The haunter education at HAuNTcon is unparalleled and the 2016 offering is stellar! Included in the price of registration, there are over 40 instructors offering more than 60 hours of education at this year’s hands-on workshops, demonstrations, business classes, and creative sessions.
One of the most popular things we do at HAuNTcon, the Hands-on Workshops are designed to teach a technique on a smaller project that attendees can then take back to their own attractions and use on a grander scale.
If you haven’t reserved your seat for the HAuNTcon 2016 Hands-on Workshops, then CLICK HERE to do it now! The classes are already selling out!
Friday, Jan. 29, 2:30 – 4:00 pm Lifelike Acrylic Eyes – ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT!
Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 1:30 – 3:00 pm Bust Statue Workshop – SOLD OUT
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 2:00 – 3:30 pm Demon Skeleton Skulls – SOLD OUT
A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited so sign up soon! For more information about the classes that are still available, READ MORE!
Don’t forget to get you tickets to the HAuNTcon 2016 Costume Ball! THE social gathering of the haunt season, FREE keg courtesy of Froggy’s Fog, heavy hor dourves, prom photo, Disk Jockey, dancing, networking and more fun that is allowed by law in Birmingham, Alabama!
The Theme this year is ZOMBIE! and we will be giving away one of the limited edition, The Battle Ready Lucille Mini Bat Replica – As seen in The Walking Dead comic series, Negan’s favorite lady, Lucille, is 18”, made of wood and wrapped with faux barbed wire. You can even get this collector’s item signed by the Walkers at the show! Go here for more details or CLICK HERE to buy your tickets! Costumes suggested but not required.
We talked the Sheraton into extending the group rate past the 12th for HauNTcon 2016, but ACT NOW!
Time is running out to make your reservations at $129 a night at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center, 2101 Richard Arrington Junior Boulevard North, Birmingham, AL 35203.
CLICK HERE to go to the hotel discount page and join haunters from around the world for HAuNTcon 2016, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1 in Birmingham, AL!
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 www.hwff.com. 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!
Join 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 go 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!
HAuNTcon 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. Enter 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’
CLICK HERE to get you tickets to the HAuNTcon 2016 Costume Ball and join in the haunting fun!
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
Without Losing An Arm And A Leg
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!
Advanced 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