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

30 days and Counting Until HAuNTcon 17, Nashville, TN

HauntCon_08_099 halfsizeWe are less than a month away for HAuNTcon 2017, and only days to take advantage of the hotel discount rate at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville, TN. Your last chance to get the HAuNTcon discount rate at the hotel is January 5th! So if you are even thinking of attending HAuNTcon, make your reservations NOW!

Now is the time to sign up for the most important educational opportunity of the haunting season.

Over 50 hours of haunter education over three days, ALL included in the price of admission to HAuNTcon 2017 Jan. 26-30. PLUS, Backstage and full show tours of area haunts, tradeshow floor, networking opportunities like the costume ball and haunted garage sale, makeup demos, hands on workshops, and so much more.

12718291_10153418974237285_830466827966757263_nHAuNTcon 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and Conference Center, 777 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214 CLICK HERE go to the HAuNTcon 2017 hotel discount page. If you are flying into Nashville, you can still take advantage of the FREE shuttle service to and from the Hotel.

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Don’t miss HAuNTcon 2017, Jan. 26-30 Sheraton Music City Hotel and Conference Center, Nashville, TN.

 

 

Tour SlaughterHouse, the Longest Running Haunt in Nashville, January 29th at HAuNTcon 2017, Nashville, TN

12697036_1322657797759795_4635524019541752081_o-1Nashville’s longest running haunted attraction, now in its 30th season, Slaughterhouse a huge single element haunted house owned by Stacey and Ben Dixon of Full Moon Inc.

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Nashville’s longest-running attraction, Slaughterhouse takes place in a 24,000 square-foot abandoned theater with a haunted history. If you’re brave enough to visit them, not only will you be faced with the horrors inside; you will also experience how the original features of the theater magnify the mind-bending madness and mayhem within!

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Tickets are available through our ticketing sponsor HauntPay. CLICK HERE to register for this great opportunity and to register for HAuNTcon 2017!

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Tour the MASSIVE Haunted Hell Haunted House, January 26th – HAuNTcon 2017, Nashville, TN

crop-logoHaunted Hell Nashville invites its guests to face their fears among the rotting ruins and grueling landscapes only seen in nightmares. The masterminds of Hell, Tony Warner and Patrick Warner, (of Devil’s Dungeon, Death Row and Haunted Hell Clarksville), have packed Haunted Hell Nashville with twisted chambers full of shock and mayhem to delight, disorient and terrify even the most hardened Fans of Fright.

The large scale scenes, filled with cutting edge audio, special effects, and artistic detail, are gruesome, graphic and ‘in-your-face’. This 22,000 square foot stage is the playground for a demon cast of more than live 35 actors that increase the unpredictable element to Haunted Hell. Read More…

Tickets are available through our ticketing sponsor HauntPay. CLICK HERE to register for this great opportunity and to register for HAuNTcon 2017!

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Tour The “USA’s Best” Haunted House, January 28th at HAuNTcon 2017 in Nashville, TN

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The 50,000 sf Nashville Nightmareranked the #1 Haunted House in the Nation by the 2016 USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, will be the spotlight tour of the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference – HAuNTcon 2017 January 26 – 30 at the Nashville Music City SheratonRead More…

Tickets are available through our sponsor HauntPay. CLICK HERE to register for this great opportunity and to register for HAuNTcon 2017!

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Open Call for Speakers – HAuNTcon 2017, January 28- 30 in Nashville, TN.

Seminars 2I want to invite YOU to share your knowledge, your experience and your expertise with HAuNTcon 2017 attendees!

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 or product demo, tell us what you have learned about haunt marketing, offer a hands-on workshop, show us how you use social media, share your HauntCon_08_314best 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!

It is said that 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 a lot of FUN!

So what are you afraid of? CLICK HERE to fill the speaker form! You will be glad you did and so will our attendees!

If you would like to join in the selling excitement for HAuNTcon 2017, CLICK HERE for exhibit pricing.

Leonard Pickel
Event Coordinator

If you didn’t attend HAuNTcon 2016, take a look at what you missed!

Don’t make the same mistake next year. Make plans now for the Music City Sheraton, Nashville, TN – January 26-30 for HAuNTcon 2017!

It’s Nashville for HAuNTcon 2017, January 26-30, Sheraton Music City Hotel!

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HAuNTcon 2017 will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and Conference Center in Nashville Tennessee January 28- 30. The 2 day pre-show haunt tour will kick off Wednesday the 25th (Haunts to be announced).

The three Spotlight tours for HAuNTcon 2017 include Haunted Hell Nashville on Thursday night January 26th,  Nashville Nightmare Saturday January 28th and Slaughterhouse January 29th.

Education and trade show Friday January 27 through Sunday January  29th, with the all day advanced education on Monday January 30th. As always, all seminars  are included HauntCon_08_099in the price of the conference and there are over 50 hours of  creative, business, demo and workshop sessions to choose from over the 3 days of haunter education. (Workshops require a materials fee and there is an up charge for the Monday all day advanced sessions.)

Mark your calendars for January 28- 30 and make plans to attend.  Stay tuned as more details are finalized. If you are interested in speaking at HAuNTcon 2017 please CLICK HERE and fill out a speaker proposal. If you would like to exhibit at HAuNTcon 2017, CLICK HERE for pricing.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the Haunters convention designed by haunters for haunters, HAuNTcon 2017! Haunters and Halloween fans of all ages and levels of ability are welcome, in costume or not!

THANK YOU BIRMINGHAM! For a Fantastic HAuNTcon 2016

HAuNTconThank you to our exhibitors, our sponsors, our speakers, our attendees, the haunts that opened up off season for us to tour and the many volunteers that make HAuNTcon possible. We know that without you there would be no HAuNTcon.

 

Stay tuned for our announcement for the dates and location of HAuNTcon 2017… it may be in your town!

Check Out the HAuNTcon 2016 Costume Ball Prom Photos!

12694660_10153385759507285_8775203885737164776_oCLICK HERE  to go to the HAuNTcon Facebook page and check out the prom photos from the 2016 Costume Ball! Be sure to tag your friends and like the page so you will get updates on the HAuNTcon 2017 location and dates!

 

Still Time to Join in on the HAuNTcon 2016 Preshow Tour Fun!

416So 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.sloss_n

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 RevivalArlington Mansioncrop

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.es_al_desoto_1_e

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.

10394612_290718457791872_6809126375721113783_nAfter 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 Warehouse31 2the two attractions at Warehouse 31, Rigamortis and the 3-D
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. 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.

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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.

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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