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Conventions are large semi-formal gatherings that usually include teaching and discussion panels, a merchants' room, and occasionally other events. There are several conventions that are specifically for or take into account special effects around the world.

Conventions in the U.S.Edit

Midwest Haunters Convention

Website: http://www.midwesthauntersconvention.com

Description: "The Midwest Haunters Convention is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving haunted attraction industry professionals, home haunters, and enthusiasts."  -MHC site

Events include seminars and workshops on special effects make-up and airbrushing, prop/scenic design and electronics, and business.

Location and Date: Columbus, OH (Jun. 7-9, 2013)


Goo-Con

Website: http://www.goo-con.com

Description: New speical effects convention featuring panels and demos on everything from sculpting, mold-making and casting to applying prosthetics and airbrushing.

Location and Date: Atlanta, GA (Jul 13-14, 2013)


Comic-Con

Website: http://www.comic-con.org

Description: Primarily focusing on comics, sci-fi and fantasy, this convention often includes many dealers, special guests, panels and other events that focus on special effects.

Location and Date: San Diego, CA (Jul. 18-21, 2013)


Monsterpalooza

Website: http://www.monsterpalooza.com

Description: "A three day celebration of all things monster related."

Location and Date: Burbank, CA (Oct. 11-13, 2013)


IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Shows)

Website: http://www.imats.net

Description: Trade shows that focus on all aspects of make-up, from fashion to special effects work and body painting.

Locations and Dates:

Pasadena, CA (Jan 17-19, 2014)

New York, NY (Apr. 11-13, 2014)


Face and Body Art International Convention

Website: http://www.fabaic.com

Description: Includes panels, classes, etc covering all aspects of face and body art, from face painting to body airbrushing.

Location and Date: Ft Lauderdale, FL (May 21-25, 2014)


International ConventionsEdit

IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Shows)

Website: http://www.imats.net

Description: Trade shows that focus on all aspects of make-up, from fashion to special effects work and body painting.

Locations and Dates:

Vancouver, Canada (Jul. 27-28, 2013)

Sydney, Australia (Sept. 21-22, 2013)

Toronto, Canada (Nov. 9-10, 2013)

London, UK (Jun. 22-23, 2014)

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