Volunteer for the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2019

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We need volunteers to help make the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference happen. The conference is Sept.14 at Alverno College (tickets HERE)Volunteers work short shifts and get into the event for free. Here’s some shifts where we need help:

8am-9pm: Help vendors load in, help with set up
9am-11am: Registration (check tickets, sell tickets and merch)
11am-1pm: Registration
1-3pm: Registration
3-5pm: Registration
5-6pm: Help vendors load out

Comment with what shift you’d be interested in. For additional questions, e-mail: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2019

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Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2019: Buy tickets HERE

Presenting sponsor: Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee

Additional sponsors: Singular Fortean Society and American Ghost Walks

Friday, Sept. 13: 2019 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Pre-party

Mystery Dinner Party, details TBA

MPC benefit Third Ward walking tour, led by conference director Tea Krulos. Proceeds go to conference costs. 7:30pm, tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/721846378211572/

Friday the 13th Fest VI: Haunted House. A fun night of music and burlesque at Walker’s Point Music Hall. $10, $6 if you wear a costume: https://www.facebook.com/events/473259999901916/

Saturday, Sept. 14: 2019 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference

Please note the speakers are not in order as a schedule is still being arranged. Timeslots and speaker bio/descriptions will follow next month.

BUY TICKETS: CLICK HERE

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Shetan Noir: “Lake Monsters of the Great Lakes”

Allison Jornlin: “Milwaukee Forteana, Vol. IV”

Tobias Wayland: “The Lake Michigan Mothman: High Strangeness in the Midwest”

Ursula Bielski: “Haunts of the Devil: Ghosts of H.H. Holmes, the Worlds Fair, and Victorian Chicago”

Jay Bachochin: “Bigfooting 101”

Noah Leigh: “Common Misconceptions for Paranormal Activity”

Dave Schumacher (Paranormal Research Group): “15 years of Researching Ghosts, Hauntings and Poltergeists Using Random Number Generators and Environmental Data Logging with the D.E.A.D. (Direct Environmental Acquisition Data logging) System – Advantages, Results and Next Steps”

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American Ghost Walks “Haunted Road Trip” panel

Milwaukee Krampus Eigenheit, “Meet Krampus” panel

X-Files Trivia

“Paranormal Evidence Show and Tell” with various investigation group

Society for Anomalous Studies, “Sustained Electronic Spirit Communication- Revealing Conversations with the Unseen”

UFO discussion, TBA

BUY TICKETS: CLICK HERE

Instead of doing our own after party, we are encouraging our paranormal fans to attend the Night Carnival: https://www.facebook.com/events/1328132640668278/

 

Sunday, Sept. 15: 2019 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Activities Day

Includes tours, screenings, activities, and more– details to be posted next month.

Twisted Monster Short Block April 4

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is thrilled to be a sponsor of this year’s Monster Short Block at the Milwaukee Twisted Dreams Film Festival, next Thursday April 4, at 9pm.
We are hosting a contest on our Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/milwaukeeparanormalconference]– post a picture or meme of your favorite movie monster between now and Friday (March 29) at noon on our Facebook page and we’ll enter everyone who posts in a randomizing generator to select a winner for two tickets to the Monster Short Block and the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference (Sept.14)!
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Speaking of, a Milwaukee Paranormal Conference fundraiser is underway here:  https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2019/03/13/we-need-your-help-to-make-mke-para-con-2019-happen/

April 4, 9 pm – Twisted Monster Short Block – 107 minutes – Presented by Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 
Monsters fuel nightmares and make some great villains.  We assembled a block of film that feature some of the scariest monsters. It could just be the boogeyman in your room, vampires looking for their next kill, or a killer dinosaur on the loose but whatever it is sure to fill you with dread. 

  • Bump in the Night-Dir. Kaelan Selbach-Broad and Aja Selbach-Broad
  • Eyecatcher – Dir. Jun Shimizu
  • I am Not a Monster – Dir. Grace Quilligan
  • Nothing Like the Sun –  Dir. Jonas Banks
  • Peep – Dir. Zachary Dehm
  • Terrordactyl – Dir. E.K. Scarfone
  • The Thing About Beecher’s Gate – Jeremy Herbert
  • Third Wheel – Dir. Daniel DelPurgatorio

Kraken’s Ball/ Sunday Activity Day

As you’ve (hopefully) heard by now, the main Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, which was scheduled for the Irish Community and Heritage Center, has been cancelled. We are currently hoping to reschedule the conference for JUNE. Meanwhile, we do have a couple other great events coming up:

THE KRAKEN’S BALL

We are carrying on with our awesome KRAKEN’S BALL on Saturday, October 20. This is a great way to show your support of the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference. Performers include Sunspot, Attalla, Hale O Malo, Alumni of the Miltown Kings, poet Ridire Quinn (of Teatro di Affetto) DJ Michael Weiss, plus a costume contest that is creepy sea themed– think killer mermaids, zombie pirates, swamp monsters, etc and get you costume together! Admission is $10 at the door, we have advance tickets for $8 available now through Oct.19: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3688225

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SUNDAY OCTOBER 21 ACTIVITY DAY

We decided to keep it simple by offering three tours. Tickets on all three of these will go fast!
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10AM: Forest Home Cemetery Tour (Meets at office of Forest Home Cemetery, $7. Tickets limited to 29.)
This is our third year for this popular tour. This year there will be a Milwaukee History tour with Dr. Paul Haubrich, tour is about an hour and a half. Wear comfortable clothes, be prepared for weather rain or shine. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3613460

3PM: Third Ward Ghost Walk:(Meets on corner of Water St. and Saint Paul in front of Milwaukee Public Market, $20. Tickets limited to 30.)
The original Milwaukee haunted history walking tour is back! Celebrate Cream City folklore with surprising local tales of ghosts, curses, and monsters while on a mile-long stroll through the charming arts district once known as the “Bloody Third.” Tour is about an hour and a half long, wear comfortable clothes, rain or shine. Guide is MPC director Tea Krulos.
https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/madisonghostwalks/items/101481/availability/171275413/book/

7:30PM: Riverwest Ghost Tour: (Meets at Riverwest Public House, $7. Tickets limited to 15.) This rare tour is only offered a couple times a year. Based on research for an article in the Riverwest Currents, this tour is lead by MPC director and writer Tea Krulos and leads you through some neighborhood ghost stories. Tour is about 40 minutes long, wear comfortable clothes. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3613468

MILWAUKEE KRAMPUSNACHT

And of course we’re really excited about Milwaukee Krampusnacht on Dec. 5. Here’s some of our events leading up to that:
Sun., Oct. 28 2-3:30pm: Milwaukee Krampusnacht Meeting and Workshop: Krampus Choreography   2-3:30pm, Bavarian Bierhaus

Sun. Nov. 4: Mask making workshop/ build session, details TBA.

Sat. Nov. 17: Milwaukee Krampusnacht Meeting and Drink n’ Print Krampus Card Making Workshop, 1-6pm, Riverwest Public House

Sat. Dec. 1: Final Kramp Down meeting and build session, details TBA

Weds. Dec. 5: Milwaukee Krampusnacht, 5-11pm, Bavarian Bierhaus. Be there!
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Sad News: Main Part of Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2018 is CANCELLED.

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The short version of this news– due to circumstances beyond our control, the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference on Oct. 20 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center is CANCELLED. The Kraken’s Ball will still be happening the night of Oct. 20 at the Cactus Club. The tours and activities planned for Sunday Oct. 21 will still go forward.

Conference VENDORS who have made payments will be refunded in full next week. People who bought conference tickets will be refunded in full, those who bought conference/ Kraken’s Ball combo tickets will be offered a full refund or a partial refund if they still wish to go to the Ball.

We had saved the Oct. 20 date in the calendar with the ICHC. We were late with some paperwork and when we messaged them to inform them it was on it’s way, we were informed our event had been silently bumped in favor of a wedding. This was very upsetting to us as we have done events with the ICHC for the last three years and were given no warning, head’s up, or even informed after the matter until we contacted them to get the paperwork to them. This was especially disheartening to me (conference director Tea Krulos) as I have already put in countless hours coming up with what I was confident was an excellent mix of 15 speakers, panels, participatory activities, and a documentary screening. Early ticket sales were looking good, too.

This cancellation left us with 3 possible options:
1. Find a different venue for the same date that A.) was available B.) had a set up for a speaking room and a separate vendor hall and C.) was affordable. I think this is a good time to remind people that the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is bankrolled by one semi-employed person. There is no other group, organization, or benefactor that contributes money. The only incoming funds is from vendor tables (and many of these are comped out free for goods and services) and ticket sales. So there isn’t really funds to throw at a more expensive venue.

2. Schedule a different date. ICHC mentioned they had dates later in November, however, by that point we will be too deep into planning Milwaukee Krampusnacht, which is happening Dec. 5 at the Bavarian Bierhaus.

3. Cancel. We decided to cancel because we absolutely do not want to present you with a half-assed thrown together event.

We will be evaluating things carefully moving forward in 2019. We hope the conference will return, better than ever, but need to reevaluate venues, possibly time of year the con takes place, financial problems, and many more factors.

We are sorry to bring you this news. We put a lot of effort into nothing. We hope to see you at the Kraken’s Ball on Oct. 20, our Oct. 21 activities, and at Krampusnacht 2018 on Dec. 5.

-Tea Krulos
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Director
milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

 

Register for the 2018 Milwaukee Krampus Parade

Milwaukee Krampusnacht is happening December 5 at the Bavarian Bierhaus! The parade will take place the evening of Dec. 5 on the Bavarian Bierhaus grounds. More info including exact time, route, and rules will be sent out closer to the date. It’s important for us to get a head count to see what areas we’re strong in and which we need help in.

If you’re interested in helping organize or learning more about being a Krampus, attend our monthly meetings/ workshops. The best way to get updates is to join the Milwaukee Krampus Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/180734318942836

Here is what the Milwaukee Krampus Parade is looking for:

KRAMPUS
The reason for the season! We had a strong Krampus showing last year and hope to have a huge Krampus entourage this year. We’re open to all Krampus styles– traditional, creative, storebought, whatever will make you part of the Krampus crew!

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ANGELS
Angels soothe the burn of the Krampus by being friendly and handing out candy to the poor kids. Angel costumes are open to your interpretation.

Other ENTITIES
Besides Krampus, many other cultures have eerie holiday traditions. There’s the Welsh tradition of the Mari Lwyd, the Italian witch Befana (who appears on Epiphany), the Icelandic ogress Gryla, her sons the Yule Lads and the killer Yule Cat. We are welcoming of anyone who wants to participate dressed as these or other characters from Christmastime lore!

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FLOATS!
This year we’re trying to have a few simple floats this year, ones that can be pulled by hand or a small motorized vehicle (like a golf cart)/ shopping cart floats. We’re open to ideas, just talk to us about them.

UGLY SWEATER ORCHESTRA/ KRAMPUS DRUM CORPS
We want to expand on our orchestra this year. You’ll need to learn a couple Christmas standards (ugly sweater optional, but encouraged). Let us know what instrument you play, we will be setting up a couple of practice sessions. This year we also want to add a “Krampus Drum Corps.” to add more menace, percussion of any kind accepted.

To register for the parade, please fill out the form below!

 

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MPC Ticket Sale!

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Tickets to the 2018 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference (Oct.20, Irish Cultural and Heritage Center) are currently 50% off from now until September 26! We also have a special deal on a ticket that gets you into the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference and the Kraken’s Ball After Party (Oct.20, Cactus Club) for just $12!
Tickets here: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3604047

We also have tickets for our first few events for Sunday activity day, Oct. 21. These tours all have limited spots:

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Sunday, Oct. 21
10AM: Forest Home Cemetery Tour 
(Meets at office of Forest Home Cemetery, $7. Tickets limited to 29.)
This is our third year for this popular tour. This year there will be a Milwaukee History tour with Dr. Paul Haubrich, tour is about an hour and a half. Wear comfortable clothes, be prepared for weather rain or shine. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3613460

3PM: Third Ward Ghost Walk:(Meets on corner of Water St. and Saint Paul in front of Milwaukee Public Market, $20. Tickets limited to 30.)
The original Milwaukee haunted history walking tour is back! Celebrate Cream City folklore with surprising local tales of ghosts, curses, and monsters while on a mile-long stroll through the charming arts district once known as the “Bloody Third.” Tour is about an hour and a half long, wear comfortable clothes, rain or shine. Guide is MPC director Tea Krulos.
https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/madisonghostwalks/items/101481/availability/171275413/book/

7:30PM: Riverwest Ghost Tour: (Meets at Riverwest Public House, $7. Tickets limited to 15.) This rare tour is only offered a couple times a year. Based on research for an article in the Riverwest Currents, this tour is lead by MPC director and writer Tea Krulos and leads you through some neighborhood ghost stories. Tour is about 40 minutes long, wear comfortable clothes. Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3613468

Announcement: The Kraken’s Ball

We’re glad to announce our official Milwaukee Paranormal Conference after-party will be The Kraken’s Ball (following the tradition of our year 2 Raven’s Ball and year 3 Jabberwocky’s Ball) the night of October 20 at the Cactus Club.

We will have some amazing musicians and performers (TBA soon) and a costume contest inspired by creepy things that dwell in the oceans, lakes, and lagoons– think sea monsters, zombie pirates, killer mermaids, etc. Save the date and stay tuned for details!

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The Kraken
by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/654459128220743/

MPC Speakers, Round 1 Announced!

Here is a special Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2018 announcement!

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2018 will take place Oct.19-21 with the main conference day taking place Saturday, October 20 at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center. We are still working on a complete line-up, but for now we are ecstatic to announce the following featured talks:

-Allison Jornlin, “Milwaukee Forteana Vol. IV.” As per our tradition since year 1, Allison kicks the conference off with a talk on various strange and spooky chapters of Milwaukee’s history.

-Panel discussion: “The Chicago Mothman,” featuring Allison Jornlin (Milwaukee Ghosts- Tours and Investigations), Tobias Wayland (Singular Fortean Society), Sam Maranto (MUFON), moderated by conference director Tea Krulos. What is the mysterious winged hominid described as a “Mothman” or “Manbat” being spotted in Chicagoland (and Wisconsin!) Our panel of experts who have done fieldwork investigating weighs in.

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Mutual UFO Network (WI/IL) presentation. Special guests from MUFON Wisconsin and Illinois discuss UFO sightings and research.

Milwaukee Krampus presentation. Milwaukee Krampusnacht is happening Dec. 5 and this presentation will lead you through what is going on this year. Special appearance by the Krampus pack!

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-Ursula Bielski, “Haunts of the Devil: Ghosts of H.H. Holmes, the Worlds Fair, and Victorian Chicago.” Chicago’s leading ghostlorist and prolific author Ursula Bielski leads this captivating talk about the notorious H.H. Holmes and other ghosts ahead of her book with the same title due out next year.

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-Tea Krulos, “My Haunted Baseball Card Collection.” Conference director Krulos leads you through his unusual baseball card collection of MLB players who have claimed they’ve encountered spirits at Milwaukee’s historic Pfister Hotel.

-Milwaukee Premiere of documentary The Bray Road Beast, featuring Q and A with filmmaker Seth Breedlove and author/ documentary subject Linda S. Godfrey.

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Vendors! Vendor applications are now open for Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2018  and Milwaukee Krampusnacht 2018, including a deal on tables for both. Tables will go fast! E-mail us for a vendor application today: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

Volunteers! Always looking for volunteer help with all of our events. Volunteers make these events possible. E-mail: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

If you are looking to get involved with Milwaukee Krampusnacht, we are having an organizing meeting followed by a “Krampus 101” workshop Sunday, August 5, 2pm, at the Bavarian Bierhaus. FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/224062911752572/

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference 2018 FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2050209941907911/
Milwaukee Krampusnacht 2018 FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2053297381580982/

 

Milwaukee Krampus Kalender

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Sat. Sept. 8: Meeting and Workshop: Krampus Body Building

Oct. 5-6: Windigo Fest

Oct. 6: Sci Fi Day

Sat. Oct. 20: Presentation at Milwaukee Paranormal Conference

Sun. Oct. 21: Krampus Photo Booth

Sat. Oct. 27: SE WI Witch’s Ball

Sun. Oct. 28: Meeting and Workshop: Krampus Choreography

Nov. 4: Meeting and Workshop: Mask building

Nov. 10: Racine parade

Nov. 17: Meeting and Build session and Krampuskarten workshop

Nov. 22: Christmas on KK

Nov. 23-25: Oconomowoc Christmas market

Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Krampus Fest @ Kochanski’s (music fest and benefit show)

Sat. Dec. 1: Meeting and Build session: Final Kramp Down!

Weds. Dec. 5: Milwaukee Krampusnacht @ Bavarian Bierhaus!