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The World Famous SHOWBOAT Hotel & Convention Center offers the largest right to work exhibit space in Atlantic City over 125,000 gross square feet of space. There are NO union fees and plenty of room to park.  The location also features incredible ceiling height, nice meeting rooms, and plenty of restaurants and meeting places for everyone.  There is even beautiful plush carpeting over the entire convention show floor! 

You will be able to take elevators from your hotel room only 10 steps to the show room floor!   Then, another 10 steps off the showroom floor puts you in the heart of Summertime on the Atlantic City Boardwalk!   The Famous Steel Pier Amusement Rides will await you moments after you exit the showboat.  Hundreds of restaurants are available up and down the boardwalk and casino’s for your dining pleasure.   Right next to us will be the Hard Rock Café (and you will be able to see the upcoming Hard Rock Casino being built).

In addition to having the largest Halloween & Haunted Attraction Show Floor on the entire East Coast, we are using the most sophisticated software and management systems in the industry to streamline our conventions and keep costs down for you! Even our Classroom education is ala cart so that you can pick and choose what you like. We have spent tens of thousands in Website Design, SQL coding, and enhanced features to both Halloween University as well as the National Haunters Convention to allow some of the latest technology to be used for the Halloween and Haunt Industry.

Looking for something unique?  Try one of the Largest Ripley’s Believe it or not museums in the country!  Located right on the boardwalk just a short walk away from your hotel room.

The National Halloween Show & Haunters Convention Fantasy Event is like a huge reunion that you look forward every year to attending. We offer many of the features of a large haunt convention without the large bite out of your budget. If you are a Professional or Amateur haunter, a Halloween home or yard haunter, or just plan the coolest Halloween parties among all your friends, then this convention is for you. If you like to visit conventions or have never been to one before we welcome everyone who is into Goth, horror movies, classic movies, animatronics, robots, makeup, prop building, airbrushing, or just plain anything to do with Halloween to attend. Our seminars are top notch, and you will find vendors that have products and services that will amaze you.

For anyone in the past 10+ years who has been to a Pennsylvania Haunters Gathering (our predecessor) or an Eastern Haunters Convention they will tell you: our event is about networking, learning and having a good time. The vendors are coming out in droves with a huge variety of products from Animations to Promotional Products. This is a chance of a lifetime for haunts of every size to meet the vendors and other haunters face-to-face, see products in person, stock up on supplies, and have a great time.

You will have the opportunity to participate in informative seminars with industry professionals, win great haunt-related prizes, tour local top notch haunted attractions and even attend our costume ball. We invite you to browse our website, learn about our seminars, the convention show floor, our famous costume ball, our vendors, and our events. You can purchase tickets online at a discount, or at the door the weekend of the event at full price. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

We thank everyone who has helped with our growth and expansion and look forward to serving our friends, vendors, and patrons each year. It is our honor to bring you this event, and please let us know if there is anything we can do to make it better. It is only a great event, if you, the customer enjoy it and want to return each year.  We are the only national show remaining in the entire industry that is for Haunters and Halloween fans that is run by Haunters and Halloween fans.

Sincerely,
Robert Kocher Hightower
Xanthar of the Halloween Show

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