The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) and Fantasy Show (MFS) June 12-15, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio will feature numerous entertainment events for haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. From frightening bus tours to outrageous parties, guests will have lots of time to rock with fellow haunters while showcasing their characters. Our social events include the following:
• Thursday June 12th bus tour to Southwest Ohio includes; coach transportation, 4 frightening Haunted Attractions, Snacks, Beverages, Dinner & Souvenir T-shirt. Haunts include Ripper’s Revenge, St. Rita Haunted House, Dent Schoolhouse and the Haunted Castle of Carnage & Trail. You’ll explore the newest haunted attraction in Ohio built by Oak Island and one of the oldest haunts in the state.
• Friday June 13th Midsummer Night Scream bus tour includes;
o An open house tour of Scarefactory, with a reception at their new facility. Tour their showroom while enjoying food and beverages. First ever silent auction of props used by Scarefactory at the Playboy mansion.
o The House of Nightmares offers self guided tours through an ancient factory in the old brewery district. Guest actors join an enthusiastic group of performers for a night of entertainment in multi themed large attraction.
o A Club Vampire party at BoMA, the Bar of Modern Art. A gothic church built in 1898 hosts a traveling nightclub event for Vampires, Goths and Haunters. Three floors of entertainment with five bands, DJ’s, haunt performers and artwork surrounded by a vampire themed Castle. Midnight Syndicate and Dental Distortions are sponsoring this awesome party!
o Charter buses will be running from 6:00 pm through 1:00 am making the rounds to all three stops from the Hyatt throughout the night.
• Saturday night June 15 IAHA Masquerade Party includes:
o A Body Art Fashion Show features some of the best body painters from around the country. Our models will be body painted with a Halloween Fantasy theme and perform as they strut across the stage. Chuck Williams will entertain us with finesse while introducing our models.
o Ten contestants will be competing for the title of the Scariest Woman in the Midwest. The Ms Midwest Scary Pageant was rated as one of the top ’13 Freaky Attractions’ by AOL Online in the US. Crazy Bob Turner will emcee our Saturday night contests with flair!
o During the party; our judges will be handing out 10 invitations to compete in our Scariest Character Contest. Haunters provide our entertainment with outrageous characters on stage.
• Saturday afternoon Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars. Five teams compete for cash and prizes as they get 30 minutes to create a monster from the neck up. Crazy Bob Turner will emcee the contest as our fellow haunters show us how to utilize Bloody Mary makeup supplies and household items with unbelievable results!
The Midwest Haunters Convention attracts haunted attraction producers, actors, makeup artists, entertainers and home haunters. This will be the 5th year for this growing event. There’s free admission to the two day Exhibitor Trade Show with over 115 exhibit booths. The trade show hours are 9 am - 5 pm Saturday June 14 and Sunday June 15.
For more information, please visit www.MidwestHauntersConvention.com or www.MidwestFantasyShow.com. Contact Kelly Collins at 614-203-4626 or