Enter the Raven’s Ball Costume Contest!

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Our Saturday night after party is taking place Oct. 15 at the Irish Cultural & Heritage Center (2133 W. Wisconsin Ave.) at 8pm. Admission is free with Two Day Super Pass or VIP pass or $8 advance (available at the conference) or $10 at the door.

We will have performances by Dead Man’s Carnival, Quasimondo Theater, Sunspot, Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance & Gnarrenschiff, and the Subspace DJs.

There will also be a costume contest (emceed by burlesque performer Raven McCaw) with prize packs in the following categories:

*Best Use of a Paranormal Theme

*Best Costume Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe 

*Best Steampunk Costume

*Best Costume Inspired by a TV Show, Cartoon, or Comic Book

*Best of Show

Your panel of judges: Head Judge and quizmaster Christen Johnson, fashion designer Miranda Kay Levy, Real Life Superhero and costume designer Razorhawk, art and fashion guru Michael Weiss, Ghosts of Shepherdstown star Elizabeth Saint, and Alcoholmanac editor Angie West!

Sponsored by Alcoholmanac

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Let the Cello Lead You

Let the sounds of the cello lead you to our VIP dinner, a most unique soiree, taking place the evening of Friday, October 14 at the Mitchell Park Pavilion on the Lagoon (near the Domes). After arriving, you might find yourself seated next to a foremost authority on cryptozoology, someone who actively investigates UFO sightings, or members of a team that dedicated to capturing evidence that ghosts exist. It’s a chance to be social and enjoy dinner with Milwaukee Paranormal Conference speakers, behind the scenes staff, and your fellow VIPs. Food and drink will be provided, and you’ll be treated to a performance by acclaimed cellist Janet Schiff.

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Photo: Doug Seymour

Janet creates music that is beautiful, rich, haunting, mixing old  (one of her cellos, made in Romania, is 103 years old) with new– electronic loopers allow her to layer her riffs. It gives her music an “enigmatic quality” as Milwaukee Paranormal Conference director Tea Krulos described when he profiled her band Nineteen Thirteen in a 2011 article. The other half of Nineteen Thirteen is the brilliant percussionist Victor DeLorenzo, founding member of Milwaukee’s favorite sons, the Violent Femmes.

We’re thrilled to be able to offer this intimate solo performance for our VIPs.

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In addition to the dinner party, VIPs get into both days (Oct.15-16) of our conference at the UWM Student Union for free. Check out our updated schedule and start planning which talks, panels, and workshops you want to check out.

VIPs also get into our Raven’s Ball masquerade party for free. This is taking place Saturday night (Oct.15) after the conference at the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center and features performances from Dead Man’s Carnival, Quasimondo theater, Sunspot, Gnarrenschiff and Tamarind Tribal Belly Dance, Subspace, and more. It also features a big costume contest. Check out a Facebook event page here: www.facebook.com/events/286709081708240/

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VIPs also get a limited edition conference tote bag that has over two dozen swag items from our sponsors, vendors, and friends– stickers, magnets, a magazine, a water bottle, download codes, a keychain, lots of unique items. Like the VIP passes themselves, there is only 100!

You can find more info, including a list of swag here: milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/08/19/milwaukee-paranormal-con-swag-bag-is-totes-mcgoats-awesome/

VIP tickets are still at the low price of $75.

Purchasing one will help make the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference happen, so please get one today: milwaukeeparacon.brownpapertickets.com