Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA
Looking for another reason to check out Midsummer Scream, this summer? Because going to the biggest Halloween and haunt convention around isn’t enough? Because finding out the latest news in this fall’s seasonal attractions hasn’t swayed you, nor has a whole realm of mini-haunts in the Hall of Shadows? What about all the people dressed up, or the spooktacular entertainment? Still no?
Well, how about a panel that was just announced that will focus on the world of immersive theater and what goes into crafting and creating these interactive productions? What if it features some of the biggest names in immersive theater? Would that persuade you? Because that’s happening this year at Midsummer Scream. The event runs August 3-4, and tickets are on sale now. What are you waiting for>
From the press release:
World Building Panel Presentation Coming to Midsummer Scream Featuring Some of the Most Celebrated Creators in the Industry
LONG BEACH, CA - Midsummer Scream, the world’s largest Halloween and horror fan convention, will assemble some of the top names in immersive world building on Sunday, August 4, at the Long Beach Convention Center.
The art of creative immersive experiences for guests - whether it be a terrifying haunt, theatrical production, or pop-up attraction - has become big business in the entertainment world. Southern California is home to many of the brightest minds and hottest talents in the industry, and Midsummer Scream is bringing some of them together on one stage to discuss their own experiences and creative processes with their fans!
World Building: Creating Alternate Realities and Immersive Experiences will feature film industry veteran Jon Braver, creator of the Delusion franchise; Bonnie Hallman, Director of Creative at Mycotoo, who has contributed greatly to Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood’s Horror Made Here, and both Westworld and Game of Thrones for SXSW; Justin Fix, founder of JFI Productions, creator of Creep Los Angeles, and The Willows; Aaron Keeling, Co-Founder of E3W Productions, writer/director of The House on Pine Street, and immersive productions including In Another Room, At the Bitter End, and collaboration with the Overlook Film Festival; and film director Darren Lynn Bousman, director of Saw II, Saw III, Saw IV, Repo! The Genetic Opera, and creator of The Tension Experience. Noah Nelson, Founder of No Proscenium, and Co-Founder of LEIA - the League of Experiential & Immersive Artists, will moderate the discussion.
“Immersive experiences have become a large draw for audiences wanting to become even more entangled in fantasy worlds, whether all-new concepts created from scratch by their creators, such as time travel at Delusion, into the haunting home of The Willows, or as part of marketing campaigns for existing franchises such as Westworld or Game of Thrones,” says Midsummer Scream Executive Director David Markland. “There’s no way to celebrate the darker side of themed entertainment and not have this evolving, popular segment of the industry in the spotlight at this year’s show. This is going to be an must-see presentation for many of the most dedicated fans out there.”
Tickets are on sale now at MidsummerScream.org. More news and information regarding Midsummer Scream 2019 will be announced in the weeks and months ahead.
About Midsummer Scream
Midsummer Scream is presented by David Markland (Executive Director), Gary Baker (Executive Producer), Claire Dunlap (Supervising Producer), and Rick West (Creative Director). Its goal is to showcase the diversity of Southern California’s haunt and horror community as a welcoming beacon for fans around the world to converge on Los Angeles for a weekend of excitement, networking and non-stop spooky fun! Be sure to follow Midsummer Scream on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Periscope for breaking updates and information.
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