Haunted attraction industry icon Leonard Pickel, owner of the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Conference (HAuNTcon), is starting a second convention in 2015: Chicago Frights!
To be held July 17 – 19 at the Hilton in Liles/Naperville Illinois, Chicago Frights will be a great opportunity for haunters to pick up last second training, ideas and products before the Halloween season kicks in. Group hotel rates are $114 a night. Haunt tours will include an all day pre-show road trip of area haunted houses on the 16th. Night time tours include Basement of the Dead and Shattered 3D on Saturday the 18th, and a tour of Massacre Haunted House on Sunday night July 19th.
Similar to HAuNTcon, Chicago Frights will include networking opportunities such as a huge costume party Friday night, and will be chock full of top-notch educational seminars, hands-on workshops and training sessions. The focus of the education will be on the operational needs of haunters, like set dressing, lighting, makeup and actor training.