March 16, 2017 7:10 p.m.
Posted By: Jenny
TransWorld's Halloween & Attractions show returns next week Thursday through Sunday (March 23-26, 2017) at The America's Center in St. Louis.
For over two decades, the Halloween & Attractions show (a.k.a. TransWorld) has been THE trade show to attend for those in the haunt industry. Not only will there be over 300 haunt and Halloween related exhibitors, there are also numerous seminars on topics including actor recruiting, haunt safety, advertising, marketing, and airbrush makeup. Have an escape room or thinking about adding one? There are seminars and a special area just for you. Let’s not forget about the numerous networking opportunities and parties which start on Wednesday, March 22!
Unfortunately for those of you not in the industry, the show is NOT open to the public (you will need to show proof). But don’t get bummed out if you can't attend. There are other haunt and Halloween shows that are open to the public such as The Midwest Haunters Convention in Columbus, Ohio which runs from June 7-11, 2017. Click here for more information.
If you can attend, you can still snag a standard pass for $50 through Monday, March 20th. After that the price bumps up to $65 per person.
A standard pass gets you 4 day access to the show floor featuring The Dark Zone, makeup demos, interactive exhibits, inflatables, access to 300+ exhibitors, paintball pavilion, and the opening night party on Thursday (2 Free Drinks and Appetizers included). Plus you'll get 4 free Early bird seminars each morning before the show and have access to Escape Room City which caters to the room escape and adventure game industries.
Another option is the $300 VIP pass which includes 3 panel discussions that are exclusive to VIP members, 3 additional seminars of your choice, and the trade show floor ticket. In addition, you'll also get a bunch of perks including access to the reserved room & bar at the Thursday Opening Night Party (includes 2 drink tickets, food, and the ability to skip the lines). On the tradeshow floor, you'll have exclusive access to Zombie Army's entire post-apocalyptic style bunker complete with snacks, refreshments, and free Wi-Fi.
For an additional cost, registered attendees can add on haunt tours, seminars, industry parties and workshops such as The Darkness Behind-the-Scenes Private Tour, a Meet & Greet with Glenn Hetrick (CEO of Alchemy Studios and star of SyFy's Face Off), and The City Museum Party (Includes dinner & scavenger hunt). Click here for prices and more information.