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01-06-2013, 09:41 AM
National Haunters Convention
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Pennsylvania
May 3rd - May 5th, 2013

The Cadavers Cotillion, a costume ball themed differently every year.
Our 2013 theme is: GHOST TOWN / WILD WILD WEST !

Haunted House Tours

A Make Up WAR !
Think you're the best makeup artist in the industry? PROVE IT!



Hope to see you there!

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01-06-2013, 05:24 PM
The National Haunters Convention is looking for more seminar speakers:

Do you have an extensive knowledge of horror / haunted house industry ?
Are you an SPFX expert ? Prop designer ? Set designer ? Acting coach ?
If so, we are looking for seminar speakers for Halloween University
Interested parties - please email me at mike@nationalhauntersconvention.com
or my business partner rob@nationalhauntersconvention.com

01-10-2013, 04:09 PM

Friday Night - May 3rd

5:00 PM Sharp
- Leave Homewood Suites on the Zombie Bus Tour
[ Trip estimated : 42 miles / 50 minutes from convention area

6:00 PM
- Arrive at Shocktoberfest

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Catered Hot Buffet Dinner and Open Bar in Club Shock
* Menu Items coming soon

open bar

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM
- Meet N Greet with the Owner of Shoctoberfest!
- Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask, Pat Konopelski will answer questions about this Legendary Scream Park

7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
- Tour of THREE Attractions including the world famous:
Zombie Revenge Hayride
Prison of the Dead
The Unknown

10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
- The Party Continues with Music, Dancing and Open Bar

open bar

11:00 PM
- Bus leaves for Homewood Suites

12:00 AM (Midnight)
- We Arrive back at Homewood Suites


Never Been to Shocktoberfest?

Shocktoberfest is a huge 30 acre Scream Park featuring 4 unique attractions plus the Monster Midway.

We pride ourselves on bringing our customers the best experience possible. From the moment you step on the property you’ll quickly realize that Shocktoberfest stands apart from other haunted events.
What People Are Saying About Us

“The #1 MUST-SEE Attraction in the country!” – Haunted Attraction Magazine

“One of the Scariest Places in America!” – The Travel Channel

“Shocktoberfest is without a doubt one of my favorite haunted events in the country!” – Richard Christy, The Howard Stern Show

“The #3 Best Scream Park” – HauntWorld Magazine
Shocktoberfest is a huge Scream Park!

The Unknown - Come face to face with man’s number one fear: the unknown. Themed in Steampunk, a sub-genre of science fiction, this attraction incorporates over 20 years of industry experience, computer-controlled animatronics, light and sound effects and the best haunted house actors on the planet. To enhance the experience even further, our proprietary cinematic 3D effects make The Unknown the only attraction of its kind in the world!

The Prison of the Dead is a 50,000 sq. ft. indoor and outdoor, multi-level, prison themed Mega Haunt compound. (Most haunted houses are less than 4,000 sq. ft.) The Prison incorporates an elaborate back story, detailed set design, live actors, and computerized special effects. Shocktoberfest is so large you must board a prison bus to be shuttled to the attraction!

Zombie Revenge Haunted Hayride is guaranteed to be one of the most amazing haunted hayrides in the country. Complete with a new theme, sets, props, soundstages with amazing computerized special effects that include pyrotechnics and animatronics. This hayride takes you on a journey over acres of thick wooded forest filled with more live actors than ever before.

Club Shock is a haunted night club that offers guests a place to hang out with friends, listen to music, and dance. You can also compete in contests to win great prizes.

The Monster Midway – Walk under the majestic trees and beautiful autumn leaves that line the Monster Midway. Come hungry as it is here where you can enjoy some delicious food such as fresh cut French Fries, Funnel Cakes, Burgers and Steak Sandwiches that would rival your favorite sandwich shop. Compete in the games of skill and chance. Beware of the Scare Zones as there is no safe place at Shocktoberfest!

If you’re looking for an event run by people with the same enthuiasm for Halloween as you, look no further than Shocktoberfest!
Come see what we’ve accomplished over the past 20 years!


Jim Warfield
01-10-2013, 04:35 PM
Will be very Shocked to see October bursting in like that! Sounds just like... FUN!

01-10-2013, 07:03 PM
IN SEARCH OF MODELS: There will be a fashion show at the National Haunters Convention this year and our clothing vendors need models to walk the runway.

Should you be interested -
please contact Susan Belloff for details.
email = info@dressyourdreams.com

01-27-2013, 08:08 AM

New for 2013 at The National Haunters Convention is the Miss Halloween Beauty contest.

Among all the things dark and spooky at the convention will include the all things creepy and beautiful, NHC's MISS HALLOWEEN PAGEANT. The Pageant is open to any woman who believes they embody The True Spirit of Halloween.

This should include: costuming, make up, character representation and the things dark and beautiful you believe is the embodiment of the Halloween Season.

The competition will consist of multiple events:

1.) Contestant introduction

2.) Q and A session

3.) Solo Runway Walk

Further details coming shortly.

Interested Contestants please email to register:

NOTE: This event will end 1 hour prior to the start of the Haunt Tour.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Photo images of the winning contestant will be used in future NHC / Fright Times Magazine advertising campaigns.

03-16-2013, 07:20 PM
Our convention has 2 haunt vendors that require assistance.

( Dr. Frankenstein did have his Igor...)

Should you be interested in helping out our vendors for a couple to a few hours, please email me at mike@nationalhauntersconvention.com for details.

john haines
03-23-2013, 10:19 PM
Can't wait to see you guys this year !!!!!!!! Hopefully, the pumpkinmobile will be there again! Great ride !!!!! Loved the 2 walk thru haunts you had last year as well !!!!

04-02-2013, 04:48 PM
We are proud to announce that our primary Hotel has SOLD OUT for 2013 **
Additional Rooms have just been added to a close by "sister hotel" of Homewood Suites.

The Conventions PRIMARY HOTEL has SOLD OUT

hacksaw the clown
04-03-2013, 08:48 AM
im so excited to go!

john haines
04-14-2013, 07:39 PM
Shocktoberfest is a great halloween attraction as well !!!!!! Lots to do and even more fun stuff going on there. You're gonna love this show !!!! This event gets bigger and better every year !!!!! Hats off to michael bruner and his partners and staff for hosting a great event !!! See ya there !!!!

04-27-2013, 09:09 AM
(Personal Note: The Miss Halloween Pageant is sizing up to be incredible and the fashion show ? JAW DROPPING ! Throw in a makeup war and you can spend the whole weekend sitting in a chair having non-stop live entertainment !)

Friday May 3rd
1:00 pm T3 Fire Toys/Apocalyptic Side Show
2:00 pm Makeup Demo #1: Basic Greasepaint Makeup Techniques
3:00 pm Miss Halloween Beauty Pageant
4:00 pm Gentleman Jim Stilianos: Authentic Sideshow, Carnival Antics , Amazing Feats!
5:00 pm Stump Scrye and/or Spookymagic (unless contest runs long, then this will be omitted and Jim will perform in this slot)
6:00 pm Special Screening of Halloween Home Haunts for those not attending the tour

Saturday May 4h
11:00 am Beauty Underneath Fashion Show
12:00 pm Halloween Home Haunts Screening Part 1
1:00 pm Makeup Demo #2: Simple special effects/gore makeup
2:00 pm Gentleman Jim Stilianos: Authentic Sideshow, Carnival Antics , Amazing Feats!
3:00 pm Gravely MacCabre’s Monster Makeup Challenge

Sunday May 5th
11:00 am Makeup Demo #3: Cleanup, Skin Care, Equipment Care
12:00 pm Halloween Home Haunts Screening Part 2
1:00 pm Creatures East
2:00 pm Stump Scrye and other surprises from spookymagic.com
3:00 pm T3 Fire Toys/Apocalyptic Side Show