Written by Staff
By Will Jukes
Hauntcon set up shop in the Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel April 25-28. The convention attracted horror fans and haunters for three days of vendors, celebrity guests and special events, including a costume ball on Saturday evening for the benefit of haunters and enthusiasts, as well as a hearse parade and car show on Sunday.
“The costume ball is the social event of the haunted house industry. People who are in the haunted house industry work on Halloween. They're dressed up, but they're working. This gives them an opportunity to get them back to what got them into the haunted house industry in the first place, which is dressing up and having a great time. It gives them a chance to play Halloween off-season,” said Leanord Pickel, veteran haunter and event coordinator for Hauntcon.