HAuNTcon Announces First Sessions of their Advanced Educational Program Taught by Renowned Haunt Experts

HAuNTcon Announces First Sessions of their Advanced Educational Program Taught by Renowned Haunt Experts

Trumbull, CT (October 17, 2019)  – HAuNTcon (Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow & Convention) has officially announced the first sessions of their 2020 conference lineup. The schedule includes more than 70+ hours of advanced education content from renowned haunt experts and speakers including Leonard Pickel, Michael Burnett, Amy Hollaman, Dick Terhune, Rich Cimino, Margaret Blackburn and more. HAuNTcon will take place on January 17-19, 2020 in New Orleans at the Ernest N Morial Convention Center.
 
Attendees can participate sessions across tracks including business, actor management, makeup, marketing, scenic design, escape games, and safety and security during informative education sessions, demonstrations and hands-on workshops. This year a new feature will be added called the Snake Pit. The Snake Pit is a discussion-based area on the show floor where haunters can join in conversations about topics impacting the industry with the focus on sharing ideas, solutions and enhancing the networking amongst participants.
 
 “We are extremely excited to announce the first sessions of our advanced lineup for the 2020 program- with more content to come!” commented Liz Irving, senior vice president of marketing at HAuNTcon and the co-located Halloween & Party Expo. “Our speakers are influential haunters who will both challenge your thinking as well as introduce new ideas. We guarantee you will leave HAuNTcon wishing Halloween 2020 was even sooner, feeling inspired for the coming season and with new ideas on how you can grow and enhance your current business.”
 
The lineup features speakers from organizations including Screams Halloween Theme Park, Fear Town Haunted House, Derailed Haunted House, FrightNight Studios, FearWorm Hauntvertising, Escape Room Louisiana, The Haunted Trail Balboa Park, GoreDolls, Davis Graveyard, Haunt Weekly, Northwest Haunters Association, Thanatos Productions, Hauntrepreneurs and more.
 
Highlighted Sessions Include:
  • Retaining Your Monsters When October Ends
  • Micro Expressions and Body Language in Your Haunt: The Looks that Kill
  • Daily Haunted Attraction Safety Inspections: Forms and Procedures
  • It's Not Real, it's Faux: Distressing Techniques for Your Haunt
  • Do I Have to Pay $300 Month for SEO or Can I Do it Myself? Search Engine Optimization For the Rest of Us
  • Every Year… New Rules: 2018 Changes to Haunt and Escape Room Building Codes
  • How to Incorporate Movie Quality Makeup into a Haunt and Create a Makeup Area that Runs Efficiently
The conference program can be found here. Be on the lookout as more sessions will continued to be added in upcoming months. The scope of these sessions reflects the value of creativity, innovation, passion and inspiration across the haunt industry. Whether you are a professional haunter, home haunter, escape game or large attraction, there is a class for every experience level.

Register to attend HAuNTcon 2020 early for great savings and hotel selections. Full Weekend and VIP Passes include access to all education sessions taking place during HAuNTcon (excluding paid Hands-on Workshops), as well as the HAuNTcon and Halloween & Party Expo vendor floors and the Brewing, Boos, and Booze costume ball. For pricing and tickets visit www.hauntcon.com

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ABOUT HAUNTCON: 
HAuNTcon, the leading event for haunted attractions, haunt owners and operators, agritainment owners, theme parks and home haunters, is a trade-only event that brings industry professionals together each year. Owned by Clarion, the event provides a platform for sourcing, learning, and networking. The next event takes place in New Orleans, January 17-19, 2020 and is co-located with the Halloween & Party Expo, creating North America's largest event devoted to Halloween, Haunt & Celebration. For more information, visit www.hauntcon.com.