Site Sponsors
HauntedIllinois.com  Haunted Illinois is your online source for everything Halloween in Illinois: Directory of Haunted Houses, Haunted House Reviews, Haunted House Industry News, Halloween Website Links and more !
  Facebook.com   Twitter.com   Instagram.com   Pinterest.com   YouTube.com
Site Sponsors

Site Sponsors

 

 

2008 Transworld Halloween Convention

Where:
Sands Expo & Convention Center
201 Sands Avenue ( Map )
Las Vegas, NV 89109
       When:
March 16-19, 2008 
(9:30am until 5:30pm, all days)

This year, Transworld is moving the show to Las Vegas!  Click here to read the official press release.   
Transworld's 24th Annual Halloween Costume and Party Show 24th Annual National Halloween, Costume & Party Show : 
This is a once a year event where over 10,000 attendees will trek to Las Vegas from all across the United States and 47 foreign countries, looking to see what industry leading manufacturers and distributors are showcasing as new and exciting for the Halloween season, parties, celebrations and beyond. 
Transworld Exhibits Presents the 13th National Haunt and Attractions Show 13th National Haunted Attractions Show :
(Featuring the Dark Zone)

The 13th National Haunt & Attractions Show will feature vendors offering large-scale animatronics, visual & sound special effects, specialty lighting for the Haunt Industry, as well as haunted house design & installation. One of the highlights of the show will be the Dark Zone, which is an area featuring some of the Industry's best high-end animatronics and special effects, all in a dark environment. 

Note: All attendees, regardless of whether they registered for the Halloween Show or the Haunted Attractions Show, will have unlimited access to both sections of the convention floor. 


Haunted Illinois' New Product Preview - Click here for information about new products that will be at Transworld !


Transworld News Update:
03/14/08: Another Celebrity Appearance Announced!    
R.A. Mihailoff, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, will be appearing at Transworld Vegas at the Haunted Attraction Magazine booth! (read more)  
03/12/08: Updated Exhibitor Lists    
Updated Exhibitor Lists were released on 03/07/08 for both the Halloween Costume & Party Show, as well as the Haunt Show.  
03/12/08: Cody Reuwsaat Memorial Gathering   
Memorial Gathering to honor the memory of Haunter Cody Reuwsaat. (read more)
03/11/08: The Last Blast Haunter Gathering   
Rich Hanf has just announced a new Haunter Gathering at Transworld. (read more)
03/10/08: New Unit 70 Props   
While Unit 70 won't be exhibiting at the Sands Expo Center with the rest of the Haunt Vendors, you still will have the opportunity to see their new products if you are going to Transworld Vegas.  All of their new 2008 props will be on display at the Circus Circus FrightDome Haunt Auction on Monday March 17th starting at 5:00pm, so if you want to see Unit 70's new stuff at Transworld this year, the Haunt Auction is the place to be! 
03/08/08: The Odditorium: Shockstar Spectacular   
In honor of the TransWorld Halloween Convention's move to Las Vegas, Preternatural Entertainment brings together a curious collection of the most intense and sexy sideshow performers in the world for an outrageous orgy of fire, danger, and anatomical atrocities. (read more)
03/06/08: Updated Exhibitor Lists    
Updated Exhibitor Lists were released on 02/28/08 for both the Halloween Costume & Party Show, as well as the Haunt Show.  
02/28/08: Costumes & Make-up in Vegas    
While Transworld Exhibits Inc has officially announced that it would be ok for attendees to wear costumes and make-up on the convention show floor, the rest of Las Vegas is not as forgiving.  

Apparently wearing costume-related make-up is against the standard security policy of the main hotels on the Vegas Strip. So before packing your horror make-up for TW Vegas, be sure to call ahead and check your own hotel's policy on the matter.   

02/26/08: New Products    
Haunted Illinois has compiled press releases & announcements, describing some great new products that will be at Transworld Vegas. (read more)   
02/26/08: IAHA Press Release    
Haunted Illinois has just received the official Press Release for the The First Annual IAHA/TransWorld Haunted Attraction Industry Awards Banquet. (read more)   
02/24/08: Exhibitor Update    
Updated Exhibitor Lists were released on 02/20/08 for both the Halloween Costume & Party Show, as well as the Haunt Show.  
02/22/08: Yet Another Celebrity Appearance Announced!    
Dee Snider will be appearing at Transworld Vegas! (read more)  
02/21/08: Free Fx Faces Applications at TW    
Bone Yard Effects, Inc. is happy to announce that Professional Hollywood Makeup Artist Liz Pisano, aka Wicked Liz of the West, will be doing in-booth applications during the tradeshow (Booth #3856)! We are taking appointments for application times as there is only so much time in a day. Email Cheryl@Boneyardfx.com for more information and to request a time and day. There will only be approx. 6 openings per day so sign up early! Application dates are March 16,17 & 18th.
02/17/08: New Celebrity Announced    
A new celebrity appearance has been announced (read more)  
02/16/08: Transworld Badges Mailed Out    
Attendee badges for Transworld have been mailed out!      
02/05/08: "Viva Haunt Vegas" Haunt Tour    
Advance tickets for the Vegas Haunt Tour are now available online!!! (read more)    
02/03/08: IAHA Events    
Information has just been added for the IAHA Awards Banquet, as well as the C.H.A.O.S. Safety Certification Program. (read more)    
02/01/08: Haunt Auction    
More information has been released about the haunt auction.  Click here to go to Haunted Illinois' auction information page and download the official flyer with all of the information!   
02/01/08: Exhibitor Lists    
Updated Exhibitor Lists were released on 01/30/08 for both the Halloween Costume & Party Show, as well as the Haunt Show.  
02/01/08: Celebrity Appearances    
More information was released about the celebrities that will appear at Transworld. (read more)   
02/01/08: Featured Vendors    
Transworld Exhibits Inc put out a Press Release featuring some prominent vendors that will be at the show. (read more)   
01/11/08: Viva Haunt Vegas    
Details about "Viva Haunt Vegas", Transworld's official haunted house tour, have just been announced. (read more)   
01/11/08: Haunt Auction    
Circus Circus' haunted attraction "FrightDome" has announced they will hold an auction during the Transworld convention. (read more)   
01/11/08: Show Preview    
Transworld Press Release gives a teaser preview of the show, including information about show events and celebrity appearances. (read more)   
12/20/07: Vegas Strip Map    
For all Transworld attendees who aren't familiar with where the main hotels are in relation to the Sands Expo & Convention Center, here is a map for your reference.  
12/20/07: IAHA C.H.A.O.S. Certification Program    
The International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) will hold the first and only 8-hour voluntary safety certification program called the Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Seminar (C.H.A.O.S.) on Saturday March 15, 2008, 9:30am-5:30pm at the Sands Expo & Convention Center. (For more info, visit the IAHA Website
12/20/07: IAHA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet    
Join the International Association of Haunted Attractions on Monday, March 17, 2008, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center for the Annual Meeting and Banquet. (For more info, visit the IAHA Website
11/26/07: Haunt Show T-Shirt Contest    
Test your artistic skills, prove your creative prowess and wow the crowds by participating in the annual Haunt Show T-Shirt Design Contest. (read more
11/01/07: Seminar Line-up Announced    
2008 National Haunt & Attractions Show Announces New Seminar Theme: The Art & Science of Haunting. (read more
9/14/07: Top Haunt Product Creators Reveal Scare Tactics & Strategies    
For All the 'Fright' Reasons, Top Haunt Product Creators Reveal Scare Tactics & Strategies Into Attracting Chilling Market. (read more
2/16/07: Sands Expo & Convention Center Floorplan Posted    
Take a look at the floorplan for Transworld 2008. (view floorplan<< large file: 1.3MB
1/25/07: Halloween Show Moves to Vegas    
In 2008, Transworld Exhibits Inc has decided to move the show to Las Vegas, to keep up with the growing haunt crowd. (read more) 

Transworld Dates
March 2008
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30            

 
 = Transworld Dates
 
 = Related Activities
 

Transworld Activities

Saturday, March 15th:

9:30am-5:30pm

IAHA C.H.A.O.S. Certification Program @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center
Sunday, March 16th:

9:30am-5:30pm -

 Haunt Show @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center

9:30am-5:30pm -

The Art of Haunting Seminars

3:00pm-5:00pm -

Dee Snider celebrity signing  - Midnight Syndicate Booth #4045

Starts 5:45pm -

Fantasy Fashion Show  - Ed Alonzo will be Master of Ceremonies - Main Stage, Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by Fun World)

6:30pm-11:00pm -

Viva Haunt Vegas Haunt Tour
(Exact Time TBD) - Bridget Marquardt celebrity appearance - Exhibit Hall - Exact time to be determined day of appearance
Monday, March 17th:

9:30am-5:30pm -

 Haunt Show @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center
9:30am-5:30pm - The Science of Haunting Seminars

11:00am-1:00pm -

Dee Snider celebrity signing  - Midnight Syndicate Booth #4045
Starts 1:00pm - 3rd Annual Lingerie Fashion Show  - Ed Alonzo will be Master of Ceremonies  - Main Stage, Exhibit Hall (Sponsored by Leg Avenue)
2:00pm - 4:00pm R.A. Mihailoff, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, will be signing photos @ Haunted Attraction Magazine booth #8612
Starts 5:00pm - Circus Circus FrightDome Haunt Auction @ Circus Circus Casino - Convention rooms near the Skyrise tower. While Unit 70 won't be exhibiting at the Sands Expo Center with the other Haunt Vendors, their new 2008 props will be featured at the Haunt Auction! 
Starts 5:00pm - IAHA Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center - Rooms 206 & 207
Starts 5:45pm - Frank Caliendo celebrity appearance - Main Stage, Exhibit Hall
~ 9:00 pm - Haunter Social Gathering - Circus Circus Bar Area after the auction - Perhaps the new "Crowne Plaza" gathering in Vegas?  - Organized by Larry Kirchner
Tuesday, March 18th:

9:30am-5:30pm -

 Haunt Show @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center
2:00pm - 4:00pm R.A. Mihailoff, Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III, will be signing photos @ Haunted Attraction Magazine booth #8612
Starts 7:00pm - Cody Reuwsaat Memorial Gathering @ Green Valley Park, Las Vegas
Starts 8:00pm - "The Last Blast" Haunter Social @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center, Rooms 203 & 204 - Hosted by Rich Hanf
Wednesday, March 19th:

9:30am-5:30pm -

 Haunt Show @ Sands Expo & Conv. Center

Starts 9:00pm -

The Odditorium: Shockstar Spectacular
A Twisted Evening of Sideshow and Horror

 

If you have information about the show or any related events that you don't see on this page, please send a Press Release to the Webmaster.  Stay tuned.  More information will be posted, as it becomes available.


(Click on the banner above for more show information)
 

For more information about the Transworld Show, visit their official website by clicking on the banner to the left.

Never been to the show?  Not sure what to expect?  Be sure to check out Haunted Illinois review of the 2006 Transworld Show.


 


 

 

 

"The Internet's Most Comprehensive & Up-to-date Directory Of Illinois Haunted Attractions"
Copyright 1999-2017 HauntedIllinois.com - Contact Webmaster - Media / Promotion Inquiries - Join Our Mailing List
 
Find Wisconsin Halloween Events at