The Jabberwocky’s Ball

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“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.”
–The Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll

Entertainment by:
Sunspot
Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance
Members from the Miltown Kings
Astral/Subastral (performing “The Jabberwocky”)
Featuring a guest performer from Dead Man’s Carnival
Teatro di Affetto‘s Mad Tea Party
The Pirate Twins (DJs Scary Lady Sarah and William  Faith)

Costume contest: prize for best Alice in Wonderland themed costume
Tarot readings by Skully Sati
Emcee: Miss Information
$8 advance/ $10 door, doors at 8pm

FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/760679487438315/

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Paranormal Fiction Writers Coffee Hour

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Saturday Oct. 15
(2-3pm) Free event! @ Anodyne Coffee (224 W. Bruce St.)
This is a social meet up for anyone working on fiction with paranormal or horror elements. Whether you’ve written more books than Stephen King or are just brainstorming, you are welcome to get a cup of coffee (or other beverage), meet new people and talk about your writing. Hosted by author Kat de Falla (author of The Seer’s Lover, Dark Walker, First Contact, and other books).

Facebook event Page:https://www.facebook.com/events/116966639011869/

Buy tickets to our other events here: https://milwaukeeparacon.com/tickets/

Special Message From Conference Director Tea Krulos

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Tea Krulos (right) and associate.

“WE NEED MONEY.”

Hello, Milwaukee Paranormal Conference fans. Some of you I know, some of you I’m meeting for the first time.

One of the great things about MPC is that it’s always been a DIY style event, a “People’s Holiday” as our friends at the Riverwest 24 like to say. We are not bankrolled by a casino, a talent agency, or a production company. “We” are one crazy guy and a lot of talented volunteers who dedicate their time and skills because they believe the MPC is a fantastic, interesting, and fun event. We have social capital for days, and I am proud of that.

Actual monetary capital has always been difficult. Right now we need to meet some financial deadlines. Here’s how you can help!

Buy tickets to the conference. Our Sunday conference is $10 and that includes access to speakers in two different rooms, two vendor rooms, and a workshop room. Programming covers a mix of paranormal investigation, cryptozoology, UFOs, and other topics. Tickets here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070451 

Buy tickets to our Friday/Saturday activities. We have a lot of unique, one time only activities going on the night of Friday the 13 and all day Saturday the 14. Some of these are free, the others are very fairly priced. Many of these have a limited capacity, help us sell these out! We have links for tickets to most of the events, still need to fill in a couple blanks. Schedule with ticket links here: https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2017/08/25/milwaukee-paranormal-conference-2017-schedule/

Buy merch and say hi. This week we will be tabling two events.

Market of the Macabre is this Friday, Sept. 8 at Kochanski’s Concertina Beer Hall, 1920 S. 37th St. 7pm-Midnight. We will be selling tickets and merch from last year. T-shirt blow out sale: $5. Free event– lots of other great vendors and music, too!
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/335117750262245/

MKE Para Con Rummage Sale is this Sunday, Sept.10 at Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., 11am-3pm. We will have tickets, merch, crafts, and oddities…lots of strange and unique items. If you have items to donate, e-mail us or stop by at 11 with the items.
EVENT PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1368560359931634/

Make a donation. We still have a GoFundMe page from last year, chipping away at debt from last year. Any donations are appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/saveMPC

-Get a vendor table. After examining the Irish Center today, we realized we have more table space then we thought, which is great because vendor tables help pay our “rent.” Tables are $60 for the day. Get more info by e-mailing: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

-Spread the word. Share our event on social media. Get your friends excited. If you want to print flyers to hang/ distribute, we can send you a PDF. E-mail: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

-Volunteer. Volunteers are an important part of making the events go smoothly. Volunteers get into the conference for free. Get on our growing volunteer list by e-mailing: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

If we can get people to start rallying and contributing in the categories listed above, we will have a great 2017 conference!

Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/milwaukeeparanormalconference
Twitter: @MKEparacon #MKEparacon2016
Instagram: @paracon_mke

Forest Home Cemetery: Beer Barons Tour

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Saturday, October 14, 10:30am-noon. Meets at Forest Home Cemetery offices (enter gate 26th and Forest Home Ave.)
$7, tickets must be bought in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070461
This is a chance to take a lovely autumn guided tour and learn some Milwaukee history. Tickets are limited to 30, last year’s tour SOLD OUT, so by tickets now!

Milwaukee was made famous by the brewing industry during the 1800s and early 1900s. This tour visits the gravesites of all the major brewers and briefly reviews the role of the brewery in Milwaukee history.  Brewer such as Pabst, Schlitz, Blatz, Gettlemen, Graff, Bills, Falk and many other lesser known brewers are covered in this very popular tour. If you have hoisted a beer or two this tour is for you.

Tour guide Robert Giese is a Milwaukee history buff who has given tours with Historic Milwaukee for a number of years. He has written extensively about Milwaukee’s brewing families, most of them at Forest Home, and developed the Beer Barons tour as an extension of his research. Bob has also developed a tour on Famous Milwaukeeans who helped create the industrial past and shaped Milwaukee industry and culture for the past 175 years. His Mayors tour is one of our newer tours. Forest Home Cemetery is final resting place to 27 of Milwaukee’s 44 mayors.

You can find a listing of our other Saturday activities and conference tickets here: https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2017/08/25/milwaukee-paranormal-conference-2017-schedule/ 

David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show

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David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show

Friday, October 13, 2017
Brumder Mansion Theater: 3046 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Doors open at 11:30pm. Show time at Midnight. Tickets $15. Age 17 and up.

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079241

On Friday, October 13, magician David Parr, the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, and the Brumder Mansion invite you to explore the shadowy territory where fact and folklore intermingle in weird and wonderful ways. Savor a mysterious midnight treat, for one night only: David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show!

Step into the boots of Wild Bill Hickok for the most famous, or infamous, poker game in history!

Explore a notorious urban legend — fact or fiction?

Sit in on a 19th-century séance, where restless spirits communicate in code.

You might begin to doubt the evidence of your senses as objects move of their own accord, hidden thoughts are revealed, and cryptic messages are written by invisible hands. Is some mysterious force at work in the Brumder Mansion? The answer is yes. His name is David Parr.

You’ll find that Mr. Parr is well qualified to host a celebration of the magical and mysterious. He is the creator and co-star of Chicago’s longest-running magic show, The Magic Cabaret, now celebrating its tenth anniversary! The Magic Cabaret was chosen by the Travel Channel as one of the top nine magic shows in the nation! (Because top ten lists are so passé.)

Magic fans might recognize David Parr from his appearance on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW network. In an episode titled “Does This Trick Ring a Bell?” (Season 4, Episode 5), David’s magic skills were put to the ultimate test in front of the cameras, a live audience of hundreds, millions of TV viewers, and two very savvy magicians. (Spoiler alert…) He totally fooled Penn & Teller and took home the coveted Fool Us trophy — and won a guest spot in their live show in Las Vegas!

In the hidden world of magicians, David is best known for his theatrical performing style and his writing and teaching skills. He is the author of several very well-regarded books for magicians and has provided guidance and instruction to wonder-workers all over the world, including at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood. For a decade or so, David was a featured columnist, proofreader, and editor for the world’s top magic journal, MAGIC Magazine. His thought-provoking writings about the art of magic have also been featured in publications in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, and Sweden.

“Parr explores the outskirts of the human imagination: folklore and fairy tales, poltergeists and psychic powers. A celebration of the weird and wonderful in everyday life.” —Capital Times

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2017 Schedule

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 13

Friday the 13th Fest Part 3 and Cryptid Art Show @ Riverwest Public House (815 E. Locust St., 9PM) $8. Ticket link soon.

Friday the 13th Fest returns with another fun, sexy, creepy night of music, burlesque and sideshow performance, and more! Our past two events have been a huge hit. Performers will be announced soon.

The Cryptid Art Show on the Public House’s gallery wall will feature work by the MPC art crew: David Beyer Jr., Alex Groh, Cat Palmeno, Emily Bartos, Estephanie Mendoza, Logan Chitwood, and Brie Larson!

Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee: Investigation at Milwaukee Theater
(500 W. Kilbourn Ave., 7:30-9:30 and 10-Midnight shifts available), limited to 25 tickets each shift. $45 for one shift or $80 for both shifts. For tickets CLICK HERE.
Join the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee on an investigation of the haunted Milwaukee Theater. For more info on PIM and the history of the Milwaukee Theatre (including hauntings) click on the above ticket link.

David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show @ Brumder Mansion (3046 W. Wisconsin Ave., doors at 11:30, show Midnight, 17 plus only) Limited to 50 tickets, $15. Ticket link: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079241
Magician David Parr recently boggled minds on Penn & Teller: Fool Us when he stumped the magician duo with an amazing card trick. You can see his winning magic HERE. Parr will perform a haunted history themed show, including a seance demonstration in the basement theater of the historic and haunted Brumder Mansion. Show starts at Midnight and tickets are limited to 50.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Activities Day

We still have details on these events we are working on including ticket links. Please note that many of these activities have limited capacity, so you’ll want to get tickets quick!

Forest Home Cemetery: Beer Barons Tour (10:30am-Noon) Limited to 30 tickets. $7, available from MPC here (must be bought in advance): www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070461
Historian Robert Giese leads this tour in the beautiful Forest Home Cemetery. This tour will focus on visit gravesites of the brewers who made Milwaukee famous, including Pabst, Blatz, Schlitz, and others.

UFO Day at Shorewood Village Center (3920 N. Murray Ave. 11am-2pm) Free event! Sponsored by Milwaukee Paranormal Conference.
Join us for guest speaker presentations on the subject of Unidentified Flying Objects in the Shorewood Village Center (that’s the ground level of the Shorewood Library). Presentations will be given by Mark O’Connell (author of The Close Encounters Man), Kevin Malek of the UFO Wisconsin Research Team, author and radio host Nicholas Roesler, and Sam Maranto (Chicago Mutual UFO Network) who will be speaking on the Tinley Park mass sighting case.

Bigfoot Hike (12-3) Limited to 25 tickets. $10, location in Kettle Moraine forest TBA soon. Must be bought in advance: ticket link soon.
Take a hike into Bigfoot country! The upright hairy hominid also known as Sasquatch has been sighted in various locations around Wisconsin including the Kettle Moraine area. This hike is being led by Jen and Larry Dopke, represenatives of the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization (BFRO) who appeared in an episode of Finding Bigfoot earlier this year (read more about them HERE) and Sanjay R. Singhal, author and host of Beyond the Forest Radio. Bring a lunch, water, good hiking shoes…and keep your eyes open for Bigfoot!

Ghost Hunter’s Picnic (12:30-2:00) @ Hubbard Park Beer Garden (3565 N. Morris Blvd.)  Limited to 48 tickets, $7. Must be bought in advance: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3079252
Take a lunch break and learn about a paranormal investigation team! Six paranormal investigation teams will be sending two of their team members to have lunch with eight people at their table. They’ll discuss their team, investigations, and show off evidence. Ticket includes a classic brown bag lunch (we’ll give you a form to fill out with sandwich/ snack options) and Hubbard Park Beer Garden will have beer and non-alcoholic drink options.

Paranormal Pagans Mead and Greet (12-4) Free event! Presented by the Milwaukee Pagan Unity Community and Terrestrial Tarot.
This gathering will take place at the Riverwest Public House (815 E. Locust St. and Garden Park right next door) and is for all pagans. It’ll include workshop sessions, tarot card readings, handmade items for sale, a time to socialize (and drink mead) and more! Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/113519196025485/

Paranormal Fiction Writers Coffee Hour (2-3pm) Free event! @ Anodyne Coffee (224 W. Bruce St.)
This is a social meet up for anyone working on fiction with paranormal or horror elements. Whether you’ve written more books than Stephen King or are just brainstorming, you are welcome to get a cup of coffee (or other beverage), meet new people and talk about your writing. Hosted by author Kat de Falla.

Milwaukee Paranormal Film Fest @ Times Cinema (5906 W. Vliet St. times and ticket info soon)

The MPFF returns and this year it’s organized by our friends at the Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival. Documentaries and films inspired by paranormal topics will be featured, screened at the historic Times Cinema!

Milwaukee Ghosts- Tours and Investigations Third Ward Walking Tour (7 pm) Limited to 20 tickets, $15. Ticket link soon.
Explore the haunted history of the “Bloody Third” on Milwaukee’s original ghost tour!  Meet in front of the Milwaukee Public Market (400 N. Water Street, St. Paul Ave. & Water St.) at 7:00 and embark on a 90 minute walking tour full of surprising and spooky tales of ghosts, curses and monsters from past and present.

Waukesha Ghost Tour (7:30pm) Limited to 30 people, $20. Ticket link soon.
Haunted history, urban legends, and real-life ghost stories in a walking tour of downtown Waukesha.

Shaker’s Cigar Bar: Presentation and tag-along tour with Racine Paranormal Investigators (422 S. 2nd St., times and ticket info TBA)
The notoriously haunted Shaker’s features a number of tours through Hangman Tours and this night they’ll feature a presentation and tour with the Racine Paranormal Investigators who have investigated the bar (and former brothel) several times and have found evidence that they’ll share. More info soon.

Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee: Investigation at Milwaukee Theater
(500 W. Kilbourn Ave. 7:30-9:30 and 10-Midnight shifts available), limited to 25 tickets each shift. $45 for one shift or $80 for both shifts. For tickets CLICK HERE.
Join the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee on an investigation of the haunted Milwaukee Theater. For more info on PIM and the history of the Milwaukee Theatre (including hauntings) click on the above ticket link.

The Jabberwocky’s Ball, 9pm, The Local (Club Anything, 807 S. 5th St.)
Our sequel to last year’s smash hit Raven’s Ball will feature music, performance, a costume contest, and more! More info soon.

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

SCHEDULE HERE

Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070451

 

 

 

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Sunday Schedule

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Hello, Milwaukee Paranormal Conference fans! We will be announcing more details about our Friday the 13th show and our activities day on Saturday, Oct. 14 soon! Oct. 14 will include tours, tag-along investigations, lunch meetings, a Bigfoot hike, the Milwaukee Paranormal Film Fest a UFO presentation session and more!

For now, check out our line-up (subject to change) for our main conference event. Tickets for the day are $10. Please support us by buying your ticket herewww.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070451

SUNDAY OCTOBER 15

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.)

Hallamor Schedule

10-11: Allison Jornlin, “Milwaukee Forteana Vol. III”

11-12: Noah Leigh, “Based on True Events: When Hollywood Deviates From Reality”

12-1: Linda S. Godfrey, “Back to Bray Road”

1-2: Mary Marshall,”Paranormal Investigating in the Outdoors”

2-3: Dale Kaczmarek, “Ghost Photography”

3-4: Tobias Wayland, “The Chicago Flying Humanoid and Other Cases”

4-5: Heidi Hollis, “Who are the Shadow People and the Hat Man?”

Paranormal Pub Series Schedule 

11-12: Kristan T. Harris “Magic Behind Words: A Discussion on Secret Societies and Symbolism”

12-1: Society for Anomalous Studies, “Historical Hauntings: Supporting Local Historical Societies through Paranormal Fundraising”

1-2: Haunted Road Trip panel discussion. Moderator: Mike Huberty (See You on the Other Side podcast). Guests:  J. Nathan Couch (Downtown West Bend Ghost Walk), Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal Club), Shelly Wells (Old Baraboo Inn).

2-3: Ghost Story Open Mic, hosted by Deadgar Winter and the Deadgirls

3-4: Kevin Nelson, “Techniques of a Legend Hunter: How to Unearth Obscure Legends and Lore.”

Workshops Room schedule

11-12: Zombie Squad, “TBA”

12-1: Robert Schoenecker, “Milwaukee Krampusnacht Planning Session”

1-2: “What Would D.B. Cooper Do?” discussion

2-3: TBA, “Bigfooting 101”

3-4: Dark Star Ministry, “Spirit Communication”

Buy your ticket herewww.brownpapertickets.com/event/3070451

 

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2017 Overview of Events

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Friday October 13: Friday the 13th Fest Part 3 (Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St.) 9pm

Our spooky (and sexy) tradition continues with an evening of macabre music, burlesque, performance, prizes and a special Cryptid Art Show display on Public House’s gallery wall from Milwaukee Paranormal Conference’s art crew! Performers TBA soon.

Saturday October 14: Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Activities Day (various locations and times)

On Saturday we are going to give you a bunch of options of things to do throughout the day including the Milwaukee Paranormal Film Fest, walking tours, tag-along investigations, presentations, and the night will conclude with The Jabberwocky’s Ball. The day’s events will be available soon.

Sunday October 15: Milwaukee Paranormal Conference (Irish Cultural & Heritage Center, 2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.) 10am-5pm

Round up the usual suspects! Guest speakers, workshops, vendors, and more. After party at Shaker’s Cigar Bar (422 S. 2nd St.) Speaker line-up TBA soon.

We will have Vendor info soon. These vendor tables will go very quickly.
Interested Volunteers should e-mail milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com (even if you have volunteered in the past).

Ticket pre-sales will be up soon and will be a huge part of making the conference happen. If you enjoy the conference, consider contributing here: https://www.gofundme.com/savempc
All donations help!