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

HAuNTcon 2016 Hands on Workshop Schedule

RESIZED-HAUNTCON (30)HAuNTcon Hands-on workshops are designed to teach a technique, in a smaller project that attendees can then take home with them. Back at their attraction, attendees can use these techniques on a grander scale to increase the effectiveness, or quality of their sets, makeup or costuming.

A materials fee is required for each class and seating is limited so sign up soon BUY HERE!

Note: Times, topics and speakers are subject to change.



Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
10:00 – 12:00 am Realistic Tombstones – Part 1
1:00 – 2:00 pm      Creepy Canning Workshop
2:30 – 4:00 pm      Lifelike Acrylic Eyes
4:30 – 6:00 pm     Realistic Tombstones – Part 2

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 am   Realistic Monster Teeth
10:30 – 11:30 am   Costume Distressing Class
12:00 – 1:00 pm    Transfer Prosthetics
1:30 – 3:00 pm      Bust Statue Workshop
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Custom Mask Class Part #1 – Sculpting
3:30 – 4:30 pm      Mini Skeleton Tomb – Part 1
5:00 – 6:30 pm      Skull Corpsification

Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016
8:30 – 10:00 am   Mini Skeleton Tomb – Part 2
9:30 – 11:00 am     Mask Class Part #2 – Molding
10:00 – 11:30 am   Silicone Wounds FX Workshop
12:30 – 1:30 pm     Foam Latex Prosthetics Workshop
2:00 – 3:30 pm      Demon Skeleton Skulls
3:30 – 5:00 pm      Mask Class Part #3 – Painting

HAuNTcon 2016 All-day Opening Your First Haunted Attraction Workshop, Feb. 1

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by Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs(R) Themed Attraction Design and Consulting
This comprehensive and detailed step by step “how-to” session features the “do’s and don’ts” on getting an attraction open, keeping it open and making enough money to survive for both a for-profit dark attraction and charity Halloween Event, but even a well-established event will learn from Leonard’s 35 years of professional design and consulting experience. $188 per attendee, includes materials instruction and insight into opening your first haunted attraction. Class Limited to 20 BUY NOW!


10150779402059453 2016 Advanced Special Effects Makeup Class!

12144733_10203506175494396_1323318305925971602_nAdvanced 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!

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

Don’t miss Nick’s other class at HAuNTcon 2016 – Freaky Facepainting for Haunted Attractions 10498011_10152368433947609_4941967570961411512_o

LAST CHANCE for Discount Tickets HAuNTcon 2016, Jan. 28- Feb. 1!

2016 facebookFor a LIMITED time, use Discount Code: October31 and receive a 10% discount on HAuNTcon 2016 Weekend Registration AND the HAuNTcon Combo Tickets. Buy as many as you like, but this discount offer expires on On January 15th! Fifty Hours of FREE haunt education, tours of local haunted attractions, tradeshow, haunted garage sale, costume party, networking and MORE!

CLICK HERE to get your tickets TODAY!

It’s a WRITE OFF! Buy your tickets to HAuNTcon 2016 before Jan. 1st and take the purchase off your 2015 taxes!


The HAuNTcon 2016 Haunt Tours This January!

Crew on Bus 1

Haunters never seem to get away from their own show to see what the rest of the industry is doing, and you never know how good your haunt really is until you see what others are doing. HAuNTcon 2016 moves to a new location every year just so attendees can experience different haunted attractions of all levels in the off season!

12063571_880076738746149_6196131262838784783_nJanuary 28th Thursday Night Tour is of Insanitarium, in Pinson, AL, an over 10,000 square foot, attraction in the eerie institutional look of the building is what inspired the ever expanding theme. Insanitarium Haunted Attraction resides in a historic building constructed in 1937 by the US government as part FDRs Homestead Act. Now in its sixth successful season, Insanitarium has gained the reputation for a highly immersive atmosphere, top notch scare acting and commitment to the local community. READ MORE

Warehouse31The January 30th 2016 HAuNTcon Saturday Night Haunt Tour is of Warehouse 31, a two element event in Pelham, AL.  Prepare yourself for the most intense and frightening night of your life as you make your way through nearly 30,000 square feet of twisting, turning and terrifying horrors. Warehouse 31 consists of 2 attractions – Rigamortis and the 3D Experience. READ MORE

457The January 31st HAuNTcon 2016 Sunday Night Haunt Tour is of Nightmare at 3008, a two element event in Fultondale, AL.  The Terror WithinAbandoned Still Yard where nightmares become REALITY! The Terror Within – Entering these halls of terror, a cloud of fear looms all around you. As the door shuts, you are thrown into darkness to feel your way through the twists and turns as unspeakable misfits close in with each and every step you take. Hopefully you can make it out before the sheer terror freezes you in your tracks and you become a hostage like so many before you. READ MORE

And don’t for get about the two day HAuNTcon 2016 Pre-show Inspiration Haunt Tour, Wednesday, January 27th & Thursday, January 28th, includes admission to 15 different haunted attractions, a cavern, antebellum plantation house and The Walking Dead movie locations, two lunches and one dinner, motor coach transportation – all for one low price. READ MORE

CLICK HERE for tickets to these once in a lifetime opportunity to see these fantastic attractions in the off season at the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, HAuNTcon 2016!


HAuNTcon 2016 Pre-show Inspiration Bus Tour, January 27th & 28th

Crew on Bus 1The 2016 Preshow Inspiration Bus Tour includes admission to 15 different haunted attractions, a cavern, antebellum plantation house and The Walking Dead movie locations, two lunches and one dinner, motor coach transportation – all for one low price. Joining us on the bus is a great networking opportunity however, we also have a drive yourself option. Tickets are limited, CLICK HERE for reserve your spot for this once in a lifetime opportunity.


Get Your HAuNTcon 2016 T-Shirt!

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HAuNTcon Partners With Haunted Farms of America

The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Haunted Farms of America. This year’s annual event will take place at the Sheraton Hotel, in downtown Birmingham, Alabama from January 28 ­ February 1, 2016.

MHF_WEBHaunted Farms Of America, Inc. (founded by Alexis Abare and Benjamin Selecky) provides creative partners and new or existing owners of farms with the resources, support, services, and networking opportunities necessary to launch, enhance, and grow a successful Haunted attraction as part of their “Agritainment” business.

Every year, HAuNTcon brings together people the best and brightest Haunted Attraction owners and operators for a fun­filled four day (and nights!) of local attraction Tours, Haunter Education, Tradeshow, rounded out by a Haunted Garage Sale and the amazing HAuNTcon Costume Ball.

HAuNTcon is jam packed full of education and networking opportunities, and grows bigger and bigger every year. If you have a Haunted Farm, Haunted House, Halloween event, or if you have a dream of someday opening a Haunt related event, then join others like you at HAuNTcon 2016.

For more information about Haunted Farms of America, please visit their website: Or contact them though or 617­80­HAUNT.


Save 20% on the 3 Day Registration to HAuNTcon 2016

squarelogonoyearFor a LIMITED time, use Discount Code: October31 and receive a 20% discount on HAuNTcon 2016 show registration! That is a savings of $19 dollars on the Weekend Registration Ticket AND the HAuNTcon Combo Tickets. Buy as many as you like, but this discount offer expires on On December 1st!

Go to and get your tickets TODAY!


HauntPay to be the Title Sponsor of HAuNTcon 2016, Jan 28-31, Birmingham, AL

We are THRILLED to announce that the online ticketing system HauntPaywill be the Title Sponsor for HAuNTcon 2016!
Like HAuNTcon, HauntPay was designed by haunters for haunters. The HauntPay payment system is quick and easy to set up, and no fees are charged to the Haunt, which is perfect for anyone wanting to try out online ticketing.  Stats show that people who buy haunt tickets online spend 45% more than those who by at the door! Online ticketing is the future of haunting and if you are not giving people the opportunity to impulse buy on your website then you are losing money.
HauntPay is one unified system for both online AND in-person sales of all of your tickets, merchandise, and concessions. HauntPay has some of the lowest service fees in the industry, all of which can be passed on to the ticket purchaser.
With HauntPay customers can buy online, on a mobile device, or in-person. The online ticket purchasing is embedded right in your website. Cash and credit card sales are managed in one place. Tickets can be bundled package multiple entries and items together. Onsite entry is recorded by electronic guest list or barcode scanning with your phone. They even have a credit card swiper for your phone or tablet.
HauntPay offers powerful promo code, discount, and social media discount engine to help you sell tickets, and their advanced reporting helps you track tickets, events, and promotions. HAuNTcon is so excited about HauntPay that we are using them for the convention ticketing! Go to
Take your haunted attraction to the next level with HauntPay’s simple, fast, and free mobile and in-person ticketing.
Start selling tickets online today at!   It’s FREE!
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January 26 - 30, 2017

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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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