New HaunTopic: Inside the West Coast Haunters Convention


Inside the West Coast Haunters Convention & Nightmare Factory with Ed Roberts

HaunTopic has a new episode out:
"The West Coast Haunters Convention is the longest running convention for Home Haunters, Professional Haunters, and Halloween Fanatics on the West Coast. Located in Portland, Oregon at the Lloyd Center inside the Hilton Doubletree Hotel. The dates for 2016 are April 29th through May 1st. The WCHC is at year seven and Ed Roberts doesn't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

In this episode of HaunTopic Radio, we get Ed Roberts on the Haunt Line to chat about the new things for the West Coast Haunters Convention in 2016, the projects going on at the Nightmare Factory, and how escape rooms are changing the haunted attraction industry."

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And the Home Haunt Photo Contest 2015 Winner is…

Franky-Flyer-Halloween-TemplateAND THE WINNER IS!!!!

Justin Coupland,
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada

Justin built an outstanding home haunt, with some of the most exquisite detail work we at Haunt Nation Magazine have ever seen in a home haunt. Justin's work would rival most professional haunts. It was a very tough battle and the judges had a very hard time going thru all of these amazing entries.

Here is what Justin told us about this award winning home haunt...
"This year's theme was a 'Subterranean Tale of Terror', with a Lovecraftian feel. Guests played the part of police investigating an underground cult, and had to navigate their way through a cave, catacombs, and a mine shaft, to reach the exit. We had a lot of fun making and sharing this haunt this year!"

Check out Justin's photo entries on each photo to view that one larger

Because the race was so tight we had to give out two Honorable Mentions, and they go to:

  • Ron Gustinella, Restless Hollow, Austin, Tx
  • Chris Ainsworth, Thornhill Woods, Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
    Go to the "contest" page on the menu bar to view these and the rest of our 2015 entries.

A very special thank you to our prize sponsor's The Tombstone Factory for donating what I am sure will be a very kick ass Tombstone which will say...Haunt Nation Magazine's BEST HOME HAUNT 2015, they will be able to display this with pride at their haunt during the 2016 season. And also to Tom Campana of The Holiday Store and Froggy's Fog for the generous donations as well.

A special thanks again to our judges: Tom Campana, Owner,; Paul Hallenbeck, Halloween FX Studios; Doug Schaefer, VFX - and Bradley Alen Bamforth, Co-Creator, Return of the Living Podcast.

And finally a HUGE thanks to all of you  for sending in some very, very killer home haunt photos, you sure did make judging this contest the most difficult yet....I can't wait until 2016, bring it on!!!

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