Portland, OR, May 01, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Leonard Pickel built his first haunted house in 1976, formed his company Hauntrepreneurs® in 1987 and has been helping people start up and be successful in the Halloween attraction business ever since. Now in his 43rd year in the business of scaring people, Pickel has written a book on his experiences, Making Money with a Halloween Attraction.
Pickel will be sharing his expertise at the Westcoast Haunters Convention, May 10-12 at the Doubletree Hotel, Downtown Portland, OR. Speaking on various topics including Effective Fright Concepts and Scry Façade Design.
Set to debut later this month, Making Money with a Halloween Attraction offers a detailed business model to help want to be “haunters” make their dreams of owning and operating an October seasonal Haunted House event come true, while avoiding the pitfalls and nightmares of those who have attempted it before them. Available for pre-order on Amazon.
Pickel Bio: Innovator, Designer, Artist, Inventor, Teacher, Writer, Leader -Leonard Pickel has over 40 years of themed attraction design and operations experience, creating 300 original and innovative Haunted Houses, for major venues worldwide including Madison Square Garden, Universal Studios Florida, Six Flags theme parks, Kentucky Kingdom, the Playboy Mansion Halloween Party, Ellen DeGeneres’s Game of Games and SCREAMS Terror Park, as well as Haunted Attractions in foreign countries including Puerto Rico, Canada, Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. Pickel’s creative accomplishments include design and sales of the industry’s first turn-key Haunted House kits, and the first Haunted Attraction adaptation of the “Field Theory” (the triangular grid system). Over 1 million people from Los Angeles to New York, Orlando to Seattle, have experienced the “Pickel Theory” of Haunt Design first hand.
About West Coast Haunters Convention: A conference and tradeshow designed for Haunted House owners, home haunters and anyone who loves Halloween or horror. West Coast Haunters Convention started in 2009 as a way to educate the students of Oregon School for the Deaf – Salem, OR, who operates the Nightmare Factory Haunted House as a fund raiser for the school. A 501 C3 Non Profit, all of the proceeds collected from the haunted house and convention are utilized for the benefit of the students.
In addition to education and trade show floor, events during the weekend conference include a large costume ball, local haunted tours and a horror movie night.