The Fortune Teller of Rhinelander by Marlin Bressi

We're thrilled to give you a Halloween treat-- the winners of the Cult of Weird/ Milwaukee Paranormal Conference short fiction contest. We absolutely thrilled that all of our story winners (and honorable mentions) have been narrated by the extremely talented Darren Marlar on his Weird Darkness program. Light some candles and listen here: And check … Continue reading The Fortune Teller of Rhinelander by Marlin Bressi

That’s a Wrap on the Summer Writing Contest!

When the clock tolled twelve midnight last night, our Summer Short Fiction Contest (presented with our friends Cult of Weird) came to a conclusion. And what good timing-- we're just starting to feel a hint of Fall in the air. We received 40 entrants to our contest (more than our expectation!) and we got quite … Continue reading That’s a Wrap on the Summer Writing Contest!

Panel Discussion: Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends

Presented by Cult of Weird. Sunday, UWM Ballroom West Moderator: Tea Krulos (author, Monster Hunters) Panel: J. Nathan Couch (author, Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?) Charlie Hintz and Christina Rickman (Cult of Weird), Valerie Kedrowski (Stevens Point Paranormal Club). Have you heard the story of Haunchyville, a village of angry dwarves (and their albino bodyguard) that … Continue reading Panel Discussion: Wisconsin’s Wildest Urban Legends

Cult of Weird and Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Summer Writing Contest!

Cult of Weird and Milwaukee Paranormal Conference are inviting you to show off your storytelling abilities with a short speculative fiction contest! Here's the contest rules: The story needs to incorporate a paranormal theme somehow. Should fall somewhere in the realm of one of these genres: horror, science fiction, fantasy, mystery. The story setting needs … Continue reading Cult of Weird and Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Summer Writing Contest!

Guest Announcements, Round 2

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference is happening October 15 and 16 at the UWM campus. In our last post, we announced our first round of guest speakers, including Loren Coleman, Chad Lewis, Mary Marshall, Allison Jornlin, Celesté Contreras, Summerwind Restoration Society, and Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee. We also announced two panels, "Searching  for Wisconsin's Sasquatch" and "Haunted Road … Continue reading Guest Announcements, Round 2

Cult of Weird Contest Winning Entry

Congratulations to Kylee Dahlene of West Allis, who won the Cult of Weird Milwaukee Paranormal Conference giveaway package. Cult of Weird challenged readers to share their creepiest Wisconsin experiences, and Kylee wrote about an eerie encounter in Grant Park, right here in Milwaukee. She won a Cult of Weird bookmark, Milwaukee Para Con sticker and … Continue reading Cult of Weird Contest Winning Entry