This paranormal conference sounds like frightfully good fun! It’s billed as “a touch of paracon meets sci-fy, horror, and Hollywood mixed with a touch of rock and roll and family fun!” Wow! That’s a tall order, but I think Dash Beardsley, the creator of the Ghost Tours of Galveston can deliver. This is the first ever Wake The Dead Show on Saturday, September 6th, 2014 from 9am to 6pm at the Galveston Convention Center.

Dash Beardsley

The timing is nearly perfect for the ghostly tales told in Galveston on one of Dash’s tours. On September 6th, 1900 the citizens of Galveston went about their daily lives blissfully unaware that two days later their world would be torn asunder. On September 8th, a monster hurricane completely destroyed Galveston (which was at that time the 4th largest city in Texas). More than 6,000 people were killed … and their ghosts still walk The Strand. Take a Ghosts of Galveston tour, and perhaps you can meet one — 114 years later.

I am going to be there. If you love the paranormal and/or science fiction, you could come down to the island, too! The actor Eric Roberts is scheduled to be a special guest, as is Tom Wright and Jennifer Lynn Warren. There will be prominent paranormal investigators, screenwriters, speakers, and radio personalities. There will be booths for psychics and tarot readers to offer their services. There will be people like me (and my friend, the author Tui Snider) who will be offering our books for sale. Did I tell you I have a book? I do! It’s called Ghosts of Denton: The history of the mysteries in a small Texas town.

I’m in a quandary. I haven’t decided if I’m going to play “dress-up,” yet (Tui probably will!). I’d better decide soon!

I don’t know if it is too late to get the “VIP tickets.” If it isn’t, it should be darned well worth it! It includes

  • Friday night dinner: 4 course Mediterranean dinner at 7pm the night before the show
  • Friday night creep crawl: Pub crawl after dinner with Dash Beardsley along the Strand District with discounted cocktails at all pub stops and live entertainment by Fuzzy Side Up
  • 1 Wake the Dead Show t-shirt

Another benefit to going to this conference is that a percentage of proceeds will be made to the Galveston Food Bank. You can have fun and do a good deed at the same time. So, save the date, ghost zealots, music lovers, and star-struck people! Get down to Galveston and we will join Dash Beardsley to Wake The Dead! At the very least, we will rock the town.

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