2015 Schedule of Events and Activities


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Meals


Meals will be provided at Great Lakes FrightFest, however we ask that you help out by bringing both a dish to pass for the pot luck dinner as well as additional food supplies that will be used to help feed everyone (See the registration form or email us at GreatLakesFrightFest@gmail.com for information on how to do this).

We will provide:
Coffee, tea, creamer, sugar, hot coco, OJ, plates, bowls, napkins, plastic silverware, styrofoam cups, condiments

What to bring:
Your beverages, snacks, munchies, a Dish To Pass for the pot luck dinner and canned goods for the food drive!

FRIDAY:
 ♦ Dinner: The KK's Keeper's Chili

 

SATURDAY:
 ♦ Breakfast: Cereal, coffee cake, coffee, tea OJ
 ♦ Lunch: Chili, Hotdogs and Chips
 ♦ Dinner: Potluck (bring a dish to pass)

 


SUNDAY:
 ♦ Breakfast: Pancakes, sausage links, coffee, tea, milk, OJ  ♦ Lunch: Left Overs from Potluck

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Great Lakes FrightFest At A Glance


THURSDAY:
 ♦ Set up camp, start on your Haunted House room
 ♦ Meals "on your own"


FRIDAY:
 ♦ Breakfast and Lunch "on your own"

 ♦ Finish assembling campsite
 ♦ Set up individual sites
 ♦ Campfire social
 ♦ Dinner
 ♦ Entertainment: The Rocky and Friends, Ray Skyfire, Countess willow and Clowns, Clowns, Clowns

SATURDAY:
 ♦ Haunter's Show and Tell

 ♦ Welcoming announcements
 ♦ Haunt Related Demos
 ♦ Children's activities periodically throughout the day
 ♦ Pot Luck Dinner
 ♦ Raffle & Door Prizes

 ♦ Children's hayride

 ♦ Fog Off
 ♦ Haunters Against Hunger Haunted House

 ♦♦ Entertainment:The Ring of Steel Action Troop

From Ann Arbor, Michigan
 ♦ Breakfast, lunch & dinner


SUNDAY:
 ♦ Haunt Related Demos
 ♦ Children's activities periodically throughout the day
 ♦ Tear Down
 ♦ Breakfast & lunch


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2015 Demos, Workshops and Events

2015

Speakers, Classes, Demos and Times

This is just a list of tentative Speakers and Demos

Classes, speakers and times subject to change.

Classes and Demo's are listed with yellow titles, Work Shops and Make & Takes are listed with orange titles.

 

- Make n Takes - Please Pre-register on Message Board
http://greatlakesfrightfest.com/mboard/viewforum.php?f=19

 

FRIDAY

 

 
- DINNER -
 
6:30 - til it's gone
- KK's Kkeeper's Famous Chili -
6:00 - 8:00

- EARLY REGISTRATION -

 
Please register at the registration tent to receive your GLFF wrist band (one per person) and "goody bag" (one per family).
This allows us to keep an accurate head count of whom all attends.
Please !
Drop off your "haunted house can goods" at the "drop off tent" and you will receive a second wristband for entering the haunted house. This way you will not have to carry all those heavy items while standing in line.
 
 
8:00 - ???

- ENTERTAINMENT -

 

Rocky & Friends - belly dancing troop

Ray Skyfire - Professional Fire performer

Countess wilo

&

Clowns, Clowns, Clowns

 

 

 

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SATURDAY

 

Opens at 8:30
till noon

- REGISTRATION -

 
Please register at the registration tent to receive your GLFF wrist band (one per person) and "goody bag" (one per family).
This allows us to keep an accurate head count of whom all attends.
Please !
Drop off your "haunted house can goods" at the "drop off tent" and you will receive a second wristband for entering the haunted house. This way you will not have to carry all those heavy items while standing in line.
 
8:00 - 9:30
- BREAKFAST -
Continental Style - Cereal, fruit, coffee cakes, coffee, tea, milk, OJ etc.
 
 
     
 
9:15 - 9:30
- Welcoming Announcements -
Kkrazy
Kkaren
 

- Classes and Demo's in YELLOW - - Make & Takes in ORANGE

 

- Make n Takes - Please Pre-register on Message Board
http://greatlakesfrightfest.com/mboard/viewforum.php?f=19

 
 
 
- Additional - Make & Takes - will may be offered throughout the weekend, check at GLFF for times -
Please register on the message board and pay at the class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classes
 
9:30 - 10:00
Fire Safety - Protecting Your Haunt - Brian will discuss and demonstrate typical fire hazards and what can happen if not corrected. What things to look for and what things not to do in your haunt. As well as what to do if something does happen, the proper steps to take and the correct use of modern fire extinguishers. Also, a short demo and the downfalls of your basic visqueen (black plastic) vs flame retardant poly. Or better put how not to burn your haunt down.
Brian Pennell
Agonal Haunts
10:00 - 11:00
Haunter's Story Hour - We all have had those “OMG” moments happen to us at our Halloween events… And with this being the Final FrightFest event…, We thought this might be something fun to do. Crazy Bob will start the hour off telling a few of his most memorable moments from his 25 years in this wonderful industry and then we would love to have as many of you as possible share your favorite and most memorable moments as well! Be it funny, scary, unexplained or touching, etc…
Feel free to make it a Show and Tell if you want… Share the Scare with Us!!!
Celebrating his 26th Year as Owner/ Operator of The Haunted Hydro, Fremont, Ohio and just returning from Australia – Conducting an Actors Training Program
Crazy Bob Turner
Haunted Hydro
10:00 - 11:30
(Tent - # 1)
Glowing Eyes Part 1 of 2 - Make & Take - Would you like to create glowing eyes that peer out from dark corners or from the foliage, but don't want to bother with extension cords, switches, or electronics? Bob will help you build your own simple, self-contained glowing-eye prop!
Caution: this Make-n-Take includes the use of sharp blades to cut masking tape. Assistance with this can be provided.
Cost: $12.00, and includes all materials to build your own Glowing Eyes Prop.
Class size limited to 12
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Bob Vaillencourt
10:00 - 11:30
(Tent - # 2)
Keepsake GLFF Tombstone - Make & Take - Keepsake GLFF tombstone (12"x12" foam).
Using tools such as foam cutters, sand paper, templates, and paints: Create your own, one of a kind tombstone.
Cost: $5.00, and includes all materials and tools to build your own Keepsake tombstone.
Class size limited
Registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Paula Doyle
Poor Man Props
11:00 - 12:00
A Demo for Techys - TBA- A “Techy” demo: - sensors? Or recap of pneumatics? TBA
Owner/Operator of Chicago’s Haunt 31, Founding member of the Chicago Haunt Builders
Toby Wrolson
Haunt 31
11:00 - 12:00
(Tent - # 3)
Keepsake (GLFF) Pillow - Make & Take - Keepsake Tee Shirt Pillow
An XL shirt is needed, any kind of shirt will do...spooky, travel, GLFF.
I will have the pillow insert, the sizing for the back of the tee shirt material,14x14 will be the size of the pillow.
Cutting board, cutting wheels, and template will be supplied. You may want to bring some scissors...
Cost: $12.00, and includes all materials (except t-shirt) and tools to make your own Keepsake Pillow.
Class size limited
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Carol Lake
Haunted Hydro
11:30 - 12:30
(Tent - # 2)
Halloween String Art - Make & Take - Halloween String Art *Bring a hammer

The boards are approximately 11" square and they can choose from natural finish or black-painted. I also have patterns for Spiders & Spiderwebs, Owls and Cats.
Cost: $7.00 each project, This includes the board, nails, string, pattern and instructions.
I will have several hammers to use, but it would be better if everyone brought their own.

 

Class size limited 25 students/projects
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Mid Evil Mel
12:00 - 1:00
- LUNCH -
 
 
12:30 - 1:00
Distressing Steel and Iiron: How make it rust almost instantly -Making New - Look Old - NOW !

Jim is a 25 year veteran at the Haunted Hydro, Fremont, Ohio
If it need to be done at a haunt Jim has probaly has done, and some thing most people would have never think of. In this have hour Jim will make new metal look old and rust right before your eyes. A must see to use in any haunt.
Jim Bevins
1:00 - 2:00
(Tent - # 1)
Glowing Eyes Part 2 of 2 - Make & Take - This is a continuation of the earlier Make & Take NOT a new one.
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Bob Vaillencourt
 
1:00 - 2:00
Monsters of Your Nightmares - Want to really bring your haunt creatures to life? Come join as movie creature performer and creator Rebecca Sharpe leads you into the depths of reanimating the monsters of nightmares! Owner/ Operator Sharpe Costumes, Manchester, Michigan
Rebecca Sharpe
Sharpe Costumes
2:00 - 3:00
Making the jump from Home Haunting to a Pro Haunt! - A step by step guide for using your amateur Haunt experience to create a commercial money making Haunted Attraction. In many cases a home haunt becomes so successful that either the neighborhood, the authorities or the haunter's spouse forbid another year of operation. At that point the haunter has the choice to stop haunting cold turkey or go pro. Unfortunately, making the jump from home haunting to pro haunting is not as easy as it looks, and many first time haunt fail in the first year. In this informative session, industry icon Leonard Pickel of Hauntrepreneurs themed attraction design and consulting will walk attendees though the basic steps of going pro. Turn your Halloween hobby into a profit center in 13 scary steps!

Leonard has designed over 200 commercial Haunted Houses since 1976, United States & world wide Owner of Haunt Con and Chicago Frights and previous owner of Haunted Attraction Magazine.
Leonard Pickle
HAuNTcon
2:00 - 3:00
(Tent - # 2)
 
 
Distress Signs - Make & Take - Distressed signs (includes all supplies)
All signs are approximately 9" X !2" - except as noted.
If available, I would be willing to sell some stickers after if anyone is interested.
Cost: $10.00, and includes all materials to build your own Glowing Eyes Prop.
Class size limited to 10, then we can see if we can take more.
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Lisa Carmer
2:30 - 4:00
(Tent - # 1)
Wiper Motor Ground Breaker - Make & Take - "GLFF version of the - Wiper Motor Ground Breaker" $50.00
A "ground breaker" can be a few different ideas. In the GLFF version we will be building the frame of a half torso that looks like he's pushing himself out of a grave with both of his arms, straight up, evenly. This is an economy rendition of the "Wiper Motor Ground Breaker" by Spider Hill Prop Works. This is another exciting moving PVC frame prop workshop by Jim Wieme that you can dress up and set up for your haunt when you're done. This one is a bit more pricey and bit more advanced, but it's also a bit more powerful with the more expensive wiper motor.
 
Here is a link to the Spider Hill version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA33ibzEKoc
 
Cost: $50.00, and includes all materials to build your own Ground Breaker.

*****Because these are a bit pricey, I would like to have people sign up in advance by e-mail to jaws01@gmail.com Limit to 15 kits available.

Class size limited to 15
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Jim Wieme
3:00 - 4:00
Special Effects Make-Up Artists - Demo - Beth and Roger are, from Cleveland and are widely know for their talents and Guest appearances across the US
Beth & Roger Miller
4:00 - 5:00
Fire, Fire, Fire - Well Know Theatre Bizarre performer
 
 
 
5:15
- Dinner -
Enjoy a feast you have never experienced before.
 
To Follow Dinner
Raffles
During this time we will be raffling off our fantastic prizes so graciously donated by our sponsors.
 
Proceeds to benefit Gleener's Food Bank and Monroe County Humane Society.
 
 
8:00 ish - ?

Memorial

Balloon Release

 

Remember you love one lost, say goodbye to GLFF or whatever best wishes you want to send into the sky.

Biodegradable, helium balloons will be availible for a donation, with proceeds going back to Cancer Research.

See Missy Phillips for details

 
8:30 - 9:00ish
 

It's Back - The Great Fog Off - sponsored by Froggy's Fog
 
Bring you biggest and baddest fogger / chiller and help kick off our fifteenth and final -
Haunters Against Hunger Haunted House.

In years past we've been able to fill the entire campground with fog for everyone's enjoyment.

 
 
 
9:30ish - ???
ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

 
 
9:30ish - ???

15th and Final

"Haunters Against Hunger" Haunted House ! !

We'll miss you ! !

 
This is our 15th Annual event to raise non-perishables food items,
benefiting Gleener's Food Bank and Monroe County Humane Society.
 
 
Haunters Against Hunger
9:30 - ???

"Social Time" - Visit with old friends as well as make new ones. Sit around the campfire and enjoy yourself.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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SUNDAY

 

8:30 - 9:30
- Breakfast -
Pancakes, sausage links, cereal, fruit, coffee, tea, milk OJ etc.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classes
 
9:00 - 9:30
Zombie Skin Demo - Demo -Steve will demostrate the eazy to use Zombie Skin product to make realistic cuts and wounds. This is one awesome product.
Steve Toby
Poor Man Props
9:30 - 10:00
Faux Book Demo - Demo - Learn how to create faux books using sheet foam. Stack them up to enhance your spooky decor or create spell books for your witch's potion shelf. Cutting and shaping techniques will be demonstrated along with painting and detailing.
Jennifer at will show how she makes realistic, lightweight books for all you haunted rooms and book cases. These thing can fool anyone.
Jennifer Swkawski
10:00 - 11:00
EVA Foam and Costuming - Demo - Brian will demonstrate and discuss how he built uses EVA foam to make some realy cool and realistic Steam Punk costumes as well as many other use for this unique foam.
Brian Pennell
Agonal Haunts
10:00 - 11:00 (tent # 2)
Tie Dye Tee Shirt - Make & Take - Make and keep your very own Tie Dyed tee shirt, reminiscent of the 1960’s (do your remember the 60's?, well then I guess your really weren’t there, LOL.)
Please bring a laundered (avoid fabric softener) white tee, long or short sleeve tee with you to Great Lakes FrightFest to participate in the Halloween Tie Dye make & take workshop. We will have a great selection of haunted/Halloween colors so you can mix and match and create a wearable work of art.
Cost: $2.00, and includes all materials except your shirt.
Class size limited.
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Karen Murphy
10:00 - 11:30 (tent # 1)
PVC Candles - Make & Take - Make LED Candles of different heights using hot glue guns and LED candle inserts.
Cost: $5.00, and includes all materials except your shirt.
Class size limited.
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
C.J. Saganek
Poor Man Props
11:00 - 12:00
Outdoor Haunted Attractions - How to Sart and Run One On a Really Tight Budget. - Mark & MidEvil Mellanie Goldsmith have run a successful Outdoor Charity Haunted Trail in Central Minnesota for nearly 11 years. Join in this lively seminar as they discuss what works & what doesn't, outdoor tips & tricks, scare stories and how to design your haunt no matter what the lighting is.
 
Come early and get a checklist for starting-up your own Outdoor Haunted Attraction.
Midevil Mel
Mark Goldsmith
11:30 - 12:30
(tent # 1)
Day of the Dead Ornaments - Make & Take - Decorate your own sugar skull Christmas ornaments. Four different "blanks" available.
Paint, brushes, glitter, sequins, and ribbon will be provided for you to create a one of a kind ornament.

 

This is meant to be for adults, but if your child would like to make an ornament - a parent MUST be present at all times.
Cost: $2.00 each 2 for $5:00, and includes all materials.
Class size limited.
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Lisa Carmer
12:00 - 1:00 (tent # 2)
No Sew Haunt / Halloweeen T-Shirt Bag - This is an easy and fun class anyone can do. Suitable for all ages, parental participation is suggested for kids under age of 13.
Got a collection of old t-shirts with great spooky graphics? In this class we will up cycle them into a tote! Since this class is no sew, no special skills are needed.
What you need to bring
  • A new or old Haunt/Hall T-Shirt. If you have extra shirts that you wouldn't mind parting with bring them along. Someone that didnt bring a shirt might be willing to throw you a few bucks so they can participate
  • Scissors (If everyone brings a pair things will move quicker)
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Karen Murphy
12:00 - 1:00
Making silicone casts from silicone caulk and corn starch - Demo -
Gnora
Ford-Lepthien
1:00 - 2:00
 
- LUNCH -
 
1:30 - 2:00
Faux Up Your Walls - Demo - Trying to come up with ways to avoid black walls in your haunt? Want to find some new ways to make your scenes and rooms more effective/immersive/believable? Dustin and Dusti will demonstrate some painting techniques, ranging from quick and dirty to detailed effects that anyone can master.
Dustin & Dusti Morton
 
2:00 -
- AWARDS -
Announcement of our winners of the Best Haunted House Room and Best Campsite Awards
 
3:00
- STAFF ONLY -
Keepsake (GLFF) Pillow - Make & Take - Keepsake Tee Shirt Pillow
An XL shirt is needed, any kind of shirt will do...spooky, travel, GLFF.
I will have the pillow insert, the sizing for the back of the tee shirt material,14x14 will be the size of the pillow.
Cutting board, cutting wheels, and template will be supplied. You may want to bring some scissors...
Cost: $12.00, and includes all materials (except t-shirt) and tools to make your own Keepsake Pillow.
Class size limited
Pictures and registration on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Carol Lake
 
 

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2015 Kids Activities

 

FRIDAY

 

 
Thank You ! ! - Becky and all those who help out on our wonderful children's progam
 
Click here to go to Message Board for details of activities
 
Friday Evening
6:00
Relay Race / Cardboard Boat Building - Team sign up at the pavilion
Rules: Children must have a team of 3 to 6 members and at least one over the age of 12.
Only GLFF registered guests with wrist bands can participate.
See rules below
Click here to go to Message Board for details of activities

 

SATURDAY

 

9:30 am
Saturday Morning
 
Relay Race FOR Cardboard Boat Supplies
Click here to go to Message Board for details of activities
 
  • Cardboard Boat Building - Team registration and boat building
  • Rules: Children must have a team of 3 to 6 members and at least one over the age of 12.
  • Only GLFF registered guests with wrist bands can participate.

 

Click here to go to Message Board for detail of activities
 
Saturday Afternoon
 
  • Cardboard Boat Building – continued
  • Saturday Afternoon Craft – Tombstone Decorating
Click here to go to Message Board for detail of activities
 
Saturday Afternoon
5:00
Cardboard Boat Race at the Beach !
 
Saturday After Dinner Activies
6:00
Face Painting
* Professional Face Painting by Linda *
  • Signup sheet at the pavilion on Saturday Morning
  • Children under the age of 12 years old - one free face paint if signed up
  • Tweens - $2 donation
  • Adults - full face paint - $5 donation
   
Sunday Morning after Breakfast
 
*Piñata
  • Meet across from bathroom at tree near horseshoe pit

 

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