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Dr Spooktakular
05-07-2012, 01:44 PM
What's the word on Hauntcon 2013??

Haunted Prints (EOM)
05-07-2012, 06:11 PM
If he is smart he will move it to an are of the county that doesn't already have other great haunt shows.

Maybe Dallas, Arizona or Cali?

05-07-2012, 07:26 PM
It was in Dallas in 2005...AZ would be cool (or warm)...

05-07-2012, 08:19 PM
As Horace Greeley said "Go West Young Man" :cool:

05-07-2012, 08:20 PM
I know haunt con was in Orlando in 2010 but it would still be cool;)

The Nightmare Factory
05-08-2012, 02:36 AM
Ed Roberts
West Coast Haunt Convention
1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon, 97232
E: westcoasthauntcon@gmail.com
W: www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com

Billion Dollar Industry Hosts Convention on West Coast

Proceeds benefit West Coast Haunters Foundation

Portland, Oregon –The 2012 West Coast Haunters Convention will be held June 1-3
Doubletree Hotel Lloyd Center

What Comic-Con International is to the comics industry, haunt conventions are to the haunted attraction industry, an industry that (unlike comics) comes front-loaded with billions of dollars in advertising each Halloween. This event attracts a niche of Halloween enthusiasts and haunt owners who seek education, tips, ideas, social interaction, and networking with others in the haunt industry.

The WCHC is the only haunters’ convention west of St. Louis and will take place in Oregon for the 3rd consecutive year. The WCHC is thrilled to announce two keynote speakers for 2012: Mike Krausert from Cutting Edge Scenic Design and New England's Spooky World, and more recently The Fear at Fenway Park; and Ed and Marsha Edmunds, owners of Distortions Unlimited and the stars of the Travel Channel show Making Monsters. Convention highlights include a haunt tour and dinner Friday night; a costume ball on Saturday night, sponsored by Dark Light Precision Lighting Systems; a hearse car rally featuring cars from around the Northwest, and other events throughout the weekend.

Tickets are $40 for all three days and $20 for individual days when purchased in advance or $45 and $25 at the door. Tickets to the Halloween ball are $20 in advance ($25 at door). Tickets to the Friday Night Haunt Tour are $35 and include transportation and dinner.

Education at the West Coast Haunters Convention is paramount. Classes and workshops will take place daily, with over 50 hours of
topics related to all areas of haunting and haunted houses. Classes are free with paid admission to the tradeshow/convention.

This year’s tradeshow floor will feature some of the top vendors in the industry and the new Home Haunter’s Headquarters. The
Doubletree Hotel location allows the tradeshow to double in size over previous years.

Ed Roberts, of The Nightmare Factory, a charity haunt for the Oregon School for the Deaf, started the WCHC in 2010. The Nightmare Factory was featured on Extreme Makeover Home Edition, which aired nationally on ABC on Halloween night, 2010.
The West Coast Haunters Convention started because other conventions were too far away or too costly for Ed to take his students from the School for the Deaf, so he decided to bring the convention to his students, intending to create a haunters convention on the West Coast for all haunters and Halloween fans.

Unique to the West Coast Haunters Convention is that it runs as a nonprofit that contributes to a foundation, providing grants for special education. There will always be workshops and seminars about charity haunting because the convention got its start at the Oregon School for the Deaf. Seminars will be interpreted for any deaf or hard of hearing participants.

All proceeds from the convention will go to the West Coast Haunters Convention Foundation, established to help teachers of both
deaf and autistic children.

For more details, please visit the WCHC web site at www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com.
If you are an interested vendor - http://www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com/vendors.html
Class schedules are listed here - http://www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com/schedule.html
Class descriptions are listed here - http://www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com/workshop.html
Register to attend the WCHC here - http://www.westcoasthauntersconvention.com/regforms.html

__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __

Why come to the WCHC? Here's Why:

Over 40 hours of classes included in the price of admission.
Costume Ball Saturday night.
Haunt tour Friday night, dinner included.
Hearse Car rally on Sunday.
Haunters Garage Sale on Saturday.
Tradeshow floor, includes Home Haunt Headquarters.
Demo stage in tradeshow area.
Many opportunities to network with other haunters.

3 day pass - $40 online $45 at the door
Haunt Tour - 35, with dinner
Hearse rally - $10 entry fee
Costume Ball - $20 online $25 at the door

All the knowledge you will walkaway with, PRICELESS!

Pumpkin King
05-08-2012, 06:02 AM
I would say Arizona would be cool, or somewhere in Texas (that would be one hell of a pre-show tour!). And even though I live here and already see most of the haunts I think Denver would be kick-ass for a haunt show.

05-08-2012, 07:06 AM
He should do Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, just southern suggestions but that would be a first ( I think ) Shane and it's did he ever say? Shane!!!

05-08-2012, 10:30 AM
No he was still talking to all the cities to see who would give the better deal, he asked the vendors where they would like to see HAuNTCON go. But nothing has been confirmed yet

05-08-2012, 01:02 PM
I was asking them just the other day at the show before I left and they said there are no decisions yet. I would personally like to see it in the south after it's been north for the past two years. That way we get a chance to see haunts like Shane's Disturbia, Folklore, Netherworld, etc.... Plus, if it's close to Tenn, I get a chance to go to Dollywood and who doesn't want a chance to get to go to Dollywood?!?!

05-09-2012, 01:14 AM
I think and I suggested... New York area. Why? You have a new horror themed place going in Time Square, you have several haunts in the area, you have tons of haunts in New Jersey and Long Island plus McCurdy's place and Headless Horseman are about 2 hours from there. In fact Philly is only about 1 hour or so away as well...

If not there why not the Boston area, hit Haunted Overload, Salem Mass, and all the haunts in that part of the World.

Those are my two suggestions. However I do think hitting the Alabama haunts would be awesome as well


05-09-2012, 03:33 PM
He should do Nashville, Birmingham, Atlanta, just southern suggestions but that would be a first ( I think ) Shane and it's did he ever say? Shane!!!

Leonard was looking at Memphis, but I had to advise against it for the time being. Nasheville, Birmingham, and Atlanta are better choices right now, unless Memphis builds up more haunts (which is happening...+2 last year vs previous year) and better hotel space.

05-10-2012, 03:59 PM
Memphis doesn't sound good to me not enough haunts... I'm actually going to Memphis this weekend. Any cool haunts there I'll come by this weekend... call me!

Memphis is a very cool place to go ... you got Elvis, lots of Martin Luther King stuff, Sun Studios, Beal Street, lots of fun stuff going on... but doesn't seem like lots of haunts.


05-10-2012, 09:10 PM
I am all for Atlanta. I would love to see Netherworld.

08-08-2012, 01:52 PM
What about in the Carolina's?

Sinister Woods
08-08-2012, 03:58 PM
I hope haunt con comes down south. I would LOVE to see Disturbia and Netherworld!

08-10-2012, 04:07 AM
I heard through the grapevine that he has decided to put it in one city and leave it there like every year and not travel around anymore... I don't know if this is true or not. Maybe someone else knows for sure. I hear the show is going to Dallas and staying there for good.

I don't like the idea of Hauntcon not traveling around and I think that will hurt him actually because he's built up the concept of going around the nation. On the other hand he could build it up like MHC has done so that is the other side of the coin. I think what makes MHC work is being able to spring board out to other cities nearby to do haunt tours. I don't think Dallas has the spring that Columbus does but we'll see...

Either way it goes I hope that it does well for Leonard and the industry. That would be great!

I still contend that there are many great cities where this show can be very very very successful such as ...

Boston - New York - Philadelphia - Washington DC - Alabama - Atlanta - so we'll see


08-10-2012, 06:53 AM
The following was told to me by Leonard on Monday but I was asked not to reveal it until later in the week.

Larry, he did hint that the other city that was vying for the show in 2013 would be the location for the 2014 HC. I can neither confirm nor deny your rumor though so I guess time will tell.

HAuNTcon: Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference will be in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas April 25th-April 28th 2013 at the DFW Sheraton. More details to come very soon!! Check back here for more details as they become available. www.hauntcon.com

08-10-2012, 07:04 AM
How about San Antonio,Texas? Great convention space, on River Walk, great weather, etc

08-10-2012, 08:26 PM
Our news story, directly from the mouth of Leonard Pickel...


James Kennedy
08-10-2012, 11:48 PM
Have it on Long Island. We have haunts all over the place including ours. Plus Jersey and upstate have a few.

john haines
08-11-2012, 09:03 AM
to be held at the VAN ROHN CENTER...........(just a rumor) not gospel...........

Jolly Pumpkin
08-11-2012, 09:51 AM
It's being held in Dallas Texas and one of the haunts on their tours is Cutting Edge Haunted House. It was announced the other day online.

john haines
08-11-2012, 03:00 PM
Haunted vernon manor will be on the list of haunts to be visited..............

08-12-2012, 08:20 AM
I know HAuNTcon 2013 has been covered by other media outlets, but Flatline Radio has the most in-depth Interview with Leonard Pickel YET! He tells of attractions that are planned to be on the haunt tours, the Costume Ball Theme and details, show floor size, booth information, and it just keeps going! Flatline Radio may have not been the first to get the information out there to you guys, but we certainly got the most information for our Flatline Audience! Go have a listen!

On this episode, we bring you a show of epic proportions! Not only do we bring you our signature segments and music, but we also bring you interviews from Deadwood Hollow and Greg Allen from Zombie Safari Paintball. We also have Leonard Pickel stopping in to give us all the news you knew about HAuNTcon 2013 plus MORE unreleased information we bring only to the Flatline Audiences!



08-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Texas works for me
and Haunted Vernon Manor would be cool

Allen H
08-15-2012, 10:27 PM
My Neck of the woods! I'm hoping to open up the studio to a tour or something. Maybe I can get Leonard to let me teach a class or two. Im excited about it.