View Full Version : IAAPA ... anyone going?

10-15-2009, 01:00 PM
Is anyone going to IAAPA? I'm actually considering for the first time not going because we have a lot of stuff going on. Just wondering who is and who is not going. Let me know. Larry

10-15-2009, 02:45 PM
I'm going.

I hate that it's in Vegas though.

13th Gate

10-15-2009, 03:15 PM
RFR will be there.

10-15-2009, 03:49 PM
But have not been able to in years due to my Christmas/Holiday company. Shane and its I am up to my ears in Christmas right now! Shane this time.

10-15-2009, 03:55 PM
We are on the retail side of things but I will be in Vegas that week anyway so I got a badge to check things out.

Mike Honcho
10-15-2009, 03:55 PM
Always do... =]

10-15-2009, 09:00 PM
We would like to go, but the $240 registration fee is tough to swallow compared to transworld being free. Does anyone have a suggestion about an alternative to paying the reg. fee?

10-16-2009, 08:03 AM
Not going, would like to someday but not this year. Might skip Transworld this year as well, not for monetary reasons though.

10-16-2009, 10:11 AM
Mind Tumor,

I too, will most likely skip TW Haunt Show this year. Not for cost, but because of other reasons unless someone can convince me otherwise.

I will however be at over 23 conventions this upcoming 2010. Both as Vendor, Speaker, guest depending on which.

I will be hitting up for sure haunt wise: Midwest Haunters, Hauntcon, National Haunters (YES I will be at both even though same weekend-dun dun dun), Great Lakes Fright fest, Chicago's, HCP Show, and if the CO one gets its feet set for this fall that one too.

10-16-2009, 10:29 AM
I might not go because I doubt Bill can get the time off this year because he has a new job so it would just be me and my wife and maybe my kids which would mean I would be walking the floor alone. Just doesn't seem fun being there by myself. Plus not all the vendors go. I guess it just depends on how things unfold.

10-16-2009, 10:34 AM

Your going to HCP and NOT the haunt show? Really?

Anyways, we WERE going to go to IAAPA... but now, it doesn't seem like we are this year. We can't justify it, we'll see all the same vendors that we want to see at Transworld! So.... no sense in us going! -Tyler

10-16-2009, 12:59 PM
I doubt very many will miss the Haunt Show. I didn't attend the retail shows last year and probably won't attend any of those again this year.

I going to go to less tradeshows in general they don't produce results these days thanks to the net having such a huge impact on how we do business. I think the Haunt Show is one of the shows that is very important in person and I will attend that no doubt.

I have been to something like 15 IAAPA shows in a row!

This year its in Vegas! I'm still thinking!

Awesome show awesome show!


11-06-2009, 02:48 AM
We haven't bought a booth yet but we are going to on Friday. So we'll be there... however it looks like not many haunt vendors this year. Scarefactory appears to have a giant booth, TW will be there as well as a few others. IAAPA isn't about the haunt vendors anyway its about finding things you can use at your business.

I hope to see everyone there.


11-06-2009, 08:34 AM
We will be there, curious how the show will be in Vegas, prefer Orlando, but hey, it's Vegas!


11-06-2009, 09:27 AM
Anyone not going to IAAPA that needs something specific that I can pick up for you let me know. Just send me an email on what you need.


11-06-2009, 09:50 AM
I'm going to look for concessions and new ideas.

11-06-2009, 11:29 AM
I'm going to look for some off season ideas to keep cash coming in all year.

11-06-2009, 03:59 PM
I will be there for the first time this year. Would of rather it been in Orlando as well. Vegas can be cruel!!


Mike Bizub
11-06-2009, 08:28 PM
Three of us from Ghouls Gulch will be going for the first time

11-12-2009, 10:12 PM
I will be there all week as well. Does anyone know if Transworld is hosting another party this year? They did one last year at Pointe Orlando and it was good to see alot of familiar faces and hang out. Looking forward to next week and my first trip to LV!

11-13-2009, 12:50 AM
you can find more products at IAAPA in regards to the amusement industry than you'll ever find at any other show... but if you are looking specific for haunted stuff seems like there will be even fewer of those vendors than ever before. I only saw Scarefactory on the list... Oak Island is coming I saw but they don't bring products, Creative visions is coming but they also do not bring haunt stuff.

We are going but we're not bringing anything haunted. Soooo... come to the show and explore all the amusement stuff you can find tons of things for your business or ways to make more money.

It is THE show for the amusement industry no doubt.

I'm staying at New York New York...

Where is everyone staying?


RJ Productions
11-13-2009, 12:58 AM
I'll be staying at home!!!

Are we having a Haunter's gathering place???

See ya next week!


11-13-2009, 06:35 AM

11-13-2009, 07:43 AM
I fly in on Monday afternoon.

Hoping to catch the Disney Seminar as sad as that sounds on the Magic Your way Promotion.

11-15-2009, 11:17 PM
We are booth 4507 I think... come by and say hi. I don't know what we'll be doing at night but we'll be running around doing something I'm sure. I will take pictures of the show and update the blog so keep your eyes peeled on all of that.

Patti and I will be there starting Monday afternoon through Friday.


11-16-2009, 09:32 AM
I will stop by sometime this week to chat it up.