Sheraton Music City
Nashville, TN
January 26-30, 2017

HAuNTcon 2017 Preshow Tour SOLD OUT!

IF you wanted to join haunters from around the world on the HAuNTcon Preshow Inspiration Tour, you are TOO LATE!

The only way to see over 15 attractions in 8 locations now is the Drive Yourself Option!

Road trippers should get to the hotel by 8:oo am for this fantastic networking, haunt touring, extravaganza!

If you miss this tour, you will be sorry!!! Use the ticket Tab and register for this and other off-season Haunt Tours at HAuTcon2017

 

Blast Effects Exhibits at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville Jan 26-30

Meet Kyle Vest, fan favorite of Skin Wars! Kyle started haunting in 1997, immersing you in his design elements in over the years with 14 haunted attractions 3 hayrides in the United States including his own fully designed 2 attractions in 2016 The Haunt at Old Town Kissimmee Florida. Kyle Has acted in over 25 haunted attractions and taught makeup at 20 of those.
http://www.kylevest.com

Armory Quest Horror Exhibits at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, Jan 26-30

Armory Quest Horror is a quality foam mask company, providing foam and latex masks for haunted attractions and film. They offer wholesale pricing to qualified buyers and can fill any order.
http://www.armoryquest.com

Agony, LLC Exhibiting at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, Jan 26-30

Agony, LLC offers special effect equipment for the haunted attraction industry, including spinning tunnels, rotating floors, drop panels, animatronics, escape room products, and more. They also offer custom props and sets, and onsite installation services. http://www.agonyllc.com

AEO Studios Exhibiting at HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, Jan 26-30

Founded by Alan O, a 30+ year Haunt/Make-up veteran and Hong Kong’s “Father of Halloween,” AEO is home to a team of internationally renowned professional artists, creating custom props, prosthetic appliances, masks, makeup supplies and application services – as well as full service design, consulting, and fabrication for haunted productions and shows of any size. http://www.aeostudios.com

HAuNTcon 2017 Wednesday Night Tour of Skeleton’s Lair, Settle, KY

We have been contacted by some HAuNTcon attendees traveling through Kentucky on way to Nashville and wanting to join the preshow tour for Wednesday night full actor tour of the multi-element Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park, and have decided to offer a Wednesday Night Tour Only Skeleton’s Lair for anyone wanting to see this awesome attraction, but not able to partake in the whole preshow tour.  This special October style tour of Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park, 48 Locketts Dream, Settle, KY 42164 will start at 8:30 pm. No transportation is available for this tour so grab some friends and carpool . CLICK HERE for tickets!

HAuNTcon 2017 Preshow Haunt Inspiration Bus Tour Almost SOLD OUT!

Nashville Nightmare

If you were planning to join HAuNTcon attendees on the 2017 Preshow Inspiration Bus Tour then ACT NOW! There are only a few seats left. CLICK HERE for tickets.

If you don’t don’t act soon enough and get a seat and still want to go, shoot Leonard an email hope there is enough interest for one more bus. We would need 20-30 more people to add another

We would need 20-30 more people to add another bus, IF we can even find one this late. Don’t miss this tour!

 

The Audition: Casting and Training Haunt Actors

by Scott Swenson, Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC

3:30-4:30pm – Creative
Casting and training the right people for the roles in your attraction improves your product and increases your positive word of mouth while simultaneously making your life so much easier. A must for haunt actors, directors, and owners, Scott Swenson will discuss where to find the best actors for your haunt, how to use your auditions as your first wave of marketing, and specifically what to do with the potential actors during both the audition and trying process.

HAuNTcon 2017 Workshops are SELLING OUT!


Some of the HAuNTcon 2017 Hands-on Workshops are close to selling out! The Workshops are designed to teach a technique, on a smaller project that attendees can then take back at their own attraction and use on a grander scale to increase the effectiveness of their attractions. If you were planning to take advantage of these “make n take classes” then act now before it’s too late.

A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited, so  CLICK HERE to register for Classes. Registration to HAuNTcon is required to take these Workshops.

 

Paid vs Volunteer Staff Seminar HAuNTcon 2017 Nashville, TN Jan 26-30

by Dana Martin, Dark Knight Entertainment Group

Friday 11:30am-12:30pm – Business Track
It’s easy to find haunted attraction owners and operators passionate on either side of this budget issue, and neither side of the argument is shy about standing up for their beliefs! Labor costs are usually a haunt’s steepest budget item, and many owners are looking for ways to cut corners without affecting their show. In this provocative session, Dana Martin will look at the pros and cons, the benefits (and pitfalls) of paying actors vs. using volunteer actors. READ MORE

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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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