The 2023 Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names in the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI for the 13th time. Between August 24 and 26, 2023 in Sault Ste. Marie’s Kewadin Casino’s DreamMakers Theater, experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, and UFOlogy. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic, the paranormal!

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2023 Paracon Tickets

2023 PARACON TICKETS

2023 Day Pass

  • Entry into a single day of PARACON
  • Entry into the vendor rooms Friday and Saturday
  • Access to meet and greets Friday and Saturday
  • Friday tickets available here.
  • Saturday tickets available here.

2023 Weekend Pass

  • Entry into all three days of PARACON
  • Entry into the vendor rooms Friday and Saturday
  • Access to meet and greets Friday and Saturday
  • Tickets available here

2023 VIP Pass

  • Entry into all three days of PARACON Entry into the vendor rooms Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday
  • Access to meet and greets Friday and Saturday
  • Reserved seating spots in the first five rows.
  • 48 hour early purchasing window of add-on tickets
  • Exclusive VIP merch
  • Seating based on purchase order
  • Limited to 125 tickets
  • Tickets available here

2023 Supernatural VIP

  • Entry into all three days of PARACON Entry into the vendor rooms Thursday evening, Friday and Saturday
  • Access to meet and greets Friday and Saturday
  • Reserved seating spots in the the DreamMakers Theater’s skybox
  • Light (non-alcoholic) refreshments and snacks
  • Presenter drop-ins to the skybox
  • 48 hour early purchasing window of add-on tickets
  • Exclusive Supernatural VIP merch
  • Limited to 10 tickets
  • Tickets available here
WORKSHOPS & GALLERIES

MUSEUM SHIP VALLEY CAMP INVESTIGATION

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  • Date: Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023
  • Time: 8 p.m. – Midnight
  • Price: $120.00 each
  • Seating Capacity: 100

We’re bringing back our ever popular Paranormal Investigation to the 105-year-old Museum Ship Valley Camp. Join paranormal celebs and experts (TBA) on this investigation! This experience is limited to 100 people and the group will be broken into smaller investigation stations. Participants must provide their own transportation to and from the Valley Camp.

Chip Coffey Gallery Reading

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  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023
  • Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: $60.00 each
  • Seating Capacity: 400

Join Chip Coffee in the DreamMakers theater for an open gallery reading. Chip will perform readings to select attendees.

MJ Dickson EVP Workshop

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  • Date: Saturday, Aug. 26, 2023
  • Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: $65.00 each
  • Seating Capacity: 100

‘Conversations With The Dead – A Deeper Look Into Electronic Voice Phenomenon’

Learn more about how to capture EVPS, the tools of the trade, conducting EVP experiments, and techniques you can use on your own paranormal investigations.

Please note: MJ Dickson’s EVP Workshop runs at the same time as Chip Coffey’s Gallery Reading

Bill Chappell

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  • Date: Friday, Aug. 25, 2023
  • Times: 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Price: $40.00 each
  • Seating Capacity: 20

Join Bill to build a small “Devil’s Toy Box” and equip it with Piezo element to create a very different type of microphone for use in capturing electronic voice phenomenon (EVP.) Everything needed will be supplied for assembly.
A Devil’s Toy Box is a six-sided mirrored device thought to create a portal for for paranormal creatures. This workshop is limited to 20 participants.

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2023 Paracon Schedule

Keep checking back for more presenters to be added!

Vendor rooms are set up Friday and Saturday at Paracon for ticket holders to check out. Click on each vendor for an expanded biography.

When does Paracon take place?

The Michigan Paranormal Convention is the Midwest’s premiere paranormal convention. It takes place the Thursday-Saturday before Labor Day weekend in August. Registration begins at 1 p.m. on the opening day with the event itself starting at 3 p.m. Thursday has events that run throughout the evening until 9 and Friday and Saturday have events that run from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Times are subject to change.

Where does Paracon take place?

Paracon takes place at Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie. Presenters will hold panels over the course of the event inside the DreamMakers Theater. Additional workshops and galleries will take place throughout Kewadin Casino. Vendor rooms will be available to ticket holders only.

When do I check in to Paracon?

You can check into Paracon beginning Thursday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at Kewadin Casino. Paracon does not begin until 3 p.m.

Do I need a ticket to enter the vendor rooms at Paracon?

Yes. The vendor rooms are reserved for Paracon attendees.

Do Paracon tickets sell out?

Weekend and daily passes do not sell out. They are available online until the week of Paracon. Then during Paracon they are available through the Sault CVB representative at Kewadin Casino. However, VIP and Supernatural VIP passes sell out quickly. Supernatural VIP passes typically sell out at Paracon itself when they become available exclusively for attendees. VIP passes sell out quickly after Paracon when they’re made available to the general public.

I called the Kewadin Casino box office and they weren’t able to sell me tickets, where do I buy Paracon tickets?

Paracon tickets are sold exclusively through the Sault CVB. They’re available here. We sell tickets online until the week of Paracon. Then once registration for Paracon begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, the Sault CVB will be selling tickets at Kewadin Casino. The casino is a partner and helps host the event, but they do not sell Paracon tickets. Please do not call the casino box office for Paracon tickets.

Are refunds available for Paracon tickets and add-on tickets?

No. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we do not offer refunds for Paracon. If a workshop or gallery is cancelled, a credit will be issued.

Where do I book a room for Paracon?

In year’s past the Sault CVB sold hotel rooms for guests to stay at Kewadin Casino during Paracon. This year Kewadin Casino is selling its own rooms. Please contact the casino for room availability.

I’m staying at a hotel/motel off site and don’t plan on driving. How do I get to Kewadin Casino?

Kewadin Casino has a shuttle available that will transport you to and from Paracon.

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2023 Vendor Registration

Vendor registration for the 2023 Paracon is currently full as of October 3, 2022. If you would like to be added to the waiting list you can still submit an application. 

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