Though unnoticed by most, paranormal activity occurs ever day––from sightings of floating specters to Noam Chomsky's ability to change grammar just by glaring at it. Tune in to otherworldly experiences with today’s Groupon for an event pass at Pensacola Para Con 2011, a paranormal, horror, and sci-fi convention held at the Pensacola Little Theater from noon to midnight on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a pass to the Pensacola historical haunted walking tour with a costumed guide (a $20 value). The tour is held on Saturday, October 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- For $100, you get a platinum-ticket pass to all conferences, lectures, autograph signings, and admission with VIP placement on investigations throughout the weekend (a $200 value).
Pensacola Para Con 2011 convenes in a theater that once held the county jail and gallows near the town’s corpse-white beaches. In addition to scrutinizing the theater for spirits and interior-decoration schemes, sleuths visit the Gray House, whose 1700s sea captain has never quite left, and the lively Pensacola Victorian Inn, whose chambers have seen a female apparition and otherworldly physical contact. On Saturday, a costumed guide leads the haunted walking tour, which ventures into Pensacola’s historical and brothel districts undeterred by rainstorms or the unfortunate event of sunny skies.
Meanwhile, the platinum pass lets patrons join the ghost of Hosea Poole, the last person executed in the jail, for the Para Con’s lineup of workshops, panels, and celebrity speakers. Get spooked by the oratory likes of speakers and panel hosts such as Brian Joseph Harnois and Scott Tepperman of SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters International, Ken Gerhard of the Discovery channel’s Legend Hunters, Dr. Raymond Moody, author of Life After Life, and Coast to Coast radio host George Noory. In the evenings, attendees fetch their proton packs before investigating phenomena among Pensacola edifices.
Pensacola Comic Convention 2015
Sure as the rise of the twin suns above Tatooine, the Pensacola Comic Convention brings together fans of science fiction, horror, gaming, and anime for an annual weekend of subcultural panels and events. Celebrity guests from beloved franchises stop by to sign autographs and bask in the adoration of their fans, while industry icons talk shop about their latest invention: the two-sided die. A costume contest and parade put meticulous fan outfits in the spotlight, and replicas of such iconic items as the U.S.S. Enterprise's captain's chair and the TARDIS stand ready for photo opportunities. Throughout the weekend, the event stages host live music performances, panel discussions, and movie screenings.
400 S Jefferson St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502