Hello Haunters!

Are you coming to MHC and looking for some great education but don't want to
spend your entire weekend in classes? Are you looking for more in depth
information from some of the top speakers in their areas of expertise? Want to
learn something new?

New for 2010, MHC is proud to announce our Extended Weekend Workshops. These
pay-per-class offerings will be 3-4 hours in length and will cover the topics
that you asked for. MHC is very pleased to have some of the best speakers
available offering these classes and all of them are very excited to be able to
present this info to you. Check out the descriptions below and reserve your
spot today!

Slider Basics 101 – Chris Simmons: Saturday June 5, 9am – 12pm

This class will cover the basics of having sliders at your haunt. Sliding is a
physical skill of sliding with equipment on the ground and can add a highly
effective scare to your haunt. Come and learn this skill set and how it can be
used safely and effectively. This class will consist of a summary of the skill
set and a physical demonstration. Cost $50

Chris Simmons is a seasoned haunt actor and slider of nine years at Scarowinds
Halloween Haunt in Charlotte North Carolina. His character, Max Von Grim, is
one of the parks main scaracters that many guests remember year after year.
Chris has trained many of the haunt actors sliding techniques as well as
directed the talent at the theme park haunt and continues to be a . Prior to
that he was a stunt man in various independent and big budget movies.

The Airbrush Asylum – Pashur: Sunday June 6, 9am – 12pm

Called the Picasso of Body Painting by Key West Magazine, Pashur’s amazing body
paint takes you on a creative visual journey. He specializes in premium body
painting artworks. His body paint artwork comes alive on a canvas that is
alive, hence the name of his website, [8]www.CanvasAlive.com. Cost $50

Marketing and Sponsorships – Kelly Allen: Saturday June 5, 1pm – 4pm

Author of “So You Want to be a Haunt Entrepreneur”, and owner/operator of
Raycliff Manor and Carriage House attractions, Kelly Allen will dive into the
ins-and-outs of sponsorships and marketing with an emphasis on a “grass
roots” approach.This power-packed seminar will include a myriad of topics, such
as Determining your Target Audience, Press Releases, Radio Advertising,
Sponsorship, Your Website, Your Attraction Information Line, Use of Coupons,
Posters, Tickets, Publicity Stunts, etc. Join Kelly for this 3 hour workshop
that is guaranteed to be entertaining and informative. Cost $50

Weekend Workshop #4 – Extreme Detailing for your Haunted Attraction
Sunday June 6, 1pm – 5pm

Bad Boys Scenic Design & Screamline Studios

Are you ready to take your attraction to the next level? Here’s your chance!
Sure to be a hit with attendees, this informative how-to (and hands on) seminar
will give haunters of all experience levels the techniques to turn an average
room design into a highly detailed Disney-level attraction. Detailing
techniques, tips, tools of the trade as well as advanced methods will be
demonstrated and discussed. Topics and demos will cover faux painting,
distressing, LightScaping, rust, rotted plaster, tiger foam, and of course the
Bad Boys’ signature Styrofoam Masonry. This year’s seminar will include special
guest designer Jason Blaszczak from Screamline Studios. Learn how these
applications have been used in attractions across the country including
Nightmare New England, SpookyWorld, Reapers Revenge, Terror on the Fox and

Bad Boys Scenic Design is a group of designers whose artistic skills in set
design have earned them the respect and admiration of the most prominent names
in the haunted attraction industry. Don’t miss the chance to learn their best
tricks, techniques, and methods refined during their 20 year career in the
Haunted Attraction industry. Register soon to guarantee your spot in this
special seminar as this 4 ½ -hour long session is expected to sell out. Cost
– $150. Save $20 if registered by May 4th – Use Discount Code “BBSD”.

“Remember the MacGyver TV show from the 80’s? The guy who could create a
hovercraft using only duct tape, a turkey baster, and some nasal spray could
still learn a few things from The Bad Boys. They have mastered the art of
creating high-impact sets using low-cost materials, have inspired and
influenced countless haunted attractions across the country, and are some of
the most talented and informative artists within the entire haunted attraction
industry. The skills and information that they reveal in their seminars is
priceless. I have been in the haunted house business for more than 25 years,
and yet I am still learning new things every year from The Bad Boys.”
- Scott Simmons, Creative Director of The ScareHouse

“Although I haven’t seen the Bad Boys’ work in person, I have seen many photos
of it that I have been very impressed with. I have also been impressed with
Mike Krausert. I know him as a true professional with a great deal of
integrity, something that is hard to find and always appreciated in business
- Cydney Neil, Rocky Point Haunted House

Please visit www.midwesthauntersconvention.com to register for these classes
and get info on all of the other exciting things we have planned for you in