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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