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02-15-2010, 06:22 AM
MHC is proud to announce an exciting lineup of haunt tours and classes!

Cleveland Rocks!
Six Awesome attractions on our pre-con bus tour!

Join us for two days of fun as we head to Northeastern Ohio. We’ll be
touring award winning haunted attractions, some with acting troupes and
many with multiple attractions. During the pre-convention bus tour
you’ll visit 6 haunts; hosting more than 13 attractions. Prices will be
starting around $200 and will Include your hotel room, all attractions,
meals, snacks, charter bus and more.

Weekend Workshops
New for 2010 - Extended and Advanced Classes

You asked and we listened! Over the years we have had many requests for
longer, and more advanced, classes over the weekend. We are pleased to
announce our new Weekend Workshops. These pay-per-class offerings will be three hour workshops, on the topics that you requested, by some of the best instructors in the industry!

- Slider Basics 101 - Learn how to slide with Chris Simmons of Scarowinds
- The Airbrush Asylum - Pashur shows off some great haunt airbrush makeup
- Marketing & Sponsorships - Kelly Allen author of So You Want to be a
Haunt Entrepreneur shares some of his best tips and tricks
- An awesome design class to be announced very soon!

Visit the Weekend Workshops link on http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com (http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/) for all of the details on these great classes!

Two More Haunts on Friday!
Kick Off the weekend with more haunts and a party!

When we asked you what you preferred on Friday night, a party or haunts,
you said BOTH! The Friday night MHC kickoff will include not one but TWO
great haunts AND a party. Join us for a fun filled evening as we visit
Scaratorium, Columbus' newest haunt owned and operated by MHC producers Kelly and Neena Collins. We will then travel to the infamous Haunted Hoochie / Dead Acres - "The World's Most Agressive" attraction.
Upon returning to the Hyatt, join us in the Big Bar on 2 for our newest
tradition - Scaryoke! Check out the http://midwestshow.com/friday-night-activities (http://midwestshow.com/friday-night-activities/&nbsp) for more details.

Contest Registration Open
Register now for Monster Makeup Wars and Ms Scary Midwest

MHC is now accepting applications to participate in our two most popular
events. The Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars pits fives teams of three artists against each other. Each team is challenged to create the scariest, most creative, monster from the neck up. There is one catch though. They do not know what materials they have to work with until the contest starts and they only have 30 minutes to do it in! If you feel you are up to the challenge submit your application now. We will accept applications through April 16th at which point the five teams will be chosen at random.
Each year the Ms Scary Midwest Pageant searches for the scariest female
character. Eight lucky "ladies" will vie for this prestigious award
onstage during the Saturday Masquerade Ball. These eight will be selected
from all entries, submitted by April 16th, by a panel of judges from around
the haunt industry.

Please visit the http://midwestshow.com/contests/ for more details and to download the applications.

Weekend Seminars!
Presented by HauntBots

Industry recognized for providing some of the best education, MHC is once
again proud to announce the 2010 Weekend Seminar Series lineup. Featuring some of the most respected names in the haunt community these classes will once again prove to be well worth the cost of registration. In what will grow to 30 offerings, these classes will focus on Business, Design, Makeup, Acting, and Props. Check out http://midwestshow.com/education/weekend-seminars/ for all of the classes descriptions and register today to attend.

Midwest Haunters Convention
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. We’ll offer 1st class haunted attraction bus tours, costume parties and contests (the Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars competition, Ms Midwest Scary Pageant & the Scariest Character Contest). “Haunters” are always welcome here!
For More Information please visit http://www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com (http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/) or contact Barry
Schieferstein at barry@midwesthaunters.com or 614-361-1466

02-15-2010, 07:58 AM
Holy crap! I am SO EXCITED!! MHC is going to be amazing this year! -Tyler

Killer Katie
02-15-2010, 01:17 PM
Totally stoked!!

02-15-2010, 01:34 PM
can u purchase the tickets for scare a tourium and haunted hoochie but not take the bus ride..... i live a bout 10 mins of both of them...

02-15-2010, 01:41 PM
never mind... it say be there at the time and u can purchase tickets...drive your own car..

02-15-2010, 04:29 PM
Rooms booked! Ready to have a HAUNTED weekend!!!


Jolly Pumpkin
02-15-2010, 05:59 PM
I'm just going to purchase a bus tour ticket for $49. You would only be paying $9 for the bus ride since the haunts are going to be $40 total. You won't have to worry about driving to the haunts, the bar and food stops. That's worth the extra $9, I think.

02-15-2010, 09:30 PM

You nailed it! As has always been our way of doing things, we try and make it affordable for everyone coming to MHC. Why worry about trying to find your way around Columbus and driving what will be about 40 or 50 miles in a night to save $9? Ride the bus, make some new friends, have a great time!

Dr Spooktakular
02-15-2010, 09:54 PM
Let me start by saying that last year was my first time going to MHC, I was not let down by MHC or the city of Columbus. I've been to TW and HCON multiple times, even though there weren't as many toys at MHC, the show blew me away, classes were top notch, show floor was above average (take note HCON if this isn't the end for you!), parties great, people friendly, let's just say I was treated like an 'ol friend that has been in the neighborhood for years. The one change that was made, the Friday night haunt tour, makes this show right behind TW, but not by much. I am in no way affiliated with MHC, nor do I know any of the producers, what I do suggest is that you don't miss this show, if you have never been, give it a shot, you won't be disappointed. Airfare to Columbus is iffy; however, set your price on priceline for a 4* hotel in the downtown area and you're likely to get hooked up for $50 or so. With Kelly Allen, Allen Hopps, Virgil Franklin, and others teaching, you'd be stupid to miss out. Anyway, just my two cents worth!

02-17-2010, 03:06 AM
Looks jam packed Barry. Good job! Larry

02-17-2010, 06:10 AM
WOOOHOOO! Can't wait!