Sheraton Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
January 28-February 1, 2016

HAuNTcon 2016 All Day Hot Wire Foam Factory Foam Carving Class

Learn how to make your own haunted props out of foam in this all day hands-on workshop. Victoria Lohman of Hot Wire Foam Factory will take attendees through the process of making 3D sculptures out of Styrofoam. Attendees can choose from one of three designs to sculpt during the class. Topics covered in this class include pattern transfer and assembly, sculpting and carving, sanding & shaping. Class fee includes instruction, materials, foam, and a box lunch. Plus, each attendee will receive a #K43 Pro Model 2-in-1 foam carving kit with Single Heat Power Station, a 3.4oz of Styrogoo foam glue and will be able to bring their finished sculpture home! For more information on the tools being used, visit Class fee is $175 and seating is limited, so reserve your seat today. BUY NOW!

All-day Workshop 4 – Monday, Feb. 1,  9:00 am-4:30 pm
3D Foam Sculpting Class with Hot Wire Foam Factory Tools
by Victoria Lohman of Hot Wire Foam Factory
$175 Materials Fee Required. Class Limited to 20 BUY NOW!


HAuNTcon 2016 All Day Advanced Airbrushing Monsters

screen_shot_2015-05-18_at_3.45.03_pmJoin Skin Wars fan favorite Kyle Vest, for this fun, full day hands-on airbrush workshop, designed for novices and experienced airbrush artists wanting to learn how to better their skills at air brushing monsters for your haunted attraction. Attendees will learn how to easily create aliens, creatures, ghouls, vampires, zombies, animalistic and Frankenstein creatures. Attendees will discover new techniques taking students to new levels, how to goFB_IMG_1452456843423 from color to color without having to use a cleaner in between.

If you want to take your airbrush ability to the next level and learn the tips and tricks to creating realistic monsters makeup or body painting, then don’t miss this session. Class fee includes instruction, materials,  paint, and a box lunch. Compressors and airbrushes for the class will be provided for attendee use.

Advanced All-day Workshop 2 (Fee Required) Monday Feb. 1 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Airbrushing Monsters for your Haunted Attraction
by Kyle Vest of Blast Effects
$250 Materials Fee Required. Class Limited to 20 BUY NOW!

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The Nightmare Zone to Sponsor HAuNTcon 2016

nmz_logo_12-19-12HAuNTcon 2016 in Birmingham, AL – Jan. 28- Feb. 1, is proud to announce that The Nightmare Zone magazine will be sponsoring the 2016 Costume Ball Prom Photos! Join haunters from around the world at THE social event of the 2016 haunting calendar, and get a FREE photo of you in costume on the cover of  The Nightmare Zone.

If you are like most of us in the haunted attraction industry, you may be in a great costume on Halloween night, but you are working rather than enjoying the holiday. SHnmz0315Enter the HAuNTcon Costume Ball, an off season once a year opportunity to get your Halloween fix at a rocking party. Join Haunt owners,  actors, makeup artists and Halloween fanatics from around the world for a ghoulishly fun night of networking and haunting fun.

Included in your ball ticket are hors d’oeuvres, party favors, prom photo, dancing and DJ to keep the party jumping. FREE beer sponsored by Froggys Fog, and a cash bar.

CLICK HERE to get you tickets to the HAuNTcon 2016 Costume Ball and join in the haunting fun!


HAuNTcon 2016 Hands on Workshop Schedule

RESIZED-HAUNTCON (30)HAuNTcon Hands-on workshops are designed to teach a technique, in a smaller project that attendees can then take home with them. Back at their attraction, attendees can use these techniques on a grander scale to increase the effectiveness, or quality of their sets, makeup or costuming.

A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited so sign up soon BUY HERE!

Note: Times, topics and speakers are subject to change.



Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
10:00 – 12:00 am Realistic Tombstones – Part 1
1:00 – 2:00 pm      Creepy Canning Workshop
2:30 – 4:00 pm      Lifelike Acrylic Eyes
4:30 – 6:00 pm     Realistic Tombstones – Part 2

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 am   Realistic Monster Teeth
10:30 – 11:30 am   Costume Distressing Class
12:00 – 1:00 pm    Transfer Prosthetics
1:30 – 3:00 pm      Bust Statue Workshop
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Custom Mask Class Part #1 – Sculpting
3:30 – 4:30 pm      Mini Skeleton Tomb – Part 1
5:00 – 6:30 pm      Skull Corpsification

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 am   Mini Skeleton Tomb – Part 2
9:30 – 11:00 am     Mask Class Part #2 – Molding
10:00 – 11:30 am   Silicone Wounds FX Workshop
12:30 – 1:30 pm     Foam Latex Prosthetics Workshop
2:00 – 3:30 pm      Demon Skeleton Skulls
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Mask Class Part #3 – Painting

HAuNTcon 2016 All-day Opening Your First Haunted Attraction Workshop, Feb. 1

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by Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs(R) Themed Attraction Design and Consulting
This comprehensive and detailed step by step “how-to” session features the “do’s and don’ts” on getting an attraction open, keeping it open and making enough money to survive for both a for-profit dark attraction and charity Halloween Event, but even a well-established event will learn from Leonard’s 35 years of professional design and consulting experience. $188 per attendee, includes materials instruction and insight into opening your first haunted attraction. Class Limited to 20 BUY NOW!


10150779402059453 2016 Advanced Special Effects Makeup Class!

12144733_10203506175494396_1323318305925971602_nAdvanced All-day Workshop 1 (Fee Required) Monday 9:00 am-4:30 pm
Advanced Special Effects Makeup Class – Zombies!
by Nick Wolfe of Evil Twin FX
$190 Materials Fee Required. Class Limited to 20 BUY NOW!

Paint along with world renowned makeup artist, Nick Wolfe on practice faces provided and explore the anatomy,geometry, and psychology of the number one scary character! READ MORE

Don’t miss Nick’s other class at HAuNTcon 2016 – Freaky Facepainting for Haunted Attractions 10498011_10152368433947609_4941967570961411512_o

LAST CHANCE for Discount Tickets HAuNTcon 2016, Jan. 28- Feb. 1!

2016 facebookFor a LIMITED time, use Discount Code: October31 and receive a 10% discount on HAuNTcon 2016 Weekend Registration AND the HAuNTcon Combo Tickets. Buy as many as you like, but this discount offer expires on On January 15th! Fifty Hours of FREE haunt education, tours of local haunted attractions, tradeshow, haunted garage sale, costume party, networking and MORE!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets TODAY!

It’s a WRITE OFF! Buy your tickets to HAuNTcon 2016 before Jan. 1st and take the purchase off your 2015 taxes!


The HAuNTcon 2016 Haunt Tours This January!

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Haunters never seem to get away from their own show to see what the rest of the industry is doing, and you never know how good your haunt really is until you see what others are doing. HAuNTcon 2016 moves to a new location every year just so attendees can experience different haunted attractions of all levels in the off season!

12063571_880076738746149_6196131262838784783_nJanuary 28th Thursday Night Tour is of Insanitarium, in Pinson, AL, an over 10,000 square foot, attraction in the eerie institutional look of the building is what inspired the ever expanding theme. Insanitarium Haunted Attraction resides in a historic building constructed in 1937 by the US government as part FDRs Homestead Act. Now in its sixth successful season, Insanitarium has gained the reputation for a highly immersive atmosphere, top notch scare acting and commitment to the local community. READ MORE

Warehouse31The January 30th 2016 HAuNTcon Saturday Night Haunt Tour is of Warehouse 31, a two element event in Pelham, AL.  Prepare yourself for the most intense and frightening night of your life as you make your way through nearly 30,000 square feet of twisting, turning and terrifying horrors. Warehouse 31 consists of 2 attractions – Rigamortis and the 3D Experience. READ MORE

457The January 31st HAuNTcon 2016 Sunday Night Haunt Tour is of Nightmare at 3008, a two element event in Fultondale, AL.  The Terror WithinAbandoned Still Yard where nightmares become REALITY! The Terror Within – Entering these halls of terror, a cloud of fear looms all around you. As the door shuts, you are thrown into darkness to feel your way through the twists and turns as unspeakable misfits close in with each and every step you take. Hopefully you can make it out before the sheer terror freezes you in your tracks and you become a hostage like so many before you. READ MORE

And don’t for get about the two day HAuNTcon 2016 Pre-show Inspiration Haunt Tour, Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th, includes admission to 15 different haunted attractions, a cavern, antebellum plantation house and The Walking Dead movie locations, two lunches and one dinner, motor coach transportation – all for one low price. READ MORE

CLICK HERE for tickets to these once in a lifetime opportunity to see these fantastic attractions in the off season at the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, HAuNTcon 2016!


HAuNTcon 2016 Pre-show Inspiration Bus Tour, January 27th & 28th

Crew on Bus 1The 2016 Preshow Inspiration Bus Tour includes admission to 15 different haunted attractions, a cavern, antebellum plantation house and The Walking Dead movie locations, two lunches and one dinner, motor coach transportation – all for one low price. Joining us on the bus is a great networking opportunity however, we also have a drive yourself option. Tickets are limited, CLICK HERE for reserve your spot for this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Get Your HAuNTcon 2016 T-Shirt!

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HAuNTcon 2016

January 28 - February 1, 2016

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Birmingham, AL 35203

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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.

Offerings include a pre-show bus tour of area Haunted attractions, tours of local Haunted attractions, tradeshow floor, costume ball, haunted garage sale 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 and just plain fun!

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