is proud to announce that HAuNTcon 2015  will be held in Baton Rouge, LA at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel and Conference Center February 6-10. HAuNTcon has a group discount at the hotel and they provide free shuttle service to and from the Baton Rouge Airport to the Hotel.

Designed for haunter’s by haunters, the 2015 conference starts early Friday morning with an all day “Inspiration” Pre Show Bus Tour of everything spooky and interesting to see in Southern Louisiana. Saturday morning begins with haunter education and hands-on workshops sponsored by Garage of Evil. In between classes be sure to check out the HAuNTcon Tradeshow, filled with product and service providers, special effects and prop companies, costume and make up manufacturers. Saturday night concludes with a tour of Rise Haunted House

Education, Workshops and Tradeshow continue on Sunday and Sunday night ends with the infamous HAuNTcon Costume Ball, sponsored by Froggy’s Fog.. Monday morning brings a full day of in depth workshops and education and concludes with a haunt tour and Haunter’s Party at The Mortuary Monday night.

But the fun is still not over. Tuesday is filled with all day hands-on workshops designed for the serious haunter looking to take their event to the next level. Attendees can take advantage of the nightly networking in the HAuNTcon Hospitality Suite and impromptu meeting of haunters and vendors all over the hotel. There is even a Casino attached to the hotel to keep spouses entertained.

We are still finalizing things so you will not be able to get a room or buy tickets just yet, but you will very soon. Stay tuned.

This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest to date and we look forward to seeing you February 6-10 in Baton Rouge for the haunter’s convention, HAuNTcon 2015!

Get a FREE three month subscription to Nuts and Volts Magazine!

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Nuts & Volts Magazine and HAuNTcon

  • Who: Nuts & Volts Magazine in conjunction with HAuNTcon®
  • What: 3 FREE digital issues of Nuts & Volts including the Halloween Special Edition
  • When: From now till this July 30th! (So, act fast!)
  • Where: On your computer, iOS, or Android device

 

Nuts & Volts Magazine has been supporting electronics hobbyists with regular columns on theory, circuit design, project kits, and technology updates for over 35 years. In years past around Halloween we’ve done some specially-themed projects such as:

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The Dungeon KeeperThe Prop DropperTalking Skull KitPeanut Butter Monster Detector

With overwhelmingly positive reader feedback, we have decided to dedicate the whole Halloween issue to the Haunted Attraction Industry and Haunters of all sizes!

This packed Halloween-themed issue is loaded with new and exciting uses of electronics for props and animations that you can apply to your own projects. Today’s cutting edge haunted attractions use various technologies for special effects. Electronics such as LED lighting, motion sensors, solenoid valves, microcontrollers, DMX control systems, MP3 players, sound systems, and more are all “in the Haunter’s tool bag” of tricks and this Halloween Special Edition explores using electronics to enhance your haunt’s experience and to create amazing special effects for your attendees!

From simple circuits like glowing LED eyes or sound-activated “thunder and lightning” systems, to complicated microcontroller-managed programmable sequencers for servos, this Special Edition of the magazine is a real mix of useful, interesting, and inspiring projects. Just some of the article topics scheduled to appear are:

  • The Evolution of Projectors — Haunting With Light
  • Build the Peek-A-Boo Servo Operated Desktop Ghost
  • Create Your Own Monster Book
  • Haunting 101 — 13 Scary Projects for Your Haunted House
  • Secrets of the Monster in a Box
  • PICAXE Haunt Control Systems

These topics are useful to every level of haunter, from yard haunts DYI to pro Haunters. Each article will inspire you with detailed descriptions of complex animatronics, simple prop mechanisms, and haunt control systems. Some of the editorial will showcase complete project kits that can be purchased through our webstore or directly from our advertisers.

So… what’s the catch?
There is none. You get three digital issues for free — no strings attached. HAuNTcon and Nuts & Volts Magazine are offering you this FREE three-month trial of our magazine because we know that once you sample this great publication, you will want to subscribe. If you have an electronics project that you think would make a great article in Nuts & Volts Magazine, send it to Vern Graner at vern@nutsvolts.com. We would love to include you in a future issue.

So, if it turns out you like the magazine, subscribe and continue to receive Nuts & Volts monthly, where we’ll deliver articles with projects, theory, applications, circuits, and technology to help you hone those electronics chops!

Not interested? Enjoy the three FREE issues with our compliments… all treats … no tricks!

Sound good? Here’s how to get your FREE digital issues!

Simply click this link: https://www.pubservice.com/subcnew.aspx?PC=NV&AN=&PK=Q57LP1

Fill out the form and we will start your subscription right away!

Thank you and Happy Haunting!

Vern Graner
V.P. of Operations
T & L Publications, Inc
Nuts & Volts magazine
SERVO Magazine
vern@nutsvolts.com

THANK YOU HOUSTON! HAuNTcon 2014 a SMASH HIT!

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Building on the success of last year’s event in Dallas Texas, HAuNTcon 2014 in Houston was even bigger, with more attendees, better education, bigger tours and larger Costume Ball than ever brfore. The question now is where will HAuNTcon 2015 be? Stay tuned as we work out the details for next years exciting event!

Thank you for making HAuNTcon 2014 a smash hit!

(We still have a few HAuNTcon 2014 t-Shists available, CLICK HERE to see if we have your size )

Distortions SELLS OUT at HAuNTcon 2014

See new 2014 props from Distortions + Behind-the-Scenes look at Making Monsters!

See new 2014 props from Distortions + Behind-the-Scenes look at Making Monsters!

As the dust settles on what was the most successful HAuNTcon ever, many of the event’s exhibiotrs are sharing success stories. Distortions Unlimited took a 20×20 booth at the front of the HAuNTcon 2014 tradeshow and had busy three days of selling props and animations on the floor as well as taking orders for both catalog pieces and custom props. “Overall it was a very successful tradeshow!” said the Making Monsters duo.

Costume Ball Prom Photos

The LARGEST Costum Ball in the History of the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference was held on January 25, 2014!

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.