ParaNomiCon at The Mabel
September 27-28, 2019

Enjoy the mystery of the unknown? Want to have a paranormal experience in a beautiful - haunted theater? Are you interested in learning about Ufology, Cryptozoology, Mothman, and other paranormal experiences from local and national paranormal experts? Join us for our Inaugural event in September 2019!

261 attendees, 2 days, 2 investigations, 50 vendors, 9 speakers including headliner Grant Wilson, and more!

Tickets go on sale April 1, 2019

Vendors, please apply at:

For more information as the event is built, please e-mail Allison Steffenhagen, PariNomiCon Director.

Featured Speakers

Grant Wilson - Keynote Speaker

Grant S. Wilson has been actively involved in all types of paranormal investigation since his first intense encounter with the paranormal at age 15. He has paved the way for much of the modern field through his work with the group The Atlantic Paranormal Society (T.A.P.S) which he co-founded many years ago.

His unique level-headed approach to the field caught the attention of the world through the top-watched cable show Ghost Hunters, which he produced along with Ghost Hunters International. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people and affected millions more worldwide with his big heart, extensive knowledge, and down-to-earth technique. A mission he continues through his YouTube channel:

Grant has been featured on; Late Night with Conan O'Brien, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The View, Good Morning America, the Today Show, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Destination Truth, and more.

Justin Miner

Justin Miner is the Owner and Co-Founder of Johnsdale Paranormal Group. In 2009, he helped form the group out of his hometown of Onamia, Minnesota after having his own experiences with the paranormal. Since then, his team has traveled all over the upper Midwest, as well as going to select locations across the country, in an attempt to document claims of paranormal activity. The team has also made a name for themselves by working in partnership with historical societies, and other notable locations in order to provide various types of paranormal programming for these organizations. Currently, the group is working on sharing their stories through documentary-style films, which should be available to view later in 2019.

Loren Coleman

Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists; indeed, some jokingly say he is the world’s leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, due to the fact he’s been doing fieldwork, writing, and lecturing on cryptozoology since 1960, he has become one of the most often sought out spokespersons in contemporary cryptozoology.

Coleman has authored and co-authored over forty books (including Cryptozoology A to ZThe Field Guide to Bigfoot and Other Mystery PrimatesThe Field Guide to Lake Monsters and Sea Serpents, Mysterious America, Bigfoot: The True Story of Apes in America, Mothman and Other Curious Encounters, and Mothman: Evil Incarnate). He has been the author of chapters, introductions, and otherwise contributed to more than 60 other books. He has appeared frequently on hundreds of radio and television programs including - Finding Bigfoot, In Search Of, Unsolved Mysteries, Monster Quest, Ancient Mysteries, and Ancient Aliens, as well as lecturing throughout North America and Europe.

Terry Fisk

Terry Fisk is also a paranormal investigator for Unexplained Research LLC and noted authority on death and the afterlife.  He is a shamanic Buddhist practitioner and member of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies who studied Philosophy and Religion at the University of Wisconsin.  Terry co-hosted The Unexplained paranormal radio talk show and directed The Unexplained television series.  He has investigated hauntings with famed medium Allison DuBois and TV psychic Chip Coffey.

Terry has been featured in hundreds of radio interviews, TV appearances, and newspaper articles. Terry is also the co-author of the Road Guide to Haunted Locationsbook series.

Kevin Malek

Kevin Malek is a Paranormal Historian & Founder of the Northern Wisconsin Paranormal Society Ltd. He is also a Ufologist with the UFO Wisconsin Research Team & a former Certified Field Investigator with Mufon. He is a Conspiracy Analyst for Ultimate Conspiracies & Apocalypse Nation.

Kevin is a regular contributing writer for The Supernatural Magazine & The Paranormal Chronicles, & is one of the hosts of the terrestrial (AM/FM) & internet radio show Paraversal Universe, produced by WBHM Digital Broadcasting, also heard on WCET FM, The RIFT Radio Network, & Amelia Pisano Productions. Kevin & his wife Jennifer run the Northwood's Paranormal Resource Center in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Kevin has been interviewed & featured on such shows as Coast to Coast AM, Fade To Black, Late Night In The Midlands, Beyond Reality, Demonology Today, Skywatcher Radio, Monster X, Paranormal Zone TV, Paranormal Soup, Darkness Radio, Campfire Tales, Dogman Encounters, NBC News, & many others.

Craig Nehring

Craig Nehring’s curiosity in the paranormal began when he was in school in Minocqua, WI and he lived about a half hour from Wisconsin's most haunted well-known place called Summerwind. While going to high school he and his friends would head up there to hang out and would see and hear things they couldn't explain. Craig would go on to found Fox Valley Ghost Hunters.

Craig has been on radio shows from around the world like Coast to Coast, Late night in the Midlands, Fade to Black and many more. He has also been featured in Paranormal Underground magazine and countless newspapers around Wisconsin. Craig co-wrote Wisconsin's Most Haunted vol 1 & 2 and just released Archives of a Ghost Hunter. Fox Valley Ghost Hunters enjoy doing seminars at libraries around Wisconsin and hosting haunted events for guests to join in on the fun and learn about the Paranormal.

Karl Pfeiffer

Karl Pfeiffer is a filmmaker, photographer, and paranormal researcher. He directed and appeared in the documentary series Hellier and the web series Spirits of the Stanley. He worked for five years as a resident paranormal investigator at the famous Stanley Hotel, conducting over 250 investigations of the property. He won the first season of the competition reality series Ghost Hunters Academy many years ago and briefly appeared on Ghost Hunters International afterward. He's also the author of the novel Hallowtide and a collection of short work called Into a Sky Below, Forever.

Willy Roberts & Wade Randolf - Real Life Sci-Fi

Wade Randolph and Willy Roberts are writers, actors and DIY Channel 101 legends. Wade is the creator of “Business” as well as a writer for Rick & Morty, and Willy has starred and performed in more Channel 101 shows then anyone in its history.

Travis Walton

Travis Walton was the Arizona logger whose 1975 encounter with a UFO was made into the Paramount movie, "FIRE IN THE SKY".  Ignoring the warnings of his fellow crewmen, Walton approached the craft and was struck by a blast of energy from it and taken aboard. The crew was suspected of murdering Walton and making up a wild story to cover up for the deed until Arizona State Police lie detector tests cleared them. Travis recounts the events of that day, explains where the movie departs from what really happened and details fascinating new developments in what is now recognized as the best-documented case of alien contact ever recorded.

Tobias Wayland

Tobias Wayland is a passionate fortean who has been actively investigating the unusual since 2008; the first five years of his investigative career were spent as a MUFON field investigator, and following that he investigated independently prior to becoming the head writer and editor for the Singular Fortean Society. He strives to separate himself from dogma in the pursuit of the unknown, and believes it is our experiential perspectives that allow us all to add to the base of knowledge through which we gain a deeper understanding of the paranormal. His years as an investigator have served him best by illustrating that when it comes to the anomalous, the preternatural, and the paranormal, any answers he's found are still hopelessly outnumbered by questions.


As of March 2019

Thursday, September 26

Johnsdale Paranormal Dinner

Johnsdale Paranormal Investigation

Friday & Saturday, September 27 & 28

9 main stage speakers, 50 vendors

Saturday, September 28

Grant Wilson Investigation