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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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Seminars Updates


Starting tomorrow and throughout the remaining weeks till the convention, we will post Speaker Profiles and Seminar details. Stay tuned…


Remember it is not too late to submit your application to speak. Just Click Here


HAuNTcon 2012 to offer Hands-On Workshops!

HAuNTcon is proud to announce a new set of classes at this year’s event. In the past, HAuNTcon has offered sessions called “Make-n-Takes,” where attendees pay a materials fee and are instructed how to turn those materials into a haunted prop of some kind. Our new “Hands-On Workshops” teach attendees a technique that they can then use on larger projects when they get back to their haunts.

The classes have always sold out, but we have decided that while “Make-n-Take” is a cute name, it does not accurately represent the technique-teaching aspect of the sessions. With that in mind, we have changed the name of this educational thread to “Hands-On Workshops.” We are also moving the location of these sessions to a designated area on the show floor to provide attendees a chance to view the classes in session, and to give our exhibiting companies a chance to teach some of the classes. Attendees will still get to take their creations home with them, but the classes will be more advanced and may take a longer time frame to complete. As before, there will be a fee for each workshop to cover materials, and seating is limited.

Each year that Haunters attend HAuNTcon, they get better and better at what they do, and have asked for more and more advanced classes. The goal of this change is to raise the bar on the old “Make-n-Take” sessions and transform them from the home haunt level to a professional haunt technique learning session.

Stay tuned as we roll out the 2012 HAuNTcon “Hands-On Workshop” schedule. We look forward to seeing you in several of these advanced classes.

If you would like to offer a Hands-On Workshop, please contact the session coordinators Jeff & Chris Davis: hosts@davisgraveyard.com

Open Call for Speakers! Share your Knowledge!

As we finalize the details for this year’s HAuNTcon, I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, experience, and your expertise with our attendees!

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 make-up 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!

It is said that 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!

Leonard Pickel
Event Coordinator

Call for Speakers!

EACH OF US has something important to share, whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to our industry, fresh, bold, new ideas are what HAuNTcon is all about, and we invite YOU to become a speaker for HAuNTcon 2011 in Louisville, KY April 27 – May 2.

Do a make-up demo, a show and tell for a great prop you built, tell us what you have learned about haunt marketing, offer a make-n-take, show us how you use social media, share your best room designs, tech us how you train your actors, share how you got your 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, better, we ask you to share you knowledge with your peers at HAuNTcon!

It is said that public speaking is the most common phobia, but when you know the subject matter, really know what you are trying to say; presenting at HAuNTcon is exhilarating and a lot of fun!

So what are you afraid of? CLICK HERE to fill the speaker form! You will be glad you did and so will fellow HAuNTcon attendees!

Keynote’s For HauNTcon 2010 Posted

We are honored and THRILLED to announce the topics for our Keynote sessions at HAuNTcon 2010!

On Friday, April 30, at 5:00pm – T.J. Mannarino, Director of Art & Design at Universal Orlando Resort will present an overview of Halloween Horror Nights.

Saturday, May 1, at 5:00pm, Robbi Lepre and Scott Swenson,
Entertainment Directors at Busch Gardens Tampa Howl-O-Scream will present Monsters for the Masses: How Theme Parks Scare Thousands.

Go to Keynote Sessions at http://hauntcon.com for more details!

Both of these parks are offering tours during the weekend convention. Go to Haunt Tours at http://hauntcon.com for more details!

Evil Twin FX Hands On Sock Mask Making Workshop

Join Brian & Nick Wolfe of Evil Twin FX for this full day hands on, make-n-take workshop. Cameras and notepads are a must as students will learn to make custom character masks from foam latex appliances. The class will choose a character, put the mask together and then paint and finish it. Hand painting, airbrushing and proper appliance application will all be covered in this six hour monster fest.

Creatures, zombies and demons oh my! The best part is taking your class project home with you. Plus, the skills you learn can be used to make all the sock masks you want when you get home. This workshop is suitable for all skill levels from beginner to advance. So come as you are and let your creativity and skills develop through the instruction from two of the finest special FX teachers in the industry.

Monday, May 3rd, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Final Seminars and Education Schedule

The Seminar Sessions for HAuNTcon and the Schedule At A Glance schedule are now final. You can now set your intenrary for what topics each of your group will attend. DOn’t forget to schedule time for the tradshow floor between seminars!

We will see you next week in Orlando!

Make-N-Takes are filling up!

Don’t wait to secure your seat at one of the most popular segments of HAuNTcon 2010; the Make-N-Takes!

There are 11 different Make-N-Take sessions this year teaching techniques from making a corpse to making a laser tunnel. Learn hands-on how to create a great prop and take it home with you when you are done!

These classes sell out every year, so CLICK HERE to ensure your place at all of these exciting sessions!

Make N Take Schedule

The 2010 Make N Take schedule is now posted. Click Here

The rest of the education should be up this week. Tours on the other hand have been a NIGHTMARE. Dealing with the red tape of the amusement parks has been slow going. The SECOND I get final pricing, It will be announced everywhere. Sorry for the delay!

OPEN CALL FOR SPEAKERS!

As we finalize the details for HAuNTcon 2010, I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, experience and expertise with our attendees!

EACH OF US has something to important to share, whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to our industry–fresh, bold, new ideas are what HAuNTcon is all about!

Do a make-up demo, show and tell for a great prop you built, tell us what you have learned about haunt marketing, offer a make-n-take, show us how you use social media, share your best room designs, tech us how you train your actors, how did you get funding, help us write a business plans – whatever your expertise, whatever you have learned from your experience inside or outside haunting that will help others do what they do cheaper, faster, better, we ask you to tell us about it!

It is said that public speaking is peoples’ 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!

Leonard Pickel
Event Coordinator

Contact

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

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 
877-347-EXPO
hauntconsales@gmail.com

Webmaster/Designer: 
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!