West Coast Halloween Convention
announced their class schedule
for their May 13th - 15th event. Attendees have their choice of over 30 classes, workshops, and make-and-takes. Friday highlights include "An Introductory Guide To Pneumatics: Basic Components, Connections, and Use"
presented by home haunter Scott "Shier Terror" Shier, "Making Rigid Cast Foam Skulls and Bones"
($30 fee) presented by Ed Roberts of Nightmare Factory, and "Fundraising - It's not just for breakfast anymore!"
presented by Kristy Alberty. Saturday highlights include: "Introduction To Using An Airbrush"
($150 Fee) presented by Ken Franklin of FaceFX, and "Haunt Owners Directors Panel"
moderated by Jeanmarie Peck of Scare Productions. Sunday highlights include "Make your haunt/yard haunt accessible to all"
presented by Ed Roberts of Nightmare Factory. Purchase your WCHC tickets online
today - single-day tickets start at $45 presale, $65 at the door. Halloween & Party Expo
will return to The Mirage in Las Vegas January 10th - 12th, 2023
. This trade show event for Halloween, party, and specialty vendors features three days of new product releases, networking, and sourcing opportunities. After a very successful 2022 event, the HPE team is excited to return to Las Vegas for 2023. "The feedback post-event was overwhelmingly positive regarding the return to live shows, the need for the events, and the business that got done on the show floor," said Marni Golden Vinci, Halloween & Party Show Director.
The Spooky Swap Meet
announced their Trick or Treat House Sponsors
for their upcoming April 30th - May 1st event at the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles, California. Partners include: LA Haunted Hayride, AdamJessFX, Art's Sideshow, Gulch Haunted Attraction, Fear Farm, Samhain Cemetery, and Vamp & The Fiends. Each sponsor will decorate one of the facades of the Heritage Square Museum's Victorian manors and will pass out candy to guests.
The next Haunter's Toolbox Haunt Master Clas
is scheduled for Wednesday, March 30th at 5:30 p.m. PDT - "Haunt Safety: Preparing Your Haunt the Safe Way"
. The class will cover Fire Marshals, actor & guest safety, and making sure everything is ready before you open. Guy Buck Burdick, fire safety and haunted attraction specialist will go over what you need to think about before your start, how to keep your code enforcers happy, and why safety is important all year long. Sign up for Haunters Toolbox Membership
to access each month's live session, past recordings, and more.