Haunticon is an interactive convention, consisting of all things paranormal and mysterious. We will have key-note speakers running all day, covering various topics. We will have a vendor floor full of haunted locations, paranormal investigators, film makers, authors, and more. There will be merchandise for sale: Ouija boards, Tarot cards, etc. There will be panels, discussions, and ghost hunting classes. And don't forget to try our escape room!
A fancy convention center wasn't appropriate for this incredible event! We went rogue, and got an abandoned slaughterhouse from the turn of the century Historical Union Stockyards! It's the perfect atmosphere for spooky, and located at 4734 S 27th St in Omaha.
Please see map - there is plenty of FREE parking around the slaughterhouse. Thank you to Johnny's Café for allowing us use of their parking lot from the hours of 11am until 4:45. If you park in the lot, you MUST have your vehicle out by 4:45, so their patrons can use it for dinner reservations!
Yes. This event contains sensitive material, and we don't want to give your children nightmares. You are welcome to bring children 8 and over!
The warehouse is about 10,000 square feet, so there will be plenty of room to walk and move around! Feel free to sit in on any speakers you like (they're all included in your ticket price). Meet & greet with the folks who own or run the most haunted locations around the Midwest - hear their stories, see their evidence, and decide if you'd like to make a trip to the location or book an overnight investigation! Thanks to Entrap Omaha, you'll get to experience an escape room. Get readings: tarot, oracle, palm, and numerology! Learn about Ouija, Tarot, and crystals from the Conjure Shop.! See evidence from experienced paranormal investigators, learn about the epuipment and what all of it does!
Noon to 3pm: 402 BBQ will be at Haunticon with sandwiches and more Check out their menu at www.the402bbq.com
All Day: We'll have an area set up to grab a seat, snack, and drink! Maybe you'll meet some new like-minded people! Light concessions will be sold.
Sorry, there is no wheelchair accessibility in the building. This old slaughterhouse has stairs, uneven areas, and so on. Please take this into consideration!
We will have a outside designated smoking area. Please note that you will need to show your wrist band for re-entry. Vaping is only allowed outdoors.
Please keep in mind it will be February and cold! Good shoes - this is a 118 year old slaughterhouse, with stairs and uneven surfaces! Heels = bad idea.
This building is in the heart of South Omaha. There are TONS of food options within a few a blocks, coffee houses, gas stations, and bars. Downtown Omaha is a 10 minute drive (as is the world-famous Henry Doorly Zoo).
If you are looking for hotels - we suggest Bellevue, NE. Its just minutes from the convention, many of the downtown hotels will be filled with High School State Wrestlers!
Many vendors will have items for sale: shirts, books, supernatural items, etc. While most every vendor & featured guest will have the capability to run a credit card, we'd suggest bringing a little bit of cash, in case you want something small!