Ernest N Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, LA,
January 12 - 15, 2018


HAuNTcon 2018 Tours

The events HAuNTcon is known for will be the talk of the Show again this year! Meet up with haunter friends old and new, get scared, get inspired, and leave New Orleans with fresh, new ideas to implement into your own haunt next season.





Pre-Show Inspiration Tour

On Thursday, January 11, 2018, get ready for The Inspiration Tour – Buses depart the Staybridge Suites Hotel at 8:00 AM

Among the inspirational venues confirmed:

The Inspiration Tour will end at Bourbon Street for Pub Crawl.


Mardi Gras World offers a behind the scenes look at New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions. Take the tour to see the year-long float building process.

Museum of Death is sure to be a shock to the system. Get ready for their body bag, coffin and skull collection; Theatre of Death; antique mortician apparatuses; Manson Family photos; crime and morgue scene photos; artwork and letters from infamous serial killers; graphic car accident photos; cannabalism – and much more!

RISE Haunted House will be a lights-on tour on Thursday – but you’ll be coming back for the full haunted effect Saturday night! For more information on RISE, see below. Lunch will be available for purchase at the Rise.

Demented Design Studio specializes in all types of props, products and production. What started as a hobby for them has now become a passion and they look forward to sharing their talents with you. Some of their previous work has been featured on television, in theme parks as well as decorating Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans.


Take a load off and partake in the festivities at the 2018 Costume Ball!


A not-to-be-missed tour is RISE Haunted House – one of Louisiana’s scariest Dark Attractions features an abandoned bed & breakfast and secret research lab. 2017 attractions include mindless zombies thirsty for blood…awakened souls seeking revenge…evil infested bodies hungry for human flesh… No one is safe from the ravaging hordes of un-dead unleashed from their slumber…Prepare for an unforgettable Haunted House experience. Buses depart Staybridge Hotel at 6:45 PM and will return at approximately 11:00 PM.


More tours are being added each week – check back regularly for an updated schedule!

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