Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2015: Advisors
Meet the spooky panel of experts who chose our coveted list, Travel's Best Halloween Attractions 2015, including Larry Kirchner, owner and publisher of Hauntworld.com and HauntWorld Magazine.
Original Programming & Content Marketing Manager for SNI Digital Video
Arthur Hsu is an avid fan of Halloween attractions. For more than 4 year, he has produced Travel Channel’s America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions TV special. Arthur has visited many spooky spots in search of creatures that goes bump in the night; and he continues his quest to find haunted locations that would be perfect for the scariest Halloween segments.
In between his day job, he frequently travels the world in search of his next fun adventure. From a weekend trip to Stockholm for dinner to cage diving among sharks in Cape Town, South Africa, Arthur is always on the lookout for a city’s underbelly and hidden secrets, which ultimately fuels inspiration for his next excursion.
Owner and Publisher of Hauntworld.com and HauntWorld Magazine
Larry Kirchner is the owner and publisher of HauntWorld.com and HauntWorld Magazine. HauntWorld.com, the largest directory of haunted attractions on the web, rates and reviews sites across America.
In addition to running HauntWorld, Larry owns Halloween Productions, a company that produces CGI effects and multi-motion animations, and creates Hollywood-quality set designs and themes. Larry has helped build haunted houses for clients around the world. He has also worked for nearly every amusement park in America, including Cedar Point, Kennywood, Six Flags, Kings Island and Universal Studios.
Larry has been traveling the country visiting haunted houses for more than 25 years.
Geek Culture and Paranormal Pop Culture Expert
Aaron Sagers is an expert on topics including geek culture, paranormal pop culture, zombies, sci-fi, comics and horror. You may recognize Aaron as the host and co-executive producer of Travel Channel’s Paranormal Paparazzi. He has also appeared on the Syfy network, CNN, MTV, BBC, Huffington Post Live and Blastr.com, where he works as editor-at-large. As an experienced journalist and syndicated columnist, Aaron has written for several publications, including MSNBC.com, Playboy, the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Miami Herald.
In addition to discussing pop culture at fan conventions — such as San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic-Con and Wizard World Comic-Con — Aaron is founder of ParanormalPopCulture.com, an entertainment site that explores the horror and paranormal genres. His work has been the focus of articles in outlets such as Entertainment Weekly and The Hollywood Reporter.
Aaron spends way too much time geeking out on Instagram and @AaronSagers on Twitter.
Daniel A. Schwartz
Executive Producer for Travel Channel
Daniel A. Schwartz produces vivid, creative and unusual television series, including Man V. Food, Bert the Conqueror and Expedition Unknown. For 8 years, he has worked as the executive producer of the popular Travel Channel TV show, Ghost Adventures, where a team of paranormal investigators -- lead by Zak Bagans -- uncover mysterious secrets about the most notoriously haunted places in the world. Daniel’s career provides him with the opportunity to travel and seek out unusual, special attractions when visiting domestic and international destinations around the world.
Daniel is always curious about what delights and thrills local cultures, including terrifying myths and haunting real stories that are sometimes part of a community’s rich history and traditions.