Talk:Haunted attractions in Texas prepare for 2013 Halloween season

Latest comment: 10 years ago by Pi zero in topic Review of revision 1983713 [Passed]
  • I exchanged a couple of e-mails with the owner/manager of "Terror Nights" in Tyler, Texas (Ryan Laepple). First, to ask permission to grap some photos from their Facebook page. Those were taken/posted by a photographer, so I don't know if I can get those released via a CC.....not sure if I have the time/energy to coordinate all of that. Another part of our dialogue (via e-mail) read, in part:

Q: In terms of my article, what's daily life looking like for you, this close to opening night? Painting, wiring etc.??? A: Daily life is a blur of safety inspections, auditions, actor training, and last but not least event advertising. I stay pretty busy until the show opens on the 27th and then things calm down some. As long as not too many things in the haunt break at once. --Bddpaux (talk) 14:30, 9 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Table edit

I'm trying to make a table of haunted attractions located thoughout Texas.....if anyone can help with the basic formatting of that, you're Welcome to do so!!! --Bddpaux (talk) 15:33, 10 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I think I've got it now.--Bddpaux (talk) 02:41, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Links edit

Since I'm going to use them to validate start dates, I think I'm going to pull the web site URL's under Sources. --Bddpaux (talk) 02:41, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Zombie Manor interview edit

Spoke with owner/director of Zombie Manor [Dean Jarnig, performing name: "Caretaker"](in Arlington, Texas) by phone on September 10th at 6:55pm. Key notes: They were a site for HauntCon (a haunted attraction convention) which was held in Dallas this year, so alot of the key labor for this year's haunt (design, painting etc.) is already done. He said they are involved in a number of community activities/projects. They recently held a 48-hour Zombie movie competition. On October 20th, they'll be involved in a local Zombie Run. Right now, they're spraying flame retardant, and changing out lights. Currently, they're in the process of shooting this year's promo video. "It's been hot, but as we get into October, the temperature gets better." --Bddpaux (talk) 14:40, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Headline (state name) edit

There was a discussion, some time back, amongst Wikinewsies about how some state names would be recognized internationally without adding ", US" while others perhaps would not. Texas is one of the state names we agreed would be recognized internationally. --Pi zero (talk) 03:36, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Btw, if a headline did want qualification of the name of a US state, one would want to do it with ", US" or possibly, though long for a headline, ", United States". One might well say "Idaho, US". Anyway, if you really feel it's necessary to qualify Texas, that would be the way to do it. --Pi zero (talk) 04:15, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Last paragraph edit

The extended family comment: I was talking with a couple of guys in Tyler last month, who've done alot of volunteer work at various haunts in Texas over the past 10 years; they made the "extended family" remark. --Bddpaux (talk) 15:11, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Justification edit

Just noticed that some of the stuff in the lede is really just personal knowledge on my part. I've probably visited about 120 haunted attractions (in the US) during my lifetime( good memories!!). Some very small, others: HUGE!!!! --Bddpaux (talk) 20:34, 11 September 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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