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Join Midsummer Scream and TEA@USC on Saturday, August 1 for a daylong telethon celebrating all things Halloween, while raising money to support those impacted financially by the current pandemic.

The livestream will feature presentations and talks with the creators of your favorite Halloween attractions and films, visits to horror inspired locations, and assorted surprises.

Alongside Midsummer Scream’s full slate of programming for Halloween and horror fans, TEA@USC will be running a full line up of seminars and educational talks for themed entertainment professionals and anyone looking to work in haunted attractions.

“There In Spirit: Midsummer Scream” will be available free to stream on Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope. Programming updates and a full schedule will be announced on this page prior to the event.

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

11am-7pm PST

Schedule Subject To Change!

Midsummer Scream TEA@USC
11:00 am
Narrative Development & the Growth of Immersive Theatre
Jon Braver
11:10 am
11:15 am
Disney CHILLS with Dizney Coast to Coast
Vera Strange, Jeff DiPaoli
11:15 am
11:30 am
11:45 am
12:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Spooky Hollows
12:00 pm

Silver Screams: Movies to Get You In The Halloween Spirit
David J. Skal, Ivotres Littles
12:10 pm

Haunt Preview: The Haunt With No Name... Yet
12:25 pm
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
Interactive Effects and How To Use Them In Your Haunt
Greg MacLaurin
12:45 pm
1:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Scareventures
1:00 pm

Spooky Los Angeles
Scott Michaels, Karie Bible, Ted Dougherty
1:10 pm
The Storyteller Effect: Why Immersive, Live and Themed Entertainment Dominate!
David Wally, Bonnie Hallman
1:00 pm
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Corona Haunt
2:00 pm
Special FX Makeup with Bone Yard Effects
Larry Bones
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
Secrets from the "Hocus Pocus" Booooooook of Spells
William Sandell, David Kirschner, Jeff DePaoli
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
Sound Design for Halloween Attractions
Jon Autopsy
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
3:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Insane Haunt Productions
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Halloween Tourism: Salem to Sleepy Hollow to New Orleans
JW Ocker, The Queen of Halloween, and Judy Geddes Bajoie
3:15 pm

13th Floor Entertainment
Warren Conrad, Chris Stafford, Jon Cooke
3:20 pm
The Art of Producing an EPIC Experience
Charity Hill, Steve Sheldon
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Dreich Society
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
Horror Is the New Black
Creepy Kingdom: James H. Carter II, Michelle Halloween, Tanitia Burks
4:15 pm
Scares, Screams, and Logistics: Operations In the Haunt Industry
Amy Hollaman, Crystal Rupp
4:15 pm
4:30 pm
Haunt Preview: Desert Decay Manor
4:30 pm
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Realm of Shadow
5:00 pm
5:15 pm
Diversity & Inclusion: The Future of Themed Entertainment
RJ Temple, David Ruzicka, and Fri Forjindam
5:15 pm
5:30 pm
Haunt Preview: Haunted Rose
5:30 pm
5:45 pm
6:00 pm
Haunt Preview: Rotten Apple 907
6:00 pm
Theme Park University: Creating Attractions At Your University
TEA@USC, TEA@UCSD, Carnegie Mellon TPEG
6:00 pm
6:15 pm

Midsummer Scream

  • Disney CHILLS with Dizney Coast to Coast Vera Strange, Jeff DiPaoli
    11:15 am - 11:45 am
  • Haunt Preview: Spooky Hollows
    12:00 pm - 12:05 pm
  • Silver Screams: Movies to Get You In The Halloween Spirit David J. Skal, Ivotres Littles
    12:10 pm - 12:25 pm
  • Haunt Preview: The Haunt With No Name... Yet
    12:25 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Scareventures
    1:00 pm - 1:05 pm
  • Spooky Los Angeles Scott Michaels, Karie Bible, Ted Dougherty
    1:10 pm - 1:25 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Corona Haunt
    2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
  • Secrets from the "Hocus Pocus" Booooooook of Spells William Sandell, David Kirschner, Jeff DePaoli
    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Insane Haunt Productions
    3:00 pm - 3:05 pm
  • Halloween Tourism: Salem to Sleepy Hollow to New Orleans JW Ocker, The Queen of Halloween, and Judy Geddes Bajoie
    3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
  • 13th Floor Entertainment Warren Conrad, Chris Stafford, Jon Cooke
    3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Dreich Society
    4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
  • Horror Is the New Black Creepy Kingdom: James H. Carter II, Michelle Halloween, Tanitia Burks
    4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Desert Decay Manor
    4:30 pm - 4:35 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Realm of Shadow
    5:00 pm - 5:05 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Haunted Rose
    5:30 pm - 5:35 pm
  • Haunt Preview: Rotten Apple 907
    6:00 pm - 6:05 pm

TEA@USC

  • Narrative Development & the Growth of Immersive Theatre Jon Braver
    11:10 am - 11:50 am
  • Interactive Effects and How To Use Them In Your Haunt Greg MacLaurin
    12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
  • The Storyteller Effect: Why Immersive, Live and Themed Entertainment Dominate! David Wally, Bonnie Hallman
    1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
  • Special FX Makeup with Bone Yard Effects Larry Bones
    2:00 pm - 2:25 pm
  • Sound Design for Halloween Attractions Jon Autopsy
    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • The Art of Producing an EPIC Experience Charity Hill, Steve Sheldon
    3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Scares, Screams, and Logistics: Operations In the Haunt Industry Amy Hollaman, Crystal Rupp
    4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Diversity & Inclusion: The Future of Themed Entertainment RJ Temple, David Ruzicka, and Fri Forjindam
    5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Theme Park University: Creating Attractions At Your University TEA@USC, TEA@UCSD, Carnegie Mellon TPEG
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
No events available!
There In Spirit: Midsummer Scream will be raising money for organizations supporting community members impacted financially by the pandemic, including:

The Actors Fund

Providing emergency financial assistance to those in immediate financial need. Funds are available to union and non-union workers in entertainment and the performing arts.

The Mayors Fund for Los Angeles Angeleno Campaign

Providing direct and immediate financial assistance for individuals and families experiencing extreme financial hardship caused by a job loss, severe reduction of work hours, or furloughs. This includes low-wage hourly workers who had jobs in homes and restaurants, seasonal workers, and other precarious workers such as day laborers, street vendors, or self-employed individuals who are facing extreme economic hardship because of COVID-19.”

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