The National Halloween Convention never fails to entertain convention attendees. This convention functions as a trade show–and it’s open to the public. Such a dynamic allows for a variety of vendors. Attendees can shop for discount Halloween decorations to professionally created haunt props costing thousands. The show also features talent, local groups, contests, and a popular costume ball.
This was my first year attending PhauxCon, a small but significant and introspective convention centered in Philadelphia. The ‘faux’ is a nod to the convention’s small size, which initially deterred me. However, the size of the convention provides a classroom or lecture-style feeling to the convention.
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Monster-Mania Convention (an event focusing on horror) at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I attended the event as a vendor, but had ample time to explore the convention as a fan while my colleagues worked at our vendor table.