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2014 Haunt Industry Event Calendar
Halloween, Haunted House and Horror conventions & gatherings

Know of an event that isn't in the list? Send the event name, city, date(s), website and a short description of the event to hauntedillinois@gmail.com, so it can be added to the list.

2014 Illinois Events

01/03/14 to 01/05/14

 - Anime-Zapcon  (East Peoria, IL)
Anime-ZAP! brings together over 1,000+ anime fans for a three-day anime convention celebration. As the biggest winter anime convention in Illinois, Anime-ZAP! has more events, dealers, artists, attractions, and viewing rooms than any other convention.
Event Website: http://www.animezapcon.com/

02/06/14 to 02/09/14

 - Capricon  (Wheeling, IL)
It's time to travel to the 4th Dimension! Your time travel device has stopped just in time to visit Chicagoland’s annual winter extravaganza of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Event Website: http://capricon.org/

02/08/14

 - Zombie Trivia Night  (Aurburn, IL)
Check out Zombie Trivia Night on February 8, 2014 in Auburn, IL. This is a charity event, with all the money raised supporting a local Easter Egg Hunt in Thayer, IL. which attracts 1000 children who would not normally get an Easter Basket.
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152279945242214&set=a.10150324903582214.392665.225595667213&type=1&stream_ref=10

02/14/14 to 02/15/14

 - Valentine X  (Melrose Park, IL)
What was meant to be a romantic night has now become a tale of bloodied hearts and terrifying revenge that will keep you and your date or friends clenched in fear! Eleventh Hour Haunted House presents: Valentine X, a new, thrilling experience premiering Valentine's weekend in 2014.
Event Website: http://eleventhhour.info/ValentineX/

02/15/14

 - St. Valentine's Laser Zombie Massacre Bash  (Morton Grove, IL)
Fear City Haunted House and Battle Royale Laser Tag have teamed up to give you Chicago’s only Valentine’s Zombie Massacre Party.
Event Website: http://fearcitychicago.com/

03/08/14

 - Zombie Happy Hour  (Des Plaines, IL)
Zombies in March?! Thats right! We will meetup at Hyatt in Rosemont and shamble our way to the Rosemont Entertainment District, where our final destination will be at the Five Roses Pub.
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1538861176338277/

03/14/14 to 03/16/14

 - Walker Stalker Con  (Chicago, IL)
The ultimate zombie convention is headed to Chicago and we are bringing awesome guests and a herd of zombies too! The whole convention is contained within the convention center, which includes our guests, panels, artists and vendors!
Event Website: http://walkerstalkercon.com/chicago/

04/25/14 to 04/27/14

 - Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2)  (Chicago, IL)
The Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo — also known as C2E2 — is a convention spanning the latest and greatest from the worlds of comics, movies, television, toys, anime, manga and video games.
Event Website: http://www.c2e2.com/

05/10/14

 - Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl  (Chicago, IL)
Once again we hit the streets of Andersonville in search of fun, beer and brains! Saturday, May 10th, starting at 2pm. The hugely popular event once again takes place in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.
Event Website: http://www.chicagozombiepubcrawl.com/

05/16/14 to 05/18/14

 - Anime Central  (Rosemont, IL)
Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention.
Event Website: http://www.acen.org/

06/20/14

 - Chicago Zombie Prom  (Chicago, IL)
Zombie Army Productions is pleased to announce that the 2014 Chicago Zombie Prom will take place at the Bottom Lounge, 1375 W. Lake St. in Chicago, on June 20, 2014!
Event Website: http://www.zombiepromchicago.com/

06/21/14

 - Chicago Zombie March  (Chicago, IL)
It's that time again, zombies! We are having another zombie march in June. The rules are very simple: dress and be made up as a zombie and just shamble and act like one. We will all meet at Millennium Park and take it from there.
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/801573513190201/

07/11/14 to 07/13/14

 - G-Fest  (Rosemont, IL)
G-FEST is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world.
Event Website: http://www.g-fan.com/html/gfest_xxi/gfest_xxi.php

08/08/14 to 08/10/14

 - Flashback Weekend  (Rosemont, IL)
Flashback Weekend is Chicago's longest-running Horror Convention, as featured on both The E! True Hollywood Story and Anchor Bay's THE EVIL DEAD Ultimate DVD Set!
Event Website: http://www.flashbackweekend.com/

08/21/14 to 08/24/14

 - Wizard World: Chicago Comic Con  (Rosemont, IL)
Wizard World produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys, and social networking.
Event Website: http://www.wizardworldcomiccon.com/chicago.html

11/28/14 to 11/30/14

 - Chicago TARDIS  (Chicago, IL)
Chicago TARDIS, the Midwest’s Premier Doctor Who event, brings together over 1100 fans each Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the world’s longest-running science fiction television show.
Event Website: http://www.chicagotardis.com/

Know of an event that isn't in the list? Send the event name, city, date(s), website and a short description of the event to hauntedillinois@gmail.com, so it can be added to the list.

2014 Non-Illinois Events

01/23/14 to 01/28/14

 - HAuNTcon  (Houston, TX)
HAuNTcon is the first national tradeshow and convention for the Haunted Attraction and Halloween industries, created by Haunters for Haunters.
Event Website: http://www.hauntcon.com/

01/25/14 to 01/28/14

 - Halloween and Party Expo  (Houston, Texas)
Halloween & Party Expo is the 1st and LARGEST Show for the Halloween, Party and Costume Industries.
Event Website: http://www.halloweenpartyexpo.com/

02/07/14 to 02/09/14

 - Days of the Dead  (Atlanta, GA)
Days of the Dead is a by the fans, for the fans, horror convention. Days of the Dead's primary goal is to bring back the concept of the genre convention being a welcoming communal gathering of like minded friends and fans.
Event Website: http://www.daysofthedead.net/atlanta/

02/28/14 to 03/02/14

 - Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference  (Guelph, Ontario, Canada)
If you operate a haunted attraction or similar event; work, volunteer, or are otherwise employed at a seasonal event; are a horror, paranormal, or Halloween fanatic; or an FX artist, including Face & Body Art, this event is for you.
Event Website: http://www.canadahaunts.ca/

03/20/14 to 03/23/14

 - Transworld's Halloween & Attractions Show  (St. Louis, MO)
For more than 25 years, TransWorld has produced the Halloween, Costume and Party Industries’ largest and most successful order-writing trade show. Year after year, TransWorld has demonstrated that it can bring together 1,000’s of exhibitors and buyers and manage the complexities of producing large, successful events!
Event Website: http://www.haashow.com

03/21/14 to 03/23/14

 - HorrorHound Weekend  (Cincinnati, OH)
HorrorHound Weekend is the biggest horror event to invade the Mid-west.
Event Website: http://www.horrorhoundweekend.com/

03/21/14 to 03/23/14

 - Mad Monster Party  (Charlotte, NC)
The MADNESS returns to Charlotte with another MONSTROUS guest list, amazing dealer room and more unique programming and exhibits! Join the Party!
Event Website: http://www.themadmonsterparty.com/

04/25/14 to 04/27/14

 - Chiller Theatre  (Parsippany, NJ)
Chiller Theatre is your online source for horror, sci-fi and fantasy. We're home to the world's best horror and sci-fi convention - the Chiller Theatre Toy, Model & Film Expo.
Event Website: http://www.chillertheatre.com/

05/02/14 to 05/04/14

 - National Haunters Convention  (Oaks, PA)
The National Haunters Convention is like a huge reunion that you look forward every year to attending. We offer many of the features of a large haunt convention without the large bite out of your budget. If you are a Professional or Amateur haunter, a Halloween home or yard haunter, or just plan the coolest Halloween parties among all your friends, then this convention is for you.
Event Website: http://www.nationalhauntersconvention.com/

05/08/14 to 05/11/14

 - World Horror Convention  (Portland, OR)
The World Horror Convention is a gathering of professionals in the horror industry that happens every year, bringing together horror fans, publishers, artists, writers, musicians, filmmakers, and dealers.
Event Website: http://worldhorrorconvention.com/

05/08/14 to 05/11/14

 - Haunt X  (Reno, NV)
Open to the public HauntX is an affordable show featuring a top-notch education program focusing on real world solutions for haunters. Most education is included in the admission price. With a philosophy of “Work Hard / Play Hard” HauntX will feature seminars and workshops during extended hours. A paranormal tour to Virginia City, vampire themed pub crawl, costume ball, and cheesy movie night are on the entertainment calendar.
Event Website: http://www.hauntx.com/

05/15/14 to 05/17/14

 - Halloween Extreme  (Orlando, FL)
A Halloween & Horror combo convention presented by TransWorld, and Netherworld Haunted House together with Spooky Empire's May-Hem! Events, Guests, Vendors and parties
Event Website: http://www.halloweenextreme.com/

05/16/14 to 05/18/14

 - West Coast Haunters Convention  (Portland, OR)
The West Coast Haunters Convention is a new convention for the Haunted Attraction Industry with seminars, workshops and a trade show.
Event Website: http://westcoasthaunters.homestead.com/

05/17/14

 - Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run  (Waukesha, WI)
At the Wisconsin Zombie Mud Run, only the quick and strong will survive. What’s that you say? You think you can hang? Cool. Join the Zombie horde and see how many of the living you can take down with you, or run among the living and see if you can survive.
Event Website: http://www.wisconsinzombiemudrun.com/

05/30/14 to 06/01/14

 - Great Lakes Frightfest  (Petersburg, MI)
Great Lakes FrightFest is an annual haunters get-together for home and pro haunters alike. Located at a campground in South East Michigan. Events include; show and tells, demos, make and takes, a pot luck dinner, raffle and door prizes, and events for the kids.
Event Website: http://www.greatlakesfrightfest.com/

06/06/14 to 06/08/14

 - Midwest Haunters Convention  (Columbus, Ohio)
The Midwest Haunters Convention is for Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, Artists and Home Haunters. Our goal is to provide educational seminars and workshops with experienced presenters, a 75+ vendor tradeshow with the latest in haunt offerings, and a place to network with others in the industry during our unique social activities.
Event Website: http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/

06/28/14

 - Ironstock Reanimated  (Tell City, IN)
A five year reunion of the Ironstock Haunt Gathering.
Event Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1451299768429393/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular&source=1

08/29/14 to 09/01/14

 - Dragon-Con  (Atlanta, GA)
Dragon*Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!
Event Website: http://www.dragoncon.org/

09/26/14 to 09/28/14

 - Days of the Dead  (Los Angeles, CA)
Days of the Dead is a by the fans, for the fans, horror convention. Days of the Dead's primary goal is to bring back the concept of the genre convention being a welcoming communal gathering of like minded friends and fans.
Event Website: http://www.daysofthedead.net/los_angeles/

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