We’re very excited to reveal what we’ve been working on behind the scenes!
This schedule is subject to change.
For speakers/ activities we already have a post on, we’ve provided a link you can click for more info.
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Friday, October 14
VIP Dinner Party @ Mitchell Park Pavilion on the Lagoon (2200 W. Pierce St.) 6-8pm
This party is for conference guest speakers and those that purchase a VIP ticket (limited to 100). A variety of food and beverage options will be available and there will be a performance by cellist Janet Schiff (of the band Nineteen Thirteen). VIP tickets are available here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com
Paranormal Mixer Party @ 42 Ale House (3807 S. Packard Ave., Saint Francis) 9pm
A pre-conference mixer for guest speakers, volunteers, conference attendees, and the general public. Music by DJ Max Holiday. Free admission.
More info here: milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/09/13/paranormal-mixer-party-42-ale-house/
Investigation of the Milwaukee Theater. Presented by Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee. 9:30pm session SOLD OUT. Midnight session SOLD OUT, more info here: www.eventbrite.com/e/paranormal-investigation-at-the-milwaukee-theatre-before-the-milwaukee-paracon-tickets-24294943831
Saturday, October 15
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, Day 1 @ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
UWM Ballroom East: Vendor floor open 10:00am-5:00pm
11:00-11:45am: Linda S. Godfrey, “Midwest Manwolves: 24 Years on the Trail”
12:00-12:45pm: Allison Jornlin, “Milwaukee Forteana Vol. II”
1:00-1:45pm: Mary Marshall, “Paranormal Entanglement”
2:15-3:00pm: Shepherd Express presents “Q & A with Katrina Weidman of Paranormal Lockdown,” special presentation with Mike Huberty and Wendy Lynn Staats from See You On The Other Side podcast, who will talk with Katrina Weidman, star of Paranormal Lockdown and Paranormal State. Includes audience Q & A and autograph session– get an autographed photo for $20!
5-6pm: Keynote: Loren Coleman, “The Minnesota Iceman: the Milwaukee Connection and More”
UWM Ballroom West
12:00-12:45pm: “Best UFO Reports 2016,” moderated by Nick Roesler, w/ Chase Kloetzke (MUFON) and Kevin Malek (UFO Wisconsin Research Team). Supporting sponsor: KGRA radio
1:00-1:45pm: Celeste Contreras, “Celebrating Dia de los Muertos”
2:00-2:45pm: Kristan T. Harris, “The Hidden History of Giants”
3:00-3:45pm:“Searching for Wisconsin’s Sasquatch,” moderated by Sanjay Singhal (Beyond the Forest radio), w/ Jay Bachochin (WPI Hunts the Truth), Linda S. Godfrey, Larry and Jen Dopke (WI- Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization)
Worshops (Room 191)
12:15-1:00pm: Brew City Paranormal, “Paranormal Investigating: NOT as seen on TV”
1:15-2:00pm: Ron Schaefer, “Dream Interpretation”
2:15- 3:00pm: Society for Anomalous Studies, “Historical Hauntings: Supporting Historical Properties through the Paranormal”
3:15-4:00pm: Dark Star Ministry, “Ouija and Tarot: Occult Tools and the Paranormal”
Third Ward Walking Tour, presented by Milwaukee Ghosts- Tours and Investigations. Meets outside Milwaukee Public Market, 7:30pm. More info here: www.milwaukeeghosts.com/tours.asp
The Raven’s Masquerade Ball @ Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (2133 W.Wisconsin Ave.) 8pm.
Our big Saturday after party has an amazing lineup of entertainment including Dead Man’s Carnival, Gnarrenschiff and Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance (performing together!), Quasimondo Milwaukee Physical Theater, Sunspot, and Subspace.
Costumes of any sort are encouraged and we will have a costume contest with a variety of categories like “Best use of a Paranormal Theme” and “Best Costume Inspired by Edgar Allen Poe.”
We will also have tarot card reader Skully Sati, medium Michele Blaylock, and a photo booth by Gun Cotton Tintype Photography. Prof. Pinkerton of Dead Man’s Carnival is the show MC. Admission is free with 2-Day Super Pass or VIP Pass purchase or individually for $8 here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com
Sunday, October 16
Forest Home Cemetery Walking Tour, 10:30am-noon (meet at cemetery office at 10:15am). Historical tour with guide Robert Giese. Tour is $6, includes a souvenir booklet. Tickets are limited to 30 and can be purchased on the MPC ticket page:milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, Day 2 @ UWM Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
UWM Ballroom East: Vendor Floor open 10:00am-4:00pm
11:00-11:45am: Ursula Bielski, “Haunted Bachelors Grove”
12-12:45pm: Chad Lewis, “Sea Serpents of Wisconsin: Monsters in the Lakes, Rivers, and Streams”
2:00-2:45pm: Elizabeth Saint, “Ghostly Gadgets: Engineering the Paranormal”
3:00-3:45pm: Ghost Story Open Mic with hosts Deadgar’s Dark Coffin Classics. Sign up at the ticket/ registration table and get a time slot to tell your own supernatural story!
4:00-4:45pm: Chase Kloetzke, “Admissible: Is the Burden of Proof Enough?”
UWM Ballroom West
12:00-12:45pm: “Haunted Road Trip,” moderated by Mike Huberty (See You on the Other Side podcast, Minneapolis Ghost Tour), w/ Mike Hoke (Cedarburg Ghost & Dark History Walking Tours), Lisa Von Buskirk (Madison Ghost Tour), Kathi Kresol (Haunted Rockford)
1:00-1:45: “Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends,” presented by Cult of Weird. Moderated by Tea Krulos (author, Monster Hunters) w/ Charlie Hinz and Christina Rickman (Cult of Weird), J. Nathan Couch (author, Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?), and Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal Club).
2:00-2:45pm: “Yow! My Business is Haunted!” moderated by Allison Jornlin, w/ Tom Carr (Brumder Mansion), Dawn Scher-Thomae (Milwaukee Public Museum), and Jesus Enrique Nañez (Modjeska Theater)
3:00-3:45pm: Feral House presents: Minnesota Krampus, Krampus parade and “Celebrating Krampusnacht” presentation
4:00-4:30pm: Reading by winners of the Cult of Weird and Milwaukee Paranormal Conference short speculative fiction contest: milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/09/23/short-story-contest-winners
Special appearance: Back Roads Lore meet and greet, 2-3:30pm, Spaights Plaza (behind the Student Union)
Workshops (Room 191)
12:00-12:45pm: Nick Roesler, “Examining UFO Photos”
1:00-1:45: Mary Marshall, “Ghosts and Spirit Entities”
2:00-2:45pm: luna,”Numerology 101″
3:00-3:45pm: Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee, “Paranormal Tech: Why do we use it and how it works: EMF baseline reading tutorial”
Star Paths Special Screening @ The Underground Collaborative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave., basement level in the Plankinton building of the Grand Ave. Mall) 3pm
Ron HS Schaefer will be screening the first 3 episodes of his Star Paths TV series, a series that provides information on energy work, magical practices, Tarot, Astrology, and a number of other related subjects. Admission $4.
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Film Festival @ The Underground Collaborative (161 W. Wisconsin Ave., basement level in the Plankinton building of the Grand Ave. Mall) 5pm
Screening of full length and short documentaries and movies based on true events. Admission is limited to 100, tickets are $6 and includes all films. Refreshments available from UberDork Cafe. More info:milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/06/24/now-announcing-the-milwaukee-paranormal-conference-film-fest. Tickets available here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com
Please support the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference and all of our programming by pre-ordering conference tickets here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com