LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2014 /Emag.co.uk/ — ScareLA, the first-ever Southern California Halloween convention, announced today it will return to downtown Los Angeles on August 9 and 10, 2014 at The Reef (formerly LA Mart). The event celebrates the West Coast’s Halloween, haunt, and horror fans with exclusive presentations, hands-on education, onsite attractions and a show floor designed to inspire and promote play. Limited-time presale tickets are now available for purchase at www.scarela.com.
The convention’s 2014 program will feature previews and behind-the-scenes looks at the most anticipated Halloween events in the region. Participants include: Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Halloween Haunt, Los Angeles Haunted Hayride, The Great Horror Campout, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor and over 30 other top local scare attractions.
“If you are in the Halloween industry, ScareLA is a must. It’s the only convention of its kind that allows us to touch our fans, interact with our colleagues and expand our networks in this market. And it’s a ton of fun,” shares Melissa Carbone, owner of Ten Thirty One Productions.
Opening its doors for the first time in 2013, ScareLA attracted nearly 4,000 passionate Halloween fans, professionals and members of the media. The excitement the event generated carried well into the fall resulting in new collaborations, boosted attraction attendance and an invigorated scare entertainment community.
“ScareLA shines a spotlight on everything that makes Los Angeles and the Southwest the ultimate Halloween destinations in America – from premier theme parks, a passionate indie haunter community, to the proximity of Hollywood, the home of horror,” shares David Markland, who co-produces the event with Lora Ivanova. Ivanova adds, “The West Coast is brimming with talent and haunting history just waiting to be discovered. Are you curious about hidden urban haunts? Want to get a head start on your Halloween costume? Interested in creating your own attraction or going pro? Get your scary inspiration at ScareLA!”
ScareLA sets itself apart from other conventions by engaging attendees with interactive and educational experiences at every turn. Guests have the unique opportunity to meet and learn from the nation’s best professionals and artists with a full lineup of hands-on workshops, demonstrations and classes. From make-up to costumes, pumpkin carving to Halloween party tips, fans of all ages will get the chance to roll up their sleeves and play.
This year’s ScareLA will also feature an unprecedented lineup of interactive experiences and a show floor full of unique Halloween merchandise.
To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.scarela.com. Share, inspire, play – ScareLA.