Paranormal events and gatherings as well as conferences and conventions for ghost, UFO, and cryptozoological themes. *This list does not include comic-cons, TV show/movie based "scare"-cons, horror, gaming, or anime based themes even if "paracelebs" are present (although some exceptions may be made).
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Updated September 26, 2016
(North America only,
Strikethrough denotes event is over)
Yuma Prison ParaCon 2016
February 5-7, 2016, Yuma, Arizona.
American Hauntings' Annual Dead of Winter Festival
February 6, 2016, Decatur, Illinois (FREE admission).
SpiritCruise II: The Voodoo Voyage
February 10-14, 2016 (land portion), February 14-21, 2016 (sea portion), New Orleans, Louisiana.
Gift of Light Expo
March 12-13, 2016, Columbus, Ohio.
5th Annual Texas Paranormal Unity Fest
March 19, 2016, Glen Rose, Texas.
Oregon Ghost Conference
April 1-3, 2016, Seaside, Oregon.
Hudson Valley Paracon
April 1-3, 2016, New Paltz, New York.
Gift of Light Expo
April 2-3, 2016, Cleveland, Ohio.
Salem Con 2
April 8-9, 2016, Salem, Massachussetts.
2016 New England Parafest
April 9, 2016, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
9th Annual Butler Paranormal Conference/ (Facebook event information)
April 16, 2016, Butler, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event.
Paradigm Symposium 2015
May 12-15, 2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The Sixth Annual Afterlife Awareness Conference
May 12-15, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri.
New Jersey Paraunity Expo
May 14, 2016, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
2nd Annual A Haunting in the Desert
May 20, 2016, Tombstone, Arizona.
Ars Esoterica 2016
May 28, 2016, Denver, Colorado (more information).
June 4-5, 2016, Spring City, Pennsylvania.
June 11-12, 2016, Hanover, Maryland.
59th Annual Convention of the Parapsychological Association
35th Annual Conference of the Society for Scientific Exploration
Both events are combined to create Accessing the Exceptional, Experiencing the Extraordinary, June 19-24, 2016, Boulder, Colorado.
Haunted America Conference 2016
June 24-25, 2016, Alton, Illinois.
Rolling Hills Asylum Paracon
July 9, 2016, East Bethany, New York.
Ocean State Paracon 2016
July 16-17, 2016, Harrisville, Rhode Island.
2016 IANDS Conference (International Association for Near-Death Studies)
July 28-31, 2016, Orlando, Florida.
Las Vegas Paracon 2016
August 5-6, 2016, Goldfield, Nevada.
Kansas City Paracon 2016
August 6-7, 2016, Sugar Creek, Missouri.
August 13-14, 2016, Prospect, Maine.
4th Annual Strange Encounters of Pennsylvania
August 20, 2016, Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event.
August 20, 2016, Hutchinson, Kansas.
The 7th Annual Michigan Paranormal Convention
August 26-27, 2016, Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
August 26-27, 2016, St. Louis, Missouri.
Eastern Ontario Paracon
September 17, 2016, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
September 24, 2016, New Castle, Pennsylvania.
East Coast Para Con
September 24, 2016, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
- Granbury Paranormal Expo
October 1, 2016, Granbury, Texas.
- 2016 Utah Paranormal Festival
October 1, 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Chicago Ghost Shores Ghost Conference 2016
October 7-9, 2016, Willow Springs, Illinois.
- Paracon 2016
October 7 -8, 2016, Mahnomen, Minnesota.
- Little Traverse Bay Parafest
October 14-15, 2016, Petoskey, Michigan.
- Millwaukee Paranormal Conference
October 14-16, 2016, Millwaukee, Wisconsin.
- Dr. Brian at the Westerville Public Library
October 27, 2016 at 6:30 PM (9th consecutive year!)
- 3rd Ghost Excavation Conference
November 4-6, 2016, Bedford, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event.
- Changing Times Changing Worlds
November 4-6, 2016, Cromwell, Connecticut.
- ParAmericon 2017
March 4, 2017
- St. Albans Sanatorium event (official name and site coming soon)
May 19-20, 2017, Radford, Virginia. Dr. Brian will be presenting at this event
International UFO Congress
February 17-21, 2016, Scottsdale, Arizona.
UFO Paranormal Summit
March 4-5, 2016, Ocean Shores, Washington.
2016 Swamp Gas UFO Conference
March 19, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ozark Mountain UFO Conference
April 8-10, 2016, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Aurora Alien Encounter
April 16, 2016, Aurora, Texas.
MUFON PA Conference 2016: Erie
Arpil 30, 2016, Erie, Pennsylvania.
McMenamins UFO Festival
May 12-15, 2016, McMinnville, Oregon.
Dulce Base UFO Conference
May 14-15, 2016, Dulce, New Mexico.
Contact in the Desert
June 3-6, 2016, Joshua Tree, California.
2016 MUFON of Ohio Conference
June 18, 2016, Ashland, Ohio.
Kecksburg UFO Festival
July 30-31, 2016, Kecksburg, Pennsylvania.
Massachusetts UFO Festival
August 6, 2016, Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
2016 MUFON Symposium
August 25-28, 2016, Orlando, Florida.
- 2016 Transformational Shift Conference
October 21-23, 2016, Tucson, Arizona.
- Paraween: Mass UFO FestOctober 22, 2016, Salem, Massachusetts.
- 2016 New Mexico UFO Conference
October 22, 2016, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
- MUFON Philadelphia Area UFO Conference
October 28-29, 2016, Langhorne, Pennsylvania.
- MUFON Pittsburgh Area UFO Conference
November 19, 2016, Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
International Cryptozoology Museum Conference
January 4-6, 2016, St. Augustine, Florida.
Sasquatch Event Weekend
March 4-6, 2016, Tridelphia, West Virginia (Free event at Cabela's)
2016 Pennsylvania Bigfoot Camping Adventure
May 6-8, 2016, Farmington, Pennsylvania. Dr. Brian will be speaking at this event
Dr. Brian Parsons at the Westerville Public Library (cryptozoology program)
May 12, 2016, Westerville, Ohio.
Ohio Bigfoot Conference
May 14, 2016, Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center, Lore City, Ohio.
June 3-5, 2016, Cambridge, Ohio.
Bigfoot Discovery Days: Bigfoot Bash VI
July 16, 2016, Comins, Michigan.
August 6, 2016, Defiance, Ohio.
Virginia Bigfoot Conference
August 26-27, 2016, Marion, Virginia.
International Bigfoot Conference
September 2-4, 2016, Kennewick, Washington.
September 17-18, 2016, Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
Minerva Monster Day & Monster Movie Film Festival
September 23-24, 2016, Minverva, Ohio.
Hocking Hills Bigfoot Conference
September 23-24, 2016, South Bloomingville, Ohio.
- Alabatwitch Festival
October 8, 2016, Columbia, Pennsylvania.
- 15th Annual Texas Bigfoot Conference
October 15, 2016, Jefferson, Texas.
- Beaver Creek Bigfoot Days
October 15-16, 2016, East Liverpool, Ohio.
- 5th Annual Chautauqua Lake Bigfoot Expo
October 21-22, 2016, Chautauqua, New York.
- Sasquatch Summit
November 18-19, 2016, Ocean Shores, Washington.