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HAuNTcon 2015

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February 6-10, 2015
Radisson Hotel Baton Rouge
2445 South Acadian Thruway
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Discounted Room Rate $99 Please call the hotel directly to get a room and tell them you are with Hauntcon/Belle of Baton Rouge

A shuttle will be provided between the two hotels.

Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel & Convention Center (host hotel) SOLDOUT
103 France St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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What is HAuNTcon?

HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience. HAuNTcon brings people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people together for a fun-filled four days and nights Haunt Tours, Education, Tradeshow and Networking, rounded out by a Haunted Garage Sale and the amazing annual Costume Ball.

HAuNTcon also moves to a new city every year to provide off season tours of area haunted houses for attendees. Haunt tours allow haunt owners, home haunters, haunt actors and Halloween enthusiasts an off-season look at local pro-haunts both in full operation and lights on backstage.

Over 40 hours of Haunt education is included in the 3 day trade show admission. Creative Sessions, Business Seminars, Hands-on Workshops, Make Up and Product Demonstrations all designed to provide information and teach attendees techniques to do what they do better, faster and easier. Topics range from Haunted House Marketing and Business Plans, through Cheap Scares and Haunted House Design, Actor Training and Character Development, Prop building and Set Design.

Whether you are a haunt owner looking for ways to make more money, a haunt actor looking for scaring tips or a makeup artist or prop maker ready to go to the next level or a home haunter looking for new inexpensive haunting techniques, or a haunt designer looking for new fright ideas, HAuNTcon is a jam packed, not to be missed, economical Haunt conference that is the best investment you can make in your haunting future. If you have a Halloween event, Haunted House or Home Haunt, or if you have a dream of someday opening a Halloween event, Haunted Attraction or yard Haunt then join others like you for more off season Halloween Fun than is allowed by law at the Haunted Attraction Tradeshow and Conference, we call HAuNTcon.

Creature Corps’ Robert Kurtzman Offers Workshop at HAuNTcon 2015!


Robert Kurtzman, director, producer and 30 year special effects artist veteran, with more than 400 movie and television credits, is offering an Advanced All-day Hands-on Workshop, Tuesday Feb. 10 in Baton Rouge, LA. As part of the HAuNTcon Education Program. Owner of Robert Kurtzman’s Creature Corps, Robert will be demonstrating the proper application of silicone appliances, as well as realistic final painting techniques for film quality makeup and props. No secrets will be held back as Robert offers makeup tricks and tips he uses to create the world worst monsters. In this once in a lifetime one-on-one opportunity to learn from this makeup legend, Robert will then guide attendees through proper application of a furnished appliance, then airbrush paint and finish the makeup with their very own Robert Kurtzman Air Brush Kit by Paasche. Bring a model to apply your makeup on.

Class Fee $350 – Includes instruction, materials, box lunch and signature Robert Kurtzman Air Brush Kit by Paasche

Robert Kurtzman will also be teaching a mask making class Feb. 7-9 during the HAuNTcon Workshop Program. Fee and admission to HAuNTcon is required.

HAuNTcon 2015 is SELLING OUT! Sign up now!

Tours of the best Haunts in Louisiana, 50 hours of Free Haunter Education, Costume Ball, Haunted Garage Sale and Networking with Haunters from around the world! HAuNTcon 2015 is a not to be missed conference for haunters of all levels! And your opportunity to attend is running out!128809400462587

The host hotel the Belle of Baton Rouge is SOLD OUT for Friday and Saturday nights. But not to worry, we have picked up a block at the nearby Radisson Hotel 2445 South Acadian, Baton Rouge, LA for the same low price of $99 a night.  A shuttle will be provided between the two hotels. To book a room, call the Radisson at 225-236-4000, and tell them you are with Hauntcon/Belle of Baton Rouge to get the discount. But act now! Even these rooms will not last long! Use the Buy Tickets Now button to be a part of this exciting conference!



Tour 13th Gate and Necropolis 13 at HAuNTcon 2015, Feb. 6th


HAuNTcon 2015 is pleased to announce a Friday night tour of 13th Gate and Necropolis 13 Haunted Attraction In Baton Rouge, LA – along with other area haunt tours, over 50 hours of education, tradeshow, costume ball and haunted garage sale offered at the weekend conference. The 13th Gate is the Ultimate Haunted House! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor and outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen.


Necropolis 13 is unlike any Haunted Attraction ever created. Imagine walking through the crumbling stone and mortar above ground crypts of a haunted New Orleans-style Cemetery in the dead of the night. Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity for a backstage, lights on tour of two of the best haunted attractions in the country. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets to this FANTASTIC event!


HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Gravity and Momentum


Gravity & Momentum makes the only stage blood in the world that is both non-toxic and non-staining. Safe on the skin and in the mouth. Washes out of clothes and off of sets. CLICK HERE to find out more.

HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Halloween FX


Halloween FX carries a huge variety of custom props, pneumatic parts and air fittings, flame machines, lasers and lights, fog machines, fluids and scents, signs, stickers and so much more. CLICK HERE to find out more.

HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Haunts FX


Haunts Fx specializes in design and fabrication of highly detailed foam latex appliances, props, costumes, animatronics and applied makeup services. Each item is fabricated to be safe and withstand the rigors of use in the Haunted Attraction Industry. With Haunts Fx custom design and fabrication service they will begin “making your nightmares reality” CLICK HERE to view some customer-submitted photos that feature Haunts Fx products!

HAuNTcon 2015 Exhibitors – Hot Wire Foam Factory


Since 1991, Hot Wire Foam Factory’s professional quality foam cutting tools make cutting EPS foam (polystyrene foam and Styrofoam) fast, fun and easy. You can quickly cut down blocks of foam with Hot Wire Foam Factory’s 2-4 foot adjustable hot wire Bow Cutter and they offer two versatile Foam Cutting Tables. Hot Wire Foam Factory offers both spray on and brush on foam glues versatile foam coatings.
to view some Halloween-themed masterpieces created with Hot Wire Foam Factory tools!!

HAuNTcon 2015 Haunter Education!

As we continue to finalize the details for the HAuNTcon 2015 education, we wanted to post a draft of the sessions that you will be able to take advantage of during the show. CLICK HERE to sign up for this exciting program.

Stay tuned as we finalize descriptions of each class, and set the dates and times of each class.

DemonstrationsCreative SessionsBusiness Classes
Hands-On WorkshopsAdvanced All Day Workshops

There are still rooms available for all of the show dates (Call 800-266-2692 and use CODE: HAA27A ) for the HAuNTcon discount.

Delta and American Airlines  are in a price war for flights to Louisiana,so right NOW is the perfect time to buy your plane tickets for HAuNTcon 2015 in Baton Rouge, LA!


Open Call for HAuNTcon 2015 Speakers!

As we finalize the details for this year’s HAuNTcon, I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, your experience and your expertise with our attendees! CLICK HERE to become a speaker at HAuNTcon 2015!

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 makeup 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!

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!

HAuNTcon 2015 Announces the 2015 Spotlight Tours

Sponsored by Gantom, HAuNTcon, the convention designed by haunters for haunters will be in Baton Rouge, LA February 6-10th, 2015 at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel. Over 50 hours of education 8 haunted house tours, exhibitors and much more all crammed into three amazing days. Tradeshow and ALL education is included in the $95 admission price.
The HAuNTcon 2015 Spotlight Haunt Tours include October style tours the RISE Haunted House and The Mortuary Haunted Basement on Saturday night. The infamous HAuNtcon Costume Ball is on Sunday night this year and the Monday Night wrap up tour is on the Mortuary Haunted House. Go to for details or to purchase tickets. Get a jumpstart on your haunted season at HAuNTcon 2015! It is THE best investment you can make in your Haunted endeavors!


Event Coordinator: 
Leonard Pickel

Exhibitor Booth Sales: 
Jennifer Allen

Chad Savage / Sinister Visions

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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.

Started in April of 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina, HAuNTcon moved to Dallas, Texas in 2005, Denver, Colorado in 2006, Dearborn, Michigan in 2007, Houston Texas in 2008, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009 and Orlando Florida in 2010 and is scheduled to be in Louisville, Kentucky in 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2012, Dallas, Texas in 2013, Houston, Texas in 2014 and Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 2015.

Offerings include an over-night pre-show bus tour of state wide Haunted attractions, tours of local Haunted attractions, tradeshow floor, costume ball, haunted garage sale, hearse rally 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, Haunt tours and just plain fun!

An entry fee is required for each activity.