Updated: Nov 6
The Mid-Michigan Paracon was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center which is coveniently located in Flint off of I69. We arrived at 11 AM and the plentiful parking was close to the entrance. The well appointed facility offered a restaraunt, ATM and free water and coffee. Check-in was a breeze as we were met by Kim Dotson and a team of smiling faces to scan tickets and sell raffle tickets. The event was already vibrating with paranormal vendors and patrons. Flints paracon event provided a wide range of experts from Tarot readers, psychics, Reiki Masters, product sales, promotions and demonstrations. I was happy to see a Bigfoot expert complete with real big foot castings. The vendors were all very welcoming, knowledgable and helpful. Kim Dotson and the entire team of event planners did an amazing job of organizing this event. I saw her and Justin Arnold buzzing about throughout the day helping patrons, vendors and presenters. Although the event was not huge the accomodating conference room was completely filled with vendors and presenters and the flow of people was steady throughout the day. I would've loved to see more paranormal apparel, minerals and stones as well as more protection and saging products.
There were a few different vendors that caught my eye more than once which included a raw mineral and tumbled stone station with a knowledgable person at the helm. The nice tarot reader at her table with exceptional love and money oils was very helpful and had beautifully fragranced oils that were well priced. I would also like to give a shout out to the very friendly and awesome ladies selling Paparazzi jewelry. Even though their products weren't paranormal related they were very well priced and these two ladies had a beautiful energy. As a matter of fact everyone that I came across at this event was polite, friendly and welcoming. It felt like a little family reunion except it was our paranormal family. A great place to put faces with all your Facebook friends from the paranormal community.
While here there were no high pressure sales pitches for products or services and all the vendors were very informative about their goods and/or services. Even though the sales and service area for vendors was not huge we easily filled our day in combination with the guest speakers who were very interesting and held our attention. In retrospect it would have been nice to have a short 5 or 10 minute break between presenters. If you wanted to see three presenters that were scheduled in a row it required staying put as the next presentation started very promptly. We remedied this by holding seats for one another while we took turns having a break. Really, it was just a small technicality in the grand scheme and seats were plentiful. We also ran into a few people that took part in our teams adult paranormal walk and fundraiser at Whaley House the night before which was a pleasant surprise.
From 11 am until 5 pm they had guest speakers covering topics such as haunted Michigan locations, dowsing rods, haunted objects, exorcisms and a finale presentation by Andrea Perron and John Tenney who blew our minds with their 'edge of your seat' presentation on the meaning of life, death, paraunity and what's beyond the here and now. That hour felt like 10 minutes. I would've loved to hear more! Just being in the presence of these two power houses left me with an overall feeling of well being and really wrapped up Sunday's event with a cosmic bow.
I would also like to give a special mention to Dan Klaes of the Hinsdale House, Tim Shaw presenter of haunted objects, Arch-Bishop Plato Angelakis for answering my questions and Brian Danhausen of Into the Afterlife. I came away from this event with new friends and priceless knowledge and new insights on the paranormal. If I were to give it a rating from 1-10 it definitely was a solid 9. I can't wait to see what next year holds! I myself am considering a team table.
If you find yourself wanting to attend the Michigan Paracon but cannot make the trek out to Sault Ste Marie Michigan I would highly reccomend attending Mid-Michigan Paracon. If you're really ambitious do both.
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