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Screaming Soon: HAuNTcon 2012

Largest North American Haunted Attraction Expo Opens Doors for Fright Fans of All Ages

The leading national haunted attraction tradeshow and convention, HAuNTcon®, arrives in Pittsburgh on May 3, 2012 for six unforgettable days of fun and fright. Founded by industry legend Leonard Pickel, the conference attracts hundreds of professional haunters, horror enthusiasts and Halloween fans offering an action-packed program for all ages.

With over 40 classes in the price of admission, local haunt tours, networking events and a tradeshow packed with the latest scary props, HAuNTcon runs under the motto “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters.”

During the conference, haunter education takes center stage with a staggering array of seminars, hands-on workshops and product demonstrations. Classes include advanced and beginner techniques for horror makeup, animated props, set building and haunt design, promotion and marketing, as well as invaluable tips on becoming a successful haunter in business and art.

“HAuNTcon is an opportunity for haunters to network, share tips and stories, get fresh ideas, learn and check out innovative technology and props,” explains HAuNTcon Founder Leonard Pickel, “It is the best investment you can make for your haunted event no matter how big or small. We are excited to be in Pittsburgh this year and showcase must-see local attractions” Haunted house owners and those interested in a career in the fright industry come to HAuNTcon every year to learn, network and get inspired. Halloween and haunt fans get a rare behind-the-scenes look at how major attractions scare millions around the world every October.

HAuNTcon 2012 kicks off with a unique three state overnight bus tour of ten legendary local haunts, followed by an expo and conference with haunted attraction creators, prop makers and other frightful enthusiasts at the Monroeville Convention Center near Pittsburgh, PA between May 3-7.

To register and for more information, visit www.hauntcon.com.

About HAuNTcon
HAuNTcon® is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. Founded in 2004 by haunted attraction legend Leonard Pickel, it has become a mecca for a lively global community of Halloween, haunted attractions and horror enthusiasts. HAuNTcon’s expo features the latest in fright services and equipment for professional haunters and enthusiast alike often at wholesale prices. To register and for more information, visit www.hauntcon.com,

About Leonard Pickel 
Opening his first haunted house in 1976, Leonard Pickel has become a ground-breaking visionary and legend in the haunted attraction and horror industries. He has designed over 100 attractions for entertainment giants such as The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Madison Scare Garden, Morris Costumes, Six Flags and Paramount amusement parks. Over one million people in the US have experienced his work firsthand, earning him high acclaim and a passionate following worldwide. A true pioneer, Pickel experiments with new techniques constantly pushing the boundaries of the art of haunting. Pickel is an accomplished author, speaker, innovator and haunter. 

HAuNTcon Brings the Fright to St. Louis

Hauntrepreneurs® Pioneer Brings Legendary Brand to the March Halloween and Haunted Attraction Show

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Feb. 24, 2012 – Haunted industry pioneer, Leonard Pickel, brings global fright brandHAuNTcon® to booth #940 at the TransWorld’s National Halloween & Haunted Attractions Show in St. Louis, Mo. at America’s Center, March 8-11.

Open to the public, the 9th Annual Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention, HAuNTcon® 2012, takes place May 3-7, 2012 at the Monroeville Convention Center near Pittsburg, Pa. “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters,” HAuNTcon® will host over a thousand haunted professionals and Halloween fans of all ages for a not-to-be-missed conference and trade show. Attendees can enjoy over 50 hours of seminars, hands-on workshops and product demonstrations of the latest scare props, techniques, and effects and a program packed with unforgettable networking events, local haunt tours, a decadent costume ball and much more.

“HAuNTcon helps haunters around world the take their vision to the next level by bringing together top industry experts, artists, owners, operators and haunted house fans together to share, learn and inspire each other,” explains HAuNTcon Founder and haunt industry legend Leonard Pickel, “It is the best investment you can make for your haunted event no matter how big or small.”

Leonard Pickel is notorious for his unique and visionary approach to professional haunting called the “Pickel Theory,” covered in literature and media worldwide. Over a million people in the U.S. alone have experienced his work. At his specialized haunt design company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Pickel has developed over 100 attractions for entertainment giants such as The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Madison Scare Garden, Morris Costumes, Six Flags and Paramount amusement parks. His 30 plus years of experience in the haunt entertainment industry have earned him the undisputed title of “The Original Hauntrepreneur”. Pickel is an accomplished author, speaker, innovator, designer, and haunter.

This March, Pickel will be bringing three of his greatest contributions to the fright industry to the St. Louis America’s Center – HAuNTcon®, the premier haunted attraction trade show and convention (at booth #940),Hauntrepreneurs® Inc., leader in design and consulting for dark themed attractions, and FindaHaunt.com, the next generation haunted event locator (at booth #938). Pickel is available in St. Louis for questions and in person meetings .

Showcasing products and services in the haunt and attractions industries, TransWorld’s National Halloween & Haunted Attractions Show brings together buyers and exhibitors from across the nation to the America’s Center in St. Louis.

About HAuNTcon®
HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. Founded in 2004 by haunted attraction legend Leonard Pickel, it has become a mecca for a lively global community of Halloween, haunted attractions and horror enthusiasts. HAuNTcon’s expo features the latest in fright services and equipment for professional haunters and enthusiast alike often at wholesale prices. To register and for more information, visitwww.hauntcon.com

About Hauntrepeneurs®
Hauntrepreneurs® booth (#942) specializes in design and consulting for dark themed attractions. From concept to completion, it is a full service company that can handle a project of any size and budget. Using a storyline as a road map, Hauntrepreneurs® develops haunt experiences from the inside out giving customers the best value while creating unique high impact attractions. From detailed architectural drawings and storyboarding through construction and set dressing to management training and support, Hauntrepreneurs®, turns haunting dreams into a reality. Visit www.hauntrepreneurs.com to request a bit or for more information

About FindaHaunt.com
The next generation haunted event locator, FindaHaunt.com (booth #938), is first to put the power of Internet mapping to work for haunted business owners and operators nationwide. The user friendly website allows visitors to quickly search and find top haunted destinations in their area. With detailed event descriptions including hours of operation, pricing, directions and more, FindaHaunt.com makes it easy for attraction owners and fans to connect and grow their community. Venues of all sizes get a fair chance without the need to purchase expensive banner ads. Visit www.FindaHaunt.com or e-mail sales@findahaunt.com for details, savings available prior to May 10, 2012.

About Leonard Pickel
The “Original Hauntrepreneur,” Leonard Pickel, opened his first haunted house in 1976 to become a ground-breaking visionary and legend in the haunted attraction industry. At his specialized haunt design company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Pickel has designed over 100 attractions for entertainment giants such as The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Madison Scare Garden, Morris Costumes, Six Flags and Paramount amusement parks. Over a million people in the U.S. alone have experienced his work firsthand, earning him high acclaim and a passionate following worldwide. A true pioneer, Pickel constantly experiments with new techniques, pushing the boundaries of the art of haunting. Pickel is an accomplished author, speaker, innovator, designer and haunter.

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