Be the Sharpest Dressed Paranormal Fan on the Block with an MPC T!

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2016 Logo Shirt $15 S-XL, $20 2x, 3x

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Poster Print shirt, $25 ($30 2x, 3x)

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Program cover art, $15 S-XL

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Tank top, $15 S-XL

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Timeless Chup logo, $22 S-XL ($27, 2x and 3x)

All shirts available at our merch table, cash or card. Thanks to all our gorgeous models– Cheyenne, Kavon, David, Courtney, and Garrett!

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference tickets available here: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com

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Milwaukee Paranormal Conference Needs Your Support


Con fans! Last year you blew us away with your response to our show. The feedback we got was more space, more amazing guest speakers, more days, more everything! We couldn’t have agreed more on said more! The 2016 Milwaukee Paranormal Conference WILL feature more everything, but that also means a much bigger investment for us. Please consider using our IndieGoGo to pre-order your ticket before it expires on September 5. By pre-ordering your ticket you help us fund all of the everything. If we fail to meet our goal we might have to scale back some of our plans and we want to make sure this is the best con it can be. Please blow us away with your support again!

Here’s the link to the Indigogo page: igg.me/at/milwaukeeparacon

In addition to pre-ordering tickets, we have some additional options. You can pre-order some merch:

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Logo T-shirts, S-XL: $15

Logo T-shirts, 2XL-3XL: $20

Logo Coffee Mug: $9

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Poster: $20

Poster T-shirt, S-XL: $25

Poster T-shirt, 2XL-3XL: $30

[We will  be adding more shirt designs, tank tops and sweatshirts– updates soon!]

Our VIP ticket is the ultimate conference experience and includes admission to both days of the conference, an exclusive Friday night VIP dinner party, our Saturday night masquerade ball, and a swag bag filled with items from our vendors and sponsors, all this for $85. A $95 version also includes the Forest Home Cemetery tour and MPC Film Fest. A $100 version limited to 10 includes the VIP ticket and a glow-in-the-dark ink version of our conference poster from Muddy Water Press.

Another great promo we have going is an Event Supporting Sponsorship. Basically, you buy a block of 12 tickets for the price of 10 and get listed as a supporting sponsor. More info here: milwaukeeparacon.com/our-sponsors

Please consider contributing today at: igg.me/at/milwaukeeparacon

Milwaukee Para Con 2016 Dates Announced!

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We will be announcing the venue and more info shortly, as well as tickets! Meanwhile, here is our first call for…

Vendors: Our vendor floor has more room this year and 6 foot vendor tables are on sale now! Today through New Year’s Day, 2016 tables are just $60 one day/ $75 two days. After New Year’s table price will increase. Last year, our vendor floor sold out months before the event, so don’t miss out! E-mail milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com for a form and more info.

Volunteers: We need a solid crew of volunteers to make this event happen. Benefits this year include free passes, a t-shirt, and lunch. We need volunteers in a wide variety of capacities: organization, guest services, tech support, operating ticket and merch booths. E-mail milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com and we’ll put you on our volunteer info list.

Sponsors: We have a variety of great sponsorship levels, everything from getting a stage or activity paired with your business, to an ad in our conference program. E-mail milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com for more details.

Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/423586874516004/

TICKETS ON SALE SOON!

Our 2016 logo (starring our mascot, Chupy) was illustrated by Milwaukee artist Catherine Palmeno. She’ll be tabling at the con with her awesome artwork! You can check out her Etsy page HERE.

2015 Milwaukee Para Con Report

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference drew a huge crowd and was a fun, successful day. We will be back in 2016!

The Milwaukee Paranormal Conference drew a huge crowd and was a fun, successful day. We will be back in 2016!

By event director Tea Krulos
Photos by Wendy Schreier Photography

Saturday: wow, what a day! You know, when I first thought of the idea I knew we would have a good crowd, but I was like how many people will actually show up…300? 500?

Well, it turns out about 900 showed up. Here is some notes on the day.

THANK YOU

* Let’s start with some thank yous. Our programs got printed over a week before the con, so they were not up to date with last minute changes. Volunteers included members of the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee, Valerie and Stevens Point Paranormal, Kathy, Kimberly, Tammy, Ari, Shane, Tim, Paul, Cat, Margot, Rita, David B, David G, and Jim. Thank you so much for helping and in many cases doing longer shifts than I originally asked for. Allison Jornlin stepped in quickly to fill Ursula Bielski’s spot on my panel after Ursula had to cancel and her brother Mike Huberty (of See You on the Other Side podcast) helped us with some tech troubleshooting. Dan did a fantastic job doing our tech set up for the Paranormal Pub series. The Irish Cultural & Heritage Center were accommodating and helpful and I’m glad to say staff told me they were happy with the way the event went and didn’t have any incidents.

Last, and most important, I need to thank Wendy. She not only was shooting great photos throughout the day (see more of them on our FACEBOOK PAGE) but she helped with a million little details that made things run smooth.

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Our volunteer Cat was dressed for the occasion!

* Thanks also to our speakers: Allison Jornlin, Mark O’Connell, Marc Eaton, Jim Sherman, Nick Roesler, Noah Leigh, J. Nathan Couch, Linda Godfrey, Melissa Tanner, Donald Schmitt (and Damien Jones and Valerie Kedrowski, who were on one of the panels). Everyone took a chance on me here and everyone was great to work with. You helped me make it happen!  There is no one on that list I wouldn’t love to have back next year and I heard positive feedback on the talks throughout the day.

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Mark O’Connell of the Mutual UFO Network gave a talk on UFO encounters in Wisconsin.

We gave one award this year. This was the 2015 Wisconsin Researcher of the Year Award, presented to Linda S. Godfrey in recognition of her documentation and research of paranormal case studies in Wisconsin. You can find a short blog entry on this award here: milwaukeeparacon.com/2015/06/08/2015-wisconsin-researcher-of-the-year-linda-s-godfrey/ .

People lined up to get a tarot card reading from Dark Star Ministry.

People lined up to get a tarot card reading from Dark Star Ministry.

* Our fantastic sponsors this year: 91:7FM, KGRA radio, CultofWeird.com, OnMilwaukee.com, The Rundown Live, Feral House and Process Media, Clark Graphics, Wendy Schreier Photography, Beyer Beware Productions. I also want to thank these businesses for your involvement: UberDork Cafe, People’s Books Co-operative, Stay Rad Screenprinting and all of our wonderful vendors (the list is still up here: milwaukeeparacon.com/activities/).

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Zombie Squad: one of 26 groups and vendors represented on the vendor floor.

*Last, a big thanks to YOU for showing up. Donations streamed in and those helped us immensely with costs like venue rental, paying speakers some travel costs, printing, supplies, etc. We made a little extra and that money is going straight to next year’s event costs. Everyone there was a great audience. I wish I could have met and talked with everyone, but I was on the run all day.

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Conference speaker Allison Jornlin and her brother Mike Huberty of See You on the Other Side podcast pose with an unknown cryptid in the Bigfoot Photo Booth.

T-SHIRTS

I knew our t-shirts were pretty cool, but I didn’t expect then to completely sell out by about 3pm. People were disappointed by this, but I’ve got good news: we’re going to do a reprint. I think we are going to limit it to our popular glow-in-the dark on black shirt. We will take pre-orders online for a couple weeks, then it’ll take a couple weeks to make the shirts. We’ll arrange a pick up date and shipping options. As soon as that pre-order info is available, I will be posting it here on the site.

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Noah Leigh of the Paranormal Investigators of Milwaukee gave one of three talks (and a panel) on the topics of ghosts and paranormal investigation.

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I want to thank people for being patient. This was our first year event and a learning experience. Overall, I think things went as smoothly as possible. There are things to consider for next year, for sure– the vendor area was too crowded, the speaker timeline was a nail biter of a tight timeline, but I think we made it work ok. As my friend put it, “having a big crowd of people is a good problem to have.” But now we have a better idea of what works and what doesn’t and I want to let you know, I always appreciate your feedback and suggestions: milwaukeeparacon@gmail.com

In the pub we had an issue showing Bradley James Kroll’s clip from his film P.I.M.: A Paranormal Documentary. Here is the YouTube link to that clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvpE6gmqlsw&app=desktop

I’m also hoping Bradley will be able to screen his full doc at next year’s event, and I apologize that it didn’t go according to plan this year.

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J. Nathan Couch’s talk on the strange case of Goatman entranced an audience in the Paranormal Pub series downstairs.

2016: WE NEED YOU AGAIN

It is just a couple days later and I am already so excited for 2016. I have a lot of ideas that I’m thrilled to share with you in the near future. Right now I’ll say that it will happen in October 2016. That is about a year and four months away, but that extra time will be used to a plan a bigger 2 DAY event. We will have all the stuff you loved this year and a whole lot more.

During the summer, I will be brainstorming on the con and what and where it will be, but I will make an announcement on dates a little later in the summer. There will be lots of opportunities next year for volunteers, vendors, sponsors, speakers/ panelists, activity leaders, etc. We will solicit all that as things begin to shape up more.

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Donald Schmitt gave a passionate talk about his long career examining the Roswell UFO crash.

TEA KRULOS @ PEOPLE’S BOOKS JUNE 18

I want to also mention that I will be doing an in-store appearance at People’s Books Cooperative (804 E. Center Street) on Thursday, June 18, 6pm. I’ll be talking about my books, Milwaukee Para Con, ghost stories from my neighborhood (Riverwest), and future projects. People’s Books will have copies of both my books (Heroes in the Night and Monster Hunters) and quite a few titles related to paranormal topics that they tabled with (there’s a couple titles I want to pick up myself!) After my talk, I’m inviting everyone to join me at the Riverwest Public House (a couple blocks away) to have a drink and chat if you are so inclined. It’ll be fun! Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/1416946225297364/

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Tea Krulos moderates the “Best Evidence Ever!” panel with ghostlorist Allison Jornlin, Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization field represenative Jim Sherman, and ufologist Nick Roesler.

MORE MEDIA

Here’s a great recap from our friends at Cult of Weird: www.cultofweird.com/paranormal/close-encounters-milwaukee-paranormal-conference/

And a really fun video talking to attendees, vendors, and speakers by our friends at The Rundown Live: therundownlive.com/milwaukee-paranormal-conference-2015-6615/

Our friend Liz of Keysmash blog tweeted out updates from the con and posted a nice recap here: www.keysmashblog.com/milwaukee-paranormal-conference-recap/

See You on the Other Side recorded stories from attendees about their paranormal experiences and they also came up with a hit new song, the “Bigfoot Polka!”: othersidepodcast.com/43-milwaukee-paranormal-conference-2015/

Fun podcast from Blurry Photos about their experience tabling at the con: www.blurryphotos.org/bp-bonus-2015-milwaukee-paracon/

Our Facebook Page: facebook.com/milwaukeeparanormalconference
Our Instagram Page: instagram.com/paracon_mke/

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Thanks again everyone, hope to see you next year!

Milwaukee Para Con T-shirts: Eerie and Awesome

“So Awesome!!”
–Miranda Kay Levy, fashion designer and star of Project Runway

Tune up your air guitars–we’ve got Milwaukee Para Con t-shirts ready for the conference! These sweet Ts are limited to 25 of each of the four available colors. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Below are pics and info on each shirt’s price and available sizing. These shirts were screenprinted locally here in Milwaukee by the fine folks at Stay Rad Screenprinting. They offered us excellent service, quality, and were affordable and are highly recommended.

The Milwaukee Para Con logo was designed by Milwaukee artist David Beyer, Jr.

We were going to try to set up some kind of e-store so people can pre-order these, but with 55 billion other details to attend to before the con, I don’t know that will happen. What I can tell you is that these will be available the day of the con at the Milwaukee Para Con merch booth on the vendor floor, where they will be available for cash. See you there!

All photos by Wendy Schreier Photography.

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Glow-in-the-Dark white ink on black, $15. Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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Heather Red, $13. Available sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL.

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Electric Green, $13. Available sizes: S, L, XL, XXL, XXXL.

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Gravel Grey, $13. Available sizes: S, M, L, XL.