Eastern Haunters Convention, May 2-4, 2008

A Convention for people that own, work in, or love haunted houses

Valley Forge, PA, November 09, 2007 --(PR.com)-- 1st Annual Eastern Haunters Convention: Open to the Public.

Do you love haunted houses? How would you love behind the scenes tours of some of the best haunted attractions on the East Coast? How would you like to purchase props, animatronics, and special effects normally available only to haunted attractions? You do not need to be a registered business, no business ID required.

The convention is open to the public.

May 2-4, 2008 Sheraton Great Valley Hotel, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Michael Bruner of The Monster Maze: The Ultimate Amateur Haunted House, will be hosting the 1st annual Eastern Haunters Convention, a networking opportunity for individuals within the haunted house industry. Individuals who own, work, act in, or patronize haunted attractions will come to shop, be educated and socialize with their fellows haunters. A three day convention with skeletal corpses, ghostly mirrors, glowing tombstones and spiders the size of king size beds, are displayed as haunt vendors show their props and scares.

The event will be held on the grounds of the Sheraton Great Valley Hotel, 707 East Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, PA 19355. For hotel reservations, call: (610) 524-5500, and be sure to mention the Haunters Gathering for a special rate.

The convention is open to all haunt enthusiasts, individuals within the haunt industry (haunt owners, haunt actors, home/yard haunters, haunt vendors) and their families.

The 1st Annual Eastern Haunters Convention will have seminars useful to those in the haunted house industry, a bus tour visiting major Philadelphia-area haunts, vendors selling unique haunted house props that are not available to the general public, and people within the haunted house industry sharing various tips and tricks to improve your haunts and scares.

There will be a bus tour, which is slated to include a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary AND its haunt, “Terror Behind the Walls”, A massive haunted house inside a real prison. A lost world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers stands behind the Eastern State Penitentiary’s massive 30-foot high walls. "Terror Behind the Walls" was rated in the “Top 10 Haunted House in the U.S.” by AOL City Guide, the Travel Channel and Hauntworld Magazine.

All attendees to the convention can participate in an authentic ghost tour of the haunted White Horse Tavern.

A costume ball ("The Cadaver's Cotillion"), with a New Orleans theme, will be available for an additional fee, which will include food and drinks.

For many years, the haunted house industry has been very similar to the world of stage magic, in that haunt elements, tricks, and effects have been kept secret.

Michael Bruner, a 2-term elected member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Haunted Attractions (www.HauntedHouseAssociation.org) has been working hard to smash this notion of isolationism. For 8 years, Michael Bruner hosted The Annual PA Gathering of Haunters to foster an environment of brotherhood and safety-first among people within the haunt industry by giving a human face and name to competitors' haunted attractions. The PA Gathering of Haunters has grown year after year, has outgrown two locations and has evolved into the Eastern Haunters Convention.

For more information, visit http://www.EasternHauntersConvention.com

About the Monster Maze - The Monster Maze is a thematic, story-telling, high startle, low gore, interactive home haunt that changes its theme, layout and plotline every year. Talented actors will escort you through the maze, immersing you in a unique, memorable, mythical experience. Visit
http://www.TheMonsterMaze.com for more information.


Michael Bruner
The Monster Maze
Bruner Family Productions, Inc.
Michael Bruner
(717) 796-0325