Venue

Paracon Australia 2015 is taking pace at the iconic Blue Mountains Hotel The Carrington in Katoomba.

The Carrington has a long and rich history spanning almost a century and a quarter since her establishment by Sydney hotelier Harry Rowell.

Opened in 1883 as The Great Western, this Grand Old Lady soon became a popular mountain retreat for international visitors, the elite of Sydney and those eager to see the natural wonders of the Blue Mountains.

Renamed 'The Carrington' in 1886, in honour of the then Governor of New South Wales, Lord Carrington, the hotel was extended by its new owner, Mr F C Goyder.

The Carrington remained popular as ever through the 1950's and 60's and was bought by Theo Morris, a developer, in 1968. Despite the dwindling popularity of the Mountains in the 70's and the toll taken by time on the Hotel, her loyal clientele kept her afloat for nearly twenty more years.

The Carrington closed her doors in late 1985 and remained empty and derelict until 1991 when it was purchased with the aim of restoring and relaunching this Grand Old Lady of the Mountains.

The Carrington reopened her doors in December 1998 after eight years of restoration, and works are continuing on the restoration of the gardens, garages, stables, and powerhouse.

- Edited from The Carrington website

Venue Sponsors

"What a perfect location for Paracon Australia 2015, the iconic Carrington Hotel in the Blue Mountains. The Carrington Hotel has been surrounded by Mysteries & Legends as long as I can remember, many stories still remain unresolved."

- Pete Clifford aka Paranormal Pete, owner/operator Blue Mountains Mystery Tours.

"Paracon Australia is going retro and vintage in 2015 taking this amazing event up to the magnificent Blue Mountains and the Carrington Hotel right in the middle of Katoomba. Originally opened in 1883 this Grand Dame of the mountains offers you the chance to feel like royalty staying and enjoying the views and hospitality the Hotel has to offer."

- Renata Daniel, Owner/operator Newcastle Ghost Tours

Venue Sponsors

W.S.P.R - West Sydney Paranormal Researchers

APPI Ghost Hunts and Tours

White Insurance Brokers

Pricing

Two Day Pass gives you access to both days of Paracon Australia 2015 with over 30 informative and inspiring presentations across the two days PLUS...

  • Entry to the exclusive Paracon Australia 2015 opening night event (Friday the 22nd of May)
  • Entry to select After Dark Events (Saturday the 23rd)
  • Paracon Australia 2015 program and goodie bag
  • Discounts on select partnered events

One Day Pass gives you access to one of days of Paracon Australia 2015 PLUS...

  • Entry to the exclusive Paracon Australia 2015 opening night event (Friday the 22nd of May)
  • Entry to select After Dark Events (Saturday the 23rd)
  • Paracon Australia 2015 program and goodie bag
  • Discounts on select partnered events

Early Bird Sale: Two Day Pass for $125 instead of $190.
Sale ends March 20th 2015


All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given under any circumstances unless an event is cancelled or rescheduled. Refunds will not be considered for speaker or timetable changes.

To purchase tickets with direct deposit please email us at info@paraconaustralia.com


Paracon Australia 2015 Opening Night Party

Friday 22nd of May (Paracon Eve) 8:00pm to 10:30pm
The Baroque Room (The Carrington Hotel)
86 Bathurst Rd (Upstairs from 'The Harp & Fiddle' Irish Bar) Katoomba

Dress code: smart casual and normal hotel/pub rules

Join speakers, sponsors, staff and other guests in celebrating the official launch of Paracon Australia 2015.

Entry is included in all Paracon Australia tickets.

Special performance by Bodhrán player and performer Kevin Kelly

For more information please email info@paraconaustralia.com

Opening Night Party Sponsors Moonlark Media and GHOST Paranormal Streetwear


Paracon Australia 2015 Schedule

Paracon Australia lecture and workshop sessions will be taking place in various rooms at The Carrington Hotel and the seminar room at The Blue Mountains Cultural Centre which located next to the The Carrington Hotel.

Check in open from 8:00am at The Library - The Carrington Hotel
Paracon Australia Store operating hours 8:00am - 5:30pm - The Library
Saturday 9:00am - 10:00am (1 hour)
The Ballroom Attila Kaldy Back into the woods - The search for Australia's Bigfoot
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Josh Langley How to find personal evidence of the afterlife
Baroque Renata Daniel Victorian Ghost Hunters - the bad, sad and slightly unhinged
Saturday 10:30am - 11:30pm (1 hour)
The Ballroom Rob and Anne ESP Spirit Communication for the Psychically Challenged - as experienced by Rob and Anne from ESP
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Karina Machado The Power of Love: The Transformative Effects of After-Death Contact.
Baroque James Gilberd Photography and the Paranormal
Saturday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Ballroom Lynette Gordon Metaphysics – The Dynamic Umbrella of all Life!
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Rex Gilroy Australian Mysteries
Baroque Kevin Kelly Unleash Powerful Rhythm
Lunch Break 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1 hour)
Saturday 2:00pm 3:30pm (1.5 hour)
The Ballroom Dave Schrader The Otherside: How to Ghost Hunt and Investigate Claims of the Paranormal
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Janine Louise - Medium R.E.S.T - Residual Energies Soul Timeline
Baroque Peter Slattery Peter Maxwell Slattery - The E.T Contact Experience
Saturday 4:00pm - 5:00pm (1 hour)
The Ballroom Ben Hansen Interviewing Witnesses of Unexplained Events (workshop)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Janine Donnellan The Paranormal & Shamanism - Walking between the Worlds
Baroque Dominic McNamara Belief; A presentation of events that have changed people’s minds about extreme possibilities.
Check in open from 8:00am at The Library - The Carrington Hotel
Paracon Australia Store operating hours 8:00am - 5:30pm - The Library
Sunday 9:00am - 10:00am (1 hour)
The Ballroom Dr Tony Jinks Investigating claims
Disappearing, appearing, reappearing and replaced objects
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Catherine Alama WHO AM I?
What does predictive numerology tell you about the real person that you are?
Baroque Bill Chapell Alternate Methods of EVP
Sunday 10:30am - 11:30pm (1 hour)
The Ballroom Andrea Kaldy The Rise of the Paranormal Medium
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Solreta Antaria The Solreta Antaria Story
Baroque Mark Wallbank Shadow People: Facts, Folklore and Personal Experience
Sunday 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Ballroom Beth Luscombe Demonic Possession: Possible alternative explanations.
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Scott Podmore Conversations With Mediums - Behind the scenes with the author
Baroque Travis Walton Fire In The Sky - A New Understanding
Lunch Break 1:00pm - 2:00pm (1 hour)
Sunday 2:00pm - 3:30pm (1.5 hour)
The Ballroom Screening Ghosts of Casula (Australia Documentary)
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre James Gilberd Photography and the Paranormal (Repeat) (1 Hour)
Baroque Kevin Kelly Unleash Powerful Rhythm (Repeat) (1 Hour)
The Dining Room Ben Hansen Determining Reliable UFO Reports
Sunday 4:00pm - 5:30pm (1.5 hour)
The Ballroom Damien John Nott The UFO enigma - The Australien Skies Story
Baroque Bill Chappell Alternate Methods of EVP (Repeat) (1 Hour)
The Dining Room Dave Schrader Real Vampires, Werewolves and Poltergeist in History

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Ben Hansen Australia Tour

Ben Hansen of SyFy's Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files is headed to Australia for an exclusive and interactive tour proudly presented by Paracon Australia and Access Paranormal.

Ben will be visiting and investigating some of Australia’s most infamous locations and paranormal hot spots across Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Major Partners Haunted Horizons Ghost Tours, APPI Ghost Hunts and Tours and, Moonlark Media. Media partner Ghosts of Oz

To purchase tickets with direct deposit please email us at info@paraconaustralia.com

Adelaide

Investigation of National Railway Museum with Ben Hansen

Date: Friday 15th of May
Time and Cost: 8PM until Midnight. $100 per ticket. Strictly 24 tickets only
Location: 76 Lipson Street Port Adelaide SA 5015


Paranormal Lecture "Ghost Hunting with 'Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files'"

Date: Saturday 16th of May
Time and Cost: 2PM-4PM. $45 per ticket.
Location: Adelaide Studios Screening Theatre. 226 Fullarton Road
Glenside SA 5065


Investigation of Tailem Town with Ben Hansen

Date: Saturday 16th of May
Time and Cost: 730PM until 1230AM. $120 per ticket. Strictly 32 tickets only
Location: Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village Princes Highway Tailem Bend SA 5260


Paranormal Lecture "U.S. Presidents and UFO Disclosure: Is it Soon?"

Date: Sunday 17th of May
Time and Cost: 3PM-5PM. $45 per ticket.
Location: Adelaide Studios Screening Theatre. 226 Fullarton Road
Glenside SA 5065


Investigation of Adelaide Studios Administration Building and Z Ward with Ben Hansen

Date: Sunday 17th of May
Time and Cost: 730PM until 1230AM. $120 per ticket. Strictly 32 tickets only
Location: 226 Fullarton Road Glenside SA 5065

Melbourne

Paranormal Lecture "Ghost Hunting with 'Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files'"

Date: Tuesday 19th of May
Time and Cost: 7PM-9PM. $45 per ticket.
Location: Salon at Abbotsford Convent. 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford VIC 3067


Exclusive Dinner and Paranormal Lecture "Profiling the Hoaxers"

Date: Wednesday 20th of May
Time and Cost: 630PM-10PM. $60 per ticket. Strictly 15 tickets
Location: Royal Melbourne Hotel. 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Sydney

Paracon Australia May 22nd-24th. The Carrington Hotel Katoomba

Investigation of Liverpool Tafe
Date: Friday 29th of May
Time and Cost: 845PM-1AM. $100 per ticket. Strictly 30 tickets
Location: College Street, Liverpool NSW 2170


Yowie Experience with Ben Hansen and Attila Kaldy

Date: Saturday 30th of May
Cost: $120 per ticket. Strictly 10 tickets
Time: 3PM - Late.
Meeting Point: 3PM at the Grand View Hotel Wentworth Falls. 174 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Transport and directions to the location of the event will be given at the meeting point. Warm and wet weather gear and hiking boots recommended. Pease bring water and basic energy food Note a reasonable level of fitness required and this is an outdoor night event

Paracon Australia Partnered Events

SPECIAL GUEST PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR with DAVE SCHRADER (Ghost Adventures, Darkness Radio and Paranormal Challenge) and BILL CHAPPELL (Ghost Adventures and Digital Dowsing)

Anne and Rob, from Eastern States Paranormal, in conjunction with PARACON AUSTRALIA present this special Paranormal Investigator night for Q Station Manly.

Using the expertise of Dave and the technical knowledge of Bill, we will investigate at least 4 of the main buildings at Q Station (Hospital Precent, Shower block, Grave diggers cottage and either 3rd class or the Morgue or Post Office, depending on availability). Rob and Anne have investigated this site bi monthly for the last 2 years. The copious amounts of EVP's, disembodied voices, physical interaction and visible phenomena attest to its reputation as being one of the most haunted locations in Australia.

This is a rare opportunity to investigate with some of the leaders in the field.

Date: Monday 25th May, 2015
Venue: Quarantine Station Manly 1 North Head Scenic Drive Manly
Meet: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start down at the Visitors Information Centre (please allow time to catch the shuttle bus from Reception down to the wharf district). No cars allowed on site
Tour: 7.30 - 10.30pm Cost: $125 (Q Station are taking payments. You will be expected to pay immediately. They do not hold tickets)
Bookings: (02) 9466 1551 (9am - 5pm / Monday to Friday)
Booking Email: H8773-CR5@accor.com

You need a basic level of fitness and good walking shoes. We walk the site and some of it is over mildly rough terrain and uphill. If raining, bring wet weather gear, as we go on 'rain, hail or shine'!! Also bring a bottle of Water, nibbles if you need them and a torch. You are welcome to bring your gear... but no alcohol, illicit substances, video cameras or Ouija boards (Q Station Rules)