ParaCon Alba 2017, Perth, Scotland (Not Western Australia)

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  1. Ermintruder

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    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/paracon-alba-perth-tickets-33529907857

    ParaCon Alba @Perth
    £15 – £295

    DATE AND TIME
    Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 9:00 AM –
    Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 6:00 PM BST


    LOCATION
    The Mercure Perth City Mills Hotel
    Mill Street
    Perth
    PH1 5QP

    DESCRIPTION
    Scotland's first convention of all things paranormal. 2 days crammed full of talks, an expo featuring a variety of groups and individuals involved in all aspects of the paranormal and workshops as well as a chance to explore the darker side of the Perth's history with an overnight investigation run by Ghost Events Scotland.

    We will be joined by some well known faces as well as hosting a Haunted Museum! More details and info about the investigation will be available through our facebook page over next few weeks, but please feel free to contact us before then if there is anything else you would like to know!

    There are discounts available as well as a spectacular VIP B&B weekend package deal which includes 2 nights (6th & 7th Oct) B&B in a haunted hotel, a welcome pack with goodies, exclusive extras on Friday evening and a ticket for the Saturday night investigation of one of Perth's many haunted locations.

    FAQs

    Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

    Although is not really a family event, during the day there are no age restrictions, however under 16's must be accompanied by and adult. Children under 12yrs will not be able to attend any talks or presentations as any noise can be distracting for speakers and audience. Workshops are for 18yrs+.

    Due to many of the activities in this event, the package deal is only suitable for 18yrs and over


    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
    Parking is available at the hotel on arrival. Perth also has bus and train stations with direct access to all main cities accross scotland.

    What can I bring into the event?
    You are welcome to bring objects you suspect to be haunted along to our experts at the Haunted Museum.

    If you are attending the investigation, you are welcome to bring any 'ghost hunting' equipment you have including cameras but please don't bring anything considered dangerous or offensive.

    Please, NO Ouijja boards. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

    How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
    Tel: 07840094667

    or email: historyandhorrortours@hotmail.com

    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
    A printed ticket is preferable and much easier, but if you forget it don't panic -you can always show us on your mobile device! No fancy phone? Any issues can be sorted out on arrival, contact us on 07840094667.

    Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
    Yes that's fine. It's your ticket, it's up to you what you do with it once it's paid for! We know that plans change, babysitters cancel and that this would make a great gift, so if you need to pass it on we are sorry you can't join us and we will welcome the lucky ticketholder! Please just let us know in advance.

    *Please not this does not include discounted 2nd person weekend package deal
     
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    Last year's placemarker event....[​IMG]

    Also...

     
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    "Scotland's first convention of things paranormal."

    Oh my goodness. There have been SO many others. So many. Have the organisers just recent!y arrived on the planet?

    Is there a list of speakers? I don't see one.
     
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    Are you going, Ermintruder?
     
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    Yes, I was a bit puzzled about this marketing claim....
    Not yet.
    Might go, if it looks half-reasonable. And if it doesn't clash with work &c
     
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    If I can get the time off work I am going, I have always wanted to visit perth
     
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    Thats me booked! There is meant to be a ghost hunt as well but I am buggered if I can find it
     
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    The hotel prices seem a bit steep. Even with the current state of the Pound.
     
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    I am staying at the nearest travellodge , think it was £200 for 4 nights.
     
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    Do a Travelodge like @titchagain or an Air B'n'B. It is an excellent hotel (although the last time I stayed there, it was still a Ramada Jarvis Group asset). The watermill in the middle makes it feel oddly-alive, as a building.

    I may well still go to the event, if I can carve an escape from work....it'd be good to get some relaxation for a change.

    Re the missing Ghost Hunt: I'm certain it will happen. I do think it is mainly the same group who have run similar tours very-professionally, in Edinburgh.

    Perth can be every bit as mysterious as Auld Reekie, at night.

    If I do go, I'll maybe make sure they've got some of the better-hidden gems on their itinerary. And even if I don't go, I may also still make sure they're covered (but no plot-spoiling).
     
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