The TransWorld haunt convention has come and gone, but there are plenty of other spooky conventions still to come for 2011. The next major event is Monsterpalooza, taking place this April at the Marriott Burbank Hotel & Convention Center, in Burbank, California.

This event is geared toward the horror film industry and fans. The convention focuses on “the art of monsters,” such as horror makeup, sculpture, and artwork. The show itself is not that big, but the presentations are always great. It’s a must-attend for anyone interested in horror makeup, art, and special effects. And of course, the presentations from horror makeup artists can be very useful for haunt actors and haunt makeup artists.

This year, some of the celebrity guests include Malcolm McDowell (actor), Natassja Kinski (actor), John Goodwin (makeup artist from The Thing, Men In Black), Bela Lugosi Jr., and Ve Neill (F/X Artist, Beetlejuice, Sweeny Todd).

One highlight of the show will be a presentation given by Michael Burnett, makeup supervisor at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando. He will be giving a seminar on the creative process for HHN and how he and his team bring the monsters to life every year through makeup.

Monsterpalooza will run from Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2011. The cost is $20 per day, for $50 for all weekend (3-day pass).

The Scare Zone will be attending Monsterpalooza and will be reporting from the event and posting photos, so be sure to check back!