Free Things To Do At TransWorld Haunt Show in 2012

Posted 11 Jan 2012 in HAUNT NEWS

Yes. TransWorld is still charging to get in this year but there are many things included with that price. So technically, these things aren’t really free because you have to pay the admission price 0f $50. However, if you put a price tag on all of these cool events they would probably exceed the $50 price point. So if you’re looking for the FREE things to do this year at the Transworld Halloween & Haunt Show-Here they are…

Thursday March 8, 2012

  • Make-up Demonstrations: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on the Show Floor Stage. Sit and enjoy 30-minute make-up demos from 1313 FX Fright Zone (Foam Latex Application & Airbrush Painting), European Body Art (Special FX Only Make-up) and Michael Davy (Watermelon Trauma Wound).
  • Opening Night Party Sponsored by Ken Donat & Westland Insurance: 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Morgan Street Brewery, 721 North 2nd Street. Celebrate with your colleagues at the Morgan Street Brewery while you enjoy complimentary dinner and drinks! Open to all registered buyers.

Friday March 9, 2012

  • Facebook Commerce: The tricks to getting the treats 8:30am – 9:30am. Christian Taylor, CEO of Payvment, Inc. With over a half a billion consumers, Facebook has become the most valuable place on the net for generating new customers and sales. Christian Taylor, founder and CEO at Payvment will share best practices on how to build your Social Commerce empire on Facebook.
  • Make-up Demonstrations: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on the Show Floor Stage. Sit and enjoy 30-minute make-up demos from Bloody Mary (Zombie’s Exposed Cheek Bones Stitches Out With Just Make-up), Grex Airbrush (Demo Using Airbrush Make-up and Grex Airbrushes) and Crown Brush (Hollywood Special FX Make-up).
  • Special Demonstration by Award Winning Pumpkin Carver, Andy Bergholtz of Villafane Studios: 2:15pm – 3:15pm on the Show Floor Stage. Villafane Studios specializes in the creation of the most astonishing 3D pumpkin carvings you will ever see. Founder Ray Villafane and partner Andy Bergholtz combine over 25 years of sculpting experience to push the boundaries of this unique medium and create characters that will haunt your imagination. Whether it’s a fine art portrait, a scenic snapshot or ghastly ghoul, Villafane Studios excels at capturing 3D images in pumpkins that will take your Halloween to a whole new level. See them demonstrate their abilities LIVE on the show floor!
  • Haunted Attraction Association Auction: 5:30pm – 7:30pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm) at the Convention Center. Looking for great deals on brand new props, animatronics and services? Join HAA for its annual auction. Doors open at 5:00pm and the auction starts at 5:30pm with items from the industry’s leading vendors, suppliers and artists. There is no cost to participate and bidding is open to everyone. Cash bar will be available. Open to all registered buyers.
  • Distortions Unlimited Presents “Making Monsters” and Q&A: 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Convention Center. This two-part one-hour series introduces viewers to the innovators and masterminds of the monster and creature animatronics industry. In “Making Monsters,” viewers meet Ed and Marsha Edmunds, co-owners of Distortions Unlimited, the Mom and Pop monster making shop located in downtown Greeley, Colo., and Jordu Schell, a monster-making veteran from Hollywood. Ed and Marsha have led the charge of the animatronics business for the last 30 years. Their unusual animatronics, monster creations, and haunted house designs are mainstays of the dark amusement industry. Jordu is Ed’s right-hand man, bringing Ed’s twisted creations to life. Based in Los Angeles, he is a renowned sculptor, best known for his work on James Cameron’s Avatar.

Saturday March 10, 2012

  • [Early Bird Seminar] How to Survive in the Haunted House Industry Panel Discussion: 8:00am – 9:00am. Moderator – Ben Armstrong – Netherworld Haunted House. Panelists – Ed Terebus (Erebus Haunted House/FearFinder), Allan Hopps (StiltBeast Studios), Randy Bates (BatesMotel/Pennhurst). Ben Armstrong from Netherworld Haunted House moderates this panel featuring a group of talented haunters who have spent years helping others in the industry. Learn from them the critical lessons about how to run a safe, entertaining attraction while avoiding the mistakes that can end an event’s career before it can ever really get started.
  • Exploring an Exciting Art Form That Will Change the Face of Pumpkin Carving As You Know It!: 8:00am – 9:00am with Andy Bergholtz, Villafane Studios. Topics include the art of “sculpting” pumpkins and the potential of pumpkin related displays as a commercial attraction. In addition to providing exposure to an incredible new art form, the seminar will illustrate the vast potential for pumpkin related displays to drive business and create incredible viral marketing as a seasonal attraction.
  • Make-up Demonstrations: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm on the Show Floor Stage. Sit and enjoy 30-minute make-up demos from Iwata-Medea (Airbrush Horror Make-Up), Graftobian (Airbrush Zombies At Low Cost) and Ill Willed (Showcasing the New Ill Willed Products).
  • Special Demonstration by Award Winning Pumpkin Carver, Andy Bergholtz of Villafane Studios: 2:15pm – 3:15pm on the Show Floor Stage. Villafane Studios specializes in the creation of the most astonishing 3D pumpkin carvings you will ever see. Founder Ray Villafane and partner Andy Bergholtz combine over 25 years of sculpting experience to push the boundaries of this unique medium and create characters that will haunt your imagination. Whether it’s a fine art portrait, a scenic snapshot or ghastly ghoul, Villafane Studios excels at capturing 3D images in pumpkins that will take your Halloween to a whole new level. See them demonstrate their abilities LIVE on the show floor!
  • Free Legendary Haunts Panel Discussion: 5:45pm – 6:45pm. Moderator – Ben Armstrong – Netherworld Haunted House. Panelists – Ross Karpelman (The House of Shock), Dwayne Sanburn (13th Gate/Necropolis13), Brett Bertolino (Terror Behind The Walls). Ben Armstrong from Netherworld Haunted House moderates this discussion of some of the most Legendary Haunted Houses in the nation. Learn how they come up with unique sets and special effects, draw massive crowds, and manage complex operations with a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Turning Technology into Sales: 5:45pm – 6:45pm. Speaker John Gollnick, Route 66. Using technology to increase sales??? Want other options besides Facebook and Twitter, did you know that a technology exists over Wi-Fi??? With NEWER technology at your disposal, we will show you how to earn more money and build your customer database.
  • The Zombie Army & John LaFlamboy present “The Moleman of Belmont Avenue”: 9:30pm – 11:30pm at the Convention Center: This film explores what happens when a terrible situation is dropped into the laps of the two people least equipped to deal with it. The Brothers Mugg can either step up to the plate and finally grow up, or they wait and clean up the resulting mess as a mysterious creature eats every living thing in the building, one by one. This soon-to-be cult classic features horror icon Robert Englund, an ensemble cast of Second City comedy veterans, and set designs from the haunted house industry’s Zombie Army Productions and Pale Eye Productions. (Included Q & A).

Sunday March 11, 2012

  • Make-up Demonstrations: 11:00am on the Show Floor Stage. Sit and enjoy a 30-minute make-up demo from Four Fingers (Application of Prosthetic Appliances and Make-up for Haunters).
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