The ScareHouse Podcast: One of America’s Best Haunted Houses
ScareHouse is one of America's Best Haunted Houses! Join us for fun and informative conversations with our designers, cast, and crew - as well as extended interviews with other haunters, Pittsburgh icons, Ghost Hunters, and alternative artists and performers. ScareHouse, in Pittsburgh PA, is one of America's Scariest Halloween Haunted House Attractions (Travel Channel) - featured on Good Morning America, USA TODAY, Huffington Post, CBS news, Buzzfeed, Forbes, Geek & Sundry, and many other national media outlets. Tickets, dates, and more information about Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House available from http://www.scarehouse.com
Dent School House

Road trip! The ScareHouse design team pays a visit to our friends at The Dent Schoolhouse in Cincinnati - which is ranked as one of the nation's best haunted attractions by USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, Haunted Attraction Magazine, Hauntworld, HauntedHouseRatings.com, Citybeat, and many others. It was also seen on the Travel Channel show, Halloween Crazy!

The Dent Schoolhouse takes place in a schoolhouse that was built back in 1896 and contains a gruesome legend...The Janitor of the school, Charlie McFree is said to have killed a large number of the student body over a period of 10-20 years. Hiding their bodies within the basement, the smell became too much and alerted the town of Dent... discovery of the hellish scene has made a permanent residence in the basement.

The owners and designers of both Dent and ScareHouse come together for an extended conversation about design, operation, and the challenges of creating, promoting, and operating a high-tech haunted attraction that can meet the high level of expectations of so many customers each and every Halloween season. Visit www.frightsite.com for tickets, images, video and much more from one of America's best haunted houses!

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Direct download: Dent_School_House.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:00am EDT

Great American Water Balloon Fight

100,000 water ballons, four teams led by Pittsburgh celebs, and a truly EPIC battle in downtown Pittsburgh to help raise money in the fight against global poverty. It's the Great American Water Balloon Fight!

Ian Rosenberger and Vivien Luk from Team Tassy join ScareHouse's Laura Kelly and Margee Kerr at a local filling party to preview this year's event on Saturday, July 13th - and to talk about the creation of Team Tassy, the challenges of filling 100 thousand water balloons, and the many local celebrities who plan to join the fight! And yes, there will be ScareHouse zombies on the field...

What's the goal of the fight? The mission is to unleash the inherent power in every person to eliminate global poverty. We do this with Team Tassy by working with poor families in Haiti, and giving them the tools they need to help themselves. It may sound silly, but helping us raise money by having fun and throwing water balloons will positively change peoples’ lives forever. Please visit www.teamtassy.org/waterballoon to find out more.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Direct download: Great_American_Water_Balloon_Fight.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:33am EDT

Anthrocon - The World's Largest Furry Convention (encore episode)

Encore episode! This extended episode of our podcast (which was originally recorded and posted in 2012) features a rare and guided tour behind the scenes of Anthrocon, the World's largest Furry convention, which takes place in Pittsburgh every summer.

What is Anthrocon? It is the world's largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters. It is a collection of nearly 5,000 artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Approximately 20% of attendees don specialized animal costumes, often based on original characters, and enjoy role-playing and interacting with both fellow attendees and bystanders.

So what really happens at Anthrcon? What kind of people are performing underneath all of that fur? And why is Pittsburgh the perfect home for thousands of Furries?

Programming director John "Kuddlepup" Cole takes Katie "Dudders," Margee Kerr, and ScareHouse Creative Director Scott Simmons on a guided tour of the convention and introduces us to multiple attendees, organizers, and surprise guests. He speaks to us about the community, the costumes, and the years of coordination; responds to the misconceptions and criticisms; and even reveals surprising connections between Furries and the haunted attraction industry.

This extended episode of the ScareHouse Podcast is made possible by the generosity and enthusiasm of the Anthrocon community, who continue to raise thousands of dollars for Pittsburgh based charities and businesses. Visit www.anthrocon.org to find out more about their community.

ScareHouse, Pittsburgh's Ultimate Haunted House, has been ranked as one of “America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions” by Travel Channel and featured in multiple online and print publications including USA TODAY, Forbes, AOL News, Yahoo, Funworld, and Money magazine.

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Direct download: Anthrocon_-_The_Worlds_Largest_Furry_Convention.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:00am EDT