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Ken Spriggs
12-08-2009, 11:03 AM
To tw chicago in march?

RJ Productions
12-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Except for the Itailian Beef sandwiches...oh yeah and visiting relatives.... not really any need to go!

For those that may have wanted to see IAAPA in Vegas but it was too close to your end of season, you might check out Fun Expo in March.

http://www.funexpo.com/


It is like a mini-IAAPA and more pertinent to Haunt owners since we are closer to FEC's than large Theme Parks. This may be your last opportunity to see Fun Expo. IALEI was taken over by IAAPA during the summer. The show was still under contract for 2010, but the future of this seperate show is unknown.

I attended last year for the first time and found a lot of pertinent info for Haunt owners. IAAPA may be cool, but really... I don't need roller coaster parts... Fun Expo is geared toward the FEC owner and many haunts are really just a seasonal FEC with alot of the same need and concerns.

So except for TW in ST. Louis, I would highly recommend Fun Expo...it may be your last chance.

See you in St. Louis!!

Rich

Raycliff Manor
12-08-2009, 05:29 PM
We'll be there! It looks like I'll be conducting a seminar, but more on this soon! ;)

Kel

N2SPOOKINU
12-08-2009, 06:05 PM
Sorry Ken but we are sticking with the Haunt show in St. Louis. Close to home and I hope the vendor list grows for some of the things we used to buy up there.

Greg
Fearfest

xxxdirk
12-08-2009, 06:55 PM
Plnning on going maybe fri n sat or maybe jst fri..........

Jim Warfield
12-08-2009, 08:05 PM
2 "Halloween" Shows and are both of them put on by the Transworld group?
Yet...one show has , or is supposed to have things the other show doesnot?
Masks, costumes, some Haunted house stuff ? Versus Alomst all "Haunted House stuff?
Now tell me quick, if I'm sort of right, which one is which?
Sort of like that old nasty saying:"Baffle E'm With Bullchitt" or something like that?
I know, I'll ask my Oui-Ja board!

drfrightner
12-09-2009, 05:35 AM
Actually this is a very good question...thanks for bringing it up Ken!

I've heard conflicting things... when I was at IAAPA show I was told a lot of the retail buyers would not attend rather going to that Houston show ONLY! Who knows!

Because the show is in Chicago NOT Vegas...

If you go their website for this show... http://www.hcpshow.com/index.php

You look at the floor plan or vendor list it looks pretty dead so far but who knows. I wouldn't mind going to see the show if I knew the show was going to be packed with cool vendors.

I think a lot of vendors are going to wait and see how this Houston show pans out, if that doesn't do so good maybe they'll book Chicago and vice versa if it does really good they'll go to Chicago.

Who knows what anyone is thinking.

Larry

BruiseMuse
12-09-2009, 08:22 AM
Shane & I are debating attending. We will not be vending, but may just got see the show (and it gives us an excuse to visit Chicago).

Hundred Acres Manor
12-15-2009, 05:13 PM
Dunno yet? Will know more in the next few weeks...