Find a 2016 Ghost Conference or Convention!
Some of the best ghost conferences occur annually and host a variety of ghost researchers, experts, speakers and ghost hunting workshops. Many ghost conventions will also have a ghost hunting excursion as part of the planned event.
Our list of ghost conferences and conventions are being put together for 2016. We will update the ghost conference, festival and paracon listings, as we hear of them, throughout the year.
2016 GHOST CONVENTIONS (United States)
Oregon Ghost Conference
New location - Seaside Oregon! April 1-3, 2016. oregonghostconference.com
Explore the history and legend of the Ouiji Board in Baltimore, Maryland. WAITING ON NEW DATES. www.tbhs.org/events/ouijacon-2016/
4th Annual Tyler Paranormal Conference
Ghost conference in Tyler, TX. April 22nd and 23rd, 2016. toursoftyler.com/paranormal_conference
6th Annual Afterlife Conference
Held in St. Louis, MO. Fascinating! May 12-15, 2016. afterlifeconference.com
Phenomacon (formerly known as Phenomenology)
Multiple ghost conferences on different dates throughout 2016. phenomevents.com
2016 Ghost Conferences (United States)
Haunted America Conference 2016
Alton, Illinios ghost convention! June 24-25, 2015. americanspookshows.com
Paranormal investigators, psychic mediums, authors and more in Lewisville, Texas. TBD. 24hourparanormal.com/supernatural-expo.html
Huge ghost convention in Lexington, KY. September 30 - October 2, 2016. scarefestcon.com
Fantom Fest 2016
San Antonio, Texas event - Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center - 2016 DATES TBD. FantomFest.com
Chicago Dark Shores ParaExpo 2016
Willowbrook Ballroom event in Willow Springs, Illinois. October 7-9, 2016. chicagoghosts.com/conference.html
Ohio Paranormal Gathering
Investigations and speaker sessions. 2016 dates/location TBD. ncuster.wix.com/ohioparanormal
Ghost Conferences (Outside the U.S.)
Paracon Australia 2015
The only Australian paranormal conference. 2016 DATES TBD - at the Carrington Hotel. www.paraconaustralia.com/venue-and-more.html
The Scottish UFO & Paranormal Festival
Held at Glasgow University Union in Scotland June 25, 2016. scottishufoandparanormalconference.wordpress.com
East Coast Paracon
Liverpool, Nova Scotia convention for mediumship, ghosts and other paranormal topics. August 5th-7th, 2016. eastcoastparaconference.ca
World Ghost Convention
Speakers to be announced. AWAITING NEW DATES FOR 2016, Cork City Gaol, Cork City, Ireland. worldghostconvention.com
MORE GHOST CONVENTIONS & CONFERENCES TO BE ADDED IN 2016. PAY US A RETURN VISIT!
(PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE A GHOST CONFERENCE WE CAN ADD TO THE LIST.)
WHY ATTEND A CONFERENCE OR CONVENTION ABOUT GHOSTS AND THE PARANORMAL?
A ghost conference can be a great way to meet others with like interests as well as participate within the ghost hunting community. You might be surprised at the number of contacts you can make while there.
Ghost conferences are a great place to learn from each other, as 'ghost experts' tend to share their experiences and techniques for detecting and interacting with ghosts. Often, discussions, panels and speakers enlighten the crowd of ghost enthusiasts with their experiences, experiments and revelations.
Special 'Ghost Events'
At a ghost convention, it's not uncommon to find unique events after hours, such as a dedicated time of ghost hunting, casual gatherings with famous ghost investigators, drinks and dinner with fellow ghost hunters and more. Typically, unique settings such as Gettysburg or Savannah are chosen for a more pleasurable event (not to mention that locations known for paranormal occurrences help 'set the mood'). History buffs will find plenty to wet their appetites, too, especially when events are held within historic districts and purported haunted locations. If you're lucky, maybe you can stay in a hotel known for its ghosts!
Many ghost conferences will also provide workshops, where hands-on work with different detection equipment and techniques can be learned. We've always enjoyed visiting vendor booths. You'll see people from around the United States (even other countries) displaying their books, ghost hunting equipment and other wares; and of course, important networking with fellow ghost, sci-fi and paranormal enthusiasts will ensue throughout the event.