The 2024 Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names in the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI for the 14th time. Between August 22 and 24, 2024 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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2024 PARACON TICKETS

Weekend Paracon Pass

Includes entry into all three days of PARACON along with access to vendor rooms and meet and greets on Friday and Saturday.

There are no refunds available for PARACON barring unordinary circumstances. Not recommended for children under the age of 12. No children under the age of 5.

Thursday/Friday Paracon Pass & Saturday Paracon Pass

MUSEUM SHIP VALLEY CAMP PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION

Date: Thursday, Aug. 22, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. – Midnight
Price: $120.00 each
Seating Capacity: 100

We’re bringing back our ever popular Paranormal Investigation to the 106-year-old Museum Ship Valley Camp. Join paranormal celebs and experts 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 the Valley Camp.

Writing with Richard Estep

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Price: $50.00 each
Seating Capacity: 50

Have you always wanted to write a book and get it published? Richard Estep of TV”s “Haunted Hospitals” and other shows, author of 34 books, is ready to show you how! This workshop will help you plan and plot your book; decide whether to self-publish or seek out a traditional publisher; bring it to market and get it into stores; and most importantly, GET STARTED! From an idea in your head to building a readership of your own, this is your road map to seeing your name on a book cover.

AMY BRUNI: PRINCIPLES OF THE PARANORMAL

Date: Friday, Aug. 23, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00 each
Seating Capacity: 120

An introductory course on how to respectfully investigate the other side. Workshop will include detecting and correcting mistakes most amateur investigators make, as well as the proper ways to conduct research, interviews, and much more.

MJ DICKSON: HERB WORKING WORKSHOP

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $70.00 each
Seating Capacity: 80

In this 90-minute session, host MJ Dickson teaches attendees to use natural herbs and ingredients in both magical and medicinal applications, including the making of healing balms, lozenges, potions and more!

Adam Berry Presents: Goodbye Hello: Addressing Ghosts, Grief, & the Afterlife

Date: Friday, Aug. 23, 2024
Time: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $80.00 each
Seating Capacity: 100

Join Adam Berry to learn supernatural ideas that can unlock the afterlife to help you better understand your own journey, whether you investigate the paranormal or not. Participants are encouraged to share their own stories and participate in group discussions & exercises.

Jessica Potter: Enhancing Investigations Through Intuition

Date: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2024
Time: 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price: $60.00 each
Seating Capacity: 40

Learn ways to explore your natural abilities to connect to the spirit world. Discover how psychic information is relayed to you. Develop ways you can use paranormal investigations to further expand your psychic and mediumship abilities. Learn what paranormal tools team well with intuition. This workshop is open for all levels.

2024 PARACON PRESENTERS

The first round of PARACON presenters have been announced! Stay tuned for more returning favorites and fresh faces.

An alumnus of the SyFy series Ghost Hunters, Amy has continued her work as a paranormal investigator in the series Kindred Spirits, currently airing on the Travel Channel. She is also the founder of the paranormal vacation company Strange Escapes, which allows attendees the opportunity to investigate some of America’s top haunted locations

Aaron Sagers is a New York City based journalist, author, and researcher of the weird pursuing the cross-cultural connections of the paranormal across the globe for more than 15 years. He currently appears on Travel Channel’s Paranormal Caught On Camera (in its fifth season) is host of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Road Trip web series, host of Den of Geek’s Talking Strange show, and host of the NightMerica true crime/paranormal podcast. Sagers was co-creator, host and Co-Executive Producer with Zak Bagans on Travel Channel’s Paranormal Paparazzi (based on his ParanormalPopCulture.com site), host of Destination America’s Paranormal Lockdown: Evidence Revealed, and has discussed the unexplained on Portals to Hell, Paranormal Challenge, The Today Show, NPR, BBC, CNN, HuffPost, and was profiled in The Hollywood Reporter, and featured in The New York Times. Sagers ghost hunted with Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul on TruTV’s Super Into; explored The Winchester Mystery House on Syfy; uncovered The Shocking Truth of The Conjuring House on Reelz Channel; traveled across Romania with Bram Stoker’s descendant on the hunt for vampire lore; spoken about life on Mars with National Geographic Channel; interviewed alleged abductees in Roswell, New Mexico; and was turned into a Walking Dead walker by effects guru Greg Nicotero. He has been published in multiple academic journals, and written for CNN, NBC, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Los Angeles Times and more. He is the author of The Paranormal Pop Culture Collection, and contributing author to Doctor Who Psychology and The Joker Psychology, and has taught journalism at New York University.

As host of Beyond the Darkness podcast and the new host of Midnight in the Desert, Dave has become one of the most recognizable voices in the field of paranormal media. He has appeared in major paranormal television shows including Ghost Adventures, Paranormal State, and Paranormal Challenge and is co-author of the book The Other Side: A Teen’s Guide to Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. Dave will also star in the upcoming series “The Holzer Files”.

Heather and Arryn plus their two children, Rafferty and Noa—are the stars of the hit Discovery Plus reality series called We Bought a Funeral Home

A world renowned psychic medium, Chip is best known for his work on the television programs Psychic Kids and Paranormal State. He is also a published author and has contributed to numerous publications as well as network television programs.

Dr. Sheanna (Shea) Steingass is a marine biologist who has appeared as a guest or co-host on several podcasts and the History Channel series ‘The Proof is Out There’ where she is the marine biology expert. She specializes in ocean ecology and the biology and behavior of marine mammals. She is also known for providing biological, ecological and evolutionary context in regards to pop culture topics such as sea monsters and ocean mysteries.

John is a veteran paranormal researcher, demonologist, and star of the SyFy series Haunted Collector. He was trained in the field of Paranormal Research by his uncle, Ed Warren, and continues to not only investigate cases, but also acts as an advisor to researchers around the world.

Adam earned a spot on the SyFy series Ghost Hunters through his work on the show Ghost Hunters Academy. He currently stars alongside Amy Bruni on the television show Kindred Spirits.

JESSICA CHOBOT is a prominent broadcast and digital talent with a career spanning nearly two decades. Chobot can currently be seen on the hit adventure and paranormal show Expedition X on the Discovery Channel, with the fifth season now airing across all Discovery platforms. On the globetrotting Expedition X, Chobot can be found grappling with giant Anacondas within the Amazonian rainforest, exploring hidden WWII caves in Japan and calling upon the spirits of a haunted forest in Romania, all in an effort to find the truth behind the
mysterious. Previous to Expedition X, Chobot was a judge and sideline reporter for another hit Discovery television show, BattleBots.

Greg is an author, detective, and veteran of three branches of the United State Military. He has travelled in over 40 countries, visiting some of the planet’s strangest sights and conducting his own investigation of their paranormal histories.

Dustin has become known as a role model in the field by presenting a more positive side to paranormal research. Currently, he stars on SyFy’s hit shows Ghost Hunters & Ghost Hunters International.

Discovering at a young age she could see & hear things others could not, Exie has spent a lifetime honing her psychic abilities. She has become one of the most respected psychic mediums in the United States. She is a best-selling author and sought-after lecturer for presentations dealing with the afterlife.

Jason Hawes is probably the most recognizable Roto-Rooter Plumber in the world but he was also the Co-Creator of Syfy channels hit show that started the Paranormal Television craze, Ghost Hunters which aired for 11 seasons. Jason was also the producer for Ghost Hunters International, Ghost Hunters Academy. He is also a recognized NY Times Best Selling Author. He is currently starring in Travel Channel series Ghost Nation.

Shari DeBenedetti is a veteran paranormal researcher and cast member on the Travel Channel’s hit series Ghost Nation.

Tim Weisberg is the host of Midnight Society and one of the founders of the Midnight.FM online radio network. He is also the host and co-creator of Spooky Southcoast, one of the world’s longest-running radio programs on the topic of the paranormal. He also was the last successor to the legendary Art Bell in the original incarnation of Bell’s Midnight in the Desert program. In addition to his radio work, Tim serves as the Paranormal Editor at UltimateUnexplained.com, a website covering the paranormal and true crime. Tim worked as a writer, researcher and producer on the popular paranormal television programs Ghost Stalkers, Ghost Asylum and Haunted Towns. He is also a regular-onscreen commentator on Travel Channel’s Hotel Paranormal and The Weather Channel’s Weird Earth. Tim has also been featured on programs such as Ghost Adventures, My Ghost Story, Most Haunted Towns and MonsterQuest, and in The Bridgewater Triangle documentary. He is also the author of Ghosts of the SouthCoast and co-author of Haunted Objects: Stories of Books on Your Shelf. Tim is also a popular lecturer on paranormal topics and coordinates paranormal events with an eye toward fundraising for historic and haunted locations.

Kris has appeared on Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International and Destination Truth on the Syfy Channel.

An alum of the hit SyFy series Ghost Hunters, Steve is currently at work filming the upcoming Travel Channel series Ghost Nation, which will debut this fall. When Steve’s not busy filming for television, he enjoys studying scientifically-based paranormal theories and has contributed to numerous documentaries on paranormal activity.

Jessica Potter is a Psychic Medium, Psychic Detective, and Spiritual Teacher; she is known as the Mermaid Medium. Since a young age she has always felt and been connected to the spirit world, and has been working with her gifts professionally since 2015. She started her career working missing persons and cold cases and has expanded into teaching others.

Mike Ricksecker is the author of the Amazon best-selling A Walk In The Shadows: A Complete Guide To Shadow People, the esoteric tome Alaska’s Mysterious Triangle, and eight historic paranormal books. He has appeared on multiple television shows and programs, including History Channel’s Ancient Aliens and The UnXplained, Travel Channel’s The Alaska Triangle, Discovery+’s Fright Club, Animal Planet’s The Haunted, multiple series on Gaia TV, and more.

With an extensive background in audio & surveillance technology, Mike was brought into the Tennessee Wraith Chasers as a technical expert for the team, which stars in Destination America’s shows Ghost Asylum & Haunted Towns. They will be featured this fall on a new interactive show from Travel Channel tentatively titled Ghost Hunt LIVE!

John is an author, researcher, and star of the Destination America series Ghost Stalkers. He delves into the realm of the paranormal like no other, delivering unique perspectives on all things weird and how they affect our world.

The host of Fox Nation’s, Secrets of the Asylum Scott is a seasoned paranormal investigator; who, over the past two decades, has explored hundreds of the world’s most active haunted locations. Scott has a deep love of the history behind the haunt and thrives on discovering those hidden or lost histories that would otherwise be known only to the spirits that remain. His resume as a profiler and historian includes Travel Channel’s: Haunted Towns, Haunted Live, and Destination America’s: Ghost Asylum, and Exorcism Live

Stephanie stars on Fox Nation’s, Secrets of the Asylum, where she demonstrates her ability as a psychic-medium to connect to long-forgotten souls that seek to tell their unique stories that have been lost to the annals of time. Stephanie has a unique connection to the fabric of modern spiritualism as her amazing historic genealogy can be traced back to the Mayflower, as well as those accused, tried, and hanged during the Salem Witch Trials. Being born with her abilities, Stephanie has been able to see, hear, feel, and communicate with spirits for as long as she can remember. Growing up in a spiritually-active, historical home, She thought being surrounded by such energies was something every child experienced.

There’s no wonder she has such a deep love and curiosity for history and the supernatural considering that she is the child of a psychic medium mother and a ghost hunting father. Stephanie has been investigating supernatural encounters for more than half of her life, and the combination of her fascinating gifts and deep-seated passion makes her one of America’s premier psychic mediums. Her resume of television appearances includes; Tubi’s, Famously Haunted: Amityville, Travel Channel, TLC & Destination America’s, Kindred Spirits and Syfy’s, Ghost Hunters.

Richel Stratton is a wife, mother, and dental hygienist from Godfrey, IL. She is best known for herself in the Ghost Hunters reboot series for A&E and the hit documentary, Sleepless Unrest. Before appearing on TV, Richel was investigating independently until she joined her home team, Riverbend Paranormal; which also includes her co-star and best friend, Brian Murray. Richel’s career in the dental field has taught her to pay close attention to tiny details, which she utilizes in her investigations. She has investigated a number of locations, ranging from private residences to famous historic locations across the United States.

Former Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant Brian Murray is a paranormal investigator best known for being on the A&E Ghost Hunters reboot and the documentary, Sleepless Unrest. Brian uses his military experience to bring an organized, structured approach to each investigation, from creating a plan and assigning tasks to overseeing “the mission” from start to finish. Brian founded his most recent team, Riverbend Paranormal, in 2007 and has conducted more than 200 investigations, many of them in private homes. Because of his day job in construction, Brian has solid knowledge of foundations, buildings and plumbing, allowing him to quickly assess and debunk structural situations that a homeowner might believe to be supernatural. Brian values the importance of evidence review as an arduous multistep process and believes that, “in this business, nobody has all the right answers except for the dead themselves.”

Jeff is an award-winning author, head writer of the Ghost Adventures television series, and Emmy nominated host, writer, and producer of New England Legends. Additionally, he founded Ghost Village, one of the first major paranormal sites on the internet.

Dianna Stampfler, founder of Promote Michigan, was exposed to ghost stories as a child when her parents told her of the resident spirits at a restaurant they managed in her hometown of Plainwell. Years later, her own four-year-old daughter an encounter in that same restaurant (with the same entity), validating the reality of paranormal activity in Dianna’s mind. Since that time, Dianna—author of Michigan’s Haunted Lighthouses and Death & Lighthouses on the Great Lakes—has been on a quest to discover historically haunted sites in her own state of Michigan or wherever she travels around the world. She has also just started to research the economic impact of paranormal tourism as a legitimate, viable and potentially profitable niche in an already thriving international travel industry. Despite doubters and naysayers, Dianna yields an unwavering philosophy that “if it is haunted, they will come”.

Appearing on Expedition Bigfoot, Dr. Mayor is an American anthropologist, primatologist, and wildlife correspondent for National Geographic.

A New Jersey native, Dave is best known for his work on SyFy’s hit series Ghost Hunters. Dave is currently starring in the hit Travel Channel series Ghost Nation.

After Chris appeared on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Academy, this Tennessee native returned home & founded the Tennessee Wraith Chasers, the paranormal investigation team featured on Destination America shows Ghost Asylum & Haunted Towns. The team will next be appearing on Travel Channel’s Ghost Hunt LIVE, an interactive series coming this fall.

Patti Negri, Psychic-Medium and “Good Witch” is best known for her recurring role on the Travel Channel & Discovery Plus’s #1 show GHOST ADVENTURES and the #1 paranormal show on YouTube TFIL WITH ELTON CASTEE. She is the international bestselling author of OLD WORLD MAGICK FOR THE MODERN WORLD: TIPS, TRICKS, & TECHNIQUES TO BALANCE, EMPOWER, & CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE. Patti’s body of work includes appearances on dozens of shows from MASTER CHEF, WipeOut and America’s Got Talent to Influencers, YouTubers and crossover talents like Lilly Singh, LaurDIY, Good Mythical Morning and AwesomenessTV.

An author, a film maker and now a co-host on a great series called Expedition Bigfoot on the Travel Channel.

Tim Dennis & hosts take listeners on an entertaining journey into all aspects of the supernatural, from ghosts and aliens, to monsters, mysteries, myths & legends with guest experts, experiencers and eye witnesses. With over 16 years experience they continue to be your guides to the encounters that seem to lie just outside the limits of normal life and just past the boundaries of the darkness on the edge of every town.

Jessica Knapik is co-host of the What’s Up Weirdo Podcast alongside the incomparable John E.L. Tenney. She’s also a noted cosmetic tattooer and her work has been featured by Cosmo, Vogue, Buzzfeed, MTV, and many more. You can usually find her at haunted locations and paranormal events across the country. An avid road tripper, explorer, cemetery creeper, and all around weirdo.

Texas based paranormal investigator Brad Klinge is a globally recognized ghost hunter and one of the stars of the Discovery Channel show Ghost Lab. Brad, along with his brother Barry, co-authored the book Chasing Ghosts Texas Style and lectured professionally on paranormal topics throughout North America.

Paranormal researcher & author, Barry is best known as the co-star of the Discovery Channel show Ghost Lab. He and his brother Brad lecture extensively on the paranormal and are co-owners of 9 Diamond Productions which specialize in paranormal documentaries.

America’s most popular paranormal podcaster is Jim Harold. He has a life long love affair with the strange, the supernatural and the unexplained. You can find his free programs at jimharold.com, on iTunes, Roku, TuneInRadio and via many other apps.

The Paranormal Podcast, and Jim Haroldʹs Campfire are regularly among the top podcasts in their categories on iTunes, often outranking programs from mainstream media publishers.

Artist, author, paranormal investigator and podcast host, Brian has dealt with the paranormal world throughout his life, and has uniquely incorporated his intuitive abilities into both his writing and artwork. His abilities can be viewed in his unique renditions of energy readings transcribed onto canvas through his Energy Painting sessions.

MJ Dickson is a Paranormal Investigator, Psychic Medium, Writer, Paranormal Television Producer, and Director, based in Warwickshire, UK. She is known for her work as the co-host on Sky Pick TVs hit paranormal show – ‘Paranormal Captured’ and has worked on shows such as ‘Most Terrifying Places’, ‘Paranormal Lockdown’, ‘Hotel Paranormal’, ‘Destination Fear’, and three seasons of ‘In Search Of The Paranormal’, as well as other popular shows and documentaries.

Richard Estep is a paranormal investigator and author of 28 books, primarily in the fields of paranormal non-fiction, UFOlogy, true crime, and military history. He is a series regular on “Haunted Hospitals,” “Paranormal 911,” “Paranormal Night Shift,” and “Haunted Case Files.” He has also appeared on “Destination Fear” and “A Haunting.” Richard writes a regular column for Haunted Magazine. A paramedic by profession, he lives in Colorado with his family and far too much Lego.

Ronny LeBlanc is a globally recognized figure in the world of paranormal, Bigfoot and UFOs. Ronny is an independent researcher, screenwriter and author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling book “Monsterland: Encounters With UFOs, Bigfoot and Orange Orbs,” which details the history and connection between the various phenomena, highlighting his experience and a research area called Monsterland in central Massachusetts.

As seen on Netflix’s series 28 Days Haunted and the Travel Channel’s The Holzer Files, Shane Pittman is a paranormal investigator who has had profound unexplained paranormal experiences since childhood. Pittman became determined to learn as much as he could by researching every possible technological method, in the hopes of finding the truth about his otherworldly encounters. Pittman strives to use his passion for modern technology to advance the field of paranormal study, attempting to scientifically validate paranormal experiences using the latest and unconventional techniques available.

Rick Waid is a Seer, remote viewer, energy connecter, passed loved one and past-life reader. He was born with gifts that he did not realize he had until his late-30s.

David L. Sloan is a pioneer in paranormal entertainment, best known for his work with Robert the Doll. His research solved the 50-year-old mystery of the haunted doll’s true origins, and after spending thousands of hours with the doll, he formulated the most plausible theories surrounding the spirits possessing Robert and Robert’s curse.

Shetan Noir is the current owner of Squatch GQ magazine llc and also a Michigan based Author and paranormal travel Journalist. She also teaches courses on the paranormal history of the great lakes and cryptozoology of North America at Owens community college and Kellogg community College. Shetan also teaches classes for University Magikus that is co-owned by Patti Negri. Shetan has written several books on cryptozoology and is working on more upcoming book projects. Her current book is The Hounds tooth cookbook, Bone Arfp’etit! The marvelous misadventures of teagun gray (Teagun gray meets bigfoot) Shetan has also written
Flying creatures of the midwest, Beyond mothman and more!

Co-host of Creaking Door Paranormal Radio, veteran paranormal researcher, and author Brad has investigated claims of paranormal activity across the U.S. and other counties, including England, Romania, & Cuba. He has contributed to numerous books & documentaries on the paranormal, has appeared in various publications, and is co-founder of the Michigan Paranormal Convention.

Tim is the host of Creaking Door Paranormal Radio, author, former host of TAPS Family Radio and co-founder of the Michigan Paranormal Convention. He has been featured in numerous publications, including USA Today, The Detroit Free Press, and Lake Superior Magazine.

2024 PARACON VENDORS

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. 22 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 22, 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.