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454 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, New Hampshire,03052
Welcome to Nightmare New England Haunted House. Your #1 Haunted attractions hayrides and haunted houses October for New Hampshire and Massachusetts. NNE is located in Litchfield New Hampshire & is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween.... more.
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Ed Gannon, Spooky World, Berlin, Massachusetts
Saturday June 8th, 2013 - 9:30am - Ed Gannon -
Speaker Bio: Ed Gannon is the Owner of Something Wicked Productions, a full service haunted attraction design, buildout, and management company and Nightwing Graphics, a freelance graphic artist company for print, advertising, website graphics, and even photo restoration. Both are located in New England. He has enjoyed two decades of hands-on success in the haunt industry and 23 years in special-effects makeup, not to mention voice talent and a master pumpkin carver! He started professional haunting in NJ working with Rich Hanf. As Director of Attractions and Development for Massachusetts' Spooky World, he designed, built, and managed all entertainment aspects of "America's Halloween Theme Park" during its last 12 years of operation, before it moved to NH. Managing for many corporate clients such as AT&T helped prepare him to lead large workforces such as Spooky World's 300 plus employees each season. He continues to freelance for many haunted attractions across the country; most recently: Fright Kingdom - Nashua NH, Witch Mansion - Salem MA, Witches Woods - Nashoba Valley MA, Professor Nightmare LLC (NNE & Spooky World New Hampshire). And designed attractions for Frignt Factory, NC, Foxwoods Casino, CT, Salem, MA and Disney He has also created special effects, props, costuming, and makeup for several other Pro haunts, TV commercials & corporate videos. If you would like to hire Ed for any similar projects please contact him directly. www.somethingwickedproductions.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Nightmare Productions: About the Company
The International Monster Museum was a big challenge but well worth it work with the likes of Ed Gannon, former director of attractions at Spooky World and John Denley who is a world class Haunter.
Getting Into the Haunted Attraction Industry by Edward Gannon:So you want to start your own Haunted Attraction?Ed will help point you in the right direction.- Edward Gannon - Ed Gannon has been involved in the Haunted Attraction industry for 13 years.Formerly the Director of Attractions and Development at Spookyworld, Ed was very instrumental to the parks success.Last year Ed was involved with Hallowscream Park (www.hallowscreampark.com).A huge multi-event Haunted Attraction located at the Bayside Expo center in Boston, MA.He has presented at Transworld and other events on a number of topics and owns and operates Something Wicked Productions (www.somethingwickedproductions.com), a company that deals with most, if not all, facets of the Haunted Attraction industry.Ed even wrote a book called "The Painless Operations Manual for Haunters" and a CD of Krazy Klown music "Carnival After Midnight, Calliope Cacaphony". Ed has been a very good friend to the Haunt Club and has been involved in each years Gathering in one way or another since the beginning.This year Ed will talk to you about making the leap from Home/Yard haunter to professional.
New England Haunter's Gathering, pt. 5
Ed Gannon: Add motion to your hauntEd Gannon, formerly Director of Attractions and Development, at Spookyworld was instrumental to the park's success.Want to give those static props some life?How can you make a hand come out of your coffin or have a skeleton pop-up behind a tombstone?No matter if you are just getting started or have been scaring your neighborhood for years.Ed will show you how to make your haunt start jumping.