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Whats New at the Midwest Haunters Convention with Jen Braverman

Updates for the Midwest Haunters Convention  2014 The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the United States serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts. Open to the public the Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) features a trade show, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio June 6-8, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel for its 11th year. We interview Jennifer Braverman, the mastermind behind The Midwest Haunter’s Convention,  about how the show has changed for 2014 and what is new since she bought…

Great Lakes FrightFest: More Than a Camping Retreat for Haunters

Camping. Haunted House. Haunt Gathering. Make and Takes. A weekend full of scary fun! These are just a few things you might discover on your weekend at the Great Lakes FrightFest in Petersburg, Michigan on May 30-June 1st. Great Lakes FrightFest is an annual haunters get-together for home and pro haunters alike. Located at a campground in South East Michigan for the last 14 years. Events include activities such as show and tells, demos, make and takes, a pot luck dinner, raffle and door prizes, and events for the kids. We interview Kkrazy Kkaren Taylor from the Great Lakes Frightfest…

Wanting to start your own Haunted Attraction or Make Your Current Haunt Successful? Check out our online training video library:

Are you confused about where to start when it comes to operating your first Haunted Attraction? Are you a current Haunted House Owner that is looking for new ideas and techniques to carry your scare business to success? Then you have came to the right place! Now you can learn from the professionals in the Haunt Industry without leaving your home. All of our classes are online and require no special equipment. You can even watch these training videos on your tablet, phone, or media device of your choice. Just find the recorded seminar that you like, go through the…

The West Coast Haunters Convention and Haunt X with Ed and Garrett

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we bring ‘some’ of the West Coast Haunt Events to you! In Portland, Oregon from the West Coast Haunter’s Convention with Ed Roberts and Reno, Nevada from Haunt X with Garrett Call. Two great shows all in one podcast! Haunt X is a haunter’s retreat for Halloween lovers, pro haunters, and home haunters. It is located in Reno, Nevada at the Circus Circus on May 9-11. We interview Garrett Call, the new owner of Haunt X, and get the scoop on how the gathering has changed under his guidance and what you can expect…

What’s New for the National Haunter & Halloween Show in 2014

The National Halloween, Horror, Haunted House and Hearse Convention is on May 2nd- 4th, 2014 at the Expo center in Oaks, PA. Almost 100 vendors, more seminars, haunted house tours, and after-the-show events! We talk to Michael Bruner, Co-owner of the National Haunter’s Convention, about the history of the NHC and what’s new for the convention this year. Including a cheaper show price and a reinvented show room floor! We also dig into Michael’s background as a home haunter and why he feels that home haunters make the best Haunt Owners. What’s New for the National Haunter & Halloween Show…

LIVE From the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show 2014

We just couldn’t do it! We wanted to space out these interviews from the 2014 Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show over a few podcast episodes. Instead we packed them all into one show!! Yes…19 interviews from some of the vendors LIVE from the trade show floor. We decided that you need to experience the Transworld trade show just like I did. Listen to some unique interviews from some of the best vendors in the Haunt Industry. Learn about new products for your prop building projects or tips for running your Haunted Attraction. And live in the ambiance of the noises…

An Inside Look at ‘Fright Props’ with Doug Anderson

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we kidnap Doug Anderson from the Halloween and Haunted House supply company Fright Props! Doug gives his insights on why you need to attend the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show, what has changed in the haunt industry in the last 10 years, what to expect from Fright Props in the upcoming months, and some ideas to take your Haunt to the next level. We also strap Doug into the electric chair and squeeze some personal information out of him until he confesses. If you have ordered anything online for your Haunted House, you have…

Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show 2014 with Ann Marie Gavinski

If you are planning on attending the Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show in 2014 on March 20-23 located in St.Louis, Missouri then you won’t want to miss this episode of HaunTopic Radio! We talk to Ann Marie Gavinski from the Wisconsin Fear Grounds and Education Coordinator for Transworld about what to expect this year at the show. If you are interested in the education, the parties, the networking, the new stuff to buy, and all else Transworld then here is your chance to get a head’s up. TransWorld’s Halloween & Attraction show is the only industry trade show of its…

The Haunter’s Hangout Hacks Into HaunTopic Radio!!

HELP! We are overrun by the Haunters of The Haunter’s Hangout!! Someone tapped into our podcast stream and stuck 1 and a half hours of nothing but some loud and passionate Haunters rambling on about scare acting, haunt ownership, design tips, the ups & downs of Haunting, and maybe a little talk of alcohol! I know I recognized some of the voices in this audio…maybe Bart Butler and Michael Edwards from The Haunt House and Open Casket Designs…Steve Reeves from Steve’s Haunted Yard…Dan Doble from Halloween Room and Inside the Industry….and those other clowns from The Haunter’s Hangout! Can You…

Horror in the UK: Mark Lofthouse from Scare Kingdom & Horror Author Anthony Crowley

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio we go international for the first time and meet up with a recognized UK horror author Anthony Crowley and Mark Lofthouse, the Director of Imagineering at AtmosFear Scare Entertainment. Anthony creates a chilling atmosphere for you and shares his journey as a Horror Author and some ideas you can use to create a scary story. Mark helps you understand some creative elements in scare entertainment and how to use them in your home haunt or haunted attraction. Who knew there was so much horror in the UK? Anthony Crowley is a fiction author of…

The California Haunters Retreat and Talking Haunts with Dave Enloe

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we get Dave Enloe from The Chamber Haunt/Scream in the Dark/The California Haunters Retreat on the mic to talk about Why Haunt Gatherings are Important, Advice For Starting Up our Haunt, and How Important is Marketing for Your Haunted House? Rich Christensen fills The Haunter’s Toolbox full of foam and foam tool goodness with “Foam Wars: The Tools for Carving Foam and Which Type of Foam to Use”. We also strap Dave to the electric chair and bring in another NEW segment we called The Electric Chair Round. This is where we fire some…

Scare Acting at the Mystery Manor with Rich Christensen

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we kidnap our new HaunTopic Crew Member Rich Christensen for an hour and try to steal all of his Haunting secrets. We talk Home Haunting on a budget, Scare Acting Advice, and Growing Up Halloween. Rich has been a Halloween Enthusiast since he was younger and today he prides himself with finding cheap or free materials to build his new Halloween experiments. He uses his talent in each of our Haunter’s Toolbox segments with cheap and easy audio prop tutorials. He started Omaha Metro Haunters to find like minded Haunters in his local area…

HAuNTcon 2014 and Making Your Haunted House Successful with Leonard Pickel

HAuNTcon, The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention, will be held in Houston, TX on January 23-28 and has teamed up with the Halloween & Expo Show for 2014! That means more Haunted House Tours, an Interactive Trade Show for Haunters, a weekend full of Education to make your Haunted Attraction successful, an over-the-top Costume Ball, a Garage Sale full of cheap items for your next show, and a chance to meet new friends and connect with those you have haven’t seen in awhile. We get Leonard Pickel (the HAuNTcon mastermind) on the mic to give you the inside scoop…

 
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