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November 5, 2011 8240 N. Austin Ave. Fear City
Re: Message from The Mayor
HELLO NOVEMBER! What a month October was, I have never worked so hard and had so much fun at the same time. The idea of “Fear City” started out in a simple conversation between Jim Lichon and I when we worked to- gether for the first time: “What I would really like to do some day is to open a Haunted House” That’s it, that simple, that short a sentence.
Who would have thought a year and half later, not only did we open a Haunted House, but Fear City is ranked #13 on hauntedhousechicago. com, A head of established Haunted Houses! Who would have thought that we would find over 100 people crazy enough to work for us, take ownership in their roles at Fear City and make Fear City a part of their lives.
Who would have thought that an icon in the Haunt Industry would find us, believe in us, and go to such lengths out of friendship.
Who would have thought that I would want it to be October all over again!
Thanks to everyone for a GREAT 1st year!
Love you all,
The FEAR CITY Council:
Charles Grendys / Co-Owner • Owner of Big City Sets, Inc., a 33,000 sq. ft. set building shop on Chicago’s west side since 1995. • Construction coordinator / Master Carpenter for movies, commercials, music videos, theatre and
print ads. • Movie credits include: The Untouchables, Midnight Run, Poltergeist 3, The Rite and much more. • Commercial credits include: Nike, Victoria’s Secret, Coca-Cola, Vitamin Water, Coors Light, to name
a few favorites. • Credited with over 55 aired Super Bowl commercials. • Current member of the Motion Picture Studio Mechanics Local 476 Union
Jim Lichon / Co-Owner • Set Decorator for Harpo Studios. • 2008-09 Emmy®Award Nominees for Best Art Direction. (Oprah Winfrey Show) • 2009-2010 Emmy®Award Winner for Best Scenic Design / Art Direction / Set Decoration. • Staff member of Hades Haunted House and Scream Fest Haunted House. • Urban farmer and chicken owner. • Prop Master for 50 productions at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. • Commercial stylist credits include: Victoria‘s Secret, Career Builder, Allstate Insurance, Corona
Beer and Levi’s along with many others.
Aaron Heeter / Production Manager • 8 years experience in Chicago Theatre, including the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Technical Director at
Drury Lane WTP, and Stage Manager Sub for Chicago Company of Wicked and Altar Boyz. • Proud member of AEA. • Production Supervisor at Drury Lane WTP. • 6 years Production Design department at Harpo Studios (The Oprah Winfrey Show). • Originally from the small town of Dowagiac, MI (points to it’s location on his palm of his right
hand), and is proud of their efforts to promote the arts.dogwoodfinearts.org
Tony Duffy / Director of Marketing and Sponsorship • Principal at Lighting Man Promotions, LTD. /All-Actionsports.com/FEAR marketing a $1M+ privately-
owned event marketing company. • Accomplished visionary, profit-driven and financially savvy executive qualified by 15+ years of visible achievements in
entertainment venues, production/promotional planning, event management, action sports and innovative marketing strategies.
• Client list, venues and event equities include Draft/FCB, Red Bull, Monster Energy, Mitsubishi Motors, Coors Brewing Company, Moet Hennessy, Nintendo, Lollapalooza, Hard Rock, Ozzfest, MLB, NFL, NBA, Action Sports Athletes and personalities from Music, Television and Motion Picture Industry.
Eamon Madigan / Creative Marketing Manager • BA in the Fine Arts from Columbia College in Chicago. • Accomplished in digital design and traditional fine art. • Hands on experience in visual window dressing projects for Gucci, Ferragamo and Old Navy. • Design Director at Ala Carte Entertainment for seven years overseeing both traditional and new media
marketing materials for a 35 store restaurant and entertainment venue operation. • Founder, 76 Design Inc. servicing clients such as Lightning Man Promotions, LLC, Office Max, The
Marketing Store, Re Max, Weber Shandwick, SAB Miller, Nicolas Feuillette Champagne, EU Wine Growers, Old Navy, Collaboraction Chicago, Virgin Atlantic, LG and a host of other regional and national clients.
• Founder, 4d5w Inc. currently providing a host of clients with design and web based marketing solutions that connect business needs, brand/service DNA and consumers’ lifestyles through design insight, web tactics and social media leverage.
Joe Jensen/Cast Development Director • 40 years of design and writing experience in haunted houses and theatrical production. • His design work has included some 30 haunted attractions, 50 or more theatrical designs,
the Haunted America website, and numerous music videos, films and various websites. • His words have been featured in Haunted Attraction Magazine, New York Times, Wall Street
Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, and on all the major television networks. • In addition to his contributions to Fear City this season as consultant. He is presently about
to launch a cloud content company that will feature both interactive product, content pro- ducing tools and traditional fare.
Julia Shell/Press Relations • Focus on events and entertainment, including dining, nightlife, music, fashion, health, fitness, sports
and technology, she offers services for all magnitudes of business and ideas for all budgets. • From product launch to grand openings to fundraisers to events of all sizes, for Fortune 500
companies or mom-and-pop shops, she brings media attention to her clients. • She has assisted such large corporations as Bally Total Fitness, AT&T Wireless, Ala Carte Entertainment res-
taurant and nightlife group, Lodge Management Group, CLEAR Wireless, USA Rugby and the Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, as well as a wide variety of small and growing businesses in the Chicago area. Her vast contacts in print, television, radio and online media provide her clients with exposure that delivers results. Publicity is her priority. www.JuliaShellPR.com
Dustin Efird / Production Designer • Scenic Designer at Harpo Studios • 2008-2009 Emmy®Award Nominees for Best Scenic Design. • 2009-2010 Emmy®Award Winner for Best Scenic Design / Art Direction / Set Decoration.
Micki LeMieux / Sculptor • Sculpture and Fine Arts Designer for designs including Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Field
Museum, Evanston Art Center, Chicago Dept. of Cultural Affairs.
Amy Jackson / Asst. Production Designer/Graphics • Scenic Designer at Harpo Studios • 2008-2009 Emmy®Award Nominees for Best Set Decoration. • 2009-2010 Emmy®Award Winner for Best Scenic Design/ Art Direction / Set Decoration.
Sara Gentile / Special Effects • Degree from Columbia College in Technical Theatre. • Worked at Harpo Studios for 7 years as a lighting & stage technician then moved into the production office to
facilitate flow of production services, from crewing and ordering materials needed for shows. • Freelanced with multiple special effects companies that deal with pyrotechnics (indoor & outdoor),
lasers, flame, CO2/cryogenic & confetti effects. • 8 years as a special effects lead, she has worked for countless corporate events, professional
sporting teams for the NHL, AHL, NBA, AFL, & NFL including a couple of Super Bowls. She has also toured doing pyro for Destiny’s Child, Nsync, & Eve. Other musical performers are Prince, Pink, Dixie Chicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brittany Spears, 98 Degrees, Boys II Men, P. Diddy, Shakira, Missy Elliott, Toby Keith, Jo Dee Messina, Ricky Martin, Lenny Kravitz in which led her to do special effects for some MTV Awards, VH1 Awards, & The Country Music Awards.
Samantha Eaton / Webmaster + • Experienced in many roles in haunted houses with the local Jaycees for well over 10 years. • Alternative model with quirky hobbies & unusual passions including several bands, multiple
independent films, and a plethora of photographers utilizing her unique personality. • For the past ten years, she has owned the webdesign & IT consultation firm Pink Pwny Designs special-
izing in eclectic and diverse clients such as musicians, artists, acting personalities, and entrepreneurs. • Mad skills in all web development platforms, search and social integrations.
Jeremy W. Floyd / Costume Design • MFA in Stage Design from Northwestern University. • MA in Dramatic Theory and Criticism from the University of Kentucky and a BFA in Design and
Technology from the University of South Alabama. • Recent credits include costume designs for Pornography (Steep), Murder for Two and Short Shakes! Macbeth
(Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Gut Bucket Blues (True Colors Theater, Atlanta), Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Repertory Theater), The Hot Mikado (Drury Lane), and Godspell, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Handmaid’s Tale (Northwestern University). www.jeremywfloyd.com
Travis Shupe / Co-Lighting Designer • BFA in Lighting Design from the University of Northern Colorado. • Based in Chicago, he most recently worked as the Eos Programmer for The Oprah Winfrey show
where he won his first Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award for Outstanding Lighting Direction. • Programmer for The Oprah Winfrey show where he won his first Daytime Entertainment Emmy
Award for Outstandi