Calling all monsters and masters of mayhem! It’s time to prepare for the 2017 HAuNTCon. This year’s expo and conference will be held January 26-30 at the Nashville Music City Sheraton in Nashville, TN. The HauntPay team is excited to be the title sponsor, and we hope to see you there!
At HAuNTCon, you’ll have a chance to connect with fellow haunters from all around the world, learn the latest techniques and insider tips from renowned experts, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at Nashville’s most terrifying haunts. Here are a few things to look forward to this year.
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HAuNTCon is jam packed with more than 50 hours of in-depth seminars, hands-on workshops and demonstrations. They’ve got everything from props and set design to costumes and makeup, special effects and marketing. Whatever you’re interested in, you’ll find a class to help you save time, money, and keep help your haunt on the cutting edge of fear. HauntPay CEO Alex Linebrink will be leading a workshop loaded with tips and tricks for online ticketing, digital marketing, social connections and how you can double your haunt’s sales this year.
In between sessions, get your hands on the latest products and props for your haunt on the tradeshow floor. (We’ll be there. Come say hello!).
One of our favorite parts of any tradeshow is the off-season tours of local haunted attractions. Nashville has some of the freakiest scares in the country. You can check out three of the best in a full-actor, October style tour.
On Thursday night, descend into Haunted Hell and come face-to-face with gruesome scenes of mayhem featuring cutting-edge audio and detailed artistry. Then, on Saturday, head over to Nashville Nightmare and explore their whopping 55,000 square feet of screams and twisted nightmares. If you dare, continue the frights on Sunday with a visit to Nashville’s longest-running haunt: Slaughterhouse. Now in its 30th season, this abandoned theater leads you through a blood-soaked hell of twisted voodoo and gory butchery.
There’s also a two-day inspiration tour which takes you through a number of different haunts with the lights on so you can see how they make fear happen.
It wouldn’t be a HAuNTCon without a ghoulishly fun dance party! The Saturday night Costume Ball is an opportunity to network and socialize with your fellow haunters, and to just have a great time. Share ideas, learn from each other and find out what other haunts around the country are doing. Then, hit the dance floor!