Halloween Conventions

Halloween Show and National Haunters Convention 2022

Looks like the Halloween Show and NHC will be back at the Showboat for 2022. We’re looking forward to more information coming out, but given the ongoing COVID pandemic, we also expect it may get further delayed. Check their website for more info, tickets, etc!

Halloween Show and National Haunters Convention 2018

We headed out to Atlantic City for a day at the National Haunters Convention, held at the Showboat Casino. It was so much fun to check out new Halloween decorations and haunt displays, makeup and more. We came home with a few bags of delicious whole coffee beans by Deadly Grounds of Connecticut. We also wandered up and down the Boardwalk, dipped our toes in the ocean (brr) and enjoyed a team day out, away from the computer screens!

National Haunters Convention 2013

The National Haunters Convention for 2013 is one of many Halloween conventions and tradeshows held throughout the country.  Held near Philadelphia, Funtober.com plans to attend this haunted house industry event.

The convention will be held May 3-5 at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, Pennsylvania.  This is approximately a 25 minute drive from my home in downtown Philadelphia.

This is my first industry halloween convention and my first great opportunity to meet many of those pioneers who created the haunted house and halloween industry.

National Haunters Convention has a tradeshow with more than 65 vendors, educational seminars, a haunted house tour, and a Saturday evening costume ball.

 Information About The National Haunters Convention

May 3-5, 2013
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA

Cost:  Tradeshow Pass (good for 3 days) $30 Costume Ball  $65 Sunday Pass (only) $25

Free Seminars

Friday (9am – 5pm) Fire Safety for Haunted Attractions
Friday (6pm – 7pm) Networking with Charities to increase attendance Saturday (11:15am – 12:15pm) The Human Element: hire, train, retain Saturday (10am – 11am) Halloween Business Events
Saturday (1:30pm – 3pm) Roundtable discussion for new haunt owners Saturday (12:30pm – 1:30pm) Make Up Basics for beginners
Sunday (12:30pm – 1:30pm) Haunt Law 10 Legal Mistakes
Sunday (11:30am – 12:15pm) Scare Your Competition and Patrons
Sunday (11:30am – 12:15pm) Networking with Charities
Sunday (1:45pm – 2:45pm) Make Up Basics – intermediate

Fees for Seminars

Friday (12pm – 2pm) Creating Creatures $10
Friday (3pm – 5pm) Painting Latex Masks $10
Saturday (12pm – 1pm) Applying Silicone Appliances $10
Saturday (10am – 12pm) Haunted Faux Painting $50
Sunday (10am – 10:45am) Guerilla Marketing and Gonzo Promotions $15 Sunday (11am – 12pm) FX Make Up on a Budget $10
Sunday (12pm – 2pm) Zombie Comic 101  $10
Sunday (10am – 12pm) Haunted Faux Painting $50
Sunday (1pm – 3pm) Body Painting Hands on Class $55
Sunday (1:30pm – 4:30pm) 3D UV Make Up – Professional $75

Vendors List At National Haunters Convention

11:11 Creations, ABC Optics,All Hallow Eve Press, Audio Zombie, Brian Dubois Props, Castle Blood, Contact Lens Company, Creations by Malla,  Creepy Collections, DAFE, Dark Creation, Dead Bats Designs, Decimated Designs, Delia’s Makeup and Theatrical Supply, DPB Publishing, DQuiles.com fine art, Dress Your Dreams, Face 2 Face Design,s Fangoria Magazine, Grimm Philly, HD Marks, HallRat, Haunted Handyman, Hog Fog, Horror Show Jack Productions, Hot Wire, Foam Factory, Jand D Designs, Jelco, Killer Kollectibles, Klaydom, Leatherheads, Lot 27, Mechanique Streampunk, Metamorphosis, Miss Fanny’s Victoria House Party, Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs, My Eclectic Mind, Neptunes Treasures, OHMYHORROR, Patient Creatures East, Phase Paranormal, Pittsburgh Poster, Plug and Play Games, Prelude to a Nightmare, Professor Nightmare Productions, Purple Plum, Sandcrafter /  Angelcrafts, Scaretactixgraphix, Scares that Care, Shocktoberfest, Something Wicked Productions, Specter Studios, Spooky Magic, Streampunk Works, Symphonic Sacrifices, The Big Scary Show, The Haunted Construction Co., The Haunted DJ, The Merchant of Menace, Things That Go Bump In The Night, Too Many Games, Twitch – Twitch Productions, Wilson Promos.

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More 2013 Haunted House Conventions

Hauntcon 2013

April 25 – 28, 2013 in Dallas, Texas
Hauntcon is a 4 day event held annually around the country that appeals to both the public and industry professionals.

This is the haunt convention with over 350 vendors from all aspects of movies, haunted houses, Halloween events, Halloween costumes, lighting, and professional make-up.

Hauntcon is a leader in presenting educational seminars, workshops, tradeshow, haunted garage sale, custom hearse show, and costumes.

Halloween Extreme

May 24-26, 2013 Orlando, Florida

This convention bills itself as providing “unprecedented public access to movie and theme park quality props and effects”.

Midwest Haunters Convention

June 7-9, 2013 Columbus, Ohio
This convention has more than 100 trade vendors.  Haunted house owners from all over the midwest and the general public attend this annual convention held in Columbus, Ohio.

I hope to see you at the National Haunters Convention in May 2013.  Leave me a message or comment below.

Wayne Melton


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