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miParaCon 2011

For Immediate Release Interviews & Media: Tim Ellis, U.P.P.R.S. President 906-440-4890

April 30, 2011 Vendor’s Contact: Brad Blair, Secretary 906-440-2167

OFFICIAL WEB PAGE: www.miparacon.com

The UPPER PENINSULA PARANORMAL RESEARCH SOCIETY AND KEWADIN CASINO are very proud to present the largest paranormal gathering of its kind in the Midwest! THE 2nd ANNUAL MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION. The 2nd Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention will bring the biggest names of the paranormal industry to Sault Ste. Marie, MI (Michigan’s Oldest City). On August 12th and 13th at Sault Ste Marie Michigan’s Kewadin Casinos Dream Makers Theater, the following experts and television stars will be on hand to cover such topics as paranormal investigating, psychic powers, demonology, UFOlogy and attendees will be able to meet some of their favorite television paranormal investigators. Come see the biggest names speak on today’s hottest topic….THE PARANORMAL!

Confirmed Attendees:

1) Lisa J. Smith / CBS Psychic Radio

2) Rochelle Sparrow & Cortney Kane / Psychic Trans-Channeler & Psychic Artist

3) Joshua P. Warren / Author as heard on Coast-To-Coast AM with George Norey

4) Linda Godfrey / Author as seen on History Channel and heard on Coast-To-Coast

5) John Zaffis / Lead Demonologist as see on “Haunting in Connecticut” and SyFy channel

6) Stanton Friedman / Lead expert on UFO’s in North America

7) Carmen Reid / Mother from the TRUE story of “Haunting In Connecticut”

8) Dustin Parri / SyFy Channels Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International

9) Britt Griffith / SyFy Channels Ghost Hunters *

10) Kathleen Tedsen & Beverly Rydel / Authors of Haunted Travels of Michigan 1 & 2

11) Jeff Belanger / Author and Host of 30 ODD Minutes TV Show

12) Rosemary Ellen Guiley / Leading Author on Demons and The Djinn

13) Steve Gonzalves & Dave Tango / SyFy Channels Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters Academy

14) Jim Couling Twilight Ghost Walking Tours

The FIRST EVER MICHIGAN PARANORMAL CONVENTION in 2010 saw over one

thousand people descend upon Kewadin Casino and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. We expect

even more this year!

TICKET INFORMATION:
Ticket sales start April 8th, 2011 at 8:00am.

Tickets can be purchased through the following:

Box Office: Kewadin Casino; 2186 Shunk Road; Sault Ste. Marie, MI, 49783

Phone: 1-800.KEWADIN

Website: www.kewadin.com
PRICES:
$60 Convention Pass

(Good for both Friday and Saturday presentations. DOES NOT INCLUDE Lisa J. Smith or Rochelle Sparrow & Courtney Kane gallery readings, Jim Couling’s Ghost Walking Tours and Saturday Night Dinner)

$80 Convention Pass / Dinner

(Good for both Friday and Saturday presentations and INCLUDES Saturday Night Dinner. DOES NOT INCLUDE Lisa J. Smith or Rochelle Sparrow & Courtney Kane gallery readings, and Jim Couling’s Ghost Walking Tours)
Lisa J. Smith Gallery Readings….. $25

Rochelle Sparrow & Cortney Kane Gallery Readings….. $25

Jim Couling’s Twilight Ghost Walking Tours….. $10

CONVENTION HOTEL ROOMS

To reserve rooms at Kewadin Casino’s Hotel and Convention Center, where the presenters will

be staying, stop by the reservation desk or call 1-906-632-0530 once you have purchased your

convention passes. Before purchasing your room, let them know you are attending the 2nd

Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention, to receive the special Para-Con price.
Thursday Room = $70
Friday Room = $80
Saturday Room = $80
Sunday Room = $70
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

(schedule and line-up subject to change)

Friday
Time: Speaker: Subject: Cridentials
11am – 12pm Linda Godfrey Weird Michigan Author / Weird Michigan
12pm – 1:30pm Joshua P. Warren History Of Ghosts Author / Production Assistant
Break 1:30pm – 2:30pm
2:00pm – 3:00pm Lisa J. Smith Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
2:30pm – 3:30pm Rochelle Sparrow & Cortney Kane Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
2:30pm – 4pm Stan Friedman UFO’s Author / Leading UFO Expert
4pm – 5:30pm Carmen Reed Haunting In Connecticut Mother of Actual Event
Break 5:30pm – 6pm
6pm – 7:30pm Dustin Pari & Britt Griffith Gadgets In Ghost Hunting Ghost Hunters International
7:40pm – 8:40pm Lisa J. Smith Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
8:00pm – 9:00pm Rochelle Sparrow & Cortney Kane Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
8p, 9p, 10p, 11p Jim Couling Ghost Walking Tour

Saturday
Time: Speaker: Subject:
10am – 11am Kat Tedsen & Bev Rydel Haunted Travels of Mich. Authors / Ghost Hunters
11am – 12:30pm Jeff Belanger Ghosts / 30 Odd Minutes Leading Author / TV Show Host
Break 12:30pm – 2:30pm
1:00pm – 2:00pm Lisa J. Smith Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
1:30pm – 2:30pm Rochelle Sparrow & Courtney Kane Gallery Reading / Separate Tickets Needed
2:30pm – 4pm Rosemary Ellen Guiley & John Zaffis Demons / Djinn Leading Author / TV Show Host
Break 4pm – 4:30pm
5pm – 6:30pm Dave Tango & Steve Gonsalves GHOST HUNTERS Q&A Stars of TV Show “Ghost Hunters”
7:00pm - Dinner
8p, 9p, 10p, 11p Jim Couling Ghost Walking Tour

Note: If you are buying both gallery reading tickets AND ghost walking tickets, please make sure their times are NOT in conflict with one another.

Note on Ghost Walking Tours
The first tour to be sold is Friday, 8pm until sold out at 54 people. When that tour is full, then the Friday 9pm tour will be sold until sold out, then the Friday 10pm tour will be sold until sold out, then Friday 11pm tour will be sold until sold out. Then the Saturday night tours will start to be sold in order of times. You will not be able to choose tours, you will be placed when purchasing your Ghost Walking Tour Ticket, at the available tour at that time.

*Due to scheduling changes in SyFy Channels production of Ghost Hunters International, we are sorry to announce that Barry Fitzgerald will not be able to attend the 2nd Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention. We are happy to announce that Britt Griffith, of SyFy Channels Ghost Hunters, will be joining us and will be presenting Friday evening with Dustin Pari. We apologize for any inconvenience as this schedule change was completely out of our control. We look forward to seeing you at the largest paranormal gathering in the Mid-West on August 12th and 13th at Keadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.