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The Nightmare Factory
03-22-2011, 04:48 PM
Oregon School for the Deaf and The Nightmare Factory to host second annual West Coast Haunters convention and tradeshow May 13-15, 2011. This convention is open to all haunt owners, producers, actors, designers, enthusiasts, home haunters, those interested in oepning a haunted attraction, the WCHC is a convention for all who haunt!

All attendees will benefit from this networking and information exchange. The convention’s objectives are to share information and provide the opportunity to see the best products and creations from industry leading vendors, to experience hands-on demonstrations of techniques used in the best haunts and to learn from the masters of this craft. Workshop topics will include such classes as: acting, haunted house design, air brush make up, scenic design, robotics, haunt make up, haunted house do’s and don’ts and so much more.

We are also pleased to have Tom Devlin from face off at our show along with a stellar line up of workshops and exhibitors. This years show is a far cry better than year one and it just keeps getting better everyday. I have an amazing group of helpers behind me!

We'd love to have you out to our side of the country to have look at how the west haunts!

You can follow us on facebook or at the web site www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com

Ed Roberts
Event Manager

The Nightmare Factory
03-23-2011, 02:54 PM
Class line up -
Workshop topics & instructors

60 faces in 60 minutes – Ken Franklin, Grex / Facefx makeup

Twitter for your haunt – Chad Hawks, Chateau Grr

Silicone makeup – Toby Wayne, Toby Wayne Studios

Horror Kitchen - Jessica Ison, Ice Wolf photography

Using VSA software to control the whole haunt - Jerry Jewell, SkullTroniX

Loco Motion, moving the crowd forward. Steve Spener and Ted Krysinski.,
owners Hauntownsend

Creep from Crap - Dave Helfrey, owner FrighTown

"Tales from the Dark Side of Haunting" - Leonard Pickel

The Pickel Theory - Leonard Pickel

Actor training – Cliff Allen, Worst Nightmares

Makeup Sanitation - Claire Brooksbank, Dark Soldier Design

Light your haunt with leds – Greg Lewis, Ethreal Effects

Backstories for haunts – Dana Martin, Dana Martin Writing

Thriller! - Becca Swisher, Owner Tippy toes dance studio

Airbrush class (stencils) – Laurie Phelps, California face and body

How to paint a mural , three all day demos,
taught by Henry Miller owner Scream at the Beach

Haunt Safety, with dangerous demos- Jay Herzmark

Gore Makeup - Loretta Kava, Painted Navel

Our EMHE experience - Ed Roberts

Using deaf actors in you haunt - Kivo Phillips, Co-director the Nightmare Factory

Soundscape class - Joel Watson, Heartstoppers Haunted House

Lighting design - Hollywood Lights

Home haunter tips and tricks- Terry marsh

Haunt security - DaveTombleson.

Foam Carving class – Davis graveyard

Fog Machine care - Froggy's Fog

Marketing roundtable lead by Jody Bossert, owner hauntednight.com

Makeup on the fly - Dark Soilder design team

First time haunters round table lead by Ed Roberts

Prosthetic makeup application – Christina Kortum, Ravenous Studios

Show control systems – Jon Borrowman, Efx Tek

Queue Line entertainment - TBA

Using gray scale sets in your haunt - Etheral FX

Blood work in you haunt - Cut Throat Studios

03-23-2011, 06:16 PM
We can't wait Ed! Me and a handful of my Heartstoppers will be there. This years show will be great, three times the vendors and some great seminars (if I do say so myself) all included with admission, very cool!