Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
I'm excited to finally have finish the new Canadian Haunters Association logo with the help of my new Graphic Designer M80.
While I was visiting the Transworld Halloween Trade Show in St Louis, I was also on the hunt to find a new website designer to help me build the new Canadian Haunters Association Website.
I've spent the last two months looking for a website designer in the haunt industry. I couldn't go with my current website designer Rogues Hollow because it conflicted with his other company Haunted House.com, and let's just say the others in the industry never took the time to get back to me.
So... I lucked out and found a new rising star in the haunt industry, Tyler Barnett from M80 Designs. I was really impress with his work on Nightscreams Studios website and he will be working with another talented website designer Jimmy Talkington from Thorn Designs.
BTW, all these guys are super talented Website Designers in the haunt industry, I would highly recommend all of them for anyone who's looking to create a Killer Website for their haunt.
Friday, March 18, 2011
March 10-13, 2011 at America's Center.
Transworld has always been one of my favorite Halloween shows to attend every year. It is by far the biggest of all the haunt trade shows, you get to see what is the latest and greatest in the haunt industry from all the leading suppliers, you can participate in seminars, visit local professional Haunted Houses, and best of all. You get to spend time with home haunters from all across Canada and U.S.A.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
I would like to inform you of the new Canadian Haunters Association (CHA), formally The Ontario Haunters Club (OHC).
Before I begin telling you about my goals and thoughts, I want to thank Victoria Wolf the founder of (OHC) for the outstanding work and dedication that she has shown over the years. Victoria started out as a home haunter herself and found the need to connect with fellow haunters, so she began the (OHC) back in 2004. In the 7 years of starting the club, she has brought together a great community of home haunters and has created a new family of goulish friends.
As most of you are aware by now, Victoria Wolf has had to graciously pass on the torch of running the club, due to her demanding work schedule and family obligations. I offered to take over the website because I saw a need to update it and I wanted to make it more user friendly and add on new information.
Since this is my first post for the (CHA), I feel it’s important to explain the reasoniong for the name change and a new website. What started out as a regional Ontario club of home haunters back in 2004, it has grown over the years to a National Canadian Club with home haunters in additional provinces. Now it only makes sense to change the clubs name to more welcoming one that represents all Home Haunters from across Canada.
The new website will truly be a 100% Canadian Home Haunters Association that will focus on all things related to Halloween. But before I begin to tell you about the new website, I would like to make something perfectly clear. Because Victoria has passed her torch to me doesn’t’ mean that I’m the leader, this new website belongs to all of us Haunters and this is why I’m going to be putting together a committee of volunteers to help with the new website and future events.
Some things won’t change; Rebecca Senese will continue to run the monthly pub night as the Ontario chapter of (CHA). Hopefully we can inspire other provinces to follow and have their own monthly get togethers. The (OHC) Facebook page has already been updated to the (CHA). Also, the (OHC) Yahoo Forum will continue to run until we get the new website up and running.
I’ve been working with Hector Turner (Home Haunter/Graphic Designer) on a new Logo for our Association along with other website designers / programmers to get a quote for the new website. Here’s a list of the tabs and the information they will represent. Please feel free to comment, since the new website officially hasn’t been created yet. If I missed anything you feel is important to add, please say so.
• About Us
• Home Haunts - Yukon Territory, Nunavut, Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland.
• Commercial Haunts (Same provinces as the Home Haunts)
• Industry News
• Forum (Just like http://www.hauntworld.com/haunted_house_forums/) this forum will replace the (OHC) forum. It will be more elaborate and have more features than the old one. Each member will be able to log in on their own account and buy/sell, and discuss ideas related to home haunting and the Haunt Industry, etc...
• Upcoming Events
• Contact Us
I’m really excited about our new website and Association and I look forward to watching it grow. If you have any questions or require additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thanks in advance for everyone’s support.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
They have the most realistic themed graveyard haunt I've ever seen, all the props your about to see in this video were made from scratch by them.
Both Chris & Jeff regularly have Take N' Make classes building Tombstones, Mud Monsters, Foam texturing techniques, and other related Haunted House props.
Just when you think it can't get any better with these two, they've also taken over the Home Haunters DVD collection, Home Haunters Video Awards, heading up the Take N' Make section of the 2011 HauntCon & West Coast Haunters Conventions this year.
Best part of all, they both love what they do and it shows...
Chris and Jeff Davis from the Davis Graveyard have graciously taken over creating the Annual Home Haunters DVD collection of home haunt videos and pictures from across U.S.A., Canada, and Internationally.
They will also be looking after the judging and distribution of the Annual Home Haunters Video Awards. These awards are given out to home haunters who submit their videos to the DVD set compiled and distributed now by Chris & Jeff. Each winner receives a trophy from Ghost Ride Productions, I've got my fingers crossed because I submitted my home haunt video this year; I'd just be honored to be nominated.
As a home haunter I've always been disappointed that I never have enough time to visit other home haunts, I’m usually too busy looking after my own like the rest of you. Well now, Chris & Jeff have created this killer collection of home haunt videos for our viewing pleasure.
It's like a pub crawl for home haunters.
The 2010 DVD’s consist of 66 home haunts on five disc set, the price is $25.00. If you contributed to the DVD set this year you can order the set at a 25% discount of $18.75, an additional $3.50 will be added to help cover postage and PayPal costs.
If you’re interested place your order HERE.