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R E G I S T R A T I O N
is now open! Our
Conference headquarters will be the historic and haunted Irish Amerian
Heritage Center on Chicago's Northwest side, just minutes from O'Hare
and some of Chicago's greatest paranormal locations, including Robinson
Woods Indian Burial Ground, the crash site of Flight 191, and the
former site of the John Wayne Gacy home.
to the Chicago Ghost Conference are just $50 per person for
general admission, and include admission to the Friday evening
reception, the Music of Michael Esposito, "30 Odd Minutes" Live, Christopher Quaratino's live onstage interview and surprise guest interview with
Dave Schrader Friday night,
Saturday speakers including Josh Gates' evening headline presentation,
lot parking (first come first served) and door prize ticket. A
VIP ticket is just $75 and includes all of the above
plus priority seating to Josh Gates' presentation Saturday night
(limited to first 200 tickets) and a souvenir shirt.
Only 400 tickets will be sold to this conference due to capacity. DO NOT WAIT TO PURCHASE TICKETS.
In 2011, we almost sold out.
A C C O M O D A
T I O N S The
conference hotel is the Sheraton Four Points O'Hare, located at
10249 West Irving Park Road, Schiller Park. The hotel has
graciously set aside a block of rooms for us at the rate of just $79
per night plus tax. At Chicago rates, this is a steal, and these rooms
will not last, so do not wait to book yours. As of September 1,
more than 90 rooms have already been booked. Call (847) 671-6000
to reserve, and book under "Ghost Conference" to get the special rate.
If you are flying into O'Hare, the Four Points has an airport
shuttle as well, so check with the desk at the number given for
S C H E D U L E
R I D A Y
We’ll gather in the pub of the Heritage Center for our official reception this evening. Meet old
and new friends, enjoy a cocktail or two (cash bar), get your Chicago
bearings, and check out the schedule of Saturday's lineup.
Pizza will be available for $5 (Cash only) while it lasts! 7PM The Music of Michael EspositoStep
into the world of Michael Esposito, EVP pioneer and musical
genius, who blends ITC samples from around the world, reverse speech
recordings from personal experience and world history, and original
musical tracks, to create an experience like no other. Leave your
preconceptions at the door and let Michael open your mind. 8PM 30 Odd Minutes Live!
Each week, Jeff Belanger interviews one one of the most interesting
minds in the paranormal world for exactly thirty minutes on his hit web
T.V. show. This October, YOU are the audience for Jeff's
unmistakable brand of insight and humor live onstage at the Chicago
Ghost Conference, as he puts some of our speakers on the spot during a
lively panel discussion.
9PM Return to Amityville with Christopher QuaratinoPerhaps
no other case has endured as much modern scrutiny as the 28 days
the Lutz family spent in the house on Ocean Avenue on Long Island
between December of 1975 and January of 1976. This October, Dave
Schrader, host of Darkness Radio, will interview live onstage
Christopher Quaratino, son of Kathy Lutz, one of the children who
survived the Amitville ordeal.
S A T
U R D A Y
AM: Conference opens.
Exhibitors open. Coffee and rolls available (cash only). 9:00
AM: Welcome. Hosts Ursula Bielski & Willy Adkins introduce emcee Jeff Belanger 9:15 AM-7:00PM:Speakers. (Schedule to be announced) Due
to the tight schedule, we will have no scheduled lunch break, but the
Heritage Center's pub will be open all day, and numerous restaurants
7:00PM:Dinner break. A
buffet dinner will be available if you wish to partake. Tickets will be
available at the door for $10 (cash only), and will be sold until noon
8:00PM Headline speaker: Josh Gates. VIP
ticket holders will be seated first. For a VIP ticket, please type
"Conference VIP" in the date field on the registration form.
WHILE IN CHICAGO, YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY . . .
THE FIELD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The largest natural history museum in
the world is just a few blocks from the Congress Plaza Hotel.
collections include Sue,
one of the world’s finest T-Rex
Ancient Egypt, a prime
collection of Ancient Egyptian
artifacts and home of the so-called “Screaming
the famed Lions of Tsavo specimens, of Ghost and the Darkness fame.
Field’s many supernatural stories inspired the Chicago-based
film, “The Relic.”
THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY
A fascinating and ghost-ridden
collection housed in one of the only remaining structures of the 1893
Columbian Exposition. If you loved Devil in the White City,
you’ll want to visit this museum, where serial murderer H.H.
Holmes picked up victims at the World’s Fair--and where his
is sometimes seen in the Yesterday’s
Main Street exhibit.
The museum also houses the newly-restored U-505 submarine, a gorgeous
vessel haunted by its erstwhile captain, Peter Zsezsch. And
museum’s rear portico, overlooking the Jackson Park Lagoon,
the haunted home of defense attorney--and phantom--Clarence Darrow,
often seen gazing across the Lagoon he loved, where his ashes were
scattered at death.
THE CHICAGO HAUNTINGS TOUR In
its tenth year of operation, Ursula Bielski's Chicago Hauntings Tour is
staffed by seasoned historians and paranormal researchers and runs
nightly from Chicago's River North neighborhood downtown, visiting some
of the city's most notorious locations, from the Iroqouis Theater Fire
site to the grounds of the St. Valentine's Day Masscare. For more
information visit www.chicagohauntings.com.
Chicago’s easy street in the days after the Great Fire,
the newly-gentrifying Prairie Avenue is now home to the Glessner House
Museum, which gives ghost walks of the Avenue at Halloween time, and
Clarke House, Chicago’s oldest residence, which sponsors
atmospheric October readings of Poe classics in a 19th century setting. FRIGHT FEST
Every October, Six Flags Great America turns its grounds into one
of the country’s most sprawling haunted
Flags is located in Gurnee, about an hour north of Chicago. CHICAGO-AREA COMMERCIAL HAUNTED HOUSES You’ll
find them all at www.hauntedhousechicago.com