Entries tagged with: Hauntcon

MSNBC airs feature on Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon

The Halloween & Party Expo and its new partnering convention, HAuNTcon, drew the attention of MSNBC this year. The cable news network highlighted the conventions in a feature on MSNBC Your Business, which debuted on Sunday, Feb. 11. The conventions took place in mid January in New Orleans. MSNBC’s segment included interviews with Urban Expositions CEO Greg Topalian and HAuNTcon founder Leonard Pickel. Urban Expositions purchased HAuNTcon in 2017. Check out the full video segment…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo sees increase in buying activity in 2018

As Halloween & Party Expo closes its doors on the 2018 event, the feedback from both buyers and sellers has indicated an increase in buying activity across the show. The event was held Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

This year’s event brought together the global industry for four-days for buying, selling, networking and celebration. The event reports that an impressive 30% of show attendance was comprised of new buyers.…  » Read more

Photo galleries: Halloween & Party Expo 2018

DAY 1 — Friday, Jan. 12 DAY 2 — Saturday, Jan. 13 DAY 3 — Sunday, Jan. 14

HAuNTcon announces silent auction with all proceeds benefitting magic wheelchair

Haunters around from around the country are set to take over New Orleans this week for HAuNTcon: The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. The event takes place Jan. 12-15 in New Orleans and provides a forum for the haunt community to connect with one another while discovering new products, education and best practices. Along with several new features this year, the event has announced a LIVE build of an ossuary crypt that will be…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon just days away

With more than 350 exhibitors, a new hosted buyer appointment program, daily retail panels and afternoon roundtables, live fashion shows and the industry costume ball, Halloween & Party Expo 2018 is providing Halloween & Party Professionals access to the products, ideas and connections that will set their business apart in the coming year. The event will open to the trade next week in New Orleans, Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. The…  » Read more

Haunt industry leaders headline list of 50-plus speakers scheduled for HAuNTcon

Returning favorite speakers including Kyle Vest, Nick Wolfe, Jeff and Chris Davis of Davis Graveyards, representatives from Haunted Farms of America, HauntPay and HaunTopic, as well as new presenters including author and fear sociologist Margee Kerr and Scott Stener, corporate director of entertainment and events at Six Flags, will be among the 50-plus speakers sharing their insight and knowledge at HAuNTcon 2018, the leading event “Designed by Haunters, For Haunters”. Taking place January 12-15 in New…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo offering expanded exhibitor list, including makeup sector

As the Halloween season wraps up, planning for the Halloween & Party Expo has kicked into high-gear. The event, known for being the most comprehensive resource in North America for Halloween & Party, is pleased to announce strong exhibitor support for the 2018 show, being held Jan. 12-15 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. This year’s show floor will be host to new and expanded product categories as well as introduce…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo, HAuNTcon announce education seminar topics

An all-new and redesigned retailer education program has been announced by the Halloween & Party Expo for the 2018 event (Jan. 12-15, 2018 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans). This marks the third consecutive year they have partnered with Retail Minded to present cutting edge education for independent retailers.  In the new format, attendees can learn from retailer panel discussions and retail roundtables led by Retail Minded’s Nicole Reyhle — with each experience designed…  » Read more

Large majority of Halloween & Party Expo buyers intend to purchase costumes, make-up, props

Reserve your space today for the 2018 Halloween & Party Expo, Jan. 12-15, in New Orleans. This is your opportunity to launch new products and meet face-to-face with an expansive market of retailers and business owners who attend to do business. In fact, more than 75% of attendees say they attend the show specifically to place orders with new or current vendors. There is no other show that is so focused on the needs and interests…  » Read more

Halloween & Party Expo Prepares for Another Great Show

The No. 1 global show for the Halloween, costume and party industry is very much alive. Thousands of attendees from more than 63 countries worldwide will descend on the George R. Brown Convention Center Jan. 25-28 for the Expo, which will be in Houston for a sixth year in 2014 before heading to New Orleans in 2015.   Manufacturers of Halloween products have an extra incentive to attend the 2014 show— HAuNTcon, a Haunted Attractions…  » Read more

Halloween and Haunt Industries Continue to Grow

In only 10 years, Halloween sales have increased by 130 percent in the U.S. alone, with the holiday gaining traction around the globe. And with haunted attractions and thrill-themed television shows and movies working their way into the fabric of pop culture, Halloween shows no signs of stopping.   “One reason Halloween is growing is that smart specialty retailers are showing their customers that the holiday is much more than just trick-or-treating with kids,” said…  » Read more

HAuNTcon Heads To Halloween & Party Expo for 2014

The 2014 Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon) will be held in Houston Jan. 25-28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, in conjunction with the 2014 Halloween & Party Expo (HPE.) “The Halloween & Party Expo is the international event for Halloween, costume and party vendors," said Leonard Pickel, HAuNTcon coordinator and Haunt industry expert. "It was a natural move to co-locate our conference and tradeshow to the same city so we could…  » Read more