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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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Hands On Workshops

DemonstrationsCreative SessionsBusiness Classes
Hands-On WorkshopsAdvanced All Day Workshops

Hands-on workshops are designed to teach a technique on a smaller project that attendees can learn and then take home with them. Back at their attraction, attendees can use these techniques on a grander scale to increase the effectiveness of their attractions. A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited.

Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take these classes.
CLICK HERE to register.

SOLD OUT Workshop 1 – Saturday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Sculpt, Mold, Pour, and Paint a Custom Mask (Part 1 of 3)
by Laney Chantal, Makeup By Laney and Eric Zapata, EZMUFX

Description – This hands-on workshop will cover many aspects of creating a character mask, including: using references, roughing out forms, sculpting tools, smoothing clay, adding texture and preservation. Attendees will receive a plaster mask armature, water based WED clay, sculpting tools and a storage tub, and will sculpt a half mask with instructor’s assistance. This skill set is simple to learn but lasts a lifetime, and will allow for the making of custom one-of-a-kind masks for an entire Haunt crew. This session offers valuable mask-making tips and tricks.

Material Fee: $175
Class Size Limited to: 15
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

www.makeupbylaney.com
www.ezmufx.com

Laney has been doing makeup since the age of 17, when she used to work in a family owned haunted attraction. Laney loves design and fabrication the most, and is accomplished in prosthetic application. Although, initially, she wanted to work in a morgue applying makeup, Laney attended the Cinema Makeup School, and upon graduation was hired at Magee FX, located in Sun Valley, CA, where she did seaming, casting and fabricating to create life-sized aliens, predators, werewolves and howlings and various film projects. Currently, Laney is a freelance makeup artist and spends much of her time on tour with Marilyn Manson. She describes her style as “cute and creepy,” and says she is “shy, strange and bubbly.”

Eric made it through the first eight rounds of Face Off’s fourth season and he doesn’t plan to go home until he’s won the season five title. He credits the lessons he learned on the show with giving him “what it takes now to really let go and allow myself to be more fearless and creative in the competition.” Still one of the youngest competitors on the cast, Eric has amassed an impressive resume as a makeup artist. Right out of school, he landed a job working with prolific makeup artist Robert Kurtzman; that led to Eric’s dream job on the comedy/horror feature John Dies at the End. Now that he’s back on Face Off, Eric is ready to challenge himself to achieve his goal of winning.

SOLD OUT Workshop 2 – Saturday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Gory Makeup Techniques
by Hannah Moon, Chamber of Terror http://lmoon.myweb.usf.edu/Hannah_Template/index.html

Description – Self-taught special effects makeup artist Hannah Moon shares her personal tips and tricks to make all of your gore and mutilation make up dreams a reality! Breaking everything down from the materials needed to different kinds of application techniques, Hannah will help your haunt stand out of the crowd with custom made one-of-a-kind creations.

Material Fee: $35
Class Size Limited to: 10
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Hannah Moon was born and raised in Tampa, FL. She is a self-taught special effects make-up artist that has had a passion for the horror industry since childhood. Commercial costumes were getting too cookie cutter, so she decided to create her own custom pieces. Outside of mutilating herself and others with special effects make-up, Hannah is a full time veterinary technician student at Saint Petersburg College and a part time veterinary assistant. Hannah Moon

SOLD OUT Workshop 3 – Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Innovative Prop Making : Packing Tape, Plastic Wrap & Scissors!
by Sherry Ramsey & Carolyn Matulich, Twisted Manor

Description – We will be building bodies and body parts with clear packing tape, plastic wrap, and a pair of scissors. The only hold back is your imagination when you see the possibilities of creating with this method. You can make something small such as a hand or something as large as a full body in this class. There will be examples of items that were made with the tape to give you an idea of how versatile this method is. Some items you can see through others you can’t. Come join us to see where you imagination takes you!

Material Fee: $10
Class Size Limited to: 12
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Sherry has alway’s loved Halloween and the challenge of building something for nothing or cheap. For 13 years has done a Halloween display in her Dallas home and for 8 years worked with a charity haunt. Since moving to Seagoville, Texas she has done a walk thru haunt for the last 3 years with changing themes each year. The 2014 theme is new as well. She is a teacher/organizer for the North Texas Make and Take group which is growing every month. Though she is currently a home haunter, she’s looking to change that status into “pro haunter” in the near future.
Carolyn Matulic has had a life-long love of all things horror and halloween. She has been a humble home haunter for many years starting with nothing more than a plastic cauldron full of candy, an animated skull and a porch light. She now has decorated a garage haunt and front yard cemetery that welcomes 200-300 patrons annually. She says, “lt is all about creating good memories for the kids.”

Workshop 4 – Saturday 3:30 – 5:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
How to Produce an Authentic Rusted Finish in Your Attraction
by Haunt Force, Brutal Rust www.brutalrust.com

Description – Great haunted attractions engage their patrons with attention to detail by using major components like rust to create that distressed look. This hands-on class will cover how to create a rusted finish on virtually everything relevant to the scenes in a typical attraction. Shayne will discuss and demonstrate how to bring an added level of authenticity to your production. Attendees will take home a decorative rusted cross that they can utilize anywhere.

Material Fee: $20
Class Size Limited to: 20
ONSITE REGISTRATION ONLY FOR WORKSHOP
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

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. www.brutalrust.com

Workshop 5 – Sunday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Sculpt, Mold, Pour, and Paint a Custom Mask (Part 2 of 3)
by Laney Chantal, Makeup By Laney and Eric Zapata, EZMUFX

Description – This hands-on workshop teaches attendees how to make a one piece plaster mold of a sculpted mask. Once the mold has hardened, attendees will be instructed on how to clean the mold, and will pour a latex cast of the sculpt. Topics covered include materials needed, mold techniques, cleaning procedures and pouring the latex mask. Attendees will receive chip brushes, Ultra Cal-30plaster, mixing bucket, burlap and casting latex. This skill set is invaluable and allows for the making of custom one-of-a-kind masks for an entire haunt crew.

Material Fee: See Pricing on Part 1
Class Size Limited to: 0
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

www.makeupbylaney.com
www.ezmufx.com

Workshop 6 – Sunday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Sculpting Basics Demo with RJ Haddy
by RJ Haddy, Rad FX Co. www.radfxco.com

Description – Rj Haddy from the hit TV show FaceOff will take attendees through the various sculpting mediums that FX artists use, oil base clay, water based clay, polymer clays, and a general overview of how they are all utilized to created monsters and appliance character make-ups. He will create a custom sculpt while attendees take notes and ask questions about his techniques.

Material Fee: $50
Class Size Limited to: 20
ONSITE REGISTRATION ONLY FOR WORKSHOP
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

RJ Haddy was a contestant (placed first runner up) on season two and voted fan favorite on SyFy’s FaceOff. He then returned as veteran contestant on season five. He is an accomplished professional effects artist whose work includes big budget Hollywood films such as Batman and Robin, There’s Something About Mary, Contact, and Sleepy Hollow. www.radfxco.com

SOLD OUT Workshop 7 – Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Realistic Tombstone Workshop Part 1
by Chris & Jeff Davis and the crew of Davis Graveyard, Davis Graveyard www.davisgraveyard.com

Description – In this 2 part, 2 hour hands-on session, attendees will make full-sized tombstones just like the ones in the Davis Graveyard. The first part will focus on shaping the stone, carving the epitaph and adding decorative accents. The second part will complete the tombstone, with faux stone painting techniques and detailed aging methods. Jeff, Chris and team will teach optional organic treatments for dressing the tombstone, and demonstrate a foolproof method for keeping the tombstone upright in almost any weather. $30 per person limit of 16.

Material Fee: $30
Class Size Limited to: 16
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Jeff and Chris Davis, and their talented crew, are the creators of The Davis Graveyard, a popular yard haunt in the Portland, Oregon area, which has been in operation for over 10 years. As the nation’s largest and most detailed cemetery themed yard haunt, the display has won several awards. It has been featured in magazines, as well as showcased in FearNet.com’s “Haunts Across America” series. The Davis Graveyard coordinates the Haunters Video Awards and DVD Set, now in its 12th year, a compilation of home haunter videos from all over the world that are judged and given awards. The Davis Graveyard has presented seminars and teaches local workshops, sharing their prop building techniques at summer workshops in Portland, Oregon. Recently, The Davis Graveyard was tapped to help with ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” of Nightmare Factory in Salem, Oregon, where they created hundreds of cinderblock walls and aged brick hallways and rooms, all out of foam. Go to www.davisgraveyard.com for more information. www.davisgraveyard.com

Workshop 8 – Sunday 4:00 – 5:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Realistic Tombstone Workshop Part 2
by Chris & Jeff Davis and the crew of Davis Graveyard, Davis Graveyard www.davisgraveyard.com

Description – In this 2 part, 2 hour hands-on session, attendees will make full-sized tombstones just like the ones in the Davis Graveyard. The first part will focus on shaping the stone, carving the epitaph and adding decorative accents. The second part will complete the tombstone, with faux stone painting techniques and detailed aging methods. Jeff, Chris and team will teach optional organic treatments for dressing the tombstone, and demonstrate a foolproof method for keeping the tombstone upright in almost any weather. $30 per person limit of 16.

Material Fee: See Pricing on Part 1
Class Size Limited to: 0
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Jeff and Chris Davis, and their talented crew, are the creators of The Davis Graveyard, a popular yard haunt in the Portland, Oregon area, which has been in operation for over 10 years. As the nation’s largest and most detailed cemetery themed yard haunt, the display has won several awards. It has been featured in magazines, as well as showcased in FearNet.com’s “Haunts Across America” series. The Davis Graveyard coordinates the Haunters Video Awards and DVD Set, now in its 12th year, a compilation of home haunter videos from all over the world that are judged and given awards. The Davis Graveyard has presented seminars and teaches local workshops, sharing their prop building techniques at summer workshops in Portland, Oregon. Recently, The Davis Graveyard was tapped to help with ABC’s “Extreme Home Makeover” of Nightmare Factory in Salem, Oregon, where they created hundreds of cinderblock walls and aged brick hallways and rooms, all out of foam. Go to www.davisgraveyard.com for more information. www.davisgraveyard.com

Workshop 9 – Monday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Sculpt, Mold, Pour, and Paint a Custom Mask (Part 3 of 3)
by Laney Chantal, Makeup By Laney and Eric Zapata, EZMUFX

Description – In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be instructed in the proper way to pull their mask from a mold, trim the mask and paint the mask. A variety of techniques and approaches will be shown, and attendees will paint their masks with provided materials. Strapping, adding details and more will be covered. At the end of this class, the product will be a finished, wearable mask. Attendees will receive brushes for painting, sponges for painting and strapping materials. The workshop is limited to 15 people. This skill set will stick for life, and will allow for the making of custom one-of-a-kind masks for an entire haunt crew.

Material Fee: See Pricing on Part 1
Class Size Limited to: 0
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

www.makeupbylaney.com
www.ezmufx.com

SOLD OUT Workshop 10 – Monday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Realistic Life-Like Prop Eyes On A Budget
by Michael Burnett, Halloween Horror Nights

Description – They say that the eyes are windows into the soul, and the hardest part of creating a realistic life-like looking prop, is realistic eyes. Glass eyes are great, you can stick them in a goofy looking prop or even a glob of sprayfoam and the whole prop takes on a creepy more eerie look. But, glass eyes are expensive, in this workshop, Michael Burnett will show you how to make realistic life like looking eyes yourself for a fraction of what you can buy glass eyes for. the class includes all materials and instructions to make two sets of life-like prop eyes.

Material Fee: $’$20
Class Size Limited to: 20
ONSITE REGISTRATION ONLY FOR WORKSHOP
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Two time Emmy nominated make-up artist Michael Burnett has been involved with the Haunt Industry for most of his life. His interest started when he would convert his parents’ garage into a haunted house where neighbors would line up down the street to experience the terror. His professional haunt career began in the 1980’s when he produced his own haunted attractions as well as creating props and effects for Knott’s Scary Farm, The Queen Mary, Universal Studios Hollywood and many haunts around the country. In addition to haunted attractions, Michael has worked on 100’s of films and television shows including working with academy award winning make-up artists Rick Baker, Greg Cannom and Michael Westmore.

Michael is currently the Make-up Designer for Universal Studios in Orlando Florida where he oversees the creation of hundreds of terrifying characters for the largest Halloween event in the country, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.

SOLD OUT Workshop 11 – Monday 1:30 – 3:00 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Roy Wooley’s Weapons That Won’t Kill Your Budget
by Roy Wooley, Roy Wooley FX www.roywooley.com

Description – Learn how to create foam prop weapons on a budget that won’t kill your patrons.

Material Fee: $’$70
Class Size Limited to: 12
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Special FX artist from Atlanta Georgia, Roy Wooley, has over 20 years of experience under his creative FX belt. His passion and talent for FX landed him as a strong fan favorite on SYFY’s season 3 of Face Off and in 2013, once again, on season 5 as a finalist. Roy has done FX makeup on various films, such as Halloween II, and Zombieland. When he is not working on feature films, he runs the makeup department for The Netherworld Haunted Attraction in Georgia. www.roywooley.com

SOLD OUT Workshop 12 – Monday 3:30 – 5:30 pm Room: Tradeshow Floor
Create A Corpse: Skeleton Corpsing Workshop
by Michael Burnett, Halloween Horror Nights

Description – Nothing is creepier than a skeleton… unless it is a corpse skeleton! We will show you how to take a full size plastic skeleton, liquid latex, some cobwebbing, and make it look like a rotted corpse. This class is fun and easy!

Material Fee: $’$80
Class Size Limited to: 12
Note: Attendance to the HAuNTcon Tradeshow Floor is required to take the class.
CLICK HERE to register.

Two time Emmy nominated make-up artist Michael Burnett has been involved with the Haunt Industry for most of his life. His interest started when he would convert his parents’ garage into a haunted house where neighbors would line up down the street to experience the terror. His professional haunt career began in the 1980’s when he produced his own haunted attractions as well as creating props and effects for Knott’s Scary Farm, The Queen Mary, Universal Studios Hollywood and many haunts around the country. In addition to haunted attractions, Michael has worked on 100’s of films and television shows including working with academy award winning make-up artists Rick Baker, Greg Cannom and Michael Westmore.

Michael is currently the Make-up Designer for Universal Studios in Orlando Florida where he oversees the creation of hundreds of terrifying characters for the largest Halloween event in the country, Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights.

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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!