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  • long beach convention center 300 East Ocean Boulevard Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)

Come by the Magic Wheelchair booth at Midsummer Scream and find out what we are all about, and how you can get involved in making EPIC costumes for kids in wheelchairs!

“It's an event made for people who love Halloween whatever that may mean,” Markland said. “We have a dozen haunted houses set up for people who want to get a little scared pretty early. We have all of the major theme parks around Southern California coming and doing a presentation about what they have planned for this year like Halloween Horror Nights we believe is going to reveal what one of the themes of their mazes are.”

The convention will have 350 vendors of all kinds — from costumes for dogs to movie quality props to horror-themed handbags. I have been fortunate to find tentacles perfect for a Cthulhu haunt and a human-sized vampire bat for my Dracula's castle. Attendees will also find how-to seminars, panels on fear, performances, and even a presentation on how to make your haunt more accessible to the deaf.

“It's huge,” he said. “It's a quarter-million square feet of show floor space, one-third of that is devoted to our 100 attractions, the rest of it is all the exhibitors and vendors and then we have over a dozen different breakout rooms where we have classes and different performances happening. It’s a lot of space and we try to make it roomy. We don't try to jam-pack it full so people are like shoulder to shoulder all weekend, that may happen but our goal is to try to make it big but also comfortable for everybody to enjoy it.”

(taken from KPBS article, by Beth Accomando)

We look forward to meeting you at the magic wheelchair booth this weekend!!

Earlier Event: February 22
Wizard World Portland 2019
Later Event: August 17