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July 28 & 29, 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center
Midsummer Scream

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Panels & Presentations Schedule
July 30 & 31, 2016
Long Beach Convention Center

SATURDAY, JULY 30
Additional panels and presentations to be announced! Detailed schedule with times will be released closer to the event.

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SUNDAY, JULY 31
Additional panels and presentations to be announced! Detailed schedule with times will be released closer to the event.

  • Spooky Science

    Sunday, 11:30 am Participants Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center

    See the science of a bleeding pumpkin! Witness the chemistry of disappearing ghost writing! Thrill to the creeps of invisible worms! These and more are presented for your wonder and edification as the Columbia Memorial Space Center melds science with […]
  • The Grandeur of DELUSION

    Sunday, 1:00 pm Participants Ian Momii, Jackie Kreterfield, Jon Braver, Kevin Williams, Niyia Mack, Sean Decker, Victor Mathieu

    Midsummer Scream invites you to meet the visionary team behind one of the most gripping, innovative theatrical experiences in the world: DELUSION. Creator Jon Braver will be joined on stage by fellow team members Jackie Kreterfield (Producer), Niyia Mack (Producer), […]
  • Return Home: An Interactive Live Performance

    Sunday, 2:30 pm

    Continuing the story of Return Home, the serialized audio drama, join Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they attend a Melancholy Falls city council meeting in their never-ending quest to ‘find the weird’. Of course, all manner of things that go […]
  • Spirits with Spirits: Haunted Bars of Southern California

    Sunday, 2:30 pm Participants Kimberly Christine, Marla Brooks, Richard Carradine, Robert George Allen, Scott Michaels, The Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles

    Ghost story experts discuss their personal encounters with the supernatural at local watering holes. Presented by GHOULA (the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles).
  • Blumhouse.com Presents Creepy Pastas, Urban Legends, and Ghost Stories

    Sunday, 3:30 pm Participants Blumhouse, Gregory Burkart, John Humphrey, Stephen Johnson

    The phenomena of urban legends, creepypasta, regional folklore, paranormal investigations, macabre news and much more.
  • Terror Behind the Camera: Fan-Made Films

    Sunday, 4:00 pm Participants James H. Carter II, Kohl Bladen, Norman Gidney

    A sneak peek of two upcoming fan films: "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about The Haunted Mansion, and "The Night Evil Died," an unofficial "Halloween" sequel
  • Baring Your Soul: Actors Behind the Screams

    Sunday, 4:00 pm Participants Abel Horwitz, Ben Marsh, Dasha Kittridge, Hannah Kaplan, Jana Weimer

    Actors who work in different forms of dark entertainment - haunted attractions, extreme haunts, escape rooms, and more - discuss the different techniques and styles each performance requires to properly scare.
  • Virtual Terror: VR Tech and the Horror Industry

    Sunday, 5:30 pm Participants Dread Central, Jill Killington, Jon Condit, Josh Randall, Michael Dykier, Robert Sexton, Robyn Tong Gray

    Used by architects, theme park designers, and video game developers, virtual reality is an impressive tool that allows users to experience places and situations that they normally never would. The horror industry has taken notice of VR applications such as […]

FULL SCHEDULE
Additional panels and presentations to be announced! Detailed schedule with times will be released closer to the event.

Sunday, June 19 Presentations and Classes
7:15 am Earbud Theater Live: The Sounds Below An Original Horror Radio Play
The award-winning audio drama podcast bring their unique blend of the frightening and the weird out of the lair and on to the stage, so you have the opportunity to experience all the thrills in-person.
Earbud Theatre
Saturday, July 30 Presentations and Classes
11:30 am How to Make Trees for Your Yard Display or Haunted House
Instructors Shannon Thompson and Diane Meyer demonstrate how to take simple cardboard tubes and turn them into delightfully scary trees for your yard display or haunted house. They will show how to stabilize the tube and add branches. Then, demonstrate […]
CalHaunts, Diane Meyer, Shannon Thompson
11:30 am Deadly Delectables with The Homicidal Homemaker
You’ve seen her conjure up some gruesome treats on her horror themed cooking show, so don’t miss this opportunity to get a hands-on cooking class from The Homicidal Homemaker herself! With just a few simple ingredients, The Homicidal Homemaker will […]
Kaci Hansen, The Homicidal Homemaker
11:30 am Heavy Gore FX Makeup Demo
In my class taught by Missy Munster owner/artist of MM Fabrications, you will learn techniques on how to properly apply a heavy gore makeup. Includes technique on all aspects of application, proper realistic paint and proper blood application.
Missy Munster
11:30 am Spooky Science
See the science of a bleeding pumpkin! Witness the chemistry of disappearing ghost writing! Thrill to the creeps of invisible worms! These and more are presented for your wonder and edification as the Columbia Memorial Space Center melds science with […]
Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center
11:30 am No Way Out: Horror Escape Rooms
The popularity of escape room experiences in the United States has grown at an unprecedented rate in the past few years, with new companies and attractions popping up seemingly overnight in every city and state. Join the masterminds behind some […]
Christine Barger, Eddy Millis, Jeff Schiefelbein, Madison Rhoades
12:00 pm Make your Own Tombstone M & T
Tired of store bought tombstones with generic inscriptions? Take your Halloween decorating up to the next level! Learn how to turn readily available materials into custom tombstones for your creepy graveyard display. You’ll leave this workshop with a carved tombstone […]
12:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
12:45 pm Atlas Obscura Presents: Ghost Towns of Southern California
From Calico and beyond, local explorers discuss the wide ranging real estate of ghost towns throughout Southern California, including some that may still be populated by actual ghosts.
Atlas Obscura, Jaylyn Earl, Jim Sullivan, John Earl, John Grasson, Sandi Hemmerlein, Xavier Drenfold
1:00 pm Paper Mache Halloween Madness
Stop by for a step-by-step tutorial and demo about paper mâché pumpkin making. Sandie will teach how to use paper mâché and paper clay for other Halloween related projects. Pump up your pumpkins from a plain Jack-O-Lantern to a better-than-store […]
CalHaunts, Sandie Schneider
1:00 pm Shut Down Sagas – How to Avoid Getting the Axe from a Fire Marshall
Hi Tech Haunts with special guests Motel 6 Feet Under will present an overview of their Safety Blueprint Program. Passionate about helping home and commercial haunts create safe attractions, Hi Tech Haunts will cover topics including safety standards, fire proofing, […]
Carolyn Carpenter, Colin David
1:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
1:00 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
1:15 pm All Hallows’ Eve: Halloween in Pop Culture
Clarke Wolfe of Collider Nightmares hosts a panel discussion about our favorite holiday as it’s been depicted in film, includingTrick ‘r Treat, Hocus Pocus, and of course Halloween. Beyond pop culture, Clarke will discuss with her guests – Jon Schnepp […]
Axelle Carolyn, Clarke Wolfe, Jon Schnepp, Michael Kennedy, Ryan Turek
1:30 pm Silicone Mold Making Basics M & T
Take your Halloween decorating up to the next level! Learn the basics of silicone mold making and resin casting in our introduction to mold making workshop. Each student will take the silicone mold and resin cast of their finger as […]
1:30 pm Mudd the Magnificent
Mudd will be entertaining the masses at Midsummer Scream with his witty creepiness and staggering magic. Caution: In proper haunt fashion, he’ll be roaming the halls of the convention and may stop you in your tracks. Be ready to get […]
Mudd the Magnificent
2:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
2:00 pm Krampus: The Devil You (Barely) Know
Many horror fans have learned to love Krampus as the little bit of Halloween they can keep around till Christmas. While films like Michael Dougherty’s Krampus fuel the pop culture fire, more DIY costumer types are now hosting horned and […]
Al Ridenour
2:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
3:00 pm Swamp/Witch Lanterns M & T
Straight from the Bayou to you! Come join us and learn to how to make swamp/witch lanterns, using everyday items, for your Halloween display or horror decor. You’ll leave this creepy crafty class with your own witch lantern for use […]
3:00 pm Faux Stone Walls Demo
Take ordinary white beaded foam and turn it into stone walls for your haunt. You will be shown how to sculpt the foam and then faux paint them into realistic looking stone. As time allows, we will also demo other […]
CalHaunts, Diane Meyer
3:00 pm Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre presents “Tales from the Crypt” LIVE!
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents “Tales from the Crypt” – Live! Before slasher movies and tortured gore there were horror comics and “Tales from the Crypt” led the way with artwork so good and stories so scary that the US […]
Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre
3:30 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
3:30 pm Haunted Theme Parks
Forget mazes and scare zones set up for the Halloween season — SoCal’s favorite theme parks are haunted by real ghosts year round. Hear the legends and true stories tied to the hauntings of Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios, […]
Doug Barnes, Jak Castro, Joe Mendoza, Kryis Lindseth-Reed, Richard Carradine
4:00 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
4:30 pm Simulating Corrosion! Demo
In this demo by Michael Brunner of Evil Twin Studios, learn how to simulate not just rust, but corrosion; on metal, wood and plastics. Michael will provide a step-by-step demonstration on how to take ordinary items and render them corroded. […]
Evil Twin Studios, Michael Brunner
4:30 pm Earbud Theater Live: The Sounds Below An Original Horror Radio Play
Since 2012, the denizens of the underground Earbud Theater Lair have been delivering strange sonic tales of monsters, aliens, and the terror that might be under your own roof. Our world is full of entertainment, but how much of it […]
4:30 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
5:30 pm Mudd the Magnificent
Mudd will be entertaining the masses at Midsummer Scream with his witty creepiness and staggering magic. Caution: In proper haunt fashion, he’ll be roaming the halls of the convention and may stop you in your tracks. Be ready to get […]
Mudd the Magnificent
6:00 pm The New Hauntness
Four haunts that debuted in 2015, and are returning this year, discuss what made them a success, and what new scares they have in store: with Creep LA, The Fleshyard, Motel 6 Feet Under, and The 17th Door.
Adam LeBlanc, Carolyn Carpenter, Justin Fix, Rick West, Robert Luther
6:00 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
6:00 pm “The Barn”
Synopsis: Its Halloween 1989, best friends Sam and Josh are trying to enjoy what’s left of their final Devil’s Night before graduating high school. But trouble arises when the two pals and a group of friends take a detour on […]
Sunday, July 31 Presentations and Classes
11:30 am Foam Fabrication 101
Learn how to create creatures by carving and shaping upholstery and L200 foam. Learn easy to do techniques with simple tools and materials. Demo will also cover foam finishing techniques.
CalHaunts, Diane Meyer, Preston Meyer
11:30 am Faux Finishes for Facades and Props
In this class Jeana from Hollywood Haunter will be demonstrating how to apply painting techniques that will trick your treaters into thinking it’s real. She will show fun and easy examples of how to age wood, create rust, crackle paint, […]
Hollywood Haunter, Jeanna Docter
11:30 am Beginners Guide to Online Haunt Marketing
Developing a web presence using Industry practices that drive attendance and engagement. Learn the tools, tips and techniques to grow your fan base with strategic and tactical advice. Brought to you by TheHauntStore’s Media and Technology Administrator Isidro Hernandez.
Isidro Hernandez, Jason Thompson, The Haunt Store
11:30 am Spooky Science
See the science of a bleeding pumpkin! Witness the chemistry of disappearing ghost writing! Thrill to the creeps of invisible worms! These and more are presented for your wonder and edification as the Columbia Memorial Space Center melds science with […]
Ben Dickow, Columbia Memorial Space Center
12:00 pm Swamp/Witch Lanterns M & T
Straight from the Bayou to you! Come join us and learn to how to make swamp/witch lanterns, using everyday items, for your Halloween display or horror decor. You’ll leave this creepy crafty class with your own witch lantern for use […]
12:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
12:30 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
1:00 pm How to Make Glowing Embers
Ever need glowing embers for your witches’ cauldron or bright bubbles overflowing from the top? Fake fire in need of more reality? In this class, you will learn how to use ordinary supplies from the home center, discount or seasonal […]
CalHaunts, Guy Myers
1:00 pm Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre presents “Tales from the Crypt” LIVE!
Captured Aural Phantasy Theater presents “Tales from the Crypt” – Live! Before slasher movies and tortured gore there were horror comics and “Tales from the Crypt” led the way with artwork so good and stories so scary that the US […]
Captured Aural Phantasy Theatre
1:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
1:00 pm The Grandeur of DELUSION
Midsummer Scream invites you to meet the visionary team behind one of the most gripping, innovative theatrical experiences in the world: DELUSION. Creator Jon Braver will be joined on stage by fellow team members Jackie Kreterfield (Producer), Niyia Mack (Producer), […]
Ian Momii, Jackie Kreterfield, Jon Braver, Kevin Williams, Niyia Mack, Sean Decker, Victor Mathieu
1:00 pm Skull Painting & Finishing
Take your skulls to the next level with pro painting and finishing techniques. Prop maker BJ Winslow will share methods to make gory, mummified and decayed skulls. Dapper Cadaver has provided prop skulls and bones for Halloween Horror Nights at […]
BJ Winslow, Dapper Cadaver
2:00 pm Make your Own Tombstone M & T
Tired of store bought tombstones with generic inscriptions? Take your Halloween decorating up to the next level! Learn how to turn readily available materials into custom tombstones for your creepy graveyard display. You’ll leave this workshop with a carved tombstone […]
2:00 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
2:30 pm Chill Out and Fog It Up!
Trash can, kitty litter box, ice chest, etc., if it can hold ice it has probably been used as a fog chiller. Come to this class to learn the best tips on how to build the best fog chiller for […]
Fog it Up!, Joey Olaerts
2:30 pm Home to Pro Haunt with the Bloodshed Brothers
After ten years of home haunting and five of professional haunting, Zach and Jeromy Ball also known as the Bloodshed Brothers have learned a great deal in their haunt career. They will share tips and tricks as well as pros […]
2:30 pm Return Home: An Interactive Live Performance
Continuing the story of Return Home, the serialized audio drama, join Jonathan, Buddy, and Ami as they attend a Melancholy Falls city council meeting in their never-ending quest to ‘find the weird’. Of course, all manner of things that go […]
2:30 pm Mudd the Magnificent
Mudd will be entertaining the masses at Midsummer Scream with his witty creepiness and staggering magic. Caution: In proper haunt fashion, he’ll be roaming the halls of the convention and may stop you in your tracks. Be ready to get […]
Mudd the Magnificent
2:30 pm Spirits with Spirits: Haunted Bars of Southern California
Ghost story experts discuss their personal encounters with the supernatural at local watering holes. Presented by GHOULA (the Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles).
Kimberly Christine, Marla Brooks, Richard Carradine, Robert George Allen, Scott Michaels, The Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles
3:00 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
3:30 pm Blumhouse.com Presents Creepy Pastas, Urban Legends, and Ghost Stories
The phenomena of urban legends, creepypasta, regional folklore, paranormal investigations, macabre news and much more.
Blumhouse, Gregory Burkart, John Humphrey, Stephen Johnson
3:30 pm Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group’s Urban Death
Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre Group’s ultra-special and fantasmically-horrific 20-minute theatricum of their signature horror production that dives deep into the depths of inexplicable horrors, unfathomable monstrosities, and the disturbed spirits that walk among us! Directed & Created by Zombie Joe […]
Zombie Joes Underground Theatre Group
3:30 pm Full Prosthetic Makeup in Under An Hour!
Yes, it CAN be done! Scott Ramp of The Scream Team has over 30 years of experience in the haunt industry using prosthetics. He will show you how you can do — in under an hour — what the same […]
Scott Ramp, The Scream Team
4:00 pm Silicone Mold Making Basics M & T
Take your Halloween decorating up to the next level! Learn the basics of silicone mold making and resin casting in our introduction to mold making workshop. Each student will take the silicone mold and resin cast of their finger as […]
4:00 pm Foam Fabrication Using L200
Learn how to use L200 foam or other similar materials (foam fatigue matts) to make simple items for your haunt or yard display. David will demonstrate how to shape the foam by sanding, carving and gluing into a useful prop.
CalHaunts, David King
4:00 pm Terror Behind the Camera: Fan-Made Films
A sneak peek of two upcoming fan films: "Foolish Mortals," a documentary about The Haunted Mansion, and "The Night Evil Died," an unofficial "Halloween" sequel
James H. Carter II, Kohl Bladen, Norman Gidney
4:00 pm Baring Your Soul: Actors Behind the Screams
Actors who work in different forms of dark entertainment - haunted attractions, extreme haunts, escape rooms, and more - discuss the different techniques and styles each performance requires to properly scare.
Abel Horwitz, Ben Marsh, Dasha Kittridge, Hannah Kaplan, Jana Weimer
4:00 pm Airbrush & Prosthetics – Application & Body Mapping Basics
In this beginner level class and demo, Lisa Berczel of European Body Art will teach on the safety and precautions when working with airbrush, prosthetics and adhesives. She will also teach on how to take advantage of anatomy to make […]
European Body Art, Lisa Berczel
5:00 pm Decayed Brigade Slider Show
Three times daily, the Decayed Brigade will perform and entertain guests within the Hall of Shadows as they showcase the art of sliding – a scare tactic that was created some 40 years ago by monsters roaming the streets of […]
Decayed Brigade
5:30 pm Mid-Century Macabre Decor with The Homicidal Homemaker
You’ve watched her slice and dice on her horror themed cooking show, but don’t miss this opportunity to join The Homicidal Homemaker in-person for a special DIY decor class. Learn how to make some spooky 1950s-inspired Halloween paper lanterns, ornaments […]
Kaci Hansen, The Homicidal Homemaker
5:30 pm Painting Techniques
In this class taught by scenic painter John Rayburn, you will learn transforming budget or store bought props into professional looking pieces through painting techniques. Other techniques include fast lettering, creating a modest pallet of colors that can be used […]
John Rayburn
5:30 pm Mudd the Magnificent
Mudd will be entertaining the masses at Midsummer Scream with his witty creepiness and staggering magic. Caution: In proper haunt fashion, he’ll be roaming the halls of the convention and may stop you in your tracks. Be ready to get […]
Mudd the Magnificent
5:30 pm Virtual Terror: VR Tech and the Horror Industry
Used by architects, theme park designers, and video game developers, virtual reality is an impressive tool that allows users to experience places and situations that they normally never would. The horror industry has taken notice of VR applications such as […]
Dread Central, Jill Killington, Jon Condit, Josh Randall, Michael Dykier, Robert Sexton, Robyn Tong Gray