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  • 01:03

    Leonard Pickel Godfather of Haunted House industry talks about Hauntcon

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    HAuNTcon is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference, an expo and convention “Designed by Haunters, for Haunters” of every age and level of experience. HAuNTcon brings people who love Haunted Houses and Halloween together for a fun-filled four days and nights of Haunter Education, Tours of Local Haunted Houses, a packed Tradeshow Floor, Hearse Show and an incredible Costume Ball!

    The HAuNTcon Haunt Tours start on Wednesday April 27 with a pre-show overnight bus trip that includes lights on and lights off tours of ten local haunts. Attendees will meet the team of the Haunted Hotel in Louisville during the Thursday Night Kick-off Tour and get a behind the scenes look at this great event, now in its 17th year. The Friday Night Spotlight Tour is of Indiana’s Industrial Nightmare and Fear Fair, two local legends.

    A key component of HAuNTcon is education! Over 40 hours of seminars, Make-n-takes, workshops and demonstrations, all included in the price of admission. Our education is designed to help attendees learn new techniques on makeup and actor training, prop and set building, advertising and marketing, as well as tips and tricks to make their lives easier and their attractions more successful.
    The Tradeshow floor, Friday April 29 through May 1, is filled with the latest in fright services and equipment, for the professional Haunted House owner and the Halloween enthusiast alike. From horror makeup and highly detailed masks to static props and large animatronic creatures, everything a Haunter needs will be for sale, often at wholesale prices.
    Saturday night April 30, Haunters from across the country show off their most creative costumes at the massive HAuNTcon Costume Ball, a rocking party that celebrates the joy of getting into character for fun, rather than for work. It’s like Halloween in April!
    Attendee and Exhibitor Registration is available at www.hauntcon.com

  • 00:46

    Halloween/Haunted Attractions Tradeshows

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    Tonight on Frightwaves we will discuss the Halloween/Haunted Attraction Tradeshows. The first of the year always marks the start of the tradeshow season for haunters and the overall Halloween industry. Transworld, Hauntcon, Midwest Haunters COnvention and more. The past few months we have heard that Transworld has purchased the MHC and the news has left split feelings on the sale. We will discuss this and more on tonight's show of FRIGHTWAVES brought to you by Price Entertainment.


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  • 01:00

    Hauntcon in Orlando Florida this weekend

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    I will be discussing hauntcon and how you can be a part of the show live from hauntcon.
    www.hauntcon.com


    The HAuNTcon Haunt Tours start on Wednesday April 28 with a pre-show overnight bus trip that includes lights on and lights off tours of the Grimm House, Grey Manor, Terror of Tallahassee, Castle Dread and Warehouse 31. Attendees will meet the design team of Universal Studios Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights during the Thursday Night Kick-off Tour and get a behind the scenes look at this spectacular event now in its 20th year. The Friday Night Spotlight Tour is of two Haunted Attraction at Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Screams event.

    A key component of HAuNTcon is education! Over 40 hours all included in the price of admission. Seminars, Make-n-takes, workshops and demonstrations designed to help attendees learn new techniques on makeup and actor training, prop and set building, advertising and marketing, and tips and tricks to make their lives easier and their attractions more successful.

    The Tradeshow floor, Friday April 30 through May 2, is filled with the latest in fright services and equipment for the professional Haunted House owner and Halloween enthusiast alike. From horror makeup and highly detailed masks to static props and large animatronic creatures, everything a Haunter needs will be for sale and many at wholesale prices.

    Saturday night May 1, Haunters from across the country show off their most creative costumes at the massive Haunted Attraction Magazine Costume Ball, a rocking party that celebrates the joy of getting into character for fun rather than for work. It’s like Halloween in May!

    On Sunday afternoon May 2, the hotel parking lot fills with a collection of creepy tricked-out vehicles and funeral cars for the Hearse and Parade Car Rally, followed by a social and meal at the Pirate Adventure Dinner Theater later that night.



  • 01:43

    Haunters Conventions Show

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    This show is paying tribute to the many great haunters conventions as the convention season moves into full swing! Features include news from the Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference; HAuNTCon and National Haunters Convention, to name a few!
    All Hallows Radio is a show about all things Halloween, horror, and haunted attractions, all year long. Each episode features news and reviews, opinion and interviews, discussions and horror, Halloween, and haunted attraction soundtracks from original artists.
    If it is happening in the world of Halloween, horror, or haunted attractions, you'll hear about it on All Hallows Radio.

  • 02:04

    USA Paranormal Radio-7pm Leonard Pickel / 8pm Chris Maggard

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    Leonard Pickel of HauntCon Joins us to share the exiciting news of the Hauntcon convention.


    and the Awesome Mr. Chris Maggard

  • 01:00

    Leonard Pickel The Godfather of Halloween and Haunted Houses joins the Fearless Ghosthunter show

    in Paranormal


    In 1987, Leonard created the name “Hauntrepreneurs(R)” when he formed his first haunted house design firm, and was granted a Registered Trademark for the name in 1992.
    In 1994, Leonard co-founded Haunted Attraction Magazine.In 1997, Leonard took on the task of forming the Haunted Industry’s first trade association, the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA). In 2004, Leonard launched the first national convention for the Haunted Attraction Industry. The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon), designed for Haunters, by Haunters. This annual exposition moves to a new location each year and has become a must attend event for Haunted Attraction owners from a cross the country.

    Called the “Godfather of Haunting” by others in the Haunted Attraction Industry, Leonard was honored with a question using his name in the Millennium Edition of the game Trivial Pursuit. He was also appeared as an industry expert in several television programs including the Travel Channel special about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida, and America’s Best Haunted Houses, where Pickel offered insight into what makes a great Haunted Attraction and the theory behind fright.

    Leonard is constantly searching for new challenges and striving for new heights in his Haunting career. His vast 30 years of experience designing all types of commercial Haunted Attractions, and his unique vision for the future of Haunting, has kept Leonard two steps ahead of his closest competitors. His industry accomplishments, leadership ability and high moral character has garnered Leonard great respect from his peers and set a lofty standard for those who would try to follow in his haunted footsteps.

    Leonard now lives with his wife and partner Jeanne and their two dogs in Charlotte, North Carolina.Â
    www.hauntcon.com