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drfrightner
03-31-2010, 12:44 AM
Who had the best in the following:

Booth design

Overall lineup of products

Best new product

Best new animation

Best costumes/masks

Best new high tech product

Best Monster Props

Best new product overall

Best Seminar

Best Detail Product

Best New Company

Best place to eat in St. Louis

Best Overall Experience of the Show

Fill it out and lets see what we all come up with here!

jakprintsHAUNT
03-31-2010, 06:09 AM
Here are my personal opinions:


Booth design: A tie between Halloween Productions and Gore Galore

Overall lineup of products: Scare Products

Best new product: Boom Stick or the crazy horn things in the dark zone (cant remember their name)

Best new animation: Pale Night Productions Zombie Shotgun Blast or the spiders from Dark Raven

Best costumes/masks: Creature Corps/CFX

Best new high tech product: Spark Machetes

Best Monster Props: Creature Corps

Best new product overall: Pieces and Parts from Edge Designs

Best Seminar: Unfortunately didnt make it to any.

Best Detail Product: Permablood or Permagrime from Pale Night Productions

Best New Company: Creature Corps

Best place to eat in St. Louis: Pappys!

Best Overall Experience of the Show: All the great new people and old friends I got to meet and hang out with!


Mike "Pogo" Hach

Nightgore
03-31-2010, 09:39 AM
My votes go to:

Booth design - Scare Products or Scarefactory

Overall lineup of products - Pale Night

Best new product - "Boom stick" Digital sound and lighting

Best new animation - Nightscream Swamp Beast

Best costumes/masks - CFX!

Best new high tech product - Pale Night "Shotgun Zombie"

Best Monster Props - Gore Galore

Best new product overall - Dark Raven Designs Spiders

Best Seminar - Acting seminar

Best Detail Product - Minions Web Webgun

Best New Company - Darklight Mini LED Spotlights

Best place to eat in St. Louis - Jakes Steaks... and that's it, literally!

Best Overall Experience of the Show - Meeting friends and socializing... the show itself was not spectacular... last year was better, nothing this year "stood out".

-Tyler

damon carson
03-31-2010, 11:00 AM
Heres my list:

Booth Design: Halloween Productions

Overall lineup of products: Creepy Collection

Best new products: Boomstick

Best new animation: Dark Raven Werewolf

Best Costumes/ Masks: Cfx

Best new high tech product: Palenight Productions Attacking Zombie window

Best Monster props: Monstertronic wings

Best new product overall: Scarefactory Hease and reaper / Chair costume that was so simple yet so kickass!

Best Seminar: Still kicking myself in the ass for not going to any. But just didnt take the time from everything else.

Best Detail product: Permagrime Palenight Productions

Best New Company: Darklight Mini Led spotlights

Best place to eat St. Louis: Quizno's and White Castle we ate cheap lol!

Best overall experience of the show: Working at the Darkness and scaring the hell out haunters that was alot of fun!

Dr Spooktakular
03-31-2010, 12:09 PM
Who had the best in the following:

Booth design: GORE GALORE of course

Overall lineup of products: GORE GALORE

Best new product: BOOMSTICK from Digital Light and Sound

Best new animation: SPIDERS from Dark Raven

Best costumes/masks: GIANT CLOWN COSTUME from Fearscape Studios

Best new high tech product: SHOTGUN ZOMBIE PICTURE from Pale Night Prod.

Best Monster Props: GORE GALORE

Best new product overall: GEP spinning tunnel that was the ROOM rotating back-n-forth

Best Seminar: Didn't do any, saving that for MHC

Best Detail Product: PERMABLOOD/PERMAGRIME from Pale Night Productions

Best New Company: CREATURE CORPS

Best place to eat in St. Louis: WHITE CASTLE of course!!! Or the $35 all you can eat Alaskan King Crab leg buffet at the casino.

Best Overall Experience of the Show: I will have to agree with Tyler, this show was a let down over last years show. While a few companies stepped it up and brought new kick ass products, there were many companies that scaled way back, brought the same 'ol stuff, or didn't even show at all. I'm actually looking forward to MHC to see some of the smaller vendors that have cool stuff but weren't at TW. As long as TW stays in St Louis and the vendor list remains the same, I think I'm done with TW for a while. I can see most of the stuff at MHC. Kudos to Larry for making changes to the way he ran his show, it was very organized this year. Also, thanks to the Columbia crews for putting on a good show.

creep house
03-31-2010, 01:03 PM
BEST ANIMATRONIC PROP...............BURNT SHOCK GUY from POISON PROPS !!!

JamBam
03-31-2010, 01:36 PM
Booth design - Scarefactory

Overall lineup of products - Gore Galore ((stepped it up with new stuff that was not costumes)

Best new product - "Boom stick" Digital sound and lighting

Best new animation - Scarefactory moving walls

Best costumes/masks - many

Best new high tech product - Cell phone tickets from the ScreamText guys

Best Monster Props - Gore Galore

Best new product overall - Scarefactory Moving Walls

Best Seminar - Crisis Plan - by Kansas City Edge of Hell owner


Best place to eat in St. Louis - Jakes Steaks... and that's it, literally!

Best Overall Experience of the Show - Saw more people that I knew at this TW than any other. Old MAiZE people and haunters as well. Meetings, seminars, friends, and socializing. The show was good.
Oh, and won a side of HOG at Insane Shane's Party.

HauntedMemphis
03-31-2010, 04:14 PM
Heres my list:

Booth Design: Halloween Productions

Overall lineup of products: Gore Galore

Best new animation: Scarefactory Hearse - absolutely phenominal animation for advertising.

Best Costumes/ Masks: Cfx or Gore Galore

Best new high tech product: Halloween Lasers (since I already rated that one, I'll also throw out an honorable mention to EtherealFX with their plug and play DMX lighting system that should save hours of setup.)

Best Monster props: Skeleton/graveyard line of props by Scarefactory. I really liked the themed release of props.

Best new product overall: Scarefactory Hease and reaper / Chair costume that was so simple yet so kickass!

Best Seminar: Taken as a whole, the speed seminars were a fantastic value, and several of the individuals from that group including the stilt-acting (Allen), the props for actors (Ben), and Crisis Plans (Amber) stould out even compared to the longer seminars for entertainment and amount of information gained. Considering that it cost $5 per 30 minute seminar (as opposed to $40 per 90 minute seminar for others) everyone should have been there.

Best Detail product: Permagrime from Pale Night Productions

Best New Company: Darklight Mini Led spotlights

Best place to eat St. Louis: The Dubliner - Irish and Free. What else could you ask for (besides more table space)

Best overall experience of the show: Insane Shane Kickoff Party

kpolley
04-02-2010, 07:06 AM
Well, I'm biased on some things...;)...but here are my thoughts on the ones that my business doesn't qualify for.

Best costumes/masks - CFX

Best Monster Props - Dark Raven's Spiders

Best New Company - Creature Corps

Best place to eat in St. Louis - Lemp Mansion

Best Overall Experience of the Show - The END!!! No seriously...for me personally...I think it was the Sunday morning worship service we held. It was small, as we expected, but it was well received and it was nice to gather with other Christian haunters at the convention. We'll do it again next year, market it better, and clean up some rough spots...but I was really happy with how it turned out this year.

graystone
04-02-2010, 08:44 AM
Booth Design.......... Everyone really everyone made their booth speak for their product! Great job guys!

Over All Line Up Of Products.......... Pale Night, Edge Design, Poison Props, Gore Galore All stepped up their game! Way to go guys!

Best New Product... Johnson Animatronics - Train, Dino

Best New Animation..........Scarefactory - Hallway To Hell

Best Costume.......... Creature Corps - Doc Zombie

Best Mask.......... CFX - Clown Imp

Best New High Tech Product..........Pale Night - Shotgun Zombie

Best Monster Prop.......... Scarefactory - Hell Demon

Best New Product Overall..........Creature Corps

Best Seminar.......... Shane ( me) on Concessions thats the only one I got to go to.

Best Detail Product.......... PaleNight Perma Blood

Best New Company..........Johnson Animatronics

Best Place to Eat.......... The Silver Queen My Tour Bus! We had a blast! Or At the Insane Shane Party was that good food or what!

Best Overall Experience.......... Had to be my Mom attending with me and my crew and true to life friends. This was the first time ever I actually enjoyed the show with no hold backs. Also the trip to FearFest with Ben, Eric, Atrox Guys, Chris. Lee and my boys as well as attending Church Sunday Monrning was a great way to end the show!

Shane and its at the end of the day they were all great winners! Shane this time!

xtremecreator
04-02-2010, 08:52 AM
I thought I would let you know that the
" Swamp Beast " is not Nights Screams It belongs to XtremeCreators

NightScream will not remake that creature .

Thanks John
XtremeCreators LLC

BruiseMuse
04-02-2010, 09:35 AM
Booth design - Gore Galore

Overall lineup of products - Gore Galore

Best new product - Dark Raven Designs Crate Spider

Best new animation - Dark Ravens Designs Spiders

Best costumes/masks - Dan Faupel's Cornstalker

Best new high tech product - Sparking Machetes

Best Monster Props - Scarefactory

Best new product overall - Dark Raven Spiders (They looked amazing)

Best Seminar - Didn't attend

Best Detail Product - PermaGrime

Best New Company - Haunt Costumes

Best place to eat in St. Louis - Dubliner or Ruth's Chris' Steakhouse

Best Overall Experience of the Show - Seeing old friends

Banshee
04-02-2010, 09:36 AM
My personal faves:

Booth design -Gore Galore (nice job on the fence background & layout)

Overall lineup of products - hm.. hard to say- all the booths were great! but I'll say Night Scream

Best new product - PNP zombie shotgun animation

Best new animation - Scare Factory /crypt demon

Best costumes/masks - Creature Corp

Best new high tech product- PNP/ 'under the bridge knocking-guy' (don't know the real name)

Best Monster Props - Ghost Ride

Best new product overall - Nethercraft steampunk walls

Best Seminar - I only went to 3, but I'll give a shout-out to the Dent Schoolhouse one.

Best Detail Product - haunt moss

Best New Company - Hauntatorium Studios -anxious to see what they do in the future

Best place to eat in St. Louis - Pappy's BBQ!

Best Overall Experience of the Show - meeting haunters from EVERYwhere!

Jordan24
04-02-2010, 09:47 AM
Booth design - Halloween Productions

Best new product - Scarefactory Hearse (Wayyy outta my budget though)

Best new animation - Hell Demon Scarefactory

Best costume - Cornstalker

Best masks - CFX

Best new high tech product - Zombie Attack Window PNP

Best Monster Props - Scarefactory

Best Seminar - HHA Brainstorm Session

Best New Company - Creature Corps

Best place to eat in St. Louis - Dubliner or Tutenbaum's (good food and cheap prices)

drfrightner
04-02-2010, 10:27 PM
Kip,

I love the END comment ... good one.

Keep them coming guys because we are taking votes here and will issues a best of Transworld in the next magazine. Its up to YOU!

I would cast my vote but I dont' want to influence anyone.

I will say the best experience for me though was just as Kip pointed out THE END... there was a lot of stress for me. I wish I could have seen more of the show and participated in more of the stuff that was going on.

I haven't attended a seminar in like 10 years or more... its just busy busy.

I envy most everyone who just came and had a great time.

Larry

kpolley
04-05-2010, 08:53 AM
Larry's soooooooooo right! I love TW. It's our major order writing show so it's our main source of business...but it's also lots of fun. The problem is...it's also lots of STRESS! I had a great time and all, but I'm glad it's over. That being said, believe it or not we are already working on some things for TW 2011! Yeah...I'm ridiculous...

spookhaven
04-05-2010, 09:58 PM
Booth design Scarefactory

Overall lineup of products Scarefactory

Best new product Boomstick

Best new animation Scarefactory swinging gargoyle

Best costumes/masks Gore Galore

Best new high tech product Pale Night Shot Gun window

Best Monster Props Gore Galore

Best new product overall Scarefactory animated hallway

Best Seminar Larry's Detailing

Best Detail Product Moss

Best New Company Johnson's animation

Best place to eat in St. Louis didn't make it out

Best Overall Experience of the Show Haunt tours (Darkness Lights on and Actors and Columbia Haunt Tour) Best experience.