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Haunted Houses Are Hiring!

  • Posted : August 20th, 2016
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Many Chicagoland haunted attractions are now hiring actors, makeup artists, managers, etc. for the 2016 season – if you’d like to work (or volunteer in some cases) at a haunted house, check in with your favorites via their websites and social media for more information!

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Countdown to Chicago Frights!

  • Posted : July 12th, 2016
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Only 2 weeks to Chicago’s own Halloween Expo! Dealer Room selling props, makeup and costumes to take your October to the next level. Prop building workshops, actor training classes, product demonstrations, haunted garage sale, hearse rally, zombie walk and the infamous Chicago Frights Costume Party!

Join in the frightfully fun weekend and get a head start on your Halloween preparations at Chicago Frights! July 29-31, Georgios Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, Orland Park.

Visit www.chicagofrights.com for details or reserve a booth in the dealer room.

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SLASHER FEST at the 13th Floor on Friday the 13th (and Saturday the 14th)

  • Posted : May 4th, 2016
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Slasher Fest is a special Friday The 13th-themed horror event that takes place at several haunted houses around the country, including Chicago’s 13th Floor Haunted House. The event includes horrifying Friday The 13th-related characters and sets. Come be a part of something different this Friday The 13th Weekend; get your date or friends and get scared at this night of horror! Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: http://slasherfest.com/locations/chicago/

TICKETS: https://secure.interactiveticketing.com/1.11/cb3224/

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The Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl Returns to Andersonville on May 14th!

  • Posted : April 9th, 2016
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The 9th Annual Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl invades Andersonville on Saturday, May 14, 2016! For the cost of registration, zombies will receive access to the Crawl, a Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl commemorative T-shirt, a souvenir Chicago Zombie Pub Crawl cup (which also gets you drink special access). Zombie hordes will begin the Crawl at The pH Comedy Theater starting at 2:00pm. Be sure to enter your email address for updates from now until the day of the zombie outbreak! For more information, visit www.chicagozombiepubcrawl.comChicago Zombie Pub Crawl 2016

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Chicago’s Room Escape Conference, August 12-14, 2016 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

  • Posted : April 5th, 2016
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This summer, TransWorld is unveiling the nation’s largest, concentrated escape room conference and trade show, smack dab in the heart of the USA, just north of Chicago.

The 3 day conference will feature an amazing interactive trade show floor, brilliant puzzle makers, experimental game writers, visionary businesspeople and top-of-the-line set designers, all gathering to compare notes and learn about one of the entertainment industry’s newest and fastest growing Industries …ESCAPE ROOMS! The trade show floor will feature NEW and innovative products you will not see anywhere else. This is a must attend event!

“Escape games, and their owners, are totally fascinating,” says Jen Braverman, President of TransWorld Trade Shows. “We’re working directly with the escape room industry to build a conference that will give you ideas on what to incorporate into your escape games. This conference will give attraction owners, prospective owners, vendors and enthusiasts various opportunities, events and even places on the trade show floor to hangout, mix, mingle and network with peers.”

CREC will also offer a series of over 40 subject-targeted seminars covering a broad range of topics in the escape room industry, from advertising and tech props to introductory courses to advanced workshops.

Besides the networking opportunities and education track, attendees will also get to see interactive product demonstrations, attend panel discussions featuring experts in the topics under discussion and enjoy after-hours parties.

Chicago’s Room Escape Conference will take place on a 60,000 square foot trade show floor at Chicago’s Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Advance show admission is $25 ($30 on site) and tickets are available NOW at http://www.roomescapeshow.com. Seminar registration will be added to the site soon, as well as a VIP all-inclusive pass (including admission to all seminars and mixers).Chicago's Room Escape Conference

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