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Go Behind the Scenes at The Darkness Haunted House
Sun, March 12, 2017
GO BEHIND THE SCENES and experience the making of the all new Darkness Haunted House for the Transworld 2017 Halloween, Haunted House and Escape Room show.  Watch the video below and get your tickets NOW at www.thedarkness.com.  You can also book the escape rooms at www.stlouisescape.com   Transworld Tradeshow starts March 23, 2017 in St Louis Missouri.  Learn more at www.haashow.com

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The Darkness Monsters Scare at Parade - Watch Video
Thu, March 09, 2017
Join the Darkness Monsters in the biggest haunted house tour of the year!!!  The Transworld Haunted House and Escape Room Tradeshow is coming up March 22-25, 2017 in St Louis Missouri!  Learn more about this show at www.haashow.com. 

If you want to attend the haunted house tour get your tickets NOW at https://thedarkness.fearticket.com

Tours are almost SOLD OUT... Wed night join us for a behind the scenes tour, with seminar, dinner and more.  On Thursday we have our traditional behind the scenes tour.  Friday we host the Escape Room Industry for seminars, and private tours thru our escape rooms all four. Finally on Saturday experience the live MONSTERS of the Darkness, Terror Visions and Silo-X haunted house.  Check out The Darkness monsters who scared people during a parade.  See you at The Darkness.  

You can also book the escape rooms to play and get a discount using promo code 'transworld2017' at www.stlouisescape.com 

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The Darkness Haunt Tour is Close to Selling Out - Get your Tickets Now
Sat, March 04, 2017



The Darkness Haunted House and Escape Room Tour is approaching quickly March 22 - 25, 2017 in St Louis Missouri during the Transworld Halloween, Haunted House and Escape Room Tradeshow.  Several tours are being offered including behind the scenes, and live events with real monsters, zombies and screams.  

March 22nd - Private Tour:  Walk thru The Darkness, Silo-X, Terror Visions, Four Escape Rooms, Party Rooms and this event includes a question and answer session plus BBQ Dinner.  Limited to the first 100 guests.  You can take videos, photos and ask questions.

March 23rd - Behind the Scenes Tour:  Walk thru The Darkness, Silo-X, and Terror Visions take photos and video.  Limited to the first 300 guests.

March 24th -  Escape Room Seminar/Tour:  A one hour seminar with four different escape room experts, then tours thru four escape rooms, party room, lobby.  Take picture, video, and learn the secrets on how to build and operate escape rooms.  Limited to the first 100 people.  Almost sold out.  Late that night we're offering a Zombie Laser Tag demo.

March 25th -  LIVE DARKNESS TOUR with actors, monsters and screams.  Outdoor actors, Silo-X haunted house, Darkness, Terror Visions and much more.

Get your tickets now at www.TheDarkness.com

You can also book the escape rooms Open the entire week from 10am until Midnight book now at www.stlouisescape.com


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Transworld Haunted Attraction / Escape Room Show Complete Seminar List
Fri, February 24, 2017
TransWorld’s Halloween & Attractions Show 2017 Seminars
 
All information presented here was accurate at the time of posting. Seminars, speakers, times, rooms, etc. subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, visit http://www.haashow.com.
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017
 
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
TransWorld’s innovative Speed Seminars run by Industry leaders who share their knowledge during 5 hours of multiple power-packed, 30 minute seminars that focus on a precise subject. Each seminar will get directly to the meat of its chosen topic, exposing attendees to an amazing amount of new ideas in a very short time. The seminars will be followed by a mixer at the Over/Under Bar & Grill (just 2 short blocks from the Convention Center). We will be serving heavy appetizers, beverages and a cash bar will be open.
 
Room 101
 
Actor Warm Ups
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Speaker: John LaFlamboy, Zombie Army Productions
 
Trailer Haunts: The Answer to the Expansion Problem
1:35pm - 2:05pm
Speaker: Ed & Jim Terebus, Erebus Haunted Attraction
 
Create An Emergency Action Plan For Your Attraction
2:10pm - 2:40pm
Speaker: Buck Burdick, The Fear Asylum
 
15 Minute Break
 
Critical Digital Marketing Information You Need To Know!
2:55pm - 3:25pm
Speaker: Brad Weinstein
 
Its Alive! Optimizing your Animatronics!
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Speaker: Max Armstrong, Netherworld Haunted House
 
Make Real Money with Gift Shops and Concessions
4:05pm - 4:35pm
Speaker: Nancy Jubie, Headless Horseman
 
15 Minute Break
 
1 Star Reviews: We All Get Them. How Do We Deal with Them and What Steps Can You Take to Avoid Them
4:50pm - 5:20pm
Presented By: Brett Hays, Fear Fair
 
Synergy in Your Haunted Attraction
5:25pm - 5:55pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Dark Hour Haunted House
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
 
C.H.A.O.S. Safety Seminar
8:30am - 12:30pm, Room 104
Produced by Haunted Attraction Association
The Haunted Attraction Association brings you The Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Safety (C.H.A.O.S.) Program. This crisis awareness and safety course is a must see to anyone running a haunted attraction. The insight acquired in this truly riveting seminar is critical to the future of the industry. A problem at one attraction will affect all attractions. This 4 hour course will count towards your 8 hours required to receive your certification. Each year, we will offer safety classes you can attend to fulfill your requirement for certification. When you complete the 8 hours, you will be given a certificate that can be used to show your Fire Marshall, insurance carrier and local authority your steps taken toward running a safe haunted attraction.
 
Room 101
 
Advanced Guest Interaction Training For Your Actors - The Scare Sequence!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Eddie McLaurin
 
What's Around the Next Corner: Scripting for Your Haunted Attraction
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Scott Swenson, Scott Swenson Creative Development LLC
 
Recruiting Talent to Super Charge Your Cast
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
Rocking the Customer Experience: From the Moment They Arrive, to the Moment They Leave, Every Minute Matters!
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
Staff Retention: The Care and Feeding of Monsters
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Speaker: Shannon Hopps, Haunt Dawgs
 
Room 104
 
Turbo Charging Your Animatronics
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Steve Koci, Nuts & Volts Magazine
 
Haunt Safety Essentials: Better Safe Than Sorry!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speakers: Randy Bates, Bates Entertainment Group / Michael Jubie, Headless Horseman
 
Advertising on a Budget: How to Use Advertising and Branding to Draw More People to Your Attraction
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Airbrush Makeup Fast and Easy
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Speaker: Allen Hopps, Stilt Beast Studios
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Laying Your Foundation for an Awesome Professional Haunt [Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Bruce Stanton
 
Room 101
 
Money Pit or Gold Mine? Getting Started in This Business is Tough: 15 Fatal Flaws to Avoid and 15 Must Do's to Succeed
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Tim & Ann Marie Gavinski, Wisconsin Fear Grounds
 
Add Sales with 3 Minute Escape Games
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speakers: Kelly Collins, ScareAtorium / Ben Armstrong, Netherworld
 
Balance Throughput and Scarefactor to Increase Your Bottom Line
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Brett Bertolino/Amy Hollaman/James Travis, Eastern State Penitentiary Terror Behind the Walls
 
Take Your Business to the Next Level with Social and Digital Marketing
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Nick Francis, Massive Noise Media & Marketing
 
Defusing Angry Patrons Online and In Person
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Alyssa Schipani, Fright Farm
 
Room 102
 
Capturing the Spirit of Your Event on Film
10:15am - 11:15pm
Speaker: Harry McCoy, Petroleum Films
 
How to Get Sponsors and Keep Them
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speakers: Michael Book, Joe Bulleit& Mike Kimzey, The Danger Run
 
Cost Effective Advertising on a Budget!
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Rich Hanf, Fright Trail
 
Audio Terror: Scare’em with Sound!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Jake Farmer, Dark Hour
 
25 Things Your Haunt Should do Right Now!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness
 
Room 104
 
Haunt Graphics - Tools and Tricks to Make Your Own Amazing Imagery for Your Haunt!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Laura Kilpatrick, Dark Hour
 
Ways to Make Money Opening Your Haunted Attraction Year Round!
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Ed Gannon, Something Wicked Productions
 
The Benefits of Using Airbrush Makeup
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Nick Herrera
 
Real or Faux? You'll Never Know: Faux Finish & Distressing Techniques
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Melissa Winton, Hauntzilla Creations
 
Mold Making and Casting Basics - Replicating Terror!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Alex Lohmann, Reindeer Manor
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Bloody Mary “Hands On” Dead Frozen Zombie Workshop [Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Bobbie Weiner
 
Room 101
 
Turn Your Haunted Event Into a Money Making Monster!
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: John Denley, Boneyard Productions International and Escape Room International
 
“It’s Showtime” with John LaFlamboy
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: John LaFlamboy, Zombie Army Productions
 
61 MONSTER Money Making Tips in 60 Minutes for Every Event
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Speakers: Tim Gavinski/Wisconsin Fear Grounds, Allen Hopps/Stilt Beast Studios, John LaFlamboy/Zombie Army Productions
 
The Top 20 Scares at Netherworld Haunted House!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Ben Armstrong, Netherworld
 
Motivating and Retaining Volunteer Actors for Your Haunted Attraction!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Wayne Barnecshi, Trail of Terror
 
Room 102
 
Formula for Fear: Using Science to Craft the Perfect Scares
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Margee Kerr, Sociologist and Themed Entertainment Consultant
 
Queen Mary: Massive Theming and Design
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Brian Luallen, Director of Attractions, The Queen Mary
 
Advanced Haunt Detailing and Painting Techniques
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Ethan Turon, Hundred Acres Manor
 
Lightning Fast Costume and Prop Distressing!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Amber Johnson, The Dent Schoolhouse
 
Secrets to Detail Your Escape Room
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness
 
Room 104
 
Using Prosthetic Makeup to Create Over the Top Icon Characters for Your Haunted Attraction: A Makeup Demonstration and Panel Q&A
10:15am - 11:15am
Speakers: Evan Hedges (Co-Runner Up Face Off Season 9, Face Off Season 11 All-Stars, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group), Kevon Ward (Face Off Season 9, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group), Michael Faust (Face Off Season 4, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group)
 
Blood Guts N' Gore: Gore it Up!
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: John Burton, John L Burton Entertainment
 
Scare Up Millennial Interest in Your Production with Augmented and Virtual Realities
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speakers: Michael Dykier, Grisly Manor LLC and Dynamic Augmented Solutions
 
Haunt Ad Power-Ups: Supercharge Your Advertising!!
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Dick Terhune, Voice From Hell Productions
 
Side Attractions: Making Money Beyond the Admission Price!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Mike Henrie and Travis Hahn, Nightmare on 13th
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
 
Room 231
 
Let’s Talke Websites & Logos: Your Calling Cards to the World[Early Bird Seminar – FREE to Attendees]
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Speaker: Chris Brielmaier, Rogues Hollow Productions, and Chad Savage, Sinister Visions
 
ESCAPE ROOM SEMINARS
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017 Room 231
 
Create an Immersive, Highly Reviewed Gen 1 Game by Using Actors Instead of Expensive Tech
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Marty Parker, Room Escape Adventures
 
Escape Room Tech 101
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Brian Warner, Evilusions
 
How to Become a Success in the Escape Room Industry and Stay That Way!
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: John Denley, Boneyard Productions International and Escape Room International
 
How to Open an Escape Room Fast... and on a Tight Budget
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: Dave Ferrier
 
Add an Escape Game to Your Attraction: Use Your Existing Assets to Generate More Revenue!
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Greg Salyers, Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group
 
FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017 Room 231
 
Should I Open an Escape Game? What You Need To Know About 5-Min, 10-Min & Hour Long Games
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Nicole Ginsburg, Escape The Estate
 
10 Things You Can Do to Be Gen 2: A Simplistic Guide to Evolve Your Room Escape Design
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Shawn Fischtein, Escape Games Canada
 
How to Create Advertising for Your Room Escape...That Works!
12:45pm - 2:45pm (2 Hour Workshop)
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Escape Games: Working with Brands, Film and Corporations
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Nate Martin, Puzzle Break
 
SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 Room 231
 
Bringing an Escape Room to Life, from A-Z
10:15am - 11:15am
Speaker: Derek Petit, Adventure Sports HQ
 
Design for Escape Games: How to Create and Build a Top-Rated Experience
11:30am - 12:30pm
Speaker: Shawn Fischtein, Escape Games Canada
 
20 Hard-Hitting "Need to Know" Room Escape Game Tips
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Speaker: Elisabeth Garson, Steel Owl Productions
 
Team Building: How to Draw the Corporate Crowd
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Speaker: James Bennett, Firefly Team Events
 
Ask the Experts: Escape Room Industry Panel
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Speakers: Ginger Flesher-Sonnier, Shawn Fischtein, James Bennett, Nate Martin, Greg Salyers, Marty Parker. Moderated by Elisabeth Garson.
 
Room 102
 
Secrets to Detail Your Escape Room
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Speaker: Larry Kirchner, Hauntworld/The Darkness
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Legendary Haunt Tour is Announced.
Tue, February 14, 2017


TransWorld Trade Shows and Netherworld Haunted House are pleased to present the Legendary Haunt Tour 2017, returning to Philadelphia, PA November 9-11 to experience three world-class, state-of-the-art, multi-element haunted attractions: Reapers Revenge, Field of Screams and The Bates Motel and Haunted Hayride!

Each year the Legendary Haunt Tour visits a different city in the USA and tours 2 to 3 haunted attractions that have achieved "legendary" status with the haunted attraction industry, the media and the public. More than just a haunted house tour, the LHT has evolved into a destination social event for haunters all over the world, providing a unique vacation & networking opportunity just after the Halloween season. If you're a haunted house owner, actor, makeup artist, costumer, merchant or if you just love haunted houses and Halloween, the Legendary Haunt Tour is the place to wrap up the season, relax, unwind, have fun, celebrate, see what your fellow haunters have to offer... and start getting ideas for next year!

For full details and to get tickets, visit http://www.legendaryhaunttour.com


This event is sponsored by Fear Ticket
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