Live from HAuNTcon 2016: On the Road with a Traveling Haunt Convention

Posted 07 Feb 2016 in PODCASTS
Live from HAuNTcon 2016: On the Road with a Traveling Haunt Convention

http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.99_LIVE_from_Hauntcon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:34:47 — 86.8MB)We just got back from HAuNTcon 2016, the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow & Convention, and grabbed some great audio interviews from the show. We also discuss the highlights that we felt were the best parts of the convention for us. Plus, some new updates from the people and events surrounding the trade show. What is HAuNTcon? HAuNTcon brings together people who love Haunted Houses, Halloween and scaring people. Four fun-filled days and nights of Haunted Attraction Tours, Haunter Education, Halloween Trade show, Haunted Garage Sale, FX Makeup and Prop Building Demonstrations, rounded out by Networking opportunities like the amazing annual Costume Ball. Where was HAuNTcon 2016? HAuNTcon is the...

HAuNTcon 2016: Haunted Attraction National Trade Show and Convention

Posted 14 Jan 2016 in PODCASTS
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.99_Hauntcon_2016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:36 — 36.2MB)HAuNTcon is the only haunted attraction trade show that sets up in a new state each year. An opportunity for all haunters and Halloween fans to go visit a HAuNTcon near you. This year the lucky city is Birmingham, Alabama from Jan.28th-Feb.1, 2016! In this podcast of HaunTopic Radio, we get the creator of HAuNTcon on the mic (Leonard Pickel) to discuss what’s new for the trade show, the growing list of educational classes for haunters, and all the extra events that you can’t miss. Like….Haunted attractions tours of some local haunts. A kick-ass costume party that can’t be missed for socializing and drinking some free beer from Froggy’s...

Haunted House Scare Acting Ideas with Brian and Darryl

Posted 17 Dec 2015 in PODCASTS
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.98_Scare_Acting.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:03:36 — 58.2MB)Scare acting in a Haunted House is a lot different than acting in a play or on television. You have to be flexible in all areas of the haunt, work in challenging environments, and be up close to the spectators. Scare actors are one of the most valuable assets to your Haunted Attraction business. In this podcast episode of HaunTopic Radio, we discuss our adventures this past haunt season and share some scare acting ideas that you can use next season. We also talk about Scare Acting Techniques, Switching Up Your Haunted Attraction for Next Year, and Managing Throughput & Your Queue Line. And your co-host Darryl Plunkie is...

Haunt Stories with Darryl & Brian (plus Christmas Midnight Syndicate Tunes)

Posted 25 Nov 2015 in PODCASTS
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Haunt20Stories.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:07:20 — 61.6MB)  Where have we been??  Deep in Haunt madness and Halloween overload! With me (Brian Foreman) opening a new Haunted Attraction this year called The Dead Factory and Darryl Plunkie scare acting most of October…we kinda got locked into ‘Haunter Tunnel Vision’. But now we’re back. And we got some Haunt Stories to tell…. With many benefits to you as a HaunTopic Radio listener because we will share our experience and lessons learned along this podcast and throughout many more episodes. We even had to split this episode into two parts just to squeeze in our Haunt Stories from this Haunt Season! In this episode, we discuss my journey...

ScareLA: The West Coast’s Scariest Convention and the Masterminds Behind It

Posted 24 Jul 2015 in PODCASTS
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/hauntopic/Ep.96_Scare_LA_2015.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:49 — 33.7MB) “ScareLA is the first SoCal convention dedicated to celebrating Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, it combines the city’s top talent and unique cultural setting with a twist. Celebrate the West Coast’s scariest faire and indulge in hundreds of exclusive attraction unveils, DIY workshops, classes, industry panels, live haunt experiences, screenings and so much more.” ~ScareLA.com   Hey Haunters. Keeping it short and sweet this time. If you live out on the West Coast or can make a trip out to Pasadena, California on August 8 & 9 then this is one of those conventions where you’ll find an assortment of horror entertainment and haunt...

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