Georgios Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center
Orland Park, IL
July 29-31, 2016

Haunter's Dinner Program

Haunter’s Dinner Program

Break bread with other Chicago Frights attendees at the Haunter’s Dinner, July 18 & 19th at the Hilton (Lisle/Naperville). This is a fantastic networking opportunity: a chance to meet like-minded people, and share haunting dreams and nightmares in friendship and fright brotherhood. This plated meal includes iced tea and soft drinks. Cash bar also available. After the meal a keynote will be presented to the attendees.

You have to eat anyway! Why leave the hotel, arrange transportation, find a restaurant, wait for a table and eat with those boring people you already know? (Okay, maybe they’re not boring, but you know what we mean.) Come to the Haunter’s Dinner and meet new people, learn something you didn’t know, and still make the buses for the Haunt Tour. (Additional Fee Required, Cash Bar)

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Haunter’s Dinner Presentation – The History Of October Haunting (Fee Required) by Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs(R)

In October of 1972, Leonard Pickel attended a JayCees fundraiser in Plano Texas. The haunted house was opened in an old 2 story home, with paint splattered mannequin parts in one bathtub, it was state of the art at the time. in the 43 years that followed, Leonard has built over 200 haunted attraction and attends more than 200 more each October. When it comes to haunting, he has seen it all. The very good and the very, very bad. In this dinner presentation, Leonard will offer his thoughts on how the Haunted house as an entertainment venue got started, how we got to where we are now, and what the future holds for haunting. Fee is required, Dinner is included. Cash bar available.


Round Table Sunday July 19 – 5:30pm-7:00pm BUY TICKETS
Haunter’s Dinner Presentation – Open Forum Round Table Discussion (Fee Required)by To Be Announced To Be Announced of To Be Announced

As the last session of the conference, this Haunter’s Dinner is an opportunity to share what was learned over the weekend, with new friends, and discuss what the future holds. No topic is off the table. Attendees are welcomed to bring questions about what was or was not covered over the weekend, and Chicago Frights Staff will be there to gather attendees’ thoughts how the conference can better support the Chicagoland Haunt Community. Fee is required, Dinner is included. Cash bar available.

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8800 W 159th St, Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 403-1100

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