TRANSWORLD’S SEMINAR SERIES Free Seminars and Events TransWorld HauntShow

by on Jan.07, 2012, under Haunt Gatherings, Haunted Houses, Haunting Ideas

TRANSWORLD’S SEMINAR SERIES

We’re bringing you one more day of seminars! This year we’ve changed from three days to FOUR FABULOUS DAYS of seminars! The Transworld team of seminar speakers will help you make more money, teach you how to market and run a more profitable attraction or retail outlet, AND show you all the special techniques to fully engage your customers.

Thursday March 8, 2012

Make-up Demonstrations

11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm

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

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

[KEYNOTE PRESENTATION] 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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Show Floor Stage

Sit and enjoy a 30-minute make-up demo from Four Fingers (Application of Prosthetic Appliances and Make-up for Haunters).

All TransWorld Exhibits, Inc. Halloween, Costume & Party, and Halloween & Attractions Show seminars are intended solely to provide information to the participants. Results derived by utilizing the information may vary and are not guaranteed. Neither TransWorld Exhibits, Inc., nor the seminar presenters assumes any legal liability or responsibility regarding the content and examples presented. All seminars are subject to change.


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