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HauntedIllinois.com's Review of the
2009 Midwest Haunters Convention

2009 Midwest Haunters Convention in Columbus Ohio - Haunted Illinois Review

The Midwest Haunters Convention has become well known for its outstanding social activities and this year was no exception.  The Midsummer Monster Bash and Masquerade Party were both phenomenal.  The pre-convention Haunt Tour was a lot of fun, as well.  I think that is one thing that attendees can count on when they go to MHC.  It’s always a lot of fun!

Along with all of the fun things, there was also the business side of the show.  This year there was a wide variety of products on the show floor.  I was happy to see that Scarefactory decided to have a booth; however, I was a little surprised that they didn’t reserve a larger space, since then have such an extensive product line.  Of course, all kinds of haunt-related companies were there to show off all of the great products they have to offer.  There were even some vendors on the show floor who weren’t selling haunt props; however they were providing products and services that Haunters need to run their businesses.  For example, the Motorola booth was selling two-way radios and Paragon was offering their marketing services.   Also, Westland Insurance was there.  They have been providing special event insurance for haunted attractions, for a number of years now. There was also a wide variety of haunt-related seminars that haunters could attend, as well as several vendors demos presented on the tradeshow floor.  

Over the course of the weekend, attendees may have noticed some professional video cameras on the show floor, at the masquerade ball and elsewhere at the show. The film company “Post Time Productions” was shooting footage of MHC for a TV pilot they are putting together.  With any luck, you’ll be seeing coverage of the Midwest Haunters Convention on the Travel Channel or some other national network!   

Special thanks to Barry Schieferstein, Kathy Schieferstein, Kelly Collins & Neena Collins for organizing the pre-convention Haunt Tour, show floor, seminars and all the social activities, to make this show such a smashing success!  All of the events and activities were well-planned and went off without a hitch. The Midwest Haunters Convention continues to be my favorite show in the Haunt Industry! 

Take a look through the review and galleries of nearly 400 pictures, and let me know what you think.  I hope you like the review!    

Happy Haunting,

Adam Drendel
Webmaster of HauntedIllinois.com

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