HAuNTcon Heads To Birmingham Alabama In 2016
It might be Christmas, but even Santa can’t keep Halloween away! Haunted Attraction convention season is about to kick off! This year we will be attending and live posting from more Halloween trade shows and conventions than ever before!
Kicking off the 2016 conventions will be HAuNTcon! The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference is an expo and conference “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience.
HAuNTcon 2016 brings together people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people, for a fun-filled four days and nights of Haunted Attraction Tours, Haunter Education, Halloween Tradeshow, Haunted Garage Sale, FX Makeup and Prop Building Demonstrations, rounded out by a Networking opportunities like the amazing annual Costume Ball.
HAuNTcon is owned and operated by 35 Year Haunt Veteran Leonard Pickel, who also owns a haunted house design company called Hauntrepreneurs. Leonard has been involved in the haunt industry on almost every level at one time or another. In fact, he’s been doing this so long that haunters often refer to him as the “godfather” of haunt.
HAuNTcon features one of, if not the best education programs in the haunted attraction industry. Unlike many of the other big conventions, all the educational seminars are included with the price of admission making HAuNTcon a powerful tool for owners and operators.
Seasoned veterans and haunt heavyweights lead a full lineup of educational courses with Business, Demo, and Creative tracks. Aside from standard classes, HAuNTcon also offers hands-on workshops. These workshops teach you “hands-on” how to make props, design sets, learn how to apply makeup from the pros, and even design full attractions! No more scavenging through the internet looking for “tutorials,” “how-to” articles and videos hoping to find something you can use this year in your haunt. HAuNTcon will give you everything you have been looking for in one weekend.
Imagine, getting the newest scare concepts, best makeup effects, bullet proof business and promotion strategies before your competition does. Not only that, but the peace of mind knowing that everything you buy, learn, and apply during this convention is guaranteed to help your attraction grow and stand the test of time.
Get your hands on the latest and greatest in, Props, Set Design, Costumes, Makeup Supplies, Animatronics, Special Effects, Masks, Marketing & Promotions, and more on the tradeshow floor!
No more “small thinking” and “little ideas.” Everything you get your hands on will be BIG, tested and proven tactics to make your event a landmark on everyone’s local Halloween road map. HAuNTcon will help you fill in the holes of your haunt season blueprint and give you unrestricted access to haunt vendors and experts that will make this next Halloween season a game changer for you and your haunt venture.
Not only do guests get to shop and learn, they also have the option to register for special off season tours at some well known attractions! The best part is, it’s all-inclusive with meals, PLUS a bus ride to each location!
Below are the 2016 tours that are being offered.
PRE-SHOW INSPIRATION BUS TOUR – January 27th & 28th
Explore a cave and an antebellum plantation house, see film locations for The Walking Dead, and get backstage, lights on tours of 15 haunted attractions during this inspirational 2 day road trip while networking with other haunters in tour bus comfort.
THURSDAY NIGHT HAUNT TOUR – January 28th
A full actor October style tour of the Insanitarium haunted attraction.
SATURDAY NIGHT HAUNT TOUR – January 30th
A full actor October style tour of the two element Warehouse 31 Haunted Event.
SUNDAY NIGHT HAUNT TOUR – January 31st
A full actor October style tour of Nightmare 3008
If you’re planning on attending these tours, you need to register now. They always sell out and many times do not offer late registration.
They also offer a neat HAuNTer’s GARAGE SALE each year. In 2016 the garage sale will take place on January 31st. If you’re looking for a unique haunt item.. This is where you will have the best shot at finding it! You never know what you’ll find at rock bottom prices, but get there early!
HAuNTcon COSTUME BALL – January 29th
If you are like most haunters in this industry, you really never get a chance to attend Halloween parties or have fun in a costume. Enter the HAuNTcon Costume Ball, an off season once a year opportunity to get your Halloween fix at a rocking party. Join Haunt owners actors, makeup artists and Halloween fanatics from around the world for a ghoulishly fun night of networking and haunting fun. It is THE haunt networking event of the year.. and there is free beer courtesy Froggy’s Fog!
One of the best things about HAuNTcon is there was ALWAYS something to do from morning until night with transportation to and from the events. Some of the events even offered meals. At many other trade shows we attend, once the trade show floor closes for the day, your on your own the rest of the evening. HAuNTcon always makes sure there is something entertaining to do. Even late nights, they offer the famous “HAuNTcon Hospitality Suite” to kick back, relax, have some drinks, and socialize with haunters while you wind down from a long day of activities. This room is often times where some of the best education can be found!
Book your flights, register for the show, and reserve your room now before it’s too late!
For tickets and more about HAuNTcon, visit their official website by clicking here. Use our exclusive discount Code: October31 and SAVE!
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