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Hauntcon Coming to Pittsburgh May 5-7, 2012
Wed, April 04, 2012
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FOR MORE INFO ABOUT HAUNTCON Visit their website at

HAuNTcon 2012 May 5-7 at the Monroeville Convention Center, near Pittsburgh, PA

HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience.  HAuNTcon brings together people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween for a fun-filled four days and nights of Haunter EducationTours of Local Haunted Houses, a packed Trade Show FloorHearse Show and the legendary HAuNTcon Costume Ball!  Buy tickets through our sponsor TicketLeap!  

The HAuNTcon Haunt Tours start on Wednesday before the conference with a Pre-Show Overnight Bus Trip that includes lights on and lights off tours of ten haunted events in Pennsylvania and North East Ohio. The 2012 itinerary includes tours of; Kennywood Amusement Park's Ghostwood EstateGhost Lake's  9 Levels of Fear, Forsaken's Wheaton Manor, Quarantine and The District attractions,  Fear Forest's INSANE-A-TARIUM and   Ghoul Mansion and Carnevil Fear in 3D. Our spotlight of the preshow tour is Factory  of Terror where attendees will tour Portal 2 Insanity, Massacre on Mahoning, Judgment Day in 3D and Industrial Nightmares both light off with actors AND for the first time ever, a lights on backstage tour of Factory of Terror. Over 13 different attractions in two days PLUS a few surprises we can't announce yet! Get your tickets before they run out through TicketLeap


But the tours are not done! The Thursday Night Kick-off Tour is full actor and back stage tour of Fright Farm, an impressive multi-story haunt. The Friday Night Haunt Tour takes attendees to Hundred Acres Manor for a haunters social and full actor tours of Massacre Mansion, South Valley Hospital, The Family and Fearscapes Factory.  Not done yet, there is also a Sunday Night Haunt Tour at Haunted Hills Estates will full actor tours of The Challenge Trail and Legends. If you were keeping count that is a total of 20 different attraction tours in five days at HAuNTcon 2012. Visit TicketLeap for tickets to these exciting tours.

Education is THE KEY to success to any endeavor is knowledge, and the 
HAuNTcon Education Program offers over 50 hours of Creative ClassesBusiness SeminarsHands-on Workshops and Demonstrations , included in the price of admission. Our education is designed to help attendees learn new techniques regarding makeup and actor training, prop and set building, advertising and marketing, as well as tips and tricks to make Haunters’ lives easier and their attractions more successful. Don't miss the Advanced All Day Classes on May 7th, Advanced Horror Face Painting by the legendary world class body painters, Nick and Brian Wolfe of Evil Twin FX and Computer Aided Haunt Design workshop by our own haunting icon Leonard Pickel

Trade Show Floor, Friday through Sunday, is filled with the latest in fright services and equipment, for the professional Haunted House owner and the Halloween enthusiast alike. From horror makeup and highly detailed masks to static props and large animatronic creatures, everything a Haunter needs will be for sale, often at wholesale prices. Buy your convention tickets through TicketLeap

On Saturday night, Haunters from across the country show off their most creative costumes at the massive
Costume Ball sponsored by DarkLight, a rocking party that celebrates the joy of getting into character for fun, rather than for work. Free Beer sponsored by Froggy's Fog! It’s like Halloween in May!  Even if you don't attend the convention you can still join us for the ball, tickets are available through TicketLeap!  

On Sunday, the hotel parking lot fills with a collection of creepy tricked-out vehicles and funeral cars for the 
Hearse and Parade Car Show, and later that afternoon is the infamous HAuNTers Garage sale. Buy, sell and trade anything and everything haunted at this flea market/swap meet.

If you own a Haunted House, or would like to find out how to get started in the Haunt business, then HAuNTcon is a “not to be missed” convention! “HAuNTcon is an opportunity for Haunters to network, share tips and stories, get fresh ideas, learn new ways of doing things and check out the latest in Haunting props,” explains Leonard Pickel, HAuNTcon event coordinator. “It is the best investment you can make for your Haunted Event.” Even if you just like Haunted Houses and Halloween, you are in for a rare look at how major Haunted Attractions across the country scare millions of people each October.


Discount hotel rates at the Doubletree Hotel, a schedule of events and Exhibitor Registration is available at, or go to TicketLeap and pick up your tickets now! 

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See YOU in Pittsburgh, May 3-7 for HAuNTcon 2012!  FOR MORE INFO GO TO


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Psycomania Theater Haunted House Burns to the Ground
Fri, March 16, 2012
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Tuesday, February 28th a fire broke out at PsychoMania, Theater of Terror in Clarksville, Indiana. This unique haunt was a tradition for haunt lovers all over Indiana and improved with age. The fire was reported at 6:08 am and was under control by 9:00 am. Firefighters were still working on hot spots in the theater at 9:30 a.m and were not allowed in the building because of fear of structural collapse. Unfortunately the building is a loss and over $25,000 worth of props have been destroyed. The building was insured, but the props inside were not. It's estimated that 90 percent of the building's contents were destroyed Thomas Upton of the Clarksville Fire Department said that he hopes that it will be declared an immediate danger by the city building commissioner so that it can be demolished. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the workers at PsychoMania and we pray that they'll be able to rebuild someday.

You can donate to help rebuild PsychoMania, Theater of Terror by visiting the following link and making a contribution.


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Haunted House Tour Halloween Tradeshow 2012
Thu, March 01, 2012
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The Darkness haunted house tour will be the single biggest haunted house tour event of 2012!  Are you coming to the 2012 Halloween and Haunt House Show in St Louis, Mo?

March 8, 9, 10 and 11th, 2012 are the dates for the biggest Halloween and Haunted Attraction tradeshow right here in St. Louis Missouri (

The tradeshow will feature over 100,000 square feet of animations, monsters, costumes, masks, special fx, designers and also will feature seminars, events, parties and the single biggest haunted house tour of 2012 at The Darkness Haunted House.  The Darkness haunted house tour will feature tours thru FIVE different attractions including the World Famous 'Darkness' the best 3D haunted house in the WORLD Terror Visions 3D, the all new Lemp 'The Haunting' which takes you deep underground inside real caves and caverns.  New this year prepare to take a ride on one of the first ever Zombie Paint Ball rides, and tour a trailer haunted house hosted by Rich Strelak who will show you and teach you how to build your own mobile trailer haunted house.

The tour offers never before seen sets, special fx, animations, and the best detailed sets in the nation.  In total prepare to see one of the best haunted house in the WORLD! 

The tours focus is NOT on the actors, or scaring people, but rather on the haunts themselves, for people who own and operate attractions to get new idea's.. Get all the details at the website

The best deal is the all inclusive tour that includes the behind the scenes of both Lemp, Darkness and Terror Visions 3D.  Again get your tickets today at


Also join their facebook page to view nearly 300 photos of the renovations here:

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