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2018 Halloween University Class
@ National Halloween Show

Class Code: TC01
From Pen to Pandemonium: Advanced Scripting for Haunted Entertainment (P.D. Cacek)
Trish Cacek
Saturday May 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

As it has been said, most recently by Anthony Hopkins in the first season of the HBO’s series, WESTWORLD:
“Everyone loves a good story.”

And, regardless of the ghosties and ghoulies and walking dead who will shamble and menace and jump out at the crowds of unsuspecting visitors, above all else a Haunted House attraction should tell a good story. The winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award for her short horror fiction, P.D. Cacek has scripted storylines for a number of haunted house attractions and will take you through the process of taking an idea and developing it into a narrative.
The session will focus on the process of taking an idea and developing it into a full narrative and will include
• Character development
• Backstory
• Each room a chapter, each chapter a story
• The magic of three
• When and where to place the unexpected
• Making the audience a part of the story

There will also be time for discussion.

About Trish Cacek

Winner of both a Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Award, P.D. Cacek has written over two hundred short stories, five novels and five plays; has taught numerous workshops and been a guest lecturer at the Odyssey Writing Camp; and, when not haunting graveyards for inspiration, can be found hanging out with The Patient Creatures as Moria the Screaming Banshee.

Price: $25.00

The presales for the Halloween Show are over. However, you can still buy tickets for the event at the door! Please come to the registration booth as we are here now at the Showboat. Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday - tickets are available at the door (May 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th)