Seminars, Panels & Workshops

 

presented by some of Calgary's most 
talented artists and experts!

Seminars, Panels & Demos are free with Admission.
Make & Take Workshops have added costs to cover supplies. 

Seminars and Demonstrations

Friday

Award winning artist Nat Jones shares his experiences working as a horror artist in comic books, film and video games.

JoAnn is a Soul Investigator Intuitive Astrologer, who sources teachings and guidance from her 20-year healing journey. Her training has heightened her already intuitive skills to eloquently heal the souls of past lives, to help Earthbound spirits cross over, to resolve ancestor patterns of behavior and to clear negative energies from our homes.  JoAnn has the gift of translating the beautiful ancient language of Astrology in a brilliant way that helps you understand and discover more about you.  JoAnn's passion is to empower, purpose and passion for women over 50 in life transitions.

Saturday

Watch a full demon makeup transformation, including prosthetic face and horn application and morph paint.

Since The Giant Gila Monster stomped onto screens in 1959, reptiles have horrified audiences on the small and big screen. Whether it’s the crocodilians Lake Placid and this years Crawl, B-films like Python and Megaconda, or star-studded blockbusters like Anaconda and Lake Placid, reptiles have become a staple in the horror genre.

Join Jason Clevett from Animal Planet’s Scaled and a panel of reptile and movie enthusiasts to look at some of the myths and realities from reptiles in horror movies.  Hop on board to learn about some MF’ng snakes on the MF’ng screen.

JoAnn is a Soul Investigator Intuitive Astrologer, who sources teachings and guidance from her 20-year healing journey. Her training has heightened her already intuitive skills to eloquently heal the souls of past lives, to help Earthbound spirits cross over, to resolve ancestor patterns of behavior and to clear negative energies from our homes.  JoAnn has the gift of translating the beautiful ancient language of Astrology in a brilliant way that helps you understand and discover more about you.  JoAnn's passion is to empower, purpose and passion for women over 50 in life transitions.

Jodi Litz of My Angry Art will demonstrate the multi step process in creating her macabre papier-mâché sculptures, from the armatures to paste recipe and her own paper mache clay to painting and finishing.

Learn what it takes to make short horror films on a budget from Actors, Directors, and Film Judges

Come meet some of the cast and crew behind the winner of Hex-Calgary's Best Horror Film and Best Soundtrack, the cult classic 'Puppet Killer'.

Hear from cast and crew such as director/actress Lisa Ovies, writer Kevin Mosely, sound designer Rober Phaneuf and more as they chat about the challenges they faced while creating a film that pays homage to the 80's classics such as 'Halloween' 'Friday the 13th' and "Nightmare on Elm Street'. Only weeks into its festival run this indie classic has already won 5 awards (including 3 best picture) has been nominated for 7 more awards and is screening in five continents within two months of it's release. 

See demonstrations on lacerations, bruising, burns, infection and blood fx.

Sunday

Bright Hill Road Producer Colin Sheldon along with Director Robert Cuffley, screenwriter Susie Moloney, and Visual Effects Artist Kyra MacPherson, discuss the challenges and solutions to creating pulse-racing horror on the big screen. 

JoAnn is a Soul Investigator Intuitive Astrologer, who sources teachings and guidance from her 20-year healing journey. Her training has heightened her already intuitive skills to eloquently heal the souls of past lives, to help Earthbound spirits cross over, to resolve ancestor patterns of behavior and to clear negative energies from our homes.  JoAnn has the gift of translating the beautiful ancient language of Astrology in a brilliant way that helps you understand and discover more about you.  JoAnn's passion is to empower, purpose and passion for women over 50 in life transitions.

See full demonstration on all three make-up transformations using airbrush and brush and sponge to create highlight and shadows illusion.

Have you ever wanted to build a haunted house in your home, yard, or garage?  The crew at Haunted Calgary has been running a home haunt for over 25 years before making a big leap this year to move to New Horizon Mall.  We've learned over the years from many mistakes, stood on the shoulders of creative giants before us, and taken inspiration from the other incredible haunted attractions in the Calgary area and beyond.  Haunted Calgary's creative team of Fear Engineers and Scream Team will walk you through some great ways to haunt any size space on a minimal budget through creative DIY techniques and tested designs. We'll also share secrets to success, including the most important- how to make sure your haunt is safe.  You'll walk away with practical tips and your neighbours will be referring to you as "the Halloween house" in no time.

The story in Horror in film and book. The importance of quality scares, inventive situations and creatures in film, bookz and TV. Join Horror media writer Terry Sherwood...and Horror author Melanie McCurdie.

Monday

Everything you want to know about safe Halloween make-up. Application techniques, long lasting makeup, makeup for sensitive skin, removal, sanitizing and storing your makeup. 

Make-n-Takes and Workshops

Friday

Learn how to create pine cone spiders! Great for kids of all ages. This creepy-cute nature craft is perfect for home Halloween decoration.

Show off your knife skills to your friend once you take this advanced Halloween Pumpkin Carving seminar by Michael Carr, where you'll be schooled on how to imaginatively carve pumpkins and create one-of-a-kind carvings. You'll get to indulge in some wickedly delicious ideas and sculpting techniques to carve unique pumpkin displays.

$20.00 each
Learn prepping, application and removal with professional grade products, in addition to what products are available at the pop-up Halloween shops.

Saturday

Learn fantasy makeup using creams, shadows, liners and fantasy false lashes.

$5.00 
Decorate your own mini pumpkin! Get creative with our craft supplies and make your own unique Halloween decoration. 

$20.00 each
Learn how to properly apply prosthetics purchased from Don’s Hobby Shop or The Costume Shoppe. Including how to use professional grade adhesives and removers. Specific products and coloring do's and dont's for latex, silicone and foam.

Sunday

$15.00 each
Learn prepping, application, coloring and removal on work with 3rd degree silicone. We will create Cuts, Bullet Holes, Burns and more.

$10.00 each
The little details mean everything when it comes to creating the perfect Halloween costume.  A vampire without fangs, a werewolf without massive canines, a swamp monster with perfect pearly whites?   No way!  It simply doesn't work.  Join cast members of Haunted Calgary, who will share will you some cheap, quick, and DIY tips of the trade to create your very own customized fangs, fitted just for you and shaped and coloured exactly the way you want them.  The techniques can also be used for claws and other prosthetics.  You will create your very own pair of fangs to take home.  You'll be one step closer to the most fearsome Halloween costume on the block.

Learn how to create pine cone spiders! Great for kids of all ages. This creepy-cute nature craft is perfect for home Halloween decoration.

$20.00 each 
Learn prepping, application and removal with professional grade products, in addition to what products are available at the pop-up Halloween shops.

Monday

Learn how to create pine cone spiders! Great for kids of all ages. This creepy-cute nature craft is perfect for home Halloween decoration. 

$10.00 each
The little details mean everything when it comes to creating the perfect Halloween costume.  A vampire without fangs, a werewolf without massive canines, a swamp monster with perfect pearly whites?   No way!  It simply doesn't work.  Join cast members of Haunted Calgary, who will share will you some cheap, quick, and DIY tips of the trade to create your very own customized fangs, fitted just for you and shaped and coloured exactly the way you want them.  The techniques can also be used for claws and other prosthetics.  You will create your very own pair of fangs to take home.  You'll be one step closer to the most fearsome Halloween costume on the block.

$5.00 
Decorate your own mini pumpkin! Get creative with our craft supplies and make your own unique Halloween decoration. 

Get into the spirit of the Halloween this season with an introductory seminar, learning how to carve Pumpkins to impressive display. Michael Carr will demonstrate the basics for transforming pumpkins into impressive displays and will review which tools to invest in and how safely use them for the carving you want to create. 

$20.00 each
Learn prepping, application and removal with professional grade products, in addition to what products are available at the pop-up Halloween shops.

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