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04-09-2011, 09:07 AM
National Haunters Convention - Seminar Series had a massive expansion - check it out:

Also, on top of our regular classes,
I highly encourage everyone to take advantage of two of our *FREE* seminars

Fire Safety for Haunted Attractions
Fire Safety for Attractions
May 05, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Note: open to home haunters as well as professional haunts)


I _skull_ Halloween: the curious story of American's most creative holiday
May 07, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
by Lesley Bannatyne of Harvard University
(Note: because you really should know the history of the holiday)


The National Haunters Convention is very proud to announce that there will be a young couple getting married at our convention !
The wedding of Sam and Lisa will be taking place Saturday morning from 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
(so you can watch the "in costume" wedding and head straight to the "History of Halloween" seminar !!)
The wedding will be taking place at our castle facade entrance to the convention.
Should you be inclined to bring a gift, the young couple dreams of opening a haunt some year, so any haunt prop would be more than appreciated.


Non-Stop ** FREE ** Stage Show Entertainment

T-Shirt Bordello will be doing T-Shirt Challenges throughout the day !

Trivia that Bites (how well do you know Horror ?)

Ask the Experts (Q & A session with industry leaders - FOR ** FREE **) !!

Parade of Costumes ( See what the latest costumes are ! )

Jenna and the Rottonettes ( What do you get when you mix an American Idol (season 1) singer and Halloween ? WATCH AND FIND OUT !)

Rigor-Mortis Revue (The east costs premier dancing burlesque show !)


Please join us for some *SELECT* premier horror movie screenings.


Film: Dead Matter
...Date: Thursday, May 5
Time: 9:00pm
Cost of Admission = ** FREE**

Join Edward Douglas for National Haunters Convention's "Thursday Night Meet N Greet" sponsored by Black Buggy Baking and Midnight Syndicate. A great place to relax and hang out before the convention, this FREE event starts at 6pm with light food, entertainment, and Midnight Syndicate giveaways. A special screening of "The Dead Matter" will begin at 9pm. Edward will also be on-hand at the Midnight Syndicate booth throughout all three days of the convention (May 6-May 8).

The convention organizers have requested that you register for this free event. To do so please visit:

Website: http://www.thedeadmatter.com/


Film: Return of the Ghostbusters
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost of Admission = ** FREE**

The mile high city is rocked when an ancient Egyptian menace comes to town, and the Denver Ghostbusters must return to save the universe once more. In this sequel to the internet cult hit Freddy VS Ghostbusters, the boys in gray find themselves up to their eyeballs in spooks, as a greater threat looms on the horizon...

A talented cast and crew made up entirely of volunteers (see also: fanatics) worked over the internet and across borders for over two years. Featuring dazzling special effects, an original score, and an engaging story inhabited by quirky characters, this feature length film is a truly one of a kind fan made experience.

Website: http://www.returnoftheghostbusters.com/


Film: Devils Crossing
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Cost of Admission = TBA

Details: Independent Post-Apocalyptic Action Zombie Western
Nuclear war has ravaged the world. The remnants of humanity fight to survive, taking refuge in bleak settlements. The undead wander the earth, slaves to their blood-lust, or perhaps some higher power? The tattered town of Celestial sets the stage for the greatest battle of the New Dark Age! A score that must be settled and a reckoning that has been 235 years in the making...

Shadrach a man who watched his life burnt to the ground! Left for dead, having sold his soul to the devil with his last dying breath. A slave to the devil... Born again as a "Soul Collector". Now centuries later Shadrach fights to be freed from the chains of the demons that torment him. To regain his soul and save the lives of an entire town he must fight the living dead as hell literally rises from beneath!

Website: http://www.devilscrossingmovie.com/


Ricky Dick of Castle Blood is in charge of our MAKEUP WAR !
Video of previous makeup wars:

This is a contest to promote and encourage creativity, ingenuity, and artistry, using the most favorite of traditional Halloween Skills, MAKEUP. I hope to reward those that can think on their feet, and have a wide range of skills. Here’s how this will work:

4:00 Gravely will intro the event, and then announce the SURPRISE theme that all participants must adhere to for their competition piece

4:15 Teams will get 15 minutes to prepare/sketch/plan, as well as select extra pieces/supplies from the community table

4:30 The competition starts

5:45 The competition ends

6:00 Awards handed out

And now, here are the rules on how we will do all this

1.) The competition is open to everyone. Amateur and professional alike.

3 divisions have been set up with the hopes that people of different skill levels feel comfortable in entering,

Teams will be placed into 1 of these 3 divisions

1 Home/Hobby Haunter ---Gather your friends and put together a team

2 Pro Haunt Team --- Represent your haunt

3 School /Studio --- Throw down and show us what you can really do

Each team should be registered in advance under a "team name", Teams are limited in size to 4, with the model being one member of the team.

A best in Class award will be given in each division, as well as a Best in Show.

Best in show can come from any of the three divisions and win the B.A.T ( Big A$$ Trophy)

There will be 12 spaces available/ 4 in each division.

Teams are encouraged to pre register for the spaces. Once a division is full, teams will be put on a waiting list. 2 weeks before the convention, if divisions aren’t full, those spaces will go to any division with a waiting list

The goal is to make sure we have 12 teams, no matter what division they are in.

Do not sandbag the competition. If you are a professional school graduate, and enter in the home haunt division and we find out, we will taunt you. Emotionally, professionally and on the damn chat boards if not for real. Play Fair

2.) Competitors will be allowed to enter 1 model only (male or female) per team. Models must be a living person. No mannequin or prop heads allowed. No other living creatures allowed. (i.e. No real parrot to complete a pirate costume, and no, that’s not theme)

3.) Models will arrive without any makeup above the collarbone.

4.) Makeup may be applied by any member of the team who are allowed into the contest area during the competition. ALL members of the team must be registered prior to the event under the team name.

5.) Each team should bring a full and complete makeup kit with them. However no store bought appliances are allowed. This means anything you could buy at a shop, mail order, or online. Please DO bring traditional 3-D materials such as nose putty, latex, derma wax, cotton, collodian etc..All the things a well stocked haunt kit should contain. Never know what you’ll end up needing. Since the theme is a surprise, the community table will be stocked with some items that will be appropriate. Hogging too much and not using it, as to hurt other teams, will count against you in the judging. So be fair

6.) The makeup, will be judged at the end of the permitted time, finished or not

7.) The contestants will be judged by a select group of Knowledgeable Halloween and Haunted House professionals

9.) The decisions of the Contest Judges are and will be final. In case of a “TIE” the Chairman will make the final decision to break the tie.

10.) Contestants may be disqualified for:
A. Not adhering to classification guidelines.
B. Not adhering to all of the Makeup Competition Rules, Conditions, Terms and Regulations.
C. Being socially disruptive.
D. Using a trademarked or licensed character. This contest is for originality

The Competition Judges and the Chairman of the Makeup Competition will determine all disqualifications.

NOTE: If something goes wrong and you have a problem during the competition, notify one of the Judges or the Competition Officials and they will assist you where they can.

Feel free to register online now! For more information please contact me at: Ricky@NationalHauntersConvention.com
Thanks so much,
Ricky Dick Aka Gravely MacCabre


Numerous contests with wicked cool prizes !


We're doing something new this year - Authors !

Gotta love a good read !


And of course - an incredible haunt tour !


And of course - an incredible costume ball !
Bonus Entertainment with the Thriller Zombie Girls And for those who like to party late late late at night: Rigor-Mortis Review BURLESQUE !


AND Learn everything Gage Munster Learned from FACE OFF !!!


the ogre
04-09-2011, 08:52 PM
Can not wait for nhc. last year we had a ball and this year it sounds better than ever. i speak for everyone at haunt tactics when i say this is our favorite con of the year. it is our home town and full of great people.