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
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 Thinning the Herd by Eric Montag
Milwaukee Paranormal Conference and Cult of Weird launched a short story speculative fiction contest on the first day of Summer and now on this, one of the first days of Autumn, we are thrilled to announce the winners! We challenged people to write stories with a paranormal theme and a setting of Wisconsin as the … Continue reading Short Story Contest Winners!
We know some writers are probably checking our site today looking for writing contest results. We are going to have a slight delay. We received 40 entrants to the writing contest and we want to give the judges enough time to get through the all the entrants efficiently. So, our new announcement date is a … Continue reading Writing Contest update!
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!
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 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!
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
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