Midwest Haunters Convention and Midwest Fantasy Show
July 13-15, 2007 Columbus, Ohio

March 15, 2007 Columbus, Ohio The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) is a weekend event planned for Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, and Home Haunters on July 13-15, 2007 in Columbus Ohio. The Midwest Haunters Convention goal is to provide you with educational seminars and workshops as well as a place to socialize with others in the industry during our fun social activities.

The Midwest Haunters Convention is sponsored by Scareparts. The Midwest Fantasy Show will be held in conjunction with the MHC. Both shows will bring top talent in from around the country to Columbus, Ohio for a sharing of artistic and entertainment interests and for unique educational, social activities with great shopping opportunities. The Midwest Fantasy Show is sponsored by the U.S. Body Painting Festival.

The weekend Vendor Trade Show is FREE! There will be a variety of exciting retailers with items for cash and carry purchase; along with product demos. Halloween enthusiasts are encouraged to join us for a weekend of excitement, sharing and learning in a comfortable setting. The public is welcome.

The Midwest Haunters Convention and Midwest Fantasy Show will offer over 45 classes of Weekend Seminars and pre-convention Extended Workshops from some of the top people in haunted attraction, artist and family entertainment industries. Weekend Seminars have been updated on our website and include several more classes with great instructors. The Midwest Haunters Convention offers seminars in Makeup, Acting, Business, Haunt Design and Props.

Pre-and Post Convention Workshops are available with separate registration and cost. Workshops will include Best Haunt Practices: A Producers Workshop, Sponsorships, Friday 13th Face Painting Workshop, Airbrush Makeup, Family Entertaining and Henna.

The Midwest Haunters Convention and Midwest Fantasy Show Social events include the Midwest Haunt Bus Tour to Ghostly Manor, the Haunted Hydro and the Horror Hotel Monster Museum, on Thursday July 12, 2007. July 13, 2007 “Friday the 13th” will feature the HauntWorld Magazine Friday the 13th Bus & Tour (including Scareparts, Costume Specialists, The Gates of Terror), a Friday the 13th Practice Jam, and Midnight Monster Hop.

Saturday, July 14 events include an International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA) Continental Breakfast, Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars, the Scareparts Masquerade Party, Fantasy Halloween Body Art Fashion Show sponsored by the U.S. Body Painting Festival, Ms Midwest Scary Pageant*, and Scareparts Masquerade Contests. A Gag Studios Silent and Live Auction will be held on Sunday, July 15, 2007.
*Rated as One of the Top 13 Freaky Attractions in the U.S. by AOL Online Fall 2006.

Midwest Haunters Convention and the Midwest Fantasy Show will be held concurrently July 13-15, 2007 at the Holiday Inn (soon to be remodeled Doubletree); conveniently located off North I-270. The MHC/MFS room special is $99 per night.

For more information please visit www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com contact Barry Schieferstein at Barry@MidwestHaunters.com 614-361-1466; or www.MidwestFantasyShow.com contact Neena Collins at Neena@MidwestFantasyShow.com 614-433-9343. The Midwest Haunters Convention is a member of the International Association of Haunted Attractions.