Seminar Registration will close on Monday, March 10th at 12pm, Central Time
The Art of Haunting explores the creative side of the industry including set design, make-up, costuming, acting, hard core scares and other hot topics!
9:30am – 10:30am
code: HS-1
Classic Scares, Good Old Fashion Gore and Things that Will Make Your Customers Scream Without Breaking the Bank Let these 'Masters of Shock' show you how to freak out your patrons with good old fashion rock solid scares!Ken Spriggs
Dream Reapers
11:00am – 12:00pm
code: HS-2
Creating Ultra Realistic Movie Quality Sets Learn actual Hollywood scenic techniques that will immerse guests in a world of terror!Dwayne Sanburn
13th Gate
12:00pm – 1:15pm
code: HS-3
LUNCHEON ROUNDTABLE: The Art of Haunting Speakers will discuss the most popular topics which were pre-submitted by the attendees. Time will also be allotted for Q & A at the end of the discussion. Includes a box lunch. MODERATOR: Ben Armstrong
Speakers: Ken Spriggs Dream Reapers, Dwayne Sanburn 13th Gate, Mike Jubie Headless HorseMan, Robbie Lepre Busch Gardens Tampa 
1:30pm – 2:30pm
code: HS-4
Terror In The Parking Lot! Teaching Interactive Haunted House Acting Explore the world of intense acting styles, customized costumes and prop usage and blow your guests away!Ben Armstrong
3:00pm – 4:00pm
code: HS-5
The Art of the Hayride: Bringing High Production Value & In-Depth Themes to Outdoor Attractions Broadway style spectacles and amazing production design can really put you on the map. Learn what makes one of the top multi-element events in the country so successful!Michael Jubie
Headless HorseMan
4:30pm – 5:30pm
code: HS-6
Engineering Fear: How Theme Parks Scare Thousands Learn how to scare guests with well trained actors, advanced lighting and sound techniques!Robbie Lepre
Busch Gardens Tampa

The Science of Haunting immerses attendees in business concepts like in-depth marketing, generating more revenue with daytime events, starting a successful Halloween store at your haunt, creating multi-element shows and much more!
9:30am – 10:30am
code: HM-1
Horror Under The Big Top! The Ins and Outs of Tent Shows One of the most detailed haunts in the business is a portable set-up! Explore the world of the pirates and learn how they build such an amazing event in such a short time!Karl Fields
Pirates of Emerson
11:00am – 12:00pm
code: HM-2
Creating a Major Multi-Themed Haunted Screampark This industry innovator has done it all...explore trends, new ideas and the secrets behind massive multi-element shows!Larry Kirchner
12:00pm – 1:15pm
code: HM-3
The Science of Haunting

Speakers will discuss the most popular topics which were pre-submitted by the attendees. Time will also be allotted for Q & A at the end of the discussion. Includes a box lunch.
Larry Kirchner

SPEAKERS: Karl Fields Pirates of Emerson, Rich Hanf and Bob Wright Nightmare On the Bayou, John Denley Spookyworld, Brett Bertolino Eastern State 
1:30pm – 2:30pm
code: HM-4
Running a Major Haunted House Alongside Your Primary Business The Halloween season is about two things...Creatures and Commerce! Learn how to scare the heck out of your guests, THEN sell them tons of merchandise!Rich Hanf & Bob Wright
Nightmare On the Bayou
3:00pm – 4:00pm
code: HM-5
Managing Multi-Event Spectaculars Learn the methods of merging haunts, fun activities, scary museums, games, and gift sales into a recipe for success!John Denley
4:30pm – 5:30pm
code: HM-6
Designing a Powerful Multi-Level Marketing Campaign Successful marketing is one of the most important business aspects of any haunt. Learn how to put together an arsenal of proven marketing tools including direct mail, press kits, and much more. Find out how it's done!Brett Bertolino
Eastern State

To register for this year's Haunt seminars, please print and fax this form (PDF)