CONFERENCE JUNE 10-12, 2016
EXHIBIT JUNE 11-12, 2016

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

400 N. HIGH ST.
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215

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What Is the Midwest Haunters Convention?

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, home/pro haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio June 10-12, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency for its 13th year.


MHC News & Updates

And the 2016 Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars Teams Are…

Teams have been finalized for Bloody Mary’s Monster Makeup Wars to be held on the trade show floor Saturday June 11th, 2016 at 4:30 pm.

The 2016 Teams are:

  • Fondrens Haunted House
  • GB Fear
  • Dinner Party
  • Oakwood Lunatics
  • Hollywood Haunters

Alternate team: Sinister Sweethearts

Good luck to all the competitors and we look forward to seeing your creepy creations!

Monster Makeup Wars

Bridget Marquardt Hosts the RIP City FX Monster Beach Party at MHC 2016

Come join us at Flannagan’s Bar in Dublin, Ohio (home of FLANNAGAN’S FEAR FEST, Central Ohio’s newest Haunted House) for the Rip City FX Monster Beach Party that includes a Live DJ, indoor sports bar with fifteen 60+ inch flat screen TV’s, 13 sand beach volleyball courts, huge pool with in-pool bar, food, drinks, contests and more all hosted by Bridget Marquardt!

BridgetThe Midwest Haunters Convention is excited to announce that we will be hosting a Friday Night Party at Flannagan’s Bar in Dublin, Ohio, just 20 minutes away from the Columbus Convention Center. Our guests get to enjoy a night of beach volleyball, swimming, drinking, eating and networking. For those looking for an oasis in Ohio, Flannagan’s Dublin is a multifaceted event complex unlike anything in the Midwest. Flannagan’s sports 13 sand volleyball courts, a full service indoor sports bar with fifteen 60+ inch flat screen TV’s, a beautiful free air & well lit mezzanine overlooking the entire property and last but not least Elly Bay, a beautiful pool complete with a Vegas style swim-up bar, lounge chairs and cabanas. MHC has reserved the majority of this amazing complex for a special event for our attendees on Friday night!

Beach Volleyball: Our attendees will get to enjoy playing volleyball on the sand of Flannagan’s state-of-the-art facility. We will have several courts privately reserved for our attendees to enjoy for a night of fun and relaxation with friends. Have your haunt sign up as a team to compete with other haunted houses to win a cash prize!

For additional details & to get tickets, visit http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com/friday-night-bus-tour-party/!

Changing Up the Contests at the MHC Masquerade This Year – Now ANYBODY Can Compete!

MHC Masquerade

For 2016 we’ll be doing things a little differently. Instead of hand-picking contestants for the Scariest Character Contest or early registration for the Miss Scary Midwest contest, we’ve decided to throw the doors wide open so EVERYBODY can compete! Beginning at 8:00 pm there will be a registration table (location TBD) complete with host and judges – if you’d like to compete in the evening’s costume contests, just sign up! The categories will be:

  • Scariest Character
  • Miss Scary Midwest
  • Best Zombie
  • Best Couple or Group Costumes

Registration will run from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Shortly after 10:00 pm, the finalists in each category will be posted at the registration table. If you are competing, IT IS UP TO YOU TO CHECK AND SEE IF YOU ARE A FINALIST. At 10:30 pm the finalists will start taking the stage and a winner named in each category; YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN, so check that list and listen for your name!

ENTRY FORM: You may print and fill out this entry form ahead of time if you prefer – just bring it with you to the party. We will also have blank forms at the registration table if you prefer to fill it out on-the-spot.

SPONSORSHIP: Want your company to sponsor one of the four costume contest categories? The 2016 MHC Sponsorship Kit is now available!

ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Wed. June 8: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm*
  • *For those attending the pre-convention bus tour only

  • Thursday June 9: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Thursday June 9: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday June 10: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday June 11: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 12: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

TRADE SHOW FLOOR HOURS

  • Saturday June 11: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday June 12: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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