Transworld Haunted Attraction / Escape Room Show Complete Seminar List

Fri, February 24, 2017
TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show 2017 Seminars
 
All information presented here was accurate at the time of posting. Seminars, speakers, times, rooms, etc. subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, visit http://www.haashow.com.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
 
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TransWorld’s innovative Speed Seminars run by Industry leaders who share their knowledge during 5 hours of multiple power-packed, 30 minute seminars that focus on a precise subject. Each seminar will get directly to the meat of its chosen topic, exposing attendees to an amazing amount of new ideas in a very short time. The seminars will be followed by a mixer at the Over/Under Bar & Grill (just 2 short blocks from the Convention Center). We will be serving heavy appetizers, beverages and a cash bar will be open.
 
Room 101
 
Actor Warm Ups
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: John LaFlamboy, Zombie Army Productions
 
Trailer Haunts: The Answer to the Expansion Problem
1:35pm - 2:05pm
Speaker: Ed & Jim Terebus, Erebus Haunted Attraction
 
Create An Emergency Action Plan For Your Attraction
2:10pm - 2:40pm
Speaker: Buck Burdick, The Fear Asylum
 
15 Minute Break
 
Critical Digital Marketing Information You Need To Know!
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Speaker: Brad Weinstein
 
Its Alive! Optimizing your Animatronics!
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Max Armstrong, Netherworld Haunted House
 
Make Real Money with Gift Shops and Concessions
4:05pm - 4:35pm
Speaker: Nancy Jubie, Headless Horseman
 
15 Minute Break
 
1 Star Reviews: We All Get Them. How Do We Deal with Them and What Steps Can You Take to Avoid Them
4:50pm - 5:20pm
Presented By: Brett Hays, Fear Fair
 
Synergy in Your Haunted Attraction
5:25pm - 5:55pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Dark Hour Haunted House
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
 
C.H.A.O.S. Safety Seminar
8:30am - 12:30pm, Room 104
Produced by Haunted Attraction Association
The Haunted Attraction Association brings you The Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Safety (C.H.A.O.S.) Program. This crisis awareness and safety course is a must see to anyone running a haunted attraction. The insight acquired in this truly riveting seminar is critical to the future of the industry. A problem at one attraction will affect all attractions. This 4 hour course will count towards your 8 hours required to receive your certification. Each year, we will offer safety classes you can attend to fulfill your requirement for certification. When you complete the 8 hours, you will be given a certificate that can be used to show your Fire Marshall, insurance carrier and local authority your steps taken toward running a safe haunted attraction.
 
Room 101
 
Advanced Guest Interaction Training For Your Actors - The Scare Sequence!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Eddie McLaurin
 
What's Around the Next Corner: Scripting for Your Haunted Attraction
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Scott Swenson, Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC
 
Recruiting Talent to Super Charge Your Cast
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
Rocking the Customer Experience: From the Moment They Arrive, to the Moment They Leave, Every Minute Matters!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
Staff Retention: The Care and Feeding of Monsters
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Speaker: Shannon Hopps, Haunt Dawgs
 
Room 104
 
Turbo Charging Your Animatronics
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Steve Koci, Nuts & Volts Magazine
 
Haunt Safety Essentials: Better Safe Than Sorry!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speakers: Randy Bates, Bates Entertainment Group / Michael Jubie, Headless Horseman
 
Advertising on a Budget: How to Use Advertising and Branding to Draw More People to Your Attraction
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Airbrush Makeup Fast and Easy
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Laying Your Foundation for an Awesome Professional Haunt [Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Bruce Stanton
 
Room 101
 
Money Pit or Gold Mine? Getting Started in This Business is Tough: 15 Fatal Flaws to Avoid and 15 Must Do's to Succeed
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Tim & Ann Marie Gavinski, Wisconsin Fear Grounds
 
Add Sales with 3 Minute Escape Games
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speakers: Kelly Collins, ScareAtorium / Ben Armstrong, Netherworld
 
Balance Throughput and Scarefactor to Increase Your Bottom Line
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Brett Bertolino/Amy Hollaman/James Travis, Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind the Walls
 
Take Your Business to the Next Level with Social and Digital Marketing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Nick Francis, Massive Noise Media & Marketing
 
Defusing Angry Patrons Online and In Person
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Alyssa Schipani, Fright Farm
 
Room 102
 
Capturing the Spirit of Your Event on Film
10:15am - 11:15pm
Speaker: Harry McCoy, Petroleum Films
 
How to Get Sponsors and Keep Them
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speakers: Michael Book, Joe Bulleit& Mike Kimzey, The Danger Run
 
Cost Effective Advertising on a Budget!
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Rich Hanf, Fright Trail
 
Audio Terror: Scare’em with Sound!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Jake Farmer, Dark Hour
 
25 Things Your Haunt Should do Right Now!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness
 
Room 104
 
Haunt Graphics - Tools and Tricks to Make Your Own Amazing Imagery for Your Haunt!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Laura Kilpatrick, Dark Hour
 
Ways to Make Money Opening Your Haunted Attraction Year Round!
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Ed Gannon, Something Wicked Productions
 
The Benefits of Using Airbrush Makeup
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Nick Herrera
 
Real or Faux? You'll Never Know: Faux Finish & Distressing Techniques
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Melissa Winton, Hauntzilla Creations
 
Mold Making and Casting Basics - Replicating Terror!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Alex Lohmann, Reindeer Manor
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Bloody Mary “Hands On” Dead Frozen Zombie Workshop [Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Bobbie Weiner
 
Room 101
 
Turn Your Haunted Event Into a Money Making Monster!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: John Denley, Boneyard Productions International and Escape Room International
 
“It’s Showtime” with John LaFlamboy
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: John LaFlamboy, Zombie Army Productions
 
61 MONSTER Money Making Tips in 60 Minutes for Every Event
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Speakers: Tim Gavinski/Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Allen Hopps/Stilt Beast Studios, John LaFlamboy/Zombie Army Productions
 
The Top 20 Scares at Netherworld Haunted House!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Ben Armstrong, Netherworld
 
Motivating and Retaining Volunteer Actors for Your Haunted Attraction!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Wayne Barnecshi, Trail of Terror
 
Room 102
 
Formula for Fear: Using Science to Craft the Perfect Scares
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Margee Kerr, Sociologist and Themed Entertainment Consultant
 
Queen Mary: Massive Theming and Design
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Brian Luallen, Director of Attractions, The Queen Mary
 
Advanced Haunt Detailing and Painting Techniques
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Ethan Turon, Hundred Acres Manor
 
Lightning Fast Costume and Prop Distressing!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Amber Johnson, The Dent Schoolhouse
 
Secrets to Detail Your Escape Room
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness
 
Room 104
 
Using Prosthetic Makeup to Create Over the Top Icon Characters for Your Haunted Attraction: A Makeup Demonstration and Panel Q&A
10:15am - 11:15am
Speakers: Evan Hedges (Co-Runner Up Face Off Season 9, Face Off Season 11 All-Stars, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group), Kevon Ward (Face Off Season 9, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group), Michael Faust (Face Off Season 4, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group)
 
Blood Guts N' Gore: Gore it Up!
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: John Burton, John L Burton Entertainment
 
Scare Up Millennial Interest in Your Production with Augmented and Virtual Realities
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Michael Dykier, Grisly Manor LLC and Dynamic Augmented Solutions
 
Haunt Ad Power-Ups: Supercharge Your Advertising!!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Dick Terhune, Voice From Hell Productions
 
Side Attractions: Making Money Beyond the Admission Price!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Mike Henrie and Travis Hahn, Nightmare on 13th
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Let’s Talke Websites & Logos: Your Calling Cards to the World[Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Chris Brielmaier, Rogues Hollow Productions, and Chad Savage, Sinister Visions
 
ESCAPE ROOM SEMINARS
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 Room 231
 
Create an Immersive, Highly Reviewed Gen 1 Game by Using Actors Instead of Expensive Tech
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Marty Parker, Room Escape Adventures
 
Escape Room Tech 101
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Brian Warner, Evilusions
 
How to Become a Success in the Escape Room Industry and Stay That Way!
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: John Denley, Boneyard Productions International and Escape Room International
 
How to Open an Escape Room Fast... and on a Tight Budget
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Dave Ferrier
 
Add an Escape Game to Your Attraction: Use Your Existing Assets to Generate More Revenue!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Greg Salyers, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 Room 231
 
Should I Open an Escape Game? What You Need To Know About 5-Min, 10-Min & Hour Long Games
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Nicole Ginsburg, Escape The Estate
 
10 Things You Can Do to Be Gen 2: A Simplistic Guide to Evolve Your Room Escape Design
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Shawn Fischtein, Escape Games Canada
 
How to Create Advertising for Your Room Escape...That Works!
12:45pm - 2:45pm (2 Hour Workshop)
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Escape Games: Working with Brands, Film and Corporations
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Nate Martin, Puzzle Break
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 Room 231
 
Bringing an Escape Room to Life, from A-Z
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Derek Petit, Adventure Sports HQ
 
Design for Escape Games: How to Create and Build a Top-Rated Experience
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Shawn Fischtein, Escape Games Canada
 
20 Hard-Hitting "Need to Know" Room Escape Game Tips
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Team Building: How to Draw the Corporate Crowd
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: James Bennett, Firefly Team Events
 
Ask the Experts: Escape Room Industry Panel
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Speakers: Ginger Flesher-Sonnier, Shawn Fischtein, James Bennett, Nate Martin, Greg Salyers, Marty Parker. Moderated by Elisabeth Garson.
 
Room 102
 
Secrets to Detail Your Escape Room
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness

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