A Scott in the Dark

Seminars, a panel discussion, and chats with folks from Dark Woods and Raybourn Creative I recorded Episode 39 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast at the most recent HAuNTcon, which took place in New Orleans on January 17-19, 2020. This year, there were all kinds of new additions to the show because, as […]Continue Reading
Discovering what’s new and trending in the haunt and theme park industries Episode 38 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast was recorded at the 2019 IAAPA Expo, which is sponsored by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, and is the world’s largest trade show for the attractions industry. The Expo is […]Continue Reading
A Haunter in Christmas Town: How to Do a Changeover from a Halloween to a Christmas Event This blog is based on Episode 37 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast, which was broadcast as I walked around Christmas Town at Busch Gardens in Tampa. Christmas Town, for those of you who don’t know, […]Continue Reading
by Scott Swenson This blog is based on Episode 36 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast, which came right on the heels of Episode 35. I wasn’t planning on another episode so soon, but I wanted to talk about the after party following Halloween. You know, everybody wants to start singing, “The party’s over,” and […]Continue Reading
Tips and lessons for folks who think they might want to create a haunt by Scott Swenson This blog is based on episode 31 of my A Scott In the Dark podcast, which was titled, Hey Gang, Let’s Put on a Show. This was geared toward folks who think they want to start a haunted attraction. First, a […]Continue Reading
…in which Scott talked about how he got into the haunt business and a few other topics. This blog is based on Episode 30 of my Scott in the Dark podcast. That podcast was Listeners’ Choice, Volume 2. It had been way too long since we’d had a new episode, because I’d been doing some cool things […]Continue Reading
Highlights from my visit to this year’s Transworld in St. Louis, Missouri It’s time once again to step into the darkness… This blog is based on episode 29 of my A Scott in the Dark podcast, which I recorded at the granddaddy of the haunt industry—the Transworld show in St. Louis. There was a lot going on for me […]Continue Reading
…in which I answer a few burning questions from listeners Welcome once again to A Scott in the Dark. This blog is based on my Episode 28 podcast, which was recorded on a dark and stormy night in Tampa. This was the perfect setting for the topic I chose for that particular episode—answering questions from people […]Continue Reading