About Us

OUR SHOW’S MISSION STATEMENT:
“To serve the Halloween Enthusiast Community by providing a quality convention to support their avocation.”

OUR CHARITABLE WORK: 
A portion of the event’s proceeds go to the Tampa Shriners Hospital for Children to help pay for necessary medical care for afflicted young patients.

OUR HISTORY:
1.) Born out of eight years of make-n-take (instructive prop building) gatherings so popular, we outgrew the venue! SEHEC is the next masterful step to bring Halloween enthusiasts together to learn, share and grow their love for all things Halloween.

2.) This event features a variety of educational seminars, instructional demonstrations, Make-n-Take courses (learn-how-to courses where you bring home the creation you made with guided assistance), guest speakers, product vendors, master artists – even from hit television shows, and provides a welcoming atmosphere for Halloween socializing.

3.) SEHEC’s producer and Halloween zealot, Dr. TerrorEyes, has been involved with Halloween and prop creation for 44 years. He has been a presenter at all major Halloween industry conventions since 2010. This includes popular conventions such as: HAuNTcon, TransWorld, Midwest Haunters Convention, HauntX, Halloween Extreme, ScareLA, National Haunters Convention, West Coast Haunters Convention, Halloween & HauntFest, Canadian Haunted Attractions Conference, Midsummer Scream, Chicago Frights, Lakeland ZombieFest, and Florida Haunters Annual Ocala Make-n-Take/Social.

OUR LOCATION:
The SEHEC show is in Central Florida and is conveniently located about 75 miles from Universal Studios, Disney World and Sea World.
2300 SW 17th Rd, Ocala, FL 34471

WHAT TO EXPECT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EVENT:
On Friday (the night before the event) we are offering an “Ocala Ghost Walk Tour” from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM to get folks in the mood for frightful fun. This popular evening walking tour is full of historical (the city for incorporated in 1885) references and spooky events. And yes, you visit places where spirits have been experienced! Are you ready for a possible encounter with the paranormal? Grab your camera because you never know what cool images you may capture! Want to use your FLIR or VEP recorder? Sure, bring it along.


WHAT TO EXPECT ON SATURDAY (EVENT DAY #1):
– Saturday day is the Convention Show and Courses: 8 AM to 6 PM
Breakfast is served the morning of the event. We’ll be serving coffee, muffins, etc. to get your blood and creative juices flowing.
Creative Fun: We have a “Make-&-Take” area dedicated to teaching how to make Halloween props, crafts and items that are decorative or usable in your home (“Haunted House”). The varied list of courses will be listed on our Web site (SEHEC.com) in mid-March 2018. Attendees will learn how to create cool Halloween items to use in October, or make items similar to ones you see in stores or in commercial Haunted Houses. You will have the opportunity to bring home the creepy creations you made that day.
Sharing and Learning: We have notable speakers who, throughout the day, will present seminars on various topics to assist the Halloween Enthusiast with ideas on how to enhance their Halloween celebration and lifestyle. Even paranormal seminars can be found! Saturday at 4:00 PM there will be a Paranormal Panel in Seminar Room A, with Chance HancockCatherine Wendell, Braxton Roane and April Roane. “DOA Radio” (formerly “Dead-X Radio”) will be doing a live video broadcast of the panel.
Learn from a TV Star: You will have the opportunity to be included in a PRIVATE SESSION with featured Body Air Brush Artist, Kyle Vest, from the TV series “Skin Wars”. Kyle is offering two, four-hour sessions (one on Saturday morning and one on Sunday morning).
These hands-on airbrush courses have LIMITED availability!! You’ll be shown and taught the latest professional techniques to get your airbrushing skills the boost they need.
Come and learn the Tips-n-Tricks of the professionals! Prices will be post on the our web site in mid-March 2018.
Vendors: We have numerous vendors of “spooky goods” so you can purchase or order your favorite creepy-cool item.
– Saturday night is the “Haunted Eye Ball” adult costume party with food, freshly-brewed beer and local vineyard-produced wine, 8 PM to Midnight.
“The Haunted Eye Ball” adult costume ball: We’ll have a professional DJ spinning your favorite dance tunes so you can bust-a-move on our dance floor.
Paid admission will include selections of food, beer and wine and two copies of your printed commemorative photo of your awesome costume at our photo booth.
Dr. TerrorEyes demanded we have a costume contest! 


WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY (EVENT DAY #2):
– Sunday in the Convention Show and Courses: 9 AM – 2 PM.
Breakfast is served the morning of the event. We’ll be serving coffee, muffins, etc. to get your blood and creative juices flowing.
Creative Fun: We have a “Make-&-Take” area dedicated to teaching how to make Halloween props, crafts and items that are decorative or usable in your home (“Haunted House”). The varied list of courses will be listed on our Web site (SEHEC.com) in mid-March 2018. Attendees will learn how to create cool Halloween items to use in October, or make items similar to ones you see in stores or in commercial Haunted Houses. You will have the opportunity to bring home the creepy creations you made that day.
Sharing and Learning: We have notable speakers who, throughout the day, will present seminars on various topics to assist the Halloween Enthusiast with ideas on how to enhance their Halloween celebration and lifestyle.
Vendors: We have numerous vendors so you can purchase or order your favorite creepy-cool item.


SOCIALIZING AND NETWORKING:
SEHEC offers plenty of time to meet-up, catch-up, share ideas, converse, swap props, discuss bigger plans, trade prop designs, and enjoy good ol’ conversations.
TRANSPORTATION:
We are coordinating transportation from/to our authorized hotels on the night of the “Haunted Eye Ball” (Saturday evening). That way, you can arrive in costume and eat, drink and dance, but not worry about driving yourself (or loved-one) back to the hotel after you have indulged.
HOTEL:
Host Hotel for Lodging is the Ocala Hilton.
Address: 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 854-1400
ALL newly renovated rooms, and lobby.
ROOMS- Make yourself at home in one of the 196 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while MP3 docking stations and cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
AMENITIES- Don’t miss out on recreational opportunities including an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.
DINING- Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.


AREN’T YOU JUST DYING TO GET HERE?
Hearse Show: Certainly, a Halloween fan convention wouldn’t be complete without a HEARSE car show! We will have some pretty cool hearses on Saturday, 07/14/2018.
WHAT ABOUT THE KIDS?
Kids Creepy Crafting Area (12 and under): We have an area dedicated to teaching kids how make Halloween-related crafts which they can take home (with a small fee). Details coming.
KEEPING IT REAL:
Safety is always a concern with groups. We will have security personnel present throughout the event to make sure we have a safe and secure venue. There is also 24-hour video surveillance.