HAUNTED AMERICA CONFERENCE 2019
2019 HAUNTED AMERICA CONFERENCE
JUNE 21-22, 2019
BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL
TICKETS ON sale JANUARY 7, 2019!
Join American Hauntings as we return to "one of the most haunted small towns in America" for the 23rd Annual Haunted America Conference! The biggest and best supernatural event of the year brings you another spectacular year of new and returning speakers on ghosts, hauntings, the paranormal, and the unexplained -- plus how-to workshops, ghost hunts, special events, haunted tours, dinners, and much more! You don't want to miss the supernatural event of the year!
featuring richard estep * karen a. dahlman * brandon massullo * allison jornlin * rosemary ellen guiley * alan brown * april slaughter * sherri brake * luke naliborski * len adams * ghostly talk radio * american hauntings podcast * singular fortean society * sunspot * judas and magnolia *
and hosts troy & lisa from american hauntings
join american hauntings as we return to alton, illinois for america’s original ghost conference!
According to legend, author Mark Twain once called Alton a "dismal little river town," largely thanks to the dark history that the city had already endured prior to its heyday as a thriving river port. Over the last two centuries, Alton has seen more than its share of death, disaster, violence, murder, and even the mayhem of the Civil War. Those events have left a permanent impression on this little town, earning it a reputation as "one of the most haunted small towns in America." In 2019, the Haunted America Conference returns once more to Alton -- the perfect setting for our 23rd annual paranormal event. For generations, Alton has had a history of ghostly sightings, eerie events, and unexplained encounters -- often during our annual conference. Join us this year, when you can experience the many hauntings of Alton, Illinois, for yourself!
This is a “different kind of paranormal event!”
Join us in Alton, explore this historic and haunted region, and take part in our weekend events, but remember, this may not be like other ghost conferences that you've attended -- mostly because this is the conference that started it all! Founded in 1997, we set the stage for every event that has followed. This is not some sort of "meet and greet" with "celebrities" who sit at tables so you can pay for autographs -- this is a speaker-based event with presentations, discussions, question and answer sessions, hands-on workshops, ghost hunts, tours, and much more! The Haunted America Conference is always the most fun you'll have at a paranormal event, but we want to make sure that our guests always take away something from the weekend with research on ghosts and hauntings they won't hear anywhere else, the opportunity to meet ghost enthusiasts from across the country, and a chance to be part of a real community of open-minded individuals with an interest in the unexplained. Whether attending for the first time or returning for another great year, we'll look forward to seeing you in Illinois in June 2019! Think of it as "Paranormal Summer Camp" -- you won't be sorry you've come!
CONFERENCE SHIRTS, VENDORS AND RAFFLES
SINGULAR FORTEAN SOCIETY’S REPOSITORY OF UNUSUAL STORIES — COMING TO HAUNTED AMERICA 2019
The Singular Fortean Society will bring its Repository of Unusual Stories to Haunted America in 2019! Tobias and Emily Wayland look forward to recording your anomalous experiences in an attempt to better understand the experiential and often spontaneous nature of the unexplained. All recorded stories will be added to The Singular Fortean Society’s YouTube channel and shared on Haunted America’s website, but if anonymity is preferred then steps will be taken to assure it—including the exclusion of names, blurring of faces, and anything else that can be done to ensure every story can comfortably become an addition to their ongoing research. Be sure to stop by and see them in the Conference Vendor Room and share your stories of the strange, the haunted, the unexplained, and bizarre!
the return of judas and magnolia!
You met them in 2018 and they’re returning in 2019 to boggle your mind even more! Judas and Magnolia are returning to hold a series of theatrical Victorian seances this year — and they’re bringing their long-anticipated vardo wagon with them! Join them in the secret vardo chamber for a theatrical and immersive Victorian seance, using the authentic style and techniques of Victorian mediums to recreate a seance of the late 1800s. Table tipping, glass moving, pendulums, and more will be performed during each session. Judas and Magnolia, is a St. Louis based husband and wife team of award winning entertainers and illusionists. With years of experience they have brought laugh out loud comedy and thrilling suspense filled theater to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, and North Africa. They can be found performing at festivals, conferences, and street corners around the world.
Seances will be filled on a first-come / first served basis at their table in the vendor room -- don't miss out!
official musical guest: sunspot!
Sunspot returns to kick off the event and will be featuring music in the vendor's room during breaks! For well over a decade, Sunspot has embodied the spirit of pushing the edges of entertainment and technology while creating rock anthems that blend the uncanny and fantastic with universal experience. In addition to their music, they host the See You on the Other Side podcast. As an acoustic duo, Sunspot combines male and female vocals, guitar and violin in an energetic performance full of humor with plenty of opportunities to sing along. Sunspot has won the Wisconsin Area Music Industry's Artist of the Year and has won also Best Rock Album from the Madison Music Awards four times.
HAUNTED AMERICA 2019 RETURNS TO THE BEST WESTERN PREMIER HOTEL IN ALTON!
A discount link for Haunted American 2019 will be available in your ticket confirmation, starting January 7!
Best Western Premier Hotel
3559 College Avenue
* All General Sessions in the hotel's conference center
* Some After Hours events will also be held at the hotel
All other After Hours events have been noted elsewhere and will be available on the schedule
* Discount Rate for Conference Attendees
* Lunch will be offered at the hotel in the Atrium area