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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
CLICK HERE to view some Halloween-themed masterpieces created with Hot Wire Foam Factory tools!!
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.
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!
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!