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    Midwest Haunters Convention 2007 Updates!

    This Friday the 13th means that we are just three short months from the 2007 Midwest Haunters Convention. Yes, Friday July 13th, 2007 will kick off what promises to be the best MHC ever! This three-month mark also means that the convention facilities and tours are starting to fill up and now is the time to make your reservations for this event. Here are some of the exciting developments:

    Workshops - For 2007, MHC is pleased to offer three completely new pre- convention workshops:

    Best Haunt Practices – What worked for you in 2006? Was it an advertising
    campaign? A website marketing program, a new haunt design or special scary scene? Here’s your chance to present your best idea from last season and you could win some cash. You’ll present your ideas to your classroom peers and they will decide on the winning program in two categories. Worried about a competitor using your idea? We will limit the class to one person per territory of the country. Once registered, you will be the exclusive workshop attendee within a 30 mile radius of your haunt. There will be no videotaping or recording of the class and we will not publish notes from the class. The doors will be closed for this private workshop.

    Sponsorships - In three short years, Nightmares4U has generated dozens of sponsorships for their haunts. Tim and Ann Marie Gavinski have learned the secrets of selling sponsorships and tweaked these programs into sizeable income for their attractions. In addition, Tim has recently generated a record amount of sponsorships for the Frozen Tundra Fright Tour at Transworld. Everyone’s asking Timmer the secret to his success with sponsors. The problem has been pinning him down long enough to learn about his plans. Well, we’ll tie him down and force him to reveal his tricks of the trade. As enticing as that may sound, we realize Tim can’t talk without his hands. So, we’ve offered him some cash and he’s agreed to share his plans, procedures and timelines that have earned him thousands of dollars in revenue and created over a million exposures to his attractions.

    Horrificus Training – Have you recently purchased one of the great
    Horrificus costumes from Screamline Studios? Have you owned one for awhile? Well this workshop is for you and your actors! Screamline Studios will host this FREE workshop to train you and your actors how to care for your costume, walk in stilts, and how to maximize your scares! They will also be offering minor repair service on existing costumes.

    We are also offering a two-day facepainting workshop with the Wolfe Brothers, a henna workshop with Erika Harrison, and a one-day airbrushing workshop with Pashur. Check out for all of the details.

    Hotel Availability - Our block of rooms at the host hotel is filling
    rapidly!! If you are planning to attend MHC please book your rooms now.
    While you may think that a bunch of haunters is all the city of Columbus
    could handle, there is another major event in town that weekend. The Good Guys Hot Rod car show will be here and that event will take up most of the remaining available hotel rooms. Don’t get locked out – book now!

    Vendor Tradeshow – The vendor tradeshow floor is about three quarters full already with many new vendors and lots of returning favorites. If you are a vendor that is thinking about attending, you need to reserve your space now! The tradeshow floor will fill up well before July.
    Call Barry at 614- 361-1466 for the latest availability.

    Midwest Haunters Convention – July 13-15, 2007 Columbus, Ohio. . 614-361-1466
    Sponsored by Scareparts