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“2nd Annual Spider Hill Haunters Workshops”
Hosted by Spider Hill @ Three Sisters Park
April 30, 2005

 

Spider Hill Haunted House
@ Three Sisters Park
17189 State Route 29 ( Map )
Chillicothe, Illinois 61523

Spider-Hill.com
info@threesisterspark.com

On April 30, 2005 Spider Hill (a Haunted Attraction in Chillicothe, Illinois) hosted their 2nd Annual Spider Hill Haunters Workshops.  Haunted Attraction owners & actors from all over the state of Illinois gathered to share their knowledge and learn from others, in this series of seminars and demonstrations. Noting a large increase in attendance over last year’s numbers, the Spider Hill staff reported that there were more than 70 folks from 14 different groups in attendance.  For a modest $5 admission fee, attendees were able to enjoy an entire day filled with seminars, along with a great lunch, dinner and beverages.  In appreciation of Spider Hill organizing this event, the Lincoln Jaycees Haunted House group brought a cake (see picture below) for everyone to enjoy, for dessert. 

Seminar Introduction Cake brought by the Lincoln Jaycees Cake Close-up
Lunch Time Vortex Tunnel Queue Line for Haunt Tours Spider Hill Hearse

 

The day was jam-packed with eleven seminars in total, with topics ranging from prop-building to managing the business end of your haunt.  After the seminars were over, The Spider Hill group opened up one of their attractions, Massacre Mansion, for a fully operational haunt tour.  Later in the day, there was also a raffle with free giveaways and a cocktail party. 


Spider Hill Haunters Seminars

The following is a group of pictures taken at the Spider Hill seminars.  Click on each one to see a larger version.

Jim Upchurch - HR Risk Management and Marketing Tammy Pritchett - Volunteer Management Bob Reiber - Low Cost Scares Rich Majka - ScreamPass Online Ticketing
Nick Mantia - John Henry Foster Co.

 


Drywall Compound Props Demonstration
Presented by Rosemary Griswold (Spider Hill Haunted House)

This demonstration showed attendees how to create creatures out of a few basic materials. Rosemary Griswold showed her audience how easy it is to create your own static props with a sturdy base, drywall compound, paint and towels. 

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3D Artistry Seminar
Presented by Julie Shielein (Spider Hill Haunted House)

During this session, Julie Shielen explained the basics creating 3D artwork for your Haunted Attraction. A tour of the 3D area inside the Spider Hill Haunted House was given, showing attendees some of the 3D artwork the group had created.  Everyone was provided with 3D glasses, so they could see the 3D effect created by the various colors of fluorescent paints, glowing under blacklight.     

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Airbrushing Demonstration
Presented by Kevin Angone (Creatures Crypt Haunted House)

In this demonstration, Kevin Angone described the equipment used in applying airbrush make-up. After addressing questions about the basics of airbrushing, a demonstration was given, showing everyone how easy it is to create an airbrushed character, using a few simple airbrushing techniques. 

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Stilt Characters Seminar
Presented by Chris Cassidy (Spider Hill Haunted House)

During this seminar, the general usage of stilt characters was addressed.  A few basic tips on how you can create your own stilt monster were presented, along with a stiltwalking demonstration. 

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Ground Hugging Fog Machine Seminar
Presented by Jack Morgenstern (Spider Hill Haunted House)

This demonstration showed attendees how to create a fog chiller from scratch. Surprisingly, there was a fairly short list of necessary materials: a Rubbermaid trash can, 2 short lengths of PVC pipe, 18 feet of flexible dryer hose and a few bags of ice. With this simple set-up, you can get fog to lay low in your Haunted Attraction.

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Kudos to the Spider Hill folks for putting all of this together.  Not only was it a very educational day, but it was also a great opportunity for Haunters to get together and socialize.  A good time was had by all!  Special thanks to Steve Geldmacher and the rest of the folks from Spider Hill for organizing and hosting this event.  

Happy Haunting,

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