ScareLA 2017 Reveals a Dark Zone of Epic Proportions!

Welcome to SCARYWOOD! ScareLA is proud to present its biggest and most immersive dark experience to-date! Enter Scarywood, a spooky town out-of-place and out-of-time where fans will be able to mingle with its ghoulish residents and explore it’s creepy carnival, spooky streets and more!

The 60,000 sq.ft. dark hall will include:

The world premiere of ‘Flatline” a groundbreaking new virtual reality experience where the audience can experience having a near-death experience in the back of a real ambulance and going to the other side and coming back irreversibly changed!
‘Rose MacBeth’ a blindfolded knife fight graveyard, presented by Wise Guys Events and a two-time Developers Choice Award winner!
‘The Summoning’ an exclusive AR experience from Clever Fox and director, Dekker Dreyer. A group of explorers will enter the basement of the Magnolia Hotel and with their smartphones reveal a hidden dimension of the gruesome and untouched crime scene of occultist Raphael Davidson who went on a killing spree in 1987.
‘ZTag Zombie Infection Arena’ an interactive game experience where four groups of humans are tasked with discussing the future of ‘The Safe Zone’, an area inhabited by humans after Los Angeles was destroyed by the undead. Fans can choose which group to join, including the undead and will have free will as to whom they will award their loyalty!
‘Debis’ Halloween 3D’ a UV blacklight maze with a surreal vibe and where monsters will abound!

ScareLA will take place on August 5-6 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Tickets for the convention are still available for purchase, but all monsters must act now before quantities die out!

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

Chilling Haunts, Exhibits and Attractions Promise to Thrill Fans at ScareLA 2017!

Delivering on its commitment to offer bigger and better scares, ScareLA, the first Halloween convention of its kind will count with a substantial array of curated and unique exhibits showcasing scary goods and services at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 5-6. Exhibits will include returning favorites Funeral Classics, Characters Unlimited, Reign of Terror, terrifying escape rooms, music and family-friendly activities and an all-new exhibit from Starburns Industries.

Monsters can look forward to:
Funeral classics will be displaying a Jack Pierce/James Whale Frankenstein Prop head at their booth.
Characters Unlimited will be featuring their specialized and affordable designs for life-sized talking characters.
Reign of Terror will have a frightening photo op for all attendees.
60out Escape Rooms, Cross Roads Escape Games, and PuzzleMazement will offer terrifying escape rooms that will test the cleverness and agility of all monsters!
The best in Halloween music, including LA Fear, Nox Arcana – William Piotrowski and The Rhythm Coffin-Monster Rock n’ Roll.
Family-friendly exhibitors including, Broken Oar Productions, featuring “Monster Elementary”, an all-ages comedy adventure graphic novel series created by Nicholas Doan and Caanan Grall.
With many more monstrous exhibits and attractions to raise the Halloween spirit!

For the first time ever at ScareLA, production company, Starburn Industries (“HarmonQuest”, “Great Minds with Dan Harmon”, “Community”) will feature a dedicated booth where they will create a thrilling exhibit that will incorporate the cutting-edge technology that has elevated them to industry leaders, including stop motion and 2G/CG animation.

Tickets for the convention are still available for purchase, but all monsters must act now before quantities die out!

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

 

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About ScareLA:
ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws thousands of professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

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Official Hashtag: #ScareLA
ScareLA Website: http://www.scarela.com
ScareLA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ScareLAcon/
ScareLA’s Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/scarelosangeles
ScareLA’s Instagram Account: https://www.instagram.com/scarelosangeles
ScareLA’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/scarelosangeles

Celebrating Its 5th Year Anniversary, ScareLA Announces Expansion Plans and a New Venue!

Among the Fastest Growing Fan Conventions in the U.S., the Los Angeles Summer Halloween Show’s Rapid Growth Propels a Move to the City’s Largest Event Venue; The Los Angeles Convention Center to Become the Home of the Hit Con as ScareLA Expands to 200,000 sq.ft. this August 5-6, 2017
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 8, 2017 — Following a record-setting attendance in 2016, ScareLA, the Los Angeles Halloween convention, announced today its plans to expand to a new venue in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Convention Center, is set to become the show’s new home; West Hall will open doors to hundreds of Halloween vendors and thousands of fans under the theme “Monsters Come Together” on August 5-6, 2017.

Since debuting in 2013, ScareLA has captivated audiences by kicking off Halloween early. The show’s unique premise is combining a favorite U.S. tradition, Halloween, with the peak season for fun and travel, the summer. Set in the entertainment capital of the world, the convention is a mecca for horror fans of all ages. Attracting a record 12,000 attendees in 2016, ScareLA has become one of the fastest-growing independent conventions in the U.S. today.

“2017 marks a milestone for ScareLA and our fifth year anniversary,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Executive Producer and Founder. “To celebrate this occasion, we are brewing up an incredible mix of entertainment, and preparing for what is sure to be our biggest and best year yet. We are thrilled to welcome fans to our new home at the Los Angeles Convention Center, our city’s premier event venue. We believe our community deserves the very best and we are proud to take our place among the best shows in the country. ”

In 2016 more than 171 million Americans celebrated Halloween. Total spending in the U.S. reached a whopping $8.4 billion, an all-time high in the history of NRF’s annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights. The survey found that 7 in 10 consumers hand out candy on Halloween, and nearly half decorate their home or dress in costume.

ScareLA’s 2017 theme, “Monsters Come Together,” celebrates diversity, unity and tolerance. Created to bring people together in a celebration of the scary and unusual, the convention aims to build and strengthen community ties across diverse groups, backgrounds and interests, all united around the love for Halloween and creative expression.

ScareLA’s trademark combination of original immersive entertainment, on-site haunted house attractions, and diverse scare-themed programming have set a new standard for convention experiences nationwide. The show has solidified itself as the premier destination for a fast-growing audience which loves, lives and works in the scare entertainment industry. It spotlights the rich Southern California scare community, from its iconic seasonal theme park events, to haunted attractions, theater, film, escape rooms, interactive experiences, the who’s who of horror and more.

For more information, visit http://www.scarela.com.
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About ScareLA

ScareLA is the world’s first summer Halloween convention. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, education programming, world-class industry presentations, ScareLA draws thousands of professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.

About the Los Angeles Convention Center

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) is renowned internationally as a prime site for conventions, trade shows, and exhibitions. Professionally managed by AEG Facilities, the LACC attracts over 2.5 million visitors annually. The facility is an integral economic component to the Southern California area; based on historical averages the total economic impact based on direct and indirect spending is $548 million annually, generating and sustaining over 5,900 local jobs. The LACC also remains an enduring symbol of environmental sustainability and social responsibility, and is proud to be a LEED® Gold certified facility; the venue was recertified on the Gold level in 2015 making the LACC the largest convention center in the U.S. to receive LEED® EB:O+M Gold recertification. For more information, please visit lacclink.com

THE DEADLY 7 EMERGE FROM THE FOG TO UNLEASH HAVOC AT KNOTT’S SCARY FARM

The Green Witch’s Sadistic Crew Is Back To Terrorize The Park At Scary Farm
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The Deadly 7, a sadistic crew of terrifying monsters representing each of the seven deadly sins, return to the fog of Knott’s Scary Farm this year. Together they will prowl the darkest corners of Scary Farm’s midways and scare zones serving their master, The Green Witch.

More hair-raising news will be unveiled for Scary Farm’s 44th season at Midsummer Scream and ScareLA. The world-renowned event features mazes, sinister shows and spectacular interactive experiences. Both events will host exclusive panels featuring the Scary Farm creators and designers.

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Members of the Scary Farm creative team will be featured during Scary Farm
panels at both Midsummer Scream and ScareLA:

The Midsummer Scream presentation will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST in the Grand Ballroom

The ScareLA presentation will be held on Saturday, August 6 , 2016 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PST at the Main Stage

Mid-Summer Scream: Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
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ScareLA: Pasadena Convention Center
300 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101
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For more information on both events please visit:

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ScareLA Announces 2016 Convention Dates

The Hit Summer Halloween, Horror and Haunt Convention Launches Ticket Pre-sale; Unveils 2016 Event Theme

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ScareLA, the Southern California Halloween convention, is excited to announce the dates of its 2016 event today. ScareLA 2016 is set to take place at the Pasadena Convention Center on August 6 and 7, 2016. An expanded showroom space of over 100,000 sq. ft. will accommodate the con’s growing list of vendors, attractions, and entertainment.

The 2016 convention theme, “Season of the Witch,” and tagline, “Cast a Dark Spell on the Summer,” are dedicated to celebrating all things spooky, scary and unusual in SoCal and beyond; featuring a playful themed logo by artist Mary J. Hoffman (aka BoogerVampire).

“ScareLA is proud to be the summer sneak peek of the West Coast Halloween season,” said Lora Ivanova, ScareLA Founder and Executive Producer. “We not only showcase the top horror content creators in the area but also pioneer new interactive and immersive experiences unlike anything patrons can experience at a typical fan or comic-book convention. We have many exciting surprises in store for 2016 and plan on unleashing our darkest magic on Los Angeles this August!”

The ScareLA convention features original Halloween entertainment and programming. This year attendees can enjoy: an expanded showfloor in two halls featuring over 200 curated vendors, artists and exhibits; presentations and exclusive reveals of the area’s top attractions and theme parks; an extensive schedule of classes, workshops, and demos for all ages; children’s programming; mini haunt experiences, screening room, interactive exhibits, games, cosplay, costume party and more.

Debuting in 2013, ScareLA was created to celebrate the diverse Halloween industry and community of the West Coast – from its iconic seasonal theme park events to home haunts. The event has become a mecca for horror fans and families in Los Angeles and beyond, extending the Halloween season through the summer. Attracting close to 10,000 guests in 2015, ScareLA is one of the fastest growing independent conventions in the U.S. to-date.

ScareLA’s ticket pre-sale launches this week with aggressive discounts up to 50% off for loyal fans and past attendees. To buy tickets or learn more about ScareLA’s 2016 plans, visit the ScareLA website at http://www.scarela.com.

 

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Announced today! Elvira will be the official host of SCARELA 2016

About ScareLA
Founded in 2013, ScareLA is the Southern California convention dedicated to all things Halloween. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, the event celebrates the American scare season traditions and the diverse cultural heritage of the Greater Los Angeles region. Featuring hundreds of specialty vendors, extensive education programming, world-class industry panels and presentations, ScareLA draws over 10,000 professionals, fans and families from the U.S. and abroad to celebrate Halloween early every summer. The large-scale summer festival is one of the fastest growing independent fan conventions in the U.S. addressing a $10 billion Halloween industry worldwide.For more information, visit isit http://www.scarela.com.

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Panel at ScareLA 2015

Dark Harbor Panel Sunday Aug. 8th at ScareLA

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During my weekend at ScareLA I had the chance to check out Dark Harbor and see what they are up too this season! Last year I visited for the first time and I loved it, This year I plan on going at least twice! The Panel included senior events entertainment manager  Charity Hill, Executive talent director David Wally, creative director JJ Wickham, and The Ringmaster!!!!! She’s soooo funny love her!

The Mazes

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Returning this season are CIRCUS, DEADRISE, SOULMATE, B340, And VOODOO VILLAGE

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New Stuff

ALL NEW! LULLABY MAZE
Ring around the rosey, a pocket full of nightmares. The new Lullaby maze takes the visitor on a spine tingling trip through the story of little Scary Mary. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Mary’s looking for playmates to join her on the other side of hell. Will you succumb to the youngster’s pranks and tricks, or will you escape with your soul intact?

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ALL NEW! SIDE SHOW OF FREAKS AND ODDITIES

Don’t be afraid to peek behind the curtain. Our all new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities gives you a glimpse into the secretive world of our side show circus performers. Enjoy a cocktail and take in a performance by one of our oddities as they put their highly unusual talents on display for your enjoyment.

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Also a new Paintball experience, sounds like fun!

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More info on Dark Harbors event go to http://www.queenmary.com/events/dark-harbor/

Watch the full panel here!

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Knott’s Scary Farm Panel at ScareLA Aug. 9th 2015

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I spend the weekend at ScareLA and let me tell you so much to see and do, ill get to that on another post but for now its all about Scary Farm 😉

Its nice to finally hear something about Scary Farm this year, I think this is one of the longest times they have waiting to tell us something, but some news is here and it sounds really exciting! Infected is coming back and this time its just one long mission, also you have the ability to get better guns, The Gunslingers Gave will be back with added Werewolf’s. The Toothfarry will be back as will with an all new added KEY ROOM!!!!! Lets see….. The Haunt Season pass is coming back this year for $80.00 dollars $70.00 for pass holders plus you can add parking, if you already have parking for the regular season you are good to go. Elvira will be making her way back at the Ghoul Time Theatre for a 3rd year in a row now Also something new for the daytime and kids on the weekends at Camp Snoopy! Knott’s Spoky Farm! Games, mazes, activity’s,  and Snoopy! Knott’s Scary Farm Tickets and Passes are on sale now  visit https://www.knotts.com/scaryfarm/ for more info!

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DEAD OF WINTER

Escape the icy grasp of the chilling Snow Queen in the The Dead of Winter. Backed by a ravenous beastly army of resurrected Viking warriors, she is hellbent on avenging her beloved family’s murder, and preys upon any unsuspecting visitors who foolishly enter the borders of her icy domain.

Skeleton Key Room at this maze!

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THE GUNSLINGER’S GRAVE: A BLOOD MOON RISES

“A Blood Moon Rises” continues the story of The Gunslinger. The Red hand gang has disturbed a burial ground that contained a SkinWalker relic, that has transformed them into Werewolves under the Blood Moon Curse. Return to the Old West and walk in the bloody footsteps of a betrayed and left for dead gunslinger on his path to retribution. This journey back in time takes guests on a trail of terror through abandoned gold mines, a treacherous corral, a seedy saloon and a final showdown at town hall.

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Bloodthirsty werewolves have overrun the crime stricken town
Explore the Skinwalkers’ Lair
More Scares

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TOOTH FAIRY

This twisted tooth fairy steals more than just baby teeth as he drags his victims out their bedroom window and into a world of deranged dentistry. Unbelievable special effects include a blackout room through which guests must feel their way out, a disorienting x-ray strobe light room, and a final encounter with the massive tooth fairy, himself. Say aahhh.

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More Horrifying Finale
Skeleton Key Room

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SPECIAL OPS: INFECTED – PATIENT ZERO
Survive the Zombie Apocalypse in an All-Out War!

Back by overwhelming demand, guests can enlist to fight the zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in the interactive experience, Special Ops: Infected – Patient Zero. This ambitious attraction was the first of its kind in North America. Armed with specially designed laser guns, brave groups of Knott’s Scary Farm guests will embark on missions, led by their Squad Leader – a loud mouthed, take-no-prisoners commander charged with turning guests into soldiers.

Groups must work together to fend off zombies and complete terrifying missions before time runs out. If zombies drag their bodies too close, the un-infected’s guns temporarily deactivate, compromising the safety of the entire team. Soldiers with the deadliest aim will be celebrated with a tally of the number of zombies killed on display board for other survivors to see each night in base camp.

Special Ops: Infected seamlessly integrates interactive gaming technology with an immersive mountainous landscape, delivering a breakthrough interactive haunted experience that is as terrifying as it is challenging. Missions will take guests through a variety of wilderness terrains, including the unpredictable barrel bridges across the rushing river, through the dark caverns, and through mysterious backwoods. Six acres of the beloved theme park is now home to mutinous, scream-inducing zombies, and the time has come for a harrowing Special Ops survival mission.

There is no additional charge for Special Ops: Infected.

NEW FOR 2015
New High Tech Laser Guns
Twice As Many New Challenging Missions
More Blood-Thirsty Zombies

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ELVIRA’S ASYLUM

Elvira, the legendary Mistress of the Dark, returns to Knott’s Scary Farm in a spectacular all-new nightly show, Elvira’s Asylum, which transports guests to an asylum of music, dance and comedy.

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In honor of Elvira’s return to Knott’s Scary Farm, the Nautilus merchandise shop will become Elvira’s Boo-tique, where fans can purchase stylish apparel and sinfully fun products featuring and inspired by the Legendary Mistress of the Dark.

Each night, a limited number of guests who spend at least $50 at Elvira’s Boo-tique during Knott’s Scary Farm will get a chance to meet Elvira between performances of “Elvira’s Asylum” and collect her signature on one of the purchased items.

Knott’s Scary Farm is the only place Elvira can be seen this Halloween season, and Elvira’s Boo-tique offers fans a once in a lifetime meet and greet opportunity!

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BOO-FET WITH EARLY ENTRY

Knott’s Boo-fet dinner invites guests to feed the beast before Knott’s Scary Farm opens each night.

Dine on a frightfully delicious buffet meal while monsters scare and delight you throughout your meal. Meals include a collectible 2015 souvenir cup, which provides unlimited complimentary refills during the night of first use, and 99¢ refills for the rest of 2015. After dinner, enjoy early entry into select parts of Knott’s Scary Farm before it opens to other mortals.

Boo-fet dinner is $26.99 online / $32.99 at the door (plus applicable taxes and fees).

Separate Scary Farm admission is required and not included with a Boo-fet ticket.

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FRIGHT LANE WITH SKELETON KEY

Fright Lane with Skeleton Key offers unlimited priority access to 10 mazes all night long. The Skeleton Key, which is included with all Fright Lane passes, unlocks a secret extra room inside of five mazes. Receive a commemorative lanyard and collectible keychain with purchase (While supplies last)!