August 8th & 9th

Kewadin Casino, SSM MI


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Prepare To Know, The Unknown

Jason vs Michael Myers vs Leatherface

John Zaffis the Haunted Collector, Ladies of the Paranormal Round Table, TV Stars of the Paranormal, and more !

Kewadin Casino
For the fifth year The UPPRS and Kewadin Casino’s bring you the premiere paranormal event in Michigan! MI Para-Con 5 is back with a vengeance! Not only bringing you the biggest names in the paranormal field like, John Zaffis, Kris Williams, Erin Ryder, Bill Murphy, Katrina Weidman, Chris Flemming but this year they’re bringing the Horror! You won’t want to miss Kane Hodder (Jason), Tony Moran (Michael Myers) and R.A. Mihailoff (Leatherface)!

For more information on the conference, visit or For booking a Convention Room table, please contact Tim Ellis at 1-906-440-4890.

Tickets can be purchased at the Kewadin Casino Box Office, 1800-Kewadin, or

Prices are as follows:

Daily Pass = $45
Weekend Pass ( No VIP Dinner )= $75
Weekend VIP Pass = $95
HOTEL Package: Room for two people, for two nights ( 8th and 9th), and two Weekend VIP Passes = $360

All passes will also get you access to the Vendor Room.

Gallery Readings are $25 a piece

Twilight Walking Tours is partnering is MiParacon again, learn more here.


Special Guests

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Kane Hodder

From playing Jason Voorhees in four of theFriday the 13th films (7,8,9,10) to his latest role as Victor Crowley in the Hatchet series, Kane Hodder has been killing people on film for decades. Also a member of Hollywood Ghost Hunters.

Erin Ryder

Erin, commonly known as Ryder, is a seasoned veteran of SYFY’s television series, “Destination Truth” as well as an investigator for National Geographic’s, “Chasing UFOs.” A self described, no nonsense adventurer; she gets her kicks traveling the world digging relentlessly for the truth, while her humor and penchant for getting into trouble keeps her teammates on their toes. Her unique perspective, competitive nature and determination to undercover the truth have taken her around the globe to research claims of the strange and mysterious, all while traversing some of the deadliest environments on earth.

R. A. Mihailoff

R.A. Mihailoff, best known as Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3, appeared in numerous horror movies and TV shows, mostly as a villain.. Also a member of Hollywood Ghost Hunters.

Kris Williams

Kris Williams, a genealogy contributor to, former historical researcher/investigator of the Syfy channel show Ghost Hunters, and former co-lead investigator of Ghost Hunters International.

John Zaffis

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…… John Zaffis has over forty years of experience studying and investigating the paranormal. He has had the opportunity to work for and with his aunt and uncle, Ed and Lorraine Warren. This sent John beyond looking for ghosts and hauntings and into studying demonology under the Warrens. This led into John’s involvement with cases of possession and exorcism, which gave him the opportunity to work with prominent exorcists in this field, including Roman Catholic priests, monks, Buddhists, rabbis and ministers. John has assisted and worked with well-known exorcists Bishop Robert McKenna, Father Malachi Martin, and the Reverend Jun.

Bill Murphy

Bill Murphy began his decades long quest to record evidence of the paranormal as a result of his families interest researching world cultures and lost civilizations. He has traveled to many parts of the world in search of answers to mysterious events. As the co-lead host of Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files appearing on the SyFy Network, Bill brings knowledge of cryptids, reported haunting, sightings of UFO’s and ancient legends to the field.

Katrina Weidman

Host of Chiller’s Real Fear, A&E’s Paranormal State, Actress, Host, Producer, locations mgr, MUA, Paranormal Investigator, Crisis Counselor.

Tony Moran

American actor and producer. He is remembered for playing Michael Myers in the 1978 horror classic Halloween. Since then he has gone on to make guest appearances in television series’ The Waltons and CHiPs. He is the older brother of actress Erin Moran of Happy Days fame, and actor John Moran.

Rosemary Ellen Guiley

Rosemary Ellen Guiley is one of the leading experts on the paranormal with more than 50 books published by major houses on a wide range of paranormal, spiritual, and mystical topics, including nine single-volume encyclopedias. Her work is translated into 15 languages. She has worked full-time in the paranormal since 1983, researching, investigating, writing and presenting and teaching.

Dave Schrader

Since 2006, Dave has been the Executive Producer & Host of the wildly popular Paranormal Talk Radio Show; Darkness on the Edge of Town (weeknights from 9 PM to Midnight CST on KTCN – Minneapolis’s Top-Rated AM Talk Station). Dave interviews intriguing guests revolving around the Paranormal and the Unknown. Dave is the coauthor of the book, The Other Side (2009, Houghton Mifflin), and has contributed to TAPS ParaMagazine (The Official Magazine of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters Show). He is frequently a guest speaker at related conferences worldwide, and has been featured on Paranormal Programs on A&E (Paranormal State) and Travel Channel (Ghost Adventuress and Co-Host on Paranormal Challenge), plus affiliates of ABC and NBC. Dave has been an active participant in hundreds of investigations worldwide and has connections to top personalities and inventors specializing in paranormal active

Mallie Fox

Mallie wanted to (and still does) watch anything, visit any place and/or read anything that had to do with the unexplained.
My eternal curiosity and desire to search for the truth fueled my need to find answers in the basements of historical societies, searching the internet or finding a quiet corner in the library and immersing myself in books.
I am lucky enough to be co-host on “Darkness Radio” with the very talented and knowledgeable Dave Schrader and the very funny Tim Dennis.

Chris Fleming

As early as he can remember, Chris Fleming was prone to experiencing extraordinary encounters in the form of ghosts and unexplained phenomena, from dark shadowy forms coming out of closets and dim corners, to glowing ghosts manifesting above grade school friends during sleepovers. As these experiences increased, Chris–fearfully at first–began studying the ghosts as they moved around the house and even interacted with him. Soon he grew aware of how they used telepathy to hear his thoughts, and even project themselves from one side of the room to another almost instantly. He also learned quickly that his fears were never hidden from them..

Tim Shaw

The religion of Spiritualism can be traced back to Tim’s family to the late 1800’s. He is an Ordained Minister, Psychic Medium, Reiki, Spiritualist, and Energy Healer as well as Paranormal Investigators.

Greg Lawson

Greg has attended the Roswell UFO conference for the last 10 years, and has conducted several searches and made several inquiries with individuals rated with the Roswell incident for Don Schmitt and Tom Carey. Greg was also a critical incident team member (mental health officer) who responded to investigate numerous individuals reporting UFO abduction experiences.

Bev Rydel & Kathleen Tedsen

In 2006, the two sisters began their journey in the paranormal. Since then, they’ve traveled 10′s of thousands of miles around the state in search of Michigan’s most haunted locations. They have taken their travels into the Paranormal and put them to pen and paper and became award winning authors with the “Haunted Travels Of Michigan” book series. One of their investigations took them on a journey they will never forget and it became a feature story on SyFy Channel’s “Paranormal Witness”. Hear their story on how they went from Skeptic to Believer!

GP Haggart

Has appeared in the movie, A Haunting in Saginaw, Michigan; The Dead Files on Travel Channel; and has had cases appear SyFy Channel’s Paranormal Wirness and Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story

Rick MaCullum

Rick has been a stuntman and stunt coordinator for over 25 years. He has played Darkwolf in the movie of the same name, as well as the monster in Deep Star Six. Also a member of Hollywood Ghost Hunters.

Kristy Robinett

Becoming comfortable with my gift has taken an awful long time and still when I speak with someone who doesn’t know “what” I am, I begin – “Now, I am perfectly sane, but….I see ghosts….” I am not different than you. Everybody has the ability to “see”, you just have to open yourself to it.

Slack Jaw Punks

Founded in 2012, Slack Jaw Punks began one sad and lonely wednesday night. Jake Riley was cruizing Craigslist’s Causal Encounters page when a particular ad caught his eye.

“Overly aggressive horror nerd with excessive amount of body hair seeks fellow horror nerd to form a lifetime partnership of telling people what they think about Horror movies, comic books, video games and T.V. Shows. Also I enjoy the HBO show Deadwood.”

Jake Riley instantly responded to the ad and was born. In the short 2 years since it was founded has showcased the premiere talent in the genre: From Eduardo Sanchez to Henry Rollins. Featuring interviews, reviews, podcasts and even junk food reviews (thanks to SJP’s resident chef/paranormal expert Patrick), it’s easy to see that SJP was founded by horror movie junkies for horror movie junkies.

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan grew up loving movie monsters and superhero comics that inspired him to a career in art and film. Tom painted back covers for the 1970s indie comic company, Power Comics and soon was doing production art for one of the coolest movies never made, THE CRY OF CTHULHU. That lead to 18 years of illustrating H.P. Lovecraft role playing games for Chaosium Inc.’s THE CALL OF CTHULHU.

In 1979 Tom was hired to create the make-up, special effects and special props for Sam Raimi’s THE EVIL DEAD. Tom created and drew the Book of the Dead and with Bart Pierce constructed and animated the stop motion finale sequence for THE EVIL DEAD.

Tom went on to work on Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness and The Fly Part 2 for Chris Walas Studios.

Tom and Evil Dead Historian, Patrick ReeseBringing Props and Memorabilia and his Artwork Print Gallery as well as DVDs for sale of the new documentary about his life and career called INVALUABLE by Ryan Meade.

Tim Ellis & Brad Blair

A Journey Through The Supernatural
Ever wonder where this “Ghost Craze” all started? Come on a Journey Through The Supernatural with veteran paranormal enthusiasts Tim Ellis and Brad Blair of the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society. Learn about some of the first Ghost Stories ever told, some of the most famous Ghost Photos, the pioneers in the field of Paranormal Research, and just what these unseen entities really are. Tim and Brad will also share first hand experiences from their Sixteen plus years of experience in chasing Ghosts!

This presentation is a MUST SEE for ALL Paranormal Enthusiast.

Tim Ellis and Brad Blair are veteran paranormal investigators who have been chasing ghosts since they were kids growing up together in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Childhood friends since third grade Brad and Tim have taken their love of the paranormal as kids to the next level when they created the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society in 2000 along with their other childhood friend Steve LaPlaunt.

Starting in 2011 Tim and Brad spoke to sold out and standing room only crowds across the region with their presentation “A Journey Through The Supernatural”. For more information on the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society please visit


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