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So you’re bummed because you couldn’t get to Birmingham for the HAuNTcon 2016 Preshow Tour. You’ve seen all the post and haunters seeing GREAT haunts and having the times of their lives. If there had only been a way that you would miss only one day of work you could have gone. Well it’s not too late! Due to popular demand, HAuNTcon is offering the second day of the preshow tour as a stand alone ticket.
Purchase tickets ONLINE HERE or in person Thursday January 28th and bee on the bus by 8:30 am to join in the fun! The first stop is Sloss Furnace. If you have ever wanted to know what a boiler room or industrial haunt should look like, this is it! Bring your camera and extra memory and tour the depths of this 1800’s pig iron-producing blast furnace.
Back on the bus for a short trip to Arlington Mansion, a former Greek Revival
plantation house on 6 acres of landscaped gardens. Attendees will tour the antebellum two-story frame structure was built between 1845–50 and features period furnishings.
The next stop is the Desoto Caverns, home of the Tomb of the Risen Dead in October. Attendees will tour the magnificent caverns that are turned into a haunted attraction each October. Giving attendees an opportunity for photos of the inside of a realistic cave.
After a quick lunch, attendees are back on the buses for a short trip to Hellbilly Hollow trail and haunted house. Now it its 4th season this three element event (the corm maze will not be available for this off season tour), is growing in popularity and reputation for great scares.
The last stop is a rare opportunity for a lights on backstage tours of the two attractions at Warehouse 31, Rigamortis and the 3-D
Experience. These massive high detail shows will also be offered in full actor October style mode during the Saturday Night Haunt Tour of Warehouse 31 on Jan 30th.
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!
In this advanced all day class, world renowned makeup artist, Nick Wolfe of Evil Twin FX, will instruct attendees on cost effective special effects makeup techniques to turn any actor into a rotting zombie. A giant zombie jam featuring airbrush and brush techniques to make all your worst nightmares come true in this hand-on workshop. The class will include instruction, materials and everything else needed to make the dead rise every weekend in October! Fee required, seating is limited and this class will sell out, so CLICK HERE to sign up 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
Two Workshops are already sold out and there are only two spaces left for Roy Wooley’s Lifelike Acrylic Eyes Hands-on Workshop CLICK HERE before they are all gone! #hauntcon www.hauntcon.com/splash
Zombies are still HOT in TV, film and haunted attractions across the country. Now in it’s 7th season, The Walking Dead is leading that trend, and the actors who play the undead on the television show have become celebrities themselves. Have you ever wondered how to get on the show as a walker? Now’s your chance to find out!
Walkers Stephanie Harp, Michael Jaegers and Kent Wagner will not only be at HAuNTcon 2016 to meet fans, sign autographs and take photos with attendees, but they will also be offering a glimpse into what it’s like to be a walker, how they are trained to be walkers at the show, and how you can audition for the show. Creative Session Saturday, Jan. 30 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm What you need to know to Audition for The Walking Dead
Atlanta based actor Stephanie Harp, has appeared as a walker on The Walking Dead in Seasons 4, 5 and 6. She can also be spotted on The Originals, Vampire Diaries, The Have and Have Nots, Red Band Society, Complications and the latest Vacation movie. She has worked as a background actor on over 30 film and TV productions including The Hunger Games Mockingjay 1 & 2, Dumb and Dumber To, For Better or Worse, The Red Road, Halt & Catch Fire, Containment and Cell. Married for 14 years, Stephanie has 2 children.
Michael Jaegers has been in the TV/film industry since 2008 and has since done featured work for many productions. He worked with The Farrelly Brothers twice on Hall Pass and Dumb & Dumber Too, The Hunger Games Catching Fire, Stephen King’s Cell, ABC’s Resurrection, The Vampire Diaries, and of course AMC’s The Walking Dead. During his time on The Walking Dead he portrayed close to 20 different walkers and has been killed by 7 different cast members. Recently one of his scenes was named one of the most brutal kill scenes on The Walking Dead. As you can see, his passion for this industry is unparalleled.
Kent Wagner is an Atlanta based actor who has portrayed significant monster roles on over 50 shows and movies including The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, and Powers. Feature films include The Hunger Games Mockingjay 1 & 2, Captain America Civil War, Stephen King’s The Cell, Insurgent, and The Sunday Horse with William Shatner. Kent has appeared in monster roles on The Walking Dead, The Vampire Diaries, Sleepy Hollow, Stephen King’s Cell and an Independent film titled Test Group.
On The Walking Dead in Season 5 Kent was a Hero Walker in the much acclaimed season premier No Sanctuary. In the season’s 4th episode Slabtown. Kent played a brief survivor as a patient in a hospital bed that was taken off life support, stabbed in the head to kill the potential walker then after a ride down a hallway on a gurney, he was the first victim thrown down the elevator shaft at Grady Memorial Hospital. Kent was also featured as a walkers in Robert Kirkman’s Skybound produced The Walking Dead Experience. An interactive group challenge currently touring the country.
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!