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Badger
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« on: January 10, 2013, 10:21:05 AM »

Here's a list of the haunt and horror conventions that I'm aware of, and plan to attend those marked with an *.  Anyone want to go on a roadtrip...?

Days of the Dead - Atlanta, GA: February 1-3*
Transworld - St. Louis, MO: March 7-10*
Dead Winter Con - Somerset Ky: March 8-10th
Mad Monster Party - Charlotte, NC: March 22-24*
Horrorhound Weekend - Cincinnati, OH: March 22-24
Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference - Hamilton, Ontario: April 12-14*

HAuNTcon - Forth Worth TX: April 24-28
National Haunters Convention - Philadelphia, PA: May 3-5*
Halloween Extreme - Orlando, FL: May 24-26*
West Coast Haunters Convention - Portland, OR: May 31-June 2
Midwest Haunters Convention - Columbus OH: June 7-9*
Scare Fest - Lexington, KY: Sept 13-15*
Legendary Haunt Tour - Austin/San Antonio, TX: November 8-9*
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2013, 10:58:52 AM »

should be at mad monster again.  Agree with slaughter it'd make a great frightseekers meet....
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 12:15:39 PM »

Thanks for the comprehensive list, Badger!  Awesome!  Smiley

Which one/s do you suggest that have workshops/speakers re: haunt ownership, marketing, training and development and/or general business acumen for Owners?

Wishing you a happy 2013!
-13moons

PS: may be faster to hit me up on Linkedin if easy for you.  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 07:12:51 PM »

Thanks for the comprehensive list, Badger!  Awesome!  Smiley

Which one/s do you suggest that have workshops/speakers re: haunt ownership, marketing, training and development and/or general business acumen for Owners?



Midwest is great for education, social, and all round good time. Way more so than some of the others, Halloween Extreme is a new show but is being billed as a show for all also.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 12:44:34 PM »

Midwest is the BEST convention for a beginner.  The networking and social events, plus a great array of vendors and of course the best costume ball of the year make this the ONLY convention I will NEVER fail to attend...

www.midwestshow.com
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 04:55:43 PM »

Days of the Dead was AWESOME to say the least and I got some good interviews for the show.  If you missed it, you have a chance to redeem yourselves at Mad Monster Party...

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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 11:25:16 AM »

MHC is (imho) a great event for everyone who loves haunting.  Highly recommended.
The Hacker House usually goes in force!
Haunted Attraction magazine one year said we were involved in a major power outage at the hotel - but is wasn't us, really...
If you've never been, it's worth the trip - right Slaughter?
The transworld hauntshow is for owners/buyers, and unless you're buying or selling, it isn't worth it...
IAAPA is the most amazing trade show anywhere, also costs $200+ for a ticket, but Wow.
Hauntcon is excellent, but moves around, this year it's Dallas - waaaaay to far to drive.
The others... well... there are others? ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2013, 09:27:00 PM »

I agree 100% ! Mid west would be great for anyone reading this post! Great cash & carry show, combined with education,  wonderful social event, and at night great party's ... I'll say the same thing Badger said.. " I will will NOT miss the M.H.C." plan on going from now.... on....
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 07:48:55 AM »

FYI -
MHC's friday night bus tour is going to Dead Acres/Haunted Hoochie, which says its the 'most extreme' haunt in the country.  It is a very unique experience, and IS an assault on the senses, and is NOT for the squeamish. (see their videos on Youtube for a clue)
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