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The “Bermuda Triangle” of Halloween Conventions?

Halloween is coming, but maybe not fast enough for some. If you’re craving a taste of Halloween during Summer 2017, these four Halloween conventions can quench your thirst.

But beware. Check out how their points form a triangle.

Don’t be alarmed if you notice an uptick in Halloween activity in any of the cities hosting one of these fine conventions. (Or maybe even in any of the cities within the triangle. Halloween lovers will likely be passing through on their way to these Hallowcons.)

But if you do, now you’ll know why. It’s just the Halloween “Bermuda Triangle” effect at work.

What is a Hallowcon?

Halloween conventions are a hoot. If you love Halloween, you’ll find your tribe among these people.

Some offer tours of the Halloween haunted houses (both the actual real deal with actors and all, as well as lights on behind-the-scenes tours).

If you’re looking for costume or decoration ideas, you’ll find enough to make your imagination swim in delight –or terror.

There are workshops and panels of all varieties, offering everything from prop building tips and tricks to scare acting advice.

Most usually even have costume balls that allow you to don your scariest Halloween best. (In the middle of summer? Talk about trick or treat! YOW!)

Summer 2017’s Halloween Conventions

1. June 9-11, 2017: Midwest Haunters Convention – Columbus, OH

The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US, dedicated to ALL Haunters; actors, enthusiasts, home/pro haunters and Halloween enthusiasts. Open to the public the MHC features a tradeshow, education, chartered bus tours and entertainment; and it returns to Columbus, Ohio June 10-12, 2016 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Hyatt Regency for its 13th year.

2. July 29-30, 2017: Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival – Long Beach, CA

A summer festival celebrating the spirit of Halloween, haunts and horror.

3. August 5-6, 2017: ScareLA – Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to the first fan convention dedicated to the spirit of Halloween. ScareLA™ premiered in 2013. Situated in the entertainment capital of the world, ScareLA™ combines the city’s top talent and unique setting with a twist! The hit con brings Halloween to the summer to kick off the scare season and unveil the hottest attractions and products in SoCal every year. Mingle with thousands of fans, haunt entertainment professionals, top scare event designers and operators, makers, artists and filmmakers. Enjoy a weekend jam-packed with Halloween season teasers, attraction unveils, classes, industry panels, haunt tours, screenings, cosplay and games. Share, inspire, play – ScareLA!

4. August 26-27, 2017: Halloween & Hauntfest Show – Mesquite, TX

If you love Halloween, this convention is for you! Will help you throw the scariest Halloween party, make the coolest costume, and have the best decorated home in the neighborhood. Pro haunters, dedicated home haunters and just plain old Halloween lovers will all find things to love at the show.

More Where These Came From

Looking for other fun conventions this summer? Be sure to check out our Paracons & Horror Fests page.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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