Registration Open for 14th Annual HAuNTcon: Haunted Attractions National Tradeshow & Convention

HauntPay, the online ticketing service made for haunts, to return as title sponsor of the event

(Trumbull, CT, September 25, 2017) – Haunted attractions owners and managers throughout the country will gather in New Orleans, LA to discuss the latest trends, find inspiration, connect with the haunter community and get a sneak peek at new products at HAuNTcon – the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. The event, hosted by Urban Expositions and founder Leonard Pickel, will take place January 12-15, 2018 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center and will offer an exclusive chance for education, haunted attraction tours, product sourcing, networking and best practice sharing.

This year’s new earlier dates provide haunters with an opportunity to jump start planning and preparation for the 2018 season, and is the perfect off-season opportunity to celebrate all things scary.

By popular request, this year’s event includes a limited-availability VIP Pass providing haunters with an all access pass, including three days of the HAuNTcon exhibits and the co-located Halloween & Party Expo, three days of unparalleled haunter education, the Brewing Boos & Booze costume ball, a limited edition t-shirt, front row event access, and raffle entry to receive a one-on-one business consultation.  Weekend, day and exhibit hall only admission packages are also available. Registration is open at

HauntPay returns as this year’s title sponsor of the event. HauntPay’s mobile box office technology provides ticketing and payment solutions for more than 500 haunted attractions and events around the country. Designed with the unique needs of haunters in mind, HauntPay helps boost online ticket sales and offers concierge level customer support – allowing haunt owners to focus on what they do best.  “We’re thrilled to be partnering with HAuNTcon again this year,” said Alex Linebrink, Head Haunter at HauntPay. “The haunt community is a tremendously supportive one, and HAuNTcon personifies that welcoming spirit in the way they take care of the vendors and guests. We are proud to be a sponsor and look forward to continuing to watch them grow.”

This year, the most sought-after session presenters, panelists, and workshops will cover all aspects of planning, implementing and creating haunted attractions. This year’s focus on advanced level education spans tracks from business to creative to hands-on, during 50+ hours of the highest-rated haunting education offered anywhere. Face-to-face networking opportunities and off-season tours of the top haunts and attractions in New Orleans will provide an unparalleled source of inspiration.

For more information, to register and book hotel for the 2018 event being held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center January 12-15 in New Orleans, LA visit us online at


About HAuNTcon
HAuNTcon, the leading event for haunted attractions, is a trade-only event that brings industry professionals together each year. Owned by Urban Expositions, a Clarion Events Company, the event provides a platform for sourcing, learning, and networking. The next event will be held in New Orleans, January 12-15, 2018. For more information, visit

About Urban Expositions
Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 40 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, and Automotive.  An additional focus on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion is established through Clarion’s consumer event arm, LeftField Media, LLC. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Rose City Comic Con (, one of the largest fan conventions in the Northwest, spanning the worlds of comics, toys, games, cosplay, movies, and television;  and The Classic Auto Show (, a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles.

About Clarion Events
Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from offices in the UK, South Africa, USA, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, and the Netherlands.  Clarion can trace its roots back to 1947 and takes great pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK.  More recently the firm has developed an international portfolio of brands and now has interests in a number of global vertical industries. The teams at Clarion create uniquely effective and stimulating environments that can serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness.