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The producers of Midsummer Scream have announced a surprise pop-up event at the Pasadena Convention Center taking place the weekend of August 14th – 15th, 2021. Awaken the Spirits! will feature over 200 spooky vendors, live entertainment, and a presentation stage where fans will get sneak peaks of what’s in store for Halloween 2021 from […]Continue Reading
Episode 57 of Scott Swenson’s A Scott in the Dark podcast focuses on time management. Scott shares his thoughts on finding the right timeline for your haunt planning. By working “time smart”, your event won’t creep up on you. Listen Now Key Takeaways: Create a timeline and identify your milestones so you can tell whether […]Continue Reading
Episode 55 of Scott Swenson’s A Scott in the Dark is called “Coming Out”. No, it’s not at all what you think. This is all about those of us coming out of our hibernation brought about by the pandemic, and the episode was recorded in March of 2021. People are starting to make a return […]Continue Reading
In Episode 56 of A Scott in the Dark, Scott Swenson shared his experiences at Transworld Halloween & Attractions Show, Christmas Show, and Escape Room Conference. After over a year of only Zoom meetings and virtual get togethers, he was excited to see his peers and friends in-person. Below are excerpts from his observations. This […]Continue Reading
Conventions serve a critical role in the community because they bring us all together in the off-season. There are haunter gatherings all around the country, so if you are unable to make it out to Transworld or HAuNTCon, look for something in your area – or even online – to network and participate in educational […]Continue Reading
We are nearly halfway to Halloween, and as we begin to see an end to the pandemic, haunts everywhere are testing the waters with off season events. In this podcast Flo and John from the Mohican Haunted Schoolhouse take us on a journey from their roots and home haunting to their upcoming April 24th event, […]Continue Reading
Andelin Family Farm in Sparks, Nevada runs entertainment year-round, but 2020 wasn’t the best year for agritainment. The farm tested a drive through event, private tours, a summer series, and a fall event – learning each time about how to pivot during the pandemic. They pivoted in three major ways to succeed. Today, Cameron Andelin, […]Continue Reading
Coming May 1st and 2nd to the Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles is the Spooky Swap Meet. The museum’s nine Victorian manors serve as the stunning backdrop of a buzzing marketplace featuring vintage and original Halloween décor, furnishings, costumes, props and more. Ghost stories and trick-or-treating from mansion to mansion are included in the […]Continue Reading
Hudson Haunted House in Hudson, Ohio is opening this weekend for “St. Patrick’s Revenge”.  Hudson Haunted House is run by the Hudson JCs, who were established in 1972. Alex Austin explains the haunts history, their 2020 pivots, St. Patrick’s revenge, and a few other fantastic engagement ideas. Listen Now Watch Now About Hudson Haunted House […]Continue Reading