CONFERENCE JUNE 5-7
TRADE SHOW FLOOR JUNE 6-7, 2020*

*Exhibitor Floor Sneak Peak on Friday Night!

RENAISSANCE SCHAUMBURG CONVENTION CENTER HOTEL

1551 N. Thoreau Dr.,
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Just North of Chicago, near O’Hare International Airport

Click Here to Register to Attend the Midwest Haunters Convention Click Here to Register to Exhibit at the Midwest Haunters Convention

Daily Events

Daily Events

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Pre-Convention Haunted House Bus Tour
Click HERE for details. MHC Pre-Convention Bus Tour

Friday, June 7, 2019

Trade Show Floor Sneak Peak
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Trade Show Floor
Click HERE for the current list of exhibitors (updated weekly!)

Hardcore Hearse Club Showcase
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Trade Show Floor
Hardcore Hearse Club will be bringing several creepy funeral car examples from the past 50 years to display on the Midwest Haunters Convention’s show floor.  You can expect to see different hearses from five decades with each one being rarer and spookier than the next. Highlights include:

  • A mid 60’s Pontiac with stacked headlights and eerie underglow that has been featured in High Performance Pontiac magazine, hand-picked by Clint Eastwood for a film.
  • A 90’s Cadillac with a hot rod engine and hood scoop driven by a grandma in her 70s.
  • A classy black funeral coach with Elvira and other hauntedly fantastic images painted on the side.

There will also be several other hearses on display, Hardcore Hearse Club t-shirts and merch including funeral flags, Ouija items, dead bugs and bats, wet specimens, skulls, bones and oddities for the collector of the bizarre and macabre. For more information on Hardcore Hearse Club, check out their page and give them a like at https://www.facebook.com/HardcoreHearseClub – they will he holding a contest or two for prizes given out at the show!

Hardcore Hearse Club

 

Friday Night Haunt Tour: HellsGate Haunted House- Sponsored by Ticketleap/Showclix
Click HERE for details. HellsGate Haunted House

Scary-Oke
9:00 pm – 1:00 am | Utopia B-D,  Convention Center, Upstairs | Cash bar
Included with the Weekend Package, or $5 @ the door
DJ Marco will play your Scary-Oke requests and introduce our performers. Prizes will be awarded (based on audience applause) for:

  • Best Individual Performance (First & Second Place)
  • Best Duo Performance (First & Second Place)
  • Best Group Performance (First Place)
Scary-Oke

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Kids Zone
9:30 am – 5:00 pm | Trade Show
Floor Click HERE for details.MHC Kids Zone

Hardcore Hearse Club Showcase
9:30 am – 5:00 pm | Trade Show
Hardcore Hearse Club will be bringing several creepy funeral car examples from the past 50 years to display on the Midwest Haunters Convention’s show floor.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Linus
10:30 am | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Linus (Tyler Fermanich) from Evil Intentions Haunted House at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Linus

ProAiir Body/FX Makeup Demo
10:15 am | Trade Show Floor Stage
Sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

Zombie Skin Makeup Demo
11:15 am | Trade Show Floor Stage
Sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Fluffy
11:30 am | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Fluffy (Jeff Walker) from Statesville Haunted Prison at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Fluffy

Screening of “The Adventures of Kitty Zombie”
12:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Zombie Army Productions will screen “The Adventures of Kitty Zombie“, a family-friendly short film that tells the story of how Kitty Zombie escapes the evil military scientist that created him and finds friendship and refuge with a group of neighborhood kids in their secret tree house. With the military on his trail and a brand new world in front of him, Kitty’s only chance at freedom lies in the hands of his new little friends. Evil Scientists, Monsters, Tree Houses, Ninjas, and Kitty Zombie!

First Annual Creature Screecher Contest
12:30 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Click HERE for details.MHC Creature Screecher Contest

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Buna
12:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Buna (Tiela Halpin) from HellsGate Haunted House at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Buna

Paasche Airbrush Co. Demo
1:15 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews PT Clown
1:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews PT Clown (Derek Seltzer) from Massacre Haunted House at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.PT Clown

Dating Game of the Dead Part 1
2:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
In the classic game show “The Dating Game”, a single person would be given a choice of three potential romantic partners to whom they could speak, but not see. After asking the three a series of questions, the person would choose one of them to go on a date. In the Zombie Army’s “Dating Game of the Dead”, the “potentials” will all be icon characters from Chicagoland haunted attractions, and the date will be a special dance at the MHC Costume Party.  Hosted by Zombie Army’s John LaFlamboy, and featuring:

  • BUNA (Tiela Halpin, HellsGate Haunted House)
  • DAISY (Ashley Martin, Midnight Terror Haunted House)
  • DENTIST (Stevie Calabrese, Realm of Terror Haunted House)
  • FLUFFY (Jeff Walker, Statesville Haunted Prison)
  • LINUS (Tyler Fermanich, Evil Intentions Haunted House)
  • PT CLOWN (Derek Seltzer, The Massacre Haunted House)
MHC Dating Game of the Dead

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Daisy
2:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Daisy (Ashley Martin) from Midnight Terror Haunted House at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Daisy

Dating Game of the Dead Part 2
3:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
See Part 1 description above.

Haunt Slider Demo
3:30 pm | Live Entertainment Zone
Sliding has become one of the most popular activities in the haunted house industry. Join Island Chance (Netherworld Haunted House) and Joseph Bodkin (renowned traveling actor) in an informational demonstration on the ins-and-outs of an activity that has taken the haunted house community to the next level for the past several years. We will give YOU, the haunt actor, the information you need to be successful and safe when performing this extreme act!  Sponsored by Netherworld Haunted House

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Dentist
3:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Dentist (Stevie Calabrese) from Realm of Terror Haunted House at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Dentist

Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars
4:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Click HERE for details.Monster Makeup Wars

MHC Costume Party & Body Art Showcase
8:00 pm | Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Ballroom
Click HERE for details.MHC Costume Party

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Kids Zone
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Trade Show Floor
Click HERE for details.

Hardcore Hearse Club Showcase
10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Trade Show Floor
Hardcore Hearse Club will be bringing several creepy funeral car examples from the past 50 years to display on the Midwest Haunters Convention’s show floor.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Patches
10:30 am | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Patches (Andrew Sneider) from 13th Floor Haunted House Chicago at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Patches

R.I.P. City FX Makeup Demo
11:00 am | Trade Show Floor Stage
Sponsored by Paasche Airbrush Co.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews [TBD]
11:30 am | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Dr. S. Cary (Tyler Frigo/Zach Arnold) from Dr. S. Cary’s Scream Park at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.Dr. S. Cary

Allen Hopps Creates a Black Trash Monster!
12:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Allen Hopps (Dark Hour Haunted House/Stilt Beast Studios) presents the fastest, cheapest and most fun way he knows to build a big, impressive puppet, costume or static monster!  Allen uses the same tried-and-true techniques created by Stan Winston Studios for their creature tests – they go on to make a full monster – Allen just finishes the garbage bag mock-up into a large and lightweight crowd-pleasing beast! MHC Black Trash Monster

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews JAX
12:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews JAX (Justin Hill) from Haunted Hills Hospital at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.JAX

5th Annual Sinister Visions Show Floor Costume Contest
1:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
Click HERE for details.Sinister Visions Show Floor Costume Contest

HauntedHouseChicago.com Interviews Zoey
1:30 pm | Booth #131
The HHC Review Team interviews Zoey (Rachel Johnson) from Basement of the Dead at the HauntedHouseChicago.com booth.

HauntedHouseChicago.com Grand Giveaway
2:00 pm | Trade Show Floor Stage
HauntedHouseChicago.com will be giving away 2 pairs of tickets to ALL TEN of the 2019 participating Chicagoland haunted attractions! That’s 20 TICKETS for the 2019 Halloween season! Enter to win at the HauntedHouseChicago.com Booth #131. MUST BE PRESENT to win!

ONSITE REGISTRATION HOURS

Thursday June 4th: Pre- Convention Bus Tour check-in 8:30am- 10:00am at the Renaissance Hotel (first floor)

Friday June 5th: 8:00 am – 7:30 pm

Saturday June 6th: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday June 7th: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

TRADE SHOW FLOOR HOURS

Friday June 5th: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday June 6th: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday June 7th: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm