The man enters the fortune teller’s tent and sits down before her. He looks forlorn.
“What’s your name?” She rasps, barely looking up from the swipe of tarot cards before her on the lavender colored table cloth.
“Mr. Panicker,” he answers. She plugs her headphones into her crystal ball, which lights up in burst, and carefully slides the headset over her ears. She closes her eyes and furrows her brow in concentration.
“Mmm.” She says, nodding her head to music. “Mmmhmm. Yes, I see all. I hear all, Mr. Panicker.”
“I see you walking to the train station in the rain. You are in a great hurry! Trying to get away. Afraid you won’t make the train on time, pulling your fedora down over your eyes because the rain is blinding you.” Mr. Panicker stares at her in disbelief and hears a quiet strain of cello music escaping from the ridges of her headphones…
Let the sounds of the cello lead you to our VIP dinner, a most unique soiree, taking place the evening of Friday, October 14 at the Mitchell Park Pavilion on the Lagoon (near the Domes). After arriving, you might find yourself seated next to a foremost authority on cryptozoology, someone who actively investigates UFO sightings, or members of a team that dedicated to capturing evidence that ghosts exist. It’s a chance to be social and enjoy dinner with Milwaukee Paranormal Conference speakers, behind the scenes staff, and your fellow VIPs. Food and drink will be provided, and you’ll be treated to a performance by acclaimed cellist Janet Schiff.
Janet creates music that is beautiful, rich, haunting, mixing old (one of her cellos, made in Romania, is 103 years old) with new– electronic loopers allow her to layer her riffs. It gives her music an “enigmatic quality” as Milwaukee Paranormal Conference director Tea Krulos described when he profiled her band Nineteen Thirteen in a 2011 article. The other half of Nineteen Thirteen is the brilliant percussionist Victor DeLorenzo, founding member of Milwaukee’s favorite sons, the Violent Femmes.
We’re thrilled to be able to offer this intimate solo performance for our VIPs.
In addition to the dinner party, VIPs get into both days (Oct.15-16) of our conference at the UWM Student Union for free. Check out our updated schedule and start planning which talks, panels, and workshops you want to check out.
VIPs also get into our Raven’s Ball masquerade party for free. This is taking place Saturday night (Oct.15) after the conference at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center and features performances from Dead Man’s Carnival, Quasimondo theater, Sunspot, Gnarrenschiff and Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance, Subspace, and more. It also features a big costume contest. Check out a Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/286709081708240/
VIPs also get a limited edition conference tote bag that has over two dozen swag items from our sponsors, vendors, and friends– stickers, magnets, a magazine, a water bottle, download codes, a keychain, lots of unique items. Like the VIP passes themselves, there is only 100!
You can find more info, including a list of swag here: milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/08/19/milwaukee-paranormal-con-swag-bag-is-totes-mcgoats-awesome/
VIP tickets are still at the low price of $75.
Purchasing one will help make the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference happen, so please get one via our Indiegogo campaign today: igg.me/at/milwaukeeparacon