Zombies Roam Free at HAuNTcon 2012

U.S. Government Center for Disease Control May "Zombie Awareness Month" to Coincide With the Top Haunted Convention Going to Pittsburgh
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May 3, 2012 - PRLog -- MONROEVILLE, PA - May 1, 2012 – The 9th Annual Haunted National Attraction Tradeshow and Convention, HAuNTcon®, kicks off the biggest and best Zombie Awareness Month in Pittsburgh, PA May 3-7 at the Monroeville Convention Center. The only pro convention of its kind open to all ages bodes fright and fun for Steel City.

“Pittsburgh is home of the zombies,” explains HAuNTcon founder and industry legend Leonard Pickel, “and what better way to celebrate Zombie Month than to bring the top haunted convention to Zombie City? We are thrilled to be joining frightful forces with some of the country’s top haunted attractions in Pennsylvania this May.”

Over 25 Hot Zombie Habitats in Five Days
HAuNTcon’s Pre-show Tour kicks off with one unforgettable night of terror and exclusive behind the scenes tours of 20 famous haunted attractions. The program highlight is a first-time-ever lights on tour of Guinness World Records "World's Largest Haunted House", the Factory of Terror. The zombie hunt also includes Portal 2 Insanity, Massacre on Mahoning, Judgment Day in 3D and Industrial Nightmares and more.

HAuNTcon Zombie Preparedness Kit
“Designed by Haunters, for Haunters,” HAuNTcon attracts hundreds of haunted pros and Halloween fans. When things get scary follow these preparedness tips inspired by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) Zombie Emergency Plan instructions:

-    “Identify the types of emergencies that are possible in your area” - Get ready to be haunted by zombies, ghouls, ghosts and every kind of monster imaginable!
-    “Pick a meeting place for your family to regroup in case zombies invade your home” - Come to HAuNTcon to learn about the monsters’ secrets, habits and where they hide.
-    “Identify your emergency contacts” - Bring your friends and family and create your own “zombie response team” your chances of survival are much better in teams.
-    “Plan your evacuation route” - Get to the Monroeville Convention Center fast. When disaster strikes, there’s no better place to hide.

The 2012 Haunters’ Ed Program is bigger than ever with over 50 hours of seminars, hands-on workshops and product demonstrations. Classes include advanced and beginner techniques for horror makeup and animated props, set building and haunt design, as well as invaluable tips on becoming a successful haunted attraction operator.

To register and for more information, visit www.hauntcon.com

About HAuNTcon
HAuNTcon® is an acronym for the Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention. Founded in 2004 by haunted attraction legend Leonard Pickel, it has become a mecca for a lively global community of Halloween, haunted attractions and horror enthusiasts. HAuNTcon’s expo features the latest in fright services and equipment for professional haunters and enthusiast alike often at wholesale prices. To register and for more information, visit www.hauntcon.com

About Leonard Pickel
The “Original Hauntrepreneur,” Leonard Pickel opened his first haunted house in 1976, and in the 30 years since has become a ground-breaking visionary and legend in the haunted attraction industry. Through his company, Hauntrepreneurs®, Pickel has designed over 100 attractions for entertainment giants such as The Playboy Mansion, Universal Studios, Madison Scare Garden, Morris Costumes, Six Flags and Paramount Amusement Parks. Over one million people in the US have experienced his work firsthand, earning him high acclaim and a passionate following worldwide. A true pioneer, Pickel constantly experiments with new techniques, pushing the boundaries of the art of haunting. Pickel is an accomplished author, speaker, innovator, designer and haunter.
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