Become a Speaker
We are looking for the best of the best in the Halloween Industry to offer their expertise and share the latest trends. If you are objective, dynamic and have boundless enthusiasm for sharing your expertise and knowledge, we would love to hear from you!
Please complete the information below to be considered for the 2018 SEHEC convention. Submissions will be reviewed to determine if a speaker and topic are a good fit for the 2018 program.
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Countdown to SEHEC
DWhat are the dates of the event?
- Friday night: Ocala Ghost Walk Tour: 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM and away from the event venue. - Saturday day is the Convention Show and Courses: 8 AM to 6 PM - Saturday night is the "Haunted Eye Ball" adult costume party with food, freshly-brewed beer and local vineyard-produced wine, 8 PM to Midnight. - Sunday in the Convention Show and Courses: 9 AM - 2 PM.
DWhat is a Make-n-Take?
At the Make-n-Take courses, 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.
DWill there be anything to do Friday night?
On Friday (the night before the event) we are offering a "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.
DWhat kind of speakers will there be?
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!
DWho will you have as vendors?
We have numerous vendors of "spooky goods" so you can purchase or order your favorite creepy-cool item. Look under our Vendors menu to see who will be here.
DWhat is the Haunted Eye Ball?
"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! And, of course, there will be prizes and trophies awarded for the "Best Gal", "Best Guy" and "Best Couple". PLUS, there will be prizes given out during the night.
DCan I bring my kids?
Yes, of course! There will even be a 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.
DWill there be security at the event?
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.