The Actors Zone 11.00 to 12.30
Treating your Actors and Technical crews with Respect
Equity is the trade union for actors, singers, models, performers, directors, choreographers, designers, stage managers, and other creative workers in the United Kingdom. Stefan addresses some of the issues that have arisen in the past and how they can help to represent actors and crews.
How to keep your Scare Actors and deal with the Unavoidable Difficulties.
Dennis Flowers - Scream Nights
Scream Nights will be celebrating it's tenth Anniverary in 2023, and over those years, many of their actors have returned year after year and then stay for the whole season. Dennis will talk about the obvious issues with people such as internal relations, toxic actors, and managing a large team of passionate actors.
Design and Operation Zone 12.30 to 14.45
Forty Years of Fear
Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors
Fort Amherst Halloween Horrors is the UK's oldest scare attraction, and is based in am 18th century fort built into the seaside cliffs of Chatham. The event is run by volunteers and has to keep costs low whilst providing some of the most unique and intense scare experiences in the UK. Join the team as the discuss the history of the event, the challenges they face and how they have been doing this for so long!
Successful Growth through Diversification
Christiano Crawford - Psycho Path
In just a few short years, Psycho Path has grown from a single woodland walk into a massive event featuring multiple scare attractions and live entertainment. Christiano will share some of the history of the event and how they have managed to grow and expand so rapidly.
Not so Sweet 16 - The 16 Pillars of Design
This presentation focuses on 16 key aspects that contribute to a successful scare maze design. With a passion for creating immersive experiences that thrill and terrify audiences, Mark Lofthouse has been involved in over 200 scare maze experiences in his 16 year career so far. For the first time ever, he’ll be speaking at ScareCON and promises to share his 16 pillars of design!
The Good, The Bad and The Future
R - Space Productions
Curious about what it takes to break through? Join R Space Productions as they share some of their most challenging moments, financial strains, navigating a pandemic and the tedious admin bits that many don’t talk about. Plus, the team will be exclusively revealing the evolution of R Space and their exciting future plans…
The Showcase Zone 14.45 to 17.00
The Making of Traumatica - Europa Park
Europa Park's Halloween event has gone from strength to strength and hasn't been scared to embrace change and reinvent themselves over the years. The international team will talk about their concepts and ideas and how they keep bringing people back to the event year after year.
David Moreno and Cristina Raya - Horrorland
Consistently voted the best scream park in Europe, the team behind the attraction will talk about their horror influences, their unique ideas that have inspired many UK attractions, and how they have overcome multiple issues such as losing their venue, strict Covid regulations and managing a multiple site with hundreds of actors!
Panel and Industry discussion 17.00
Future Growth and how to Entertain your Guests all Night
Got a burning question you want to ask an experienced operator? Ever wondered how the big parks got to the size they are? Join a select group of operators including Stuart Beare from Tulleys Shocktoberfest, Doug Douglas from Fear Scream Park and Tom Pearcy from York Maze Hallowscream as they talk about the changing trends in scream park entertainment.
Halloween & Scare Attraction Association (HSAA)
An introduction and overview of our work.
Prosthetic and Make up Demos
Available throughout the day on the trade floor