LOS ANGELES, Calif. — July 21, 2014 — ScareLA, the first-ever Southern California Halloween convention, announced today their “Making Monsters” panel joining lead make-up designers for Knott’s, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood, and Queen Mary to take place on Saturday, August 9th at 5:30 PM on Stage 1. The attraction designers join on the same stage for the first time ever to discuss their upcoming season and unique monster-making techniques with fans.
“This is a huge deal for us, and an incredibly exciting moment for Halloween fans,” explains Rick West, Programming Producer of ScareLA. “For the first time ever anywhere, four of Southern California’s premier theme parks are coming together as a united front on one stage at the same time to discuss what it takes to bring thousands of monsters to life every night for their high-profile events! I am very excited about this panel in particular, because it embodies the spirit of what ScareLA is at its core – the celebration of Halloween as a singular community here in Southern California.”
Making Monsters panelists include:
Tim Barham from Knott’s Scary Farm, the event that began theme park Halloween events in 1973. A member of the Knott’s Berry Farm team for 20 years, Tim is the Area Manager of Wardrobe and Makeup Design.
Scott Ramp from Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, where he has served as makeup designer for the past 21 years. An accomplished writer, director and actor, Scott also formed his own business in 1995 – The Scream Team – which supplies high-quality, hand-made foam latex appliances to haunters around the world.
Larry Bones from Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights. He will discuss the process and talented artists he’s overseen since HHN returned to Los Angeles in 2006. Larry is the owner of Bone Yard Effects, a full-service makeup production studio for the film and haunted attraction industry.
Christina Cofran from Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. She is Dark Harbor’s Department Head/Makeup Supervisor. A 16-year veteran of Queen Mary’s Halloween events, Christina develops the look of Dark Harbor’s monsters, and trains a team of makeup artists each season in bringing the ship’s denizens to life.
The convention boasts a titillating speaker line-up revealing of over 20 West Coast attractions to unveil exclusive news about Halloween 2014 to their fans for the first time along with hands-on workshops, onsite attractions and an exhibitor show floor designed to inspire and promote play.
ScareLA returns to downtown Los Angeles on August 9 and 10, 2014 at The Reef (formerly LA Mart). The convention sets itself apart from other horror or haunted attraction conventions by focusing on engaging attendees with interactive and educational experiences at every turn.