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HORROR & PARA-CON

SEPTEMBER 14TH & 15TH, 2024

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This year’s Horror & Paranormal Convention is being co-sponsored by West Virginia Penitentiary and Wonders Oddities Expo!

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West Virginia Penitentiary

Wonders Oddities Expo

Celebrate the supernatural in one of America’s most haunted prisons. Built in 1866 this Gothic fortress was intended to lock away some of West Virginia’s most dangerous criminals. In its 129 years of operational history, this maximum-security correctional facility saw 998 documented deaths including 94 executions at the hands of the state’s capital punishment laws. This left behind a powerful energy that many believe remains behind these bars, and many say that the lost souls of these inmates can still be heard from to this day!

Join us for this one of kind paranormal event, complete with SPECIAL GUESTS, speakers, vendors, and overnight investigations.

 

Admission

  • One-Day Convention Pass 
    • Online tickets are $10 + tax for a One-Day Pass
      • Either Saturday OR Sunday
    • Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 + tax (card only)
    • Grants access to the Convention Center Only
    • The Horror & Paranormal Convention dates and hours are:
      • Saturday 12:00p – 7:00p
      • Sunday 11:00a – 5:00p
    • Various Special Guests, Horror themed vendors, Paranormal themed vendors, artwork, and oddities
    • Follow our Facebook Event Page for more updates regarding vendors
    • Convention Center is located through the North Gate off of 8th Street
    • All other tickets SOLD SEPARATELY
    • Guests under 5 years of age are free
    • All tickets and payments are non-refundable

 

  • V.I.P. Pass
    • $100 + tax
    • These tickets must be purchased online only
    • Ticket includes a Weekend Pass for Convention access
    • Paranormal Investigations from 10:00p – 4:00a
      • Friday the 13th – Ghost Hunt with Horror Themed Characters
        • PSA – Our characters will not chase or jump scare you on purpose. We will be there to ghost hunt with you and for photo opportunities.
      • Saturday, September 14th – Ghost Hunt with Paranormal Special Guests (TBA later)
    • A maximum of 50 investigators per night
    • Must be 18 years of age or older to attend. NO EXCEPTIONS!
    • You must present a signed Paranormal Agreement when checking in for investigations
    • Each investigation will begin with a 90-minute guided historical tour
    • Once the tour is completed you will have a free-roam investigation with the opportunity of investigating in part with the Special Guests
    • Main Tour entrance
    • All tickets and payments are non-refundable

 

  • Vendor Inquiries
    • If you are interested in being a vendor for this event, please contact Wonders Oddities Expo via their Facebook page or Facebook event page

 

 

**Alcohol is NOT permitted during this event INCLUDING the overnight investigation. You may bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages with you for the overnight investigation and the convention. You may also bring cameras, chargers, cellphones, flashlights, and extra batteries!!

 

V.I.P Pass holders please note: The Horror & Para-Con is located inside of our convention center (through the North Gate on 8th Street).  You will have spare time in between the convention and the ghost hunt at which time you will need to vacate the premises in order for us to prepare for the overnight and clean the convention center. The overnight investigation begins at 10:00pm. You will need to park and meet at the main tour entrance (located along Jefferson Avenue) where the main gate will open for you roughly at 9:45pm. We suggest that you take those few hours of time in between the convention and investigation to gather any equipment and materials that you may wish to bring with you, or grab a bite to eat before the investigation begins. Please bring all items from your vehicle that you may need. We will not allow you to return to your vehicle and re-enter the investigation. Please bring a signed Paranormal Waiver with you at the time of your investigation. Absolutely no one is permitted to investigate without a signed agreement.

 

*All tickets and payments are non-refundable.