Haunted House and Halloween Attractions March 25-28, 2010 Tradeshow Schedule of Events

Tue, January 05, 2010

2010 Transworld Halloween and Haunted Attraction Tradeshow

Here is a look at all the events, seminars, tours, and more for this year’s show in St. Louis, Missouri March 25-28, 2010.  We strongly suggest you plan your hotels and events NOW as some events, seminars and tours sell out fast.  Education is very critical to the success of any business, and the Transworld show provides education in the form of the industry’s best seminar speakers, social events, and haunt tours!  Use the Hauntworld Magazine guide to the Transworld Haunted House Tradeshow 2010!

Pre-Show Speed Seminars &
Bowling Party

DATE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

TIME

12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

DESCRIPTION

Pre-Show Seminars: The Tradeshow kicks off with TransWorld’s innovative ALL DAY SPEED SEMINARS! Industry experts will share their knowledge in multiple power-packed 30 minute seminars that focus on a precise subject. These seminars will get right to the meat of a topic, exposing attendees to an amazing amount of new ideas in a very short time.
Hosted by Rich Hanf.

Bowling Party: Unwind after your day of
Pre-Show Speed Seminars with a party at the Flamingo Bowl! Mix it up with drinks, dinner and bowling. What a fantastic way to start
your show experience!

PRICING

$50 For All 10 Pre-Show Speed Seminars
$50 For Bowling Party Only
$100 For Pre-Show Speed Seminars &
Bowling Party!

 

 

The Dubliner Opening Night Celebration

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Celebrate a successful opening day with your colleagues while you enjoy dinner, drinks, raffles and DJ at the Dubliner. The Dubliner is an authentic European gastro pub serving high quality Irish inspired food.

Co-Sponsored by
Ken Donat & Westland Insurance

Party Location:

The Dubliner

Time:

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost:

Free with Registration

Complete details coming soon!

 

Daily Events

Insane Shane’s Haunted Attractions Kick Off Party

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

This is a must-attend event for anyone participating in the TransWorld Halloween & Attractions Show in St. Louis! Connect with friends old and new, and network with other Haunts in a fun atmosphere!

  • All-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • DJ with music, video screens and dance floor
  • Costume Contest with over a $1,000 in cash prizes

Door Prizes provided by the Haunt industries top vendors

 

The Darkness Behind The Scenes Tour

Thursday, March 25, 2010

7:30pm to 10:30pm

The Darkness Behind the Scenes Tour.  One of the nation’s best haunted houses opens its doors to the industry.  Explore The Darkness World Class actors room, learn about the security systems, explore the haunt, take photos and video.  Cost: $100.00 and includes a ticket to return either Friday or Saturday to experience The Darkness with live actors. Behind the Scenes tour starts at 7:30 to 10:30pm. Purchase tickets online at www.thedarkness.com

 

 

The Haunted House Association’s “Ultimate Brainstorm”

Friday, March 26, 2010
4:30 – 6:00 P.M.

Some of the country’s most successful and creative haunted attraction owners will gather together to share secrets, successes and sure-fire tips from their decades of experience. This fast-moving, moderated discussion will cover the topics that matter most to haunted attraction owners, such as design, construction, operation, and promotion. Admission is limited to current HHA members only!

 

The Darkness Live Actor Tour

Friday, March 26, 2010

7:30pm to 11:30pm

The Darkness LIVE ACTOR TOUR starts at 7:30pm until 11:30pm.  The Darkness is located less than 2 miles from the convention center.  Experience one of the best haunted houses in the WORLD with live actors.  Cost: $50.00 if purchased online prior to March 1st, 2010.  For more information visit www.TheDarkness.com

 

 

 

The Fearfest and Necropolis Haunt Tour

Friday, March, 26, 2010

7pm until 12am

Fearfest and Necropolis haunted houses tour in Columbia, Missouri approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from the convention center so transportation will be provided on Motor coaches by Mid American coaches Departure time 7pm pick up will be the front of the convention center. Food will be provided including Subway sandwich, soda and chips. Price $40 for both Haunted houses if you drive yourself to and from the event $70 for Motor coach combo which also includes entrance to both haunted houses, food and motor coach transportation. Purchase tickets online at wwwcolumbiahaunttour.com. Or they can purchase tickets at the haunts for drive up customers.  Seating is limited dues to bus availability.

 

 

The Haunted House Association Party

Friday, March 26, 2010
7:00 P.M.

It’s an annual TransWorld tradition! Join us Friday night as haunters catch up with friends, share insights from their seasons and celebrate the haunted attraction industry. This year’s event will be a night full of music, fun and food unlike anything ever seen before. There are no long-winded speeches and no boring business meetings, just a casual night full of surprises and socializing hosted by the HHA!

 

HHA Auction

Saturday, March 27, 2010
4:30 P.M.

Looking for great deals on brand new props, animatronics and services? The HHA Auction starts at 4:30, with items from the industry’s leading vendors, suppliers and artists. There is no cost to participate and bidding is open to everyone.

 

The Darkness Live Actor Tour

Friday, March 26, 2010

7:30pm to 11:30pm

The Darkness LIVE ACTOR TOUR starts at 7:30pm until 11:30pm.  The Darkness is located less than 2 miles from the convention center.  Experience one of the best haunted houses in the WORLD with live actors.  Cost: $50.00 if purchased online prior to March 1st, 2010.  For more information visit www.TheDarkness.com

 

 

IAHA Awards Banquet

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Join the International Association of Haunted Attractions in recognizing the leaders in the Haunted Entertainment Industry at the 3rd Annual IAHA Awards Banquet!

This is the night the industry rolls out the black carpet to present the “Oscares” to those in the industry who have excelled in all aspects of the haunt business. We’ll honor haunters, vendors, enthusiasts and more! Enjoy a delicious buffet, open bar and, of course, a few surprises! Don’t miss the biggest party of the year!

 

Thursday, March 25, 2010  Show Floor Open 9:30am to 5pm

 

Haunt Tours:

The Darkness Behind the Scenes Tour.  One of the nation’s best haunted houses opens its doors to the industry.  Explore The Darkness World Class actors room, learn about the security systems, explore the haunt, take photos and video.  Cost: $100.00 and includes a ticket to return either Friday or Saturday to experience The Darkness with live actors. Behind the Scenes tour starts at 7:30 to 10:30pm. Purchase tickets online at www.thedarkness.com

Seminars: Morning Session

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Adding Revenue – 3 Seminars

TIME

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 1

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Getting into Food Concessions
Making money with food! All the tasty treats, the rules you must follow, what works and what doesn’t.
Speaker/s: Shane Dabbs, Graystone Manor

Seminar 2

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Creating Gift Shops For Your Event
Well run gift shops equal big profits! Learn from the masters of merchandising.
Speaker/s: Mike & Nancy Jubie, Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses

Seminar 3

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Fun for Your Guests – Running a Midway
How to take games and sideshows to the next level. Big fun
and big sales!
Speaker/s: Pete Karlowicz, Niles Haunted House

 

 

 

Thursday, March 25, 2010 – Afternoon Session

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Sideline Businesses – 3 Seminars

TIME

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 4

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
The Power of Agri Tourism
Adding pumpkin patches and corn mazes to your event lets you expand into daytime hours!
Speaker/s: Robert Mc Broom, Studio Tex FX

Seminar 5

2:15PM – 3:15PM
Jaw Dropping Theatrical Productions
Blow your guests away with intense theatrical pre-shows. Packing a punch with special effects and staging.
Speaker/s: Ross Karpelman & Stephen Joseph, The House of Shock

Seminar 6

3:30PM – 4:30PM
Scary to Merry – Converting your Haunted Event to a Christmas Wonderland
Holiday events are a great way to extend your season and keep making money. Find out how the pros do it!
Speaker/s: Patrick Konopelski, Shocktoberfest/Jinglebell fest

 

 

Friday, March 26, 2010 – Show Floor Open 9:30am to 5pm

 

Haunt Tours: 

 

The Darkness LIVE ACTOR TOUR starts at 7:30pm until 11:30pm.  The Darkness is located less than 2 miles from the convention center.  Experience one of the best haunted houses in the WORLD with live actors.  Cost: $50.00 if purchased online prior to March 1st, 2010.  For more information visit www.TheDarkness.com

 

Fearfest and Necropolis haunted houses tour in Columbia, Missouri approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes from the convention center so transportation will be provided on Motor coaches by Mid American coaches Departure time 7pm pick up will be the front of the convention center. Food will be provided including Subway sandwich, soda and chips. Price $40 for both Haunted houses if you drive yourself to and from the event $70 for Motor coach combo which also includes entrance to both haunted houses, food and motor coach transportation. Purchase tickets online at wwwcolumbiahaunttour.com. Or they can purchase tickets at the haunts for drive up customers.  Seating is limited dues to bus availability.

 

 

 

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Marketing Your Event – 3 Seminars

TIME

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 1

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Social Networking for your Event
Facebook and Twitter got you confused? Learn how to turn these and other tools into happy customers!
Speaker/s: Chris Stafford, Asylum and 13th Floor Haunted Houses

Seminar 2

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Public Relations for Haunted Attractions
PR is vital for a haunt’s success. Find out how PR firms get the media to your door, ready to scream.
Speaker/s: Insight Marketing

Seminar 3

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
The Media Buying Game
How do you know if you are paying too much for advertising? Also buying your own vs. using an agency.
Speaker/s: Troy Barber, Nightmare on 13th

 

 

 

 

Friday, March 26, 2010 – Afternoon Session

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Operating Your Event – 3 Seminars

TIME

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 4

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Employee Retention
Replacing most of your staff every season? Learn how to keep your valued employees year after year.
Speaker/s: Brett Bertolino & Jason Ohlsen, Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls

Seminar 5

2:15PM – 3:15PM
Operating A Charity Event
Running a charity event is very complex. Learn the ropes from one of the top charity events in the nation.
Speaker/s: D’Ann Dagen, Hangman’s House of Horrors

Seminar 6

3:30PM – 4:30PM
Setting up a Business
Where do you begin? Explore the basics of what you need to start a haunt in this fast paced seminar.
Speaker/s: Kelly Allen, Raycliff Manor

 

 

Saturday, March 27, 2010 – Show Floor Open 9:30am to 5:30pm


Haunt Tours: 

 

The Darkness LIVE ACTOR TOUR starts at 7:30pm until 11:30pm.  The Darkness is located less than 2 miles from the convention center.  Experience one of the best haunted houses in the WORLD with live actors.  Cost: $50.00 if purchased online prior to March 1st, 2010.  For more information visit www.TheDarkness.com

 

 

 

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Turning Actors Into Monsters – 3 Seminars

TIME

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 1

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Creatures in the Queue Line! The Basics of Lot Acting
Start the screams before they get in the attraction! Training your actors to scare and entertain your lines.
Speaker/s: Jeff Glatzer, Halloween Consultant

Seminar 2

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Building a Make-Up Department
How to create a rock solid make-up crew. Teaching speed, consistency and creativity to your staff!
Speaker/s: Geoff Beck, Halloween Consultant

Seminar 3

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Unique Scares – Designing Custom Gags for Actors
Using puppetry, illusions and special effects to make an actor
incredibly terrifying!
Speaker/s: Ed Terebus, Erebus Haunted House

 

 

Saturday, March 27, 2010 – Afternoon Session

TRANSWORLD’S HALLOWEEN & ATTRACTIONS SEMINAR SERIES
Production Design – 3 Seminars

TIME

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

PRICING

$40 per session – advance registration! $20 savings if you buy in advance!!!

$60 per session – on-site registration.

 

Seminar 4

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Ultimate Detailing
Go over the top with extreme theming, and take your detail to the bone!
Speaker/s: Larry Kirchner, The Darkness/Creepyworld

Seminar 5

2:15PM – 3:15PM
Monster Overload! Crea

SUNDAY SHOW FLOOR OPENS 9:30am until 2pm and Show Ends. No Events or tours planned.

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