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Halloween, Horror & Haunted House Industry Conventions
Halloween, Horror & Haunted House
(Haunt Industry Event Calendar)
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Illinois Conventions / Gatherings
|1.||Chicago Horror Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois)|
The Chicago Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival. We strive to support independent film, and work to get the filmmakers more notice, and to get independent films seen.
(Hits - 1,834)  http://www.chicagohorrorfest.com/
|2.||Flashback Weekend: Horro'Rama Drive-In and Convention (Chicago, Illinois)|
Chicago’s most complete Horror/Movie Memorabilia convention featuring Celebrities, a stunning dealer’s room, costume contest, special events, and a nostalgic recreation of the Drive-in at night featuring 35mm screenings of classic horror films!
(Hits - 1,739)  http://www.flashbackweekend.com/
|3.||Spider Hill Haunters Workshop (Chillicothe, Illinois)|
Each year, several local Haunted House groups get together at Three Sisters Park to host workshops on topics like Safety & Security, Costumes, Using Latex, Gilderfluke Bricks, Indoor and Outdoor Facades, Actor Make-up Techniques and more!
(Hits - 1,626)  http://www.spider-hill.com/
|4.||TransWorld's National Halloween, Costume & Party Show (Rosemont, Illinois)|
The world’s largest show designed specifically for the Haunted Attractions industry. This show features the latest Haunted House props and animatronics on a show floor covering over 100,000 square feet.
(Hits - 2,537)  http://www.transworldexhibits.com/shows/halloween_party/rosemont/index.php
Other Conventions / Gatherings
|5.||Chiller Theatre (East Rutherford, NJ)|
We're home to the world's best horror and sci-fi convention - the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo.
(Hits - 1,249)  http://www.chillertheatre.com/ch4.htm
|6.||Deathfest (Santa Maria, CA)|
DeathFest.net - Death Fest is a HAUNTED Exposition! With free haunt seminars, vendors, masquerade ball and more!
(Hits - 1,237)  http://www.deathfest.net/
|7.||Face and Body Art Convention (Orlando, Florida)|
Spend four wonderful days with the world's best artists as they share their amazing talent, expertise, and unlimited creativity.
(Hits - 1,128)  http://www.faceandbodyart.net/
|8.||Fright Club of New Jersey Gathering (Medford, New Jersey)|
The Fright Club of New Jersey gathers haunters throughout the state to discuss a variety of haunting topics such as: prop-building, acting, make-up techniques, safety, etc...
(Hits - 1,053)  http://www.psychotrail.com/wst_page6.html
|9.||Frightfest BC (South Surrey, British Columbia, Canada)|
Home & Professional Haunters get-to-gether to share prop making techniques & good times.
(Hits - 898)  http://members.shaw.ca/dyanna9164/
|10.||Frightfest Northwest (Salem, OR)|
(Hits - 967)  http://www.halloweenfear.com/NWgathering.html
|11.||Fun Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)|
Fun Expo is the only event devoted to the family & location-based entertainment industry and the trends that drive it. It's a focused & efficient event bringing buyers & sellers together to conduct business.
(Hits - 1,155)  http://www.funexpo.com/
|12.||Great Lakes Frightfest (Petersburg, MI)|
A Haunters gathering at Totem Pole Family Campground.
(Hits - 1,072)  http://www.greatlakesfrightfest.com/
|13.||HAuNTcon (Dallas, TX)|
The National Haunted Attraction Tradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon) is the first national tradeshow and convention for the Haunted Attraction and Halloween industries, created by Haunters for Haunters.
(Hits - 1,110)  http://www.hauntcon.com/
|14.||HorrorFind Weekend (Hunt Valley, MD)|
Horrorfind Weekend, a giant horror convention. This one of a kind horror halloween and spooky convention features horror movie celebrities, horror writers, halloween seminars & supernatural speakers as well as a giant dealers room , horror movies & more.
(Hits - 1,062)  http://www.horrorfindweekend.com/
|15.||International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) (Atlanta, Georgia)|
IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently situated amusement facilities worldwide.
(Hits - 962)  http://www.iaapa.org/
|16.||Iowa Haunters Annual Weekend Convention and Show (Waterloo, IA)|
A gathering of haunters in the heartland. Harvesting ideas, to further bring about enlightenment and educate all interested in the industry of Halloween. Whether pro haunters, yard haunters or just enthusiasts this gathering is for you.
(Hits - 1,157)  http://www.ihawcs.com/
|17.||Ironstock (Tell City, IN)|
Haunt gathering with a Haunted House tour, prop how-to seminars, a costume ball and more!
(Hits - 1,105)  http://www.ironstock.com/
|18.||KC Kreepfest (Kansas City, MO)|
Kansas City Haunter gathering with a lights-on Haunt tour and more.
(Hits - 1,199)  http://www.thatsnotright.com/kreep.html
|19.||Make-Up Artist Show (Las Angeles, California)|
The International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, L.A. is gearing up to be the biggest and best show yet. There will be keynote speakers, educators, exhibitors and competition.
(Hits - 1,008)  http://www.makeupartistshow.com/
|20.||Massachusetts Gathering of Haunters (Buzzards Bay, Mass)|
This is a gathering where Haunters can meet and greet - socialize, show off scrapbooks, videos of their attractions. There are also seminars and other activities.
(Hits - 892)  http://www.geocities.com/joey7252/magathering.html
|21.||Midwest Haunters Convention (Columbus, OH)|
Plan to attend this exciting event and enjoy a wonderful weekend of festivities: networking, classes, vendors and shopping with the finest in the haunt industry!
(Hits - 1,094)  http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/
|22.||NorCal Gathering (Fremont, California)|
So is anybody up to a good old fashion gathering? Share pictures, videos, projects, stories - no costume ball, no paid vendor booths, no sleepovers, no entry fees, no tickets, loose agenda, just get together and BS.
(Hits - 935)  http://www.piratesofemerson.com/gathering2005.html
|23.||Pennsylvania Haunter's Gathering (Mechanicsburg, PA)|
What is a gathering ? Well, in the haunt industry, it refers to a picnic/social event for people that work in or run haunted houses, or simply have a for love decorating on halloween.
(Hits - 1,035)  http://fast.horrorseek.com/halloween/hhpinball/gathering/index.htm
|24.||Rocky Mountain Haunter's Gathering (Provo, UT)|
Haunters from different areas of the country meet annually to share their skills, stories and just to socialize.
(Hits - 1,158)  http://halloweenpropmaster.com:81/2005_gathering.htm
|25.||TransWorld's Las Vegas Halloween Show (Las Vegas, NV)|
This exclusive event is the West's biggest Halloween Show. Attendees will discover what's new, what's hot and what's going to be the biggest sellers for the upcoming year.
(Hits - 1,200)  http://www.transworldexhibits.com/shows/halloween_party/las_vegas/index.php
|26.||VA Hauntfest (Natural Bridge, VA)|
This gathering features a Haunt tour, seminars, demonstrations, vendor sales and more!
(Hits - 1,085)  http://www.enchantedcastlestudios.com/
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