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    About the MHC 2009

    Our dates are set for MHC 09. June 5, 6 & 7 in Columbus, Ohio. Mark your calendars now.

    We are returning to the Columbus Convention Center, but we’ll be in Hall C, at the bottom of the escalator, just a short walk from the Hyatt. This 100,000 sq ft show floor offers us the opportunity to continue to grow our exhibitor trade show.

    The Hyatt Regency will once again be our host hotel. Since we were packed shoulder to shoulder in the 6,000 sq ft ballroom for our Saturday night party; they’ve moved us to their 17,000 sq ft Regency Ballroom.

    For more information please visit

    Pre-Con Bus Tour!
    MHC heads East. Are they ready for us?

    The MHC pre-convention bus tour for 2009 will include overnight haunt
    tours departing Wednesday afternoon June 3 and returning Thursday evening
    June 4. The itinerary and destinations are still being finalized and more
    details, and pricing, will follow. Here is a sneak peak at what is
    planned so far:

    - Hundred Acres Manor - Pittsburgh
    - Moundsville Penitentiary - prison and haunt tours
    - Kennywood - including backstage tour of Ghostwood Estates
    - Wells Twp Haunted House
    - More details coming soon!!

    Ms Scary Midwest Pageant
    Our popular event gets a registration update

    The Ms Scary Midwest pageant annually looks for the scariest female haunt
    character in the Midwest. It took a few years, but this event has finally
    achieved the level of interest that we anticipated when we first introduced
    it. With this popularity we have decided to bring back the original
    registration process in order to ensure we have the best candidates in the
    pageant. The 2009 registration process is as follows:

    The Midwest Haunters Convention will be accepting applications to compete
    on Saturday, June 6, 2009 during the Ms Midwest Scary Pageant. We’re
    looking for the Scariest Woman in the Midwest.

    Application can be submitted via mail or e-mail. We will accept entries January 1 through April 1, 2009. A panel of judges will select 8 contestants from all entries to compete on stage. We will announce the 8 finalists on April 20. Contestants will have until May 1st to pay their $25 entry fee.

    Preliminary judging will be based on your character photo and bio.
    Optional video can be mailed or downloaded to

    Pageant Registration Form available at http://www.midwesthauntersconvention...pageantreg.pdf

    Seminars & Workshops
    Topics and Speakers Wanted

    We are in the process of assembling our industry recognized lineup of
    workshops and seminars. If you have an idea for a class that you would
    like to see offered, or if you are interested in speaking at MHC, please
    email Barry Schieferstein at

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    Midwest Haunters Convention
    News and Updates December 28, 2008

    The Midwest Haunters Convention is a weekend event planned for Haunted
    Attraction Producers, Actors, and Home Haunters. Our goal is to provide you
    with educational seminars and workshops with experienced presenters, a 75+
    vendor tradeshow with the latest in haunt offerings, and place to network
    with others in the industry during our fun social activities. If you are
    involved in a haunted house in any way then MHC is the place to be

    Sponsorship Opportunities
    Gain Exposure for your Company!

    Promoting your involvement MHC increases your exposure to your target
    audience. This target audience should include access to over 2000
    Halloween enthusiasts in attendance and thousands of website visits and
    advertising impressions.

    We appreciate your support and will do everything we can to promote your
    business. Please contact us for additional information. Visit our web site
    at or Kelly Collins at - 614-203-4626.

    2 Days, 5 Haunts!
    Two stops added to this exciting tour

    The MHC pre-convention bustour for 2009 will include overnight haunt
    tours departing Wednesday afternoon June 3 and returning Thursday evening
    June 4.

    In addition to the the previously announced stops at Wells Twp HH, Hundred
    Acres Manor, Kennywood, and Moundsville Penitentiary we are very pleased to
    announce another haunt has been added - The Demon House! If that was not
    enough, we will also be visiting the Castle Halloween Museum.

    Pricing and schedule information coming very soon!

    Book Your Hotel Room Now
    Hyatt provides online booking

    We are pleased to announce that our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency, has
    once again agreed to a special MHC rate of $115 per night.

    Each year MHC increases the block of rooms that we reserve and each year
    we blow through that number. Last year we were fortunate enough to have
    the ability to increase our block to accommodate everyone. We are not sure
    that we will have that luxury again this year so we encourage you to
    reserve your room now. To book online please

    Vendor Registration Open
    Reserve your space now

    Registration is now open for the vendor trade show floor. For 2009 we will
    be in Hall C of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, at the bottom of
    the escalator closest to the Hyatt. The floor plan has been reworked to
    allow for more visibility, better traffic flow, and added excitement!
    Combined with very affordable booth prices, vending at MHC is the perfect
    place to showcase your products! For more information, and to download a
    vendor packet, please visit:


    Body Artists/Models Wanted
    Be featured in the Body Art Fashion Show

    The Body Art Fashion is quickly becoming one of our most popular events.
    If you are interested in being an artist or model for this event please
    contact Neena Collins at