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Class Code: PB01
Zombie Face Paint Workshop
Pashur the Body Painter
May 18, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

ZOMBIES FACE PAINT WORKSHOP (Zombie without Prosthetics workshop)
ATLANTIC CITY



DATE: Friday, May 18, 2018
TIME: 8:00am - 11:00am

LOCATION: Showboat Convention Center, 801 Boardwalk. Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Zombies are always in demand all year round. In this hands-on workshop, I will show you how to create several money making zombies using face paint and gore fx products that are used in theater and film. No airbrush or prosthetics will be used. There will be fun zombies and gruesome zombies too, great for parties, zombie crawls, movies and simply scaring kids down the street. Demos Include: Fast Zombie aka Zombie Kiss, Ghost Zombie, Eerie Zombie, Toxic Zombie, Virus Zombie and more. There will also be numerous Gore FX tips and tricks such as fake blood techniques, bruises, bites, veins, scratches, and more! This class is super fun and super informative!



CLASS SIZE: 20 students

COST: Only $50

RSVP - DEPOSIT - PAYMENT: Paying for this workshop secures your spot in the class.


Spots are on a first come, first serve basis - thus no spots will be saved. Sorry - no refunds will be given if YOU have to cancel. In the off chance that I have to cancel, all monies would be refunded.
THINGS TO BRING:
Your Face Paint Kit:
- Face Paints. Colors you will need: Black, White, Red, Dark Red, Pink, Lime Green, Green, Yellow, Teal, Blue, Brown, Medium Brown, Light Brown, Flesh.
- Brushes, Yellow Sponges, White Cosmetic Sponges
- Practice Head and/or mat (if you have one)
Your Gore FX Kit (bring any that you may have such as):
- Fake Blood, Fake Coagulated Blood, Bruise Wheel, Rigid Collodion, Zombie Skin, Blood Capsules, Stipple Sponge, Scar Wax, Burn Wheel, Tongue Depressors (un-used popsicle sticks), make-up spatula, un-used toothbrush for flicking blood, etc.
Essentials:
- Baby Wipes, Paper Towels or Paint Towel, Water Cup,
- Camera
- Pen & Paper
- A picture of your mom in spandex (okay, not really)


NOTE: We will be painting each other so wear something you don't mind getting fake blood on.
DO NOT TO BRING:
Glitter
Crunchy Snacks
A friend, relative, chaperone, chauffeur, your child or pet.
Dead Puppies




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About Pashur the Body Painter
Pashur is an award winning Los Angeles body painter, Pashur whom has worked both in Hollywood, The Halloween Industry and the Corporate Realm. He has been called the Best Body Painting Artist in the world, and Pashur has traveled all over the world doing artistic body paint projects for the past 20 years! Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with him at the Halloween Show. Chances like this do not come around often.



His recent clients include the Playboy Mansion, MTV, VH1, The Sci Fi Channel, Toyota, Rolling Stone, Skin Wars, Face Off, Spike, Comedy Central, Wrangler Jeans, Smirnoff and even Cirque Du Soleil. Pashur's has even painted onsite for models with Charie Sheen for a TV roast, as well as Samuel Jackson for Spike TV awards.




Class Code: TW01
The immersive Experience (IX) - What it is and how to achieve it
Tome and Tom Greenfield
May 18, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Immersive experience (IX) is a hot ticket item right now. Learn what it is and how you can implement it in this incredible workshop.

We live in an age where entertainment can be downloaded for 99¢ and nothing digital is truly valued anymore. That's why the world has turned away from the Information Age to embrace the Experience Age. Escape rooms, LARPs, immersive theater productions, virtual reality games... they're all tipping the financial scales in our direction and we want to make sure you're ready.
Lead by a team of Philadelphia's best immersive experience designers, this workshop will teach the basics of immersive experience design including history, pre-production, set design, scripting, marketing, safety, and more. We'll also dive into the specifics of immersive experience in the horror market with a focus on creating unforgettable haunts and seance rooms Find out why other workshops on this topic in the NYC/Philly area are always packed.

This class is expected to be 3 hours with time in the middle for a break.


About Tome and Tom Greenfield

Tome Wilson is a senior art director and communication specialist with over 18 years of design experience. His portfolio includes a wide-breadth of agency work, Emmy award-winning technology, and Fortune 50 products used by over 27 million Americans. He’s best known for his advances in the fields of Immersive Design and Accessible Design.
As an Immersive designer, he leads the productions at The Mill Race Theatrical Company including: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Theater of Fear, and The Witches’ Summoning. He is also the founder of Séance Media , an event production company that specializes in fully immersive theatrical séances.
An avid technologist and Halloween folklore expert, Tome combines modern technology with the occult to bring the spirit world to life.




Tom Greenfield spent 25 years in New York working in both theater and film. During those years he worked for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Big Mess Theater, ABC Television, The Office of the President of the United States, The Tony Awards, and many others. His professional experience stretches from scenic designer, art director, scenic artist and special effects guru, all the way to technical director, producer, and director.

In 2011, he gave it all up to pursue his personal passions and The Mill Race Theatrical Company https://www.millracetheatricalcompany.com was born. The theater is dedicated to producing original scripts with a heavy focus on creating strong visual elements utilizing cutting edge technologies.

Their first production, Miss Lilly's Séance Parlor, was a contemporary look at Victorian seance parlors performed in an actual abandoned house. It was closely followed by The Poe Project, a look at the life and inspirations of Edgar Allan Poe from the perspective of his unquiet spirit.

A master artist, Tom now leads the artistic design, effects construction, and performing arts classes for all TMRTCo productions.






Class Code: KY01
THE SECRETS OF GUERRILLA MARKETING
Kim Yates
May 18, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM



If you don't know Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill, then you've surely never met Kim Yates. Kim is a walking 24/7/365 marketing machine for her haunted attraction. Learn how Kim uses her energy, her experience as a professional communicator and professional performer, and her every day contacts to market her haunt as well as the ins and outs of low to no-cost marketing techniques.

www.kimskrypt.com
About Kim Yates


Kim Yates has been in the Haunted House business for over 25 years. She owns and operates Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill located in Spring Grove, PA featuring 6 attractions on 62.5 acres plus the home of Kim's Krypt Kampout,, a Summer Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza to DIE FOR!






Class Code: KY02
USING YOUR ATTRACTION YEAR-ROUND
Kim Yates
May 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM



If you are fortunate enough to have a venue that you control 12 months out of the year, then you know that there are other costs, such as utilities and insurance, that do not stop when the lines stop. Why not use your permanent location for other events during the calendar year? Kim Yates has successfully built in off-season events in two year-round haunt venues, and it seems like she is always adding things to the schedule. Learn how to take advantage of your permanent location and add a few more dollars to your bottom line.

www.kimskrypt.com
About Kim Yates


Kim Yates has been in the Haunted House business for over 25 years. She owns and operates Kim's Krypt Haunted Mill located in Spring Grove, PA featuring 6 attractions on 62.5 acres plus the home of Kim's Krypt Kampout,, a Summer Scavenger Hunt Extravaganza to DIE FOR!






Class Code: GR01
Three Minute Faces
Gene Reynolds
May 18, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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About Gene Reynolds





Class Code: SB01
Whiplash’s School For Haunted House Actors
Sarah Black
May 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Course is both for beginning actors and actor managers to learn effective methods of acting and teaching extremely novice actors ways to improve their confidence and start into haunt acting. Learn tips and tricks that work, and have worked with turned some of Castle Blood's most novice and timid actors into Denizens of Distinction. Sarah "Whiplash" Black has a unique gift with this group of people and we are happy that she is sharing it with all of you.
About Sarah Black





Class Code: JW01
PROFESSIONAL LIGHTING FOR THE HOME HAUNTER
John Wolk
May 18, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Learn some basic do's and don'ts about lighting your outdoor scene or home haunt from somebody who lights homes, venues, and events for a living. John Wolk of JMW Entertainment group will share his knowledge of lighting techniques and equipment to put your home haunt in a better light. Learn about equipment available to the home haunter as well as the best ways to use it in terms of visual and economic impact. This course is also a good primer for those who have little or no experience with lighting a haunted attraction.


About John Wolk





Class Code: JW02
IMPROVING LIGHTING IN YOUR HAUNTED ATTRACTION SETS AND OTHER ADVANCED LIGHTING TECHNIQUES
John Wolk
May 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Now that it is better-lit, John will take students "further down the rabbit hole" into some more sophisticated lighting techniques. This course is an extension of the first hour, and is also appropriate for those who have some experience with lighting. John has a lot of knowledge and passion to share about this subject, and his body of work and clients is very impressive. Learn lighting techniques from one of the best in the business.


About John Wolk





Class Code: CG01
Haunt AV/IT/Security
Chris Gay
May 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

A 1 hour primer on technology for anyone, from home haunter to pro, for integrating quality audio and video effects into your haunt, with an introduction to the basics of free WiFi for customers, network security, uninterruptible power for critical infrastructure, and the integration of security cameras for operations, safety, and security.

Class time TBD
About Chris Gay
About Chris Gay NJ FF/EMT-B and NAEMT EMT-Tactical Haunt AV/IT/Security Owner/Operator of Tech-Medic NJ LLC, HauntTechTips.com, and Director at Ocean View Trail of Terror haunttechtips.com




Class Code: TG01
Intro to Projection Mapping for Home and Professional Haunts
Tome and Tom Greenfield
May 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Projection Mapping is the art of enhancing a real-world object with video to make it come alive. From Madame Leota raising the spirits at the Haunted Mansion to large-scale building projections, this class will give you an overview of what's possible, what's affordable, and how you can add projection mapping to your home or professional haunt.

Taught by immersive experience artists Tome Wilson and Tom Greenfield of The Mill Race Theatrical Company.


About Tome and Tom Greenfield

Tome Wilson is a senior art director and communication specialist with over 18 years of design experience. His portfolio includes a wide-breadth of agency work, Emmy award-winning technology, and Fortune 50 products used by over 27 million Americans. He’s best known for his advances in the fields of Immersive Design and Accessible Design.
As an Immersive designer, he leads the productions at The Mill Race Theatrical Company including: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Theater of Fear, and The Witches’ Summoning. He is also the founder of Séance Media , an event production company that specializes in fully immersive theatrical séances.
An avid technologist and Halloween folklore expert, Tome combines modern technology with the occult to bring the spirit world to life.




Tom Greenfield spent 25 years in New York working in both theater and film. During those years he worked for The Ridiculous Theatrical Company, Big Mess Theater, ABC Television, The Office of the President of the United States, The Tony Awards, and many others. His professional experience stretches from scenic designer, art director, scenic artist and special effects guru, all the way to technical director, producer, and director.

In 2011, he gave it all up to pursue his personal passions and The Mill Race Theatrical Company https://www.millracetheatricalcompany.com was born. The theater is dedicated to producing original scripts with a heavy focus on creating strong visual elements utilizing cutting edge technologies.

Their first production, Miss Lilly's Séance Parlor, was a contemporary look at Victorian seance parlors performed in an actual abandoned house. It was closely followed by The Poe Project, a look at the life and inspirations of Edgar Allan Poe from the perspective of his unquiet spirit.

A master artist, Tom now leads the artistic design, effects construction, and performing arts classes for all TMRTCo productions.






Class Code: LP03
Basic Theatrical Faces
Lisa Penzimer
May 18, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


: Learn the basic stage makeup techniques that create the base for witches, zombies, vampires, and a host of creepy human characters. These fundamentals are often missed in your typical "haunt makeup" course, and really are the starting point for most haunted characters. Gene has done makeup for stage, screen, and haunted attraction audiences. No basic makeup course is complete without these techniques.

About Lisa Penzimer


Bio:
I am a professional make-up artist and have worked in the industry for over 30 years. I have done make up and special effects for a number of haunted attractions. I have experience in theatre, film, television, and make up effects. I teach make-up work shops, and i am the head make up artist for Arlene's Costume Shop in Toms River,N.J








Class Code: TG02
Behind the Mask: The Evolution of Halloween in North America
Tome Wilson
May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

From Trick-or-Treat to Devil’s Night, this one-hour multimedia presentation by folklorist Tome Wilson of The Mill Race Theatrical Company will focus on the ever-changing festival of Halloween in North America.
About Tome Wilson

Tome Wilson is a senior art director and communication specialist with over 18 years of design experience. His portfolio includes a wide-breadth of agency work, Emmy award-winning technology, and Fortune 50 products used by over 27 million Americans. He’s best known for his advances in the fields of Immersive Design and Accessible Design.
As an Immersive designer, he leads the productions at The Mill Race Theatrical Company including: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Theater of Fear, and The Witches’ Summoning. He is also the founder of Séance Media , an event production company that specializes in fully immersive theatrical séances.
An avid technologist and Halloween folklore expert, Tome combines modern technology with the occult to bring the spirit world to life.








Class Code: SB02
Advanced Character Development, Whiplash Style
Sarah Black
May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Discuss the finer points of character development with an experienced Performance director and Point Park University Graduate. Sarah "Whiplash" Black does a lot in the off-season to help Castle Blood's characters live and breathe in October. This course is appropriate for both actors working on developing or improving a character and actor managers.


About Sarah Black





Class Code: JD02
Operating a Haunted Attraction Shouldnt Be Scary - Everything from an introduction to the Professional Haunted House Industry to the latest innovations.
John Denley
May 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Operating a Haunted Attraction Shouldn't Be Scary - Everything from an introduction to the Professional Haunted House Industry to the latest innovations. Learn the pitfalls to avoid, and all my savvy secrets that will get you "up and running" in the Haunted Attraction Business or new project you are working on. Take advantage of three decades of Haunted House experience to allow me to give you information to help you turn your event or dream into a screaming success! You will learn: (A) How to desig it right the FIRST TIME. (B) Which Scares really work? (C) How to add additional income opportunities and many more aspects of the Haunted Attraction Business in a great learning class and session. If you don't take at least one incredible idea from this class - you're already dead! These are the industry secrets that will be shared and reviewed to you. To miss this class would be frightning.
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.




Class Code: RZ01
Starting your own ghost tour company
Roxie Zwicker
May 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


t's no secret ghost tours are becoming more popular every year and they are part of the multi-million dollar tourism industry. Where and how can you begin? Whether you are thinking about running one for just the month of October or year round this workshop is for you! This workshop will cover how to gain real information and ghost stories from your town or city. Dealing with local regulations. We will discuss marketing your tours and creating and engaging a regular fan base. Ghost tours are great ways to supplement your income and this workshop will get you started.


About Roxie Zwicker
Roxie has been entertaining with ghostly lore the locals, visitors from away and curious souls since 1994. New England Curiosities has been offering tours and special haunted events throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine since 2002. Highly respected and thoroughly entertaining, tour guests return year
after year to enjoy a haunted night out. Roxie is the author of 7 books on New England's legend and lore and she has been featured in the Boston Herald and the New York Times. Her TV appearances include New Hampshire Chronicle, The History Channel and the Travel Channel! Her fall fundraisers for non profit groups in northern New England have proven that she is a true business leader. A regular key note speaker for many organizations, she has quickly become one of the most respected people in her field.






Class Code: LP02
Theatrical Old Age Makeup
Lisa Penzimer
May 18, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Learn the basic stage makeup techniques that create the base for witches, zombies, vampires, and a host of creepy human characters. These fundamentals are often missed in your typical "haunt makeup" course, and really are the starting point for most haunted characters. Gene has done makeup for stage, screen, and haunted attraction audiences. No basic makeup course is complete without these techniques.

About Lisa Penzimer


Bio:
I am a professional make-up artist and have worked in the industry for over 30 years. I have done make up and special effects for a number of haunted attractions. I have experience in theatre, film, television, and make up effects. I teach make-up work shops, and i am the head make up artist for Arlene's Costume Shop in Toms River,N.J








Class Code: CH01
Who Writes This Stuff? Haunt Theming, Scripting, and Backstory
Chris Handa
May 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



Yes, good haunts, use all three items, and this is sometimes difficult to remember while we focus upon props, makeup and scares. Chris will take you through the process of writing for a haunted attraction as well as the benefits of presenting a coherent story to actors as well as the general public.


About Chris Handa





Class Code: TR01
Introduction to Welding for Haunted Houses & Props. How to not be scared of welding!
Thomas Rogers
May 18, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

During this 1.5 hour welding workshop, you will learn the basics of welding. Tom will guide you through the steps of welding your first joints. You will learn how to prepare, weld, and finish the welds. Learn how to not only make clean, beautiful welds, but also how to fix welds that aren't so perfect.



Example of a 100% welded Medieval Parapet Top to be mounted on a building for a Castle / Escape Room / Haunted House type of display

In this class you will learn what you need to know about basic welding using something you could easily use in your welding scenarios. You will be using a standard 120 volt system of Migg welding using light steel which is the majority of the scenarios you will come across.



This information can be very helpful in fixing weld problems, or fixing broken props right on the spot. A great must have skill for any maintenance person or someone in charge of props.

Sign up early to make sure to get into this class, it is a limited class and then will be taken down once full. There will be 1 welder kit in use for the class so each person will be able to take a turn using it as desired. Anyone taking the class is strongly recommended to wear leather boots and jeans. All shirts should be of solid material or long sleeve cotton shirt. Clothes such as polyester are not recommended as they can easily melt or get damaged with construction scenarios.



Welding Jackets will be provided for the person using the welder at the time but you are free to bring your own if you happen to have one or know someone to borrow one from



Example Below of a Welding project completely from Scratch. Entire Trailer built from nothing but basic welds on top of a trailer base.










About Thomas Rogers
Tom Rogers has been into mechanical things since he was very young. When he does not find himself working on construction, or plumbing, he has done extensive welding including repairs and rebuilding military vehicles from the WWII and Vietnam era. Tom has worked on Haunted House and Renaissance Faire types of projects and continues to be creative today with his passion for Star Wars and Doctor Who.




Class Code: RN01
Agricultural Entertainment - How to Make Farmland work for you! Hayrides & More
Rich and Debbie Norz
May 19, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating a Haunted Attraction into an operating farm
There are lots of SCARY things that happen in the middle of a corn field at night, but hopefully your outdoor haunt management isn’t one of them.
Debbie & Rich Norz have run Scare Farm (formally Creepy Hollow) for the last 11 Haunt Seasons. They have many stories of what has worked and more importantly what has not worked with integrating a Haunted Attraction into an operating farm.
Come and find out some of their secrets to:
• Working a Haunted Attraction into a Farm
• The art of fully setting up and tearing down a large haunt every year
• Using an Excel spread sheet or an online app to manage your haunt set up
• Having a haunted walking trail vs a haunted hayride
• Getting stuff for free or next to nothing to enhance your haunt
• Front of the house additions to add extra income
• Working with Credit Card companies
• Ticketing & Pricing
• Question and answers at end


About Rich and Debbie Norz


Debbie & Rich own and operate Norz Hill Farm & Market, LLC. Rich is a 4th generation family member to run the farm that has been in the family for 96 years. In 1922 when the family first purchased the farm in rural Hillsborough, NJ, they started out with a few milking cows, some horses, chickens and were farming about 50 acres of ground to su8pport their livestock.Today, this family run farm business hosts over 100,000 visitors per year withall of their on-farmactivities. Some of these activities include selling on farm summer retail produce, selling produce at 7off-site town Farmers Markets, a family friendly Fall Festival u-pick pumpkin event, School Tours, weekly summer Farm Workshops for children, hosting on farm Birthday parties and of course SCARE FARM (www.ScareFarm.com)– a 3 attraction Haunt. To support all the above enterprises, there are 15 acres of vegetables, 35 acres of sweet corn and 45 acres of pumpkins, gourds and fancy squash planted. They also farm over 800 acres of corn, soybeans and hay with Rich’s father and have over 150 head of livestock (beef, goats, sheep and more) and 700 chickens at Norz Hill Farm.
A few other interesting facts about Debbie, Rich & Norz Hill Farm are:
• At the state level, their Holstein cows have won Grand Champion and Junior Champion several times and he has been named Premier Exhibiter 9 times and Premier Breeder four times.
• Debbie &Rich also had a sideline business that they called “Cow Advertising.” With the help of their cow’s New York talent agent, some of their cows have appeared on Saturday Night Live, NBC News, Vogue Magazine, with Martha Stewart in a “Got Milk?” ad and as the cover girls of the Chick-Fil-a calendar.
• Debbie & Rich has the honor to be named as the 2010 National Outstanding Young Farmer and that same year Rich was named the New Jersey Outstanding Young Farmer






Class Code: PB02
Virus FX painting workshop
Pashur the Body Painter
May 19, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Virus FX - Face Paint Workshop

May 19, 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:00am




Venue: Showboat Convention Center, 801 Boardwalk. Atlantic City, NJ 08401

In this workshop demo, Pashur will show you how to create several gruesome Virus FX with face paint and gore FX products, great for Halloween and your Quarantine and Outbreak sections of your haunted attraction.

Demos Include: Boils, Blood poisoning, Lab Virus, Flesh Eating Bacteria, Acidic Virus, Burn Virus, Puffy Veins and more.

Demos will be created with a combination of face paint, airbrush and FX products.
Some parts of this workshop are hands-on, but Pashur will provide the products needed for those portions of the class.




CLASS SIZE: 20 students

COST: Only $30



NOTE: This class is NOT a standard class. Because we are pleased to have a high level celebrity for this class flying all the way from Hollywood, it is one of the few classes that require you to purchase a separate ticket for this event.

RSVP / PAYMENT:
Paying for this workshop secures your spot in the class.

THINGS TO BRING:
Camera
Pen & Paper for taking notes.
Wear something you don't mind getting fake blood and ooze on.




DO NOT TO BRING:
Crunchy Snacks
A friend, relative, chaperone, chauffeur, your child or pet - unless they have paid for the class.


About Pashur the Body Painter
Pashur is an award winning Los Angeles body painter, Pashur whom has worked both in Hollywood, The Halloween Industry and the Corporate Realm. He has been called the Best Body Painting Artist in the world, and Pashur has traveled all over the world doing artistic body paint projects for the past 20 years! Don't miss this rare opportunity to work with him at the Halloween Show. Chances like this do not come around often.



His recent clients include the Playboy Mansion, MTV, VH1, The Sci Fi Channel, Toyota, Rolling Stone, Skin Wars, Face Off, Spike, Comedy Central, Wrangler Jeans, Smirnoff and even Cirque Du Soleil. Pashur's has even painted onsite for models with Charie Sheen for a TV roast, as well as Samuel Jackson for Spike TV awards.




Class Code: RZ02
Successful Halloween Fundraisers
Roxie Zwicker
May 19, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


October is a great time to work with the community to help achieve your group fundraising goal or to make a haunt that will support a local charity. From haunted hayrides, ghost boats, haunted barns and walks this workshop will get you started to having a lot of fun while raising a lot of money for a good cause. We will talk about executing successful ideas to enhancing the haunt you already have. Discover how teaming up and benefitting a non profit you can increase your number of visitors and do something good for someone at the same time. This workshop will focus on mapping out a plan from the ground up to build a wildly successful haunt.

About Roxie Zwicker
Roxie has been entertaining with ghostly lore the locals, visitors from away and curious souls since 1994. New England Curiosities has been offering tours and special haunted events throughout Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine since 2002. Highly respected and thoroughly entertaining, tour guests return year
after year to enjoy a haunted night out. Roxie is the author of 7 books on New England's legend and lore and she has been featured in the Boston Herald and the New York Times. Her TV appearances include New Hampshire Chronicle, The History Channel and the Travel Channel! Her fall fundraisers for non profit groups in northern New England have proven that she is a true business leader. A regular key note speaker for many organizations, she has quickly become one of the most respected people in her field.






Class Code: CA01
Goulish Glamour Faces
Caitlin Anthony
May 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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About Caitlin Anthony





Class Code: JV02
Stilt Walking Workshop
Jeremiah Van Fleet
May 19, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Want to take your character to new heights? Learn more about stilts, stilt walking, and performing as a character at haunted attractions from Jeremiah Van Fleet, an expert who is head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to stilt walking.
About Jeremiah Van Fleet
www.T3firetoys.com




Class Code: NE01
Haunts: The Human Element
Nina Ely
May 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A special session focused upon the proper utilization, care and feeding of actors at haunted attractions.
About Nina Ely
Artistic Director, The Patient Creatures (East)




Class Code: JE01
Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics (Saturday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics

In Session I, you will learn the basics of Styrofoam carving using various Hot Wire Foam Factory Styrofoam carving and sculpting tools. You will learn techniques of how to carve tombstones and wooden grave markers, and applying these techniques to other prop applications such as walls, columns, and signs, etc. for your Haunt or Escape Room.


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: BA01
Haunt Tech 101: Don’t be afraid of Animatronics!!!
Brian Alston
May 19, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


An Introduction into getting started with bigger and better scare! There are so many people that love Haunts and Halloween but get stuck not knowing how to take things to the next level without feeling like they have to be an engineer, rocket scientist, or computer programmer. Brian is here to provide you with an easy-to-follow understanding of basic animatronics, as well as teach you some simple ways to incorporate fun and easy next-level scares into your haunt without losing your mind or your life savings.

Things that will be covered:
• Basic components of electric and pneumatic scares
• Types of animatronic scares
• Types of solenoids
• Different ways to trigger your scare
• Types of controllers and how to program them.
• Tools of the trade to make your job easier
• How to think like a Mad Scientist
• Safety First!!!!
• Demonstrations of different animatronics and scare effects.
• Cost effective ways to build scares at every haunt level
• Q & A


About Brian Alston
Brian Alston – Co-Owner of Scared Stiffs Ltd, Haunter, and Haunt Manager

Brian has been a professional Haunter for well over a decade, incorporating his love of scaring and making people laugh into his characters. He began his professional Haunt career as a seasonal actor in the mid-2000’s at Schaefer’s FrightFest, where he would often help build, dress, and distress the haunt sets before each season. In 2011, he began working at Scare Farm in Hillsborough, NJ (known as Creepy Hollow at the time) acting and helping build and design the sets and scares. As his skills and experience grew, Brian eventually became one of Scare Farm’s Haunt Managers and dedicated Tech Manager, where he continues to build and design all kinds of new and exciting sets, props, animatronics, audio tracks, and scares.
In addition to being an actor, tech manager and haunt manager, Brian is also the Co-Owner and Lead Designer of Scared Stiffs, Ltd – New Jersey’s premier manufacturer of Custom Props, Scare Effects, and Handheld Noisemakers for Haunted Attractions, Events, and Amusement Parks around the world.







Class Code: CA03
Dress for Hexcess: Adding Costume, Personal Props, and Accessories to Your Character
Caitlin Anthony
May 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



You've come up with a great character, and have even worked on some cool makeup techniques, but what do you do to complete that character? Castle Blood is internationally famous for their use of costumes, and this is your opportunity to hear firsthand from Caitlin "Skully" Anthony, second generation in the family who started it all. Caitlin will share her tips and tricks in regard to putting it all together: character, makeup, costume, and personal props. This is a must-attend for those who want to present a complete haunt persona.


About Caitlin Anthony





Class Code: LI01
HALLOWEEN FACE PAINTING BASICS MADE LESS SCARY
Lisa Lisa
May 19, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM



Expand your skills base and offer something else to your guests that requires only a small investment of space and money. Face painting is a hit at any event involving children. It works as a time-filler, additional revenue stream, and gets people into the spirit of the event. Learn about types of face paint as well as some basic techniques guaranteed to put smiles on the faces of your guests.

About Lisa Lisa





Class Code: LI02
ADVANCED HALLOWEEN FACE PAINTING
Lisa Lisa
May 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



Do you already know the basics? Would you like to do larger, more detailed, or complex designs on your faces? Take this class, and learn some advanced tips, tricks, and techniques to take your skills to the next level.


About Lisa Lisa





Class Code: CA02
Building and Caring for Your Makeup Kit
Caitlin Anthony
May 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Learn how to put together a basic makeup kit as well as tips and tricks to make that investment last for years. Caitlin is a makeup professional who does this for other artists as well as retail consumers. If anybody knows the value of a well-kept kit, it is Caitlin, and after this class, you will too.

About Caitlin Anthony





Class Code: MK01
Scared Senseless: Fun with Fear
Dr. Margee Kerr
May 19, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM



This session teaches the basics of how, when, and why people like to do scary things. In addition to the science of fight or flight, it will cover the difference between awareness and attention and how to use this to your advantage to design scares targeting specific senses and automatic, or instinctual processes that result in delightful (and terrifying) disorientation.


About Dr. Margee Kerr

Margee Kerr is a sociologist and author. She earned her PhD in 2009 from the University of Pittsburgh and currently teaches and conducts research on fear, specifically how and why people engage with "scary" material. Dr. Kerr is the co-investigator on a first-of-its-kind study which measures how the brain and body respond to "fun-scary" experiences like haunted attractions, paranormal investigations, and thrill rides. She enjoys working as a consultant for attractions and museums and is the author of SCREAM: Chilling Adventures in the Science of fear, named as a must read by the Washington Post. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Parade, Atlantic Monthly, and NPR’s Science Friday, among other places.






Class Code: JE02
Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level (Saturday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level

In Session II, you will learn how to take your Styrofoam creations to the next level. Using more Hot Wire Foam Factory carving and sculpting tools, as well as adhesives, coatings and paint. You will learn techniques to add depth, dimension and interest to your project as well as techniques for simulating stone, rock and brick objects for your Haunt, Escape Room or any foam project. Application will be appropriate for the beginner who does a front yard haunt as well as the professional Haunter


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: JD01
Introduction to Escape Rooms: Yes you can be an Escape Room Owner without breaking the bank!
John Denley
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Introduction to Escape Rooms: Yes you can be an Escape Room Owner without breaking the bank! The Escape Room Business is BOOMING. There are however, everal decisions along the way that will be the key to your success. Learn these and much more in this class but as an actual owner, creator and designer of Escape Rooms this information can save you thousands of dollars. You will learn location and industry secrets. The importance of choosing the right theme and how to create an escape room layout and gameplay that will help spread the most important thing of all - WORD OF MOUTH. If you are a fan of escape rooms, are in the escape room industry, or are ever considering an escape room in the future. You do not want to miss this class.
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.




Class Code: NE02
The Teller and the Tale
Nina Ely
May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

An Introduction to Haunted Storytelling
About Nina Ely
Artistic Director, The Patient Creatures (East)




Class Code: CH02
Spooky Magic 101: Queue Line and Closeup Entertainmen
Chris Handa
May 19, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM



Chris has performed some of these effects in his own repertoire as a family entertainer and as Professor Scrye at Castle Blood for over 20 years. Learn simple, practical magic effects that you can carry in your pocket and use for queue entertainment, at parties, as a "speed bump" within the attraction, and at press events. You will be able to perform these effects by the end of the session, and some props and instructional material will be available for sale.


About Chris Handa





Class Code: CH03
Stolen from the Magic Shop Walls: Adapting Standard Props to Haunted Attractions
Chris Handa
May 19, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM



As Magic Director for Castle Blood, Chris faces the annual task of providing 2-6 magic effects to enhance the story each year. Chris will share the use of basic, easy to find or build magic props that he uses within the attraction as well as how to adapt them for use within a haunted attraction. This will largely cover actor-driven and interactive effects, but will touch on the use of larger illusions and stunts as a part of the program. Some props will be available for purchase at the time of the class.


About Chris Handa





Class Code: PH01
The Top 13 Channels To Reach Your Attraction’s Audience
Philip Hernandez
May 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

An overview of the Top 13 Marketing Channels, with use examples and tips for each. Channels are rotated, but may include: Influencers, Publicity, Social Media Marketing, Unconventional PR, Offline Advertising, Email Marketing, Content Marketing, Tradeshows, Offline Events, Existing Platforms, & Community Building. Get energized by learning of new channels or reviewing old channels with a new twist! This course is recommended for members of the marketing, sales, or operations teams at all levels.


About Philip Hernandez
Philip Hernandez is the Editor-in-Chief of Seasonal Entertainment Source magazine (formerly The Haunt Journal magazine), Director of Marketing at Gantom Lighting & Controls, founder of The Haunted Attraction Leadership Symposium, & serves on the Board of Directors for S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo. A published author and regular contributor to all forms of thought leadership in the attractions space, Philip co-hosts the ‘Marketing your Attraction’ podcast bi-weekly.








Class Code: JV01
Playing with Fire:Safe Fire Effects
Jeremiah Van Fleet
May 20, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Learn the ins and outs of fire-related entertainment effects from experts in the field. This seminar focuses upon both safety and various tools and stunts available to fire performers. It is also a good how-to on what to do--and what not to do--when using fire effects at haunted attractions.
About Jeremiah Van Fleet
www.T3firetoys.com




Class Code: CG02
NAEMT B-Con (Bleeding Control) Course
Chris Gay
May 20, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM



NJ FF/EMT-B and NAEMT EMT-Tactical Certification



When disaster strikes, seconds count, but help is minutes away. This hands-on 1.5 hour course covers life-saving actions any bystander can take when a basic first aid kit just won't do.
Topics covered will include:
-Specific threats haunted attractions and seasonal events face
-Run, Hide, Fight
-Police/EMS response to active violent incidents
-Tourniquet application & types
-Wound packing
-How to build a "Stop the Bleed" kit
-Lecture, Video, & Hands-on training
Training certificates will be e-mailed to all students who complete the course.



About Chris Gay
About Chris Gay NJ FF/EMT-B and NAEMT EMT-Tactical Haunt AV/IT/Security Owner/Operator of Tech-Medic NJ LLC, HauntTechTips.com, and Director at Ocean View Trail of Terror haunttechtips.com




Class Code: JE03
Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics (Sunday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session I - Styrofoam Carving, The Basics

In Session I, you will learn the basics of Styrofoam carving using various Hot Wire Foam Factory Styrofoam carving and sculpting tools. You will learn techniques of how to carve tombstones and wooden grave markers, and applying these techniques to other prop applications such as walls, columns, and signs, etc. for your Haunt or Escape Room.


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: JS01
Scenic design - Dry brush & other spectacular tricks to enhance your scenes
Justin Shifflett
May 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Award winning artist Justin Shifflett walks you through the process and techniques to bring to life your creations. We will be discussing the different paints used depending what material your your creation is cast in. The basics of color theory and choosing your palette and techniques ranging from over brushing and washes to airbrushing. As Justin works on a mask to show you how to bring this all together in a finished piece. We taking questions and having open discussion through out to help you with your projects what ever they may be.

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About Justin Shifflett


Justin Shifflett has "reverse engineered" his education and career. Most recently, he graduated from the Douglas Education Center's Tom Savini Special Effects and Makeup Program, where he earned the Greg Nicotero and IDEA Scholarships. Before his "education" Justin was already an accomplished painter and sculptor. Justin has received numerous awards and has been published in WHITE DWARF and COOL MINI OR NOT magazines. As a miniature painter, Justin also has multiple Golden Demon awards to his credit. Recent sculpts have included everything from custom vampire fangs to custom paintball helmets. For more information about his work or his company, Dark Zealot Studios, please visit Facebook or my online shop darkzealotstudios.storenvy.com






Class Code: CH04
Working with Gatekeepers: Community Public Relations
Chris Handa
May 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



Although we classify ourselves as "destination entertainment," we do have a lot to consider in regard to working with the local community. Chris will share his perspective in regard to getting those who can say "no" to your operation permits as well as making (and keeping) the neighbors happy. Many haunts have spent tens of thousands of dollars (or more) to never open their doors. Take this class and save some money and aggravation by learning from Chris' experience.


About Chris Handa





Class Code: LP01
No-Fear Prosthetic and Appliance Techniques
Lisa Penzimer
May 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Learn from Lisa's decades of experience as a make-up artist as well as the ins and outs of the use of foam and latex appliances. Lisa will cover the basics as well as work with people in regard to specific appliance questions. NOTE: Lisa has offered to both demonstrate and work hands-on with a small number of participants. If you would like to be considered for hands-on work, please bring your own supplies (brushes, appliance, adhesive, and remover). This is not a course requirement, but working along with the instructor is welcome in this particular class.

About Lisa Penzimer


Bio:
I am a professional make-up artist and have worked in the industry for over 30 years. I have done make up and special effects for a number of haunted attractions. I have experience in theatre, film, television, and make up effects. I teach make-up work shops, and i am the head make up artist for Arlene's Costume Shop in Toms River,N.J








Class Code: PH02
Courting The Reporter: Media Kits & Media Nights
Philip Hernandez
May 20, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

‘Courting the Reporter’ introduces students to the elements and best practices of media kits and media nights through examples from attractions. Students leave with a checklist and plan to implement at their own budget level. This is an entry-level course recommended for members of the marketing, sales, or operations teams who do not have a current media kit or media night.


About Philip Hernandez
Philip Hernandez is the Editor-in-Chief of Seasonal Entertainment Source magazine (formerly The Haunt Journal magazine), Director of Marketing at Gantom Lighting & Controls, founder of The Haunted Attraction Leadership Symposium, & serves on the Board of Directors for S.T.R.E.A.M. Kids Expo. A published author and regular contributor to all forms of thought leadership in the attractions space, Philip co-hosts the ‘Marketing your Attraction’ podcast bi-weekly.








Class Code: JE04
Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level (Sunday Class)
John Ehrenreich
May 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session II - Enhancing and Embellishing Styrofoam Carving, Taking it to the Next Level

In Session II, you will learn how to take your Styrofoam creations to the next level. Using more Hot Wire Foam Factory carving and sculpting tools, as well as adhesives, coatings and paint. You will learn techniques to add depth, dimension and interest to your project as well as techniques for simulating stone, rock and brick objects for your Haunt, Escape Room or any foam project. Application will be appropriate for the beginner who does a front yard haunt as well as the professional Haunter


About John Ehrenreich




In a previous life, John was an Engineering Manager for a major electronics firm. In pursuit of hobbies and other interest, John and his wife Pat, have found the many uses of Styrofoam. They have been users of various hot wire Styrofoam tools to sculpt and carve Styrofoam for over 21 years. Now retired, John, with Pat, have represented Hot Wire Foam Factory as Sales Consultants for the past ten years. John has applied his experience with hot wire tools to his own Halloween front yard haunt as well as to various other hobby and craft interest such as model railroading, village collectibles and historic miniatures.hotwirefoamfactory.com





Class Code: JD03
Inexpensive Scares that won't frighten your wallet
John Denley
May 20, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Inexpensive Scares that won't frighten your wallet. **** More information coming soon. ****
About John Denley
Professor Nightmare John Denley, Master of Scareology John Denley is the president of Boneyard Productions and runs one of the largest "mega-haunts" in New Hampshire. This year he ran the famed 'Spookyworld'.. His company has built and consulted for hundreds of haunted attractions from Madison Scare Gardens and Terror Behind The Walls to Hong Kong's first Haunted Theme Park. John, better known as "Professor Nightmare" to the media has been featured on The Today Show, CNN and Psychology Today Magazine.