CONFERENCE MAY 29-31, 2015
EXHIBIT MAY 30-31, 2015

GREATER COLUMBUS CONVENTION CENTER

400 N. HIGH ST.
COLUMBUS, OHIO 43215

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MHC Haunt Tours

Haunt Tours

Since our first haunt tour in 2004 the Midwest Haunters Convention has spotlighted many of the best haunts in the Midwest. We are very excited to announce the 2015 MHC Gantom Pre-Convention Bus Tour line-up!

All 4 Haunts for only $190 Per Person…Register Here!

Thursday, May 28th
We will kick off the Tour with the buses departing the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 9am.
Our first stop will be Ghostly Manor Thrill Center in Sandusky, Ohio. This location will be serving lunch.

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center (All 5 Haunted Attractions Included)
Be the first to see Ghostly Manor’s Lake Eerie Fearfest during the off-season!

Ghostly Manor Haunted House is one of the Top rated year round haunts in the US. You may have seen this nationally recognized haunted house on The Travel Channel’s “Best Places I’ve Ever Been”, or as one of Forbes Top 10 Haunted Attractions in 2013. Ghostly Manor recently expanded it’s October offerings. The haunted attraction expanded upon Ghostly Manor’s haunted mansion and added additional permanent structures to create Lake Eerie Fearfest.

The October event features 5 Haunted Houses. In addition to the award winning Ghostly Manor, experience Caged – feel trapped in an old dock warehouse where unclaimed possessions take on a life of their own, Darkmare – a blackout haunt that assaults your senses, Quarantine – an asylum overrun by the undead, Eerie Chateau – an abandoned estate tormenting its unwanted visitors.

 

Our second stop is Hauntville Haunted House in Elyria, Ohio.

Hauntville Haunted House (All 5 Haunted Attractions Included)

Hauntville Haunted House offers a whole new haunting experience that includes 5 mind blowing attractions that have 4 separately themed haunted houses and a Zombie Paintball Attraction.

Cellblock13: Take a visit to a maximum-security prison and asylum by the inmates who are imprisoned there. Find your way thru the prison and escape or become an inmate yourself.

The Butcher Barn: An adventure into the darkwoods, which many never find their way back out of. Just make sure you are not part of the dinner menu!

Psycho Manor: Find your way thru the Victorian Mansion and past the ghosts that still roam the hallways of the old funeral parlor.

Wicked Clowns in 4-D: A clown themed haunted house, utilizing specially designed setting to produce, a whole new sensory perception of sight, sound and smell. Ohio’s first 3-D haunted house.

Zombie Haunt in 3-D: A new specially designed zombie haunting area, for the 3-D environment, created by the Hauntville Haunted Houses Scare-Masters Production Team. Zombie paintball has been taken to a whole new level and dimension with Hauntville’s Haunted Houses “Zombie Hunt in 3-D”.

Hauntville Haunted Houses takes pride in “Scaring the Life out of You!”

 

Our 3rd stop will be The Fear Experience Haunted House in Cleveland, Ohio.

The Fear Experience Haunted House

The Fear Experience features four award winning Cleveland haunted houses under one roof. Each attraction has its own unique theme, but they are all tied together by one riveting, overarching concept. Featured on BloodyDisgusting for the Top 5 Haunted Houses Articles. You will experience Hollywood quality sets, intense scares, and dozens of highly trained actors. The Fear Experience, located in a 90,000 square-foot facility at the corner of Tiedeman and Brookpark, has quickly become Cleveland’s favorite haunted house. You will explore the remains of the haunted Braxton Estate, navigate through an abandoned mental facility, take a stop at the Centralia County Fair & Circus, and finally get lost in your worst nightmare. The Fear Experience was even featured in Hauntworld magazine, the leading industry publication. Their team makes big improvements year over year – and that’s captured people’s attention. In 2014, the haunts set the stage for an internationally recognized music video and made Hauntworld’s Top 31 Haunted Houses!

 

The 4th and final stop of the day will be Spooky Ranch in Columbia Station, Ohio. This location will be serving dinner.

Spooky Ranch (All 5 Haunted Attractions Included)

The Spooky Ranch at the Rockin-R-Ranch hosts 5 dynamic attractions that you will not find anywhere else in the Cleveland Area. You will scream, laugh and be amazed…leaving you absolutely entertained. You will get to tour the Crazy Clowns 3D, The Famous Haunted Hay Ride, The Haunted Barn, The Funny Fun House, and last but not least the World Famous Bloody Mary’s Revenge Haunted House. Spooky Ranch is proud to obtain the only license in the United States for the Bloody Mary Haunted House, previously located at Universal Studios. Bloody Mary’s Revenge is jammed packed with detail and filled with the latest in special effects, Custom CGI and custom built one of a kind actor-operated hybrid multi-motion animatronics. Folklore has it that the fear of Bloody Mary runs deep! Best Haunted hayride in the state of Ohio, hands down! Experience in -your -face style acting, thrills and suspense at Spooky Ranch, Cleveland’s Premiere Haunted Event.

At the conclusion of the Tour buses will return to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

 

Friday, May 29th

Friday Day & Afternoon/Evening Paranormal Tours

Bus 1 – Moundsville’s West Virginia Penitentiary Day Tour.   Register Here $99

Day Tour guests will learn of the dark history of this ominous building, cold hard facts, and an insight into the antiquated justice system. The gloomy, gothic-style structure resonates with the untold stories of the state’s murderers, rapists and West Virginia’s worst. The tour focuses on the main level of the facility and includes the recreation yards, a viewing of prisoner artwork, both visitation rooms, and the new cafeteria that resulted from the riot of 1986. Also included are a walk through “The Alamo”, the cellblock which once housed the most dangerous and violent inmates, and “New Wall” — where you just might get LOCKED UP!!!!!!! Following the tours, guests are welcome to browse in the Penitentiary’s gift shop.

The Penitentiary is also is the host of their haunted attraction, Dungeon of Horrors. MHC tour attendees will get an exclusive lights-on (no actors) walk through of their attraction.

  • This bus is for attendees of the tours. Limited Seating – reservations required.
  • Bus departs convention center at 9am.
  • This bus is for day building tours only.
  • Cameras are allowed and encouraged!
  • Lunch will be provided, vegetarian options available.
  • Bus returns to convention center at around 7:30pm.
  • Bus will return in time for Friday Night Haunted Hoochie and After Party.
  • License Agreement (Waiver) to be filled out by all attendees (Complete and bring with you to event): Download Waiver Here

Bus 2 – Moundsville’s West Virginia Penitentiary Afternoon/Evening Paranormal Investigation with Paranormal Celebrities: Living Dead Paranormal – Rocky, Josh & Shaun Fourman of Greenville, Ohio. Register Here $149

Come join this first of a kind event for Midwest Haunters Convention. Travel with us to this well-known paranormal site to do an actual paranormal investigation with the guys from Living Dead Paranormal. The Living Dead Paranormal Crew is a paranormal investigation team made up of three brothers Josh, Shaun and Rocky from Ohio. Their interest came from living several years in their home, which was haunted. The Fourman brothers now travel the country filming and documenting paranormal activity at some of the countries most haunted locations. When the brothers are not on the road investigating, they enjoy spending time working with new and young teams joining the paranormal field. They also work closely with several historic locations around the country, helping them raise money and bringing awareness to their location.

You can get to know more about Living Dead Paranormal before coming by visiting these sites:

http://www.noboundariesmediaentertainment.com/#!living-dead-paranormal/ch81,

www.facebook.com/pages/Living-Dead-Paranormal/120076461413744,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcpS3d1yyog

  • This bus is for attendees of the paranormal investigation. Limited Seating – reservations required.
  • Bus departs convention center at 12pm.
  • Guided tour of building before investigation.
  • On-site seminar: Paranormal 101 – Preparation for Investigation. Lead Investigators/Teachers – Josh, Rocky & Shaun Fourman (Living Dead Paranormal)
  • You may bring your own paranormal investigation equipment.
  • Cameras are allowed and encouraged!
  • Dinner will be provided. Vegetarian options available on site
  • Bus returns to convention center around 12am.
  • License Agreement (Waiver) to be filled out by all attendees (Complete and bring with you to event): Download Waiver Here

By popular request this year’s Friday tour will be at the Haunted Hoochie in Pataskala, Ohio. This is the first year we will be hosting the Friday Night after party at the Haunted Hoochie.

 

Friday Night Haunted Hoochie and After Party Combo Ticket $99. (A portion of the proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio)

Register Here $99

Ticket Includes:

Haunted Hoochie 

The Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres is considered one of Americas’s sickest, most over the top, craziest and most outrageous haunted attractions. Annually ranked as one of the best haunts in Ohio and arguably all of America the Haunted Hoochie is an experience of a lifetime! Considered one of the world’s most extreme haunted houses, Dead Acres is a full sensory assault. This haunted house and forest Attraction in Patatskala, Ohio is the darkest show on earth. Taking you by the throat and dragging you down the rabbit hole and into the realm of a heart pounding horror show… performed right before your very eyes.

The Haunted Hoochie says “Each year our fans expect us to step it up a notch and be on the cutting edge… and that’s what this is….this is not church…this is the Haunted Hoochie!!! Working hard to Make you sick!”

Friday Night After Party 

Friday Nights bus tour will be followed up with an amazing after party at the Haunted Hoochie. Hang out with your friends and roast marshmallows around the Bonfire and listen to Music provided by the Zombie Army Bus. There will be door prizes, dry snacks, a cash bar and Food Trucks.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio

Come out and support this great charity. For three decades, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio (RMHC) has been serving families with seriously ill children by providing a home-away-from-home at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children in Central Ohio.

 All the proceeds from the cash bar and Food Trucks and a portion of the proceeds from the Haunted Hoochie /After Party ticket will go towards the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS

  • Thursday May 28: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Thursday May 28: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Friday May 29: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday May 30: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday May 31: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

TRADE SHOW FLOOR HOURS

  • Saturday May 30: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday May 31: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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