2014 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 Apocalyptic Side Show Troop / Trio of Fire From Sylvania, Ohio

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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2014 Demos, Workshops and Events

2014

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.

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY

 

 
- DINNER -
 
6:30 - til it's gone
- KK's Kkeeper's Famous Chili -
7:30 - ??
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)
Karen Murphy
M. C. H. C.
Dusk - ???

- ENTERTAINMENT -

The Apocalyptic Side Show Troop -

&

Trio of Fire

 

 

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SATURDAY

 

Opens at 8:30

 

- 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.
 
 
8:00 - 9:15
Haunter's Show and Tell - Bring your pictures and videos (and a laptop to play them on) of your haunt, home haunt or party to share with others.
 
 
9:15 - 9:30
- Welcoming Announcements -
Kkrazy
Kkaren
 
 
 
 
- Additional - Make & Takes - will 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 !
 
 
Time
TBA
Spider Bead Jewelry - Make & Take - Due to the popularity of her classes Carol Harlow will offer two Classes this year.
Cost: $8.00 per Spider pin and $3.00 for the necklaces.
Each kit comes complete with everything you need, including Swarovski crystal beads, wire and instructions.
The location will be at Carol Harlow's Camp Site - # 17
Click here for a photo of spiders similar to what you will be making.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Carol Harlow
 
 
 
 
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 - 10:30
Revenge Tombstone - By Tara Lair - Paula will demonstrate and answer questions about one of your most exciting projects ... her version of Tara Lair's Revenge Tombstone. This thing looks awesome - take a look.
Click here for a video of Tara making this project.
Paula Doyle
M. C. H. C.
10:00 - 10:30
(Tent - # 2)
Coffin Grill - / Video - Demo / How-To - Steve will be playing a video of how he made his “one of a kind” coffin grill. This will show the entire process from concept to finish. What better way to cook up some fresh meat for friends and family, than with your very own coffin grill.
Click here for a photo of his finished his project.
Steve Frey
Pumpkin Embalmer
10:00 - 11:00
(Tent - # 1)
5 Gallon Bucket Air Conditioner - Make & Take - An inexpensive but effective way to cool off your tent at GLFF on those hot evenings.
A 5 gallon bucket, a foam liner, a small fan and a gallon milk jug filled with frozen water can provide you with approximately 5 hours cooling breezes to help you sleep through those HOT Great Lakes FrightFest nightss.
Cost: $30.00, and includes all materials to build a working "air conditioner" you can use tonight.
Click here for a photo of a finished product similar to what you can make.
Class size limited to 10.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Brian Taylor
G. L. F. F.
10:30 - 11:00
Introduction to the Air Brush - Robert, a fantastic artist in many mediums, has worked for the likes of Disney and others over the years. He will impart upon us from his vast knowledge the basics of getting started in air brushing. The different types of “brushes”, what they are good for and how to use them.
Robert Beech
Brandywind Cemetery
11:00 - 12:00
Training Your MONSTERS - How to keep those pesky little devils under control ! ! ! - Crazy Bob is the owner / operator of the longest continuously running haunt venues in the Great Lakes area: The Haunted Hydro ! ! ! Bob will speak volumes of fantastic wisdom regarding this matter. Some of the do's and don'ts. What things you really need to know, but never really thought about. Bob will without a doubt keep your attention for the entire hour. Come see Crazy Bob - and remember- Never, ever come alone !
Crazy Bob Turner
Haunted Hydro
11:00 - 12:00
(Tent - # 1)
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.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Karen Murphy
11:00 - 12:00
(Tent - # 2)
Mini LED Spots Lights - Make & Take - Brandon will demonstrate and assist you in making your own LED mini spot lights for your haunt. These little lights are great for lighting your tombstones and other props around your haunt without "over lighting" the entire area.
Cost: $5.00, and includes all materials to build your own mini LED spot lights.
Click here for a photo of a finished product similar to what you can make.
Class size limited.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Brandon Tucker
12:00 - 1:00
- LUNCH -
 
 
12:30 - 1:30
Special Effect - Masquerade Skin Mask - Jason wants to teach you how to be "appealing" for your next Halloween party or haunting event! He will show you affective ways to make a Masquerade Skin Mask that people will talk about for sure well after the event. Jason has done many special effect make-ups over the years for us, but this is one of his best - a must see class.
Click here for a photo of what will be demo-ed.
Jason Ervin
USS Nightmare
1:00 - 2:00
(Tent - # 1)
Outdoor Motion Sensor / Trigger for Props - Make & Take - This is a motion sensor mounted to a weather resistant electrical box with 2 outlets and a stake. You will be able to plug any 110 AC prop, light, or accessory into it and it will only be powered on when the motion sensor it tripped. These are great for extending the life of your props. By using this, you only run your props when there is someone there to see them, Plus they can be used to STARTLE your guests! and the prop will be activated automatically by the sensor.
Cost: $35.00, estimated, but will include all materials to build your own Trigger.
Click here for a photo of what you can make (Coming Soon)
Class size unlimited.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Jim Weimi
M. C. H. C.
1:30 - 2:30
Haunt Control / Programming in Layers - This class will take a look at several simple electrical control devices and their functions and explore how you can then "layer" them together to form a controller. Also covered is the use of commercially available haunt controllers and programming using the "button mashing" method in layers. This is a fantastic class for the home haunter. No better way to one up your neighbor than with electronic controled props.
Thirstin Howl IV aka Dave Doxey
Defrightful Industries
2:00 - 3:30
Halloween Altered Book -Make & Take - Paula will demonstrate and then help you make your very own Halloween Altered Book (spell book) This is a decoupage project turning an ordinary old hardbound book into a fantasic focal piece for any home or haunted house scene.
Cost: $12.00, and includes all materials to build your own Spell Book.
Click here for a photo of a finished product similar to what you can make.
Class size limited to 15.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Paula Doyle
M. C. H. C.
2:30 - 3:30
 
 
Mold Making - Part One - John, better known as "Johnny Chaos" designer creator and owner of Chaotic Creations FX Studios has been making masks and props for since he was a teenager in his basement.
John willI will demonstrate how to sculpt and design your own wounds and how to set it up. He will show you the basic box mold format (that every make up artist should have.) as well as how to pour the stone.
He will also talk about different casting materials, the advantages and disadvantages of the different materials and how to process materials in the mold. John will also talk about how to use the same set up to cast a silicone mold. John will bring some additional material so those wishing to use their knowledge of the process.
 
Both Part one and part two are great classes for the haunter wanting to learn how to incorporate casings into their haunt. But didn't know how to get started
John Lovell
3:30 - 4:30
Mold Making - Part Two - Jerry and Heidi discuss many different forms of mold and mold making as well as casting them. Including latex mold, silicon molds, resin casting, foam casting - both soft and hard foam, and plaster casting. During this session they will create a silicon mold and cast it. They will also cast several other existing types of molds (already made) using different materials (resin, foam, plaster) and should be able to de-mold them during the session. We will bring skull, weapon, and steampunk molds (to list a few) to cast.

 

Both Part one and part two are great classes for the haunter wanting to learn how to incorporate casings into their haunt. But didn't know how to get started
Heidi Randall
Jerry Seiler
3:30 - 5:00
Halloween Decorative Wreaths - Make & Take -
Something for those who like craft items. Easy to make. Anyone can do these.
I will be providing all of the supplies needed to make a Halloween deco mesh wreath like the one pictured below.
You are welcome to bring items of your own that you want to use on your wreath along with the items I will supply.
Cost: $20.00, and includes all materials to assemble your own Halloween wreath.
Click here for a photo of a finished product similar to what you can make.
Class size limited.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Jamie Pennell
4:30 - 5:30
Mastering the Art of Walking on Stilts - Jeremiah one of the great performers with the Apocalyptic Side Show has been performing on stilts for many years his experience has taught him a lot and he is now here to teach you. Jeremiah will discuss the different types of stilts available, the pros and cons of each and what to look for when buying your first stilt. He will also discuss the proper techniques in learning, what steps to take, and most importantly how not to get hurt while performing. This will be a very uplifting class for all.
Jeremiah
Van Fleet
 
 
 
6:00
- 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 - ?
The Great
"Silver Scream Contest"
 
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: We are KICKING off and PREMIERING this competition at GREAT LAKES FRIGHT FEST on May 31. Additional competitions will be held during the months of May – September. Competitions will be held at large locations and events across NW Ohio and Michigan. 5 finalists will be chosen from each location by a panel of local judges… and given local awards, certificates, etc... Videos will be taken of their SCREAM & posted on our Facebook page and the public will have 1 week to choose the winner…based upon the largest amount of LIKES & COMMENTS. The winner will then be given a special SILVER CERTIFICATE of ENTRY into the FINALS to be held at the HAUNTED HYDRO on a date to be announced at GLFF. This finalist trip includes 4 FREE VIP tickets to the Haunted Hydro for family and friends, T-shirt and other special perks! Finalists may also be chosen to be featured on the Hydro’s 25th Anniversary TV/Radio commercials. GRAND PRIZE TBA soon… working with sponsors to ensure an AMAZING PRIZE!
Full Details listed on the Message Board
Crazy Bob Turner
Haunted Hydro
9:30 - ????
ENTERTAINMENT

 

 
 
9:00 - ???

14th Annual

"Haunters Against Hunger" Haunted House ! !

 
This is our 14th Annual event to raise non-perishables food items,
benefiting Gleener's Food Bank and Monroe County Humane Society.
 
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

 

9:00 - 10:00
- Breakfast -
Pancakes, sausage links, cereal, fruit, coffee, tea, milk OJ etc.
Time
TBA
Spider Bead Jewelry - Make & Take - Due to the popularity of her classes Carol Harlow will offer two Classes this year.
Cost: $8.00 per Spider pin and $3.00 for the necklaces.
Each kit comes complete with everything you need, including Swarovski crystal beads, wire and instructions.
The location will be at Carol Harlow's Camp Site - # 17
Click here for a photo of spiders similar to what you will be making.
Please register on the message board and pay at class to instructor. Cash only, Please !
Carol Harlow
 
 
 
 
Classes
 
9:30 - 10:00
Scarecrow Hands - Demo -Bob will show how he designed and assembled his oversized hand for his scarecrow, using wood, wire and rope. These things look awesome and are poseable.
Bob Vailliencourt
 
10:00 - 11:00
3 Axis Mechanical Skull - Demo - Pat will show off his final electronic creation. "It walks, it talks, it's alive", not really but it sure acts like it is. You'll be so impressed you'll want to build one of your very own.
Pat Sherwood
11:00 - 11:30
Simple, Fancy Fence - Demo - Brandon will demonstrate and discuss how he built both basic and more elaborate fence sections for your haunt. He will also touch on the best ways to anchor this light weight, but real looking fence.
Click here for a photos of his finished his project.
Brandon Tucker
G. L. F. F.
11:30 - 12:30
How to Make a Werewolf Mask and Gloves - Demo - Gnora is most graciously going to show us various techniques she has learned to make realistic looking wolf masks and werewolf gloves. Faux Fur scraps will be provided so you can get started on your own pair of gloves.
Bring work/gardening gloves and liquid latex to create your own non-sew glove.
Gnora
Ford-Lepthien
12:30 - 1:00
Building and Using a $35.00 4 - Channel Prop Controller - Demo - Eric will demonstrate and discuss how a simple, inexpensive prop controller. This unit does NOT control servos, but it has four relays to contoll up to 4 props with an optional MP3 sound player. Come see how easy it is to move into the 21st century of haunting.
Eric Anderson
 
1:30 - 2:00
 
- LUNCH -
 
Following Lunch
- AWARDS -
Announcement of our winners of the Best Haunted House Room and Best Campsite Awards

 

 
 
 

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2014 Kids Activities

 

FRIDAY

 

 
Thank You ! ! - Becky and all those who help out on our wonderful children's progam
 

6:00
Friday Evening
 
Relay Race / Cardboard Boat Building - Team sign up at the pavilion
Click here to go to Message Board for detail of activities

 

SATURDAY

 

9:30 am
Saturday Morning
 
Relay Race FOR Cardboard Boat Supplies
Click here to go to Message Board for detail 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.

 

Click here to go to Message Board for detail of activities
 
Saturday Afternoon
 
  • Cardboard Boat Building – continued
  • Saturday Afternoon Craft – Slime (maybe Gak, or flubber
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
   
 
 

 

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