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Haunt Design for the 5 (or more) Senses

New seminar coming to HAuNTcon 2018! Most people think there are only 5 senses – taste, touch, sight, sound and smell. Besides the “sixth sense”, there are several others that people experience, and react to. Research into the ways the senses work has lead me down the path of how we can manipulate them to make your haunt more memorable. From simple tweaks to your existing set up to ways to think about future designs to take advantage of their power, we’ll go through them in this seminar. How can you take advantage of them in your haunt? How can…

We’re going to HAuNTcon 2018 in New Orleans! Meet us there??

Everything you need to know about the HAuNTcon: Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention and The Halloween & Party Expo in 2018. Located at New Orleans, Louisiana on January 12-15 . Well…almost everything.   New Orleans…scary stuff….Haunters…costume ball…Haunt Tours…Haunt classes…oh and so much more! In this podcast episode, we go behind the scenes of HAuNTcon 2018 with Liz Irving, the Vice President of Marketing and wearer of many hats behind the show.  We discuss new events for HAuNTcon, what’s included with each admission ticket, the new tours in New Orleans, and much more. Listen to this audio podcast by clicking…

The Lost Audio Files of the TransWorld Halloween & Haunt Show

The forgotten audio recordings of the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show. We got so busy with Haunt Season that we almost forgot part 3 of our compilation from the Transworld Haunt Show. We’ve compiled the last remaining interviews and stories behind the Scares…just for you! And some Scary tunes too!!   What is the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show? Transworld is the largest trade show focused exclusively on Haunted Attractions, Corn Mazes, Escape Rooms, and Halloween. With hundreds of supply vendors, how-to classes, live demonstrations, and networking parties to meet other passionate scary people like yourself. Their website is http://haashow.com…

Halloween & HauntFest: A Texas Show for Every Level of Haunter

“Excellent Show! Lots of exhibits, friendly and scary people, good makeup demos, and an amazing body paint contest.” -Mike Murray     Dates: August 26 & 27 2017 Location: Mesquite Convention Center, Mesquite Texas Show Type: Cash and carry consumer Halloween show Projected Attendance: 3000 attendees Website: www.HalloweenAndHauntFest.com   In this podcast episode of HaunTopic, we get Steve Colberg on the mic to chat with us about his upcoming convention Halloween & HauntFest in Texas. We cover all things going on at the show in 2017 and dig a little deeper to find out the real story behind Steve and…

Inside California’s Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival with David Markland

Midsummer Scream is a weekend full of Halloween and Haunted Attractions located in Long Beach, California. Interactive mini-haunts, classes to improve your Haunted House, celebrity guests, special events and parties, and over 225 exhibitors selling their products & services.     In this podcast episode, Darryl Plunkie and Phillip Hernandez chat with David Markland about the purpose of Midsummer Scream and the new things you can expect if you attend. Plus, we dive a little behind David’s background before Midsummer Scream and how he spends Halloween night in California. Where is Midsummer Scream? Midsummer scream is located at the Long…

ScareCON: Behind the Scenes of Europe’s Scare Attraction Convention with Michael Bolton

In this podcast episode, Philip Hernandez from the Haunted Attraction’s Network, chats with Michael Bolton from ScareCon Europe about what’s new for UK’s only Scare Attraction Convention and the future of the scare attraction industry. Plus ways to improve your Haunt Business.   ScareCON is Europe’s ONLY show dedicated to the ever expanding scare attraction industry and is the highlight of the year for attraction owners, designers and scare fans alike. Whether you are looking to expand a commercial attraction, build a home haunt or whether you just want to celebrate the success of others, ScareCON has something for everyone.…

More Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 2)

Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don’t worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers…and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part TWO. Stay tuned for Part THREE as well.      SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don’t miss the next one.     Alright Haunters…I’m going to make this a quick post and just include a list and description of WHO we recorded during our trip to the Transworld Haunt, Halloween, and Escape Room Show in St.Louis, MO. (haashow.com)…

Inside the West Coast Haunters Convention with Jeff and Chris Davis

The West Coast Haunter’s Convention is a Charity Haunt Show with vendors and education located in Portland, Oregon focused around Haunters of all types. Home Haunts, Halloween Fans, Haunted Attractions, Special FX Artists, Scare Actors, and anyone with a spooky side. Ask about the NERF WARS and staying the weekend on the 13TH FLOOR!     Who is on this podcast? Chris and Jeff Davis of the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie, Oregon are directors behind the West Coast Haunters Convention (WCHC) and teachers in front of eager Haunters that are willing to learn. They explain how the WCHC is a…

Interviews from the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show (Part 1)

Did you miss the Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show this year? Don’t worry. We were there and recorded a bunch of audio with Haunt Owners, Scare Actors, Vendors, and Haunt Marketers…and we unearthed some amazing value for you! And this is just Part One. Stay tuned for the next one. SUBSCRIBE HERE so you don’t miss the next one.     Alright Haunters…I’m going to make this a quick post and just include a list and description of WHO we recorded during our trip to the Transworld Haunt, Halloween, and Escape Room Show in St.Louis, MO. (haashow.com) But first, I…

Special Transworld Update: How YOU can be on our next podcast

*Special Announcement for Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2017*   Would your Haunt Business or Haunted Attraction like to be heard & seen by 1,000s of Haunters from all over the world? We are hosting special audio spotlights, recorded video sessions, & LIVE streaming straight from the TransWorld show floor. All in one spot so you don’t have to track us down.   These brief interviews will be shared across these popular Haunt Networks: -Haunted Attraction Network -HaunTopic Radio -Inside the Haunt Industry -Flatline Radio -The Haunt Journal   Book your spot now before space runs out: http://hauntopic.com/interview This will…

TransWorld Haunt Show 2017: Who, What, Why, When, & Where

The Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show is the world’s largest trade show focused on Haunted Attractions and Escape Rooms. Place your orders for new Haunt Products, search out the new innovations for the industry, and meet up with like-minded people like you. Innovation within the Haunted Attraction Industry starts here!   Who is on this podcast talking about the Transworld Haunt Show?   Shattered FX A premier silicone mask company that has been vending at the trade show for many years and believes in the magic that happens on the show floor. Jarred Alcala, the founder and owner, explains some…

Scare Acting Stories and Managing The Dead Factory Haunted House

In this one hour audio podcast episode, you will learn haunted house scare acting ideas from Darryl Plunkie (my co-host and scare actor at Dedmonton House) and pick up a few tips from (me) Brian Foreman on Managing the Dead Factory Haunted House in Mexico, Missouri.     Scare Acting Stories and Ideas from Deadmonton House Darryl Plunkie, co-host of HaunTopic Radio and Haunted House Scare Actor at Deadmonton House-Canada, knows his way around a Haunted Attraction. Passionate about Horror and Halloween most of his life, he has helped many themed events prepare before the big show by decorating and…

Talking Haunts and HAuNTcon with Scott Swenson and Todd Patton

HAuNTcon is a traveling Haunted House Convention that chooses a new city each year so that you have  a chance to attend and so that new Haunted Attractions can be explored. With it’s Haunt Tours, Educational Tracks, and Networking possibilities; HAuNTcon is a valuable resource for any level of Haunter.     In this podcast episode, we chat with HAuNTcon Speakers Scott Swenson (Scott Swenson Creative Dev.) and Todd Patton (Fear Connection) about their personal experiences at HAuNTcon conventions in the past and how HAuNTcon is a different show than many other haunt conventions.   Plus, we deep dive into…

 
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